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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime vs Motorola Moto G4 Plus – Which Smartphone is better to Buy

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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime and Motorola Moto G4 Plus, both are new flagships in the market of best smartphones under $150 and $250. Motorola Moto G4 Plus, launched in May whereas Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime launched in August 2016. But which one the best to buy? Check out the review of these smartphones on the basis of design, work performance, hardware, and software.

Redmi 3S Prime & Moto G4 Plus Key Features:

 Redmi 3S PrimeMotorola Moto G4 Plus
Display5.0 inches, IPS LCD, 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
ProcessorAndroid OS, v6.0.1, Snapdragon 430, Octa-core 1.4 GHz, Gorilla Glass-NoAndroid OS, v6.0.1, Snapdragon 617, 1.5 GHz Octa-core, Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Storage32 GB, microSD (upto 128 GB)16 GB, microSD (upto 128 GB)
Camera (rear)13 MP, F2.0, LED flash, PDAF, HDR and 1080p video recording16 MP, dual-LED flash, HDR and 1080p video recording
Camera (front)5 MP, F2.2, 1080p5 MP, auto-HDR, 1080p
BatteryLi-Ion 4100 mAh (non-removable)Li-Ion 3000 mAh (non-removable)
Connectivity4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, GPS/A-GPS, DualSIM, MicroUSB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.14G LTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, GPS/A-GPS, DualSIM, MicroUSB, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth
Dimension139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm153.00 x 76.60 x 7.90 mm
Weight144 g155 g
Fingerprint SensorYesYes
OthersFast battery charging, Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassTurboPower charging, Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
PriceRedmi 3s $104, Redmi 3s Prime $134Starting $210 to $230

Redmi 3S Prime & Moto G4 Plus Compare:


Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime comes with a 5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels but in Moto g4 plus case; it has 5.5inches full HD display with 1080p resolution at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch which is pretty good as compared to Redmi 3s prime which has only 294 PPI pixel density. On the name of security, Moto g4 plus display protected with corning gorilla glass 3 which protect your display from external damage and scratches.

Win: Moto G4 Plus

OS & Processor

Both Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime and Moto G4Plus runs Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow). When it comes to speed and performance, Redmi 3s Prime is powered by Octa-Core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor which allow you to do multitasking at the same time but in Moto g4 plus, it is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor which is faster the Redmi 3s Prime.

Win: Moto G4 Plus

RAM & Storage Capacity

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime comes with 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage whereas Moto G4 Plus has 2GB and 3GB of RAM and internal storage packs of 16GB which is half of Redmi 3s Prime. But both smartphone storage capacity can be expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

Win: Redmi 3s Prime

Camera Quality

In terms of camera quality, Moto G4 Plus get a lead, which has 16MP rear camera with Dual LED flash and laser focus whereas Redmi 3s Prime has only 13 MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus, LED flash which includes features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama. Both smartphones have 5MP front camera for better selfies.

Win: Moto G4 Plus

Battery Backup

In terms of power backup, as compared to other smartphones in this range, Redmi 3S Prime has Li-Lon 4100 mAh non-removable battery which is pretty good enough for 2 days without charging. According to Xiaomi, in that much charge, you can play games for 15hours, videos for 17hours and listen to music for 121hours. Also, support fast charging features.

Motorola Moto G4 Plus powered by 3000 mAh non-removable battery also introduce its TurboPower charging, you will get quick energy boost up to 6 hours in just 15 minutes of charging. This will save your day.

Win: Redmi 3s Prime

Others Features:

Redmi 3s Prime and Moto G4 Plus, Both support fingerprint sensor and for more security purpose, Redmi 3s Prime comes with the extra layer of smart security features like App lock, hidden folder, and hidden notes. Moto G4 Plus and Redmi 3S Prime is a dual-SIM smartphone (Micro-SIM & Nano-SIM). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, 4G. Other Sensors; accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, Ambient light sensor.

Win: Moto G4 Plus & Redmi 3s Prime

How much do Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime & Moto G4 Plus cost?

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime cost you around $134USD which is a very budget friendly smartphone in today’s market with that much features, whereas Moto G4 Plus starting price from $210 USD to $230 USD.

Win: Redmi 3s Prime

Moto G4 Plus Review:

  • Great looks and build quality
  • Full HD & Vivid display
  • Strong CPU performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Improve camera app
  • No NFC support
  • Low-light camera performance is average

Redmi 3s Prime Review:

  • Great looks and build quality
  • Full HD display
  • Strong CPU performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • Sunlight Display mode permanently enabled
  • Heating Problem while using Camera
  • Get a bit warm while charging

Check Redmi 3s Prime Here (If Available on Amazon)


Well, both smartphones are good and have valuable features. If you have a limited budget and want the best smartphone under $150 with more features then Redmi 3s Prime is the best choice, and if money is not the issue then go for Moto G4 Plus, you can check Moto g4 plus users review here. The choice is yours!

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