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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Vs Moto G5 Vs Micromax Infinity Vs Lenovo K8 Plus – Battle Of The Budget Phones

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Vs Moto G5 Vs Micromax Infinity Vs Lenovo K8 Plus – Battle Of The Budget Phones

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Smartphones in today’s day and age have become accessible to everyone because of their cheap price tag without compromising a lot on features. A few years ago what was only available on a premium smartphone has now made its way into the ‘budget category’. As Xiaomi launched the Redmi Y1 at a starting price of Rs 8999, it entered that segment of the market which is already overflowing with different phones from different companies. Let’s stack up four of the best offerings, Redmi Y1, Moto G5, Lenovo K8 Plus and Micromax Infinity from this price range and see which one comes out on top:

Xiaomi Redmi Y1

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 was launched in India as a part of a new lineup that focuses on selfies. The Redmi Y1 has a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 720 px resolution. In a lot of ways, it is an updated variant of the Redmi 4, which is also priced at Rs 8999 with the same chipset and RAM/storage configuration.
Where the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 supposedly excels is the camera department and specifically, the front camera. On the front of the phone is a 16MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture. Xiaomi claims that the software processing and beautify mode will result “in your best selfie ever.” The rear-mounted 13MP camera with PDAF and LED flash.

Moto G5

Lenovo-owned Motorola launched the Moto G5 along with the Moto G5 Plus in India in February 2017. Even though in August, Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus were launched as an incremental upgrade, the Moto G5 at a price of Rs 10500 is a great option. With stock Android OS, and a more than capable Snapdragon 425 chipset, the Moto G5 fits the bill for a lot of consumers.

For the Moto G5 as well, the camera has been the highlight. The Moto G5 has a 13MP f/2.0 camera with phase detect autofocus with a 5 MP front camera.

Micromax Infinity

A phone made for people who prefer design over everything else, the Micromax Infinity offers a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Micromax Infinity has a 5.7 inch IPS LCD display with a 1440 x 720 px display. Similar to the Moto G5, the Micromax Infinity also has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage which can be expanded via microSD card.

It has a 16MP front camera and a 13MP rear camera with auto scene detection, bokeh effect, super pixel and panorama.

Lenovo K8 Plus

The Lenovo K8 Plus is the only phone in this list that has a dual-camera setup at the back. It has a 5.2 inch IPS LCD display with a 1920 x 1080 px resolution. The Lenovo K8 Plus runs stock Android 7.1 Nougat and Lenovo has promised an update to Android 8.0 Oreo by early 2018.

The Lenovo K8 Plus sports a vertically placed dual-camera setup at the back. It has a primary 13MP Pure cell sensor mated with a 5MP Samsung BSI sensor dual camera with an f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. The smartphone is capable of depth effect shots, bokeh effect shots, and dual ISP images. On the front is an 8MP wide angle lens with an f/2.0 and an LED flash.

Specifications Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Moto G5 Micromax Infinity Lenovo K8 Plus
Price Starting at Rs 8999   Rs 10500  Rs 9999   Rs 10999 (Click here to buy)
Display 5.5 inch IPS LCD  5.5 inch IPS LCD  5.7 inch IPS LCD 5.2 inch IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 720 px  1920 x 1080 px  1440 x 720 px 1920 x 1080 px
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 435  Qualcomm Snapdragon 425  Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MediaTek Helio P25
RAM 3GB/4GB  3GB  3GB  3GB
Storage 32GB/64GB (expandable via microSD card) 16GB (expandable via microSD card)  32GB (expandable via microSD card) 32GB (expandable via microSD card)
Battery  3080 mAh 2800 mAh 2900 mAh  4000 mAh
Rear Camera 13MP with PDAF  13MP with an f/2.0 aperture 13MP with bokeh effect, super pixel mode 13MP Pure cell sensor + a 5MP Samsung BSI sensor
Front Camera 16MP with an f/2.0 aperture
Pro Beauty mode
5MP with an f/2.2 aperture 16MP 8MP wide-angle with an f/2.0 aperture
Other features Fingerprint sensor Fingerprint sensor Fingerprint sensor  Fingerprint sensor

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