Xiaomi Mi3 vs Moto G : Lets Fight!

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Both Motorola and Xiaomi aimed big with the launch of these amazing devices. Xiaomi Mi3 is elegant with amazing specs and attractive pricing, while Motorola provided a great deal with the Moto G, which broke all sales records when it launched. We understand that Xiaomi Mi3 offers way betters specs, but since both the devices come within the same price range, we thought it was important for them to battle it out.

Xiaomi is expected to take on most of the market with the launch of Mi3 because of the simple fact that the newly launched flagship device runs Snapdragon 800 and available at the price Rs. 13,999.

Xiaomi Mi3, as a solid unibody product looks fantastic and the built quality is admittedly amazing. Overall feeling of the device is great. On the other hand we have the Moto G with its replaceable back panel and an array of color options for back panels.

Xiaomi Mi3 India3

Talking about specifications, Mi3 is equipped with a 1920X1080 px 5.0 inch display. While, the Moto G has a 720X1280 px which is at 4.5 inches. On the inside of Xiaomi Mi3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chipset at 2.3 GHz. It also get Adreno 330 GPU where as with the Moto G, from the same price bracket, you get a quite a different set of specification. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 at 1.2 GHz with the Adreno 305 GPU, which is comparatively a disappointment.

In terms of RAM, the device comes with 2 GB, where as the Moto G has a 1 GB. While the internal storage of both the devices is  16 GB. What’s interesting in Mi3 is the powerful 3050 mAh battery while the Moto G sports a 2070 mAh one. We know Moto G has a phenomenal battery life, but we are yet to test out the Mi3 battery life which is expected to be pretty impressive as well.

Xiaomi Mi3 India1

In terms of camera, the rear of Xiaomi Mi3 fashions a 13MP camera with a 28mm lens which also a wide-agle lens camera. It has dual LED flash and 1080p recording capability. Whereas Moto G is again dwarfed with its 5MP camera and its 720p video recording capabilities with no fancy camera features.

The game changer is the OS both of the devices run on. The Mi3 runs on Android 4.4.2 which has been customized with MiUi5 which actually very different from what you see in Moto G. Moto G’s Android version is almost a stock Android interface with a couple of things added by Motorola. Motorola will also be fast enough to give you updates. It comes with Android KitKat out-of-the-box, nowadays. It is a possibility that it will get the Android L update as soon as Google launches it.

Xiaomi Mi3 India2

The Mi3 is 8.1mm in thickness, where as Moto G is a little hefty at 11.6mm. Moto G weighs 140 g where as the Mi3 comes at 145 g. The look, the feel, impressive specs and of course the attractive pricing, definitely puts Xiaomi a step above Moto G. If you were planning on  getting the Moto G, you might want to reconsider.

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  • SauravSharma1
    August 14, 2014 at 4:38 pm


  • SauravSharma1
    August 14, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    JasonJH oh dude its not owned its just some part aqusition google owns the patents so it is making a phone with them and lenovo is a very old brand unlike xiomi.

  • SauravSharma1
    August 14, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    ofcourse but in the end at his customised os not a pure one , no spash gaurd no ok google in evry screen i can bet you cant run music with  ok google on your fone . its way farther behind than nexus…

  • SauravSharma1
    August 14, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    mi3 is a great fone but a chinese one ,moto is way more better and a good fone they have sold 8.6 million in the world in 5 months original android…. evrything original….

  • SauravSharma1
    August 14, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    JayghoshKhemka no it aint its chineze fone which will crash down in months

  • Subha Mondal
    July 30, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Moto no more.. Move on now

  • Anvesh Koganti Cma
    July 30, 2014 at 7:27 pm


  • JayghoshKhemka
    July 30, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    moto g is dual sim whereas mi3 is single sim.
    moto g is dust, water & scratch resistant. Can anybody tell whether mi3 is dust, water & scratch resistant or not?

  • Titiryu Chakraborty
    July 29, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    xaiomi is gd but service issue is a big deal will buy it after one year after seeing its durability…

  • Titiryu Chakraborty
    July 29, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    moto g quality gurantee… bhai humara to moto e sai hi kaam chal jata hai.. nd if u wanna play real games buy nvida shield 2… nvida k2 processor…

  • Sidhant Chadha
    July 29, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Varun Gandhi ye dekh.

  • JasonJH
    July 29, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    For your info, Motorola is now owned by Lenovo, so it is also a chinese brand.

  • Vijay Hogade
    July 29, 2014 at 12:15 pm


  • Adhvaith Arun
    July 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    love te moto e !!!

  • Rishi Lee
    July 29, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I have a moto g… But now i am upgrading it to mi3… Some of mah frnds says i should wait for mi4 should I???? Anyone tell me any release date for mi4

  • Gaurav Gehlot
    July 29, 2014 at 8:27 am


  • Sumit Rajdhar
    July 29, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Wtf igyaan.. wrong comparison.

  • Nishank Prabhune
    July 28, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Me vs you !!!!!!

  • Trishal Mandrik
    July 28, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    xiaomi mi3 is the best…………

  • Maddy Vishwas Joshi
    July 28, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Bro, there are many major cellphone companies who use parts manufactured in China including, LG, Sony, Samsung. I am not against Motorola or Moto G.. In fact I have suggested some of my friends to buy Moto G.. But again.. when u compare it with MI3, MI3 wins.. :)

  • Maddy Vishwas Joshi
    July 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    AMOLED.. :P extra saturated colors..! :P This is why Sony never opts for an AMOLED display.. Daily I see a lot of different devices bro..! Rest assured..! :)

  • Nishant Kumar
    July 28, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    bro the difference between the displays is because of their built quality and type, go and watch the videos on a device having amoled display with 320ppi and on another amoled display of same make with 441 ppi and then comment.

  • Maddy Vishwas Joshi
    July 28, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    MI3 is causing too much trouble??? LOL.. Get urself updated bro..! MI3 has one of the best hardwares as compared to other top notch handsets like Nexus 5, Xperia Z1. And the other handsets in its class at around 14K are just waste in front of this beast..! Just check the battery capacity of Moto G and MI3 there itself u can see the big difference. Also, Human eye cant differentiate displays over 320 ppi?? ROFL.. Watch an HD movie on ur phone and watch other phones which has displays like 441 ppi, then u only will understand the difference… And I think, Its better not to talk abou Moto G’s camera quality.. :P

  • Nishant Kumar
    July 28, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    and i will always prefer a US brand over a chinese one :)

  • Nikhil Bhatia
    July 28, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Moto G is far better than Mi3 in terms of quality … Mi3 is causing too much trouble with their defective phones … What will you do of daily updates when their quality is bad ? …

  • Nikhil Bhatia
    July 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    One line of code changes in linux kernel are of no use .. I have android phones on 4.1 and they are doing just fine … i dont understand all the hype about updates ? I mean do they improve the camera quality or make some games playable ?

  • Nikhil Bhatia
    July 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Thumb Rule is – Stable products are better than faster products … Quality is more imp … perhaps thats the reason why people buy Samsung/Sony/LG at double the price tag … and a good after sales service … In this fast moving world where you capture moments in your phone you can’t expect it to be a cheap phone with faster performance … Mi3 is giving trouble to many Indians which is not a good start for the company … Indians first need a Stable phone, performance comes next

  • Luke Martinez
    July 28, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    what superman vs krrish???

  • Akshay Mhatre
    July 28, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    faster updates + optimization+brand power vs super specs + chinese apple xD !!!

  • Rajat Gaur
    July 28, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    When n I open iGyaan on iPad, it crashed…. Is there any problem. iGyaan is simply not opening on iPad.

  • Neeraj Bajaj
    July 28, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Can we have a full review please?

  • Vishal Raghav
    July 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    there is nothing to compare. moto g is the dust of feet of mi3… mi 3 wins clearly. awesomest phone.i m using it

  • Nishant Kumar
    July 28, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    those are useless updates just a GUI alteration. Moto G is running on 4.4.4 pan India. please try to update if u are owning Moto G.

  • Himanshu Rawat
    July 28, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    unlucky moto g user probably, for your kind info MIUI gets weekly updates and Motorola skipped 4.4.3 update for Indians noob. and 4.4.4 is not out for most of the users yet.

  • Pratyush Kumar Choudhury
    July 28, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    it has single sim i got dual sim in moto

  • RisHi Deshpande
    July 28, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Motog the best!

  • Kunal Kurtadkar
    July 28, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    comparing Verna with Alto ….?

  • Nikhil Uchiha
    July 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    ofcrz Xiaomi wins by miles!

  • Chikon Chakrabarty
    July 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Why this fight is for #igyaan do u think that Moto G can win in any aspect… And if you are concerned about phone updates Mi3 provides same updates abit later but they do provide updates hence let’s go for Mi3 price is almost equal to G but specs are pretty higher than G

  • Abhishek Goyal
    July 28, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Moto g

  • Nishant Kumar
    July 28, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Practically no need of such hardware specifications for daily usage. Moto g is having a descent one. Human eye can’t differentiate in displays over 320 ppi. And there are confirmed and faster updates with Moto g. :)

  • Dipen Patel
    July 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Lol g compared with mi3

  • Kapil Bajaj
    July 28, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    oh come on it’s overkill

  • Kushal Pride Dutta
    July 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    mi3 blindfolded

  • Shamim Hasan
    July 28, 2014 at 5:32 pm

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  • Sanjiv Goswami
    July 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Its very good Nikhil :) (y)

  • Kr Vikash
    July 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    which one to buy please suggest anyone Mi3 or Zenfone 5 m confused

  • Deepak Brijwasi
    July 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Xiaomi Mi3 kills Moto G in Every Aspect.R.I.P. Moto G

  • Jasjeet Dhanoa
    July 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Aman Khanduri check this out

  • Nikhil Jain
    July 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Sanjiv Goswami

  • Zaid Khairdi
    July 28, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Nishank Prabhune dekh Moto G and Xiaomi..

  • Rg Lodhia
    July 28, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Its like spiderman vs chota bheem

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