Moto G8 Power and Redmi Note 9S are mid-range Motorola and Xiaomi mobile phones that stand out for their big battery. The smartphones also have Android 10, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, but have significant differences in processor and camera.
The Moto G8 Power can currently be found for prices starting at $184.99 in black and blue. The Redmi Note 9S was announced for $210 in gray, blue, and white versions. Check, on the lines below, the differences in the technical file between the two phones.
Moto G8 Power vs Redmi Note 9S Features
|Specifications||Moto G8 Power||Redmi Note 9S|
|Launch||March 2020||April 2020|
|Current price||from $184.99||$210|
|Screen||6.4 inches||6.67 inches|
|Screen resolution||Full HD + (2300 x 1080 pixels)||Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 665 octa-core up to 2 GHz||Snapdragon 720G octa-core up to 2.3 GHz|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB or 6 GB|
|Storage||64 GB||64 GB or 128 GB|
|Main camera||quadruple, 16, 8, 8 and 2 MP||quadruple, 48, 8, 5 and 2 MP|
|Front camera (selfie)||16 MP||16 MP|
|Operating system||Android 10||Android 10 (MIUI 11)|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||5,020 mAh|
|Dimensions and weight||158 x 75.8 x 9.6 mm; 195 g||165.75 x 76.68 x 8.8 mm; 209 g|
|Colors||black and blue||gray, blue and white|
Screen and Design
When it comes to design, the mobile phones are very similar. Both have a more modern and spacious appearance, no notch, and thin edges. The Moto G8 Power camera is housed inside the screen on the top left, while the Redmi Note 9S has a centralized hole at the top of the display. The fingerprint reader is located next to the power button on the side of the Xiaomi smartphone and the back of the Motorola phone.
The Moto G8 Power has a 6.4″ screen and an IPS LCD panel. The resolution is Full HD+ (2300 x 1080 pixels) with a density of 397 PPI. The Redmi Note 9S has a 6.67″ screen and Full HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels). The panel is also IPS LCD and the density is 395 PPI. The mobile phone also has Gorilla Glass 5 protection against falls and scratches. Regarding telephony, both support the nano-SIM.
The Moto G8 Power has a quadruple-camera consisting of a 16 MP main sensor and f/1.7 aperture. Also, it features an ultra-wide 8 MP lens and f/2.2 aperture, an 8 MP depth camera, an f/2.2 aperture, which offers 2x zoom. Another highlight of the photo set is the 2 MP macro lens and f/2.2 aperture, which is capable of shooting subjects at short distances. The front camera is 16 MP and features a technology that combines pixels to optimize brightness.
The Redmi Note 9S also has a quad-camera arranged in a square at the back of the smartphone. The camera consists of a 48 MP main sensor and f/1.8 aperture, an ultra-wide 8 MP lens and f/2.2 aperture, a 5 MP macro lens, and f/2.4 aperture, as well as a 2 MP depth sensor and f/2.4 aperture. The front camera also registers selfies of up to 16 MP.
Concerning the video, both are capable of recording at 4K (2160p) at a speed of 30 frames per second. However, only Redmi Note 9S features slow motion, which reaches 960 frames per second. Both models feature Portrait Mode, digital stabilization, and an HDR system that assists in recording with more evident contrast.
Performance and Storage
The Motorola phone has an intermediate specification card marked by the Snapdragon 665 processor up to 2.0 GHz and 4 GB RAM. The Xiaomi model features specifications closer to advanced handsets, such as the Snapdragon 720G up to 2.3 GHz, Qualcomm’s dedicated game processor, and 4GB or 6GB RAM.
The Moto G8 Power features 64GB of storage while Redmi Note 9S is available in 64GB and 128GB versions. Both have microSD memory card expansion capability.
The most powerful common point between mobile phones is the battery. Xiaomi has a 5,020 mAh component, which according to the company, is capable of keeping the smartphone away from the outlets for up to two days. The smartphone has a fast 18W charge through the USB-C port, but no wireless charging. Motorola, in turn, has invested in a 5,000 mAh battery that also lasts up to two days. The G8 Power Moto has a 15 W fast charge.
Android version and additional features
The two phones leave the factory with Android 10, Google’s latest mobile system for Android phones. Redmi Note 9S also has a system integrated with the MIUI 11 interface.
Both feature Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and fingerprint sensor. Neither has NFC technology. The Redmi Note 9S also features FM Radio, P2 port (3.5 mm) for the headset, and Wi-Fi in 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac tracks. The Moto G8 Power has speakers with stereo audio and Wi-Fi in 802.11 b/g/n tracks.
The Moto G8 Power arrived in March and can currently be found from $184.99 in black and blue. The Redmi Note 9S was announced in April for $210. The Chinese phone is available in gray, blue, and white.