Today Motorola (Lenovo Owned) launched the Moto X4 in India. This is a dual camera smartphone priced at Rs. 20,999 (onwards). There is the Mi A1 that was recently launched, another dual camera mobile phone but with a lower price tag. So which one is better?

Here is a comparison among the Moto X4 and the Mi A1 smartphone. Apart from the price difference there are other differences too. Check this article to know how well the Moto X4 compares with the Mi A1.

Mi A1 Vs Moto X4 comparison

Both handsets looks different the Moto X4 has got the traditional Moto look so as far as design is concerned would leave that to the user depending on their choice.

Display

The Mi A1 comes with 5.5 inch screen (LTPS) with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Moto X4 on the other hand features a smaller screen of 5.2 inches, LTPS IPS with 1920 x 1080 p resolution. The screen on both these handsets come with gorilla glass protection. So here too its all about screen size.

Xiaomi Mi A1 review

Moto X4 launch in India

Mi A1 VS Moto X4 Processor

Moto X is using Snapdragon 630 octa core processor and the Mi A1 is using Snapdragon 625 octa core processor. Both 14nm FinFET and there will be mild performance difference. The performance will hardly be noticeable.

Memory, storage and OS

Mi A1 is packed with 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM and OS is Android One, Nougat, will get Oreo and Android P. The Moto X4 comes with 3GB/32GB  and 4GB /64GB options and running Android Nougat.

Clearly the Mi A1 is better in terms of RAM/ROM considering the price, cause the 4GB/64GB on the Moto X4 will cost users about Rs. 22,999.

Camera

Moto X4 comes with 12MP (dual auto-focus) + 8MP (ultra wide), dual tone, 4K. Mi A1 comes with 12MP + 12MP, dual tone LED flash, 4K. Front camera on X4 is 16MP and on Mi A1 it is 5MP. Camera performance on the Mi A1 is impressive not sure about the performance on the Moto X4.

If Moto X4 camera quality is better than Mi A1 then too the price difference is too much, if the camera quality of X4 is bad then A1 wins easily.

Moto X4 announced

Xiaomi Mi A1 dual cameras

Moto X4 vs Mi A1 other features

Moto X4 – finger print sensor, water and dust resistant (IP68) , front speaker, 3 mics, NFC, USB Type C, BT 5.0 and dual band WiFi. X4 houses a 3000 mAh battery with turbo charging support.
Mi A1 – finger print sensor, IR blaster, dual mics, USB Type C, BT 4.2 and dual band Wi-Fi. A1 comes with 3080 mAh battery (no fast charging).

Choice to be made depending on user preference.

Mi A1 vs Moto X4 comparison verdict which is better

There are minor difference between the A1 and X4. Everything comes down to the price. Mi A1 for Rs. 14,999 with 4GB/64GB and the Moto X4 for Rs. 20,999 with 3GB/32GB and Rs. 22,999 with 4GB/64GB.

Mi A1 is better, cheaper, you get stock android.

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  1. This is to update my Moto X4 has received Oreo update notification. Its a file of 1138 mb. Currently its downloading.

    My MiA1 was also updated last month qith similar size of file.

  2. This is to update my Moto X4 has received Oreo update notification. Its a file of 1138 mb. Currently its downloading.

    My MiA1 was also updated last month qith similar size of file.

  3. Moto 4x better hai mi A1 se.camera bhi acha hai aur processor bhi fast charging ,water resistant Bahut acha hai Moto ne acha phone launch Kiya hai

  4. Moto 4x better hai mi A1 se.camera bhi acha hai aur processor bhi fast charging ,water resistant Bahut acha hai Moto ne acha phone launch Kiya hai

  5. mi a1👍👍 vs Moto g5s plus 👎👎
    now mi A1 👍👍👍👍👍👍 vs Moto x4 🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕

  6. MI A1 is with sd625 processor which is overpriced at 15k. i think xiaomi will reduce the price in the near future
    sd630 at 21k is way too overpriced evrn to consider

    1. its Android one. Thatswhy I think it is pricy. .Forgot Androinone device by spice micromax and karbonn.

  7. Which is better – Mi A1 or Honor 9i?
    Or should i wait for ‘Billion Capture Plus’ by Flipkart??

  8. At this price they should have used F/1.7 aperture. it could have been better in low light.

  9. MI A1 is with sd625 processor which is overpriced at 15k. i think xiaomi will reduce the price in the near future
    sd630 at 21k is way too overpriced evrn to consider

    1. its Android one. Thatswhy I think it is pricy. .Forgot Androinone device by spice micromax and karbonn.

  10. One more thing, X4 have flash for 16mp front camera, paying so much more amount for just some of the features dont justify.

  11. Pros –
    * Metal Glass Build. Looks very premium.
    * IP68 Certified Water Resistant
    * Front Speaker & Front mounted Fingerprint Sensor
    * Stock Android
    * Snapdragon 630 is marginally better than Snapdragon 625 in terms of performance
    * Dual Cameras will perform better than Mi A1 and other similar priced phones.
    I will buy it after Gogi review.

    1. Apart from point 2 and 5 (it will be minor as Gogi has said), no other point can be said as feature as they are subjective to user preference.

    2. I think he is not going to review it, if he does then this threads must come after review unit.

  12. Moto x4 can connect to 4 blue tooth speakers at a time. In my experience Moto (using Moto Turbo) always did best in memory management and we don’t see any lags. This may be my new phone.

  13. One more thing, X4 have flash for 16mp front camera, paying so much more amount for just some of the features dont justify.

  14. camera seems to be better on X4 having f/2.0 aperture may do better in low light. SD 630 is slightly better….a minor upgrade over popular 625.

  15. Gogi bhai,
    I am sorry to say but this is useless comparison because price difference is too much.
    I will appreciate if you compare same price products.
    It is obvious that in this comparison, MI win over Motorola in all aspects so what’s new in this comparison.

    1. Every can’t judge as easily u can.. So this comparison is for such people.. Its an genral comparision.. Hope u got it bro..

  16. Pros –
    * Metal Glass Build. Looks very premium.
    * IP68 Certified Water Resistant
    * Front Speaker & Front mounted Fingerprint Sensor
    * Stock Android
    * Snapdragon 630 is marginally better than Snapdragon 625 in terms of performance
    * Dual Cameras will perform better than Mi A1 and other similar priced phones.
    I will buy it after Gogi review.

    1. Apart from point 2 and 5 (it will be minor as Gogi has said), no other point can be said as feature as they are subjective to user preference.

    2. I think he is not going to review it, if he does then this threads must come after review unit.

  17. Hi Mr. Gogi
    Thanks for your support,
    I have purchased many mobile after your review. My first mobile was Karbonn a9 then Lenovo a7000 and now mi a1.
    Your reviews are just awesome.
    And all these devices were very good.
    I like the way you speak, it just remind me of BBC Hindi news.

  18. X4 > A1
    CPU 630 > 625
    Design/Looks – X4
    Water/Dust Resistance
    Front speaker, 3 mics, NFC, USB Type C, BT 5.0
    Turbo Charging
    Price –
    A1 > X4
    But X4 would be ?times better than Oppo F5/Vivo V7+.

  19. Gogi ji, Flipkart billion capture+ shows promising camera please review with mia1 n detail review

    1. I did not get Capture+ review unit, but am planning to buy one for review. Price is good hope camera is good too.

  20. Hello Gogi,
    Correction might be needed. Official MIUI is not and will not be available for MI A1 ever. MI 5X and MI A1 have different names. ROMs are not interchangeable. Only hope is mods might release ported custom MIUI ROM for MI A1

  21. Moto x4 can connect to 4 blue tooth speakers at a time. In my experience Moto (using Moto Turbo) always did best in memory management and we don’t see any lags. This may be my new phone.

  22. Moto x4 has dedicated microsd card slot. Better selfie camera and Turbo charging. These are the common things most of the people will look. Sadly A1 misses all these things.

      1. I think A1 got this stabilization in software update. And no doubt google support for A1. not sure how much Moto will support X4 in terms of software

  23. Gogi ji…would you please give us a link or guide as how to install MIUI 9 on MiA1 ?

    Thanks !

      1. Unfortunately its stock android, will have to wait for MIUI for MI A1, not sure if they will roll out.

    1. Don’t flash mi 5x rom on a1 as a1 has different parition(Partition A and B so that it can install update while device is on and you need to restart your mobile once to take change in effect ). This will just brick you device. Actually one needs to change many things in the mi 5x rom to make it work on a1.

  24. Sir, as you said that we can download MIUI from official site, but would it void the warranty of 1 year of what. please clarify this thing as I was wishing to have MIUI in this mobile since I bought it.

    1. I don’t think it’ll void the warranty as Xiaomi does not void warranty for unlocking the bootlocker and installing custom roms..

      1. it will void the warranty as this time OS is not fully supported by Xiaomi due to Android one program all thing comes under Google

        1. But the hardware is still made by Xiaomi.. and they’re the ones who’ll provide the support, not Google!!

  25. camera seems to be better on X4 having f/2.0 aperture may do better in low light. SD 630 is slightly better….a minor upgrade over popular 625.

  26. Gogi bhai,
    I am sorry to say but this is useless comparison because price difference is too much.
    I will appreciate if you compare same price products.
    It is obvious that in this comparison, MI win over Motorola in all aspects so what’s new in this comparison.

    1. Every can’t judge as easily u can.. So this comparison is for such people.. Its an genral comparision.. Hope u got it bro..

  27. Hi Mr. Gogi
    Thanks for your support,
    I have purchased many mobile after your review. My first mobile was Karbonn a9 then Lenovo a7000 and now mi a1.
    Your reviews are just awesome.
    And all these devices were very good.
    I like the way you speak, it just remind me of BBC Hindi news.

  28. X4 > A1
    CPU 630 > 625
    Design/Looks – X4
    Water/Dust Resistance
    Front speaker, 3 mics, NFC, USB Type C, BT 5.0
    Turbo Charging
    Price –
    A1 > X4
    But X4 would be 💯times better than Oppo F5/Vivo V7+.

  29. Gogi ji, Flipkart billion capture+ shows promising camera please review with mia1 n detail review

    1. I did not get Capture+ review unit, but am planning to buy one for review. Price is good hope camera is good too.

  30. Hello Gogi,
    Correction might be needed. Official MIUI is not and will not be available for MI A1 ever. MI 5X and MI A1 have different names. ROMs are not interchangeable. Only hope is mods might release ported custom MIUI ROM for MI A1

  31. Moto x4 has dedicated microsd card slot. Better selfie camera and Turbo charging. These are the common things most of the people will look. Sadly A1 misses all these things.

      1. I think A1 got this stabilization in software update. And no doubt google support for A1. not sure how much Moto will support X4 in terms of software

  32. Gogi ji…would you please give us a link or guide as how to install MIUI 9 on MiA1 ?

    Thanks !

      1. Unfortunately its stock android, will have to wait for MIUI for MI A1, not sure if they will roll out.

    1. Don’t flash mi 5x rom on a1 as a1 has different parition(Partition A and B so that it can install update while device is on and you need to restart your mobile once to take change in effect ). This will just brick you device. Actually one needs to change many things in the mi 5x rom to make it work on a1.

  33. Sir, as you said that we can download MIUI from official site, but would it void the warranty of 1 year of what. please clarify this thing as I was wishing to have MIUI in this mobile since I bought it.

      1. Sir plz provide the link for miui 9 global room.i think global rom is still not available.

    1. I don’t think it’ll void the warranty as Xiaomi does not void warranty for unlocking the bootlocker and installing custom roms..

      1. it will void the warranty as this time OS is not fully supported by Xiaomi due to Android one program all thing comes under Google

        1. But the hardware is still made by Xiaomi.. and they’re the ones who’ll provide the support, not Google!!