Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched and before that Motorola launched the Moto G5S Plus and the next thing that users are asking is which is better among these two handsets. I got the Xiaomi Mi A1 handset and the review will be up tomorrow.

Unfortunately I did not get the Moto G5S Plus for the review. Now even without the handset one can predict the performance based on the chipset, however camera is such a thing that one needs to test no matter what.

Moto G5S Plus VS Xiaomi Mi A1

Hardware : Both handsets using Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa core processor with Adreno 506 GPU. RAM / ROM is also same 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.

OS : Though both handsets are running Android Nougat the Mi A1 is running stock Android powered by Google, this also means that Mi A1 will get Android O and Android P updates in the future and it is confirmed.

Design  / Screen : Both handsets look different so users may choose from as per their design choice. Screen size and resolution is the same. Mi A1 screen is with 2.5D curved glass.

Battery : It is almost same, Moto G5S Plus comes with 3000 mAh battery and Mi A1 with 3080 mAh battery. However fast charging is supported on G5S Plus.

Moto G5S plus vs Mi A1

Camera : Both are dual camera smartphones but using different setup. Moto G5S Plus is using 13MP dual cameras with depth editor and Mi A1 is using 12MP dual cameras with color + telephoto lens. Front camera is 8MP on G5S Plus and 5MP on Mi A1. Both handsets can shoot 4K videos.

As far as the camera quality is concerned I have completed the review of Mi A1, just starting the video shoot for part 2, review will be up tomorrow. You will know how good the Mi A1 camera is, tomorrow. Can’t say anything about the Moto G5S Plus camera as I did not get the review unit from company PR and neither planning to buy one (at least not for now).

Price : Mi A1 is cheaper at Rs. 14,999 and the Moto G5S Plus comes for Rs. 15,999.

Mi A1 does have an advantage when it comes to price, IR blaster and future updates. Moto G5S Plus has an advantage when it comes to fast charging (turbo charging) and NFC.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in