Motorola Moto M vs Xiaomi Mi Note 2: Comparison of specs, features, price

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After months of speculation, Motorola finally released its latest handset this week, the Moto M. The phone has a sleek design, a large display, and comes with impressive cameras, and more importantly, the Moto M costs a lot less than other current flagships in the market. But how will it do when it goes up against Xiaomi’s latest powerhouse, the Mi Note 2?

Demand for the Mi Note 2 is said to be huge as reports claimed that the device sold out in less than 50 seconds when it was launched in China last week. Though the smartphone is a tad pricier than previous Xiaomi offerings, the device appears to be worth it as it packs a number of nifty features such as a fingerprint scanner, NFC for Mi Pay Support, and a powerful processor, among others.

This article compares the Motorola Moto M with the Xiaomi Mi Note 2.

Design:

The Motorola Moto M has a splash-resistant, metal body that measures 5.96 x 2.97 x 0.31 inches and weighs 5.75 ounces. It has a fingerprint scanner and comes in two color options: Gold and Silver.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has a glass body with aluminum accents. It measures 6.15 x 3.04 x 0.30 inches and weighs 5.86 ounces. It comes in two color variants: Piano Black and Glacier Silver.

Display and Cameras:

The Motorola phone has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, while the Xiaomi device has a 5.7-inch OLED screen with the same resolution.

The Moto M has a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, and an 8-megapixel front shooter. The Mi Note 2 has a 23-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel front sensor.

Processor and Internal Memory:

The Moto M is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P15 chipset with 4 GB of random access memory (RAM), while the Mi Note 2 has a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 6 GB of RAM.

The Motorola phone has 32 GB of internal storage expandable up to 128 GB, while the Xiaomi device comes in 64 GB and 128 GB memory options.

Price:

The Motorola Moto M is priced at $295, while the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 starts at $413.