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Phone-Off: Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime vs Moto E3 Power + Camera Comparison


Our latest contenders are perfect for those who are seeking decently performing phones under a budget.

This is the full comparison of the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime and the Moto E3 Power.


For our contenders, the Redmi 4 Prime will be made up of metal while the E3 Power will be clad in a polycarbonate body.


Starting with Redmi 4 Prime – the metal unibody has a slab of plastic at the top backing portion – making way for signal reception.

The fingerprint sensor is also located at the back, along with the 13MP main camera with dual-tone LED flash.


The antenna line runs and curves to the sides, meeting the chamfered edge and the 2.5D glass on the front. A thick black bezel surrounds the 5.0-inch display.

The top portion locates the 5MP front-facing camera, earpiece, LED notification and a pair of sensors. The chin houses the three non-backlit capacitive keys.


Physical buttons of the volume rocker and the power button are found on the right side while the opposite is where the hybrid dual-nano sim card slot is located.



Up top sits the headphone jack, an IR blaster and a noise cancelling mic. While the bottom shares the two speaker grilles and a micro usb port.



Moving to the E3 Power, the removable plastic cover is being held by a metal frame.


Removing the cover gives access to the removable battery, two micro sim card slot and a microSD card slot.


Up front, the 5.0-inch display also has a reasonable thick bezel.

Just like the 4 Prime, the top portion is pretty much the same except with the 5MP front-facing camera. While the chin is different with a single mono speaker.


The power button and volume rocker are located on the right side for the E3 Power.


The top sits the headphone jack while the bottom locates the microusb port and a small slit for removing the back cover.



Both can be navigated single-handedly but the 4 Prime provides a cool touch to the hands with a premium look due to its metal design compared to the rubbery feeling of the E3 Power.

Redmi 4 Prime wins this one.


For the display, both are equipped with IPS LCD at 5.0-inch size but the Redmi Prime packs a 1080p display while the E3 Power has a 720p resolution.


The 4 Prime will have a crisper image reproduction due to the higher 441ppi count, compared to the 294ppi of E3 Power.

Comparing the display, the 4 Prime has a better color reproduction that leans to warmer tone compared to the cool display of the E3 Power. When using under direct sunlight, the 4 Prime provides better readability.

When it comes extra features, the 4 Prime includes the reading mode in order to reduce the background glare and also the nifty feature double tap screen to wake.

Redmi 4 Prime wins this one.


The E3 Power is coming in with an 8MP sensor and the 4 Prime with a 13MP f/2.2 sensor.

The difference in daylight shooting is seen with the 4 Prime producing a more natural looking photo compared to the cooler tone and underexposed shadows of the E3 Power.


Indoor shooting for the 4 Prime is a bit washed out but captures more details compared to the livelier image of the E3 Power.

comparison-xiaomi-redmi-4-prime-vs-moto-e3-power-camera-comparisonBoth struggled in focus when low-light is present. As seen here, the E3 Power produced a yellowish photo overall. The LED flash will aid the E3 Power with popping colors while the 4 Prime is sharper with pale results.

comparison-xiaomi-redmi-4-prime-vs-moto-e3-power-camera-comparisonNight shooting didn’t go well for both as they resulted in blurry photos.


The E3 Power can record up to 720p that resulted grainy while the 4 Prime can go up to 1080p but with oversharpness.

Both stands at 5MP front-facing camera with the 4 Prime having a wider angle and sharper points but with paler results compared to the livelier look of the E3 Power.

comparison-xiaomi-redmi-4-prime-vs-moto-e3-power-camera-comparisonRedmi 4 Prime wins this one.


Under the hood, the 4 Prime is packing a Snapdragon 625 SoC, octa-core CPU at 2.0GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU paired with 3GB RAM. While the E3 Power has a
modest MT6735, quad-core CPU at 1.0GHz, a Mali-T720 GPU paired with 2GB RAM.

comparison-xiaomi-redmi-4-prime-vs-moto-e3-power-camera-comparisonIn our Antutu benchmark test, the 4 Prime scored an impressive 62,296 points – that’s twice the score of the E3 Power at 23,647.

4 Prime is capable in delivering your daily needs for a smartphone. It can handle a few opened applications at the same time and plays graphic intensive games like Real Racing 3 with decent frame rates.

E3 Power lags behind due to is weaker processing power but should be sufficient enough for basic tasks and casual gaming.

The fingerprint sensor is only found with the 4 Prime. It is fast and accurate as we were able to get a 9 out of 10 rating.

Redmi 4 Prime wins this one.


Moto E3 Power translates its name in the battery department as it lasts longer than the Redmi 4 Prime despite the smaller capacity.


At 3500mAh, the E3 Power survvied with 44hours of standby time and 6 hours of screen on time.

The larger 4100mAh of the 4 Prime is also not to be underestimated as it was able to last almost 38hours and 30mintues shy of screen on time compared to E3 Power.

E3 Power also charges the quickest at 1hr and 45mins while the 4 Prime capping off at more than 2hours.

Moto E3 Power wins this one.


The 4 Prime has two metal grilles at the bottom but only the right side houses the main speaker while the E3 Power has a single slot speaker by the chin.

There were no distortions for both even when volume is maxed out but the E3 Power has that trebly sound while the 4 Prime has a louder output.

Pricing and Verdict

Moto E3 Power retails at Php6,999 or $140 while the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime is estimated to land around Php7,500 or $150.(before taxes)

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The Redmi 4 Prime excels in almost every category that makes it more enticing to buy for an extra 500 pesos comparing.


Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime Official Price Philippines, availability, release date

SPECS, PH Price Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
Display 5.0-inch 1080p FHD IPS LCD, 441ppi
Size 8.9mm thick, 146g weight
Design Full metal build with plastic
Colors gold, dark gray, and silver
Chipset Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset
Processor 8 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics Adreno 506 GPU
Memory 3GB RAM, 32GB internal, microSD card expansion up to 256GB
Main Camera 13 MP f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Multimedia [email protected]
Front camera 5 MP f/2.2 selfie camera, 1080p
Connectivity GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), WiFi a, Bt 4.1, GPSGPS, GLONASS, Dual-SIM
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Software MIUI 8.0
Battery 4100mAh non-removable battery
Ports microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
(un)Official Price Php7,500 or $150
Availability date Early 2017
Where to buy Exclusively available online

Moto E3 Power Official Price Philippines, availability, release date

SPECS, PH Price Moto E3 Power
Display 5.0-inch IPS LCD 720p , 294ppi
Size 9.6mm thick, 153.5g weight
Design Removable polycarbotane body
Colors black, white
Chipset MediaTek 6735P quad-core chipset
Processor 4 x 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics Mali-T720MP2
Memory 2GB RAM, 16GB internal, dedicated microSD card expansion up to 32GB
Main Camera 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Multimedia [email protected]
Front camera 5 MP
Connectivity GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), WiFi b/g/n, Bt 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, Dual-SIM
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Software near stock-Android
Battery 3500mAh removable battery
Ports microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
Official Price Php6,999 Philippine peso or $140.
Availability date September 2016
Where to buy Moto Stores
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