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Moto G5S Plus VS Xiaomi Mi A1- Comparison

Moto G5S Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A1

Moto G5S Plus VS Xiaomi Mi A1

Moto G5S Plus

Moto G5S Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A1

Lenovo-owned Motorola’s Moto G5S Plus is the successor to the Moto G5 Plus. Moto G5S Plus is the company’s first smartphone to feature the dual lens rear camera. In fact, Moto G5S Plus’ key highlight is its camera. The Moto G5S Plus arrived in less than six months after the arrival of  Moto G5 Plus making you wonder if this is Lenovo quietly shuffling a phone of which it wasn’t too proud under the sofa.

The Moto G5S Plus is slightly more expensive than the G5 Plus at Rs. 15,999. However, its screen is 0.3-inch larger than the previous one. As has been the case since the Moto series started, you’ll likely see these variants sold alongside each other for some time. Make sure you look carefully at exactly what you’re buying before heading to the checkout. Moto G5S Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A1

StorageInternal: 64 GB / 32 GB | Expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card
Processor2.0 GHz Octa Core
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
OSAndroid 7.0 – Nougat
CameraRear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes (Dual-LED flash) | Front Camera: 8 MP, Flash: Display flash
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
ConnectivityDual Sim, 4G
ColorsLunar Grey, Brush Gold
  • Metallic body
  • Android Nougat OS with Google Assistant
  • 13MP camera with F/1.7 aperture
  • Turbo charge quick charging feature
  • There’s a water-repellent nano-coating protecting from splashes.
  • This phone is able to run Two Apps Simultaneously.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection.
  • Stock Android Nougat with less bloatware.
  • Quick charge 2.0 supported.
  • Dual SIM Card + 1 Micro SD card Supported ( no hybrid slot)
  • NFC is also supported.
  • Battery not so strong against competition
  • A bit uppish with the price
  • Camera bump on the back
  • Compass not available (in Indian model)
  • It doesn’t have LED notification indicator.
  • The battery is Non-Removable.
  • Headphone quality (In Box) is not up to the standard level.
  • No Water Resistant body (Only Water repellent)

Xiaomi Mi A1

Moto G5S Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first smartphone from the Chinese startup to sport a dual-rear camera. But priced at Rs 14,999, that isn’t the only selling point of this phone. For this phone, Xiaomi has partnered with Google’s Android One project, which most of us thought was dead and buried.

Just like other Android One phones in the past, the Mi A1 runs stock Android, though this is still on Nougat and the Oreo build is some time away. Moto G5S Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1 will go on sale on September 12 via company’s and Flipkart online. The smartphone will be available offline in Mi Home Stores as well as company’s retail partner stores.

Storage64GB, expandable upto 128GB via microSD card
Display5.5 inch HD Display
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
OSAndroid 7.1.2
Camera12 MP primary camera on the rear and a 5 MP front camera.
Battery3080mAh non removable battery
ConnectivityDual Sim, 4G
ColorsRose Gold, Gold, Black
  • Stock Android with update promise
  • Dual camera setup
  • Universal USB Type-C Support
  • Snapdragon 625 processor
  • No OIS or EIS
  • No Dedicated Slots for MicroSD Card
  • No Quick Charging
  • Adios MIUI Features
  • 3080mAh battery capacity

Moto G5S Plus and  Xiaomi Mi A1 Comparison

FeaturesXiaomi Mi A1Motorola Moto G5S Plus
Battery3080 mAh3000 mAh
ColorsRose Gold, Gold, BlackLunar Gray, Blush Gold
Rear Camera12-megapixel 13-megapixel
Front Camera5-megapixel 8-megapixel
Android VersionAndroid 7.1.2 Android 7.1
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n
InfraredYes No
Compass/ MagnetometerYes No


It’s hard to pick a clear winner in this competition, but frankly speaking Xiaomi Mi A1 has a slight edge over Moto G5S Plus. Stock Android, Dual Camera setup and lesser price of 1,000 rupees. Also, Xiaomi has partnered with Google for this A1 device as it is built on Android One Platform.

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