Mi 10i vs Moto G 5G: price in India, specifications, features compared

Here's a quick specs-based comparison between the Mi 10i and Moto G 5G, both priced in India at Rs 20,999.

Highlights
  • Mi 10i price in India and specifications were announced earlier this week
  • The handset takes on Moto G 5G whose specs include Snapdragon 750G SoC, 90Hz screen, and 48MP triple cameras

Mi 10i (review) is the first mid-range 5G smartphone launched in India by Xiaomi. The handset is a watered-down version of Mi 10T models, with mid-range Snapdragon 750G SoC. The key Mi 10i specifications include 108MP quad rear cameras, 120Hz refresh rate screen, 4,280mAh battery, and 33W fast-charging solution. The handset is expected to go up against some of the popular mid-range offerings in the country. We have already compared the Mi 10i with OnePlus Nord yesterday. It’s now time to pit the Xiaomi smartphone against Moto G 5G (review), which also rocks Snapdragon 750G SoC. Additionally, the Mi 10i price in India is similar to that of the Moto phone. Here’s a quick specs-based comparison between the two phones to see which one offers better value for money.

Read more: Mi 10i vs OnePlus Nord: which mid-ranger is the better value for money?

Mi 10i vs Moto G 5G price in India

The Mi 10i price in India is set at Rs 20,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model. There are also the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage options, which are priced at Rs 21,999 and Rs 23,999 respectively. The handset comes in Pacific Sunrise, Atlantic Blue, and Midnight Black colour options. Mi 10i will be available via Amazon.in and Mi.com.

Similarly, the Moto G 5G price is also Rs 20,999, but it comes with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option. There are no other RAM and storage configurations for this smartphone. The handset is available for sale in the country in Volcanic Grey and Frosted Silver colours.

Mi 10i vs Moto G 5G design

Mi 10i vs Moto G 5G
Mi 10i

Mi 10i and Moto G 5G both highlight a punch-hole design and thin bezels. However, around the back, the Xiaomi smartphone touts a dual-tone back panel with gradient design and circular camera module. The handset is IP53-rated splash-proof and employs a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. The Moto G 5G, on the other hand, has a rather plain looking rear panel that bears a squarish camera module at the top left corner and centre-aligned fingerprint scanner. The phone is IP52-rated water-repellent.

Mi 10i vs Moto G 5G specifications

Starting with the Mi 10i specifications, the mid-range phone rocks a 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS display with AdaptiveSync 120Hz refresh rate. The handset is powered by 5G-capable Snapdragon 750G SoC coupled with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage onboard. The phone runs Android 10-based MIUI skin out of the box to take care of the software side of things and houses a 4,820mAh battery that supports 33W fast-charging. In optics, the Moto G 5G sports quad rear cameras comprising a 108MP Samsung HM2 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and dual 2MP sensors for depth and macro features. For selfies, there’s a 16MP unit on the front in the punch-hole setup. Mi 10i also features stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, Type-C port, and IR blaster.

Mi 10i vs Moto G 5G
Moto G 5G

The Moto G 5G also packs Snapdragon 750G SoC under the hood, paired with only 6GB RAM. The phone is equipped with 128GB onboard storage that is further expandable up to 1TB using a microSD card. The handset sports a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) Max Vision LTPS display that bears a standard 60Hz refresh rate. The smartphone comes pre-loaded with a near-stock version of Android 10 out of the box. For photography, it rocks 48MP + 8MP + 2MP triple cameras at the back. Up front, the Moto G 5G sports a 16MP snapper for selfies and video calling. The phone is driven by a 5,000mAh battery with a slightly slower 20W fast charging support (over Type-C port) compared to Mi 10i. Connectivity options on the Moto G 5G include 5G, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, and more.

Verdict

The Mi 10i clearly has an edge over Moto G 5G in terms of specifications. The handset comes with a high refresh rate, 108MP quad rear cameras, and 33W fast charging solution. But it lacks the stock-Android experience and beefy 5,000mAh battery that Moto G 5G brings to the table. So your decision will be based on the