- Moto G60 launched in India on Tuesday with a price tag of Rs 17,999.
- The phone takes on the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max under Rs 20,000.
- Moto G60 and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have a lot in common.
Motorola just launched the Moto G60 and Moto G40 Fusion in India. Both devices offer powerful hardware at relatively affordable prices. The Moto G60 checks all the boxes of an affordable smartphone with impressive mid-range features. In fact, it is one of the very few phones in the segment that can hold a candle to the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. Both the phone share a lot in common, after all. But does the Moto G60 have what it takes to best Xiaomi’s value king? Let’s find out in our in-depth comparison between the Moto G60 and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.
Moto G60 vs Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: prices in India
Moto G60 price in India is set at Rs 17,999 for the variant with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. A Redmi Note 10 Pro Max with an identical memory/storage spec will cost you Rs 19,990. Therefore, the Moto G60 is better for people on a really tight budget. However, the phone does compromise on a few key aspects, which we’ll be taking a look at below.
Moto G60 vs Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: specifications
From a strict hardware point of view, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and Moto G60 are nearly identical. Both smartphones run a Snapdragon 732G chipset. On paper, both phones should perform identically under synthetic loads. Your real-world mileage may vary, though, as it largely depends on the kind of apps that one uses. The Moto G60 does, however, offer a significantly larger 6,000mAh battery that supports fast charging at 20W. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max packs a smaller 5,000mAh unit but makes up for the deficit by allowing users to charge it at 33W. The Moto G60 relies on a tried and tested rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, whereas the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max opts for a side-mounted version. Lastly, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max also has an IR Blaster, which comes in quite handy in a household full of remotely operable devices.
Here’s where the aforementioned compromises with the Moto G60 become apparent. While both smartphones’ displays have a refresh rate of 120Hz, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max uses a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel, whereas the Moto G60 settles for a 6.8-inch IPS LCD screen. While there is nothing inherently wrong with an LCD panel, AMOLED screens usually reproduce colour better and allow for better immersion into video content. That being said, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max’s colour calibration is less than ideal, so one might actually be better off with the Moto G60 in some cases.
Once again, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and Moto G60 share one common trait- a 108MP primary camera sensor. However, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a better supporting cast with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The Moto G60 loses out on the macro lens and settles for an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and 2MP depth sensor. The Moto G60 does get a beefier 32MP selfie camera module, though, compared to the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max’s 16MP alternative. High megapixel counts alone cannot determine how a smartphone camera will perform in the real world. That is largely dependent on the underlying software, and it’ll be interesting to see what Motorola has in store for us in that regard.
Both the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and Moto G60 ship with Android 11 out of the box. However, the former comes with MIUI 12 on top, which is notorious for copious amounts of bloatware and on-device ads. The Moto G60, on the other hand, ships with a clean, nearly customization-free version of Stock Android. That being said, MIUI offers a boatload of features that yet to make their way to Stock Android. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max also receives software updates fairly regularly. We can’t say the same for the Moto G60, though, as Motorola’s track record in this regard has been mediocre.
Moto G60 vs Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: verdict
Motorola has truly brought the fight to Redmi this time. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max already set a very high precedent for what an affordable smartphone should be like and the Moto G60 matches it in almost every regard. Yes, there are a few compromises made along the way, but that’s ok, considering that the Moto G60 is slightly more affordable. If the LCD panel doesn’t perturb you, and you want to save a few bucks, the Moto G60 is an ideal candidate. However, if you want the absolute best that money can buy under Rs 20,000, the crown still lies with the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.