Motorola One Fusion+ vs Redmi Note 9 Pro Max: which one should you buy?

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and Motorola One Fusion+ both are selling in India at Rs 16,999.

Highlights
  • The Motorola One Fusion+ flaunts pop-up selfie camera design, stock-Android 10 OS, Snapdragon 730G chipset, and 64MP quad rear cameras
  • The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max features dot notch display, Snapdragon 720G, custom Android 10 OS, and 64MP quad rear cameras

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max received a price hike last month, and it’s now retailing with the same price tag as Motorola One Fusion+. The latter is the latest offering from Lenovo-owned Motorola in India with mid-range specifications such as gaming-focused Snapdragon 730G chipset, pop-up selfie camera design, and near-stock version Android 10 OS. Apart from this, the Motorola One Fusion+ shares most of its traits with Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. Here’s a specs-based comparison of the two phones to help you decide which one is a better value for money. But before we jump to that let’s take a look at Motorola One Fusion+ and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max prices in India.

Price

The Motorola One Fusion+ price in India is set at Rs 16,999 for the sole 6GB RAM and 128GB storage onboard. The handset comes in Moonlight White and Twilight Blue colour options and is available for sale via Flipkart.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, on the other hand, has been priced starting at Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The phone’s 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage options will set you back to Rs 18,499 and Rs 19,999 respectively. The phone can be fetched via flash sale from the company’s official website and Amazon.in in Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black colour options.

Design and display

Motorola One Fusion+ ships with a pop-up selfie camera design, with a notch-less 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel that bears FHD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The handset also features HDR10+ and DCI-P3 colour gamut support. The back of the phone is made from polycarbonate material and houses vertically-aligned quad cameras in the top left corner and fingerprint scanner at the centre. The Motorola One Fusion+ has a dedicated button for Google Assistant with standard volume rockers and power buttons on the right spine. A 3.5mm headphone jack along with a Type-C port and a speaker grille is placed at the bottom.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, in contrast, flaunts a dot-notch 6.67-inch full HD+ display of LCD variety with 20:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. It also comes clad in a polycarbonate body and features quad rear cameras, though in a squarish module. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, housed underneath the power button on the right spine along with volume buttons. Type-C port, headphone jack, and speaker grille are all housed at the bottom edge.

Chipset and software

At the helm of Motorola One Fusion+ lies Snapdragon 730G chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB user-expandable storage. There is no other RAM and storage variant of the phone. Software-wise, the handset boots near-stock version of Android 10 out of the box.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a slightly better Snapdragon 720G SoC ticking at its core. This is paired with 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage options. The storages are further expandable up to 512GB using a microSD card. The handset comes pre-loaded with MIUI 11 atop Android 10 to take care of its software side of things.

Cameras

Motorola One Fusion+ and Redmi Note 9 Pro both sport quad rear cameras comprising 64MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, 5MP macro sensor, and 2MP depth sensor. It’s the selfie camera where Note 9 Pro trumps Motorola One Fusion+ with 32MP snapper instead of 16MP sensor.

Battery and connectivity options

The Motorola One Fusion+ is fuelled by a 5,000mAh battery, which is backed by 18W fast charging support. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max houses a tad beefier 5,020mAh battery cell with faster 33W charging tech. Both phones come with standard connectivity options including 4G LTE, dual SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, Type-C port, headphone jack, and GPS/ GLONASS. 

Verdict

If you’re looking for a stock-Android smartphone with notch-less display, go with Motorola One Fusion+. However, if better selfie camera, 8GB RAM option, customisable UI, and fast charging are your requirements, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max looks like a better choice.

Key Specs

Motorola One Fusion Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G | 6 GBProcessor
6.5 inches Display
64 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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Rs. 17,499.00
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