“Here are the top smartphones that are as good as the newly launched Motorola One Power”
Motorola’s latest offering, the One Power (first impressions) is the company’s attempt to stake a claim in the mid-budget segment. The handset not only comes with an impressive set of hardware, but it also features a class-leading 5,000mAh battery. Add to it the fact that it features Android One, which should dispel any concerns regarding timely updates. That being said, with a sticker price of Rs 15,999, the One Power faces a cut-throat competition in the Rs 15k category. So if you’re looking for alternatives to the newest smartphone from the Lenovo-owned brand, then read on.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the most obvious in this list. This particular device from Xiaomi has been ruling the sub-15,000 segment in India. The smartphone comes fitted with a 6-inch full HD+ display and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. On the camera front, the device sports a pair of 12MP + 5MP cameras and a high-res 20MP shooter at the fascia. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by a 4000mAh battery.
The Zenfone Max Pro comes equipped with a 6-inch FHD+ display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, which also fuels the One Power. The handset features a dual rear camera setup with 13MP + 5MP shooters and an 8MP front snapper. Similar to the Motorola smartphone, ASUS’ offering also ships with a 5,000mAh battery. The best part of the Max Pro M1 is the fact that it’s much more affordable, with its 3GB RAM variant priced at Rs 10,999. Even the high-end 6GB RAM model of the Max Pro M1 costs Rs 14,999, which is Rs 1,000 cheaper than the Motorola One Power.
Related read: ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 review
Xiaomi gets another mention in this list, and not without a good reason. The Mi A2 is a formidable mid-ranger and draws power from the powerful mid-tier chipset from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 660. Similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the handset also comes with a 5.99-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,160 pixels. In terms of the imaging, the Mi A2 scores some brownie points with 12MP + 20MP dual-camera setup at the rear and a 20MP front camera with LED flash. The only downside would be its 3,000mAh cell, especially when compared to 5,000mAh unit on the One Power. It does come with Android One however, just like the Motorola smartphone.
Released in August this year, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is the brand’s first notch-bearing handset. The device comes equipped with a 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,280 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9 ratio. Under the hood lies a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. Camera options on the Nokia 6.1 Plus include a dual rear camera (16MP+5MP) and a single 16MP front-facing camera. Backing the device is a 3,060 mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0. The 6.1 Plus also comes with Android One support, meaning it’ll get faster updates as well as regular security patches.
Related read: Nokia 6.1 Plus review
Realme 2 Pro (Upcoming)
While the Realme 2 Pro is yet to be announced, we know that it’ll be a loaded mid-range offering thanks to a number of rumours and leaks. The handset is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC, which is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Furthermore, the device will feature a teardrop notch atop its 6.3-inch FHD+ display. On the imaging front, the device is likely to offer dual rear cameras, with 13MP and 5MP snappers. For selfies, it’s said to come with an 8MP camera. Just like the Realme 2 (review), the ‘Pro’ variant is expected to sip juice from a 4350mAh battery.
These are the top alternatives to the One Power that are as good, if not better. If you can’t wait for the Motorola smartphone to go on sale starting October 5th, or looking for other options, then you can’t go wrong with any of the aforesaid devices.