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Moto G4 Play, Moto E3 Power Specs: What are The Differences – How do They Compare to Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime?

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Comparing Moto G4 Play and Moto E3 Power - Which Lenovo-built phone is more sluggish and which one is more engaging? And do they compare to Redmi 3S Prime?

Motorola Moto G4 Play vs Moto E3 Power specs: Design and display

Both Moto devices sport 5 inch screen without fingerprint scanner. They also come with the same 720 x 1280 pixels resolution (294 ppi pixel density). They look fairly similar but Moto E3 Power is considerably heavier than the Moto G4 Play.

And the Moto E3 Power sports a classic design with soft texture at the back panel. We have to say that the G4 Play feels more premium in hand although both are from polycarbonate material and the back panel texture of the G4 Play to allow a solid grip. Both Motorola handsets sport candybar design with splash-proof feature. Both phones miss out LED notification light.

Motorola Moto G4 Play vs Moto E3 Power specs: Hardware and software

Both phones run Android Marshmallow as the operating system. Moto E3 Power has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. It is the same as Moto G4 Play higher model. G4 Play offers another variant, 8 GB of memory paired with 1 GB of RAM - which we can assume that there won't be many users choosing the lower tier.

Users get an 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, and 5 MP front shooter, as listed in GSM Arena. However, the G4 Play comes with richer features allowing user to record video 1080p@30fps. It also features touch focus and face detection.

The G4 Play offers a handy feature to minimize the screen which is not present in Moto E3 Power. As for the gaming experience, G4 Play stands out among the two. It sports quad core CPU Snapdragon 410 whilst the cheaper E3 Power gets Mediatek MT6735P. The E3 Power experiences a little lag on high graphics gaming.

E3 Power is priced at $120 and G4 Play is priced at $149.

G4 Play apparently gets a smaller battery capacity, 2800 mAh, compared to the E3 Power with 3,500 mAh. If users are not interested in the camera aspects, the E3 Power would be a solid choice for heavy usage. For those who prefer large memory storage and a slightly better multitasking performance can opt for the G4 Play.

However, there are many other phones within the price range, that offers better specs such as the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime - which appears to be more engaging in many aspects. It's got a lot more extra features and customized UI compared to the G4 Play. Plus, the bigger battery and the better camera quality.

    

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