Redmi Y2 vs Moto G6 Play vs Redmi Note 5 vs Realme 1

Redmi Y2 vs Moto G6 Play vs Redmi Note 5 vs Realme 1

Redmi Y2 vs Moto G6 Play vs Redmi Note 5 vs Realme 1: Price in India, Specifications Compared

Redmi Y2 and Moto G6 Play were the two high-profile affordable smartphones that made their debut in India this week. Redmi Y2 is a rebranded version of the Redmi S2, and is being positioned as the best selfie phone in the affordable Redmi range. Both the phones come with beautification features to improve photos in their respective native camera apps. The obvious challenger is Redmi Note 5, which is among the most popular budget smartphones in the country. We take a look at the Moto G6 Play and Redmi Y2 price in India and specifications and compare them with those of Redmi Note 5 and Realme 1.

Price in India

Redmi Y2 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage option. The smartphone is available via Amazon India,, and Mi Home stores starting June 12, and will arrive in Xiaomi’s partner stores in a few weeks. As for launch offers, buyers with ICICI Bank credit and debit cards in the first sale will get Rs. 500 instant discount. Airtel subscribers will be given instant cashback of Rs. 1,800 too, along with up to 240GB complimentary data.

The Moto G6 Play price in India is set at Rs. 11,999 and is available in one variant – 3GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage. It comes in Fine Gold and Indigo Black colour variants.

The Realme 1 price in India starts at Rs. 8,990 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and goes up to Rs. 10,990 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant and the top-model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant is available at Rs. 13,990. It comes in Diamond Black, Moonlight Silver, and Solar Red colour options. The handset comes bundled with a free case and a free screen protector.


The dual-SIM (Nano) runs MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and sports a 5.99-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) with an 18:9 aspect ratio and full screen gestures. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC (up to 2GHz), paired with an Adreno 506 GPU and 3GB/ 4GB of RAM. There is 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt storage on the smartphone, expandable via microSD card – with a dedicated card slot.

The Redmi Y2 sports a vertically stacked dual camera setup on the back, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor that come with a 1.25-micron pixel size and AI-based capabilities.  A 3080mAh battery with claimed “full-day” battery life powers the internals from underneath the hood. Connectivity options on the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB 2.0.

The dual-SIM (Nano) Moto G6 Play runs Android 8.0 Oreo and features a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) Max Vision IPS display. The handset has a single, 13-megapixel rear camera along with an f/2.0 aperture on top and an LED flash. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera sensor on the front with an 80-degree wide-angle lens and an f/2.2 aperture.


The handset has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor.

The dual-SIM Redmi Note 5 runs MIUI 9.5 based on Android Nougat and features a 5.5-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 2.5D curved glass. The smartphone has a 12-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), and EIS (Electronics Image Stabilisation) alongside an LED flash. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera sensor with an LED selfie flash.

The Redmi Note 5 has 32GB and 64GB of onboard storage options – both of which are expandable via microSD card in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. The smartphone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.


Release date June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 February 2018
Dimensions (mm) 160.73 x 77.26 x 8.10 156.00 x 75.20 x 7.80 154.40 x 72.20 x 8.95 158.50 x 75.45 x 8.05
Weight (g) 170.00 155.00 173.00 180.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3080 3410 4000 4000
Removable battery No No
Colours Dark Grey, Gold, Rose Gold Diamond Black, Moonlight Silver, Solar Red Indigo, Blue Black, Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold
Screen size (inches) 5.99 6.00 5.70 5.99
Resolution 720×1440 pixels 1080×2160 pixels 720×1440 pixels 1080×2160 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403
Processor 2GHz octa-core 2GHz octa-core 1.4GHz octa-core 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Snapdragon 625 MediaTek Helio P60 Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Internal storage 32GB 128GB 32GB 64GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256 256 128
Rear camera 12-megapixel 13-megapixel 13-megapixel 12-megapixel
Rear Flash LED LED Yes LED
Front camera 16-megapixel 8-megapixel 8-megapixel 5-megapixel
Front Flash Yes No Yes LED
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Android 8.0 Oreo Android 7.0
Skin MIUI 9.5 ColorOS 5.0 MIUI 9
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20 Yes Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 4.20
Number of SIMs 2 2 2 2
USB OTG Yes Yes Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes


  • Redmi Y2 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999, and goes up to Rs. 12,999
  • Moto G6 Play is priced at Rs. 11,999
  • Redmi Note 5 offers 4GB RAM and 64GB storage at Rs. 11,999
  • Redmi Y2 and Moto G6 Play are the new entrants to the affordable smartphone segment

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