MOTO G8 PLUS vs REDMI NOTE 9S REVIEW!
The Redmi Note 8 and Moto G8 Plus are among the most sought after phones in TudoCelular every month. We even made a comparison between the two and Motorola ended up taking the victory will the Redmi Note 9S have a different result? That’s what we’re going to find out now. Placing the two devices side by side the difference in size is noticeable. For those looking for a more compact and comfortable phone to use, they will prefer Motorola’s however, if you are looking for a more current design with a hole-shaped notch and more neat finish with a glass back will end up opting for the Chinese rival. The Moto G8 Plus is fatter, even if it has a smaller battery but on the other hand, it is lighter. It is undeniable that the Redmi Note 9S has a more premium phone appearance even though its sides are plastic. The matte finish that looks like metal helps give a more expensive cell phone impression. Motorola continues to bet on a conventional biometric reader at the rear, with the sensor located in the logo. Xiaomi decided to throw biometrics to the power button on the right side of the device. It will be more practical for the right-handed, however, lefties will prefer the Moto G8 Plus.
The design doesn’t matter much to you and you want to have a more full round experience?? They have the same connectivity options, the advantage of the Redmi Note 9S is having infrared emitter, but like Motorola, it does not count on NFC. We then started the comparison with a point for each model. The Redmi has the largest screen of the two and delivers a slightly higher resolution. Both have IPS LCD panel with a good brightness level however, the Redmi Note 9S is the best for outdoor when in automatic, it manages to deliver a slightly brighter screen than the rival. The contrast is similar for both, as is the black level. The Redmi brings worse calibration by default, with a bluish-white. But you can also correct this in the calibration profiles. In terms of sound, the Moto G8 Plus takes the best – it has a double speaker with stereo sound. The power is slightly higher than the Redmi and the audio is also more balanced. Also, Dolby Atmos is supported to extend the movie experience and another point that Motorola takes advantage of is providing a good headset along with the device, while rival Xiaomi cut costs and does not even include a headset in the Note 9S box. Thus, Redmi Note 9S takes dot on the screen and the Moto G8 Plus gets a point on sound. Which one delivers the best Android experience? On the one hand, we have a very clean interface on the Moto G8 Plus which has some extra features like Motorola gestures with camera and flashlight shortcuts. And it also has some screen features included by the manufacturer, all gathered in the Moto app, easy to use and configure.
The Redmi phone, on the other hand, brings MIUI which is quite modified and offers a lot more extras than Motorola’s cleaner Android like the feature that allows using the cell phone as a universal remote control. The choice is up to you, but it is good to be aware that the Moto G8 Plus was released with Android Pie and only recently received Android 10 and must die in this version. The Note 9S, on the other hand, hit the market with a more updated software and should receive support from Xiaomi for much longer. In software, we give a point to the Redmi Note 9S. The Moto G8 Plus has older hardware, the Snapdragon 665, which has equipped a multitude of Mid-rangers launched in recent months. The Redmi Note 9S comes with the latest chipset, the Snapdragon 720G, and by numbering you already expect the Redmi phone to deliver better performance, right? Unfortunately, that’s not what happened in our standardized speed test In multitasking. Moto G8 Plus was able to keep apps in the background running normally, while the rival ended up reloading several applications however much it has the same amount of RAM. This is where we feel the weight of MIUI and its various modifications. In benchmarks we see the opposite – the Redmi achieved higher scores and in AnTuTu And the difference can go up to 50%. And in games, which is the best? The Redmi Note 9S achieves higher FPS in some titles like Asphalt 9 and PUBG overall, it is a better option for gamers and it even comes with some extra features like Game Turbo which even measures the FPS rate. We give each one a point in the performance. Xiaomi has always been more generous in battery and that’s what we have here. The Redmi brings 1,020 mAh more and this guaranteed five extra hours of use on average. This means that when the Moto G8 Plus run out of juice, the Chinese rival will still have 25% battery left and even with the bigger battery, the Redmi spends less time in the socket. Xiaomi included a more powerful charger that makes it go from 0 to 100% 20 minutes faster than Motorola’s rival. With that, we give the Redmi Note 9S a double point for autonomy and also recharge time. In our comparison between the Redmi Note 8 and Moto G8 Plus we had a draw in cameras is it different now? The set inside the Chinese intermediary just got better.
The Redmi Note 9S is capable of capturing sufficient details of the scenarios does not struggle a lot with noise, the contrast is correct and the colors are close to reality. Its ultra-wide camera is also very good and has the advantage of serving for photos, while the on the rival is limited to videos only. Another highlight is the macro camera, which allows you to get much closer to objects thanks to its autofocus. The only weakness of the Redmi Note 9S is its inefficient Night Mode that works much better on the Moto G8 Plus and helps save photos from the darkness. But overall, you will have a better experience with the Redmi. We give a point to the Note 9S rear camera set. The front facing camera of the Moto G8 Plus has higher resolution, but don’t be fooled by the numbers none impresses in selfies and we have nice pictures when there is enough light. By day both have a similar quality, however, at night the Redmi Note 9S takes advantage for presenting less loss of sharpness. It also has colors closer to reality and its portrait effect presents better separation between plans, despite struggling a little with the HDR. And then we give one more point to the Redmi Note 9S. On the camcorder is where Motorola pays back. Both record at 4K resolution, however, if you want to get rid of the shakes, it is better to shoot in Full HD. The Moto G8 Plus has a more agile focus and uses its wide-angle camera to deliver optimal stabilization besides allowing to record with the cell phone vertically and the video being recorded normally horizontally. Audio capture is also better on the Motorola, so the last point in cameras goes to the Moto G8 Plus. The Redmi Note 9S delivers a better set but charges a lot for it. It officially arrived in Brazil for R$ 2,800, which gives a difference of more than R$ 1,000 for what is paid on the Moto G8 Plus today. Even if you decide to invest in the imported model, found in some MarketPlace in national retail will still pay an average of R$ 600 more than Motorola. As the difference is not very big between the two, the Moto G8 Plus delivers better value for money and with that, takes the last point of the comparison. Yeah, it looks like the tables have turned. We had the same score as the previous comparison, but this time, the victory went to Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 9S is a nice phone and delivers a more balanced set than the Moto G8 Plus. Its problem is the hefty price. Is it worth paying more for it? You take a cell phone with a better finish, a superior screen, better gaming performance, longer battery life and shorter recharge time as well as better cameras for photos. For many people, it won’t make much sense to pay R$ 1,000 and still give up the national warranty but if you look for the best between the two, now you know which one to choose. And of course, we help you to find the best prices for both models.