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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition) vs Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Mi Note 2 vs Motorola Moto G 5G Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Motorola Moto G 5G Plus XXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)05Points
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)
5.7"
AMOLED

1080x1920

22.6
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4070
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
20PointsMotorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)Compare Xiaomi Mi Note 2 X
Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
6.7"
IPS

1080x2520

48
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Mi Note 2 (Special edition)5 Advantages Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)vsMoto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)20 Advantages Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
+166 grams (5.81 ounces)25%
Lighter
vs207 grams (7.25 ounces)
+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)28%
Thinner
vs9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsLTPS IPS LCD
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
2.35Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core38%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
64GB (54GB available)vs+128GB (110GB available)104%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2520 pixels31%
Higher resolution screen
386 PPIvs+409 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.7"vs+6.7"18%
Larger screen
(back) 22.6MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP179%
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/2.6" inchesvs+1/2" inches30%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)18%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 8MPvs+(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MP199%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallowvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4070 mAhvs+5000 mAh23%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
18Wvs+20W11%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

27 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4 / 6GB LPDDR4X
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
4K UHD (3840x2160)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+20 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
ModelMi Note 2 (Special edition)Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Other model namesXiaomi Note 2 Special edition (64GB+6GB RAM), Xiaomi ScorpioLenovo Moto G 5G Plus XT2075, XT2075-2, XT2075-3
Country or region availableChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandXiaomiMotorola
Release dateJuly, 2017July, 2020
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)
Size (width x height)77.3 x 156.2 millimeters (3.04 x 6.15 in)74 x 168.3 millimeters (2.91 x 6.63 in)
Weight166 grams (5.81 ounces)207 grams (7.25 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996AC Pro (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)
CPU processorQuad-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 530 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 620
RAM memory6GB LPDDR46GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (54GB available)128GB (110GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Display typeAMOLEDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size5.7" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~74.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x2520 pixels (21:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)386 PPI409 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered90Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/50 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandTri-Band 900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat11 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA (1, 3, 7, 8, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)22.6 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2118º1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.283º1.12µmAF
2MP depthf/2.287º1.75µm
Main camera resolution5488x4112 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2118º1.12µm
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered29mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Silver
- MIUI 8.0
- Curved 3D glass (front and back)
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Surfing Blue, Mystic Lilac
- My UX
- TurboPower charger
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4070 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging20W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Mi Note 2 (Special edition)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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