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Moto G9 vs Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Redmi Note 8: Here’s how Motorola’s new smartphone compares against the competition

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Moto G9 (HT Tech)

Planning to buy a budget smartphone? Here's how Moto G9 fares against the Galaxy M21 and Redmi Note 8.

Motorola recently launched its made in India smartphone, the Moto G9 in India. The Moto G9 has been designed in India and it has features that are especially targeted at Indian users. Another interesting feature about this phone is that it has been launched in India first. Motorola has said that it plans to take this phone to other markets around the globe. The company hasn’t specified a timeline for the same.

As far as the availability in India is concerned, the Moto G9 is available in India via Flipkart. The Flipkart listing shows that the Moto G9 is out of stock and that it will be available on the platform soon.

Meanwhile, here’s a comparison of the Moto G9 with the competition:

Design

The Moto G9 comes with a 6.5 inch HD+ IPS Max Vision display. It has a waterdrop notch on top and it is available in India in Forrest Green and Sapphire Blue colour variants. 

Samsung Galaxy M21, on the other hand, comes with a 6.2-inch full HD+ super AMOLED display. It also features a waterdrop notch and it is available in India in Black and Blue colour variants.

Similarly, Redmi Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch full HD+ display. It also features a waterdrop notch. But it is available in Neptune Blue, Moonlight White and Space Black colour variants.

Camera

The Moto G9 comes with a triple rear camera setup consisting of 48MP + 2MP + 2MP cameras. This camera setup is housed inside a square-shaped camera module. On the front, it has an 8MP selfie camera.

The Galaxy M21 also has a triple rear camera setup. But it has 48MP + 8MP + 5MP cameras at the back and a 20MP camera in the front.

Redmi Note 8, on the other hand, has a quad rear camera setup consisting of 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP cameras and a 13MP camera in the front.

Redmi Note 8
Redmi Note 8 (Xiaomi)

Performance

The Moto G9 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor that is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space. It comes with a 5,000mAh with support for 20W turbo-power charge. 

Galaxy M21, on the other hand, is powered by Exynos 9611 SoC that is coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. It comes with a 6,000mAh battery. 

Redmi Note 8 is powered by Snapdragon 665 SoC that is coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging technology.

Price

As far as the price is concerned, the Moto G9 costs 11,499 in India while the base variant of the Galaxy M21 with 4GB RAM and 64GB space costs 14,499. The base variant of the Redmi Note 8 with similar capacity costs 12,499 in India.

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