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Motorola Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11: After REVIEW comparison, Which is better?

Motorola Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11: After reviewing these two affordable 4G smartphones, we find out which one should you buy.

By: AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:55 IST
Motorola Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11
Motorola Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11: Both phone rely on the Snapdragon 680 platform, and cost less than Rs. 15,000. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Motorola Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11: In 2022, if you have less than Rs. 15,000 to spend on a smartphone, you need to be ready for compromises. The 5G smartphones are future-ready but not well-bred for the present. It is the 4G-only smartphones that offer some respite. And in this “niche segment” now, it is the Motorola Moto G52 and Redmi Note 11 that offer the best deals. Both don't care about 5G at the moment, and both are fairly affordable considering the rising costs of smartphones these days.

The Moto G52 is the latest entrant in this segment, offering almost the best possible specs you can imagine. But then so is the Redmi Note 11, which also offers almost the best possible specs at this price range. Other than the price difference between these two, it becomes very hard to choose. Hence, if you have less than Rs. 15,000 to spend on a new Android smartphone, which one of these should you pick up?

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Motorola Moto G52 vs Redmi Note 11

Motorola Moto G52
Motorola Moto G52 (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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Motorola Moto G52 (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Design

None of these are eye-catchy but if we had to choose, it would be the Moto G52. Motorola has gone for an understated yet classy design with a tasteful gradient colour. Moreover, while both of them have a plastic unibody construction, it is the Moto G52 that is made from better quality plastics; the Redmi Note 11 feels cheap. And then there's the slimmer bezels on the Moto G52 that make the Redmi Note 11's face seems obsolete.

Display & Audio

While the Moto G52 may have slimmer bezels, both of these phones have equally good quality OLED screens. Both render punchy colours and high contrasts, and have sufficient brightness under the sun. Both have a refresh rate of 90Hz, which keeps animations and scrolling pretty smooth. We prefer the Moto G52 for its slightly bigger 6.6-inch display. Both phones also feature stereo speaker setups and come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Performance

The Snapdragon 680 chip powering both of these phones isn't very fast by any means. On the Redmi Note 11, the resource-heavy MIUI 13 on Android 11 struggles on a daily basis and often throws up lags or jittery animations. MIUI itself is feature rich though and offers hundreds of customisation options and visual effects to keep it all interesting.

The Moto G52 comes with MyUX skin based on Android 12, which is not only fast but easy to use. It resembles the interface from the Google Pixel devices and despite the slow chip, it keeps everything chugging nice and smooth. There are some customisation options available but the interface is free of pre-loaded junk apps and adware. It is an easy win for the Moto G52 here.

Cameras

On paper, the Redmi Note 11 looks superior with its 50MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad camera setup. In the real world though, the Moto G52's 50MP + 8MP + 2MP triple camera fares better. The Motorola phone deals with colours, sharpness and noise suppression in a better way than the Redmi. Even the 8MP ultra-wide camera has been tuned nicely and it takes good photos in daylight. The Redmi Note 11 has the better selfie camera of the duo in terms of picture quality, although by a slight margin.

Battery Life

Another area where the Moto G52 wins and that too by a mega margin! The 5000mAh battery along with an efficient software makes the Moto G52 easily last up to two days on a single charge. The Redmi Note 11 can at most manage up to 1.5 days. Both phones use a 33W charging solution and take almost the same 1.5 hours to full charge.

Price

The Redmi Note 11 starts at Rs. 13,499 for the base 4GB/64GB variant, whereas the 6GB/128GB variant will cost Rs. 15,999. The Moto G52 for its base 4GB/64GB variant will cost 14,499 while the 6GB/128GB variant will cost 16,499.

Conclusion

It is an easy one – the Motorola Moto G52 is the better phone despite costing Rs. 1,000 more than the Redmi Note 11. It is better built, runs faster, has a clean and smooth OS interface, offers much better battery life, and much better camera performance. Look no further than the Moto G52 for now.

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First Published Date: 28 Apr, 16:53 IST
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