Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G: After review comparison, which one to buy?

    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G: For less than Rs. 20,000, here is the one you should choose for yourself.
    By: AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:08 IST
    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G
    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G: Which one should you pick for less than Rs. 20,000? (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G
    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G: Which one should you pick for less than Rs. 20,000? (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    Redmi Note 11 4G Pro vs Motorola Moto G71 5G: If you have got Rs. 20,000 to spend on a smartphone today, chances are that you have the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro4G and Motorola Moto G71 5G shortlisted. These are two of the most popular models in this price range and offer varied levels of features. One is a feature-rich 4G phones whereas the other one is all about 5G and future while offering solid basics.

    We have reviewed both the Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G and Motorola Moto G71 5G, and hence decided to pit these against one another. The Moto G71 is slightly pricier of the two but offers a strong chipset inside. The Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G is weaker in comparison but it focuses on the basics, which are segment-leading. Which one should you choose then? Time to find out.

    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G

    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G
    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G
    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    Design and Build

    The Redmi Note 11 Pro is the clear winner here with its glass rear panel and a Gorilla Glass 5 panel on the front. The Moto G71 5G has an all plastic nobody design that imitates glass. Both phones look fancy and it depends on your preference. Note that the Redmi is bigger and bulkier than the Moto G71. You also get an IR blaster on the Redmi device.

    Display

    No doubts here — it is the Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G again. The 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate is the better looking of the two, with brighter colours, high contrasts, and smooth animations. The Moto G71 has a smaller 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with only a 60Hz panel and thicker bottom bezel.

    Performance

    This is where the tides turn. With its Snapdragon 695 5G chip, the Moto G71 5G offers far superior performance when it comes to gaming. Even on the daily basis, it is sprightly. The Helio G96 chip on the Redmi Note 11 Pro is good enough for daily tasks but it struggles with gaming and other demanding tasks.

    Software

    This is a matter of performance. The Moto G71 5G offers a clean iteration of Android 11 out of the box with minor Motorola additions and customisation options. The Redmi Note 11 Pro has a more feature-rich MIUI 13 experience with hundreds of customisation options but you get some pre-loaded apps and games.

    Audio

    Both phones get a 3.5mm audio jack. It is the Redmi Note 11 Pro that offers a stereo speaker setup with a dedicated second speaker. The Moto G71 5G only has a single loudspeaker at the bottom.

    Camera

    Neither phone has a great set of cameras to offer here. It is, however, the Redmi Note 11 Pro that fares better overall with its 108MP-led quad rear camera setup in both day and night situations. The 50MP-led triple camera setup on the Moto G71 5G isn't as nicely tuned but you do get slightly better Night mode performance here. You can refer to our reviews for an in-depth take on these camera systems.

    Battery

    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G
    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G
    Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G vs Motorola Moto G71 5G (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    This is where the Moto G71 5G wins by a mean margin. Despite subjecting it to moderate to heavy use, the Moto G71 5G can easily last a day and half on a full charge. The Redmi Note 11 Pro has the same 5000mAh battery but it cannot last as long as the Motorola.

    However, it is the Redmi that charges faster with its 67W wired charger. The Moto G71 with its 33W charger takes almost 1.5 hours to fully recharge.

    Prices

    The Redmi Note 11 Pro wins here with a slightly lower starting price of Rs. 17,999 for its base 6GB/128GB variant. The Moto G71 5G has only a single 6GB/128GB variant that costs Rs. 18,999.

    Conclusion

    It is clear that both phones excel in a few areas and fall back in some. The biggest choosing point for you will most likely be — “do you want 4G or 5G?” If you want 5G, then the choice is obvious; go for the Moto G71 5G.

    If 5G doesn't matter, the Moto G71 also becomes our recommendation if you want good gaming performance. For everything else, the Redmi Note 11 Pro is the absolute winner. The Redmi offers you a much better display experience, nicer overall cameras, a much better build quality, and a slightly lower price tag.

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