Xiaomi Redmi 1S Vs. Moto E: A Comparison

The Indian mobile market has heated up more than ever after the entry of Xiaomi. This company, also considered as the Apple of China, is making a killing with its high-end devices priced at surprisingly low prices. First it was Mi3 that stole the thunder of Moto G and now company’s all set to do the same with Moto E, Lumia 530 and Zenfone5 with it’s entry-level smartphone Redmi 1S. However, before proceeding with the article, let me redirect you to this article about some of the best flip covers and cases for Xiaomi Redmi 1S.

Redmi 1S vs Moto ELike Mi3, Redmi 1S is also completely packed with features that you won’t find in any other entry-level smartphone. Unlike Mi3, it costs only Rs. 5,999, which makes it the best Value-for-Money smartphone of sub-8000 category. But is it really that good? Is it really better than Moto E, whichisstill touted as the best Android user experience and comes with the name of a more trusted brand? We’re going to find out the answer in comparison given below:

Xiaomi Redmi 1S Vs. Moto E


XiaomiRedmi 1S has got the camera that any budget smartphone seeker will dream of – it’s an 8 mp shooter with LED flash. On the other hand, Moto E comes with a 5 mp shooter and there’s no flash. But it’s not just about megapixels and flash here – Xiaomi’s camera performs way better than the camera of Moto E. The camera of later one is fine for capturing images that you’re going to share on FB or Instagram, but pictures captured by Redmi 1S can be used for much more than social sharing. Additionally, Redmi 1S comes with a 1.6 mp front-camera too, something that’s completely missing from Moto E.

OS & Design

The Redmi 1S comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean while Moto E comes with Android 4.4KitKat. But both devices have got their own pros and cons from performance point of view. Regardless of the latest OS version, Moto E remains a bit slugging when booting up or updating apps from Play Store, but works like breeze for multitasking. On the other hand, Redmi 1S boots up like a beast even with the older OS and works on the finest speeds no matter for how long you use it, except if you’re not doing multitasking. Yes, multitasking is a pain on Redmi 1S for two reasons – the first one is its Gingerbread-styled app switcher and second one is lack of dedicated recent apps button.

Both smartphones have their own ups and downs in terms of design too. The curved back and rounded edges of Moto E make it easy to hold in the hand while Xiaomi’s square look from every angle gives a little bit of chunky and unwieldy feel. However, the overall build quality of Redmi 1S is little bit more assuring than Moto E.


Moto E comes with a 4.3-inch display while Redmi 1S comes with a slightly larger 4.7-inch display. Xiaomi beats Motorola in terms of pixel density too with 720p resolution, which leads to 312 ppi whileMoto E has got 256 ppi. Due to HD resolution content looks much better on Redmi 1S than Moto E.


As Mi3 had the best hardware in sub-15000 category, Redmi 1s has the best hardware in sub-8000 category.It has got Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. On the other hand, Moto E is runs on a Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor. Both smartphones come with 1GB RAM.