The Indian smartphone market has seen the launch of three new budget smartphones this week: Oppo A78 4G, Moto G14 and Redmi 12 4G. All these devices come with impressive features considering their price tags. Let’s take a quick look at each of them and compare the new budget smartphones.
Oppo silently introduced the 4G variant of the Oppo A78 smartphone on August 1, priced at Rs 17,499 for the single 8GB + 128GB model. It comes in two colors: Starry Blue and Moonlight Black. You can buy it from Oppo’s official website and amazon India.
The Oppo A78 4G boasts a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. It’s powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 processor. The phone features quad rear cameras: a 50MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has an 8MP selfie camera.
The device packs a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. It runs on Android 11 with ColorOS 11.1 on top. It also features an in-display fingerprint scanner, a headphone jack, dual stereo speakers and a USB-C port.
Motorola launched its Moto G14 smartphone in India on August 1. The device is priced at Rs 9,999 for the single 4GB + 128GB variant. It is available in two colours: Lavender Blue and Matte Charcoal.
The Moto G14 features a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the Unisoc T616 processor. The device has a dual-camera setup, comprising of a 50MP main sensor and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front, it has an 8MP selfie camera.
The device has a 5,000mAh battery that supports 20W fast charging. It runs on Android 13 out of the box. It also offers stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, a headphone jack, an IP52 rating and a USB-C port.
Buyers can pre-book the device on Flipkart and Motorola website, while the sale begins on August 8.
Redmi launched its Redmi 12 series smartphones in India on August 1, Redmi 12 4G and the Redmi 12 5G. Both of them share similar specifications apart from the chipset. It competes with the Moto G14 in the same price segment.
The Redmi 12 series is available in three colours: Silver, Blue and Black. The Redmi 12 4G comes in two variants: 4GB + 128GB and 6GB +128GB, priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,499 respectively. Buyers can avail a Rs 1,000 discount using ICICI bank cards or Xiaomi exchange bonus.
The Redmi 12 4G sports a 6.79-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display that has a peak brightness of 550 nits, 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G88 processor. The device has a triple-camera setup, consisting of a 50MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has an 8MP selfie camera.
The device packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. It runs on Android 11 with MIUI 13 on top. It also features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a headphone jack, an IR blaster, and a USB-C port.
Which one to choose?
All three (3) smartphones offer good value for money in their respective price segments, but there are some pros and cons that may help users decide which one to choose.
- The Oppo A78 4G is the most expensive of the three smartphones, but it also offers an AMOLED display, a quad-camera setup, and a faster charging speed. However, it also has a lower refresh rate, an older processor, and a heavier weight than the other two.
- The Moto G14 is the cheapest of the three, but it also offers a stock Android experience, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, and an IP52 rating. However, it also has a lower resolution display, a weaker processor, and a dual-camera setup than the other two.
- The Redmi 12 4G offers a higher refresh rate, a larger display, and a triple-camera setup. However, it also has a lower brightness level, slower charging speed (18W) comparing with two.
The choice perfect phone depends on your preferences. If you looking for good display quality, camera, and fast charging, then go for the Oppo A78 4G. For clean software, immersive sound, and water resistance, the Moto G14 is a great pick. If you need smooth performance, a big screen, and balanced camera capabilities, consider the Redmi 12 4G.