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The last week of September was quite exciting for mid-range buyers in India. Oppo's sub-brand Realme and Motorola announced their latest mid-rangers for the Indian buyers. Usually, Motorola smartphones are highly-priced that's why they don't fit perfectly as the best value for money. However, that's not the case with the Motorola One Power. It is power packed, stylish phone but still it isn't amongst the most expensive phones.
To challenge the Motorola One Power in India, Realme announced the third phone Realme 2 Pro. Being a Pro variant it brings a number of extra features to attract buyers who are willing to grab an upper mid-range phone. Both the Motorola One Power and Realme 2 Pro falls in the same category. So if you are looking for a new mid-rangers as your daily driver, for sure you will consider both the devices before making any choice.
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Both the devices have their own plus points, the Realme 2 Pro is more focused towards looks and performance whereas the Motorola One Power is bringing the stock UI experience, 2 days battery life and solid hardware on board. It will be an interesting battle to see how Realme 2 Pro competes against the Motorola One Power. Without any further delay, let's put the Motorola One Power in a head-to-head comparison against the Realme 2 Pro to find out which smartphone is better in what aspects.
74 x 156.7 x 8.5 mm
6.3 inches - 2340x1080 px
75.9 x 155.8 x 9.98 mm
6.2 inches - 2246x1080 px
Starting with the design as it is the first aspect buyers considering while making a choice. Motorola One Power features metal rear that's why built is quite sturdy. Despite the fact it doesn't have complete metal or glass design it still looks premium. The Realme 2 Pro features a polycarbonate body, however, it looks like glass on first look thanks to the glossy finish.
Although both are mid-rangers the finish on both the devices is pretty good. However thanks to a glossy finish, the Realme 2 Pro looks more premium. The Motorola One Power is not only heavier but also it is significantly thicker than the Realme 2 Pro. On the rear side, the Motorola One Power dual rear cameras are placed vertically on the top left corner with LED flashlight whereas the Realme 2 Pro's dual sensors are placed horizontally on the top side.
Both have a fingerprint scanner on the rear side in the center below the cameras. The Motorola One Power fingerprint scanner is embedded under the M logo. Up front, both have the trendy notch design. The notch on the Motorola One Power is quite thick whereas the Realme 2 Pro has the latest waterdrop notch. In terms of looks, the Realme 2 Pro certainly takes lead due to a better finish and new waterdrop notch whereas the Motorola One Power's design is sturdy due to the metal rear.
In terms of display, both the devices are not much different from each other. Both have LCD display panels with Full HD+ screen resolutions. The Realme 2 Pro features a 6.3-inches display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Due to ultra-thin waterdrop notch, the display aspect ratio is 19.5:9. The display pixels density is 409 pixels-per-inch. The Motorola One Power is slightly smaller at 6.2-inches with the Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. The display pixels density is 402 pixels-per-inch.
So in terms of colors accuracy, contrast ratio and sharpness you may find both the devices are on par to each other. The selfie snapper on both the devices is placed in the notch. The Corning Gorilla Glass is protecting both the displays.
Following the latest trend both the devices have dual cameras on the rear side. On paper, both have almost similar cameras on the rear side. The primary sensor is a 16MP module with f/1.7 aperture whereas the secondary depth sensing sensor is 2MP.
The Motorola One Power primary sensor is also 16MP with f/1.8 aperture and the secondary module of 5MP. The Realme 2 Pro has slight edge due to the larger aperture. Overall both the devices dual cameras setup is pretty good considering both are mid-rangers. The selfie snapper on the Motorola One Power is 12MP AI sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Motorola tuned the front-facing camera with AI features to enhance the device capturing capabilities. The Realme 2 Pro has a 16MP sensor on the front with a f/2.0 aperture.
Both the devices can capture portrait mode and HDR shots. The devices are capable to capture detailed shots with a great level of colors accuracy. The Motorola One Power also brings 4K video recording at 30 frames per second.
Being the upper mid-range phones both the devices are packed with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 series. The Realme 2 Pro has the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 chipset. The Adreno 512 is on board as GPU. The latest Snapdragon 660 chipset features an Artificial Intelligence Engine to better handle AI shots and much more.
The Motorola One Power is running on the slightly older Snapdragon 636 chipset. As GPU the Adreno 509 is on board. As a daily driver, it runs smoothly and can handle games quite swiftly. Although both have ultra-fast fingerprint scanner the Realme 2 Pro has facial recognition as well. Despite the fact, both the Snapdragon 636 and 660 are mid-range SoCs but in terms of performance, the Snapdragon 660 certainly has an upper hand.
Both the devices have DDR4 RAM. The Realme Pro is available in three configurations. The base variant has 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, the standard model comes with 6GB RAM and same storage whereas the top of the line variant comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. All supports memory expansion via MicroSD. The Motorola One Power is available only with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Its native storage is further expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB.
While playing HIFI games On high graphics settings you may find Motorola One Power lagging behind whereas the Realme 2 Pro can handle it easily.
|Specs||Oppo Realme 2 Pro||Motorola One Power|
|Screen resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels||1080 x 2246 pixels|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 660||Snapdragon 636|
|Storage||64,128GB Expandable via MicroSD||64GB Expandable via MicroSD|
|OS||Android Oreo 8.1||Android Oreo 8.1|
As OS the Realme 2 Pro is pre-installed with Android Oreo 8.1 based ColorOS 5.2 layer over it. The latest version of ColorOS brings a number of new AI goodies and a revamped gallery menu. On the other hand, the Motorola One Power is an Android One phone that's why it is running on the Android stock version of Android Oreo 8.1. So if you like clean stock UI, the Motorola One Power is a better choice.
Both will receive Android Pie in coming weeks. However, the Motorola One Power will receive it much earlier than the Realme phone.
A 3,500mAh battery cell is on board to keep the Realme 2 Pro lights on. The battery cell is not gigantic like the Realme 2 but still has enough juice to last one day on a single charge. It lacks support for fast charging. On the other hand, the Motorola One Power has gigantic 5,000mAh battery to keep its lights on. It supports Turbocharging tech for fast charging. For connectivity, it has USB-C port whereas the Realme 2 Pro relies on the Micro-USB.
Both the devices have a rear fingerprint scanner and both support dual dedicated slots for Nano-SIMs which means you will have a separately dedicated slot for MicroSD. If you want to enjoy LTE and VoLTE features both are capable to handle it. The Motorola One Power has Dolby tuned bottom firing speakers to provide top-notch audio experience.
Last but not the least the pricing will play a vital role here as both are budget-friendly options. The Realme 2 Pro base variant is available at INR 13,990 and the top of the line model costs INR 17,990. Considering the latest Snapdragon 660 chipset and 8GB RAM, it is offering the best value for your hard earned money. The Motorola One Power can be purchased at INR 15,999. So if you want a powerhouse the Realme 2 Pro is certainly a better option with latest SoC, more RAM, and storage.
Both the devices are amongst the best in the mid-range segment. The Realme 2 Pro has an advantage of latest trendy notch design with a glass finish, latest Snapdragon 660 chipset, more RAM and storage options, the latest version of ColorOS and better value for money. On the other hand, the Motorola One Power brings metal rear, solid mid-range hardware, stock version of OS and superb battery life. If you can bear the loss of stock Android OS and gigantic battery the Realme 2 Pro is a pretty good option.
Feel free to share your thoughts regarding the Realme 2 Pro vs Motorola One Power in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more comparison in coming days.