Motorola One Action vs Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro: Price in India, Specifications Compared


Motorola One Action was launched earlier this week in India, and at its price the smartphone competes with other popular budget offerings in India, such as the Mi A3, Realme 5 Pro, and the Vivo Z1 Pro. The biggest highlight of the Motorola One Action is its ultra wide-angle camera in its triple rear camera setup, enabling users to shoot landscape video even when holding the smartphone vertically – perhaps ideal for the Instagram generation. Here, we compare the Motorola One Action, Mi A3, Realme 5 Pro, against each other, in terms of price and specifications, to give you a better idea about which of the quartet is the best option for you.

Motorola One Action vs Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro: Price in India compared

The Motorola One Action price in India is set at Rs. 13,999 – it is available in a single variant in the country, with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage. To recall, the Android One smartphone was launched earlier this week, and will go on sale in the country via Flipkart starting August 30. Motorola Mobility has also detailed launch offers for the Motorola One Action, which include Jio cashback up to Rs. 2,200, as well as 125GB of additional 4G data from the telecom operator.

The Mi A3 was also launched in India this week, and has already gone on sale in the country for the first time on Friday. The Android One smartphone has been launched in two variants in the country – 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage at Rs. 12,999 and 6GB/ 128GB storage priced at Rs. 15,999. Available via a flash sale method online, the Mi A3 is listed by Amazon and, and is also available via Mi Home stores in the country. Xiaomi says it will go on sale via other offline stores soon. Launch offers include discounts for HDFC Bank customers, as well as bundled offers for Airtel subscribers.

The Realme 5 Pro was also launched in India this week, the first quad camera smartphone from the company (sharing that honour with the Realme 5 (Review) that was launched alongside). It is priced at Rs. 13,999 for its 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, Rs. 14,999 for its 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, and Rs. 16,999 for its 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. The smartphone will go on sale via Flipkart and the Realme website from September 4, with pre-orders now open. Launch offers include a discount on Flipkart’s Complete Mobile Protection package, Jio benefits up to Rs. 7,000, a Paytm First membership, and cashback on Paytm UPI transactions.

Finally, the Vivo Z1 Pro (Review) was launched last month in India, and is being marketed as a gamer-friendly smartphone with a hole-punch display. Available in three variants – 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage, 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage – the Vivo Z1 Pro price in India is set at Rs. 14,990, 16,990, and Rs. 17,990 respectively. It is on open sale via Flipkart and the Vivo E-Store. Sale offers include cashback on Axis Bank, Flipkart Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, and Axis Bank Buzz credit cards. There are also cashback and bundled data benefits available from Airtel, Jio, and Vodafone-Idea operators.

Motorola One Action vs Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro: Specifications compared


Motorola One Action vs Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro: Displays compared

All four smartphones are dual-SIM (Nano) offerings that run Android 9 Pie – with the Motorola One Action and Mi A3 shipping with stock Android, while the other two run a skin atop. Three smartphones feature full-HD+ displays, while the Mi A3 is the only one to offer an HD+ display. The Vivo Z1 Pro and Motorola One action both have hole-punch displays, but the Mi A3 and Realme 5 Pro feature waterdrop-shape display notches.

The Motorola One Action and the Realme 5 Pro have the same display sizes – 6.3 inches – but the Motorola offering has a taller 21:9 aspect ratio IPS display compared to the Realme phone’s 19.5:9 ratio LCD (panel type unspecified) display. The Vivo Z1 Pro has a 6.53-inch 19.5:9 IPS display and the Mi A3 has a 6.08-inch 19.5:9 Super AMOLED display.

Motorola One Action vs Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro: Processors, RAM, storage compared

All four of the smartphones are powered by octa-core processors. The Vivo Z1 Pro and Realme 5 Pro both run on the Snapdragon 712 SoC, while the Motorola One Action is powered the Samsung Exynos 9609 and the Mi A3 is based on the Snapdragon 665 SoC. All four feature base variants with 4GB of RAM, with the Mi A3, Realme 5 Pro, Vivo Z1 Pro offering 6GB RAM variants, and the Realme 5 Pro offering an 8GB RAM variant.

The Motorola One Action comes in a single inbuilt storage variant with a 128GB capacity (expandable via microSD card up to 512GB), while the other three offer base storage variants of 64GB (expandable via microSD card up to 256GB).

Motorola One Action vs Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro: Cameras compared

The Motorola One Action, Mi A3, and Vivo Z1 Pro all sport triple rear camera setups, with the Realme 5 Pro the only standout with a quad rear camera setup. The Motorola One Action has a 16-megapixel action camera sensor with 2-micron pixel size, f/2.2 lens, and 117-degree ultra wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.2 lens.

The Mi A3 has a triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.79 aperture), 8-megapixel secondary sensor (118-degree wide-angle lens with f/1.79 aperture), and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The Realme 5 Pro bears a quad rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor (f/1.8 aperture), 8-megapixel sensor (f/2.25 aperture and 119-degree wide-angle lens), 2-megapixel macro lens (f/2.4 aperture + 4cm focus distance), and a 2-megapixel portrait lens (f/2.4 aperture).

The Vivo Z1 Pro has a 16-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.78 aperture), an 8-megapixel secondary sensor (120-degree super wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture), and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor (f/2.4 aperture). The Motorola One Action has a 12-megapixel selfie camera sensor (1.25-micron pixel size and f/2.0 aperture), the Realme 5 Pro bears a 16-megapixel selfie camera (f/2.0 aperture), while both the Mi A3 and Vivo Z1 Pro bear 32-megapixel selfie cameras (f/2.0 aperture).

Motorola One Action vs Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro: Battery, other specifications compared

The Motorola bears a 3,500mAh battery with 10W charging support. The Mi A3 sports a 4,030mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The Realme 5 Pro runs off a 4,035mAh with VOOC 3.0 fast charging tech. Finally, the Vivo Z1 Pro packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging tech.

The Motorola One Action measures 160.1×71.2×9.15mm and weighs 160 grams. The Mi A3 measures 153.48×71.85×8.5mm and weighs 173.8 grams. The Realme 5 Pro measures 157×74.2×8.9mm and weighs 184 grams. Finally, the Vivo Z1 Pro measures 162.39×77.33×8.85mm and weighs 201 grams. All four smartphones have similar connectivity options and sensors on board, though the Vivo Z1 Pro distinguishes itself with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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Realme 5 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro vs Motorola One Action vs Xiaomi Mi A3 comparison

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Brand Realme Vivo Motorola Xiaomi
Model 5 Pro Z1 Pro One Action Mi A3
Release date 20th August 2019 3rd July 2019 16th August 2019 17th July 2019
Launched in India Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm) 157.00 x 74.20 x 8.90 162.39 x 77.33 x 8.85 160.10 x 71.20 x 9.15 153.48 x 71.85 x 8.50
Weight (g) 184.00 201.00 176.00 173.80
Battery capacity (mAh) 4035 5000 3500 4030
Fast charging VOOC Proprietary Quick Charge 3.0
Colours Crystal Green, Crystal Blue Mirror Black, Sonic Black, Sonic Blue Aqua Teal, Denim Blue Not Just Blue, More Than White, Kind of Gray
Removable battery No
Wireless charging No
Screen size (inches) 6.30 6.53 6.30 6.08
Resolution 1080×2340 pixels 1080×2340 pixels 1080×2520 pixels 720×1560 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 19.5:9 21:9 19.5:9
Processor 2.3GHz octa-core 1.7GHz octa-core (2×2.3GHz + 6×1.7GHz) 2.2GHz octa-core 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Samsung Exynos 9609 Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Internal storage 64GB 64GB 128GB 64GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256 512 256
Dedicated microSD slot Yes Yes
Rear camera 48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.24) 16-megapixel (f/1.78) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) 12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.25-micron) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2, 2.0-micron) + 5-megapixel 48-megapixel (f/1.79, 1.6-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus Yes Yes Yes
Rear flash Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front camera 16-megapixel (f/2.0) 32-megapixel (f/2.0) 12-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.25-micron) 32-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.6-micron)
Front flash No
Operating system Android 9 Pie Android Pie Android 9 Pie Android 9.0
Skin ColorOS 6.0 Funtouch OS 9
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C Yes Yes Yes
Number of SIMs 2 2 2 2
Micro-USB Yes
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
Face unlock Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes

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