Under the guidance of Lenovo, Motorola is looking to return with a punch, and it does to a certain extent with an expanded lineup that features a number of spec improvements.

With the Moto X gone, the latest hard-hitter from the brand is the Moto G4 Plus, which offers great specs for only about $200, which is in the price range of the new Redmi Note 3.

But does it compare? The Moto G4 Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor, up to 4GB RAM, and is juiced by a decent 3,000mAh battery with fast charging support for a full HD 5.5-inch LCD display. There is a fingerprint sensor home button plus and microSD support up to 128GB.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The Redmi Note 3 may only offer up to 3GB RAM but runs on a Snapdragon 650 and is fed by a 4,000mAh battery that is also compatible with fast charging. All that combines to sustain a full HD 5.5-inch LCD display as well.

In place of a fingerprint sensor home button are capacitive buttons in front, with the biometric scanner on the rear panel. Both phones offer a 16MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie shooter.

Despite the processor and battery advantages of the Note 3, it comes out of the box with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop whereas the G4 Plus arrives ready with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. One offsets the other.

So, for a splendid low price it’s hard to decide between both devices. Which do you think is a more worthwhile investment?