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Xiaomi Mi 9 (2019)
Moto Z4 (2019)
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Xiaomi Mi 9 (2019) vs Moto Z4 (2019)

Analysis:

While the Xiaomi Mi 9 (2019) wasn't able to make it to the very top of any roundups from sources that perform quality hands-on testing, it still got featured in a large number of them. PCmag, Expert Reviews, TrustedReviews, Techradar, Android Central, Tech Advisor, GSMArena, PhoneArena, Notebookcheck.net, The Verge, DXOMARK, and Android Authority have all deemed it worthy of a place on their respective shortlists.

As for the Moto Z4 (2019), it was really well-received by reviewers at PCmag, a reliable source that's known for conducting its own, high-quality, in-depth testing. It performed great in its "The Best 5G Phones for 2020" roundup and was named its "Best for Verizon 5G on a Budget", which, on its own, makes it a product that warrants a closer look.

When we thoroughly analyzed their review scores, we learned that all of the sources that tested both Smartphones, including Techradar, Android Central, PCmag, GSMArena, PhoneArena, The Verge, and Digitaltrends, preferred the Xiaomi Mi 9 (2019) over the Moto Z4 (2019).

We also took a look at which sources they managed to impress the most. The Xiaomi Mi 9 (2019) was liked best by Expert Reviews, which gave it a score of 10, while the Moto Z4 (2019) got its highest, 8, score from PhoneArena.

Lastly, we averaged out all of their review ratings and observed that the Xiaomi Mi 9 (2019), with its 8.3 average, performed considerably better than most Smartphones - the mean score for the product category being 7.5 out of 10 - while the Moto Z4 (2019) managed an average of 7.0.

There's one caveat here - it might not be entirely justifiable to do a direct Xiaomi Mi 9 (2019) vs. Moto Z4 (2019) review average comparison since they aren't priced the same and more expensive products tend to get higher review scores from some sources.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
PCmag
Notebookcheck.net
GSMArena
DXOMARK
Tom's Guide
Techradar
Android Authority
Tech Advisor
TrustedReviews
PhoneArena
Tech. Specs Comparison
Xiaomi Mi 9 (2019)
Moto Z4 (2019)
$349
Operating System
Android
Android
Screen size
6.39 (inches)
6.4 (inches)
Below average expert review score
Recommended by trusted experts
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Chinese Phones” 
Last updated: 12 Aug 2019
Notebookcheck.net
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.6 out of 10
in “Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros” 
Last updated: 10 Jul 2020
Android Authority
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “These are the best Xiaomi phones you can buy” 
Last updated: 5 Apr 2020
Tech Advisor
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 9.0 out of 10
in “Best Chinese phone 2020” 
Last updated: 16 days ago
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #4 out of 10
in “Best cheap phones: 12 stellar handsets that won’t break the bank” 
Last updated: 9 days ago
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #5 out of 10
in “Best Xiaomi phones of 2020: these are the top Mi, Redmi, Poco and Black Shark devices” 
Last updated: a month ago
Recommended by trusted experts
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best for Verizon 5G on a Budget
in “The Best 5G Phones for 2020” 
Last updated: 1 May 2020
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #14 out of 15
in “Best phone battery life in 2020: The longest lasting smartphones” 
Last updated: 6 Jul 2020
Android Authority
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The best Motorola phones you can get” 
Last updated: 7 Apr 2020
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Modular Phone
in “Best Alexa Built-in Phone in 2020” 
Last updated: 6 Mar 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #10 out of 10
in “Best Motorola phones 2020: find the top Moto smartphone for you” 
Last updated: 23 days ago
CNET
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best phones under $500: iPhone SE, Pixel 4A, Galaxy A51 and more” 
Last updated: 5 days ago
BestReviews
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best Phones” 
Last updated: 2 days ago
CNET
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “5G phones in 2020: Galaxy S20, OnePlus Nord, LG Velvet, Motorola Edge Plus and more” 
Last updated: 21 days ago
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best Android Phones with Expandable Storage in 2020” 
Last updated: 14 Mar 2020
CNET
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best Verizon phone for 2020” 
Last updated: 31 May 2020
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best Verizon Phones in 2020” 
Last updated: 6 Mar 2020
CNET
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best phones under $500: Including iPhone SE, Galaxy A51, Pixel 3A XL” 
Last updated: 21 May 2020
CNET
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “20 best phones that still have a headphone jack” 
Last updated: 9 Aug 2019

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