HMD Global today announced the launch of Nokia Series in India – Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. All the three smartphones are based on TheAndroid operating system. Priced at Rs 14,999, the registrations for Nokia 6 sale will start on July 14and will be available exclusively on Amazon. Alternatively, The Moto G5 Plus is priced at Rs 16,999 for 32GB, and is exclusively available on Flipkart.
Design and Display
Moto G5 Plus flaunts a sleek metal unibody design and is 7.7mm thick. On the contrary, Nokia 6 is 7.85-mm thin, and boasts an aluminium unibody design. Both Moto G5 plus and Nokia 6 has Gorilla Glass 3 protection, along with curved edges. Jumping to display, the Nokia 6 has a 2.5d curved display, and a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch, whereas Moto G5 Plus sports a 5.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 424 pixels per inch.
There is an oval-shaped front-facing fingerprint sensor at the bottom of Moto G5 Plus. Similarly, Nokia houses a fingerprint scanner, which is embedded in its home button. Nokia 6 has five colour variants, namely, Arte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver and Copper while Moto G5 plus has launched two colour variants, Lunar Grey and Fine Gold. Fittingly, this segment is won by Nokia.
Hardware and Software
On the hardware front, Moto G5 Plus is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes in two variants – 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage; 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. If we talk about, Nokia 6 it is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor along with Adreno 505 GPU. It too comes in two varants butwith different combinations – 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage and 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.
On the software front, both the devices come loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat. In this segment, Nokia stands out in the storage department but Moto G 5 Plus has an advantage in terms of a better (Snapdragon 625) chipset.
On the camera front, the Moto G5 Plus features a 12-megapixel rear camera with aperture f/1.7, 1.4-micron pixels, dual Auto Focus pixels and LED flash. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. Conversely, Nokia 6 flaunts a 16-megapixel with PDAF(Phase Detection AutoFocus), 1.0um sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. On its front, it has an 8-megapixel camera with 1.12um sensor, and f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling. In low light conditions, Nokia 6 would have a better photo quality because of its f/2.0 aperture. Hence, judging from specs sheet, Nokia 6 emerges as a winner with better camera specifications, at least on paper.
Battery and Connectivity
Moto G5 Plus runs on a 3000mAh battery with Turbo charging feature. On the similar lines, Nokia 6 gets its juices from a decent 3000mAh non-removable battery. Besides, the Nokia 6 offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, OTG support, Dual speakers, Dual smart amplifiers, and Dolby Atmos, whereas Moto G5 plus supports 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC and micro USB port.
Nokia 6 at Rs 14,999 comes with a better camera and display configuration. On the contrary, Moto G5 is a bit expensive at Rs 16,999 but has a better processor.