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Compare- Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3

 

HMD Global (Nokia) has finally launched the much-awaited new Nokia smartphones in India. The series includes three smartphones – Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 – priced at Rs 14,999, Rs 12,899 and Rs 9,499 respectively. The Nokia 5 will be exclusively available with offline retailers, while the Nokia 6 will be available only with Amazon India. The Nokia 3 can also be purchased from physical retail stores.

The Nokia 3 will be going on sales starting June 16, while the Nokia 5 will be available starting July 7. Nokia 6 will be up for pre-orders from July 14. Those using Amazon Pay balance to buy the Nokia 6 will also get Rs 1,000 discount.

On the specifications front, the trio offer pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS experience and come with Google Assistant built-in. HMD Global has already confirmed the handsets will get Android O later this year or next year. The smartphones will be made in India, starting with Nokia 3. The company has also detailed its Nokia Mobile Care Centre plans. As a part of the service, the firm will be offering pick and drop service of the faulty/repaired handsets in 100 cities in addition to web chat and call support.

 

Nokia 3

Nokia 5

Nokia 6

Nokia 6

Nokia 5

Nokia 3

Performance Octa core Octa core Quad core
Display 5.5″ (13.97 cm) 5.2″ (13.21 cm) 5.0″ (12.7 cm)
Storage 32 GB 16 GB 16 GB
Camera 16 MP 13 MP 8 MP
Battery 3000 mAh 3000 mAh 2630 mAh
Ram 3 GB 2 GB 2 GB2 GB
SPECIAL FEATURES
Fingerprint Sensor Position Front Front
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes NoNo
GENERAL
Quick Charging No No No
Operating System Android v7.1.1 (Nougat) Android v7.1.1 (Nougat) Android v7.0 (Nougat)
Sim Slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM Dual SIM, GSM+GSM Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Model 6 5 3
Launch Date July 20, 2017 (Expected) July 15, 2017 (Expected) June 16, 2017 (Expected)
Brand Nokia Nokia Nokia
Sim Size SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes NoNo
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Features Dolby Atmos
Loudspeaker Yes Yes Yes
Fm Radio Yes Yes Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm 3.5 mm 3.5 mm
PERFORMANCE
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 MediaTek MT6737
Graphics Adreno 505 Adreno 505 Mali-T720 MP2
Processor Octa core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53 Octa core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53 Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53
Architecture 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
Ram 3 GB 2 GB 2 GB2 GB
DESIGN
Build Material Case: MetalBack: Metal Case: MetalBack: Metal Case: MetalBack: Metal
Thickness 7.8 mm 8.0 mm 8.4 mm
Width 75.8 mm 72.5 mm 71.4 mm
Weight 169 grams
Height 154 mm 149.7 mm 143.4 mm
Colours Silver, Arte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper Silver, Tempered Blue, Matte Black, Copper Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper White
DISPLAY
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen To Body Ratio 71.27% 68.52% 67.16%
Pixel Density 401 ppi 282 ppi 294 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass v3 Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Screen Size 5.5 inches (13.97 cm) 5.2 inches (13.21 cm) 5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
Screen Resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) HD (720 x 1280 pixels) HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Touch Screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
STORAGE
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Yes Up to 128 GB Yes Up to 128 GB Yes Up to 128 GB
Usb Otg Support Yes Yes Yes
CAMERA
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control Exposure compensation, ISO control Exposure compensation, ISO control
Aperture 2.0 F 2.0 F 2.0 F
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution 4616 x 3464 Pixels 4128 x 3096 Pixels 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Autofocus Yes Yes Yes
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution 8 MP Front Camera 8 MP Front Camera 8 MP Front Camera
Optical Image Stabilisation No No
Flash No No No
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps 1920×1080 @ 30 fps 1280×720 @ 30 fps
BATTERY
User Replaceable No No No
Type Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Capacity 3000 mAh 3000 mAh 2630 mAh
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
Wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wifi Features Mobile Hotspot Mobile Hotspot Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v4.1 Yes v4.1 Yes v4.0
Usb Connectivity microUSB 2.0 microUSB 2.0 microUSB 2.0
Nfc Yes Yes Yes
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
Gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass Yes with A-GPS, Glonass Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
Sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 150 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 4)3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ?, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ?GPRS:Available EDGE:Available 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 150 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 4)3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ?, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ?GPRS:Available EDGE:Available 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 150 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 4)3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ?, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ?GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Sim Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Sim 2 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 150 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 4) 3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ? GPRS:Available EDGE:Available 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 150 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 4) 3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ? GPRS:Available EDGE:Available 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 150 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 4) 3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ? GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
PRICE & RATING
Price Expected: ₹ 14,999 Expected: ₹ 12,899 ₹ 9,299
Rating N/A N/A

 

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Moto G5 Plus review

Moto G5 Plus review:

A worthy successor to the Moto G4 Plus

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Every time a new phone is launched, user’s hopes are pinned on the new features that it comes bundled with. That said, a successor or an upgrade is worthy of being called so, only if it fixes all that was wrong with its predecessor. We’re talking about the newly-launchedMoto G5 Plus.

From design to hardware, there’s a lot that Lenovo-owned Motorola has brought to the table with the G5 Plus. And all these improvements add up to make the Moto G5 Plus a much better device than its predecessor – Moto G4 Plus. But, since budget smartphones are on the rise in the Indian market, is the G5 Plus a good upgrade? Is it any better than competitors like Xiaomi, Honor etc? We got to spend some time with the device and this is what we think.

Design

Moto G5 Plus follows the footsteps of the company’s premium devices – Moto Z Play and Moto Z, in terms of design and ditching the plastic body for an aluminium finish. It is safe to say that the company has crafted a good-looking device in the budget segment.

The G5 Plus has a non-removable back panel with a round protruding hump for the primary camera module, along with an engraved Motorola logo below it.

Having a 5.2-inch display, the G5 Plus feels both thinner and smaller than the G4 Plus. The aluminium body has a matte finish with the borders sporting a glossy lining. The volume and power keys are placed on the right edge, while the SIM tray is located on the top. The bottom edge houses a microUSB charging port and the 3.5mm audio jack.

There’s a fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the display, while the front camera, earpiece (which also doubles up as a mono speaker) and sensors are up top. It all looks fine, however we would’ve appreciated capacitive buttons instead of on-screen ones, as they would’ve helped in saving some screen space.

Since the phone comes with a 5.2-inch display, it feels way thinner and smaller in hand. One handed usage is easier as well. The device has a good amount of weight to it and the matte finish gives it a better grip, in addition to enhancing the premium appearance.
Skipping to the display the Moto G5 Plus+ sports a 5.2 inch IPS LCD Full HD screen with 1,080×1,920 pixel resolution. While the display is crisp and has accurate colour reproduction, we found the sunlight legibility to be a little less, even with the brightness level set to maximum. That said, the display is great to work with indoors and in well-lit conditions. Viewing angles are nice too.

Over that, the display is protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display comes with water-repellent nano coating. All in all, we found the Moto G5 Plus to be a good-looking device, which comes in two colour options – Lunar Grey and Fine Gold.

Performance

Moto G5 Plus is the first smartphone in its price segment to come with Google’s latest Android operating system Nougat out-of-the-box and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with an Adreno 506 GPU. There are two configurations based on RAM and internal storage – 3GB RAM/16GB storage and 4GB RAM/32GB storage, and both support microSD cards of up to 128GB in size. We used the latter.

The fingerprint sensor worked fast during our testing and it unlocks the phone almost instantly. We ran the GeekBench test and the Moto G5 Plus scored 784 in single-core performance. It got a multi-core score of 3,741 in the same test. While in the AnTuTu Benchmark it scored a total of 63,349. These are decent scores for a budget smartphone. Overall performance during our time with the device was up to the mark, and everything from multitasking to random app switching worked seamlessly.

We even tried heavy games like WWE Immortals and Justice League and the smartphone handled them without breaking a sweat. The Full HD display makes content consumption a great experience on this smartphone.
Moto G5 Plus is 4G VoLTE enabled. During our usage, we found the call quality to be good. The phone easily latches on to the networks and we did not face any call drops (partly because we were in good network zone).

Having dual nano-SIM support, the G5 Plus’s additional SIM slot can also be used to hold a microSD card. The mono loudspeaker is good, however a louder one would have been so much better if you wanted to share the screen with friends.

Since it comes with the latest version of Android, the Moto G5 Plus has all the standard Nougat features like split-view multitasking and quick replies from notifications. We found all these to be quite helpful for a satisfying user experience.

Moto G5 Plus was touted as the first non-Pixel smartphone to come with Google Assistant. However, the smartphone does not come with Google Assistant out of the box. Reports suggest that the company will be rolling out a software update for the same.

What’s notable about the Moto G5 Plus is that it comes with near-stock Android. There are almost zero bloat ware apps, and the convenient Motorola additions such as gestures make everything even better.

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus packs a 3,000mAh battery. During our usage, it lasted for almost an entire day with moderate to heavy use. Thanks to turbo charging functionality, you can charge the battery to around 55-60% in just 15 minutes. However, overall standby time will obviously depend upon individual usage.

The Moto G5 Plus has 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, colour-balancing dual-LED flash and 8X digital zoom. It can also recognize barcodes and QR codes. During our tests, we found the photos taken from the G5 Plus’s rear camera to be impressive. The images have bright colours and are quite sharp. What’s best about the camera is that it can record 4K video at 30fps, in addition to shooting Full HD video at 60/30fps and HD quality at 30 fps.

However, since the device only supports Full HD screen resolution, 4K videos shot on the device can only be viewed on any other 4k device.

The front shooter has a 5MP module with wide-angle lens, f/2.2 aperture. On the test bench, we found the selfie camera to be just average. It gets the job done, but we won’t call it anything extraordinary.

Ditching the plastic body is a correct move by Motorola, it is high time budget devices got the premium quality appearance as midrange and flagship devices. In the G5 Plus, Motorola has a phone that can be even more successful than its predecessor. It has everything that we liked from the G4 Plus and comes with a few extras. At the global launch event of the smartphone, Moto G5 Plus was touted as the first non-Pixel smartphone to come with Google Assistant.

If you’re looking for alternatives in the similar price bracket, you can look at the Huawei Honor 6X.

MOTOROLA MOTO G5 PLUS

SCORE:- 8.0 

GOOD STUFF:

  • A mostly-premium design despite low price
  • Runs like a flagship phone most of the time
  • Long battery life
  • Works on any carrier
  • 4K Video recording

BAD STUFF:

  • Large bezels cancel out compact screen
  • Camera doesn’t live up to expectations
  • Software updates aren’t guaranteed

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