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Moto G5 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Nokia 6: specs comparison

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If you're in the market for a new mid-range Android phone, 2017 looks to be a year full of great options. Three of the options that certainly deserve your attention are the Moto G5 Plus, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), and Nokia 6. All three handsets are built around metal frames, offer 1080p displays, fingerprint scanners, at least 3 GB of RAM, and octa-core processors. Moreover, they have good cameras.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is the most compact phone of the bunch, and the Nokia 6 is the largest - but that's no surprise, as the Nokia model sports a 5.5-inch display, whereas both the Moto G5 Plus and the Galaxy A5 have 5.2-inch screens.

Each of these phones has strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Galaxy A5 (2017) is about $150 more expensive than the other two, and runs Android Marshmallow. On the other hand, the A5 is dust- and water-resistant, and is already available to buy in the US via Amazon (more exactly, for now, only the international model can be purchased).

The Moto G5 Plus likely has the best rear camera (with 4K video - absent on the other two phones), while the Nokia 6 is obviously better if you need more screen estate. Both the Moto G5 Plus and the Nokia 6 should be released in the coming months in the US, although, at the moment, we don't know if the Nokia device will be officially offered here.

Take a look at the detailed specs comparison below. If you were to choose, which of these three handsets would you rather get?

Display
Size
5.2 inches
5.5 inches
5.2 inches
Technology
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
71.51 %
71.58 %
67.18 %
Peak brightness
 
450 cd/m2 (nit)
 
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 8937
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
Processor
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
GPU
Mali-T830 MP3
Adreno 505
Adreno 506
RAM
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
32GB
32GB
64GB
OS
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat)
Battery
Capacity
3000 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh
Charging
Fast charging
Fast charging
Fast charging
Talk time (3G)
16.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)
 
32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
Internet use
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 18 hours
 
 
Music playback
53.00 hours
22.00 hours
 
Video playback
19.00 hours
 
 
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
16 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF)
Specifications
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
Features
Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
16 MP
8 MP
5 MP
Video capture
 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
Design
Dimensions
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)
6.06 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm)
5.91 x 2.91 x 0.38 inches (150.2 x 74 x 9.7 mm)
Weight
5.61 oz (159.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Plastic
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP68
 
Splash
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys
 
Buyers information
Price
 
$ 229
$ 229

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  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo

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