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


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?

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Nokia 6 vs Motorola Moto G5 Plus

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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 21 h (1232 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 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 6.2 oz (176 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 
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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Moto G5 Plus
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
6
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo

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