Nokia 6 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016): specs comparison

The Nokia 6 is the first phone that marks the return of one of the most popular phone makers of the early 2000s and 1990s.

And while this is not the same Nokia that we used to know, the brains behind the new Nokia phones are some of the clever ones that brought to market iconic phones of the past.

The Nokia 6, the first creation of the new Nokia, is a phone that will, at least initially, be exclusive to China. A 5.5-inch device with a Snapdragon 430 under the hood, it will enter the affordable to mid-range segment, priced at the equivalent of some $250. And while we can't help, but think about Nokia phones as rivals to Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxies, the reality of this particular device is that it will compete against similarly priced phones like the Moto G4 Plus and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016).

So how do they compare? Let's take a look at a good ol' cold-blooded specs comparison right below.

Nokia 6 vs Motorola Moto G4 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)


Display size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches


1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
401 ppi
267 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio

71.58 %
71.10 %
72.41 %

Peak brightness

450 cd/m2 (nit)



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor


Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1.3 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)


Video calling, Video sharing
Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Video calling


8 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)



6.06 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm)
6.02 x 3.02 x 0.39 inches (153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm)
5.97 x 2.99 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 76 x 7.8 mm)


5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)


Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal




Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)


Touch sensitive control keys
Interchangeable covers
Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 8937
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870


Octa-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm


Adreno 505
Adreno 405
Mali-T830 MP2




Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)



3000 mAh
3000 mAh
3300 mAh



Talk time (3G)

18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Internet use

3G: 11 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

22.00 hours
96.00 hours

Video playback

21.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 229



1. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

not bad nokia, not bad...

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yay, Nokia 6 got the better specs here!

2. grafyman

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 11, 2017

the king is back.

3. wrbrbarbosa

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 11, 2017

Agora sim, Nokia com Android ninguém segura!!! TOP

4. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Nokia and Moto WIN J7 ugly design.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

There is not anything ugly about the J7. Looks a lot better then the Moto

5. rajiv94

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 11, 2017

Being one of top most site. Why u guys post fake specs. Samsung J7 prime has FINGERPRINT. has 8 MP front camera. And also has 3 GB of RAM.. Please give justification. Should be ashamed for posting fake infomation.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

@rajiv94, you are wrong. It is the Galaxy J7 (2016) which PhoneArena used in this comparison, not the J7 Prime... J7 (2016) and J7 Prime a two different models.

6. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Nice to have Nokia back.

8. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Just another mid low phone, depends on price in your country really.

11. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

The 617 has Adreno 405 yet the 430 has adreno 505??? Which is more powerful? And BTW PA could you do a GPU performance comparison on the popular low, midrange and high end GPUs because Qualcomm's numbering sucks.

12. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

WoW! Nokia 6 has CDMA 800 MHz frequency!! I can use this device on Perfectum's network in Uzbekistan, you can use it on Sprint, Verizon Wireless and US Cellular!!

13. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Price and Availability will be its final hurdle to SUCCESS!

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