Results: Moto G5 Plus or Nokia 6: what'd you pick?

Results: Moto G5 Plus or Nokia 6: what'd you pick?
So, Nokia is back with a bang... well with a trio of midrangers that is. The Nokia 6, which was initially only sold in China, has now been announced for global sale, and comes with its own special edition, too — the Arte Black. Meanwhile, Motorola (Lenovo) did what Moto does best this time of year — it announced yet another value-priced smartphone, which made our heads spin — the Moto G5 Plus.

So, long story short, the Moto G5 Plus has a Snapdragon 625, 2 or 3 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, has an amazing camera, and starts at $229. The Nokia 6 has a Snapdragon 430 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage (4 GB RAM / 64 GB on the limited edition Arte Black model) and costs about $240 ($300 for the limited variant).

We thought we'd ask you — which phone would get your money? Seems like it's a close race!

Moto G5 Plus or Nokia 6?

Moto G5 Plus
Nokia 6

Related phones

Moto G5 Plus
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. gigicoaste

Posts: 461; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

hmm.. that was a quick one.. as usual..

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Moto G5 plus all the way.Nokia 6 should have SD 625 at that price point.Redmi Note 4 $180 with 4GB RAM & 64GB of storage with SD 625.

3. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I'd take the superior camera of the Nokia any day, there's no point in higher specs if they don't deliver.

4. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

You mad bro?

6. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012


5. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

As a big nokia fan i don't like saying this but Nokia 6 camera isn't that good . Expected a lot more .. Moto g4 plus gives a tight competition easily and edges it out in some cases and this time moto g5 plus also has a better aperture on paper .. 1.7 vs 2.0 in nokia 6 .. It will easily be far better though in front cam nokia 6 would be much better , and this what i don't like , Nokia's one of the main selling point has always been Camera.. at every price point Nokia's camera used to easily beat out the competitors HMD aced the Build quality and Software part but they need to focus on rear camera .. Though it's their very first attempt so it is passable but i hope they work on it .. Objectively Moto g5 wins easily .. but nokia wins on heart :) Sd 625 isn't that big a deal if they had delivered their USP in camera , people who want specs are never going to buy nokia..

8. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Have you actually had the Nokia one to pre judge that it'll be less efficient than the moto g5? Besides, even on paper the Nokia has a better camera even if the aperture isn't as small as the Nokia, a wider lens allows for more light to come into the picture and deliver amazing lowlight pictures. I'll stick with the Nokia for that reason alone, btw does the moto g have a fingerprint scanner?

10. peace247 unregistered

Check out Nokia 6 review by c4etech....its very average...... Like every cheap phone.....its not even close to g4 plus camera....

15. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Happen to have a link?

11. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Watch that video i linked earlier, g4 plus low light comparison with nokia6 .. here.. g4 plus was better there.. do you expect g5 plus to be inferior than g4 plus ? yes Moto G5 plus also has a fingerprint sensor .. The advantage that Nokia 6 has over Moto G is front camera..

13. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Yes, both the G5 and Plus have fingerprint scanners which can also be used for UI navigation.

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Yes, the Moto G5 has a finger print scanner, plus gorilla glass 4 and a metal back. Not to mention it has faster LTE cat 6 vs cat 4 in the Nokia 6. The Nokia 6 video is restricted to only 1080p recordings. So video recording on the G5 blows the Nokia 6 out of the water. Also the Moto G5 has a smaller footprint with it's smaller 5.2" 1080p display verses the Nokia 6 5.5" 1080p display. Also Motorola has a great track record with updates to the latest versions of Android. Nokia has to prove itself. My money is on Moto G5. Hands down.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I don't think Nokia will be putting anything good as far as camera is concerned in the low tier

7. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Bernoulli the nokia 6 camera is anything but superior. Moto G5 use same camera as the S7 lol.. i dont like the S7 picture much but they will kick thats low end nokia phone ass hard.

9. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

It's superior than the g5, and if the g5 uses the same camera as the s7 then it'll have a much yellow tone also learn English, your grammar is terrible.

12. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Where did you see a real life comparison of the 2 cameras? More MP doesn't mean better quality photos. I really like Nokia 6 but at that price they really should have put a SD625. G5 Plus is going to sell a lot better right now as things stand unless the Nokia comes under $200 USD in North America. As I said earlier too, Nokia should consider a Nokia 6 Plus with a SD625 chip and $250 US price.

14. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Exactly my point, the Nokia OS is supposed to be closer to stock Android, making it less power demanding and actually that's what it means, didn't HTC tried to say the same about the ultra pixel, had a 4 MP camera but supposedly a better overall camera, but failed? Not to mention selfies will be sharper and crisper in the Nokia. I personally wouldn't mind paying for it.

16. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

HTC's case was different because from the camera specs, nobody believed the camera will be good.

19. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Yes, HTC believed it along with many camera enthusiasts

18. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Moto's version of Android is as close to stock you can get without actually being stock. I don't think you are familiar with camera specifics and technical details if you think more MP = better photos. Assuming same sensor size, more MP means more noise.

20. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

The last part I can agree with, however, traditional Nokia phones sport a robust sensor so better quality is highly unlikely

21. Abo3amood

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

Moto G5 Plus easily.. Nokia has a place in all of our hearts, that's a sure thing but cmon ... If you want to compete with something like the G5 Plus we need some better hardware than that. oh and some of that carl zeiss s**t

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