Results: Would you rather get a Nokia 6 or a Moto G4 Plus?

Results: Would you rather get a Nokia 6 or a Moto G4 Plus?
Yay, Nokia is back! With a midrange phone... which may or may not be exclusively available in China. But hey, it's something, we guess? The Nokia 6 is launching in the Far East in all its metal-and-glass beauty for just about $250.

Of course, corners had to be cut to make it this affordable — the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 430 SoC, but, surprisingly, still has 4 GB of RAM, and a generous 64 GB native storage chip. It also has a 16 MP main camera with PDAF and laser autofocus, and an 8 MP selfie snapper, both sporting F2.0 apertures. On the exterior side, the Nokia 6 is a beautiful metal-and-glass sandwich, which is cool.

In the Western markets, we already have a bargain-priced smartphone, which is universally loved — the Moto G4 Plus. Sporting a fingerprint scanner, a decent camera, great display, and neatly clean vanilla Android, it has a Snapdragon 617 SoC, coupled with 4 GB of RAM and also sporting 64 GB of storage. The fully spec'd out variant of the Moto G4 Plus costs $299.

So, all that said, we thought we'd ask you — assuming the Nokia 6 or a variant of it makes it to Western markets, and was priced like the Moto G4 Plus or slightly lower, which of these phones would you pick? Here's how the votes tallied:

Gun to the head, pick one

Nokia 6 all the way!
47.37%
Can't beat the Moto G4 Plus!
52.63%

Related phones

Moto G4 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
6
  • 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)

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15 Comments

1. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Snapdragon 430 is equal to Snapdragon 617 in performance .. just the naming difference http://nokiamob.net/2017/01/12/video-camera-fight-between-nokia6-and-oneplus3t-nokia-6-camera-seems-brilliant/ and this is why this is "NOKIA"

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7362; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

BS, it's not the same in terms of performance. I don't know what you are smoking, but the GPU on the 617 is 50% faster than the 430. How the hell can that be the same as the 617? Also the 430 is stuck using a maximum ram speed of 800 MHz, where as the 617 can use 933 MHz ram. The 617 is faster, period. Stop being a liar. So I guess Qualcomm is posting on their website now that the 617 is equal to a 430? BS!

3. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

It's not me who is on drugs , problem is you haven't even looked at real benchmarks not even once.. and just going by theoretical unconfirmed numbers.. http://www.gsmarena.com/moto_g4_plus-review-1517p5.phphttp://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_3s-review-1505p5.php Look at gfxbench offscreen scores .. SD 617 ( 6.5 fps) , SD 430 - ( 7 fps) , you can go and check on gfxbench site for scores of other models . Adreno 505 and Adreno 405 are roughly same.. As for Cpu - geekbench 3 Multi - Sd 430 - 2876 , SD 617 - 3085 , Hardly 5 % difference and that is only because of slighltly higher clock speed SD 430 is a rebranded SD 616/SD 617 with very slight difference in clock speeds, modem specs

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"SD 430 is a rebranded SD 616/SD 617 with very slight difference in clock speeds" of course NOT (since it's not intel, lol..) they use different DSP, Hexagon 536 vs Hexagon 546 different memory max clock 800 MHz vs 933 MHz different LTE modem X6 LTE vs. X8 LTE and some more bunch of small differences on GPU side: adreno 505 got Unified memory, while adreno 405 not.. adreno 505 support openCL 2.0, while adreno 405 stuck at 1.2 adreno 505 already support vulcan 1.0, and still no vulcan for adreno 405

5. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Touche :) i forgot about DSP and other minor differences

7. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

15. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

Forget all these... Rather buy a Redmi 3s prime.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7362; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Ibend the 617 is overall faster than a 430 in all areas, period. Also Vulkan is planned for the 617, and other processors as well, like the 810. It's coming.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7362; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Geekbench is a pile of crap, and cannot be trusted, period. It's so inaccurate. http://kyokojap.myweb.hinet.net/gpu_gflops Those are independent tests, which are more accurate when it comes to GPU testing. Not to mention the 617 supports at 7 LTE vs the 430 cat 4 LTE. The DSP is faster on the 617 vs the slower 430.

13. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

why are they accurate? who is the owner of that site? 1. use brain why would qualcomm made adreno 505 slower than 405? adreno 505 is successor of 405 2. basemark x also show adreno 505 is superior -adreno 505 has score of 7263 -adreno 405 has score of 5108 as you can see there is big gap between them this is sourcehttp://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_3s-review-1505p5.php

8. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

stop here please...and you will not turn your comment into another lie... this, so far, is actually true , i think

9. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

I'm impressed by the camera... i know nokia are good at camera... but i never expected this to stand up against oneplus 3t( i watched the video earlier)

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Neither. Wait for the G5 Plus.

14. Shubham412302

Posts: 578; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Most of the people see ram and not the processor while buying a phone. So nokia won't have problems selling phones

16. shafayatsohail

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 14, 2016

SD 625 would have been perfect for this Nokia 6. A bigger camera Sensor and a bigger battery

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