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

Would you rather get a Nokia 6 or a Moto G4 Plus?
So, Nokia is finally back, in a way. The HMD Global-made Nokia 6 smartphone — with Android, not Windows — is about to hit Chinese markets very, very soon and will cost about $250. Quite the price, isn't it?

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, assuming the Nokia 6 was available for sale internationally (and it just might be) and was priced like the Moto G4 Plus or slightly lower, which of these phones would you pick?

Gun to the head, pick one

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

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  • 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)
Moto G4
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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28 Comments

1. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

moto x play user if camera on nokia is on par with g4 plus I'd go for nokia

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"if camera on nokia is on par with g4 plu II'd go for nokia" But, Nokia's cameras have always been superior to motorola... no? So, the Nokia 6 shouldn't have any difficulty in beating the Moto G4 Plus in the camera side of things.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The 617 has a GPU rated at 60 gigaflops. The SD 430 is rated at 48 gigaflops. However the 617 processor is faster and clocked higher at 1.5 GHz compared to the slower clocked 430. Not to mention the 430 only supports single channel LPDDR3 800 MHz ram. Now putting that aside there is a newer Moto G5 that is due to arrive. So why is this new Nokia not compared to the new Moto G5 which is due to arrive very soon. There is two variants, both of which are using superior processors over the SD 430. The Moto G5 is using the latest 625 14 nm process with all 8 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz, and it's GPU is an Adreno 506 with a rating of around 130 gigaflops. The 430 is rated at 48 gigaflops and it's manufacturing process is 28 nm. The Moto G5 plus is going to use the latest 653 octa core processor. Every processor I mentioned so far is using Cortex-A53 cores only. However the 653 is using some of the latest Cortex-A72 cores. As a matter of fact the 653 has 4 Cortex-A72 cores and 4 Cortex-A53 cores. The 653 is rated around 240 gigaflops. This means that the newer 653 is faster than a SD 808. So all other 8xx under and including the 808, like the SD 805, 801, and 800 are slower than the SD 653. As a matter of fact the SD 650 and 652 are all faster than a 808 or under. Give me a faster smartphone. So I will take a Moto G4 or better yet, just wait for the soon to be released Moto G5 with its superior processor.

8. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

i never play games...so processor is not much of a problem...430 flies on redmi 3 G4 plus is a great phone, as a moto user, i would recommend to anyone on the budget...

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The SoC is not only used for games. But in today's smartphones. They are used for post processing of images as well. It's what helps with EIS color correction to improve lighting and shading of images. Not to mention, but the SD 6xx are much better with battery life, due to 14 nm process as well as other SoC optimizations.

14. KingSam

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Source for your GPU info? I've been looking for just that.

28. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

17. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

if I'm not mistaken, only 625 and 652 are 14nm among 6xx series, both of them are not used in g4 plus

18. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

*653 not 652

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Just what I was about to say. ^^ Only the 625 and 653 are 14nm among the Snapdragon 600 series. Which means the Snapdragon 617 in the Moto G4 Play isn't 14nm. @sgodsell botched his own argument.

26. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

He does that very often; I wouldn't put too much thought in his words.

23. tech_mate

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

Not all SD6xx are 14 nm process technology. Only SD62x series are 14 nm process technology.

13. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Adreno 505 of Snapdragon 430 performs same as Adreno 405 of Snadragon 616/617 Snapdragon 430 is just a rebranded Snapdragon 617 with slightly lower clock ..

21. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

where did you get that info? all bench i saw adreno 505 inside sd 430 is miles better compare to adreno 405 inside sd 615/616/617

22. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

where did you get that info? all bench i saw adreno 505 inside sd 430 is miles better compare to adreno 405 inside sd 615/616/617

9. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

i know, i love my old 1020 but its hard to be sure at this moment fingercross they are great!!

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Ah, yes the old 1020 with its dual core S4 SoC, an Adreno 225 GPU with its LPDDR2 500 MHz single channel ram is rated at 19 gigaflops. So this Nokia 6 should fly around a relic like the 1020. But then again almost any $50 disposable smartphone should fly around the 1020 today.

16. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

I'm only talking about camera on lumia 1020 and nokia in general...maybe i reply the wrong one

20. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Not on the lower end of the spectrum no. A good example would be the Lumia 600/700 series.

3. sissy246

Posts: 7113; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Neither But if I was going to try o e I would go with the Nokia. I have had a Motorola in the past and was not happy with it.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7113; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Oops, forgot the N in one

5. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

A Motorola camera no matter on what phone sucks. It always has but hopefully not always will.

24. tech_mate

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

Have you used Moto G4 Plus' camera? I think you haven't.

7. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

actually i have no interest with any of them, you can call me old fashion as i prefer Nokia's design from Symbian era.

10. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

nokia n9 design i would take it over any other design anyday and lumia 925!

15. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I find it hard to get excited about any Motorola phone. Never had one but somehow the design of their phones just doesn't ever look exciting

25. tech_mate

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

I prefer both if I can afford.

27. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Nokia is kind of unknown in the Android world, but I'd rather go with Nokia, because since Lenovo has taken over Motorola, updates are not something that occurs with their phones. Design has also taken a back seat at Moto.

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