Motorola Moto G9 Play vs Nokia 5.3 vs Samsung Galaxy A12

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.5 inches
6.5 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 268 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
LCD

Screen-to-body:

81.63 %
82.17 %
85.80 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SM6115
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Adreno 610
Adreno 610
PowerVR GE8320

RAM:

4GB
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1)
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 48.2 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10)
Android (10)
Android (10), Samsung One UI UI

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
4000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Motorola TurboPower
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

2 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Ultra-wide)
5 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

2 MP (Depth information)
2 MP (Macro)
2 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)
2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse

Front:

8 MP (HDR)
8 MP
8 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.50 x 2.98 x 0.36 inches (165.21 x 75.73 x 9.18 mm)
6.47 x 3.02 x 0.33 inches (164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm)
6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

7.05 oz (200.0 g)
6.53 oz (185.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Splash

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Forest green, Sapphire blue
Charcoal, Cyan, Sand
Black, White, Blue, Red

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

aptX

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n, ac; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging
Charging, OTG
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer

Other:

NFC
NFC
NFC

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 06, 2020
Mar 11, 2021

FCC ID value:

2AJOTTA-1223
A3LSMA125U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.03 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Body:

0.95 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.33 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.97 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 170
$ 200
€ 179

User Manual:

This is the official Motor​ola Moto G9 Play User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
This is the official Nokia 5.3 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A12 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Headset (for selected countries), protective cover, charger, USB cable, guides, SIM tool
5V/2A charger, Type-C USB Cable, Headset (depends on market) , Quick Start Guide, Sim Pin, TPU Jelly case (depends on market)
Power brick, USB cable, Headphones, Sim card extraction tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 24, 2020
Mar 19, 2020
Nov 24, 2020
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