Motorola decided to up the ante in mid-range competition with its dual camera-equipped Moto G5S Plus. Will the established Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro or Nokia 6 have a better chance in the hardware category and overall value for money? Below is the breakdown of the differences between the latest Samsung J7 Pro, Motorola Moto G5S Plus and the Nokia 6 in terms of key features and pricing.
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LCD vs Super AMOLED Display
Among the three, all offers quite the big screen for phablet fanatics at 5.5-inch Full HD or 1080p resolution. The Nokia 6 along with the Moto G5S Plus offer IPS LCD or more accurate colors than the vivid Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy J7 Pro. Individually, each device offers great screen quality and decently bright output.
Mid-range hardware and memory comparison
Their only difference lies with the J7 Pro since it only offers a 3GB of RAM version. Unlike the J7 Pro, the Nokia 6 and Moto G5S Plus also boasts 4GB of RAM and offers 64GB ROM variant aside from its 32GB. But, all three of them has a built-in storage of 32GB ROM, which is expandable up to 256GB via SD card.
Aside from that, another contrast between the three lies on their processor. The Moto G5S Plus packs a Snapdragon 625 while the Nokia 6 is powered by Snapdragon 430, which is a bit underwhelming though its cheaper price makes up for it. Samsung J7 Pro, on the other hand, runs its company’s Exynos 7 Octa 7870.
Full camera comparison here: OPPO F3, J7 Pro, A5 2017, Xperia XA1 Ultra Camera Comparison
Battery life and Camera
The Moto G5S Plus leads the pack with its dual 13MP main cameras. As for the Nokia 6, it has a 16MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro has been proven to outperform the Oppo F3 Plus in low light with its 13MP main camera and 13MP selfie snapper. Unlike the Nokia 6, the J7 Pro and the G5 Plus has a front camera flash.
Both the Moto G5S Plus and Nokia 6 is jet packed with 3,000 mAh of battery juice. The J7 Pro features a higher capacity of 3,600 mAh. Yet, the Moto G5S Plus and Nokia 6 feature fast charging compared to the J7 Pro. The three power devices also sport a 3.5 mm headphone jack along with a fingerprint sensor in the front.
Nonetheless, all the three smartphones show the huge difference in price. The J7 Pro in the Philippines costs for Php 15,990. The Moto G5S Plus costs an estimated P15,000 to P16,000 and the cheapest, Nokia 6 (32GB) is for sale at Php 12,500.
Nokia 6 vs Galaxy J7 Pro vs Moto G5S Plus Comparison, Full Specs
|SPECS, PH Price||Nokia 6||Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro||Moto G5S Plus|
|Display||5.5 inches, IPS LCD, 403ppi||5.5 inches Super AMOLED, 401ppi||5.5 inches, IPS LCD, 401ppi|
|Size||154 x 75.8 x 7.9 mm, 169g weight||152.4 x 74.7 x 7.9 mm, 181g weight||153.5 x 76.2 x 8 mm, 168g weight|
|Design||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Scratch Resistant||Splash resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Colors||Arte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, Copper||Black, Gold||Lunar Gray, Fine Gold|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430||Exynos 7870 Octa||Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625|
|Processor||Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53||Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Graphics||Adreno 505||Mali-T830MP2||Adreno 506|
|Memory||32 GB, 3 GB RAM, microSD||32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM, microSD||32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM, microSD|
|Main Camera||16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash||13 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, LED flash||Dual 13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Multimedia||[email protected]||[email protected]||[email protected]|
|Front camera||8 MP, f/2.0, 1080p||13 MP, f/1.9, LED flash, 1080p||8 MP, f/2.0, LED flash|
|Connectivity||WiFi ac, Dual SIM, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC||WiFi ac, Dual SIM, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC||WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC|
|Security||Fingerprint scanner on home button||Fingerprint scanner on home button||Fingerprint scanner on home button|
|OS||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)||Android 7.1 (Nougat)||Android 7.1 (Nougat)|
|Battery||3000 mAh battery, Fast Charging||Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery||3000 mAh battery, Fast Charging|
|Ports||3.5mm audio, USB Type-C||3.5mm audio, microUSB||3.5mm audio, USB Type-C|
|Official Price||P12,500 SRP (32GB)||P15,990 SRP||P15,000 to 16,000 SRP|
|Availability date||2017, January||2017, July||2017, September|
|Where to buy||Authorized resellers, online||Samsung, authorized resellers||Motorola, Lenovo, authorized resellers|