Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs BlackBerry Keyone (Mercury)
At this year MWC 2017 in Barcelona, lot of devices got launched. Every OEM from Huawei to Nokia and Motorola to Samsung announced their devices. Even LG came with their flagship device LG G6 with Snapdragon 821. Sony announced its Xperia XZ Premium that too on Snapdragon 835. Motorola announced Moto G5 Plus and Blackberry announced its Blackberry KEYone. Today we are going to compare Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs BlackBerry KEYone.
Motorola has come with the Moto G5 Plus with decent camera and Snapdragon 625. Well, Blackberry has come up with the same Snapdragon 625. THere’s also same camera on the rear side with little difference on the front.
Let’s see who wins the battle here:
It measures 150.2 x 74 x 7.7mm, weighs 155g. Here are little design changes if we compare it with its predecessor. Motorola has used micro USB instead of the increasingly common USB-C. Officially, it is not water resistant but holds capacity to sustain from occasional splash. Motorolas has even recessed fingerprint scanner. It’s certainly better-looking than the fingerprint reader on the Moto G4 Plus. The signature “M” also appears ton the rear and there is a nice curve to the back.
Motorola has given a circular shape at the bottom and top sides. There’s microphone on the bottom with speaker grill, microUSB and Audio port. Motorola has engraved the camera module on the back in a circular style which looks astonishing.
Taking a look at Blackberry then it has put in some more weight due to physical keyboard. Its dimensions are 149.3 x 72.5 x 9.4mm and weighs 180g. There’s a speaker grill along with camera, flash and sensors on the front side above the display. It has design similar to OnePlus 3 or 3T. Blackberry KEYone is little broader in comparison with Moto G5 Plus.
Blackberry has got USB -C type on bottom with speaker grills on both the sides. There’s a power button on the left side and on right side there’s a sim tray volume rocker. On the back there’s a camera with dual led flash. Blackberry KEYone has grippy surface then the metallic on the Moto G5 Plus.
Blackberry also holds Fingerprint sensor and NFC. While Moto G5 Plus only acks Fingerprint sensor.
Display of both the devices are good and give competition to each other.
Moto G5 Plus packs IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 4.2 inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at 424 ppi. Further on the Blackberry side, Display side stands at 4.5-inch due to physical keyboard. The resolution of KEYone stands at 1620 x 1080 with 433 ppi.
Moto G5 Plus display packs Corning Gorilla Glass 3 while KEYone has Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Both the devices have same display but Blackberry is little squarish.
Moto G5 Plus vs Blackberry KEYone can’t take place without talking about its hardware.
Blackberry KEYone is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor which is a mid-range chip by all means. There is also 3GB RAM, but then even cheap phones these days carry that amount of RAM, so there’s nothing new out here.
Even Moto G5 Plus packs same amount of ram and packs same processor with same clocking speed of 2.0 gHz.
In Storage, BlackBerry KEYone offers 32GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). It packs 3GB of RAM. While Moto G5 Plus have two size variants one with 2GB/32GB option other with 4GB/64GB storage option. You can expand it upto 256GB.
So, here also, there’s an option in Moto G5 Plus if you want more space and more RAM. While Blackberry has only single variant. Both the devices packs same storage technology.
BlackBerry KEYone bears a 12-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX378 sensor – the same acclaimed sensor as the one on the Google Pixel – that has 1.55-micron pixels. Moto G5 Plus offers a 12-megapixel Dual Autofocus Pixels snapper on the rear, featuring an aperture of f/1.7 and 1.4µm pixels. If, Blackberry matches the Google Pixel’s then Moto G5 Plus packs Galaxy S7’s camera module.
On the backside there’s 5MP wide angle lens with aperture of f/2.2. Blackberry KEYone has 8-megapixel front facing camera with a wide-angle lens and a flash module.
Both the devices Moto G5 Plus and Blackberry KEYone doesn’t have optical image stabilisation it won’t be a low-light genius, but could well set new standards at the price.
As required by the today’s time, Device’s battery is a buying factor for most of the users. In the battle of Moto G5 Plus vs Blackberry KEYone this is also an important aspect.
Blackberry KEYone holds a 3505 mAh battery that’s said to give all-day battery life and support Quick Charge 3.0. The QC 3.0 charges up the Moto upto 50% in just 36 minutes.
Moto G5 Plus has also used similar kind of technology on its 3000 mAh. They claim that TurboPower will charge up the device for 6 hours in just 15 minutes.
Sensors and Connectivity:
In connectivity, Moto G5 Plus v4.2 Bluetooth, MicroUSB, 3.5 mm jack. It packs Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and Magnetometer. It also has GPS and Radio. While, Blackberry holds v4.2 Bluetooth, USB -c , 3.5 mm jack. There’s Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.
Blackberry KEYOne is available for $449 in the US, €599 in Europe and £499 in the UK. It is also coming to india for around Rs. 35000.
Moto G5 will be available starting in March for €199 with 2GB RAM/16GB storage across Europe and Latin America, while the Moto G5 Plus will go for $229 US for the 2GB/32GB model, and $279 for the 4GB/64GB version. In India Moto G5 coming in the month of march for the estimated price of INR 11,999 and Moto G Plus to stand out for INR 14,999.
As we got to know that both the devices have little differences. Like, Blackberry packs NFC and comes only in 32 GB variant with 3 GB of RAM. There’s a additional pro about the KEYone i.e the physical keyboard and squarish display. It is little different from the the other devices.
While Moto G Plus gives choice to the users to opt for 2GB/32GB option or 4GB/64 GB option. If you looking for device with nicer specs and great support go for Moto G Plus.
If you are willing to pay more bucks for the physical keyboard of the Blackberry. Then you should opt for the Blackberry KEYone. If not, then try shifting your mind for Moto G Plus.
This is all from Moto G5 Plus vs Blackberry KEYone comparison.
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