Nokia 5 vs Motorola Moto G5

Nokia 5 and Moto G5 both are launched at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. Both the phones are Mide-range Android Smartphones with very good quality hardware. Now here we are going to compare both the phones on various points. Nokia 5 Vs Moto G5

Nokia 5 vs Motorola Moto G5

 Design and Display

Although the Nokia 5 is little bigger than Moto G5 as it supports the 5.2” IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution, where as Moto G5 supports 5.0 inches IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 resolution. But still Nokia 5 feels comfortable in hand. On the visual look Nokia 5 wins the fight as it is having Totally clean, pure Design. On the back panel there is no antenna lines. On Moto G5 there is big black camera spot at the back. In this section both the devices have unique plus points, So its a draw between Nokia 5 and Moto G5.

Hardware and Software

Both the phones are packed with Qualcomm 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430. However, Moto G5 is powered with Adreno 506 GPU which is paired with 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage.  and Nokia 5 is powered with Adreno 505 GPU which is paired with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Both the phones can be expandable via MicroSd card. Now coming to the Operating system of the phones, Moto G5 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box where as Nokia 5 runs on latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Although Nokia 5 runs on latest Android but still Moto G5 wins in this section.

Camera

Nokia 5 is packed with 13MP primary camera and 8 MP of front camera, Where as Moto G5 is packed with 13-megapixel primary camera and 5MP secondary camera for selfies. Here Nokia 5 wins the race.

Battery and Connectivity

In Battery section Nokia 5 haves the upper hand as it is backed up by the 3000 mAh Battery. On the other hand Moto G5 is backed up by the 2800 mAh battery. Moto G5 is packed with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot and Bluetooth- v4.2, A2DP, LE and Nokia 5 is packed with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct,  Bluetooth – v4.1, A2DP, LE. This section is also a draw between both the phones.

As we compare it over all there is very little difference. If you want to buy a phone with little better specs like storage than you should choose Moto G5. However, If you want a phone with better looks in less price and almost same specs than you should choose Nokia 5.

You can Also see the specs comparison between Nokia 5 Vs Moto G5 below.



Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar Bar
  • Dimensions
    149.7 x 72.5 x 8 mm 144.3x73x9.5 mm
  • Weight
    5.1 oz, 145g
  • Colors
    Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black, Copper Lunar Grey, Fine Gold

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    5.2” IPS LCD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    5.2 inch 5.0 inches
  • Resolution
    1280 x 720 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M 16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    ~282 ppi 440 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    Yes, Multitouch Multitouch
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Features
    2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass display SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
    Browser HTML5
    Java No
    - Fast battery charging
    - MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
    - MP4/H.264 player
    - Photo/video editor
    - Document viewer

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Snapdragon 430
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 505 Adreno 506
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    2GB 2 GB RAM
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    16GB 64 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    Yes, up to 128 GB via MicroSD up to 256 GB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e-compass, fingerprint sensor, Hall sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, NFC (sharing) Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 7.1.1 Nougat Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2, dual tone flash 13 MP
  • Image
    13MP f/2.2, auto-HDR
  • Video
    1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps, HDR
  • Camera Features
    1/3" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    dual tone flash dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Secondary
    8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, FOV 84 degrees 5 MP

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3000 mAh 2800 mAh
  • Placement
    Non-removable Non-removable

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.1, A2DP, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Yes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    Micro USB (USB 2.0) microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with A-GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack

By: Sukhraj Singh

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