Moto G6 Play vs Nokia 7 vs iPhone 5S vs Moto G6 Plus: Price in India, Specifications and Features Comparison

Moto G6 Play vs Nokia 7 vs iPhone 5S vs Moto G6 Plus

2018 seems to be an interesting year as far as entry-level, and mid-range smartphones are concerned. Several handsets from manufacturers like Xiaomi, Motorola, ASUS, Lenovo are set to be officially launched in the next few months – setting the stage for another competitive year. In fact, some of the handsets that are rumoured to be launched this year have already been leaked. In this comparison, we will take a closer look at two such handsets from Motorola and compare them with two other handsets that have been around for some time now. The two leaked handsets from Motorola include the Moto G6 Play and the Moto G6 Plus, while the other two handsets are the Nokia 7 and the iPhone 5s. It is interesting to note that of these four, only the iPhone 5s is currently available for purchase in India.

Moto G6 Play vs Nokia 7 vs iPhone 5S vs Moto G6 Plus: Design, Display

Let us now check out the design aspects of each of these handsets. Note that our evaluation of the design aspects of the two rumoured handsets will be on the basis of their leaked images.

The Moto G6 Play is rumoured to feature an aluminium frame/body mated to a toughened glass panel at the front. The display size is pegged at 5.7-inches. From what is now known, the display will be in the 18:9 aspect ratio and will feature a resolution if 720 x 1440 pixels.

The Nokia 7 also features an aluminium body with toughened glass at the front. The display, however, is in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio and measures 5.2-inches across with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display also gets the Gorilla Glass 3 coating for scratch resistance.

The iPhone 5s features an aluminium body and Corning Gorilla Glass at the front for scratch resistance. The display measures 4-inches across and has a resolution if 640 x 1136 pixels.

Lastly, we have the Motorola Moto G6 Plus which is rumoured to feature a glass coating on the rear panel as well – atop an aluminium frame and body. The phone is rumoured to feature a 5.93-inch, 18:9 aspect ratio display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels.

Moto G6 Play vs Nokia 7 vs iPhone 5S vs Moto G6 Plus: Hardware, Software

Let us now take a quick look at the internals of these devices.

The Moto G6 Play is likely to come in a single 16GB/2GB version. While it is not confirmed what SoC the handset would use, the current rumours are that it will feature an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.

The Nokia 7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chip and comes in two versions – a 4GB/64GB version and a 4GB/64GB variant.

As for the iPhone 5s, this being a very old handset comes with Apple’s A7 chipset that houses a dual-core 1.3 GHz processor. Currently, it is available only in a single 16GB version. The handset comes with 1GB of DDR3 memory.

The Moto G6 Plus is likely to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset and will come three versions as follows

  • Moto G6 Plus, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage
  • Moto G6 Plus, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage
  • Moto G6 Plus, 6GB RAM, 64GB storage

Moto G6 Play vs Nokia 7 vs iPhone 5S vs Moto G6 Plus: Camera

Moving on to the camera, we start off with the Moto G6 Play that is rumoured to feature a single 12-megapixel camera at the rear. The rear camera will also allow full HD video recording. At the front, the phone is likely to feature a dual camera setup with at least one of the cameras getting a 5-megapixel sensor.

The Nokia 7 features a 16-megapixel camera at the rear with f/2.2 aperture. The camera also supports phase detection autofocus, as well as Dual, LED dual-tone flash. The primary camera can record 4k videos at 30fps. At the front, the Nokia 7 gets a 5-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture and autofocus.

The iPhone 5s gets by with an 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, and dual LED dual-tone flash.  The phone can record full HD videos at 30fps as well. The front camera happens to be a 1.2-megapixel unit with support for 720p video recording at 30fps.

The Moto G6 Plus is likely to feature a dual camera setup at the rear that might include a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel shooter. This camera will also feature phase detection autofocus, as well as dual, LED dual-tone flash. At the front, the Moto G6 Plus might feature a 16-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture.

Moto G6 Play vs Nokia 7 vs iPhone 5S vs Moto G6 Plus: Price in India, Verdict

Like we mentioned at the beginning of this article currently, three of the four handsets in this comparison is not available for purchase in India. The only handset that you can buy right now is the iPhone 5s. We definitely do not recommend buying this one since it is simply too old and outdated. In case you were wondering, the iPhone 5s can be bought for Rs. 21,990 in India.

As for the Nokia 7, this one is not expected to officially come to India, and we can rule that one out for the same reason. The Moto G6 Play and the Moto G6 Plus are likely to be officially launched here, and of the two, the Moto G6 Plus looks like the better option because of its superior spec sheet.

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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.