The year 2018 is expected to bring a slew of new devices. While most of the tech geeks are looking forward to the launch of the Galaxy S9 and new iPhone X variants, it’s worth noting that other makers like Motorola are also gearing up to introduce new devices such as the Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play. On the other hand, we have Nokia’s upcoming Nokia 7 Plus which is due to release soon, but its leaked specifications are already making rounds on the rumour mill. Its smaller variant, the Nokia 7 has already been launched in China and will soon make its way to India, most likely by March 2018. Three of these phones are due to launch so we will be comparing them as per their leaked specs and expected pricing. Nokia 7 has already been out in China, so we have its confirmed specs, but not the pricing details for India.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Moto G6 Play vs Nokia 7 vs Moto G6 Plus: Expected Pricing
Starting with the Nokia 7 Plus, the device is expected to launch at Rs. 19,999 in India while its smaller variant, the Nokia 7 is rumoured to come with a price tag of Rs. 17,990. Similarly, the Moto G6 Play‘s pricing is expected to be around Rs. 18,999 while the Moto G6 Plus might retail at Rs. 16,999.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Moto G6 Play vs Nokia 7 vs Moto G6 Plus: Display
The Nokia 7 Plus is expected to come with a 5.5-inch Full HD TFT display with 1080×1920 pixels resolution in contrast to its smaller sibling that bears a 5.2-inch FHD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Moto G6 Play is rumored to come with a 5.7-inch display with 720×1280 pixels resolution while the Moto G6 Plus might feature a 5.93-inch screen bearing 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution. Except for the Nokia 7, the specs of all the other three smartphone are still under the rumour tag so we can’t judge the best in the lot.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Moto G6 Play vs Nokia 7 vs Moto G6 Plus: Hardware, Software
The Nokia 7 Plus is likely to come powered by a 2.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset clubbed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage that can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). A 3300mAh battery is expected to back the device. Whereas, the Nokia 7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage that can be expanded via microSD card.
As for the Moto G6 Play, it is tipped to come powered by an entry-level Snapdragon chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. While the Moto G6 Plus could come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630. It is expected to debut in three RAM and storage variants – 3GB RAM/32GB storage; 4GB RAM/64GB storage; 6GB RAM/64GB storage.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Moto G6 Play vs Nokia 7 vs Moto G6 Plus: Camera
Coming to the imaging segment, the Nokia 7 Plus may sport a 16MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front camera for selfies. While the Nokia 7 boasts a 16MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash and 4K video-recording at 30fps. There is a 5MP selfie shooter on the front with autofocus and f/2.0 aperture.
On the other hand, the Moto G6 Play is expected to come with a 12MP rear camera with full HD 1080p video recording capability and a dual-front camera setup with at least one sensor being 5MP. The Moto G6 Plus is rumored to feature 12MP+5MP dual camera setup at the rear with dual tone LED flash. On the front, it will most likely bear a 16MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Moto G6 Play vs Nokia 7 vs Moto G6 Plus: Verdict
As we already mentioned at the beginning of this article, all the four smartphones are yet to launch in India. The Nokia 7 could launch in India by March, but there are also fair chances that HMD Global may skip this one from launching in regions outside China. As for the other phone, the Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 Plus are expected to debut in India once they are made official by the company.