With Xiaomi dominating the under 15K smartphone market and OnePlus and other big names occupying the 30K+ segments, the 20-30K segment has kind of lost the importance it once held in a phone manufacturer’s plans. That being said, there are still plenty of options to choose from, and we’re here to help you decide between three of the best offerings around the 25K mark: the Samsung Galaxy A6+, the Nokia 7 Plus and the soon to be released Motorola Moto G6 plus.
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus vs Moto G6 Plus vs Nokia 7 Plus: Price in India
Yes we know, this is probably going to be the decisive factor in most of the mobile purchases in India, so we’ll get this out first. The three phones that we have here are neck-to-neck when it comes to pricing. The Galaxy A6 Plus is currently retailing at Rs. 25,990 through Amazon and Samsung’s own website. The Nokia 7 Plus is available currently at Rs. 25,999 through online and offline retailers. The Moto G6 Plus is set to launch next week and its expected price should also be around the Rs. 25,000 mark.
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus vs Moto G6 Plus vs Nokia 7 Plus: Design, Display
Not a lot of phones offer premium designs in the budget segment. These phones, however, stack up pretty well in terms of design and build quality. The Nokia 7 Plus is the clear winner for us when it comes to design, its metal body and copper frame look and feel much more premium than its price tag. The A6 Plus too features a metal unibody design and feels solid in the hand. The Moto G6 plus opts for a glass meets metal design and feels premium in its own right, albeit the glass body adds the risk of accidental damage.
Samsung has been the king of mobile displays for some time now and the A6 plus too gets Infinity display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 6-inch Super AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution (2220×1080). Both the Nokia 7 plus and the Moto G6 plus come with IPS LCD panels with FHD+ resolution (2160×1080). The Nokia 7 plus packs in a slightly bigger 6-inch screen, while the Moto G6 plus comes in with a 5.9 inch screen. All three of the phones here have good screens, however, the Samsung screen wins this round for being AMOLED and just better with overall colour reproduction.
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus vs Moto G6 Plus vs Nokia 7 Plus: Performance, Hardware
All three of these phones pack in a generous 4GB of RAM coupled to octa-core processors. The Nokia 7 plus wins this round because of its Snapdragon 660 processor. The Moto G6 plus will be launching with the Snapdragon 630 SoC on board. Samsung lags behind in this round with an average-performing Snapdragon 450 powering the A6 plus. All the three phones here come with 64GB of internal storage, with an option to expand it via a microSD card.
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus vs Moto G6 Plus vs Nokia 7 Plus: Camera, Imaging
Cameras can really make or break a smartphone and all three of these phones put special emphasis on the imaging department. The Nokia 7 plus features a Dual camera setup at the back with a 12 MP, f/1.8 lens and a 13 MP, f/2.6 secondary shooter. It also boasts of gyro EIS, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash. Moto G5 family had one of the best cameras in the budget segment and the Moto G6 should be a great performer too. It features a Dual 12 MP (f/1.7) + 5 MP (f/2.2) camera setup at the back. The Galaxy A6+ is no slouch either, packing in a dual 16 MP (f/1.7) + 5 MP (f/1.9) setup. All three of the phones support Portrait mode and bokeh effect pictures.
At the front, the Moto G6 plus features an 8MP, f/2.2 camera with LED flash. Nokia does even better with a 20MP front camera placed on the 7 plus. Galaxy A6+ takes the crown here though, with a 24MP (f/1.9) front cam, which is bound to give you great looking selfies even in low light conditions.
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus vs Moto G6 Plus vs Nokia 7 Plus: Battery, OS, Other Specifications
All three of the phones here are Dual-SIM phones, and they all come with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box. Nokia 7 plus has the distinct advantage of being part of Google’s Android One program, which means it sports the stock Android look and feel and is also bound to get timely software updates. Nokia’s phone also wins the battery race with a huge 3800mAh battery powering the 7 plus. The Galaxy A6+ comes a close second with a 3500mAh cell, and Moto G6 plus with its 3200mAh battery trails behind both the phones in this area.
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus vs Moto G6 Plus vs Nokia 7 Plus: Verdict
When you’re looking for a smartphone in a particular budget, you mostly have a set of expectations that you want the phone to meet. While the A6+ brings in loads of software features that Samsung has to offer, the Moto G6 plus offers a stock Android look and feel and an overall good package of a phone. However, if you’re looking to buy a hassle-free phone in the 25,000 range, Nokia 7 Plus is bound to tick all the right boxes for you. It’s well built, has the Nokia brand value, and performs reliably well in day-to-day tasks. The Nokia 7 plus is our winner for today’s comparison.
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