- Motorola is offering the signature vegan leather finish
- All three phones support 5G connectivity and Android 13 out-of-the-box
- The mid-range 5G segment is getting more options for buyers
Motorola has dished out another mid-range phone in the market in the form of the Moto G84 5G that carries enough substance with its design and overall functional aspects. That’s why we are going to gauge where the new Moto G84 5G fits into the range, alongside the Realme 11 5G and the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite smartphones that have shown their worth and offer their own strengths.
Moto G84 5G vs Realme 11 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite: Specs at Glance
|Specs||Moto G84 5G||Realme 11 5G||OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite|
|Display||6.55-inch pOLED Full HD+||6.72-inch Full HD+||6.72-inch Full HD+|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695||MediaTek Dimensity 6100+||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695|
|RAM||12GB||Up to 8GB||Up to 8GB|
|Storage||256GB||Up to 256GB||Up to 256GB|
|Rear Camera||50MP OIS+ 8MP ( ultrawide)||108MP + 2MP (macro)||108MP EIS + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth)|
|Battery||5000mAh battery with 30W fast charging||5000mAh battery with 67W fast charging||5000mAh battery with 67W charging|
|Operating System||Android 13||Android 13||Android 13|
Moto G84 5G vs Realme 11 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite: Price in India
Moto G84 has launched in India at Rs 19,999 which gets you the lone 12GB + 256GB model.
The starting price of Realme 11 5G is Rs 18,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant and you have to pay Rs 19,999 for the 8GB + 256GB variant.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has two options for buyers. The base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant costs Rs 19,999, while you pay Rs 21,999 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage model.
Moto G84 5G vs Realme 11 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite: Design
Moto has kept a refreshing outlook for the design of its phones, and the Moto G84 shows those traits. The company has offered the device with a vegan leather finish and acrylic glass finish option, weighing 168 grams and 166 grams, respectively. The design language has been evident with other Moto phones with its small camera module at the back and a clean unibody design. It also comes with an IP54 rating which makes it water-resistant.
Realme 11 5G goes for a different approach, as the back panel is made of plastic that has a glitter-like finish. The back panel also houses the circular camera module that takes its place on the top-left. The company has also used an intriguing pattern that reflects in the light to show like letter S which makes it look stylish. The phone weighs 190 grams which makes it heavier than the Moto G84.
The Nord CE 3 Lite borrows its design elements from the vanilla Nord model but goes for a plastic finish because of the price. The phone has flat edges which makes it less comfortable but good to have a lightweight design, even though it weighs the heaviest of these three phones at 195 grams. The frame is also made of plastic but in its defence, the quality doesn’t look cheap.
Looks can be subjective, but the Moto G84 definitely has the edge with its classy vegan leather and ultra-light dimensions.
Moto G84 5G vs Realme 11 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite: Display
Moto G84 features a 6.55-inch pOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The screen offers up to 1300 nits of peak brightness and has a punch-hole cutout that houses the selfie camera.
Realme 11 5G sports a 6.72-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. It comes with 680 nits of peak brightness which is lower than what Moto offers.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G also has a 6.72-inch FHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate, up to 680 nits of peak brightness like the Realme 11 5G and the display is secured by Asahi Dragontail Star Glass.
Even here, you would say the Moto G84 has the better screen panel, highest screen brightness and colour quality.
Moto G84 5G vs Realme 11 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite: Performance and UI
The Moto G84 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 695 SoC. The device packs 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, expandable up to 2TB using the microSD card slot. Motorola is offering its MyUX interface based on Android 13 out of the box. Motor G84 will get the Android 14 update but after that, the company will offer three years of monthly security patches.
Realme 11 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ 5G chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, which is also expandable up to 2TB. You have the virtual memory expansion option with this device. Realme is offering the common Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite also has the 8GB RAM standard paired with Snapdragon 695. The Nord phone comes with storage up to 256GB, which is expandable up to 1TB with a microSD card slot. OnePlus offers the cleanest UI in this range with the OxygenOS which is based on Android 13.
The hardware is comparable on all three devices but we’re going with the Moto G84 because you have 12GB RAM on board. But if software is your need, the Nord CE 3 Lite would be the best choice.
Moto G84 5G vs Realme 11 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite: Cameras
Moto G84 features a dual-camera setup that has a 50MP primary sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide lens. On the front side, the device has a 16MP selfie camera.
Realme 11 5G offers a 108MP Samsung HM6 primary camera along with a 2MP portrait camera. It also has a dual LED flash. Realme also gives you a 16MP front shooter.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G is the only device that gets a triple rear camera system. You have a 108MP primary sensor with EIS, a 2MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, you have a 16MP camera with AI beautification tech.
Realme and OnePlus get our vote for the camera, purely because they have 100MP and 108MP cameras.
Moto G84 5G vs Realme 11 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite: Battery
Moto G84 packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging. Realme 11 5G also gets a 5,000mAh battery but the brand offers 67W fast charging speed. The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite also has a 5000mAh battery with 67W of wired charging support.
Once again, Realme and OnePlus are giving you faster charging speeds than Motorola.
Moto G84 5G vs Realme 11 5G vs OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite: Verdict
Moto G84 5G has managed to surprise us with its overall value, thanks to the premium design finish, pOLED display with high peak brightness and clean software without a lot of ads. The hardware is comparable between all three phones, and the camera is probably not its strongest suit.
Realme gives you a better camera and charging speeds but the software is riddled with bloatware, which can be a deal breaker for some. And finally, you have the Nord CE 3 Lite which has a basic design, decent camera and fast charging support. Now that you know the strong points of all three phones, we’d have to say that for most people, Moto G84 5G might be the right choice.