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Nokia 6 vs Moto G5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4: Price, Specs & Features comparison

In this comparison we compare Nokia 6 to two very worthy competitor smartphones Moto G5 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Nokia 6 has been praised highly for its design, camera and for running Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. It has sold out many times within minutes after going on sale in China. Moto G5 Plus is the latest from Lenovo and has been very positively received by fans. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has been lapped up buyers too, so there is going to be tough fight between these three.

The below table compares Price, Detailed Specs and Features of three smartphones. You can read Nokia 6’s comparison with Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 by clicking here. You can compare Nokia 3, 5 and 6 to other smartphones by clicking here.

Nokia 6 vs Moto G5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:

Moto G5 Plus Nokia 6 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Pricing EUR 229 for 2GB / 32GB variant, EUR 279 for 3 GB / 32 GB variant 229 EUR for Global variant, 299 EUR for Arte Black 2GB RAM / 32GB storage :- INR 9,999 ($150) : 3GB RAM / 32GB storage :- INR 10,999 ($165)  : 4GBRAM/64GB storage :- INR 12, 999 ($194)
Nano-SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, hybrid card slot) Dual SIM Support
HD Voice HD Voice HD Voice
Mobile Data Mobile Data Mobile Data
2G / 3G / 4G LTE 2G/3G/4G LTE 2G/3G/4G LTE
Bluetooth version 4.2 Bluetooth version 4.2 v4.1
Micro USB (USB 2.0) Micro USB (V2.0) microUSB v2.0
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi,
3.5 mm headset jack, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS 3.5 mm headset jack, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS 3.5 mm headset jack, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Design Metal body (high-grade aluminum exterior that’s been diamond cut and finished to perfection) 6000 Series Aluminum Metal
Height: 150.2 mm, Width: 74.0 mm, Depth: 7.7 mm to 9.7 mm 154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm (8.4 with camera bump) 151 x 76 x 8.45mm
155 g 169 grams 165g
Lunar Gray or Fine Gold Arte Black (limited edition), Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, Copper Black Matte, Silver, Gold and Grey colors
Display 5.2-inches 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) 1920x1080p 1080 x 1920 pixels
424 ppi 401ppi N/A
LCD Full HD Display Full HD display
Corning™ Gorilla™ Glass 3 2.5D curve Gorilla Glass 3 support Full Laminated
multitouch Multitouch Multitouch, 2.5 Curved Glass
Platform OS Version OS Version OS Version
Android™ 7.0, Nougat Android 7.1.1 Android ™ Nougat Android Marshmallow, MIUI8
Camera 12 MP with Dual Autofocus Pixels 16MP 13 MP
N/A 1.0um sensor SONY BSI sensor
ƒ/1.7 aperture f / 2 aperture f/2.0 aperture
Color balancing dual LED flash Dual tone flash Yes, LED Flash
4K Ultra HD video capture (30 fps), Slow Motion video Yes [email protected]
Selfie Camera 5 MP Wide-angle lens 8MP 5 MP
ƒ/2.2 aperture, Display flash, Professional mode, Beautification mode 1.12um sensor, f / 2 aperture, the maximum wide-angle 84˚ Smart and Pro Beautify, Face recognition, 1080p full HD video recording
Processor 2GHz Octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor Qualcomm® Xeon ™ 430 eight-core processor Octa Core Snapdragon 625 SoC
GPU Adreno 506 GPU Adreno 505 Adreno™ 506 PC-class graphics
RAM 2 GB/4 GB 3 / 4 GB RAM 2GB / 3GB /4GB RAM
In-Built Storage 32 GB/64 GB internal 32 GB / 64 GB 32GB/64GB storage
MicroSD card support Expandable Memory : Upto 128GB microSD, up to 128GB (dedicated slot) Up to 128GB expandable storage, applicable to all Redmi Note 4 variants.
Sensors Fingerprint reader, Acceleromter, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor Light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer (gravity sensor), electronic compass, gyroscope, front fingerprint sensor, Hall sensor Electronic compass, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Infrared, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Hall sensor
Battery All-day battery, 3000mAh 3,000 mAh Li-Po 4100 mAh battery
Non User replaceable Non User replaceable Non User replaceable
Special Features Fingerprint Scanner Fingerprint Scanner Fingerprint Scanner
Moto Mods Support Smart Audio amplifier (TFA9891) with Dolby Atmos® Infrared sensor, integrated X9 LTE
Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
  • Nice! I think Redmi Note 4 still win in term of price?

  • Alvester

    Moto G5 Plus has Sony IMX260 sensor which was used in Samsung Galaxy S7.

  • IgorS

    This is not professional comparison, this is like school home task -its done but value is minimal.
    E.g. what is N/A in weight of Nokia or Nokia 6 part WiFi: yes ? This is answers from mobile phone specialist?
    Please spend more time when you want to be as trustworthy resource of information.

    • Kamal

      N/A means not available officially. Also if it is not available we can’t produce by ourselves. That will be “unprofessional”.

  • DBS

    Optimisation is key but I’m afraid the Moto is the strongest offering.
    The Nokia 6 has going for it the build quality and the camera (well, based on Nokia’s tradition. I’ve yet to test it) but not much else…

    I’d still buy the Nokia 6 but I’m not an unbiased buyer. To people who don’t care for brands, things might get complicated.

    • Kamal

      I differ here, because for nearly similar pricing Nokia 6 offers better camera (both), more RAM, better audio quality while Moto G5 Plus tops up in Processor. Rest is quite similar, so I wouldn’t rate Moto G5 Plus as a stronger offering. Redmi Note 4 is a stronger competitor with very good pricing in its favour.

      • DBS

        I have no idea what the Redmi prices are (no idea which currency you put there) so I’ll abstain from commenting on it and please know that my comment has in mind the Western market. Redmi’s are a non-starter here, no one buys them (in the few places where they’re even available).

        The G5 Plus has a couple of crucial things going for him:
        – The processor is much much better (as you pointed out).
        – It has 1GB less of RAM IF you pick the 2GB variant. There’s also a 3 and 4GB RAM option. However, even with the 2GB variant, it also has a better, smaller screen so the smaller screen and the better processor make up for the 1GB of RAM it can have less.
        – The camera hardware is, potentially, better, with 1.7 aperture which will allow for more light into the picture. It also has a bunch of features like gestures to launch the camera (to compensate for the lack of a camera button) which Nokia lacks because of their sad idea to go with “Pure Android”. Not to mention here too the poor choice of processor on the Nokia 6 will prevent things like 4K video recording on the Nokia 6, which the SD625 on the Moto G5 allows.
        But this one I don’t want to argue much about until I test the camera on the Nokia 6. If it were “old Nokia” I would have no doubts but the folks at HMD, although I know they’re using Nokia Tech, have to prove themselves to me yet (and that…thing…they call 3310 isn’t a good start…).

        The problem with the competition between the Nokia 6 and the Moto G5 Plus is that, if you spec out the Nokia 6 (pick the Arte Black) and spec out the Moto G5 Plus, the G5 Plus will come out on top far more easily.
        The G5 Plus with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage though costs 279€ which is more than the 229€ of the standard Nokia 6. But you also get a far superior processor in it which more than justifies the extra 50€.
        And Lenovorola will have the phones available by April…whereas Nokia has no idea yet when theirs will come out…could be 1st of April…could be 30th of June.

        In the end, the thing pulling down the Nokia 6 is the processor and “Pure Android”. The second part Nokia can eventually fix with updates. The first part is impossible to fix though.

        • Kamal

          You answered yourself. If 3GB + 32GB variant of Moto G5 Plus costs EUR 279 then just a processor can’t make it a stronger offering. With a better pricing at EUR 229 Nokia 6 will have similar RAM, better imaging quality, better selfie camera and better audio quality. Coming to Moto G5 Plus 2 GB RAM offering, Best processors fail if not supported by RAM needed to carry out actions. We have seen that happening with many Androids before too.

          • DBS

            I didn’t. If the difference between the 3GB Moto G5 Plus and the Nokia 6 is 50€ it’s NOT a better deal to buy the Nokia 6 as its processor is vastly inferior.

            As for the RAM, having 1GB less doesn’t equate to performing worse. The Moto screen is smaller and the screen is one of the things that requires more RAM.
            And because the SD625 is so much more efficient, the lack of 1GB of RAM won’t be felt as much as you’re not offloading so many things to the RAM.

            As for the camera, again, you’re taking for granted it’s better on the Nokia. I won’t for now.

            We’ve seen many Androids. For example Sony’s Z Compact line always had 1GB less than the flagship and that was never felt in performance. As I wrote in the initial comment, optimization is key.

            • Kamal

              We can keep on arguing till eternity but ultimately it boils down to what your budget and aspirations are. Redmi Note 4 has much more to offer than Moto G5 Plus by that logic, at a much better price and same processor. But Moto buyers will somehow buy it. Nokia 6 is giving me a saving of EUR 50 with promise of better imaging, selfie cam, Dolby ATMOs audio. For many even the selfie cam makes a big difference. Many doesn’t even know about and care about processor but many others do. Pure Android is also a big plus because that means optimized android from Google and quick updates.
              So, Nokia 6 will appeal to many just like two others in comparison here.

              • DBS

                Moto also offers Pure Android though they do fix things that Nokia has neglected to fix so far.
                But we’ll have to wait and see. So far we’re just assuming things because we like Nokia.
                But we haven’t seen a Google powered Nokia phone working yet. We shouldn’t forget the China version runs AOSP and not Google’s Android. Time will tell.

                I intend to get myself an Arte Black Nokia 6 for purely sentimental reasons (no way on Earth I’d replace my S7 with it) so when that happens I’ll be able to re-evaluate things.

                • Kamal

                  Nokia 6 is certainly not replacing any other flagship smartphone, as it isn’t meant to be. It is a great choice if you eye a mid-ranger.

                  Nokia will also release it firmware updates along with Android OS updates. So, don’t assume that they won’t fix issues with Stock Android.

                  • DBS

                    When I mean “fix issues” I refer to basic things missing from stock Android software or problems caused by Google (for example, a security policy from the beginning of 2016 broke the ability to use double tap to sleep along with fingerprint scanners). I highly doubt Nokia has fixed that as those are software and not firmware. But we’ll see.

                    I personally don’t like stock Android as a whole (specially the God awful UI) so I’m not eager for the software and will likely have to root the phone to fix it but otherwise…

                    And yeah, I wasn’t suggesting the Nokia 6 is a flagship. It’s not even a mid-ranger. It’s a high end budget phone.

      • Rce

        Ha ha,Nokia better camera than Moto G5 plus..
        For your info Moto g5 plus has Top end Sony imx 362 sensor along side dual autofocus technology and an larger 1.4micron pixel camera with f/1.7 in place of Nokia 6’s f.2.0 and also Nokia camera’s are no more equipped with Carl Zeiss branding …
        Plus Moto g5 plus is equipped with better processor,and more power efficiency,better storage options,and a strong market base in Android arena..Where as Nokia 6’s only two positive things are brand name and Dolby atmos and maybe slightly better front camera..
        Just because you’re biased that doesn’t make entire audience biased towards Nokia and one more thing Redmi Note 4 is already hugely successful in Asian market with a better processor and price ratio,and then Moto G5 plus is coming with Samsung Galaxy S7’s camera technology and sensor with similar aperture and then Nokia will launch it’s devices after 3 months of every devices launch and you’re expecting it’ll sell more than Moto G5 plus,honor 6x,Redmi note 4,,well I’m glad that you’re optimistic..

        • Kamal

          Why not wait till the camera results of Moto G5 Plus are out. Nokia 6 has a very capable camera and that has been proved in tests from china. Till that time specs speak for themselves. No need to get emotional over it. We are telling what specs tell us at this point in time. Also you urself just told us about “Dolby atmos and maybe slightly better front camera” and add 1 GB RAM to that for similar pricing. When you are unbiased, must tell the full story.

          • akcme

            Lemme share my views. I think Nokia is fooling itself (including HMD), they think their brand name resonates so much that people will buy anything that they bring to the market which is an arrogant assumption. I am a big Nokia fan and have lived in US and now in India. In US, nobody gives a damn about Nokia anymore and so is true in India now. Industry has moved on way fast and Nokia gotta catch up fast or die cold in Finnish winter.
            With Snapdragon 430 series, they are lowest of the lowest (my opinion) and nobody wants 64GB storage for low end phones. People would be more than happy with 16GB storage and bunch of RAM (minimum 2GB). Do people care about camera quality for low end phones. If you give them better quality camera, they might remember your name for next purchase but for this current purchase $$ is the only thing that people are going to think. Looks matter and so is built quality. In India, they are gonna compete with Xiaomi and Oppo not Samsung and they gotta give more than Xiaomi now. It sells like hot cake not because of its name or origin (China) but because they throw great hardware with decent built quality at throw away prices. I haven’t seen Xiaomi discounting their phones at all. They launch at very reasonable prices and don’t have to discount (because everyone was waiting for a price drop) and people overpay for their phones because they don’t have distribution channels all over India.
            Snapdragon 6xx series is far better than 4xx series regardless of performance. You can’t convince anyone that 4xx is gonna be better than 6xx (don’t be a fanboy). I don’t know why Nokia can’t beat Xiaomi on PRICE, they no longer have factory employees, they are manufacturing phones where everyone does. This 4xx series Nokia phones aren’t worth more than $150 to begin with.
            If you are a real fanboy then maybe write a letter to Nokia and wake them up.