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Motorola has today launched the much-awaited fifth generation device under its G series, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus, at an event in New Delhi. It was first announced at Mobile World Congress last month. What's strange is that the Moto G5, which was also announced at MWC, is not launched in India. The manufacturer has delayed its launch in the Indian market for reasons unknown. Only time will tell.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

The smartphone comes embedded in an aluminum casing. It sports a 5.2-inch full HD display (with a pixel density of 424 pixels-per-inch), which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The rear camera on the device is a f/1.7 12 MP sensor with dual autofocus and dual LED flash. The secondary camera is a 5 MP wide-angle shooter.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2 GHz. It is coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The smartphone comes in two variants - 3 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage, and 4 GB RAM with 32 GB storage. Both the models support expandable storage up to 128 GB via microSD.

The battery capacity is 3,000 mAh. It supports fast charging. The fingerprint sensor is embedded in the Home button in the front. The device is NFC enabled and supports 4G LTE. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and can be updated to support Google Assistant.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus comes in gray and gold colop options and is available exclusively on Flipkart. It is priced at ₹14,999 ($230 approx.) for the 3/16 GB variant and ₹16,999 ($260 approx.) for the 4/32 GB model.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus specifications


Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: 2 GHz octa-core
Memory: 3/4 GB RAM
Storage: 16/32 GB internal  (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.2-inch FHD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 12 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 74.0x150.2x7.7 mm (9.7 mm with camera bump)
Weight: 155 g
Price: ₹14,999 ($230 approx.) for 3/16 GB; ₹16,999 ($260 approx.) for 4/32 GB
LG's latest flagship of the famous G series, the LG G6, was recently launched at the Mobile World Congress. LG V20, another flagship phablet from the brand, was also announced recently. How do the two devices from the same manufacturer stand against each other? We try to find out.

LG G6 vs. LG V20

Battery capacity


LG G6 boasts of a 3,300 mAh battery, while the LG V20 has a 3,200 mAh battery. Thus, the G6 has around 3% larger battery capacity.

Battery type


G6 comes with a non-removable battery, while the LG V20's battery can be removed.

Color options


G6 offers black, platinum, and white variants, while the V20 comes in gray, pink and silver.

Design


G6 boasts of an aluminum frame along with glass panels at the front and rear, while the V20 comes with an aluminum unibody design.

Dimensions


LG G6 is 148.9 mm in height, 71.9 mm in width and 7.9 mm in depth. LG V20 is 159.5 mm in height, 78 mm in width and 7.6 mm in depth. Thus, V20 is around 7% taller and 9% wider, while the G6 is 4% thicker in comparison.

Display aspect ratio


LG G6 comes with an unusual aspect ratio of 18:9, while the LG V20 features the usual 16:9 aspect ratio.

Display pixel density


G6 boasts of a pixel density of 565 ppi, while V20 has only 513 ppi. Thus, G6 has 10% higher pixel density.

Display resolution


G6's screen has a resolution of 2880x1440 pixels. V20 features a QHD display, with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels.

Dual screen


G6 has only one screen, while the V20 features a second smaller screen above the main display to house shortcuts and notifications without interrupting the primary display.

Internal storage


G6 offers 32 GB memory, while V20 has doubled the built-in storage.

Price


LG G6's pricing is yet to be revealed. LG V20 is available at an average price of approximately $682.

Primary camera


LG G6 comes with a 13 MP standard lens, along with 13 MP wide-angle lens. The LG V20 boasts of a 16 MP standard lens along with a 8 MP wide-angle lens.

Processor


G6 runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.35 GHz. V20 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor clocked at 2.15 GHz.

Water resistance


G6 comes with IP68 certification, while the V20 does not have any such feature.

Weight


LG G6 weighs 163 g, while the V20 weighs 174 g. Thus, LG V20 is almost 7% heavier.

Wireless charging


LG G6 models available in the US support wireless charging, but the V20 has no such feature.

Other common features


  • 5.7-inch IPS display
  • 5 MP secondary camera
  • f/1.8 primary camera aperture size
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) supported
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 supported
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Memory can be expanded up to 2 TB via microSD
  • Headphone jack available
  • Fingerprint sensor at the rear
  • NFC supported
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with LG's skin on top

Verdict


Since the LG G6 is not yet available, it is tough to declare a winner by just the specifications. However, if you are an audiophile who prefers phablets, there is no point waiting for the G6, and LG V20 is the choice you must make. Otherwise, it is worth waiting for the price at which the LG G6 will be offered. One downgrade in the G series from the Korean giant is their moving away from the modular approach applied in LG G5.
If you were born in the 90s, you must remember the popular 'brick' phone by Nokia. If not, you might know of your parents owning one. Yes, I am talking about the Nokia 3310. That was the time when phones were meant to break the floor they fall on, and not to get smashed to pieces themselves (this is not true, but I am sure you understand what I mean). HMD Global, the team that now uses the Nokia brand name, has relaunched the iconic feature phone at the ongoing Mobile World Congress. Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are also announced.

Nokia 3310

The device comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA(320×240 pixels) display. It is an upgrade to the original model which featured a monochromatic screen. It comes in single and dual-SIM variants. The newer model is flatter and rounder in comparison to its predecessor.

16 MB internal storage powers the Nokia 3310. It is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card slot, which is a first when it comes to feature phones.

The primary camera is a 2 MP lens with LED flash, yet another first for feature phones. We do not expect a secondary camera, and there is none.

The phone is packed with 1,200 mAh battery. If the company claims are to be believed, the expected standby time is 31 days (one full month!) while the talk time is 22 hours. The device runs on Nokia Series 30+ operating system. The famous Snake game has also made its way back and is available on this phone by default.

Nokia 3310 comes in red and yellow color variants with a glossy finish and blue and gray with the matte finish

Nokia 3310 comes in red and yellow color variants with a glossy finish and blue and gray with the matte finish. It is priced at €49 ($52/₹3,500 approx.). It will be available second quarter onwards later this year.

Nokia 3310 specifications


Operating System: Nokia Series 30+
Storage: 16 MB internal (expandable up to 32 GB)
Display: 2.4-inch QVGA
Resolution (pixels): 320×240
Primary camera: 2 megapixel
Secondary camera: NA
Battery: 1,200 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 51.0x115.6x12.8 mm
Price: €49 ($52/₹3,500 approx.)
Nokia 3 is by far the cheapest smartphone in the newly launched series of devices (technically, Nokia 3310 is not a smartphone) announced at the ongoing Mobile World Congress. Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 are also announced.

Nokia 3

The device comes with a 5-inch HD (1280x720 pixels) IPS LCD, with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protecting the screen. It comes in single and dual-SIM variants.

Nokia 3 runs on MediaTek MTK 6737 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. It is powered by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The memory is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card slot.

The primary camera is a 8 MP f/2.0 lens with autofocus and LED flash. It is paired with a 8 MP front-facing f/2.0 lens with autofocus.

The smartphone is packed with 2,650 mAh battery. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It will be available second quarter onwards later this year.

Nokia 3 comes in black, blue, copper and silver color variants

Nokia 3 comes in black, blue, copper and silver color variants. It is priced at €139 ($147/₹9,800 approx.).

Nokia 3 specifications


Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: MediaTek MTK 6737 quad-core
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal; expandable up to 128 GB
Display: 5.0-inch HD
Resolution (pixels): 1280x720
Primary camera: 8 megapixel
Secondary camera: 8 megapixel
Battery: 2,650 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 71.4x143.4x8.48 mm (8.68 mm with camera bump)
Price: €139 ($147/₹9,800 approx.)
Nokia 5 is the younger sibling of Nokia 6 as it comes with a smaller form factor. It is also announced at the ongoing Mobile World Congress. Nokia 3 and the iconic Nokia 3310 are also announced.

Nokia 5

The device comes with a 5.2-inch HD (1280x720 pixels) IPS LCD. It has a design similar to that of its elder brother, with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protecting the screen. It comes in single and dual-SIM variants.

Nokia 5 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. It is coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. It is powered by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The memory is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card slot.

The camera setup is taken from the Nokia 6. The primary camera is a 13 MP f/2.0 lens with dual tone flash and Phase Detection Auto Focus. It is paired with a 8 MP front-facing f/2.0 lens with autofocus.

The smartphone is packed with 3,000 mAh battery. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Nokia 5 comes in black, blue, copper and silver color variants

Nokia 5 comes in black, blue, copper and silver color variants. It is priced at €189 ($200/₹13,000 approx.). It will be available second quarter onwards later this year.

Nokia 5 specifications


Operating System: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.2-inch HD
Resolution (pixels): 1280x720
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 8 megapixel
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 72.5x149.7x8.05 mm (8.55 mm with camera bump)
Price: €189 ($200/₹13,000 approx.)
After announcing Nokia 6 in China earlier this year, the Finnish brand has decided to launch it for the rest of the world. This announcement was made during the press event at the ongoing Mobile World Congress. A limited edition Nokia 6 Arte Black is also launched. Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and the iconic Nokia 3310 are also announced.

Nokia 6

The device comes with a 5.5-inch FHD (1920x1080 pixels) and a pixel density of 403 ppi. It has an aluminum unibody design, with Corning Gorilla Glass protecting the screen. It comes in single and dual-SIM variants.

Nokia 6 Arte Black limited edition

Nokia 6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. It comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. Nokia 6 Arte Black comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory. In all models, the memory is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card slot.

The rear camera is a 13 MP f/2.0 lens with dual tone flash and Phase Detection Auto Focus. It is paired with a 8 MP front-facing f/2.0 lens with autofocus.

The smartphone is packed with 3,000 mAh battery. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Nokia 6 comes in black, blue, copper and silver color variants

Nokia 6 comes in black, blue, copper and silver color variants. It is priced at €229 ($243/16,000 approx.). Nokia 6 Arte Black edition is priced at €299 ($317/21,000 approx.). They will be available in the second quarter this year.

Nokia 6 specifications


Operating System: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core
Memory: 3 GB RAM (4 GB in Arte Black edition)
Storage: 32 GB internal (64 GB in Arte Black edition); expandable up to 128 GB
Display: 5.5-inch FHD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 8 megapixel
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 75.8x154.0x7.85 mm (8.4 mm with camera bump)
Price: €229 ($243/₹16,000 approx.) for the standard variant, €299 ($317/₹21,000 approx.) for the limited edition model