Moto G 5G vs. OnePlus Nord – How do the two most affordable 5G smartphones compare?

With the Moto G 5G taking over from OnePlus Nord as the most affordable 5G smartphone in India, how do the two compare?

Until now, OnePlus Nord was known as the most affordable 5G smartphone in India but with Moto G 5G’s launch, this isn’t the case anymore. With both Moto G 5G and OnePlus Nord seen as great mid-range 5G smartphones, their affordability makes them two of the most attractive smartphone options in the market today.

While India is yet to have a proper infrastructure to support 5G technology, the smartphone manufacturers are readying the crowd for the future with the most advanced, high-tech specifications without costing a bomb.

The Moto G 5G is the company’s latest attempt to push out a spectacular device in the mid-range segment that is widely dominated by Xiaomi, Samsung, and Realme. With Moto G 5G, Motorola hasn’t just made the 5G technology more accessible but it has also introduced the new Snapdragon 750G SoC to the Indian smartphone market. The OnePlus Nord, on the other hand, seems more like OnePlus’ first taste of the mid-range segment after launching numerous high-end smartphones including the OnePlus 8T Pro and more.

So how do Moto G 5G and OnePlus Nord compare when they go head-to-head? Let’s take a look.

Moto G 5G vs. OnePlus Nord: Design and Display

The Moto G 5G features a huge 6.7-inch FHD+ LTPS display with a 1080x2400p resolution. Moreover, the 60Hz refresh rate is also a decent addition to a mid-range smartphone. The display is pretty neat and offers a great visual experience. Meanwhile, the OnePlus Nord comes with a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a similar 1080x2400p resolution. However, it moves ahead of the Moto G 5G in the refresh rate department as it has a 90Hz refresh rate and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for added protection.

Moto G 5G vs. OnePlus Nord: Processor and Performance

The Moto G 5G comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone is very powerful and allows the user to play graphics-heavy games, watch HD movies, and multitask with ease. With Moto 5 5G, Motorola became the first brand to introduce the Snapdragon 750G to the Indian smartphone market.

OnePlus Nord, on the other hand, is powered by the Snapdragon 765G, coupled with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The powerful Snapdragon processor and the RAM make this device a treat to use. Say goodbye to any lags or late responses, Nord is a great option for people who are always on their phones.

Moto G 5G vs. OnePlus Nord: Camera

Moto G 5G comes with a triple camera setup on the back as the camera module includes a 48MP primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 2MP macro sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera is great and allows you to click crystal clear pictures to capture memorable moments. In terms of the front camera, it houses a 16MP camera to help you click stunning selfies. Motorola has used quad-pixel technology to enhance the pictures taken in night vision or low light conditions. This brings out more details in the photos clicked in the dark.

The OnePlus Nord houses a quad-camera rear setup, comprising of a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with an f/1.75 aperture, an 8MP wide-angle lens with an f/2.25 aperture, a 5MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP macro sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. On the front, the device comes with a 32MP Sony IMX sensor and an additional 8MP sensor. OnePlus has a reputation for having great smartphone cameras and OnePlus Nord is another example of that. Both the rear and front cameras will help you click amazing photos.

Moto G 5G vs. OnePlus Nord: Battery

The Moto G 5G packs in a hefty 5,000mAh battery and comes with support for 20W TurboPower fast charging. Motorola claims that the TurboPower charging offers 10 hours of power in 15 minutes. With the OnePlus Nord’s battery department, the phone comes with a 4,115mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging.

Moto G 5G vs. OnePlus Nord: Price

The Moto G 5G was launched with a solo 6GB of RAM+128GB of storage variant for ₹20,999. The sale has started on Flipkart and Motorola is offering a ₹1,000 discount to HDFC Credit and Debit cardholders. OnePlus Nord was launched in three variants including the 6GB of RAM+64GB storage variant for ₹24,999, the 8GB of RAM+128GB of storage variant for ₹27,999, and the 12GB of RAM+256GB of storage variant for ₹29,999. The device is available on Amazon India exclusively.

Specifications Moto G 5G OnePlus Nord
Display 6.7-inch FHD+ LTPS 6.44-inch AMOLED
Processor Snapdragon 750G Snapdragon 765G
Internal storage 128GB 64GB/128GB/256GB
OS Android 10 Android 10
Camera 48MP+8MP+2MP | 16MP 48MP+8MP+5MP+2MP | 32MP
5G capability Yes Yes
Battery 5,000mAh 4,115mAh



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