Nokia 6 (2018) vs. Lenovo Moto G5S Plus: Can Nokia take out a bill champion?

Well folks, Nokia’s latest and biggest preference of phones is finally here. The association had a good 2017, and it looks like it’s formulation on stability that movement into 2017. It has launched some glorious flagship devices, like a Nokia 8 Sirocco, yet it is midrange phones like a Nokia 6 that could unequivocally make a symbol on a altogether smartphone landscape.

Of course, a Nokia 6 does have some critical competition, namely from inclination like a Lenovo Moto G5S Plus. But that device is better? We put a dual head-to-head to find out.


Nokia 6 (2018)

Lenovo Moto G5S Plus

148.8 x 75.8 x 8.2mm (5.86 x 2.98 x 0.32 inches)
153.5 x 76.2 x 8mm (6.04 x 3.00 x 0.31-inches)
6.07oz (172g)
5.93oz (168g)
5.5-inch LCD
5.5-inch LCD
1080 x 1920 (401ppi)
1080 x 1920 (401ppi)
Android 8.0
Android 7.1
32GB, 64GB
32GB, 64GB
MicroSD label slot
Yes, adult to 256GB
Yes, adult to 256GB
NFC support
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
3GB, 4GB
3GB, 4GB
16MP rear, 8MP front
Dual 13MP rear, 8MP front
Yes, chronicle 5.0
Yes, chronicle 4.2
Fingerprint sensor
Other sensors
Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Water resistant
Micro USB
Google Play
Google Play
Black/Copper, White/Iron, Blue/Gold
Lunar Grey, Fine Gold
April 2018
289 Euros
DT review
4 out of 5 stars

Glancing during a specs, these dual phones seem unequivocally similar, yet not accurately a same. The Lenovo Moto G5S Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, that is a unequivocally decent midrange chip. The 2018 Nokia 6, however, stairs things adult a little, by charity a somewhat newer Snapdragon 630. The dual chips will offer matching performance, yet a Snapdragon 630 is an updated chronicle of a Snapdragon 625, so will be somewhat some-more absolute and appetite efficient.

Apart from a processor, a phones are unequivocally similar. They both offer possibly 3GB or 4GB of RAM, along with possibly 32GB or 64GB of storage, depending on a indication we get. Both phones also offer a MicroSD label slot, so we can enhance on a enclosed storage if we so choose.

Because of a newer and improved processor, a Nokia 6 is a leader here.

Winner: Nokia 6

Design, display, and durability

Neither a Nokia 6 nor a Lenovo Moto G5S Plus are flagship phones, and as such conjunction of them offer groundbreaking or overly engaging designs. That’s not to contend they don’t demeanour good — only that they don’t demeanour all that interesting.

The Nokia 6 facilities a 5.5-inch display, with tiny bezels on possibly side, and a minimalistic pattern on a back, that is where you’ll find a camera and fingerprint sensor. The Moto G5S Plus, on a other hand, facilities a unequivocally Moto-esque design. It’s got a camera procedure on a back, with dual sensors, along with a home button/fingerprint sensor combo on a front. Unlike a Nokia 6, on a bottom of a Moto you’ll find a MicroUSB port, and not a USB-C port, that is a tiny disappointing.

When it comes to a display, a dual phones are identical. Both offer a 5.5-inch LCD arrangement with a 1080p fortitude and a pixel firmness of 401 pixels-per-inch.

The same is mostly loyal when it comes to durability. Both phones have a steel support and don’t offer water-resistance.

Because of how matching a phones are, it mostly comes down to a somewhat some-more complicated pattern on a Nokia 6, along with a fact that it has a USB-C port.

Winner: Nokia 6

Battery life and charging

The similarities between a phones continue into a battery department. Both inclination offer a 3,000mAh battery, and they’ll substantially final a unequivocally matching volume of time given a fact that they have a same display. They also both offer a kind of discerning charging technology. The Moto G5S Plus offers Motorola’s TurboPower, while a Nokia 6 facilities an vague fast-charging tech that will get we 50 percent charged in 30 minutes. Neither of a phones offer wireless charging.

Winner: Tie


The camera is maybe a biggest indicate of disproportion between these dual phones. The Nokia 6 offers a 16-megapixel sensor on a behind with an orifice of f/2.0 and proviso showing autofocus. The Moto G5S Plus, on a other hand, offers a dual-sensor camera, with dual 13-megapixel sensors. It also offers an f/2.0 orifice and autofocus.

When it comes to tender quality, we’ll have to do some-more contrast to find out that is better. In a hands-on examination of a Nokia 6, we remarkable that a camera seemed to offer morally good design peculiarity in splendid light. In a Moto G5S Plus review, we found that while a camera was excellent during holding customary pictures, regulating both sensors resulted in less-than-ideal results.

For now, this one’s a tie.

Winner: Tie


Both of these phones underline Android, yet they proceed Android a tiny differently. The Nokia 6 is indeed partial of Google’s Android One module — that means that Google will pull updates directly to a phone. This will embody both confidence updates and incomparable program updates, and they’ll expected be expelled like clockwork once a month.

The Moto G5S Plus, on a other hand, facilities a somewhat tweaked chronicle of Android, and while Lenovo hasn’t been terrible with updates, it hasn’t been a best either. Out of a box, a Moto G5S Plus facilities Android 7.1, yet there is an Android 8.0 refurbish on a way. The Nokia 6 facilities a latest and biggest Android 8.0 right away.

We can’t unequivocally get past a purify Android One demeanour and a super timely updates. That creates a Nokia 6 a leader here.

Winner: Nokia 6

Price and availability

So far, a Nokia 6 seems to be a genuine leader here — yet it also seems like it’ll be a tiny some-more costly than a Moto G5S Plus. How most more? Well, we might not find out until a phone creates it to a U.S., if it ever does. Looking during pricing in Europe, a phone will come in during 289 euros. That equates to around $350, that is utterly a bit some-more than a $250 cost tab on a Moto G5S Plus.

Then there’s a availability, and Moto wins that difficulty too. The Moto G5S Plus has been accessible in a U.S. for some time now, and we can get it off a Motorola website if we wish it. The Nokia 6, on a other hand, won’t be accessible anywhere until Apr 2018, and even afterwards it won’t be accessible in a States.

Winner: Moto G5S Plus

Overall winner: Nokia 6

The Nokia 6 is a transparent leader here, yet there’s a trade-off: Price. If you’re looking for a good phone during around a $250 mark, afterwards we unequivocally can’t do most improved than a Moto G5S Plus. If, however, you’re peaceful to bombard out a tiny additional money and don’t mind watchful until April, a Nokia 6 is some-more powerful, some-more modern, and should get timely updates.

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