Moto G5 vs Nokia 5: Release date, price, design & display comparison; A tough call for the buyer

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The Lenovo Moto G5 is displayed at the Lenovo stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, March 1, 2017. Reuters/Paul Hanna

It has been recently revealed that Lenovo will be launching the Moto G5 Plus in India on March 15. It is not yet known whether its younger sibling, the Moto G5, will also launch, though it will definitely cost lesser.

The Moto G5 and Nokia 5 come real close when it comes to specifications. This makes it all the more difficult for a user to choose between the two.

Nokia is also on the top of the world with three mobile phones unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. It will be interesting to see if the Nokia 5 will be able to stand up against the Moto G5 in terms of specs, features and performance. The G5 is the successor to one of the most budget-oriented android smartphones.

According to The Mobile Indian, the Moto G5 surpasses the Nokia 5 with a better display and removable battery. However, in terms of battery capacity, the Nokia handset is better performer. Plus, it has its brand name for support. Nokia is still a revered name in the industry.

In terms of price, both the sets will carry a similar price tag. The two will also be compared to the Redmi 3S Prime smartphone, currently priced at INR 8,999 (AU$180 approx). As for design and display, the Nokia 5 and Moto G5 are also similar with a metal unibody shell layer and matte finish.

The Nokia 5 has curved edges and that makes it comfortable to hold in the hands. There are two SIM trays on the left and the power button and volume rockers to the right. The top has the 3.5mm headphone jack and the microUSB port at the bottom. It also has the primary microphone and speaker grille. It has a pretty impressive build with solid ergonomics. The Moto G5 resembles the Moto G5 Plus and comes in an aluminium shell. The back of the smartphone has a Moto-Z kind of a setup.

The SIM tray is located on the left whereas the power and volume buttons are located to the right. The 3.5mm headphone jack is located up top and the microUSB port at the bottom. Display-wise, the Moto G5 may have an advantage over the Nokia 5. It packs a 5-inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It offers more pixel density and better relative quality. The Nokia 5, on the other hand, comes with a 5.2-inch 2.5D curved HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.

Australian pricing for Moto G5 has not been officially disclosed by the company. However, it is expected to cost somewhere around $400. Rumours suggest that Moto G5 will get a full Amazon launch in Australia this year. The exact release date is still unknown.

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