Moto G 5G launched in India: should you buy it over OnePlus Nord?

Moto G 5G has launched in India as an affordable 5G smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 750G chipset. Should you buy it over the OnePlue Nord?

Highlights
  • Moto G 5G is the most affordable 5G smartphone in India right now
  • OnePlus Nord is powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC
  • Moto G 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 750G chipset

Moto G 5G was launched in India earlier this week as the most affordable 5G phone in the country yet. The device is priced around Rs 20,000, which makes it even more affordable than the OnePlus Nord (review). Both the devices are powered by mid-range 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets. Key Moto G 5G specifications include a punch-hole design, the latest Snapdragon 750G SoC, 48MP quad rear cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery with a 20W fast charging solution. Here’s a quick comparison between Moto G 5G with OnePlus Nord to helo you decide which phone to buy in the Rs 20,000 segment.

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Moto G 5G vs OnePlus Nord: Price in India, availability

Moto G 5G price in India is set at Rs 20,999 for the single variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The phone will go on sale on Flipkart at 12 PM IST starting December 7th. 

Moto G 5G vs OnePlus Nord price in India

OnePlus Nord India price starts at Rs 24,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB and 12GB RAM + 256GB variants are priced at Rs 27,999 and Rs 29,999, respectively. The phone is available for sale via Amazon.in, OnePlus e-store, and other retail stores across the country.

Moto G 5G vs OnePlus Nord: Design

The Moto G 5G flaunts a centred punch-hole display, with quad-camera setup in a squarish module at the back. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the Moto dimple for security. The device measures 166.1mm × 76.1mm × 9.9mm, weighs 212 grams, and comes with an IP52 rating for dust protection. The phone has 3.5mm headphone next to the speaker grille and a Type-C port at the bottom edge. The Moto G 5G comes in Volcanic Grey and Frosted Silver colour options.

Moto G 5G vs OnePlus Nord design

The OnePlus Nord, in contrast, highlights an elongated punch-hole cut-out in the top right corner of the screen. The phone packs an in-display fingerprint scanner, and around the back, sports a quad-camera setup vertically stacked in a corner. Additionally, the handset comes with a USB Type-C port for charging and a speaker grille at the bottom edge. There is no dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack on OnePlus Nord. The phone is not IP rated water and dust resistance certified as well. The smartphone is offered in Blue Marble, Gray Ash, and Onyx Black colours. 

Moto G 5G vs OnePlus Nord: Specifications

Moto G 5G ships with mid-range specifications that include a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) Max Vision LTPS display with a punch-hole for the selfie camera atop and standard 60Hz refresh rate. The smartphone runs Android 10 out of the box. Under the hood, it’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage that is further expandable up to 1TB using a microSD card.

For photography, the Moto G 5G employs a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP (f/1.7) primary sensor, an 8MP (f/2.2) secondary wide-angle sensor with a 118-degree field of view, and a 2MP (f/2.4) macro sensor. At the front, the handset sports a 16MP selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture. Moto G 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery that is rated to last for up to two days on a single charge and supports 20W TurboPower fast charging. Connectivity options on the Moto G 5G include 5G, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C port, GPS, and more.

As for OnePlus Nord specifications, it sports a slightly better Snapdragon 765G SoC and 6.4-inch AMOLED screen that bears FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling and animations. The phone gets a 32MP + 8MP dual selfie camera setup on the front, while the rear cameras sport 48MP + 8MP (f/2.25) 119-degree ultra-wide lens + 2MP (f/2.4) macro sensor + 5MP (f/2.4) depth sensor setup. Software-wise, the phone runs Android 10-based OxygenOS out of the box.

Moto G 5G vs OnePlus Nord specifications

The handset is driven by a 4,115mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T fast charging support. In terms of connectivity, the OnePlus Nord rocks 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS/ GLONASS/ Galileo, and Type-C port. The handset, as stated above, comes with up to 12GB RAM + 256GB non-expandable storage.