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Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: price in India, specifications and features compared

On: December 1, 2020

Motorola recently launched its most affordable 5G smartphone in India. The new device is called the Moto G 5G and it has dethroned the OnePlus Nord in the country as the cheapest 5G smartphone. The handset features a punch-hole display, Snapdragon 750G SoC, 6GB RAM, 5,000mAh battery as its highlights. The Moto G 5G competition in India includes heavyweights from OnePlus and Samsung.

Also read: Moto G 5G with Snapdragon 750G, 48MP triple cameras launched in India: price, specifications

The Motorola Moto G 5G has been launched in a single variant with a price tag of Rs 20,999. Apart from the OnePlus Nord, the latest launch also goes up against the Samsung Galaxy M51, the first smartphone in India with a massive 7,000mAh battery. Let’s find out how Moto G 5G fares against these two contenders.

Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: price in India

Moto G 5G

The Motorola Moto G 5G Is India’s first Snapdragon 750G powered smartphone

The Motorola Moto G 5G has been launched in a lone variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The handset is available in Frosted Silver and Volcanic Grey colours on Flipkart. The smartphone will go on sale starting December 7th and will retail at Rs 20,999.

The OnePlus Nord comes in three variants – 6GB + 64GB, 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB. The base variant starts at Rs 24,999, whereas the 8GB and 12GB models are priced atRs 27,999, and Rs 29,999 respectively. The handset can be picked in Blue Marble and Gray Onyx colour options.

Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy M51 comes in two configurations – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB. These models are priced at Rs 22,999 and Rs 24,999, respectively. The smartphone is available in Celestial Black and Electric Blue colours. It’s available on Amazon and Samsung online store.

It’s evident that the Moto G 5G competition in India is priced much higher and that could work in its favour.

Winner: Motorola Moto G 5G

Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: display

The OnePlus Nord is the first from the brand to feature dual selfie cameras

The OnePlus Nord is the first from the brand to feature dual selfie cameras

The Motorola Moto G 5G features an IPS LTPS LCD panel with a top-centre aligned punch-hole. The screen measures 6.78 inches and offers a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels. Protecting the screen from accidental scratches is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The Samsung Galaxy M51 features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with an Infinity-O design and FHD+ resolution. The display has a dated Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer to protect it from accidental scratches. The OnePlus Nord features smaller 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen but with a 90Hz refresh rate and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer.

Winner: OnePlus Nord

Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: performance and software

The Moto G 5G is currently not only the most affordable 5G smartphone in India but also the first to feature the all-new Snapdragon 750G chipset. The processor is backed by 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Out of the box, the handset boots the Android 10 OS with My UX on top, which offers stock Android experience.

The Samsung Galaxy M51 has the mid-range Snapdragon 730G chipset ticking at its core, with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. In the software department, the handset has One UI based on Android 10.

Lastly, the OnePlus Nord comes on top with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. The handset also offers the highest configuration up to 12GB and up to 256GB storage. The smartphone boots OxygenOS 10.5 based on Android 10.

Winner: OnePlus Nord

Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: cameras

In the camera department, the Moto G 5G has a triple camera setup comprising a 48-megapixel camera backed by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 2-megapixel macro lens. On the front, the Moto G 5G is equipped with a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

The OnePlus Nord features a quad-camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary lens, 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 5-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

The Samsung Galaxy M51, on the other hand, offers a 64-megapixel accompanied by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 5-megapixel depth sensor, and a 5-megapixel macro unit.

The Samsung Galaxy M51 and OnePlus Nord both have 32-megapixel selfie camera. However, the OnePlus Nord has a secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle lens as well on the front.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy M51

Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: battery

The Motorola Moto G 5G is powered by a 5,000mAh battery, which comes with support for 20W TurboPower fast charging. The OnePlus Nord features a smaller 4,115mAh battery but with faster 30W charging. However, the win goes to the Samsung Galaxy M51, which features a massive 7,000mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy M51

Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51 vs OnePlus Nord: verdict

This comparison boils down to the individual preference of the user. The OnePlus Nord is the most expensive of the lot but is the best option in case you are looking for powerful performance and a high refresh rate display. The Samsung Galaxy M51 is the ideal choice for those who want a powerful rear camera setup and battery for days. The Moto G 5G, on the other hand, is a good pick if you want an affordable 5G smartphone with stock Android.

SmartphoneKey Features
Moto G 5G6.78-inch IPS LCD display, Snapdragon 750G chipset, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, Android 10, 48MP triple rear cameras, 16MP selfie cameras, 5,000mAh battery, 20W fast charging
Samsung Galaxy M516.7-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 730G chipset, up to 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, Android 10 based One UI, 64MP quad rear cameras, 32MP selfie cameras, 7,000mAh battery, 25W fast charging
OnePlus Nord6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED 90Hz display, Snapdragon 765G chipset, up to 12GB RAM, up to 256GB storage, Android 10 based Oxygen OS, 48MP quad rear cameras, 32MP dual selfie cameras, 4,115mAh battery, Warp Charge 30T fast charging
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