Moto G6 Plus vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Oppo F9 Pro: Specs Comparison

by Michele Ingelido 0

2018 is a year which brought mid-range smartphones at a considerably higher level. Even affordable handsets started being innovative and, for many users, it is no more necessary to get a flagship in order to have a perfect phone for their needs. In this article, we will compare Moto G6 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and Oppo F9 Pro as we think they are among the handsets able to offer most surprises when it comes to save money and get a device under $300/$350. After reading the comparison, you can let us know which one would you buy in the comment box below.

 

Moto G6 Plus vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Oppo F9 Pro

Motorola Moto G6 Plus Nokia 6.1 Plus Oppo F9 Pro
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 160 x 75.5 x 8 mm 147.2 x 71 x 8 mm, 151 grams  156.7 x 74 x 8 mm, 169 grams
DISPLAY 5.9 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 409 ppi, IPS LCD 5.8 inches, 1080 x 2280p (Full HD+), 432 ppi, 19:9 ratio, IPS LCD  6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 409 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, LTPS IPS LCD
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, octa-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, octa-core 1.8 GHz MediaTek Helio P60, octa-core 2 GHz
MEMORY 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB, micro SD slot 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot  4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot
SOFTWARE Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo, Android One  Android 8.1 Oreo, Color OS 5.2
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
CAMERA Dual 12 + 5 MP f/1.7
8 MP f/2.2 front camera
Dual 16 + 5 MP f/2.0
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 16 + 2 MP f/1.8
25 MP f/2.0 front camera
BATTERY 3200 mAh
Fast Charging 15W
3060 mAh
Fast Charging Quick Charge 3.0
 3500 mAh, Fast Charging 5V / 4A 20 W (VOOC Flash Charge)
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Dual SIM slot, splash resistant Hybrid Dual SIM slot  Dual SIM slot

Design

Before releasing the Find X this year, Oppo kept releasing upper-midrange handsets instead of flagships for 4 years. That is why even Oppo mid-rangers have a flagship-like design, and that is why we suggest you get an Oppo F9 Pro if you want the best look. It offers a tri-borderless design with a small waterdrop notch and a very narrow chin, as well as an elegant glass back which is available in gradient color variants. In the second place, there is Nokia 6.1 Plus: it boasts a notch as well, just a little bigger, and a glass back; but it is less attractive than its opponent. In my opinion, Moto G6 Plus is the worst one in terms of design, but it is splash resistant.

 

Display

When it comes to displays, it is not easy to choose a winner because these devices have similar displays both on the paper and in daily use. Moto G6 Plus and Oppo F9 Pro have a wider screen (note that 18:9 displays are bigger than 19:9 displays with the same diagonal), while Nokia 6.1 Plus is more compact and easy to use with one hand. I would personally choose Oppo F9 Pro due to its high surface and its great viewing quality, but the other twos are not so distant in terms of display quality.

 

Hardware & Software

The device I like the most for its hardware and software sides is Nokia 6.1 Plus. First of all, it offers a chipset (the Snapdragon 636) which is a perfect compromise between performance and efficiency. Secondly, the device is equipped with Android One, a stock version of the operating system supported directly by Google with fast and constant updates. Oppo F9 Pro takes the second place as its MediaTek Helio P60 is very powerful and it comes with up to 6 GB RAM.

 

Camera

After checking photos taken from each device, I can say that Moto G6 Plus has the most impressive rear camera. With its bright f/1.7 aperture it shoots very detailed photos and it can capture a huge amount of light. On the other hand, Oppo F9 Pro offers a better selfie snapper with a resolution of 25 MP which is also AI-backed with very interesting features. I saw less convincing photos with the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

 

 

Battery

With its big 3500 mAh battery, Oppo F9 Pro boasts the longest battery life. It is able to reach the end of the day even when used continuously. And it even has the fastest charging technology, so the fact that the battery is bigger does not mean that it takes longer to fully charge. When it comes to Moto G6 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus, it is a close fight and the battery life depends on the usages, but they last more or less the same.

 

Price

In India, Moto G6 Plus was released a few days ago in the 6 GB RAM configuration, with a price tag of about $310. Nokia 6.1 Plus costs about $222, while Oppo F9 Pro carries a price tag of about $333. Oppo F9 Pro is the winner of the comparison, but Nokia 6.1 Plus is the one with the best value for money.

 

Moto G6 Plus vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Oppo F9 Pro: PROs and CONS

Motorola Moto G6 Plus

PROs

  • Splashproof
  • 6 GB RAM
  • Nice camera department
  • Good price

CONS

  • Bezels

 

Nokia 6.1 Plus

PROs

  • Android One
  • Good aesthetics
  • Good price
  • Compact design

CONS

  • Smaller display

 

Oppo F9 Pro

PROs

  • Great design
  • Wide display
  • Micro SD dedicated slot
  • Very fast charging tech
  • Great cameras

CONS

  • Nothing particular