Nokia 6 vs. Moto G4 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy J7 2016: Which Mid-Range Smartphone Should You Buy?

The Nokia 6, which heralds the return of the former mobile phone giant Nokia into the smartphone market, has just been released for the Chinese market but is expected to be rolled out for the rest of the world sometime soon. Competing with the Nokia 6 are handsets from Motorola and Samsung: the Moto G4 Plus and the Galaxy J7 (2016) are both mid-range smartphones that were released last year. Which of the three is the best in its class? Here is a quick rundown of each phone’s specs.

Processor

The Nokia 6 runs Android 7.0 Nougat, as does the Motorola Moto G4 Plus. The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Display

Nokia’s new smartphone boasts a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with an impressive 1080 x 1920 resolution and 401 ppi. This is the same resolution offered by pricier handsets such as the OnePlus 3T and the iPhone 7. Motorola’s Moto G4 Plus also has a 5.5-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution, but its display is Full HD. The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), meanwhile, has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 resolution and 267 ppi.

Design

The Nokia 6 has an aluminum unibody design, while the Motorola Moto G4 Plus has a plastic main body with plastic accents. The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has a metallic chrome frame and a plastic back cover.

Camera

Both the Nokia 6 and the Moto G4 Plus have 16-megapixel main cameras. The Nokia 6 also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, a touch-to-focus feature, and face detection. The Moto G4 Plus has a 5-megapixel front shooter, manual focus, and digital zoom. The Galaxy J7 (2016) has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

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