Motorola launched it’s much awaited Motorola One Power smartphone in India yesterday. The latest mid-range smartphone with Android One program has features like FHD+ notched display, Snapdragon 636 processor, dual rear cameras, a big battery and more.
The company has priced the Motorola One Power at Rs. 15,999. At this price and having such features, it becomes the closest competitor to the recently launched Nokia 6.1 Plus that is also priced the same and comes with same features like Android One, notch display, Snapdragon 636 processor, and dual cameras.
Let’s see how these two mid-range Android One phones fair against each other.
Motorola One Power Vs Nokia 6.1 Plus Full Specifications
|Key Specifications||Motorola One Power||Nokia 6.1 Plus|
|Display||6.2-inch IPS LCD||5.8-inch IPS LCD 19.5:9 ratio|
|Screen Resolution||FHD+ 1080 x 2246 pixels 19:9 ratio||FHD+ 1080 x 2280 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo, Android One||Android 8.1 Oreo, Android One|
|Processor||Octa-core 1.8 GHz||Octa-core 1.8 GHz|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 636||Snapdragon 636|
|GPU||Adreno 509||Adreno 509|
|Expandable Storage||Yes, up to 256GB||Yes, up to 400GB|
|Rear Camera||Dual: 16MP (f/1.8, 1.12 μm) + 5MP (f/2.2, 1.0 μm) Dual LED flash||Dual: 16 MP (f/2.0, 1.0µm) +
5 MP (f/2.4, 1.12µm), Dual-LED dual-tone flash
|Front Camera||12MP (f/2.0, 1.25 μm), Single flash||16 MP, f/2.0, 1.0µm|
|Video Recording||2160@30fps, 1080@30fps||1080@30fps|
|Dimensions||156 x 76 x 8.9mm||147.2 x 70.98 x 7.99mm|
|Water Resistant||P2i nanocoating||No|
|Sim Card Type||Dual Nano SIM||Dual Nano SIM|
|Price||Rs. 15,999||Rs. 15,999|
The Motorola One Power comes with metal back and plastic panels at top and bottom. It has a full-screen notch display at the front. The Motorola phone has a big display and more than 200g weight. Also, it is 8.9mm thick which makes it a little bulky and little uncomfortable for one-hand usage. But, it has a sturdy build.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus, on the other hand, sports a metal and glass body which looks stunning. It looks premium with a glossy back and a full-screen notch display at the front. The phone’s front panel with smaller notch and slimmer bezels give it a better look than Motorola One Power.
The Motorola One Power has a big 6.2-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2246 pixels) IPS LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It sports slim bezels and a wide notch on top. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The brightness is good and colors are sharp in it.
While Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a slightly small 5.8-inch IPS LCD display with FHD+(1080 x 2280 pixels) screen resolution so it has better pixel density than Moto One. It also sports 19:9 aspect ratio thus slimmer bezels and a small notch on top. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Overall, Nokia’s display looks more vibrant in both indoor and outdoor.
The Motorola One Power’s dual rear camera setup has a 16 MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, large 1.12µm pixels and a 5 MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The camera focuses fast and clicks good pictures in all conditions. The 12MP front camera with big f/2.0 aperture and a single flash clicks better lowlight selfies.
The Motorola One Power’s rear camera has Portrait mode, HDR, and Pro mode. The front camera also has Portrait Mode, HDR, and Beautify. You can also record 4K videos on Motorola One Power at 30fps.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus also has dual rear cameras and its 16 MP primary sensor has f/2.0 aperture, a slight smaller 1.0µm pixel size and there is a 5 MP secondary sensor with small f/2.4 aperture. It also clicks good pictures with some good detailing. It has a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, so it can also take good selfies.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus rear camera has features like Manual Mode, AR stickers, HDR, Live Bokeh, and Bothie. The front camera also supports Portrait Bokeh, HDR, AR lens, and Beauty. You cannot record 4K videos on Nokia 6.1 Plus and it supports only 1080p video recording. However, the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with EIS in the rear or front cameras.
Both the Motorola One Power and Nokia 6.1 Plus are powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor clocked at 1.8GHz and both are coupled with 4GB RAM also. The Snapdragon 636 is a good processor in this range that offers good gaming and multitasking.
Battery and Software
The Motorola One Power packs a massive 5,000 mAh battery with Turbocharging technology. The Nokia 6.1 Plus, on the other hand, gets a 3,060 mAh battery that doesn’t support fast charging. Motorola here outshines Nokia very easily.
In terms of software, both the Motorola One Power and Nokia 6.1 Plus run stock Android 8.1 Oreo. Since they are Android One smartphones, they will get Android 9.0 Pie as well as Android Q update too along with three years of security updates. So, they are mostly similar in terms of OS, but Motorola comes with its Moto Actions as well.
Connectivity and Others
Both the phones support two Nano-SIM cards. However, Motorola uses a dedicated SIM card and microSD card slots, and Nokia uses a hybrid slot. They both support LTE and VoLTE networks. They do not support the Face Unlock feature.
Motorola has bottom firing speakers powered by Dolby Audio and it also comes with idevine Level 1 DRM to stream Netflix in HD. Nokia, on the other hand, sports single speaker with the smart amp which is also loud and clear.
Sensors on both the phones include a Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, and Gyroscope.
Both the Motorola One Power and Nokia 6.1 Plus are priced at Rs. 15,999 for the only 4GB/64GB variant. The Motorola One Power comes in Black color while the Nokia 6.1 Plus is available in Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss White, Gloss Black color options in India.
Coming to the conclusion, both the smartphones stand head to head in most areas. In terms of looks, Nokia is better with its glossy back and more colorful display. For all the other parameters, they are almost similar because of the same specifications. Even in the camera department, it is hard to say which one performs better. If you are more into good looks, you can go for Nokia, but, if you are looking for a stock Android running mid-range phone, they both are good choices.