The Lenovo owned brand Motorola launched its Motorola One Power smartphone last month. The device debuts in the mid-range oriented price segment and it goes against the likes of Nokia 5.1 Plus, Realme 2 Pro and many other smartphones by Xiaomi around the same price point. Notably, this is also the first phone by the company to bear the Android One certification in India, and that’s what makes it a direct competitor of the recently launched Nokia 5.1 Plus. HMD Global has also launched the Nokia 5.1 Plus with a notch and Android One certification in India. In case you are wondering which of the two is well worth your money, down below is a comparison between both the phones to help you decide which phone to choose – Motorola One Power or the Nokia 5.1 Plus.
Nokia 5.1 Plus and Motorola One Power Similarities
Both are Android One Smartphones
This is one of the major reasons these phones go head-on against each other in the market. The Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with the Android One certification like other HMD Global phones and the Motorola One Power also boots the OS with the same accreditation as well. Both the phones come with stock Android 8.1 Oreo which will be eligible for the latest Android updates quickly and will also get the monthly security patches. The devices will also be soon in line for receiving the Android 9 Pie update as well.
Big Notch on Top
This is again one of the most significant similarities between the two phones. The Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a notch up front and the Motorola One Power also comes with a similarly styled notch. Both the phones also come with a pretty heavy chin at the bottom which features their own branding.
USB Type-C Port on a Budget
Unlike some other budget phones out there which come with the micro USB port which is considered dated and slow, the Motorola One Power and Nokia 5.1 Plus both come with the latest USB Type-C port. Although the USB Type-C on both the phones will be 2.0 instead of the standard 3.1, it will still be an upgrade from the previous models. The Motorola One Power will also come with fast charging given its massive 5000mAh battery.
microSD Card Slot
Being budget phones, both of these devices limit themselves when it comes to internal storage. However, there is no stopping the users from increasing the storage on these two phones as both, the Nokia 5.1 Plus and the Motorola One Power come with a microSD card slot. On both of these devices, users will be able to expand the storage to 256GB.
Nokia 5.1 Plus Specifications, Pricing and Next Sale
The Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a 5.86-inch IPS LCD panel on a 19:9 aspect ratio screen with HD+ resolution. Powering the phone is a MediaTek Helio P60 processor which comes paired with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. There is also a microSD card for storage expansion. As for camera and imaging, the Nokia 5.1 Plus gets a dual rear camera setup of a 13MP+5MP combo with an 8MP front snapper. The battery on this device is a 3060mAh one.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with a price tag of Rs 10,999, and it is exclusively available on Flipkart with the next sale being on October 11th. The phone can only be bought through the Flash sale model so the buyers will have to make a quick purchase and check out fast if they want to get their hands on this device.
Motorola One Power Specifications, Pricing and Next Sale
The Motorola One Power sports a 6.2-inch Full HD+ LCD which of course comes with a notch. The screen bears an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 and under the hood the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 636 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. Like we mentioned above, there is also a slot for microSD card in case you need to expand the storage.
In case of camera and imaging, the phone bears a dual rear camera setup of 16MP+5MP with a 12MP front shooter. The battery on this device is a 5000mAh one, and it comes with TurboPower charging.
The phone will go live for selling on October 5, and this device will also be available on Flipkart for Rs 15,999. Interested buyers will be able to register themselves beforehand to be ahead in line for buying the phone.
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