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Motorola Moto G 5G Plus vs Huawei Nova 7 SE: specs comparison




Lenovo Philippines recently launched in the country the new Moto G 5G Plus, a mid-range smartphone with 5G connectivity that is looking to be a solid daily driver thanks to its large screen, capable CPU, versatile cameras, and large battery for under PHP 20K. But there’s another smartphone in the market that also packs the same features, the Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G. Which one looks better on paper? Let’s find out below.

Motorola Moto G 5G PlusHuawei Nova 7SE 5G
6.7-inch FHD+ (2520 x 1080) LTPS IPS display, 409ppi6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) LTPS IPS display, 405ppi
90Hz refresh rate, HDR10HDR10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 octa-core CPUHuawei Kirin 820 5G octa-core CPU
Adreno 620 GPUMali-G57 GPU
8GB RAM8GB RAM
128GB storage128GB storage
microSD (dedicated slot)Huawei NM card support
Quad-rear cameras:
• 48MP F1.7 main
• 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide
• 5MP F2.2 macro
• 2MP F2.2 depth
Quad-rear cameras:
• 64MP F1.8 main
• 8MP F2.4 ultra-wide
• 2MP F2.4 depth
• 2MP F2.4 macro
Dual front cameras:
• 16MP F2.0 main
• 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide
16MP front camera
Dual-SIM (nano)Dual-SIM (nano)
5G, 4G LTE5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
GPS (L1+L5), A-GPS, LTEEP, SUPL, GLONASS, GalileoGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
USB Type-C USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner (side)Fingerprint scanner (side)
3.5mm audio jack3.5mm audio jack
Water-repellent coating
Android 10 EMUI 10.1 (Android 10, no GMS)
5,000mAh battery w/ 20W TurboPower charging4,000mAh battery w/ 40W SuperCharge
168 x 74 x 9 mm162.31 x 75 x 8.58 mm
207g189 g

Summary of advantages

Moto G 5G Plus:
• 90Hz refresh rate
• Higher macro camera resolution
• 8MP ultra-wide secondary front camera
• NFC
• Water-repellent coating
• Pure Android 10 with GMS
• Larger battery capacity
• Lower price

Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G:
• Higher main camera resolution
• More powerful fast charging
• EMUI 10 w/ exclusive Huawei features

It looks like it’s a landslide win for the Moto G 5G Plus based on the summary but let’s take a look at each aspect.

For the display, the two devices are pretty much identical. The Moto G 5G Plus has a slightly larger screen size than the Nova 7 SE 5G, but the 0.2-inch and 4ppi difference is negligible. Both also have LTPS IPS screens with support for HDR10. We can expect great screen quality from both devices, but the Moto has a 90Hz refresh, which is more visually pleasing thanks to the smoother animations and transitions.


Different chipsets power the two devices. The Moto has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 with Adreno 620 GPU, while the Nova has Huawei’s Kirin 820 with Mali-G57 GPU. In our review, the Nova got an AnTuTu v8 score of 355,324. We don’t have the AnTuTu score for the Moto yet, but based on the OnePlus Nord that uses the same chipset, it got a score of 328,190. Although the Nova scored higher, the difference in the numbers won’t be likely noticed. Both devices perform well for its class.

Memory-wise, the two are equipped with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. They also support expandable storage but of different types. The Moto uses the standard microSD while the Nova uses Huawei’s proprietary NM Card.

When it comes to the cameras, both have quad-rear camera systems, with the Nova having a higher main camera resolution. The Moto, on the other hand, has a higher macro camera resolution. For selfies, the Moto wins, thanks to the secondary 8MP camera for ultra-wide shots.

The two are almost identical in terms of connectivity, with 5G support, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, SatNav systems, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm audio jack. However, the Moto has NFC. As for other features, the Moto also has a water-repellent coating to protect it from splashes and accidental spills.

For the software, both run on Android 10. The Nova uses EMUI 10.1 with exclusive features like Huawei Share. However, it uses HMS instead of GMS. The Moto, on the other hand, has stock Google.

Battery-wise, the Nova has a 5,000mAh capacity, which is larger than the 4,000mAh on the Nova. However, the Nova has a faster charging rate at 40W compared to the Moto’s 20W.

Lastly, the price. The Moto G 5G Plus is priced at PHP 16,990, while the Nova 7 SE 5G is at PHP 17,999. That’s a PHP 1,009 difference.

So, if you’re looking for a solid 5G mid-ranger for PHP 17K, we highly recommend the Moto G 5G Plus.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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