OnePlus Nord N10 5G vs Motorola Moto G 5G Plus specs comparison
Before, the hunt for budget-friendly smartphones can be difficult. As telcos increase 5G coverage in the country, smartphone brands start to ship affordable 5G smartphones like the OnePlus Nord N10. Last year. Moto also introduced its own bang-for-buck 5G smartphone, the Moto G 5G Plus. Should you stick to the more affordable OnePlus Nord N10 or spend PHP 2,000 more with the Motorola Moto G 5G Plus? Let’s find out.
|OnePlus Nord N10 5G||Motorola Moto G 5G Plus|
|6.49-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) IPS LCD display||6.7-inch FHD+ (2520 x 1080) CinemaVision display|
|90Hz refresh rate||90Hz refresh rate, HDR10|
|2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3||--|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 619 GPU||Adreno 650 GPU|
|6GB LPDDR4x RAM||8GB RAM|
|128GB UFS2.1 storage||128GB storage|
|Expandable up to 512GB via microSD slot||Expandable up to 1TB via microSD slot|
|Quad-rear cameras:||Quad-rear cameras:|
|• 64MP F1.79 (main)||• 48MP F1.7 Quad-Pixel (main)|
|• 8MP F2.3 (ultrawide)||• 5MP F2.2 (macro)|
|• 2MP F2.4 (mono)||• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)|
|• 2MP F2.4 (depth)||• 2MP F2.2 (depth)|
|16MP F2.0 Front-facing camera||Dual front cameras:|
• 16MP F2.0 (main)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
|Dual-SIM (nano)||Dual-SIM (nano)|
|5G, 4G LTE||5G, 4G LTE|
|Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth 5.1|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Dual-band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou||GPS (L1+L5), A-GPS, LTEEP, SUPL, GLONASS, Galileo|
|Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)||Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)|
|Face unlock||Face unlock|
|USB Type-C||USB 3.1 Type-C|
|Dual speakers||Dual stereo speakers|
|3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack|
|4,300mAh battery w/ 30W Warp Charging||5,000mAh battery w/ 20W TurboPower charging|
|Oxygen OS (Android 10)||Android 10|
|163 X 74.7 X 8.95 mm||168 x 74 x 9 mm|
|Midnight Ice||Surfing Blue|
Summary of advantages
OnePlus Nord N10 5G:
• Higher main camera resolution
• 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
• Presence of mono camera
• More powerful fast charging
• Lower price
Moto G 5G Plus:
• Bigger display with HDR10 support
• More powerful CPU
• Presence of macro camera
• Dual front cameras
• Water-repellent coating
• Pure Android 10 with GMS
• Larger battery capacity
Although both smartphones have FHD+ displays, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G has a slightly smaller display at 6.49-inch and has a single punch-hole cut-out. Meanwhile, the Moto G 5G Plus is slightly bigger at 6.7-inch and has two punch-hole cut-outs for the dual-front cameras. Both also have a 90Hz refresh rate. However, the Moto G 5G Plus offers more HDR10 support, while the Nord N10 5G gets an additional Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
In terms of camera, the Nord N10 5G and the Moto G 5G Plus have quad rear camera modules. Both have 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP depth sensors. However, the Nord N10 5G has a higher main camera resolution at 64MP than the Moto G 5G Plus’s 48MP. The story is different for its macro lenses. Moto G 5G Plus has a higher resolution macro sensor at 5MP. The Nord N10 5G, however, has a 2MP mono lens. As for the front camera, the Moto G 5G Plus is ideal for those who like to take selfies more with its dual front cameras consisting of a 16MP main and 8MP ultra-wide sensors. The Nord N10 5G, meanwhile, has a single 16MP front camera.
Chipset and Memory
As for the chipset and memory, the OnePlus Nord N10 has the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor launched last June 2020 with up to 2.0GHz of clock speed and manufactured under the 8nm process. Meanwhile, the Moto G 5G Plus is powered by a better Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G processor with a maximum clock speed of 2.3 GHz and manufactured under the 7nm process.
Based on Kimovil‘s AnTuTu V8 benchmark scores, the OnePlus Nord N10 got 275,000, while the Moto G 5G Plus is at 306,758. While the latter scored higher, we can expect good performance from both devices. But if you want the best chipset performance possible, you should go with the Moto G 5G Plus.
For the configurations, both the OnePlus Nord N10 and the Moto G 5G Plus offer 128GB storage. Motorola didn’t mention its storage type, but OnePlus determined its storage technology is a UFS 2.1. The former holds only 6GB of RAM, while the latter has a bigger memory at 8GB. Although both come with microSD slots, the Moto G 5G outweighs the Nord N10 with its up to 1TB microSD support. The Nord N10 can only have expandable storage up to 512GB.
As for the OS, the OnePlus Nord N10 runs under its customized Android 10 skin called OxygenOS. The Motorola G 5G, on the other hand, runs on Android 10 out of the box with pre-installed apps from Google. If you want a solid and feature-rich OS, the OxygenOS should serve you well. But if you prefer stock, go with Moto G 5G Plus.
Connectivity & Other Features
In terms of connectivity, both smartphones come with 5G and 4G LTE. The OnePlus Nord N10 and Moto G 5G Plus have NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, face unlock, standard dual stereo speakers, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, and WiFi 5. For navigation, the OnePlus Nord N10 has dual-band GPS, while the Moto G 5G Plus has additional LTEEP and SUPL GPS systems. The Moto G 5G Plus also gets a water-repellent coating for its outer shell that protects the device from splashes and accidental spills.
Moving on to the battery department, the OnePlus Nord N10 has a smaller battery capacity at 4,3000mAh but with a faster charging rate of 30W compared to Moto G 5G Plus’s 5,000mAh battery with 20W TurboPower charging. On paper, the OnePlus Nord N10 charges up to 67% of battery in just 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the Moto G 5G Plus claims that its battery can last users up to 2 days of use.
Placing it side by side, the OnePlus Nord N10 is definitely more affordable at PHP 14,990 for the 6GB + 128GB model. Those who will purchase it until January 10, 2020, at Digital Walker may get it at a more affordable price of PHP 13,990. However, s Moto G 5G Plus is currently offered at PHP 16,990.
Which one to get?
There are plenty of factors to consider should you want to keep your spending within your budget. Although the Moto G 5G Plus is more expensive than the OnePlus Nord N10, there are some upgrades that you can get for PHP 2,000 more. If you value a larger display that supports HDR10 content, dual front cameras, better processor, stock Android 10, larger RAM, macro camera, water-repellent body, and larger battery, then pick the Motorola Moto G 5G Plus. Otherwise, go with the OnePlus Nord N10 for a faster charging rate, more affordable price, additional glass protection, and a higher main camera sensor.