After releasing a foldable phone and a new flagship, Motorola is seriously intentioned to beat the competition even in the budget segment. The Lenovo-owned company just launched the new Moto G9 in the Indian market, which later hitten the global market under the Moto G9 Play moniker. Right after, another important manufacturer came up with a new affordable phone in India: HMD Global with its Nokia 5.3 announced earlier this year. Even OPPO launched a budget phone in the last days: the OPPO A53. This is a specs comparison between the latest budget phones launched in India: Motorola Moto G9, Nokia 5.3, and OPPO A53.
|Motorola Moto G9||Nokia 5.3||Oppo A53 2020|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||165.2 x 75.7 x 9.2 mm, 200 grams||164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm, 185 grams||163.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm, 186 grams|
|DISPLAY||6.5 inches, 720 x 1600p (HD+), 269 ppi, IPS LCD||6.55 inches, 720 x 1600p (HD+), 268 ppi, IPS LCD||6.5 inches, 720 x 1600p (HD+), 270 ppi, IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, octa-core 2 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, octa-core 2 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, octa-core 1.8 GHz|
|MEMORY||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot||3 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, My UX||Android 10, Android One||Android 10, Color OS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 48 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.7, f/2.4 and f/2.4
8 MP f/2.2 front camera
|Quad 13 + 5 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.8
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Quad 12 + 2 + 2 MP
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||5000 mAh, fast charging 20W||4000 mAh||5000 mAh, fast charging 18W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, water-repellent||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot|
Oppo A53 has the most stunning design, at least according to my tastes. It is the only one which sports a punch-hole display, a feature which is hard to find on very affordable phones such as these ones. The Oppo A53 is also the most compact device of the trio with its narrow display bezels, smaller dimensions, and a thinner body. On the other hand, the Motorola Moto G9 has a water-repellent coating that may be useful to people who want to use it under the rain and accidentally throw it in the water.
Unfortunately, you do not get great displays with these three devices. They all feature IPS panels with HD+ resolutions. They are not disappointing in terms of display quality, but they are definitely below the average due to their HD+ resolution providing a lower level of detail than midrange phones. By the way, you get very nice advantages with the Oppo A53: it has a 90 Hz refresh rate providing more smoothness and stereo speakers for a better multimedia experience. For all of these devices, there is a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Specs & Software
The Nokia 5.3 wins the hardware comparison for a simple reason: it has a more powerful chipset. We are talking about the Snapdragon 665 which is actually superior to the Snapdragon 662 found on the Motorola Moto G9. Oppo A53 is the only one featuring fast UFS 2.1 storage, but unfortunately, the Oppo A53 has an even weaker Snapdragon 460 chipset. Also, note that with the Nokia 5.3 you get up to 6 GB of RAM, while Motorola Moto G9 has just 4 GB of RAM. Last but not least, Nokia 5.3 runs Android One: a special version of the operating system supported directly by Google.
The winner of the camera comparison is the Motorola Moto G9 which comes with a way better main sensor sporting a 48 MP resolution. With the Nokia 5.3 and the Oppo A53, you get a below-average 13 MP main sensor. The Nokia 5.3 looks better than Oppo A53 due to its brighter focal aperture, but the Oppo A53 has the best front camera department thanks to its 16 MP sensor. At the end of the day, despite featuring a lower amount of sensors, Motorola Moto G9 wins the camera comparison due to its better main camera. But you do not get the ultrawide sensor found on the Nokia 5.3.
The Motorola Moto G9 should provide a longer battery life: it has a way bigger battery than Nokia 5.3 and, despite having the same battery capacity as the Oppo A53, it should last more because it lacks a 90 Hz refresh rate. Last but not least, it has a faster charging technology with a 20W power.
The price of Motorola Moto G9 is Rs. 11,499, while Oppo A53 is Rs. 12,999. The Nokia 5.3 costs slightly more: Rs. 13,999 in its base variant with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The Motorola Moto G9 has better cameras and probably longer battery life. The Nokia 5.3 offers Android One and a better chipset, but a smaller battery. The Oppo A53 has the 90 Hz killer feature and stereo speakers, as well as the best front cameras and a punch-hole design. Which one would you pick?
- Long battery life
- Faster charging
- Good cameras
- HD+ display
- Good hardware
- Android One
- Wide display
- HD+ display
- Smaller battery
Oppo A53 2020
- Big battery
- 90 Hz display
- Up to 128 GB
- Stereo speakers
- HD+ display
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