Do you need a phone supporting 5G connectivity sold at the most affordable price? Then you should have a look at Realme 7 5G, OPPO A73 5G, and Motorola Moto G 5G. THanks to their midrange chipsets, they are actually available at very good street prices and you can get them for less than €300 or €250 in the global market. But which one is the best affordable 5G phone in the lowest price range between these three devices? This comparison will help you find out by highlighting the main difference between their specifications.
|Realme 7 5G||OPPO A73 5G||Motorola Moto G 5G|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162.2 x 75.1 x 9.1 mm, 195 grams||162 x 75 x 7.9 mm, 177 grams||166.1 x 76.1 x 9.9 mm, 212 grams|
|DISPLAY||6.5 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), IPS LCD||6.5 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 405 ppi, 20:9 ratio, IPS LCD||6.7 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 393 ppi, 20:9 ratio, LTPS IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Mediatek Dimensity 800U, octa-core 2.4 GHz||Mediatek Dimensity 720, octa-core 2 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G, octa-core 2.2 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, Realme UI||Android 10, ColorOS||Android 10|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Quad 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.3 + f/2.4 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.1 front camera
| Triple 16 + 8 + 2 MP f/1.2, f/2.2 and f/2.4
8 MP front camera
|Triple 48 + 8 + 2 MP f/1.7, f/2.2 and f/2.4
16 MP f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||5000 mAh, fast charging 30W|| 4040 mAh
Fast charging 18W
|5000 mAh, Fast charging 20W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, 5G||Dual SIM slot, 5G||Dual SIM slot, 5G|
When it comes to affordable phones, the look is never a priority. These devices are all built with plastic materials, their designs are good but not amazing. What really makes the difference to me is dimensions. The OPPO A73 5G has a more compact body, a thinner design and it is even lighter than its rivals. That is why I would pick the OPPO A73 5G if you would ask me to pick the handset with the best aesthetics. I do not like the Moto G 5G with its rear-mounted fingerprint reader; the Realme 7 5G is the most elegant if we only consider the look.
I appreciate a lot the display of the Realme 7 5G because it provides a very high 120 Hz refresh rate. It is very rare to find a 120 Hz display among very affordable phones. On the other hand, the Motorola Moto G 5G offers a very good image quality with its LTPS panel supporting the HDR10 certification. Even finding an HDR display on affordable phones is very rare. If you want a smoother viewing experience, then go for the Realme 7 5G, otherwise you should choose the Motorola Moto G 5G.
The Snapdragon 750G found on the Moto G 5G is a slightly better processor than the MediaTek Dimensity 800U found on the Realme 7 5G. However, in order to get similar performance to the Realme 7 5G, you should go for the most expensive variant of the Motorola Moto G 5G featuring 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, because the base variant is just 4/64 GB. With the Realme 7 5G you get min 6/128 GB and up to 8 GB of RAM. The OPPO A73 5G is inferior to both with its Dimensity 720.
The most complete camera department belongs to the Realme 7 5G featuring a 48 MP quad camera including an ultrawide sensor and a pair of 2 MP sensors for macro and depth calculation. But despite it has just three sensors, in various scenarios the Moto G 5G may shoot better photos thanks to its brighter focal aperture. Unfortunately, the OPPO A73 5G is not a great device as a camera phone. You get a below-average 16 MP triple camera.
Both Realme 7 5G and Moto G 5G offer a big 5000 mAh battery, but the Moto G 5G should last more in most of the scenarios because it lacks a high refresh rate. On the other hand, the Realme 7 5G charges faster thanks to its 30W fast charging technology which is able to charge the handset from 0 to 50 percent in just 26 minutes (100 percent in 65 minutes). The OPPO A73 5G is thinner and more compact, but it has a smaller 4040 mAh battery which can not compete with Realme 7 5G and Motorola Moto G 5G.
If you want a unit of the OPPO A73 5G or the Moto G 5G, you need €300/$355 (listing price). The Realme 7 5G starts from €279 but it is available for €229/$270 for a few days thanks to the launch promo. If you find it for €229, go for the Realme 7 5G without thinking twice. Otherwise, Moto G 5G may be a slightly better handset for your needs.
Realme 7 5G
- 120 Hz display
- 30W fast charging
- Best cameras
- Very affordable
- Nothing particular
OPPO A73 5G
- Smaller battery
- Great chipset
- HDR display
- Great battery life
- FM radio
- Standard refresh rate
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