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LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB) vs Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between LG Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto G 5G Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
4.95"
IPS+

1080x1920

8
MP

1.3mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
24PointsMotorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)Compare LG Nexus 5 X
Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
6.7"
IPS

1080x2520

48
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)10 Advantages LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)vsMoto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)24 Advantages Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
+130 grams (4.55 ounces)59%
Lighter
vs207 grams (7.25 ounces)
+8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)13%
Thinner
vs9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)
+TFT Super IPS+Advantage
TFT Super IPS+ display is brighter and more vivid
vsLTPS IPS LCD
+445 PPI9%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs409 PPI
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+MicroUSB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core53%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR2vs+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+128GB (110GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2520 pixels31%
Higher resolution screen
4.95"vs+6.7"35%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP7 times
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/3.2" inchesvs+1/2" inches60%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)41%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 1.3MPvs+(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MP17 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 6.0 Marshmallowvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
4G LTEvs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps12 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2300 mAhvs+5000 mAh117%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 3.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

21 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+14 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
ModelNexus 5 (D821 16GB)Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Other model namesLG Google Nexus 5 D821, LG Nexus 5 4G LTE, LG D821Lenovo Moto G 5G Plus XT2075, XT2075-2, XT2075-3
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandLGMotorola
Release dateNovember, 2013July, 2020
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)
Size (width x height)69.2 x 137.9 millimeters (2.72 x 5.43 in)74 x 168.3 millimeters (2.91 x 6.63 in)
Weight130 grams (4.55 ounces)207 grams (7.25 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4 KitKatAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 Marshmallowfeature not registered
HardwareLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 620
RAM memory2GB LPDDR26GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)128GB (110GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Display typeTFT Super IPS+LTPS IPS LCD
Screen size4.95" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x2520 pixels (21:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)445 PPI409 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registered90Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)LTE Cat11 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA (1, 3, 7, 8, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2118º1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.283º1.12µmAF
2MP depthf/2.287º1.75µm
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length30mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.3 megapixels(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2118º1.12µm
Front camera resolution1280x1024 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered29mm lens
Sensor size1/6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.9µm pixel1µm pixel
MultimediaLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
USBMicroUSB 3.0USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputMicro-B USB SlimPortNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Qi Wireless charging
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Surfing Blue, Mystic Lilac
- My UX
- TurboPower charger
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2300 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging20W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 dayfeature not registered
Standby18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Motorola Moto G 5G Plus (128GB/6GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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