Comparison: Motorola Moto G6 vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

We compare the Motorola Moto G6 (Price) to the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) (Price): Which smartphone has the better camera and the larger display? Which has more memory, better features and a larger battery? We look at all differences.

Both smartphones can be categorized as mid-range phones.

Here are both mobile phone side by side; the Moto G6 on the left, the Galaxy A3 (2017) on the right:

Moto G6 vs Galaxy A3 (2017). Size comparison

The back. The Moto G6's dual camera is clearly visible:

Moto G6 vs Galaxy A3 (2017). View of main cameras

Moto G6 vs Galaxy A3 (2017)


Main features and specification at a glance:

Moto G6

  • Introduced
    May 2018
  • Category
    Mid-range
  • OS
    Android 8 (Oreo)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    5.7" - 1080 x 2160
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    1920 x 1080 Pixel
  • Dims
    153x72.3x8.3mm³
  • Weight
    167g
  • Price*
    c. $249.00
  • Datasheet
    Motorola Moto G6

Galaxy A3 (2017)

  • Introduced
    February 2017
  • Category
    Mid-range
  • OS
    Android 6 (Marshmallow)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    4.7" - 720 x 1280
  • Main camera
    13 Megapixel
  • Video
    1920 x 1080 Pixel
  • Dims
    135.4x66.2x7.9mm³
  • Weight
    138g
  • Price*
    c. $329.00
  • Datasheet
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

* Cheapest model when introduced.

Let's compare features and specs in more detail, with the Motorola Moto G6 again in the left and the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) in the right column. Body comes first:

BODY & DIMENSIONS

Moto G6

Galaxy A3 (2017)

BodyAluminum and GlassAluminum and Glass
Dims153 x 72.3 x 8.3mm³135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9mm³
Weight167g138g
Colors Motorola Body Color Motorola Body Color Motorola Body Color Motorola Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color
ProtectionSpritzwasserIP68

Recommendation: For easy hands free operation, have a look at the practical full-metal Lamicall Smartphone Stand:

Smartphone Stand Cradle Portrait Landscape.

DISPLAY

Moto G6

Galaxy A3 (2017)

Horizontal1.080px.720px.
Vertical2.160px.1.280px.
Ratio18:916:9
Diagonal (in.)5.7"4.7"
Diagonal (mm)145mm119mm
Density424ppi312ppi
TypeLCD (IPS)Super AMOLED

Recommendation: For cleaning LCD and OLED displays, pre-moistened wipes give the best results. We recommend the iCloth Cleaning Wipes:

Smartphone LCD OLED Display Cloth Cleaner

HARDWARE

Moto G6

Galaxy A3 (2017)

Processor/SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 450Samsung Exynos 7870
CPU cores88
Clock rate1.800MHz1.600MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 506ARM Mali T830 MP2
GPU cores?2
RAM*4GB2GB
ROM*64GB32GB
Expandablemax. 128GBmax. 256GB

* Maximum

PHONE, RADIO & NAVIGATION

Moto G6

Galaxy A3 (2017)

SIMNanoNano
Slots*21
GPRS 2G**44
UMTS 3G**44
LTE 4G**911
Wlan (802.11)a, b, g, na, b, g, n, ac
Bluetooth4.24.2
NFC
GPS
Glonass
Beidou
Galileo

* Maximum
** Bands

Recommendation: Fantastic sound quality and maximum portablility in a sleek package. We recommend the Bluetooth-connected Bose SoundLink Mini:

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker iPhone Android.

PHOTO

Moto G6

Galaxy A3 (2017)

Main cameraDualSingle
    Focal length26mm27mm
    F-stopF1.8F1.9
    Resolution12 MP13 MP
    Stabilizer
    Zoom--
Selfie camera
    Resolution8 MP8 MP
Slow motion
Time lapse
RAW format
Panorama
HDR
Macro
Geotagging

VIDEO

Moto G6

Galaxy A3 (2017)

Main camera1920 x 10801920 x 1080
...max FPS6030
4K video
Selfie camera1920 x 10801920 x 1080
...max FPS3030

SENSORS

Moto G6

Galaxy A3 (2017)

Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Pressure
Hall effect
RGB light
Barometer
Magnetometer
Proximity
Iris
Heart rate
Fingerprint

CONNECTIVITY

Moto G6

Galaxy A3 (2017)

USB 2
USB 3
USB conn.USB-CUSB-C
USB OTG
Headphones
Infrared

Recommendation: No more cable and adapter mess with these smart wireless earbuds. TheTBI Pro Bluetooth phones work up to six hours on a single charge:

TBI Pro Bluetooth Headphones.

BATTERY

Moto G6

Galaxy A3 (2017)

Size3.0002.350
Quick Charge
Wireless Charge
Removable

Our rating of the Motorola Moto G6

No rating available.

Our rating of the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

No rating available.

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