4 and the motorola moto g10. If you don’t already, please do subscribe to the tech travel geeks here on youtube right then. So uh earlier this week i unboxed and set up the motorola moto g10 it’s a pretty decent value for money device. As far as we see so far and it’s powered by a qualcomm snapdragon, 460 chipset. We have also covered another device recently with the same chipset and that’s the nokia 3.4. So i thought it would be a good idea to do a side by side comparison, especially since these two devices have a very similar recommended retail price and can be purchased from amazon and other places for around about the same price. Depending on the combination of memory and storage that you have on them, so, as i said, both devices are powered by the qualcomm snapdragon 460 chipsets. But there are quite a few differences, so the nokia 3.4 has a textured back with nokia, branding fingerprint scanner and a triple camera setup on the back, whereas the motorola moto g10 has a slightly different textured bag. I would say this is a ribbed back, but it has a quad camera setup, which is quite different. So the key key thing here is that the nokia 3.4 has a main 13 megapixel sensor, a 5 megapixel ultra wide sensor and then a 2 megapixel depth sensor. So three basic cameras they’re pretty decent for the price range, but the moto g10 offers a lot more in that space.
The main sensor is a 48 megapixel wide angle, one, and then there is an 8 megapixel ultra wide sensor, as well as a couple of sticker cameras, as our friend miriam likes to call them, which are 2 megapixel and two megapixels one macro and one depth sensor. So very different camera department and from my initial uh testing i can say that the moto g10 has a much better camera set up here. You do get a lot more value for money from the moto g10 in the camera department and the camera department isn’t. The only one, for example in the battery space, the nokia 3.4 has a 4 000 milliamp hour battery, which is enough to get most people through a full day of medium to heavy use. It’S not a fast charging battery but 4 000 milliamp hour is not bad, but the moto g10 ups, the anti and has a 5 000 milliamp hour battery in it so significantly bigger battery and so far i’ve been able to comfortably get two days of medium to High use out of the phone with that 5000mah battery so significantly better battery performance on the motorola. So that sums up the key things on the back: the camera and inside that body. The the battery let’s have a look at the sides. Obviously the motorola moto g10 has a bigger battery. Therefore it is a significantly chunkier device. It feels heavier. It feels thicker but it’s, still very, very usable, whereas the nokia 3.
4 is much slimmer and lighter so there’s, a trade off there, bigger battery on the motorola moto g10, but it’s bigger and heavier smaller battery on the nokia 3.4, but it’s smaller and lighter. Now, whilst we’re looking at the device on its side, the both devices on their side you’ll see that the moto g10 has its power button volume, rocker and google assistant button all on the same side of the device. Yes that’s right. All four buttons in this case are here, whereas the nokia 3.4 has its power button and volume rocker on the right hand, side of the device and the google assistant on the left so key difference here now both devices have a capable fingerprint scanners. Those fingerprint scanners on the back are very, very good. I, like them, they’re both tactile, so you can find them without having to look for them and nice little touch from motorola. They put their logo in in that fingerprint scanner, which is, is quite nice to see. Now let’s move to the front of the device and look at another key side of things, and this is again a space where there’s some key differences between the two devices i’m going to turn my brightness up. So the nokia 3.4 has a slightly smaller screen. It’S, a 6.4 inch screen, which is hd plus it’s, not full high definition, but it’s 720 by 1560 pixels, and that gives you a 19.5 to 9 aspect ratio so pretty decent, but the the the motorola moto g10 ups, the game again, whilst it’s the same resolution.
In terms of width, so 720 pixels it’s, 1, 600 pixels. So it is a slightly higher screen. It’S a 20 to 9 aspect ratio, that’s enough for say a line of text or two depending on what your character size is set, as so they’re. Both hdr plus displays they’re, both very good. The color saturation is decent i’ve, had no issues whatsoever using them, and especially for streaming video, whether you’re, using amazon, prime netflix, disney, plus or even just youtube. For example, watching tech travel geeks youtube videos. Both devices do very well, and i haven’t had, as i said, any issues watching video on them. The only thing i would say is that they have two different approaches to how they handle the selfie camera, so the moto g10 has a more traditional teardrop or water drop notch at the top it’s just a little nipple, as some people call it with that. Selfie camera in it, whereas the nokia 3.4 has a more modern punch, hole selfie camera that little dodge at the top left hand. Corner of the screen is where things are now. The selfie cameras are pretty much equivalent they’re, both eight megapixel cameras, which are capable of recording full high definition, video speaking of video, both devices because of that snapdragon 460 max out their video recording at full high definition, that’s 1080, which is what most people’s tvs are Nowadays, anyway, so that’s the cameras, the the chipset and what the limitations of video are we’ve looked at.
The main hardware features let’s talk about the software. Now now both devices are running a relatively close to google experience. Android distribution nokia is officially part of the android one program, so it gets very close collaboration with google and how it up rolls out updates and what the user experience is like, whereas motorola is not officially part of android one, but it is again very very similar. Slightly different color scheme and so forth. One thing that is a bit baffling honestly is the fact that, despite nokia being part of android one and having the same chipset as this lenovo or motorola moto g10, the nokia is still on android 10.. It is still on the older version of android, which is is baffling really because the moto g10 is a newer device. It is exactly the same chipset similar price range, but it launched with android 11 already on it, and i would expect that nokia with the android one program would get that sooner but that’s not the case. The moto g10 is here with its uh clean, android distribution. Very similar to the android distribution you see on google, pixel phones, you see the iconography. The menu system is all very, very similar. You can also see more information about the device here. Let’S have a seat. Look so android version 10 android version 11.. Oh you can’t get the thing let’s see where’s the. Where is our build? Number? Oh that’s, for there android security patch.
The advantage is that in this case the nokia 3.4 has finally updated and now has the february security patch, whereas the moto g10 hasn’t had that. Yet it’s still in the january security patch bear in mind. It is now almost the middle of march. It is good to see nokia have caught up, but the first three months. I had this device, it had no security patches and it was well behind the expected performance of android one so in terms of settings and capabilities. They’Re very, very similar nokia and motorola have a very light touch in terms of what they do to the operating system, and that means that both devices are capable of having a dark theme. You can make some significant changes to the way things look and feel without going too crazy and both of them have by default gesture navigation, which means that you don’t have the three buttons at the bottom of the screen. You’Re prompted to use gestures to make changes to what’s happening on your device. Now, both of these, we will have videos on the tech, travel, geeks, youtube channel about how to change that and ensure you have the three button navigation at the bottom. If you want to but it’s interesting to see that direction, google’s giving companies gesture navigation is the future, so that’s a controversial topic. But apart from that, it’s, a clean, android distribution with all the usual features, you’d expect and if you want a relatively light android with very few pre installed.
Apps both of them are an excellent option. I say mostly lite, because they’re both carrying pre installed apps, depending on the region you’re in and what network operator you have. Okay, so overall i’ve had no issues in terms of light gaming, watching video texting using social media channels and catching up on the news. Both devices are fantastic now in terms of media consumption. One of the key things that i think is still important nowadays is the good old 3.5 millimeter audio jack that’s, the carriage board. Now both devices have one and they’re, both at the top of the device, so you’ll see that both the nokia 3.4 and the moto g10 have courage. Ports i’m, very happy to see them, and both of them are modern smartphones that use usb type c for charging. So, overall great the only issue is both devices are not capable. Both devices are not capable of fast charging. So one thing to bear in mind so we’ve been through all the key features, all the key similarities and differences. I have to say between the two it’s, a question of which one do you think you want for a question of how light it is and relatively small if you want a smaller, lighter device than nokia 3.4? Maybe for you, if you’re happy to have a bit of a chunkier device and have much better battery life, the moto g10 may be the one for you. Another big differentiator, as we said at the beginning, is the cameras both of them are pretty decent and arguably very good for the price category, but the moto g10, with that 48 megapixel camera really does a better job.
So we’re going to be publishing long term. Reviews of both devices here on the tech, travel geeks youtube channel. If you have any specific questions, you’d like to have answered before or during those videos, please do leave them in the comment section below i’ll do my best to get back to you and, if there’s, any other content on these two devices you’d like to see, apart From the long term review, please do let us know in the comment section below, but i think we’ll wrap up this video for now. If you don’t already, please do subscribe to the tech travel geeks and have that notification bell on so that when we release a new video you’re notified.