There are many phones bigger than the Moto G5 Plus, but it towers over the teensy iPhone SE. The G5 comes out 21-percent taller and 25-percent wider. Keep in mind the Moto's depth measurement is only counting the thickest point of its rounded back.
The iPhone SE is 27-percent lighter than Moto G5 Plus.
The Moto G series has always cut the bill of materials by using all plastic, but this year it adds some metal to the mix.
You have two colors to choose from for the Moto, next to the iPhone's four.
Motorola lists some light splash resistance for the G5 Plus, but neither has an IP rating.
The Moto G5 Plus' screen is 69-percent bigger.
The iPhone SE has the same pixel density as today's 4.7-in iPhones, but it lacks the improved contrast and color gamut that you can see on the iPhone 7.
Both manufacturers use IPS display panels.
Pressure-sensitive displayiPhone 6s and newer.
The iPhone SE has the same A9 chip found in Apple's late-2015 flagships (iPhone 6s and Plus), and it should still be at least a little faster than the Moto's mid-ranged Snapdragon 625 processor.
Moto G5 Plus offers two kinds of RAM storage 2GB and 4GB while only one kind of RAM storage is available for iPhone SE.
The US model of the Moto G5 Plus will double the entry-level storage of the iPhone SE. (Some regions will see 16 GB and 32 GB options for the Moto.)
No matter which storage configuration you get, though, the Moto G5 Plus lets you augment its internal storage with a microSD card.
The Moto G5 Plus has a much bigger (higher-capacity) battery, though that won't necessarily translate into longer uptimes.
No matter what its battery life looks like, the Moto G5 Plus gives you quick-charging tech.
The only aberration in this visual is the iPhone's low-res front-facing camera.
Neither phone's rear camera has Optical Image Stabilization.
Apple compromised in some areas for the iPhone SE, but it included NFC so it can support Apple Pay. With no NFC, you can't use Android Pay on the Moto.