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Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: Features and specifications compared

After its announcement at the MWC last month, the Nokia X has finally been launched in India. While the phone has been creating waves much before its launch (or announcement, for that matter), we thou

  • Updated: March 10, 2014 2:31 PM IST
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Nokia-X-vs-Motorola-Moto-GAfter its announcement at the MWC last month, the Nokia X has finally been launched in India. While the phone has been creating waves much before its launch (or announcement, for that matter), we thought of seeing how it stacks up against the other much talked about phone, the Motorola Moto G. Also Read - Motorola Moto Tab G70 appears on BIS, indicates imminent launch

Design: Both the phones have polycarbonate bodies. While the Motorola Moto G features swappable back covers, the Nokia X flaunts vibrant colors which, like on the Lumia and Asha range, look good. The Moto G is curvy at the corners, while the Nokia X less so. The Nokia X is also lighter at 128 grams as compared to Moto G’s 143 grams. Also Read - Redmi Note 11T to Moto G31: Phones launches expected in India next week

Display: The Nokia X uses a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display while the Motorola Moto G features a 4.5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) screen. Given the better resolution, the Moto G (326ppi) has a much better pixel density than the Nokia X (233ppi). Also Read - Motorola G51 5G price, launch time tipped in new leak

Hardware: The Nokia X is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 SoC and 512MB of RAM, while the Motorola Moto G leaps ahead with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC with 1GB of RAM. While it clearly has more processing chops, it lags behind the X as far as storage is concerned. In comparison to the 8GB/16GB memory on the Moto G, the Nokia X gets 4GB internally that can be expanded up to 32GB using  a microSD card.

Software: The prime difference between the two phones is their operating systems. The Moto G runs Android 4.4 KitKat and offers everything that an Android phone does and a bit more. The X, on the other hand, runs on the Nokia X OS, which is essentially a forked version of Android.

Unlike the Moto G, it may not have access to Google’s services and suite of apps like the Play Store, Gmail or Google Maps, but it does boast a selection of apps from Nokia and Microsoft to replace them. As for the app marketplace, the Nokia X gets its own Nokia store and with support for third party stores like Yandex, most of the regular Android apps can be downloaded too. Also, developers can bring in their Android apps to Nokia X by replacing Google API with Nokia’s.

In terms of the UI, the Moto G is the closest you can get to enjoying pure Android without owning a Nexus or a Google Play Edition device. The Nokia X, on the other hand, looks like a Windows Phone with Live Tiles on the homepage as well as FastLane for multi-tasking.

Camera: The Nokia X uses a 3-megapixel rear facing camera, which can record 480p videos at 30fps. The Moto G, on the other hand, features a 5-megapixel camera and 720p video (also at 30fps). The Moto G also boasts a 1.3-megapixel secondary camera at the front, something the Nokia X does not.

Battery: The Nokia X’s smaller battery (1,500mAh) loses to Motorola Moto G’s non-removable 2,070mAh unit, which can last the day on a single charge. But it remains to be seen how efficiently Nokia X uses its power, given that Nokia has had a good record in the past as far as efficient power usage is concerned.

Both devices support dual-SIM and are 3G-ready. The Motorola Moto G is one of the best phones in its price range, and certainly utilizes Android’s capabilities to the best. The Nokia X is a very different phone! Not only is it Nokia’s first foray into Android, its positioning close to the Asha range defines the phones role too. It might be down on specs, but it offers a lot that’s yet unheard of, from the Finnish manufacturer. The Moto G retails for close to Rs 12,500 for the 8GB version, the Nokia X does for Rs 8,599.

FEATURES NOKIA X MOTOROLA MOTO G
DISPLAY 4-inch WVGA 4.5-inch 720p
PROCESSOR 1GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core
RAM 512MB 1GB
STORAGE 4GB expandable 8GB/16GB
CAMERA 3-megapixel 5-megapixel/ 1.3-megapixel
BATTERY 1,500mAh 2,070mAh
OPERATING SYSTEM Nokia X OS Android 4.4 KitKat
PRICE Rs 8,599 Rs 12,499
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  • Published Date: March 10, 2014 1:45 PM IST
  • Updated Date: March 10, 2014 2:31 PM IST


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