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Moto G vs Nokia Lumia 525 Comparison Overview

Nokia had recently launched the Lumia 525 for Rs 10,399 as a successor to the popular Lumia 520 with the much needed 1GB RAM upgrade. Its glory was however interrupted by the launch of the Moto G which has just taken the sub Rs 15,000 smartphone market by storm. It sells for Rs 12,499/Rs 13,999 which is a bit higher than the Lumia 525. We compare the two to help you choose which one’s better.

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Display and Processor

The Nokia Lumia 525 comes with a 4 inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and a pixel density of 233 ppi. The Moto G on the other hand gets a 4.7 inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels which translates into a pixel density of 326 ppi. You can use Lumia 525 with long nails and gloves but the Moto G gets Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Moto G emerges as a winner in this regard.

Moto G gets a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 under the hood whereas the Lumia 525 gets a 1GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8227. You may think that one is a quad core and the other one is a dual core but both perform equally well as Windows Phone devices need lesser resources compared to Android devices. Both get a 1GB RAM and perform similarly but yes, the Moto G does have an edge over the Lumia 525.

Camera and Memory

The Lumia 525 has a 5MP autofocus camera without flash but no front camera but the Moto G gets a 5MP rear camera with a LED flash and a 1.3MP front camera. The Moto G emerges as a better performer in the imaging department.

Moto G comes with internal memory options of 8GB and 16GB but no external memory option which might be an issue for some. The Lumia 525 gets 8GB of internal storage but the same can be expanded with the help of a microSD card by another 64GB and is a boon for music lovers.

Battery and Features

The Lumia 525 gets a 1,430 mAh battery that Nokia claims will last up to 336 hours as stand by time and will offer a talk time of up to 17 hours on 2G and 10 hours 40 minutes on 3G. Motorola on the other hand states that the Moto G will offer you a talk time of up to 24 hours. Both perform equally well in real world conditions and last about a day.

The Nokia Lumia 525 runs on Windows Phone 8 and the Moto G runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. Android has a better application support but Windows Phone has a pretty fresh UI and it feels good to try something new every now and then. So you take the call in this regard as to what operating system would you want on your device.

Key Specs

Model Nokia Lumia 525 Moto G
Display 4 inch, 800 X 480p 4.5  inch, HD
Processor 1GHz dual Core 1.2 GHz Quad Core
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable 8 GB/ 16 GB
OS Windows Phone 8 Android 4.3
Cameras 5MP/ No front camera 5 MP/ 1.3 MP
Battery 1,430 mAh 2000 mAh
Price About Rs. 9,999 Rs. 12,499/ Rs. 13,999


Both the smartphone offer immense value for money. Both are customisable in terms of colour choices. The Moto G however emerges as a winner in the face-off due to a better of everything other than memory. Lumia 525’s expandable storage capacity can surely sway people away from the paltry 8GB/16GB memory options Moto G has on offer. Do let us know as to what you think about the same.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.