Nokia X was an anxiously awaited phone because it was expected to combine the superior hardware build quality of Nokia phones to the powerful Android software. A similar premium experience was offered by Moto G, which was released before Nokia X and is selling like Hot cakes. Both of these phones lie in different price segment. Let’s put them head to head to know how much they differ with respect to each other.

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Body Dimensions and Weight

Nokia X weighs 128 grams and the 10.4 mm slab feels pretty sturdy in Hand. The Moto G on the other hand is 11.4 mm Thick and weigh 143 grams. It is slightly heavier and thicker owing to the large display size and offers good grip. Nokia X is available in several color options, where as Moto G will offer you option for customizable back cover which are not very expensive.

Display and Processor

The display of Moto G is bigger and better. The 4.5 inch bright IPS LCD display with 720p HD display is one of the best assets of Moto G. The Nokia X on the other hand comes with a smaller 4 inch IPS LCD display with WVGA resolution, which is better than what you would expect from the raw specs. The color reproduction and Viewing angles are quite good on Nokia X too.

The processor used in Moto G is 1.2 GHz Snapdrgon 400 quad core processor with 1 GB RAM and Adreno 3.5 GPU. Nokia X on the other hand comes with 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual core processor, which is not that impressive. In our time with Nokia X we didn’t see any UI Lag, but we expect some in the long run.

Camera and Internal storage

Imaging hardware is not a forte of either of the two. The Moto G has a decent 5 MP shooter at the back, which shows improved quality after the 4.4.2 KitKat update. The Camera is among the best 5 MP shooters you can expect in budget price range. The Nokia X has a 3 MP basic camera unit, which is meant only for basic photography. The Nokia X also lacks a front camera for video calls and selfies.

The internal storage on Nokia X is 4 GB and can be expanded to 32 GB using MicroSD support. Moto G on the other hand will offer you only 8 GB and 16 GB storage options, which makes it a deal breaker for heavy users.

Battery and Operating System

Moto G is equipped with a 2070 mAh which provides with an impressive battery backup. Nokia devices are well known for their battery endurance and we expect the Nokia X with 1500 mAh battery and 10.5 Hours of 3G talk time to be no exception.

The Moto G comes with the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system (After update) which is mostly stock version and provides best of Android eco system. The Nokia X on the other hand is heavily customized forked Android based on Android 4.1 jelly bean. It replaces Google services with Microsoft services. It’s a matter of personal taste, but we like the feel of Moto G more. Nokia X on the other hand is simple and well organized.

Key Specs

Model Nokia X Moto G
Display 4 Inch WVGA 4.5 Inch, 720p HD
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 8225 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400
RAM 512 MB 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB,  Expandable to 32 GB 8GB/ 16 GB
Operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based AOSP Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Cameras 3 MP 5 MP/ 1.3
Battery 1500 mAh 2070 mAh
Price Rs. 8,599 Rs. 12,499/ Rs.13,999

Conclusion

The Moto G is undoubtedly a better phone, but Nokia X is significantly cheaper with a price difference of 4K to 5K INR. Moto G has been dominating the range between 10K and 15K and we expect the Nokia X to be a star in sub 10K INR range. The Moto G is powerful enough to beat the spec sheet ofeven domestic branded devices, where as the Nokia X hardware still leaves much more to be desired.

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