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Nokia Lumia 630 VS Moto G Comparison Overview

Nokia today has just launched the Lumia 630 and the smartphone has been launched in India at a pricing that will surely make the consumers think about choosing it and the king of the sub Rs 15,000 segment, the Moto G. Lumia 630 in single SIM variant will cost you Rs 10,500 and in dual SIM variant will cost you Rs 11,500. The Moto G on the other hand costs Rs 12,499 for the 8GB variant and Rs 13,999 for the 16GB variant. Let us compare the two and see how things stack up against each other.


Display and Processor

The Nokia Lumia 630 comes wth a 4.5 inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels which translates into a pixel density of 218 ppi and the Moto G has a similar screen size but the resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels gives it a resolution of 326 ppi. FWVGA resolution looks good on Windows Phone and you don't feel that you are being left behind so both the screen are decent units to look at.

Both the smartphones come with same processor under the hood. They get a 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdagon 400 under the hood based on Cortex A7 architecture so there are no favourites in this regard.

Camera and Internal Storage

The camera unit of the Moto G comes across as a better one when compared to the Lumia 630. The Moto G gets a 5MP rear camera with a LED flash and a 1.3MP front camera. On the other hand, the Lumia 630 gets a 5MP rear camera without a flash and there's no front camera so we'll have to give this one to the Moto G.

The Moto G comes in two internal storage variants which are 8GB and 16GB. The Lumia 630 on the other hand gets an internal storage of 8GB but it can be expanded by another 128GB with the help of a microSD card and it can't be in Moto G as it does not have a microSD card slot.

Battery and Features

Talking about gives them the juice to run, the Moto G gets  a 2,070 mAh battery that will last you a day with moderate usage and so will the 1,830 mAh battery of the Lumia 630. The battery of the Lumia 630 despite being smaller in size lasts for a similar duration because of better optimisation and lesser use of resources.

The Lumia 630 runs on Windows Phone 8.1 and the Moto G runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and this is where the biggest difference comes in. It is a matter of choice as to which one you'd prefer. The Lumia 630 comes with Sensor Core chip sensor core which will monitor your health and provide results integrated with Bing’s Health and Fitness App.

Key Specs

Model Nokia Lumia 630 Moto G
Display 4.5 inch, 854x480p 4.5  inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 512 MB 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable 8 GB/ 16 GB
OS Windows Phone 8.1 Android 4.4
Cameras 5MP/ No front camera 5 MP/ 1.3 MP
Battery 1,850 mAh 2000 mAh
Price Rs 10,500/11,500 Rs. 12,499/ Rs. 13,999


In our opinion, both of the devices go pretty close to each other. One offers a newer operating system alongside being your fitness companion and the other one features the world's largest operating system; Android in its latest guise. For me, the Moto G makes a little more sense as it gives you a well rounded off package and you don't feel that you are missing out on something.


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.