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Nokia X2 VS Moto G2 Comparison Overview

It is the entry-level and the mid-range smartphone market segments that are gaining huge popularity in India as the makers are coming up with solid devices in this range. With this trend, the native manufacturers are finding a tough competition as the global vendors have also started launching such smartphones to lure the consumers. Over the last week, the mid-range market witnessed couple of global offerings with reasonable pricing. Well, we are talking about the Nokia X2 and the new Moto G smartphones. Here is a detailed comparison between the two handsets to help those who prefer to buy a mid-ranger.

nokia x2 vs moto g

Display and Processor

The Nokia X2 is given a 4.3 inch IPS LCD display packing WVGA screen resolution of 800×480 pixels and a pixel density of 217 ppi. This screen uses the ClearBlack technology that will make it readable even under direct sunlight as it employs polarizing layers to avoid reflections. In comparison, the display on the new Moto G measures 5 inches in size and it is also an IPS LCD panel. However, it carries an increased pixel count of 294 pixels per inch with a HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels. While the Moto G successor features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating, the Nokia offering has a scratch resistant glass on it.

On the processing power segment, the Nokia X2 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset comprising of a 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor paired with Adreno 302 graphics unit. On the other hand, the new Moto G is stuffed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset that houses a Cortex A7 quad-core processor ticking at 1.2 GHz clock speed and Adreno 305 GPU. Otherwise, both the handset incorporate 1 GB of RAM that can take charge of multi-tasking efficiently helping them in delivering smooth performance.

Camera and Internal Storage

The Nokia X2 features a 5 MP primary snapper that is teamed up with auto focus, LED flash for better low light imagery, HD 720p video recording. This camera is paired with a VGA front-facing camera that can shoot 480p videos. Going by comparison, the new Moto G appears to be relatively better with a arrives with an 8 MP main camera at its back that is accompanied by auto focus LED flash, HD 720p video recording, HDR and panorama shooting models. This camera is supplemented with a 2 MP front-facer that helps in making video calls and in clicking attractive selfies.

When it comes to storage, the Moto G sequel has an upper arm with a 16 GB of internal storage space launched in India (though an 8 GB variant also exists). But, Nokia X2 is lagging behind with only 4 GB of default memory capacity that is gradually fading away from the entry-level market. However, the free OneDrive cloud storage capacity of 15 GB should alleviate the concerns regarding low storage in the Nokia phone. Nevertheless, both the devices come with expandable storage support up to 32 GB by means of a micro SD card.

Battery and Features

The battery capacity in the Nokia X2 is 1,800 mAh that is rated to deliver 13 hours of talk time and 552 hours of standby time. In comparison, the new Moto G has better 2,070 mAh battery capable of pumping enough backup for the handset to last a day under mixed usage.

Moto G successor is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and it is upgradeable to Android L. It features customizable back covers that will be launched soon. Nokia X2 runs on the Nokia X software platform based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and it comes with Nokia Here Maps, Mix Radio, Skype, and free 15 GB of OneDrive cloud storage space.

Key Specs

Model Nokia X2 New Moto G
Display 4.3 inch, WVGA 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 200 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.3 Jelly Bean AOSP Android 4.4.4 KitKat, Upgradeable to Android L
Camera 5 MP/ VGA 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 1,800 mAh 2,070 mAh
Price Rs 8,699 Rs 12,999

Price and Conclusion

The new Moto G priced at Rs 12,999 comes with better aspects in both hardware and software segments. Based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat platform, the handset will provide a good Android experience with latest resources. On the other hand, the Nokia handset has relatively low end specs, but it suits its low price tag of Rs 8,699. If you choose to buy a smartphone with high-end specs, the new Moto G should be your choice, whereas if you prefer to own an entry-level phone with a relatively lower pricing, the Nokia phone is a better buy.


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.