Moto G (Dual Sim) VS Nokia X - War of low cost Mobiles

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Motorola's Moto G has been talked as the best budget Android phone on the market. Even though Mptp G has all the things to be a best seller. But recently Nokia launched a series of Android powered smartphone. Which cost even less compared to Moto G. Let see how Nokia X fairs against Moto G.

General Information

Moto G at 143 grams is heavier than the Nokia X which weighs 128 grams. Even though Moto G is heaviest, it is comfortable to hold and also quiet easy to type in one hand. When it comes to colors both Moto G and Nokia X offer a range of colors. Note that Moto G back cover is swappable.

Nokia X comes in usual colors, similar to the lumia and Asha range.


Moto G beats the Nokia X with its HD display. It has a 1280×720 pixel resolution with 326 ppi. The Nokia X uses a WVGA 480×800 pixels display with 233ppi.


The Nokia X power house is handled by dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 SoC and 512MB of RAM. Moto G's is powered by 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC and 1GB of RAM which is more powerful in terms of performance. Moto G also can handle games much smoother with help of 1GB RAM. Here Moto G wins without any thought.


The Nokia X has a 3 MP rear camera. Moto G has a 5MP camera as a primary camera, along with this it also has a front facing camera with 1.3MP camera. Nokia X doesnt have a front facing camera.


Moto G trumps over Nokia X, Motorola's smartphone uses a 2,070mAh unit, offering a full day of charge. The Nokia X comes with a 1,500mAh that might not get you through an entire day.


The important difference between the two devices are in Android. Moto G is very similar to Nexus style of OS without any custom UI. While Nokia X, has customized UI by Nokia which resembles Windows 8 like icons and gestures that are commonly seen in Asha line.

Another major difference is Nokia X doesn't have any google services like maps, play store, etc. Nokia removed these service to avoid the licensing fee which has to pay to use those. But instead Nokia is planning to have its own App store or Nokia store. They provide few of the Microsoft Apps like skype, outlook and Nokia specific Apps such as Here, Nokia camera app,

In the software, i guess it would be a tie. As both phones has it share of good things. Nokia X has HERE, which comes with voice navigation. While Moto G has the stock Android experience.


Nokia X is priced at Rs. 8,499 and Moto G is priced at Rs. 12,499 for 8GB and Rs.13,999 for 16Gb verison.

For More Detailed Comparison please refer below table.

Moto G Nokia X
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Dual SIM, (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by) Optional Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)
Announced 2014, January 2014, February
Status Available. Released 2014, January Available. Released 2014, March
Body Dimensions 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm (5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 in) 115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm, 73.2 cc (4.55 x 2.48 x 0.41 in)
Weight 148 g 128.7 g (4.52 oz)
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (~326 ppi pixel density) 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes Yes, up to 2 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Memory Card slot No microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM 4 GB, 512 MB RAM
Data GPRS Yes Up to 85.6 kbps
EDGE Yes Up to 236.8 kbps
Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, HS
Infrared port No No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB Host Yes, microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama 1/5'' sensor size, panorama, face detection
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR Yes, 480p@30fps
Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP No
Features OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Play
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 203
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML
Radio FM radio Stereo FM radio
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black (front panel), 7 color options (back panel) Bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black, white

- SNS integration - SNS integration
- Google Drive (50 GB storage) - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player - Document viewer
- MP4/H.263/H.264 player - Photo editor
- Organizer - Voice memo/dial
- Photo viewer/editor - Predictive text input
- Document viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
Non-removable Li-Ion 2070 mAh  Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery (BN-01)


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