Nokia X+ vs Moto G – Which is the Best Budget Android Smartphone?
The Finnish Smartphone brand Nokia, will be soon launching its second Android Smartphone in the Indian marketplace. The second Android Smartphone by Nokia, naming as Nokia X+ can be called as a successor to Nokia X, which was the first Android Smartphone by the manufacturers. This latest Smartphone is almost similar to the Nokia X n terms of looks and design. Though, there are major differences in their hardware specifications.
After the launch, Nokia X+ will compete with many affordable and budget friendly Android Smartphones selling in the marketplace. The biggest rival to Nokia X plus will be the Moto G, which itself is a very popular and best-selling Android Smartphone in India.
There is no official word from Nokia about the launching date or price tag of the Nokia X+. However, it is expected that it will be priced around Rs.10, 000 making it a rival to few Samsung Galaxy Smartphones and the Moto G.
Here, we bring you a quick technical specification comparison test between Nokia X+ and Moto G –
Nokia X+ sports a 4-inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touch Screen display, which is capable of producing a resolution of 280 x 800 pixels at a rate of 233 pixels per inch. Whereas its competitor Moto G sports a bigger and better 4.5-inch IPS LCD Touch Screen display, which produces an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 326 pixels per inch.
Processor & RAM
Nokia X+ is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Processor clocked at 1GHZ and coupled with 768MB of RAM & Adreno 203 GPU. Whereas, the Moto G is powered by a faster 1.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The hardware configuration of Moto G is capable enough to run huge applications and games on the device. While, the Processor & RAM on Nokia X+ can disappoint you while doing the same.
Nokia X+ runs on a forked version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system. This means that it won’t support the access to Google Play Store. However, the Nokia X+ can run around 75% of Apps & Games which are available on the Play Store. The added exclusive Nokia Apps is an advantage on the device.
Moto G runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, which can be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The latest Android OS and its innovative features add an advantage to Moto G.
Nokia X+ houses a 3.15 Megapixels rear camera, which features Panorama and face detection. However, an LED flash on the back and a secondary camera on the front for video calls are absent on Nokia X+. The rear camera of Nokia X+ also doesn’t support HD video recording.
While, Moto G houses a 5 Megapixels autofocus rear camera, coupled with an LED flash. For video calls, this smartphone packs a 1.3 Megapixels front facing camera. The rear camera on Moto G features 720p HD video recording, touch focus, Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization and more.
For Storage, Nokia X+ packs 4GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB using a MicroSD card. The Moto G is available in two variants boasting 8GB & 16GB of internal memory. Both variants lack an external MicroSD card slot.
The connectivity features on both Nokia X+ and Moto G is almost similar including 3G, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, GPS with A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0 and other standard features.
Nokia X+ is fuelled by a 1500mAH battery, while the Moto G is fuelled by a more powerful 2070mAH battery.
Both Nokia X+ and Moto G are undoubtedly a value for money package deal. In this one on one comparison test, we found that the Moto X is much better than Nokia X+ in almost each and every aspect. However, the combination of exclusive Nokia Apps, which are only found on the Nokia Lumia Smartphones, and the Android Applications are very brilliantly placed on the Nokia X+. Owning a Nokia X+ will provide you the feeling of using a Windows Phone and an Android Smartphone together on a single device.
The build quality and perfect finish is really appreciable on both Nokia X+ and Moto G. The final decision remains in the hands of the buyer. However, we would like to assure you once again that both Nokia+ and Moto G are a great deal.
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