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Moto E or Nokia Lumia 630?

Nokia Lumia 630 vs Motorola Moto E

Lenovo-owned Motorola yesterday presented its first model under the new management. As expected it was the budget-friendly Moto E smartphone that would retail around $129 off contract or $50 less than the popular Moto G. But how the Motorola’s latest addition stands up against the Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia 630?

Moto is made of plastic just like the Lumia 630, but there are visual differences in terms of design approaches. Moto E comes with slightly more rounded corners, available in four colors – lemon, while, black and turquoise. Moto E is thicker (+3.1mm) and heavier (+8g) than the Lumia 630, despite the smaller screen (4.3-inch compared with 4.5-inch for the Nokia). Moto E’s display on the other hand offers more pixels – 256ppi, compared with 218ppi for the Lumia. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 has been used for both smartphones.

Nokia Lumia 630 should be faster as it is built around a quad-core processor, as opposed to the dual-core Snapdragon 200 in the Moto E. In terms of RAM, Moto E excels with its 1GB on-board, while the Lumia has just 512MB. However, as Windows Phone is considered to be more efficient and resource-optimized than Android, 512 MB of RAM should be enough for the daily tasks. Lumia 630 also includes 8GB of storage and a microSD slot that supports up to 128GB, while the MOTO E has less storage (4GB) and support cards up to 32GB.

5-megapixel sensors are found on both models, so you can take pictures and capture videos at 30fps. The difference is that the Lumia has autofocus, while Moto E comes with touch focus only. Finally, Moto E is fueled by a non–removable 1980 mAh battery, while the Lumia has less power on paper as there is an 1830 mAh battery under the hood.

As you can see, both models offer some basic features and specs, as they were designed for first-time smartphone users. These two trusted brands will try to tempt anyone looking for an affordable smartphone. Which one would you choose?