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Which is a better buy- the Moto G Smartphone or Nokia Lumia 625 Smartphone? Let us find out.
Nokia has always dominated the budget smartphone domain. Can the Moto G compete with Nokia? Interestingly, with the Moto G Android smartphone, Motorola has forayed into the budget smartphone market. No doubt, the Moto G is an inexpensive smartphone. But it is not the ‘only’ cheap smartphone out there.
The Moto G smartphone is available in black. However, you can always purchase replacement shells and accessories in various colors to personalize the device. The Moto G is slightly curved on the back, which makes it comfortable to hold the device.
The Nokia Lumia 625, on the other hand, offers a variety of colors and replaceable rear shells as well. Like the moto g, it is also slightly curved on the back. The rounded edges nicely camouflage its rather large size.
The Moto G comes with a 4.5-inch 1280×720 display, offering 329ppi pixel density. In contrast, the Lumia 625 offers a 4.7-inch 800×480 screen. In terms of display, the Moto G wins hands down. While the Windows Phone 8 of the Lumia 625 helps to a certain extent, it does not compare with the bright and vibrant display of the G.
Inside the Moto G sits a quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1GB of RAM. The phone comes with a 5MP camera. You can choose from 8 or 16GB internal storage. The front-facing camera does not offer much to talk about.
The Lumia 625 is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. It comes with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Unlike the Moto G, the 625 has a microSD card slot. The device has a 5MP rear camera. The incredibly sensitive touch display on the Lumia 625 is impressive. You can even use it wearing a pair of gloves.
The Lumia 625 is LTE enabled, while the Moto G does not offer this feature. If you are looking for a device with LTE functionality and expandable memory, the Lumia 625 is a better option.
Despite their low price, both the smartphones offer robust hardware.
The Moto G runs Android 4.3 whereas the Lumia 625 runs the Windows Phone 8. Different platforms, but latest updates. Moto G users can wait until January to get the KitKat update. Given their low costs, their performance is great. We did not experience any lag on either of the phones. Navigation is smooth on both devices.
Google users would like the Moto G more, whereas users of Microsoft services (such as Xbox Music, Skydrive, Outlook and Bing) would prefer the Lumia 625. The Google Play Store has an edge over the Windows Phone Store though the number of apps on the latter is growing by the day. Moreover, Android is definitely more flexible than Windows 8- more customizations and more options.
Both the Moto G and the Lumia 625 have a 5MP camera. While the Lumia does not have the Nokia Pro camera app, it shoots pictures without any shutter lag. The Moto G is equipped with Motorola’s camera app. Do not confuse it with the one on Google Nexus devices. It is important to understand that both the smartphones are budget phones, and hence, offer average photo quality. There is nothing great about the cameras on either of the phones.
However, between the two, the Moto G offers better image quality. But it does not focus as fast as the Lumia 625. The Moto G is also not a great phone to shoot indoors or in low light.
The Moto G costs $179. Amazon is selling the black and yellow versions of Lumia 625 8GB for $239 and $234.99 respectively.
While the two phones have similar features and specs, the Moto G smartphone is slightly better than the Lumia 625. That does not mean that the 625 is an inferior phone. As mentioned earlier, Windows users would like the Lumia. If you are looking for an Android phone at an unbeatable price, the Moto G is not going to disappoint you.