Nokia X vs Moto X – a Fight of The “X” Factor

Two of the biggest names in the world of smartphones have come out with envious designs over the year.

Last year’s August release of the Moto X was met with unabashed appreciation, as was the selective release of the Nokia X in February of this year.

Specifications

The X’s pit out against each other with Moto X carrying the Dual Core 1700 MHz Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960 processor while the Nokia X has the slightly less impressive Dual Core 1000 MHz ARM Cortex-A5 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8225 processor. The Moto X runs on Android 4.2, upgradable to 4.4.2 and the Nokia X runs on the Nokia family’s own modified version of the Android, the Android Nokia X 1.0 UI. The Moto X seems better off with the Adreno 320 Graphics processor, whereas the Nokia X only has the Adreno 203.

Memory

The Moto X knocks this one out of the park with a 2048 MB RAM and 16 GB built in storage versus the 512 MB RAM and 12 GB built in storage of the Nokia X. The decision confounds with the 12 GB user storage of the former and the 32 GB storage expansion of the latter.

Looks

The Moto X is just as slim as the Nokia X, 10.4 mm, but longer, 129.3 versus 115.5 mm, and wider, 65.3 versus 63 mm. The Moto X is more or less palm sized and does not seem too awkward to hold, which by comparison, makes the Nokia X seem small. Both are relatively easy to wield, weighing in at about 137 grams; none too heavy. Overall, the Moto X seems to be a much “smarter” smartphone as compared to the Nokia X.

Display

The Moto X goes all out again. It has a 4.7 inch display, a 720 X 1280 pixels resolution, 361 ppi pixel density and proximity sensor, light sensor and scratch resistant glass. The Nokia X falls dramatically short with a 4.0 inch display, a 480 X 800 pixels resolution, 233 ppi pixel density and lacks scratch resistant glass. Both have the multi touch technology and 16,771,216 colors. The Moto X uses AMOLED whereas the Nokia X uses IPS LCD technology.

Camera

The Moto X has a 10 megapixel camera and an LED flash, but the Nokia X battles this with its F2.8 aperture size, 32.4 mm focal length, and 1/5” camera sensor size. The camera on Moto X has many more features, including auto focus and a 2 megapixel front camera.

Verdict

Both have a decent battery life; 12 hours talk time and 20 days standby. The Nokia X has better online service support, 2 SIM card slots, FM Stereo and 13 hours 3G talk time, which acts as the saving grace of an otherwise outdone phone. Though the Moto X has had a major chop off of features to maintain its simplicity, it seems to be quite the outstanding device when compared to the Nokia X. Though the Nokia X is MUCH more affordable than the Moto X, the latter is worth the buy.

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