Motorola Moto G vs. Nokia Lumia 720: Which Is A Better Buy?

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By Katrina Dianne Gimenez | December 18, 2013 8:49 PM EST

If you are looking for a well-built smartphone that will not render you penniless after purchase, then add Motorola Moto G and Nokia Lumia 720 to your list. Which is a better choice? Below are the specs to help you consider:


Lumia 720 is smaller and thinner with a 127.9 mm x 67.5 mm x 9 mm dimension while Moto G is 129.9 mm x 65.9 mm x 11.6 mm. In terms of weight, Lumia is lighter at 128 grams against Moto G at 143 grams. Aesthetically, Lumia 720 looks smoother and sleeker but lacks Moto G's customizability. Moto G's back panel can be changed with 16 different colors.

Screen and Display

Moto G has a 4.5-inch screen delivers a fairly acceptable image quality. It has a decent pixel density of 329 ppi (720 x 1, 280 pixels). For an entry-level phone, Moto G's display quality is more than what you can ask for. Lumia 720 has a smaller screen of 4.3 inches and has an inferior display quality of 480 x 800 pixels with pixel density of 217 ppi.


Despite being powered by a quad-core processor, Moto G performs only a little bit faster than Lumia 720. Moto G is housing a 1.2GHz quad-core while Lumia 720 is powered by 1 GHz dual-core processor.


Lumia 720 has a higher camera unit with 6.1 MP. Moto G's back camera delivers a moderate 5 megapixel resolution. If you love snapping photos, then Lumia 720 is sure to deliver better images than Moto G.


The two smartphones are almost at par with each other based on their battery life. Moto G is packed with a 2,070 mAh battery while Lumia 720 has a 2,000 mAh battery. You can get 24 hours of talk time with Moto G while 23.2 hours with Lumia 720.

Price Range

Affordability is the best feature of both smartphones. Moto G's price ranges from $279 to $309 in Australia while Lumia &20's price ranges from $238.46 to $474.

The Ultimate Decree

At a considerably lower price, Lumia 720 does not lag far behind Moto G in terms of performance and battery life. The only big difference is with the screen resolution where Moto G is superior.

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