Motorola Moto E vs. Nokia Lumia 520 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | June 13, 2014 6:30 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Motorola Moto E or the Nokia Lumia 520, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

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The Flextronics plant that will be building the new Motorola smartphone "Moto X" is pictured in Fort Worth, Texas September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Display and Design

The Motorola Moto E comes with a 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen, rendering 540 x 960 pixels resolution. The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a 4-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

The pixel density on both the devices is about the same. The Moto E has 256 ppi pixel density and the Lumia 520 has 233 ppi pixel density. The differentiating factor world be the rounded edge design of the Moto E, which is more ergonomic compared to the sharp edge design of the Lumia 520.

The Motorola Moto E comes with 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm dimensions and weighs 142 grams. The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm dimensions and weighs 124 grams. The heavier weight of the Moto E may work against it but readers should bear in mind that the device has a comparatively bigger screen and a slight increase in weight is expected.

Hardware and Operating System

The Motorola Moto E is equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual core cortex A7 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset. It comes with 4 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 32 GB using a Micro SD card.

The Nokia Lumia 520 is equipped with a 1 GHz dual core processor and Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset. It comes with 8 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.

The Motorola Moto E runs on the Android KitKat operating system and has 1 GB of RAM. The Nokia Lumia 520 runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 operating system, which can be upgraded to the WP8 Black version. The device has 512 MB of RAM.

The computing power of the Moto E is clearly better than the Lumia 520, which is understandable since the device has been launched one year after the Lumia 520.

Colours

The Motorola Moto E is offered in black and white colour options. The Nokia Lumia 520 is offered in yellow, red, white, black and cyan colour options.

Camera

The Motorola Moto E sports a 5 MP camera and does not have a secondary camera. The Nokia Lumia 520 also sports a 5 MP camera with autofocus and does not have a secondary camera.

Battery

The Motorola Moto E comes with a Non-removable Li-Ion 1980 mAh battery and the Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery.

Price in Australia

The Motorola Moto E is priced at around AU $239.95 and the Nokia Lumia 520 is priced at around AU $189.95 in Australia.

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The Flextronics plant that will be building the new Motorola smartphone "Moto X" is pictured in Fort Worth, Texas September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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