Motorola Moto G was released in the last quarter of 2013. The handset packs amazing features, impressive performance and priced competitively. On the other hand, Nokia Lumia 630 which was recently released in India is expected to be launched in Australia on May 27, 2014.
Readers who are interested in purchasing the Moto G dual-sim variant or waiting for the dual-sim version of Nokia Lumia 630, here is a specification and price comparison pertaining to Australia.
The Lumia 630 and the Moto G are almost of the same size. The Moto G has a 4.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. The Nokia Lumia 630, on the other hand, comes with the same 4.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen but the difference comes in the form of screen resolution. The display of Lumia 630 has a much lesser 480 x 854 pixels resolution. The Lumia 630 is capable of supporting up to 218 ppi of pixel density which is much lower than the 326 ppi of Moto G.
The thickness and the weight of Moto G are 0.46 inches and 143 g respectively, whereas the Lumia 630 is 0.36 inches thick and weighs 134 g. Even though the Moto G is quite bulky, the curved design makes it easier to hold when compared to the rectangular design of Lumia 630. In addition, both the handsets feature removable back panels.
Hardware and Software
Both Moto G and Lumia 630 are powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, clocked at 1.2 GHz. However, the Moto G houses a 1 GB of RAM when compared to the 512 MB of Lumia 630.
The Moto G runs on Android v4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable to v4.4.2 KitKat), while the Nokia Lumia 630 runs on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS.
Both the devices sport 5 MP rear-facing camera units. While the main camera of Moto G provides LED flash support, the Lumia 630 doesn't. In addition, the Moto G comes with a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, while the Lumia 630 does not feature a front-facing snapper at all.
The Moto G comes with 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage with no microSD slot for expansion, whereas the Lumia 630 offers the same 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage, in addition, the handset supports microSD card for expansion up to 128 GB.
The Moto G houses a non-removable Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery unit while the Lumia 630 houses an 1830 mAh user-replaceable battery unit.
Both the phones provide dual-sim and single-sim support. In addition, both the phones house micro-sim type. It is worth noting that, the model XT1033 8GB is a dual-sim variant of Moto G while the XT1032 8GB is a single-sim variant.
The Moto G comes with a black front panel but the back panel is customizable with seven different color options whereas the Lumia 630 comes in 4 shades black, white, orange and green.
The Moto G Dual 8GB is priced at AU$249.95 in Australia. According to Gizmodo, the Nokia Lumia 630 will be available for AU$249 outright from Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, JB Hi-Fi and other electronics retailers from 27 May, 2014. The device can also be purchased from carriers (outright); interested buyers can get a discounted price of $179 (on prepaid) from Vodafone.