Microsoft's Android smartphone, the Nokia X, was launched in February 2014. This phone was marketed as a budget model. On the other hand, the Nokia Lumia 630 was released in April 2013. For readers who are interested in purchasing one of the aforementioned devices, here is a specification and price comparison in Australia.
Display and Size
The Nokia X comes with a 4-inch IPS LCD multi-touch display, with a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Nokia 630, on the other hand, comes with a relatively bigger 4.5-inch IPS LCD multi-touch display, with 480 x 854 pixel screen resolution. The thickness and weight of Nokia X are 0.41 inches and 129 g, respectively, whereas the Lumia 630 is 0.36 inches thick and weighs 134 g.
Hardware and Software
The Nokia X is powered by a dual-core, ARM Cortex-A5 (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4) processor, clocked at 1 GHz. However, the latest Lumia 630 is powered by a superior quad-core, ARM Cortex-A7 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400) processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz. Both phones house only a 512 MB of RAM.
The Nokia X runs on Google's Android OS on top of Nokia X 1.0 UI, while the Nokia Lumia 630 runs on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS.
The Lumia 630 sports a 5-MP rear-facing camera, while the Nokia X sports a 3-MP rear-facing camera unit. Nevertheless, both phones do not feature LED flash nor do they house a secondary camera.
The Nokia X comes with a 4 GB of internal storage with microSD slot support for expansion up to 32 GB. Meanwhile, the latest Lumia 630 offers 8 GB of internal storage capacity, but its microSD slot supports memory expansion of up to 128 GB.
The Nokia X houses a Li-ion 1,500-mAh user-replaceable battery unit, while the Lumia 630 houses a relatively better 1,830-mAh user-replaceable battery unit. The Nokia X can pack up to about 13 hours of talk time, whereas the Lumia 630 can provide up to about 16 hours of talk time. In addition, the Lumia 630 churns out a stupendous stand-by time of 25 days in comparison to the Nokia X that can only provide 17 days of stand-by time.
Both phones support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, mobile hotspot and USB charging. Additionally, the Lumia 630 supports Bluetooth 4.0, while the Nokia X supports Bluetooth 3.0.
It is worth noting that the latest Lumia 630 comes in two variants, i.e. dual SIM and single SIM. However, the Nokia X is a dual-SIM handset only. In addition, both phones support micro-SIM type.
The Nokia X comes with four colour options that include black, red, green, cyan, yellow and white. Meanwhile, the Lumia 630 comes in five shades, namely black, white, yellow, green and orange. However, the Nokia Lumia 630 in "green" color is not widely available.