Microsoft's next-generation Android smartphone, the Nokia X2 has recently been released in June, while the Nokia Lumia 630 was launched in May 2014. Both the smartphones are budget-friendly and they pack amazing features, and great hardware and software performances. Readers who are interested in purchasing one of the aforementioned devices should check out this specification and price comparison.
Display, Exterior and Size
The Nokia X2 features a 4.3 inches IPS LCD display, with a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Nokia 630, on the other hand, comes with a relatively bigger 4.5 inches IPS LCD display bundled with 480 x 854 pixels screen resolution.
Similar to other Nokia Lumia handsets, the Lumia 630 comes with a plastic exterior with vivid colours. The handset features a highlighter-style shade on the body and the colours continue to the phone's buttons as well, giving it a neat and refined look, says Trusted Reviews. The latest Nokia X2, meanwhile, comes with a slightly improved display with the introduction of Nokia's ClearBlack polarization technology. ClearBlack technology makes the outdoor viewing experience slightly better. As Anand Tech puts it, "It can make a mediocre display look OK, and a good display look great, at least in my experience." Also, the Nokia X2's exterior is similar to the predecessor Nokia X but the latest handset integrates a new translucent outer layer, which makes the exterior look glossy.
The thickness and the weight of Nokia X2 are 0.44 inches and 150 g respectively, whereas the Lumia 630 is 0.36 inches thick and weighs 134 g. Hence the Lumia handset is both lighter and thinner.
Hardware and Software
The Nokia X2 is powered by a dual-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 200) Cortex-A7 processor, clocked at 1.2 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. Interestingly, the Lumia handset with a powerful processor comes with only 512 MB of RAM, while the Nokia X2 comes with a relatively better 1 GB of RAM.
The Nokia X2 runs on Google's Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean on top of Nokia X platform 2.0 UI, while the Nokia Lumia 630 runs on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS.
Both the phones sport 5 MP rear-facing camera, while the Nokia X2 features a VGA shooter in the front, the Lumia 630 does not have a front-facing camera unit at all. While, the Nokia X2 features a LED flash, the Lumia 630 doesn't.
The Nokia X2 comes with only a 4 GB of internal storage with microSD slot support for expansion up to 32 GB. Whereas the Lumia 630 offers a relatively better 8 GB of internal storage capacity with microSD card support for expansion up to 128 GB.
The Nokia X2 houses a Li-Ion 1800 mAh user-replaceable battery unit, while the Lumia 630 houses a Li-Ion 1830 mAh user-replaceable battery unit. Both the phones can provide up to 13 hours of talk-time. In addition, the Nokia X2 can pack up to 23 days of stand-by time, whereas the Lumia 630 can provide up to 27 days of stand-by time.
Connectivity and SIM
Both the phones support Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot and USB charging. In addition, both the phones support dual-sim mode and micro-sim type.
The Nokia X2 comes in glossy green, orange black, yellow, white, and matt dark grey. The Nokia Lumia 630, on the other hand, comes in bright orange, bright green, bright yellow, white, and black.
The Nokia X2 (Dual-Sim) is priced at US$135 that roughly translates to AU$143, while the Lumia 630 (Dual-Sim) can be purchased at AU$199.95 in Australia. Also, the information on Nokia X2's release date in Australia is not available at this point in time.