Nokia X vs. Motorola Moto G: Which One is the Right Choice?

In India, the Smartphone marketplace has witnessed a major growth in the past few years. Almost every major and small smartphone manufacture has turned towards the Indian market to expand their reach and visibility. Not only major International brands, but the Indian manufacturers have launched some of their best devices till date in this market. New technologies and added features have attracted the minds of buyers, and they have also not let down the companies and have bought them in good numbers. The decreasing price tags have also contributed in the rise of smartphone’s market share in India.

Nokia X
Nokia X

Recently, two new smartphones have been in the hot talks everywhere in the Indian marketplace. The first one is Nokia X, which is the first Android Smartphone by the Finnish manufacturers, Nokia. The second one is Motorola G, which is again a very powerful and strong comeback of Motorola in India. Both these smartphones were the most awaited smartphones in India. Every news portal, web blogs and tech portals were talking about these two smartphones only. Nokia X was recently launched, and is enjoying a steady success. The Moto G marked huge success from the first day of its launch.

Here, we are bringing you a one-on-one tech spec comparison between Nokia X and Moto G.


Nokia X sports a 4-inch IPS touch screen display, which produces a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at 233 pixels per inch. Whereas Moto G boasts a bigger 4.5-inch IPS LCD Touch Screen display, capable of producing a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 326 pixels per inch.

Processor & RAM

Nokia X is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Processor clocked at 1GHz, supported with 512MB of RAM. This combination is well enough to perform multi-tasking with an ease on the smartphone.

While Moto G is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. This configuration can easily run large applications and HD games on the smartphone.

Operating System

Nokia X runs on a forked version of Google’s Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Operating System, which doesn’t support access to Google Play Store. However, the Nokia App Store boasts around 75% of Apps & Games available on the Google Play Store. Also, it is supported with many exclusive Nokia applications.

Moto G runs on Google’s Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box. The manufacturers had promised an OS update at the time of the launch of Moto G. Following which, this smartphone can be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.


Nokia X houses a 3 Megapixels fixed focus rear camera. It lags a LED flash and a secondary camera on the front for video calls. The rear camera is not capable of recording HD videos, which disappoints a bit.

Moto G houses a 5 Megapixels autofocus rear camera, backed with an LED flash. It also packs a 1.3 Megapixels front facing camera for video calls. The rear camera features 720p HD video recording, Geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization, face detection and more.

Memory & Connectivity

Nokia X packs 4GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB using a MicroSD card. While Moto G comes in two variants, 8GB & 16GB of internal memory. It doesn’t supports memory expansion through microSD card.

For connectivity, both Nokia X and Moto G supports almost similar options including 3G, GPRS with EDGE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS and other standard features.


Nokia X is fuelled by 1500mAH battery, while Moto G is fuelled by a powerful 2070mAH battery.

Our Words

Both Nokia X and Moto G are undoubtedly a value for money package deal. The Nokia X is a Dual SIM smartphone, which is available with a price tag of Rs. 7, 800. The Moto G is also a Dual SIM smartphone, available at a comparatively higher price tag of Rs. 12, 499 for 8GB variant. The 16GB variant of Moto G can be bought at a price tag of Rs. 13, 999.

Motorola Moto G
Moto G

The huge difference in the price tag is easily acceptable with the better hardware specifications found in Motorola G. The Moto G is better in every aspect over the Nokia X. However, if you are ready to pay around Rs. 5, 000 more, you would be definitely getting a better smartphone device over Nokia X.

But it doesn’t mean that Nokia X is underpowered. It packs all the essential features which complete an all-rounder smartphone. Buying anyone out of these two, will be a perfect choice.