Nokia XL vs Motorola Moto G: Who Wins? Overall Comparison

Nokia XL vs Moto G

Both the Nokia XL and the Motorola Moto G are pretty new Android handsets released in the markets, and both of them are creating a buzz in the Android Smartphones market ever since their release.

The Nokia XL being the latest and among the first Android powered Smartphones released by Nokia, a combination we have been waiting for so long. Even though the hardware specifications or the features of the Nokia XL won’t raise any eyebrows, the Nokia-Android combination combined with its sweet and affordable price tag is quite much enough to sell a lot of these Smartphones in the global markets.

Nokia XL vs Moto G

In the other hand, the Motorola Moto G is the best selling Motorola handset till date and is creating a huge buzz in the Android Market mainly because of the bang-for-the-buck ratio provided by this Smartphone. The hardware specifications, software and every other aspect of this Smartphone is in class and the best that you can afford within the price at which this Smartphone sells.

The similarities between these two Smartphones are quite easily understandable. The first being that these two are Android Smartphones, the second being that both these Smartphones are quite affordable, and the third being that these two Smartphones are released in hope of gaining the lost market shares of their respective manufacturers.

However, when compared side-by-side, how does the Nokia XL and the Motorola Moto G compete? That’s what we’re going to find in this quick and to-the-point comparison here today.

1. Specifications:

The Nokia XL and the Motorola Moto G are quite capable and different in terms of their hardware specifications. The Nokia XL features a 5 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 480×800 pixels and a PPI of 187, a Dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 pro processor, 768 MB of RAM, 4 GB internal storage, MicroSD storage expansion support, 5 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, 2 MP primary camera and a promising 2000 mAh battery.

The Motorola Moto G packs in a 4.5 inch 720p HD display with corning gorilla glass 3, 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, either 8/16 GB of storage option, 5 MP primary camera with Autofocus and LED flash along with a 1.3 MP front facing camera, and a 2070 mAh battery.

2. Performance:

When it comes to real-life performance, neither these devices should leave you disappointed. However, at the end of the day when the need comes to multi-tasking, heavy gaming and such heavy tasks, the Motorola Moto G should handle it efficiently, thanks to its quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM.

If you do not need a power-house and if you’re quite a normal user, then the Nokia XL can match you up. However, the biggest let-down for the Nokia XL is that it does not support the Google Play Store, despite being an Android device. And developers are on their work to load the Google Play Store onto this Smartphone, which would require rooting and you’ll be losing the warranty of your Smartphone too.

Hence, if you go with the Nokia XL and if you’re not ready to root your Smartphone, then you’ll be missing the Google Play Store and its over a million of applications.

When the choice comes to camera performance, neither can be claimed a winner because neither of them features the BEST camera option out there. Both of these Smartphones features a 5 MP primary camera with Autofocus and LED flash, and the shots captured are quite descent. Good results can be obtained when adequate lighting conditions are given to the camera. However, in this case too we would prefer the Motorola Moto G over the Nokia XL for the final choice because of its support for GD- video recording.

Final Verdict:

There is no much competition between these Android Smartphones. The Motorola Moto G is the best option that you can buy if you want the best package for the amount you spent buying a budget Android Smartphone. The Motorola Moto G provides you with a great package that includes a HD display, powerful quad-core processor, average camera and the latest Android version running on top.

Whereas, if you prefer the Nokia XL over the Motorola Moto G, you’ll have to sacrifice performance and moreover the Google Play Store. If you wish to buy an Android Smartphone to survive through daily tasks such as phone-calling etc., and if you want 1-2 days of battery backup, then the Nokia XL is a wise choice.

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