New Moto G vs Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM specs clash


If you want a smartphone aimed at the more affordable end of the market then you have a multitude of choice. Two of the newest to hit the scene are the new Motorola Moto G (2014) and the Nokia Lumia 730. One of these is an Android handset while the other runs Windows Phone, and today we’re giving you a new Moto G vs. Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM specs clash.

The Moto G 2nd generation has just released, as has the Lumia 730. They are both in similar price brackets, and although the prices differ by region and retailer the Moto G is usually the cheaper of the two. The Lumia 730 is a dual SIM device and we’re comparing it with the dual SIM Moto G, but the latter is also available as a single SIM model. Here are some of the key specs so that you can see how they compare.

There’s nothing between them here as both phones have a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and Adreno 305 graphics.

The new Moto G has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution and 294 ppi. On the other hand the Lumia 730 has a 4.7-inch OLED display with 1280 x 720 resolution resulting in 316 ppi.

RAM and Storage
There’s 1GB of RAM, and 8 or 16GB of internal storage that’s expandable to 32GB via microSD for the Moto G 2nd gen. Meanwhile the Lumia 730 has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, but this time it’s expandable to 128GB.

Camera set-up
The improved Moto G has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 720p video capture, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The Lumia 730 has a 6.7-megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video recording capability. It also has a 5-megapixel selfie front facing unit.

The new Moto G has a non-removable 2070 mAh battery while the Lumia 730 benefits from a removable 2200 mAh battery.

Both phones support 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0. The Lumia handset also includes NFC.

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Operating System
Both phones run the latest versions on their platforms so the Moto G (2014) runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat that will be upgradable to Android L after the upgraded OS releases in the coming weeks. The Lumia 730 runs Windows Phone 8.1.

Dimensions and Weight
The Moto G 2nd gen measures 141.5mm x 70.7mm x 11mm and weighs 149g. The Lumia 730 measures 134.7mm x 68.5mm x 8.7mm and weighs 130g.

We’re only looking at specs here, but of course design preference and available features will also come into any decision between these two smartphones. When considering the specs though it’s a pretty close thing, with both devices having some advantages over the other. The newest Moto G has a larger display, a higher option for internal storage, and a higher-megapixel rear camera.

If we turn to the Lumia 730 it has a display with slightly higher ppi (because it’s smaller), a higher level of expandable storage, 1080p video capture and a better front-facing snapper, and a higher capacity battery that’s almost removable. It also supports NFC and is the lighter and slimmer of the two handsets.

Ultimately the deciding factor could come down to whether you prefer the Android or Windows Phone user experience, but both have plenty to offer for smartphones in this price segment of the market. When you’ve taken the specs into account we’d like to know which one gets your vote. Is it the 2014 Moto G or the Nokia Lumia 730?


9 thoughts on “New Moto G vs Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM specs clash”

  1. Puspendu Roy says:

    These are the two phones among which I’m planning to buy. But considering all sides, Nokia will be a better choice for anyone if they are not afraid of using a less used OS in phones. And I’m doing just the same, even when all my near ones use Samsung lagdroids..

  2. Akamai says:

    Moto G has had serious battery issues – flipkart is full of 1/2 star reviews all pointing to battery problems. And Nokia, well is the best in the segment when it comes to battery life. Other things equal, Nokia it is then

  3. Boom says:

    Nokia has offers far better experience with same hardware specs. Windows OS doesn’t require high end hardware where android require high end hardware. Battery life and camera is the most important form e and Nokia stands way higher than Moto G

  4. Shauren says:

    We have/had a Moto G 1st generation but my son just gave it a bath. He was very happy with it and preferred it to his Windows Phone because Android has many more apps that appeal to twelve year olds. I am going to buy a new Moto G 2nd generation and I am sure it will be even better than the dead slab of plastic currently sitting on my desk.

    If the phone was for me, I would go for the Lumia 730. My current phone is running Windows 8.1 and I just like the way it works especially it now has Wordflow like Swype on the Android. It’s genuinely speeds up typing so much that I can compose proper emails on my phone instead of waiting until I get to my PC.

    I am not sure about the battery life arguments though. My Lumia 920 doesn’t seem to outlast the Moto G to any great degree and I don’t play games on it like my son. Only since a recent firmware update or Windows 8.1 has 3G stopped draining the battery. Having wireless charging is very convenient though. I am not even convinced about the better camera quality either as I can’t see much difference between it and the one on my wife’s iPhone 5.

    I am due for an upgrade soon and I am not sure which phone I will go for but it will be running Windows Phone.

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