Moto G vs Lumia 535 India price and specs shootout


There are plenty of new smartphones constantly arriving for the market in India. The new Moto G (2014) released back in September while the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM has only just arrived for sale. Today we have a 2nd gen Moto G vs Lumia 535 India price and specs shootout.

Both of these will have plenty of other competition from other handsets such as the Asus Zenfone 5, Micromax Canvas Nitro and more. Also, the Xiaomi Redmi Note is just about to go on sale in India and will add something further to the mix. However, we’re focusing now on the very popular Moto G 2nd gen and the first Lumia phone to release with Microsoft branding rather than Nokia. These have pricing not too far apart and are both dual SIM phones, so let’s see how the specs compare.

The Motorola Moto G Dual SIM (2014) has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and Adreno 305 graphics. The Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor and Adreno 302 GPU.

The new Moto G has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 294 ppi. The Lumia 535 has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 960 x 540 and 220 ppi.

RAM and Storage
The Moto G (2014) has 1GB of RAM and 8 or 16GB models for internal storage, expandable via microSD to 32GB. The Lumia 535 has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, this time expandable to 128GB.

Camera set-up
The Moto G has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 720p video capture, and also a 2-megapixel front-facing unit. The Lumia 535 has a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 480p video recording capability, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Motorola phone has a non-removable 2070mAh battery while the Lumia handset has a removable 1905 mAh battery.

Moto G vs Lumia 535

Both phones support 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0. The Lumia 535 also has DLNA.

Operating System
This will be a deciding factor for many as they offer completely different software experiences. The new Moto G runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat upgradable to the latest version, Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Lumia 535 runs Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim.

Dimensions and Weight
The new Moto G measures 141.5mm x 70.7mm x 11mm and weighs 149g. The Lumia 535 measures 140.2mm x 72.4mm x 8.8mm and weighs 146g.

The Moto G 2014 Dual SIM 16GB Model launched at Rs. 12,999 and the Lumia 535 has just launched at Rs. 9,1999.

Both phones have 3.5mm audio jack and FM radio, and potential buyers of either of these handsets will also want to take into account the design and builds, features, and after-sales service. For some it may be as simple as a preference between the Android and Windows Phone platform, but for others there’s more to think about. As far as specs are concerned it’s interesting to see if the extra money for the Moto G is worthwhile.

Picking apart the specs the Moto G 2nd gen has a higher resolution display, more built-in internal storage, a higher megapixel rear camera with 720p video capture, and slightly higher battery capacity. However, the Lumia 535 also has aspects in its favour, as it has a higher level of expandable storage, a higher megapixel front-facing camera, the benefit of a removable battery, and DLNA support. It’s also quite a lot slimmer than the Motorola handset and is the cheaper of the two.

When you’ve thought about the merits of both of these phones and what they have to offer we’d be interested to receive your comments. As far as specs and price are concerned do you think the Moto G or Lumia 535 is the best option for you?


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