Moto E vs Lumia 730 – Which One To Choose Between These Too?
The Lumia 730 has a good front facing camera for the selfie lovers and its price isn’t very high. The Moto E is a cheap phone with a weaker hardware performance, but if you don’t have a choice and you’re short on cash, then for a while, you can do your job with Motorola’s Moto E model.
Designs, displays and sizes
The Lumia 730 is glossy, feels good in your hand, but compared to other plastic phones, it’s not that refined. It has a removable back cover with round sides and angular corners, looking a lot like its predecessor, the Lumia 720, but is thinner, measuring 8,7mm, with 0.2mm less than the previous model. Being bigger, the device gained extra grams, now weighting 130grams, while the 720 model had 128grams. The length of the Lumia 730 is 134.7mm and its width is 68.5mm, the ClearBlack OLED display on the front panel benefits from Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and its size is 4.7inches. The Lumia 730 is not a flagship, therefore its resolution isn’t one of the greatest, but compared to other smartphones of the same generation, its resolution of 720x1280pixels and pixel density of 316 deliver a good viewing experience.
The Moto E is much more robust, thick (12.3mm) and round, with a rubberized hard case which has only the camera and Motorola’s logo below it. Although it doesn’t have a water-resistant certification, the Moto E comes with a coating on the exterior which is quite efficient. Besides that, the Moto E is splash-proof and uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect its 4.3inches display. The resolution is lower, at 540x960pixels, which gives a pixel density of 256ppi. The phone is 124.8mm tall, has a width of 64.8mm and it weights 142grams.
Hardware and OS
Both phones come with a Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, but the Lumia 730’s CPU has four cores and it couples with an Adreno 305 GPU to bring high performance along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. The Moto E has a dual core which is relatively inferior, and it uses previous Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset and Adreno 302 GPU.
Both phones host 1GB of RAM, but their internal memories have different capacities: 8GB, but which supports expansion up to 128GB (Lumia 730) and 4GB, which isn’t considered worthy, but at least you can increase its capacity up to 32GB.
These phones run on different OS. The Lumia 730 comes with Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1, while the Moto E is an Android-based device running initially on v4.4.2 (KitKat), but now it operates on the latest v4.4.4 (KitKat).
While the Moto E has only a 5MP camera on the back which lacks most of the important features – LED flash, autofocus etc., the Lumia 730 sports a 6.7MP back camera with Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash, autofocus, 1/3.4” sensor size, face detection etc., and Nokia focused on the front camera’s resolution, making it of 5MP.
According to gsmarena, the Moto E has a non-removable battery of 1980mAh, while the Lumia 730 has a user replaceable battery of 2200mAh.
Both phones support WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB ports and only the Lumia 730 has NFC support, but neither of them come with 4G LTE support.
You can use two SIM cards on both phones, which also can host microSIM cards as well.
Moto E’s rear shell can be replaced and customized with one of the variety of colored shells available through Motorola Moto Maker. The Lumia 730 comes in white, blak, orange and green colors.
The Moto E costs 120 dollars on amazon.com, while the Lumia 730 is double the price of it, being sold through Indiatimes.