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Nokia Lumia 830 vs LG G3 Stylus vs Moto G2 – Which One To Choose?

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If you’re interested in changing your smartphone, we have three suggestions for you. We’ll compare the newest phablet with a Stylus pen from LG, with Nokia’s Lumia 830 and the second gen. Moto G.

Designs, displays and sizes

The Lumia 830 is a nice looking device with an angular shape, metallic frame and plastic removable rear panel. It’s the thinnest phone from this battle and from Nokia’s Lumia trend, measuring 8.5mm, while its other dimensions are 139.4×70.7mm. The display has a size of 5inches, being IPS LCD like the displays from the other two phones. The supported resolution is 720x1280pixels, which gives a pixel density of 294ppi. Let’s not forget to mention that the display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the weight of the device is 150grams.

The G3 Stylus is a new phablet from LG which has the same body shape as the original G3, but it comes with a rubberized stylus for a better use. Its display is bigger, of 5.5inches, but we are somehow disappointed of its resolution of 540x960pixels, which results in a pixel density of 200ppi. As for the dimensions, the device measures 149.3×75.9×10.2mm and luckily, it doesn’t weight more than 163grams.

The Moto G 2014 is a lot narrower than its rivals, measuring 141.5×70.7x11mm and it’s 1gram lighter than the Lumia 830. It has the same design as its predecessor, but it carries a big display of 5inches, which supports the same resolution and pixel density as the Nokia device. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is also present on the front panel.

Hardware and OS

The hardware specs are identical on the Lumia 830 and Moto G 2014, as both models are powered by a quad core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor which couples with an Adreno 305 GPU and they’re both using a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset which deals pressure successfully. The LG G3 Stylus also features a quad core Cortex-A7 processor, but it’s clocked at 1.3GHz and it teams up with a Mali-400MP2 GPU and a Mediatek MT6582 chipset.

All three devices come with 1GB of RAM and internal memories which can be increased and whose capacities are: 16GB – expandable up to 128GB, on the Lumia 830, 8GB – expandable up to 32GB, on the LG G3 Stylus and 8 or 16GB – expandable up to 32GB, on the Moto G 2014.

As expected, the Lumia 830 operates on Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 OS, while the other phones are Android-based and they run on v4.4.2 (KitKat) – G3 Stylus and v4.4.4 (KitKat), soon upgradable to Android L – Moto G 2014.

Cameras

Nokia made some improvements in the camera department, equipping the Lumia 830 with a 10MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics which uses PureView technology to produce good quality images. The other camera, however, is quite mediocre, at 0.9MP.

The LG G3 Stylus features a 13MP back camera with normal features such as LED flash, autofocus, panorama, touch focus and geo tagging, and for video calling it provides a 1.3MP snapper.

Lastly, the Moto G 2014 come with an 8MP back camera with HDR, LED flash, autofocus etc., and the front camera is great at 2MP.

Batteries

The LG G3 Stylus has the biggest battery of 3000mAh, being followed by the Lumia 830 with a 2200mAh battery and the third position is occupied by the Moto G 2014 with a non-removable battery of 2070mAh.

Prices

On Amazon, the Lumia 830 is sold for the price of 449 dollars, the Moto G 2014 is a lot cheaper, costing 180 dollars, while the LG G3 Stylus will be available on the Indian market at the price of 350 dollars.