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Lumia 535 vs Moto G 2014 – Top Specs, Features and Price Comparison

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In 2013, the Moto G was one of the best selling mid-range phones, competing with Nokia’s Lumia series. In this article, we’ll compare its successor with the colorful Lumia 535 model, which has the same screen size and processor.

Designs, displays and dimensions

Both devices have their backs made of plastic, but the Lumia 535 features a glossy shell and a rectangular body with curved edges and not so rounded corners. The Moto 2014 has a matte plastic back with two horizontal bars on the front panel, above and below the screen, and the corners are more rounded. The Lumia 535 is thinner, shorter and lighter, measuring 140.2×72.4×8.8 mm, compared to 141.5×70.7×11 mm and weights 146grams, with 3grams less than the Moto G second gen. The Lumia 535 is available in six variants of colors, while the Moto G 2014 comes only in white and black.

As we were saying, both devices have screens of the same size, which is 5inches, and they’re using the same technology, IPS LCD, but the Lumia 535 supports a lower resolution of 540x960pixels with 220ppi, while the Moto G 2014 has a HD screen with 720x1280pixels and 294ppi. The Moto G 2014 easily wins this section, offering better viewing angles and sharper images.

Hardware and OS

Both devices are powered by a Cortex A7 processor with four cores, clocked at 1.2GHz, but Lumia 535 uses an older Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset and the previous Adreno 302 GPU version, while the Moto G comes with a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset and Adreno 305 graphics. Things looks similar when we look at their RAM capacity, both hosting 1GB, and they have 8GB of in-built storage, with the possibility to expand the storage up to 128GB on the Lumia 535 and 32GB on the Moto G 2014.

The Lumia 535 runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 and has the Lumia Denim UI on top of it, and the Moto G 2014 came with Android v4.4.4 (KitKat), and soon it will receive the most wanted v5.0 (Lollipop) version.

Cameras

Both of Lumia 535’s cameras carry the same resolution of 5MP, and the one on the back side has autofocus, LED flash, geo tagging, 1/4” sensor size and 480p@30fps video capture. The Moto G 2014 has an 8MP camera on the back with similar features, and which brings in addition HDR, touch foucs and face detection, and records videos at a higher resolution, 720p@30fps, in HDR. The front camera however is weaker at 2MP.

Batteries

Nokia’s Lumia 535 model is kept alive by a user replaceable battery of 1905mAh, which promises to support 13hours of talk time on 3G. The Moto G 2014 has a built-in battery of 2070 mAh which, according to test results, it supports up to 12hours of talktime.

Connectivity

In terms of connectivity, these phones have many common features: 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, microUSB, aGPS and they lack 4G LTE.

Prices

On the Indian market, the Lumia 535 is available at the price of 148 dollars, while the Moto G 2014 can be purchased from Amazon, where it costs 150 dollars.