The Nokia Lumia 625 is the largest budget Windows Phone smartphone on the market. However, it’s facing increased competition, as the arrival of the Motorola Moto G pushes performance into the budget Android market. Here we check out the Nokia Lumia 625 Vs Motorola Moto G to find the best entry-level budget smartphone.
It’s impressive to see that Android is picking up many of the design and feature cues of the Nokia Lumia range and applying them to it own line of phones. Also, it’s great to see that colour is making such an impact at the budget end of the spectrum.
When it comes to multimedia it’s good to see the Motorola Moto G comes with 720p video recording, while the Nokia Lumia 625 comes with the better 1080p video quality, which means the Lumia is better value for money in the video stakes.
However, one thing that does immediately stand out is storage space, as the Motorola Moto G lacks any form of expansion, something Android fans used to bemoan of Windows Phone. With access to just 8GB, or 16GB in the premium version, you’ll need to be wary of the length of video clips you record, as well as limit the number of apps and music you can store on your Moto G.
How else do they differ? Find out as we pitch the Nokia Lumia 625 Vs Motorola Moto G to help you find the best entry-level budget smartphone for your needs and budget.
Nokia Lumia 625 Vs Motorola Moto G: Design and Colour
The Nokia Lumia 625 brings together the latest in Nokia colour and plastics technology to deliver a smartphone with a great look at a stunning price. The two-tone body allows for a coloured outer shell and a translucent inner coating you can see when the light dips through it.
The Lumia 625 is also the largest screen available (yes we know the Nokia Lumia 1320 will deliver a budget Windows Phone 8 with whopping 6-inch display but it’s not here yet) on any budget Windows Phone, making it ideal for those who love living their live on the big screen.
The Nokia Lumia range is all about colour and the Nokia Lumia 625 is no different. Here in the UK it’s gone on sale available in both Black and White Editions, with the optional of getting your hands on a free Yellow, Green or Orange interchangeable shell.
By contrast, we think the Motorola Moto G looks a great deal like a previous generation of Nokia, the Lumia 710. Check out the shape of the backplate and you’ll see what we mean.
Motorola hasn’t missed a Nokia trick when it comes to colour either. The Motorola Moto G allows you to choose whichever colour you want, as long as it’s Black. That said, you will be able to pick up a range of coloured shells to replace your Moto G backplate.
Nokia Lumia 625 Vs Motorola Moto G: Tech Spec
The Motorola Moto G has a 4.5-inch, 720p LCD display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, a choice of 8 or 16GB of internal storage, a 5-Megapixel main camera and 1.3-Megapixel front-facing camera, and runs Android 4.3.
That Android OS needs the extra firepower to run apps and everyday features, while the with no expansion you will need to pay out for the 16GB version if you’re after storing more on your phone.
The Nokia Lumia 625 is a budget Windows Phone 8 device. It features a 4.7-inch WVGA LCD display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of storage.
Windows Phone 8, the latest version mind, comes as standard and with microSD support for cards up to 64GB in size you’re well placed to never run out of storage space.
However, the big winning ticket for the Lumia 625 has to be the addition of 4G LTE, which is something the Motorola Moto G can’t muster at this price point. With 4G you’ll be able to get your hands on the fastest mobile broadband speeds possible, allowing you to stream movies, day in touch quicker and generally be able to do more.
The 2000 mAh battery of the Nokia Lumia 625 has been added to feed that larger screen with the power it needs. However, thanks to the power efficiency of the hardware and the Windows Phone 8 OS, you’ll find that Nokia offers a great battery life of up 552 hours in standby or 15 hours and 10 minutes of talk time.
We’ll have to wait and see what the Moto G can muster, while it packs in a 2070 mAh battery pack, which it will need if it’s to offer anything approaching a decent battery life, Motorola has yet to say how long it will last.
Nokia Lumia 625 Vs Motorola Moto G: Price
We’ve used Phones 4u for this comparison, where the Motorola Moto G 8GB version is set to go on sale as PAYG for as little as £119.95 (inc. VAT). However, you’ll need to spend £149.95 (inc. VAT) for the 16GB edition.
The Nokia Lumia 625 is slightly more expensive at £199.95 (inc. VAT) ay Phones 4u but with the added flexibility of 4G LTE and that microSD card, we think it’s worth paying that little bit extra to get the phone you won’t feel restricted by.