Microsoft Devices, which now owns the Finnish Smartphone brand, Nokia’a handset business firm has launched their first Smartphone, after the official acquisition. The manufacturers have launched the Nokia X2, which is a second generation smartphone of the Nokia X Series, running on the forked version of Android operating system. This Smartphone has been launched with updated hardware specifications and features, which makes this smartphone, better than the previous Nokia X series smartphones.
Many people and tech experts believed that Nokia X smartphones are soon going to be dead, and Nokia’s attempt to regain popularity and success would fail. But, the Microsoft Devices seems all prepared to shine in the smartphone’s marketplace.
The Nokia X2 would be launched in the budget smartphone segment, which has been the hottest selling segment in last few weeks. The budget Android smartphone segment below Rs.10, 000 has been in the top positions of news blogs from last few days. There had been so many successful launches in the segment including Motorola Moto E and Micromax Unite 2. Now, Nokia X2 will challenge the popularity and success of these two smartphones.
Following which, we have decided to bring you a one-on-one Android Smartphone war between Nokia X2 and Motorola Moto E.
The Nokia X2 sports a 4.3-inch ClearBlack LCD Multi-touch screen display, which is capable of producing a WVGA resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at a pixel density rate of 217ppi. Whereas, the Moto E also sports a 4.3-inch Capacitive Multi-touch screen display, which produces a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels at a pixel density rate of 256ppi.
Both these smartphones sport a 4.3-inch display. However, the pixel density rate on the Moto E is better than that of Nokia X2.
Processor & RAM
Nokia X2 is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 Dual Core Processor, which is coupled by 1GB of RAM and GPU Adreno 302. And the Motorola Moto E is also powered by the same 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Dual Core Processor, which is also coupled with 1GB of RAM and Adreno 302 GPU.
Hence, there is a tie in this segment.
Nokia X2 runs on the forked version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, which suggests that this smartphone won’t allow access to Google Play Store and other exclusive Google Applications. However, you can side load Android Apps & Games by running their .apk files. You can also download apps and games through the Nokia App Store and other third party App stores. You can access the exclusive HERE Navigation Apps & Nokia Apps on the Nokia X2. Reports claim that Nokia X2 would run on Nokia X Software Platform 2.0. However, there are no official reports yet.
While, the Motorola Moto E runs on the latest Google Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system out of the box, which would get an update in future. This new OS version adds on various new advanced features on the Moto E.
Nokia X2 houses a 5-Megapixels Autofocus rear camera coupled with an LED flash. It also sports a secondary camera on the front for your selfies and video calls. While, the Motorola Moto E also houses a 5-Megapixels Autofocus rear camera. But, it lacks an LED flash and a secondary camera.
For storage, both Nokia X2 and Motorola Moto E support 4GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a MicroSD card.
The netork connectivity features on both Nokia X2 and Moto E are almost same including GPRS with EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, 3G, WI-Fi, WI-Fi Hotspot, GLONASS, GPS with A-GPS support, 3.5mm Audio Jack and MicroUSB 2.0.
The Nokia X2 is fuelled by a1800mAH Li-ion battery, while the Motorola Moto E is fuelled by a 1980mAH Li-ion battery.
The Nokia X2 is launched with a price tag of EUR 99, which is roughly Rs. 8, 100 in INR. But, it would be launched with a slight higher price tag, as the local taxes and other charges would be added.
The Motorola Moto E is available with a price tag of Rs. 6, 999 only. Hence, Moto E is a winner in this segment.
In this Android war, we found that both Nokia X2 and Motorola Moto E sport almost similar hardware specifications including the display, processor, RAM, rear camera, internal & external memory support, connectivity features and even a similar battery. The pixel density on the Moto E is better, while the Nokia X2 houses a secondary camera and an LED flash, which is not available on the Moto E. Also, the Motorola Moto E is cheaper than the Nokia X2.
Hence, this Android war ends in a draw. Buying any of these two devices would be a great choice.