The Smartphone business maybe fueled by big brands such as Apple, Samsung or Sony, but a bulk of the market favors budget smartphones that can actually be accessible via all in their price tags.
In recent times, the Indian smartphone market has become quite the place to do your business in. And that too is complimented by a recent research report claiming that the Indian market is one one of top notch places among others in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sure, if you have enough in your kitty, you can easily invest on a big name device like the HTC One M8 or the new Samsung Galaxy S5. But when your budget is limited to a certain extent, you have to make do with others that fit the bill. Thankfully though, the market is also kind to ones just coming into the business.
Since budget smartphones have become such a treat for all in recent times, it isn't that big a surprise to find at least one from each of the smartphone makers. For the time being, however, we are concentrating on the Nokia XL and the Motorola-made Moto E.
While the XL comes from a list of smartphones from Nokia that were released running a stock version of the Android operating system, the Moto E from Motorola has already captured a number of hearts with its low price tag while offering the latest Android KitKat at the same time.
So what is the outcome if we are to take both the smartphones in more or less the same bracket and compare them against each other? Here's a detailed comparison between Nokia XL and the Motorola Moto E.
Not much to choose from here since both the devices coming running the Android operating system, although the Nokia XL runs a stock version of the OS. However, the Moto E has an advantage as it dishes out the latest Android KitKat.
The Motorola Moto E sports a 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen, while rendering 540 x 960 pixels resolution. Also, the device's overall dimensions measure up to 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm. The device weighs in at 142 grams.
The Nokia XL, on the other hand, sports a slightly greater 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 141.4 x 77.7 x 10.9 mm.
Imaging is the sector that more or less affects both the devices since they aren't really made for photography. The Motorola Moto E, in the camera department, offers a 5-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 2592 х 1944 pixels, with touch focus. The device, however, doesn't come with a front-facing snapper and that's bad news for selfie-holics.
The Nokia XL, on the other hand, sports a similar 5-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 2592 х 1944 pixels. The device, unlike the E, offers a front-facing secondary 2-megapixel shooter.
Decent processors have been fitted into both the devices in order to carry out operations smoothly. While the Motorola Moto E is equipped with a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 processor, the Nokia XL comes equipped with a dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor.
The Motorola Moto E offers 1GB of RAM to users while offering the device in a 4GB internal memory variant. Moreover, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 32GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is also present.
The Nokia XL smartphone, however, offers quite the less 768MB of RAM while offering the device in 4 GB internal memory variant. Again, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 32GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is present.
While the Moto E juices up the KitKat-powered device via a decent 1980 mAh battery, the XL comes fitted with a more potent 2000 mAh battery.
While the Moto E is currently available at Rs. 6,999 exclusively via Flipkart, the XL is set to be available at a price tag of Rs. 9,942.
As you may have guessed by now, both the devices fall under the budget category. While the Moto E price remains static, the price of XL has been reduced from somewhere around 11k. However, the Moto E has anyway been tagged much before its official release to bring big things to the front. And rightfully, it delivered.
Going by all the things we have seen from the smartphones all this while, while also taking their respective specifications into the context, it has to be said that the Moto E scores over the XL in this race.