While smartphones are heading our way in recent times thick and fast, the other most interesting thing that's related to both smartphones and the market involved with it is the price tag that smartphones are coming around with these days.
It's quite needless to say at this point that although the market is divided into three different segments: The low range, the low-to-mid range and the high range, it seems like the Indian market is more prone toward the first two segments.
And since the low and low-to-mid range are so full of potential in the Indian smartphone market that vendors currently serving here are the moment, more and more new devices are seeing the light of the day almost everyday.
Two new devices that have been effectively targeted in these ranges and are already creating a lot of noise in the tech world are the Motorola-made Moto E and the new Nokia X+.
Both of them seem like a product their respective companies have come up with to take the market by storm. And rightfully so since both of them offer hightened specs at the lowest price tags possible.
So keeping aside all others who are currently flooding the market in the same price segment, how do you think the Nokia X+ and the Moto E will do when put side by side and compared? Let's take a closer look at the specs comparison between both.
Nokia X+ Vs Motorola Moto E: Operating System
Both the Nokia X+ and the Motorola Moto E come running the Android operating system, although the X+ isn't sporting the sort of Android that you will see running on any regular Android phone. The Moto E, however, has the upper hand in this respect since it's already offering the Android KitKat straight out of the box.
Nokia X+ Vs Motorola Moto E: Display And Dimensions
The Nokia X+, the next in line after Nokia X and Nokia XL, sports a 4-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm, with the device weighing in at 128.7 grams.
The Motorola Moto E, on the other hand, sports a slightly greater 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen, with the device rendering 540 x 960 pixels resolution. Also, the device's overall dimensions measure up to 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm, with the Moto E also being quite heavy, weighing in at 142 grams.
Nokia X+ Vs Motorola Moto E: Camera
The Nokia X+ sports a not-so-great 3.15-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. The device,sadly enough, doesn't offer a front-facing secondary shooter for selfies and video chats.
The Motorola Moto E, in the camera department, offers a greater 5-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 2592 х 1944 pixels, with touch focus. The device, however, similar to the Nokia X+, doesn't come with a front-facing snapper and that's quite the bad news.
Nokia X+ Vs Motorola Moto E: Processors
Since this is 2014, it's anyway expected that all new devices will come sporting the state-of-the-art processors that will offer great horsepower and efficient managing.
While the Motorola Moto E is equipped with a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 processor, the Nokia X+ comes equipped with a dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor (which is again quite similar to the Nokia X before this).
Nokia X+ Vs Motorola Moto E: Storage and RAM
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 X+, however, offers a lesser 512MB 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.
Nokia X+ Vs Motorola Moto E: Battery
While the Moto E juices up the KitKat-powered device via a decent 1980 mAh battery, the X+ comes fitted with a 1500mAh battery.
Nokia X+ Vs Motorola Moto E: Price
While the Moto E is currently available at Rs. 6,999 exclusively via Flipkart, the X+ is set to be available at an equally affordable price tag of Rs. 8,399.
Nokia X+ Vs Motorola Moto E: Verdict
The Nokia X+ and the Motorola Moto E are both products of ingenious marketing ploy by both the companies. Both the makers have effectively understood the power and potential of the low-to-mid range segment and have released smartphones fitting the bill.
However, if we are to distinguish one device from the other, it can be said that although the X+ comes under the same "Android on Nokia" brigade, it might still not be enough to save it from the growing popularity of the Moto E with its Android KitKat offering.
And since both the devices offer more or less the same specs with little difference in the price ranges, we are expecting a greater market for the Moto E.