Difference between Moto X and Lumia 1020

Key difference: In May 2013, Motorola - a Google Company announced the launch of its flagship phone, the Moto X. The phone was officially available on August 23, 2013. Lumia 1020 is the latest flagship phone of Nokia.

Motorola Mobility which was acquired by Google on August 15, 2011, announced the launch of its flagship phone, the Moto X. The phone was officially available on August 23, 2013. Motorola marketed the phone as the first Motorola smartphone to be created and assembled in the United States.

The phone features a 4.7 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Moto X is powered by the Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System which consists of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro System-on-chip, a single-core Natural Language Processor and a single-core Contextual Awareness Processor. The Snapdragon SoC itself consists of a dual-core Krait 300 CPU at 1.7Ghz and a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU at 400 MHz.

Additionally, the phone is highly modifiable. While, the front panel of the phone is available in black or white, the back panel is customization in up to 18 colors. However, this option is only available in the United States and exclusively to AT&T customers. The option may be expanded to other customers after November 2013, but that remains to be seen. Currently, other customers only have the option of woven black and woven white.

Moreover, the device has been touted as having Contextual awareness, which includes features such as saying "OK Google Now" to activate Google Now hands-free; activating the camera with flicks of one's wrist, known as 'quick capture'; the clock is displayed automatically when the phone is picked up or taken out of the pocket; the screen regularly turns on for few seconds and shows the time and recent notifications; notifications appear when a finger is placed on the screen and removing the finger returns the phone to the lock screen.

On July 23, 2013, Nokia announced the launch of its newest flagship phone, the Lumia 1020. The Lumia 1020 succeeds the Nokia 808 PureView. The device comes with a 32 GB internal memory and a 2GB RAM. It is run on Windows Mobile 8. 

However, the most highlighted feature of the Lumia 1020 is the 41 MP camera with PureView technology. PureView utilizes a pixel oversampling technique, which reduces an image taken at full resolution into a lower resolution picture while maintaining a higher definition and light sensitivity. It also allows for lossless zoom.

Due to this the phone is marketed towards amateur photographers and shutterbugs. However, also because of the camera, the phone is classified as a niche device, which is why is pricier than most high-end smartphones. A camera case accessory for the phone is also available, which turns the phone into a point and shoot camera. The case also allows the phone to be attached to a tripod.

Comparison between Moto X and Nokia Lumia 1020:

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Motorola website,

 

Moto X

Nokia Lumia 1020

Launch Date

August 23, 2013

July 23, 2013

Company

Motorola Mobility, a Google company

Nokia

Size

129.3 mm (5.09 in) x 65.3 mm (2.57 in) x 10.4 mm (0.41 in)

130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm (5.13 x 2.81 x 0.41 in)

Display

4.7 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

4.5 inches AMOLED ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen

Screen

720 x 1280 pixels, 16M colors (~312 ppi pixel density)

768 x 1280 pixels, 16M colors (~332 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Weight

130 g (4.59 oz)

158 g (5.57 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

CDMA 800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

RM-875 and RM-877: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

RM-876: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

LTE 700 MHz Class 13

LTE 1900

RM-875: LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

RM-877: LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

GUI

Android Jelly Bean UI

Windows Mobile

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 320

Adreno 225

OS

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Windows Phone 8

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4

RAM

2 GB

2 GB

SIM Size

Nano-SIM

Micro SIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

32 GB, 64 GB (in some markets)

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature

Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer

Connectivity

GPRS, EDGE,, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0

GPRS, EDGE, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Channel bonding, NFC

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

Speed

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL / EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

Bluetooth 3.0

USB

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

microUSB 2.0

Primary Camera

10 MP, autofocus, LED flash

41 MP, PureView

Secondary Camera

2 MP,1080p

1.2 MP, [email protected]

Video

[email protected], stereo sound rec., HDR

[email protected], 4x lossless digital zoom, video light

Camera Features

  • 1.4 µm pixel size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Auto focus
  • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens
  • 1/1.5 inch Sensor size
  • f/2.2 aperture
  • 26 mm Camera focal length
  • Camera minimum focus range of 15 cm
  • 4.0 m Xenon flash
  • Optical image stabilization
  • PureView
  • Backside-illuminated image sensor
  • 6-lens optics
  • High resolution zoom 3x

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player

Codecs: MP3, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, GSM FR, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2

Audio playback file formats: ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

Video supported formats

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

Video playback codecs: VC-1, Windows video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4

Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV

Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery

Non-removable 2000 mAh

Stand-by

Up to 576 h

Up to 384 h

Talktime

Up to 13 h

Up to 19.1 h (2G), Up to 13.3 h (3G)

Available Colors

Black, White (front panel), 18 color options (back panel – AT&T exclusive) – Woven Black, Woven White (other markets)

Black, White, Yellow, Red (in select markets)

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

via Java MIDP emulator

No

Additional Features

  • Google Drive (50 GB storage)
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail
  • YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Organizer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • 7 GB Free cloud storage
  • Wireless Charging
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/command/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Alarm clock, Reminders, To-do list, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes, Company Hub for enterprise applications, Office apps: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote
  • Photography apps: Nokia Pro Camera, Nokia Smart Camera, Creative Studio, Cinemagraph, PhotoBeamer, Nokia Glam Me Lens, Panorama
  • Music apps: Nokia Music, Mix Radio
  • Navigation features: Public transportation routing guidance, Save favorite destinations, Free maps, Live traffic information, Free voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Offline maps, Speed limit warnings, LiveSight, Free turn-by-turn walk navigation
  • General Security features: Remote device locking via Internet, Secure NFC, Track and Protect via internet, Firmware update, Remote wipe of user data via Internet, Device lock, Device passcode, PIN code, Firmware and OS integrity check, Secure device start-up, Online back-up and restore, Application sandboxing and integrity check

Image Courtesy: motorola.com, nokia.com

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