Microsoft has hurriedly released the Nokia Lumia 630 in India for a starting price of Rs 10500 a day before the Moto E is due to show up. If you’re going to say it’s not fair to compare an Android handset to one running on Windows Phone, we can see why you don’t think this new Nokia Lumia is enough of a distraction from Motorola’s event tomorrow.
But do remember that both are aiming at a price circle which will sit well amongst budget-conscious buyers, the Nokia Lumia 630 dual SIM being pegged at Rs 11500 and the Moto E expected to sell for below Rs 10000. Even if the Windows Phone handset is not a threat to the upcoming Moto smartphone, sales of the Moto G could take a hit.
For one, both devices have similar features including 4.5-inch screens, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core chipsets, dual SIM slots and 5MP cameras. The Moto G beats the dual SIM Lumia 630 with its 1GB of RAM, while the latter makes do with just 512MB of it. But the Nokia phone not only offers something the Motorola device doesn’t – a microSD card slot, it also has up to 128GB of support for memory expandability.
Nokia Lumia 630 specs list:
– 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core processor
– Windows Phone 8.1 OS
– 4.5-inch 854 x 480p ClearBlack display with Gorilla Glass 3
– 512MB of RAM, 8GB internal memory
– 128GB expandability via microSD card slot, 7GB cloud storage
– 5MP camera with auto focus
– 1830mAh battery
– 13 hours 3G/16 hours 2G talk time
The dual-SIM Nokia Lumia 630 is scheduled to hit stores on the same day as the Moto E – on May 14. Its single SIM variant which will be priced at Rs 10500, should reach the market in the last week of this month.