Motorola Moto G (2014) vs Nokia Lumia 830 vs Nokia Lumia 730: size and specs comparison

Motorola Moto G (2014) vs Nokia Lumia 830 vs Nokia Lumia 730: size and specs comparison
The new Moto X is not the only new addition to Motorola's portfolio that debuted earlier today - the successor to the wildly-popular Moto G also made an appearance. Just as we showed you, it addresses those aspects of the original Moto G which were normally criticized. Motorola has, fortunately, kept an ear close to the ground and amped up the game of the trooper in the display, camera, and storage departments without changing the pricing. 

The new Moto G shapes up to be yet another bestseller, but how does it stack up against the fresh competition that came out from Microsoft yesterday - the Nokia Lumia 830 and the Lumia 730. Well, the Lumia 830 is not in the same price range, but surprisingly, it comes with specs that are on par with the new Moto G. The Lumia 730 is cheaper and also with similar hardware specs as Motorola's new trooper, but it will be hard to give it a run for its money.

Let's check out how these three fare against each other in terms of specs and size. Which do you think is the clear winner here?

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 inches

141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Nokia Lumia 830

Nokia Lumia 830

Dimensions

5.49 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches

139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)

Nokia Lumia 730

Nokia Lumia 730

Dimensions

5.3 x 2.7 x 0.34 inches

134.7 x 68.5 x 8.7 mm

Weight

4.60 oz (130 g)

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 inches

141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Nokia Lumia 830

Nokia Lumia 830

Dimensions

5.49 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches

139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)

Nokia Lumia 730

Nokia Lumia 730

Dimensions

5.3 x 2.7 x 0.34 inches

134.7 x 68.5 x 8.7 mm

Weight

4.60 oz (130 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Motorola Moto G (2014) vs Nokia Lumia 830 vs Nokia Lumia 730

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.0 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

294 ppi
294 ppi
312 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

68.99 %
69.99 %
65.96 %

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

Processor

Quad-core, 1200 MHz
Quad-core, 1200 MHz
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7

GPU

Adreno 305
Adreno 305
Adreno 305

RAM

1 GB
1 GB
1 GB

Internal storage

8 GB
16 GB
8 GB

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Windows Phone, 8.1
Windows Phone, 8.1

Battery

Capacity

2070 mAh
2200 mAh
2220 mAh

Talk time

 
12.90 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)

Stand-by time

 
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
14.80 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)

Music playback

 
78.00 hours
60.00 hours

Video playback

 
10.00 hours
9.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
10 megapixels
6.7 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"

Video recording

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.264

Features

 
Optical image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
0.9 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 inches (141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm)
5.49 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm)
5.30 x 2.70 x 0.34 inches (134.7 x 68.5 x 8.7 mm)

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.60 oz (130 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Resistance

Splash
 
 

Features

 
 
Notification light

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 180
 
 


FEATURED VIDEO

30 Comments

1. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

830 should had been priced a bit low. Even 730. Motorola just outed the perfect smartphone at the perfect price. Reduce the prices Microsoft if u want to compete!

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

at EUR199($260) the 730 is almost a fail when compared to the moto G's $179 ...get your shields ready , the WP boys are coming

8. aksa123

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

730's camera is superior.

9. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

$260 for a 6.7 mp carl zeiss (non pureview) sensor , people like megapixels , and the 8 will thrump the 6.7

29. gouti1234

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

For your Info.. It's a 6.7 MP Camera with ZEISS Optics and Also Even a 5 MP camera of Lumia 520 can win Over the Moto G with 8 MP... That said .. Megapixels and Numbers does not Count, Pure User Experience Counts

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL.....L830 is more or less offering the same spec as Moto G but for almost twice the price. A complete fail on MS' part.

11. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Well I wouldn't say so. L830 is much more premium built than G and has seriously better camera. WP operating system is the only one that sucks in L830.

16. theshark

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

WP OS is arguably better than Android, the issue (despite a marked improvement lately) is the lack of apps.

25. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

What makes you think it is much more premium built? You haven't even seen a moto g in person and you're making that assumption. Motorola makes their phones exceptionally well and I'm willing to bet moto g would do better than the nokia in a drop test

30. gouti1234

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

I think you haven't Seen Lumias... Pick a Lumia for yourself you will definitely See the Difference.... Unlike Moto G it's a Unibody Constuction

15. theshark

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Plenty of Android phones with the same specs as the G that are double the price; there's no even comparison. Both Nokias are better built, quite a bit thinner, have better battery life and cameras. The 730 is much the same price as the Moto, so is the better comparison, but it depends what features people want. WP also runs more efficiently, but it'll be interesting to see how things change once Android L comes out for the Moto. Either way both the Moto and the new Nokia's are great value mid-range phones and you can't go wrong with any of them.

4. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

new Moto G is launched in india at 13k inr for 16gb variant.

5. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Very good pricing for the Moto! You'd really have to want the better camera, better video capture, OIS, clearblack display, surround recording, larger battery and of course superior design (ack, that Moto is horrendous to look at!) of the 830... Wait, looking at it like that, the 830 doesn't seem so bad after all! Still, I can see why someone who is OS indifferent would seriously consider the Moto... As for the 730, it depends on the price as well as your penchant for selfies! I'll reserve judgement till we have the final prices...

10. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Moto G doesn't look bad, just tad boring. And because of curvy design, it's more ergonomical to use than Lumias. And Lumias don't offer swappable shells. And most people prefer Android to WP. And Lumia does not have front facing speakers. Yup.

17. theshark

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Moto G is a bit bland and chunky, but you get what you pay for. I find it amusing you say curvy is a bonus, if it was the other way around you'd say it was too fat. Nokia phones have been too "curvy" in the past (920, 1020) and I think Nokia have excelled at this price point with their new phones making them much thinner and a lot more premium than most other brands. You can swap the backplate on the 830 actually so while it might not have the customisation the Moto does, it does have some options. All 3 are good options depending on your preference.

19. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

A tad? It's as boring and nondescript as it gets! But fair enough; these things are very much a matter of taste. Swappable back for the 830, but in any case this is hardly a priority to 99 % of users, unlike, say, the ability to actually use the device in sunshine. Lots prefer Android, whether by choice or lack of information. OS is not a very good argument, though. Not if you want to compare across OSs at least... I could counter that WP is easier for the average customer to use, and more than half of these download next to zero apps, so app-volume isn't much of a factor. Speakers is probably a win for the Moto, although Lumias traditionally have had above average speakers. Again, how many users actually play music out loud on their devices? And if they do, isn't it likely that they have an external speaker anyway?

22. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

The Moto G is $180, 3G 8Mp camera 8Gb cost $180 16Gb $??? The Lumia 730 is €220 {$284.68} 6.7Mp camera 3G The Lumia 830 is €330 {$427.02} 10.Mp camera 4G LTE The Moto X 16Gb is £420 / {$686.10} 4G LTE 13 Mp camera The Moto X 32Gb is £460 / {$751.44} 4G LTE 13 Mp camera The Moto X and Moto G will be launching in France next month too, at €520 {$674.32} and €190 {$246.39} respectively. {using todays exchange rate} from the price originally quoted

6. mnhshare

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Lumia 830 have LTE and 10mp pureview cam. So it should be higher price than Moto G. Moto is ugly looking than Limia 830 or 730/735

7. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Comparing an Android phone with a WP phone is nonsense! (meaning that you don't choose one over another because it has better specs or design, you choose the OS first)

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

An average consumer couldn't care less what OS a phone has. (A lot of Galaxy S customers still don't know it has android). All they care about is functions like emails, text/phone, apps, camera, display, battery, etc. In that regard they both are similar and comparable. Only geeks and nerds like us decide on OS first.

13. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

on paper , the moto ticks all the right boxes including price

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Exactly !

18. theshark

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

These days people are a lot more tech savvy in their phone choices. It'll be interesting to see if people choose the HTC M8 with Windows over the Android option, I'd say most will not - which I think will be to their loss. Sure plenty of people don't know or care, but more and more do. I remember when people thought I was a geek for having an Android phone, now most people I know and work with know about new phones and OS updates before I do.

21. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

You're not wrong. Though apps, customization, and the way a phone works may direct it to a specific OS. My older sister and my gf are definitely non-techie, but so far only one smartphone OS satisfies them.

20. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

The 830 is a little pricey otherwise it would win hands down. People will most often buy the cheaper option

23. colinkiama

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

Phone arena made a mistake. The 730's 5mp front camera can record in 1080p. It says so in nokia's website in the official specs.http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia730-dual-sim/specifications/

24. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

If the 830 or the 730 was priced lower than the g than you fandroids would jumped on the specs bandwagon like you always do! People actually saying that the moto g is better while the lumias have fullhd recording, better audio recording bigger batteries etc. Heck the 830 has OIS, 1080P recording, dolby surround sound recording, wireless charging, thinner, way better design, lte, better camera and yet you idiots say the g is better???? Geez android has made people effing stupid!

28. pathofwisdom

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

I agree I own a lumia 730 and it's a pretty good phone, it lasts me a day and a half, sound is pretty good and the windows phone UI is pretty refreshing and very light on the system. Loving my new phone

26. inlinev

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 02, 2014

Phenomenal value across the board.

27. leo.d.monkey

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

moto g battery life is ridiculous ...

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.