Nokia Lumia 530 vs Nokia Lumia 525 vs Moto E: entry-level specs showdown - PhoneArena

Nokia Lumia 530 vs Nokia Lumia 525 vs Moto E: entry-level specs showdown

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Nokia Lumia 530 vs Nokia Lumia 525 vs Moto E: entry-level specs comparison showdown
Microsoft just expanded its entry-level portfolio of Windows Phone devices with the Nokia Lumia 530, a successor to the Nokia Lumia 525. The latter, as you probably know, is a slightly refined version of the Nokia Lumia 520, Redmond's best-selling smartphone of all time. Thus, don't expect the new Lumia 530 to woo you with anything in the hardware department – after all, it's a low-end device that is targeted at emerging markets.

Microsoft's latest affordable device is equipped with a quad-core Snapdragon 200 SoC, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of native storage, and a 1430mAh juicer at the rear, which is touted as being able to keep the Lumia 530 kicking and ticking up to 22 days in standby mode. Oh, and it comes with the latest version of Redmond's OS, Windows Phone 8.1. The affordable device will retail at $114 before taxes and subsidies.

Well, okay, but how does the device fare against its predecessor? Does it deliver or is it just a minor improvement, similar to the Android-powered Nokia X2? Frankly said, we suppose that some may solely view Windows Phone 8.1 as a sound enough reason to upgrade to the Lumia 530, but that might not be the case for everybody. Let's check out the spec sheets and see if the Lumia 530 is a trooper, at least on paper. Note that we've also thrown in another affordable champ, the Motorola Moto E, for a good measure.

So, can you distinguish a clear winner or you're on the fence?

Display
Size
4.0 inches
4.3 inches
4.0 inches
Technology
IPS LCD
 
LCD
Screen-to-body
58.46 %
63.10 %
59.22 %
Features
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
Processor
Dual-core, 1000 MHz, Krait
Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
GPU
Adreno 305
Adreno 302
Adreno 302
RAM
1GB
1GB LPDDR2
0.5GB LPDDR2
Internal storage
8GB
4GB
4GB
OS
Windows Phone, 8
Android (4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2)
Windows Phone, 8.1
Battery
Capacity
1430 mAh
1980 mAh
1430 mAh
Talk time
16.90 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
13.40 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
Stand-by time
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
Talk time (3G)
10.60 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
10.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
Music playback
48.00 hours
 
51.00 hours
Video playback
5.90 hours
 
5.50 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
5 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP
5 MP
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 28 mm
 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"
Video recording
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
Resolution, 854 x 480 pixels 30 fps
Resolution, 864 x 480 pixels 30 fps
Recording format
MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
MPEG4, H.264
Features
 
Picture-taking during video recording, Video sharing
Video sharing
Design
Dimensions
4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches (119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm)
4.91 x 2.55 x 0.48 inches (124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm)
4.71 x 2.45 x 0.46 inches (119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 mm)
Weight
4.37 oz (124.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.01 oz (142.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Resistance
 
Splash
 
Features
 
Interchangeable covers, Notification light
Notification light, Interchangeable covers
Buyers information
Price
 
$ 129
 


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