Motorola Moto X vs Nokia Lumia 1020
Pounding it into the ground like no other, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is without question the device that caters to hardcore shutterbugs. In one corner, the Moto X takes the approach of simplicity when it comes to snapping photos in the moment without any distractions, but the Lumia 1020 provides us with a deeper set of manual controls and various shooting modes. Depending on your stance, either camera experience will suit you – albeit, it never hurts to have a multitude of functions within our reach. Even though we can access the camera app instantly on the Lumia 1020 by long-pressing the shutter key, the Moto X’s Quick Camera Capture feature is also a neat alternative.
Forget about it folks! There’s simply no comparison in this category, as the Nokia Lumia 1020’s beefy 41-megapixel PureView camera is light years ahead of what the 10-megapixel Clear Pixel camera of the Moto X. Every single aspect in the camera quality department goes to Nokia’s pride and joy, which it should no doubt, especially when it defining aspect is taking photos. Frankly, there’s a ton of things to like with the Lumia 1020’s snapshots – like its higher level of fine detail, superb bokeh effect with macro shots, neutral color reproduction, and excellent low light quality. Heck, even its Xenon flash is more potent than the Moto X’s LED flash.
Furthermore, the Lumia 1020’s high definition 1080p video recording trumps the quality put out by the Moto X – and the Moto X’s results are pretty darn good on its own! Yet again, the Lumia 1020 wins in every single category, but even better, we appreciate that it can capture video in 24 frames per second too for that dreamy cinematic look with its quality.
Both music players are pretty snazzy on their own, so we don’t necessarily find one to be better with their presentations or functionality. Taking a peek at the Moto X, which has its speaker firing audio out of its rear, it doesn’t particularly do a better job of dispersing audio. In contrast, the Lumia 1020 has its speaker on the bottom right corner – enabling its tones to be more robust and full bodied.
When these two are packing similar displays and processors, we don’t find one to be superior for watching high-definition videos. In fact, playback is buttery smooth with both – with almost zero instances of slowdown or lag. Add in the fact that their AMOLED based displays have an iridescent glow to them, they undoubtedly have the potency to keep our eyes firmly on them.