With more and more devices piling up in the budget smartphone market, smartphone brands in India are battling it out by putting their best foot forward. Among several options of some great smartphones at very affordable prices, we have picked out two recently launched devices – the Nokia 3 and the Moto E4. Let’s have a look at which smartphone you should choose in the budget segment.
Design and Display
The Nokia 3 comes with a polycarbonate back panel and feels well built despite being a budget phone. Its design looks like it is inspired from the budget Nokia Lumia phones and that is not necessarily a bad thing; however, it lacks the all-metal body and round edges that the Moto E4 has.
As for the display, both smartphones sport similar 5-inch LCD displays with HD resolution. Both the smartphones also feature the same pixel density of 294 PPI.
When it comes to the core specifications, both smartphones come with the same quad-core MediaTek MT 6737 processor, clocked at 1.3GHz. Under the hood, the Nokia 3 packs in 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. You also have the option to further expand the memory via a microSD card slot up to 128GB. The Moto E4 Plus also comes with an option for expandable storage up to 128GB on top of its 16GB storage onboard and 2GB of RAM.
The Moto E4 also comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back, while the Nokia 3 misses out on that as well.
In the camera segment, the E4 has an 8MP camera with a f/2.2 aperture on the rear of the device as opposed to the 8MP primary shooter of the Nokia 3. The Nokia 3 sports another 8MP sensor up front for selfies while the MotoE4 has a 5MP front-facing camera.
If you’re a selfie enthusiast, the Nokia 3 should be your option
In terms of software, the Nokia 3 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and Motorola Moto E4, on the other hand, runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with support for Moto customizations like the Moto Display. The Nokia 3 sports the customary mono speaker and micro-USB port; the Moto E4 comes with a special ‘one-button navigation’ feature in place of the navigation keys. Both are dual-SIM smartphones that come with standard connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/A-GPS, and 4G LTE support.
Battery and Availability
The Nokia 3 is backed by a 2,630mAh battery and Moto E4, on the other hand, comes equipped with a slightly larger 2800mAh battery. The Motorola Moto E4 is available, exclusively in the offline market, in Gold and Grey colour variants and is currently priced at Rs. 8999. Meanwhile, the Nokia 3 is placed at a price point of Rs. 9,499, and is also exclusive to the offline market.
Although both devices are almost same in cost and many other specs, the Moto E4 comes ahead in a few aspects such as design, fingerprint scanner, and a slightly larger battery. The selfie camera on the Nokia 3 is better than the former. Also, Motorola’ software team is not the same one because the updates are rolled out slowly in recent times. The Moto E4 seems to be a formidable option for the asking price.