So if you find yourself in a situation between one and the other, which one should you go for? Let’s make it simple for you :
5 MP (FF) Vs 5 MP(AF)
The Camera on the Motorola Moto E as well as the Nokia Lumia 520 max out at a resolution of 5MP which is not bad considering that flagships that can pull off the game at 4 MP, that said both lack superior optics and would rather just get the job done. The Lumia has a lens that can focus on near as well as fat objects but the Moto E simply fails at macro shots. They aren’t worse but you shouldn’t expect these phones to be anything more than utility snappers.
1.2 GHz Dual Core Vs 1 GHz Dual Core
Both, the Moto E and the Lumia 520 have the Dual-core Snapdragon 200 CPU with Adreno 305 on-board. That said, performance on both is on-par since Windows Phone doesn’t really break a sweat even on super low end hardware. The same amount of fluidity is observed on both the devices with the Moto E just getting an ever so slightly edge due to it’s higher clock speed.
1GB Vs 500MB
There is a major difference in the RAM department and hence one would think it would be a decision making point, right? Nope, Android KitKat 4.4.2 on the Moto E is more optimized for low end hardware than ever, that said, then too the Android OS takes up 500MB of RAM leaving the rest for User apps most of the time. On the other hand WP 8 can swiftly breeze through the OS with user apps in memory even at 512MB.
4.3″ Vs 4″
There is no confusion here, the Moto E has a bigger and higher resolution display and it needs so, Windows Phone has bigger and clear tiles and it doesn’t need so many more pixels, none of them disappoint, but the Moto E is definitely better .
1,980 mAh Vs 1,430 mAh
Motorola Moto E takes the crown over here too, the bigger 1980 mAh battery adds a significant amount of longevity to the Moto E.
By now the Moto E has been ahead of the already proven Lumia 520. This does mean that the Motorola Moto E has marked itself as the best value budget phone in the sub $150 USD category. Add a couple of features like the Splash Proof body and a Front Facing speaker, and you won’t find yourself in much of a confusion to choose between the two.
Even if you have been tied up in the WP ecosystem, all the apps are available on Android and some of them work even better (Yes, even Whatsapp! )