Microsoft Lumia 535 has been released in November 2014, while the Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) came a year later, in July 2015. Although they’re mid-range smartphones, they come with some good specifications and today we’re going to compare them and let you decide which one suits your needs better.
The Microsoft Lumia 535 measures 140.2×72.4×8.8mm and weights 146 grams. This device has a shiny plastic back, slightly curved on the edges and it has rounded corners, while the available colors are orange, green, white, black, gray and blue. On the other hand, the Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) is thicker and heavier, as it measures 142.1×72.4×11.6mm and weights 155 grams. This phone is water resistant, surviving up to 30 minutes less than 1 meter of water, while its back is made of matte plastic and has some diagonal lines running across its surface. Also, there is a vertical strip in the middle, containing the rear camera.
The Microsoft Lumia 535 has an IPS LCD display of 5-inch that supports a resolution of 960×540 pixels at 220 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) features an IPS LCD display of 5-inch that supports a higher resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 294 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Microsoft Lumia 535 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 302 graphics card and 1GB of RAM. The Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) has been released with a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, an Adreno 306 graphics card and two RAM variants of 1GB and 2GB.
The Microsoft Lumia 535 comes with an internal storage of 8GB, which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. On the other hand, the Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) has been released in two internal storage variants of 8GB (the variant with 1GB of RAM) and 16GB (the variant with 2GB of RAM), but you can expand their capacities up to 32GB using a microSD card.
The Microsoft Lumia 535 sports a primary camera of 5MP that features autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of 5MP. The Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) comes with a primary camera of 13MP that features dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR and a secondary camera of 5MP.
The primary cameras are found on the rear side of the handsets, while the secondary ones sit on the front side of the smartphones.
The Microsoft Lumia 535 device has a removable battery of 1905 mAh, while the Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) houses a much bigger non-removable battery of 2470 mAh.