Microsoft just released a new mid-range Lumia model for the Indian market, which costs around 190 dollars, being available though Flipkart. But those who aren’t fans of the Windows Phone platform will ignore Lumia 640’s specifications and will look for an Android device just to be able to run applications created for this operating system. Moto G 2014 is an affordable Android handset with similar specs, but we have another recommendation for you: Xiaomi’s Redmi 2, which has a newer chipset compared to the other two phones. While the Moto G 2015 costs 205 dollars, the Redmi 2 is almost 100 dollars cheaper.
Displays, dimensions and designs
The Lumia 640 and the Moto G 2014 share the same 5inches IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels that gives 294ppi, but Microsoft uses ClearBlack technology which helps the users see content better under direct sunlight. However, while both devices have their front panels protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the Moto G second generation received also a water-resistant coating for its display. The Redmi 2 is smaller, featuring a 4.7inches IPS LCD screen with the same resolution, but its pixel density is denser at 312ppi, meaning that the content is sharper. The Lumia 640 and the Moto G 2014 support Micro SIM cards, while the Redmi 2 is a dual SIM device.
Regarding the designs, all three phones have their casings made of plastic and their shape is rectangular, with rounded edges and flat backs. The Lumia 640 is thinner at 8.8mm and weights 145grams, being followed by the Redmi 2, which is 0.6mm thicker, but which weights 133grams and finally, the Moto G 2014 is 11mm thick and weights 149grams.
The Lumia 640 and the Moto G 2014 have another thing in common: the internal configuration, which consists of a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset, a 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor with four cores, Adreno 305 graphics, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, expandable. However, Microsoft allows you to increase its capacity up to 128GB, while Motorola limits you to 32GB. The Redmi 2 is shipped with a superior Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 processor, which is coupled with Adreno 306 graphics and it’s available in two variants of memories: 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, or 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, but both models are offering the possibility to add a microSD card and get up to 32GB of space. Both the Redmi 2 and Moto G 2014 come installed with Android v4.4.4 (KitKat), but Motorola is one of Google’s partners and its phones have access to the latest updates, so the Moto G 2014 was upgraded to 5.0 (Lollipop). The Lumia 640 runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim and has fewer available applications.
All three devices have their rear cameras supporting a resolution of 8MP and have mutual features such as LED flash and autofocus, but the Lumia 640 and the Redmi 2 have 1/4-inch sensor size and f/2.2 aperture. But, the Lumia 640 loses the battle with its front camera of 1MP with f/2.4 apertures, because its rivals support double its resolution.
In ascending order of battery capacities, we have the Moto G 2014 on the last place with a 2070 mAh non-removable unit, being followed by the Redmi 2 with a 2200 mAh replaceable unit and the Lumia 640 takes a rematch and wins with its 2500 mAh battery, which is removable.