WMPU Spec Battle: Microsoft Lumia 535 vs Motorola Moto E (2015)


Here at WMPU, we’ve compared a couple of best low-end Android smartphones with the best low-end Windows Phones. The competition between both of the platform’s low-end smartphones is very interesting. While Motorola has been focussing on a few good value for money handsets Microsoft’s approach has been a lot more scattershot.

Microsoft Mobile recently launched the Lumia 535 and Motorola today launched the 2nd-gen Moto E.  Keeping the operating systems aside, how does the hardware of both of the device compare? Let’s find out on this week’s WMPU Spec Battle!


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The Lumia 535 comes with the regular Lumia design, it’s pretty thin (8.8mm) and weighs 146 grams. The Moto E (non-LTE), on the other hand, weighs 145 grams – though it’s much thicker than the Lumia 535 (12.3mm).

So why is the Moto E lighter than the Lumia 535? You see, the Lumia 535 comes with a 5-inch display whereas the Moto E packs a 4.5-inch display. Both of the displays come with 540x960pixels of resolution – however, the Moto E has a much better pixel density as the handset’s display come with 245ppi and the Lumia 535 comes with 220ppi. Both of the handsets also come with Gorilla Glass 3.

Just like the display resolution, both of the smartphones sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor. The smartphones  also pack the Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and Adreno 302 GPU. It’s worth pointing out that the Moto E has an LTE variant as well – which packs a better, processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400), CPU (Cortex-A53 CPU) an AdrenoA306).

Interestingly enough, both of the smartphones also come with 1GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM. They also come with microSD slot – however, you can expand the memory up to 128GB on the Lumia 535 but on the Moto E, you can expand the memory up to 32GB only.

The Lumia 535 come with 5MP rear camera and it also comes with LED flash. The Moto E, on the other hand, pack a 5MP rear camera but doesn’t come with flash. The Lumia 535 also comes with 5MP front camera, whereas the Moto E  has a VGA FFC.

The Moto E comes with a pretty powerful battery, a Li-Ion 2390 mAh battery. On the other hand, the Lumia 535 packs a Li-Ion 1905 mAh battery.

It’s worth noting that the Moto E has an LTE variant whereas Microsoft instead has a variety of other handsets with LTE. When it comes to the price, there is a very little difference between the Lumia 535 and Moto E. The Lumia 535 is priced at £100 and the Moto E is priced at £109.

The battle between Android and Windows Phone low-end smartphone continues with the Lumia 535 and Moto E. Both of the devices has pros and cons, but keeping fanboyism aside, which is the better device? Be honest, and let us know in the comment section below!