Features Key features of the Lumia 520  vs Moto G 

screen size

Moto G
4.5"
Display The Moto G has a modest 4.5-inch 720p LCD display, with pixel density of 329 ppi, it’s able to deliver a fair amount of crispness with things like fine text in the web browser.
Moto G | by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)

screen resolution

Lumia 520
800 x 480
Moto G
1280 x 720
The images it produced were full of detail, sharp and the colours brilliant.
Moto G | by PocketLint (Feb, 2014)

memory

Lumia 520
0.5 GB
Moto G
1 GB

processor

Lumia 520
Dual core
Moto G
Quad core
The Moto G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2GHz quad-core CPU under its hood and it performs well.
Moto G | by PocketLint (Feb, 2014)

camera resolution

Lumia 520
5 MP
Moto G
5 MP
The rear camera is 5-megapixel and the front camera comes in at 1.3-megapixels.
Moto G | by PocketLint (Feb, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nokia Lumia 520

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Lighter 124 g vs 143 g Around 15% lighter
Thinner 9.9 mm vs 11.6 mm Around 15% thinner
Front view of Motorola Moto G

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Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Much bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 120,000 apps More than 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Significantly more battery capacity 2,070 mA·h vs 1,430 mA·h Around 45% more battery capacity
Significantly sharper screen 326 ppi vs 233 ppi Around 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 800 x 480 Around 2.5x higher resolution
Bigger screen 4.5" vs 4" Around 15% bigger screen
Store more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Better theoretical download speed 21 Mb/s vs 5.76 Mb/s Around 3.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 520  vs Moto G 

8.0
9.0
Working with a 2070 mAh battery, it’s a small capacity no doubt, but at least we’re pleased with what it’s able to crank out.
Moto G

8.0
10.0
Raw Android's contact handling isn't as integrated or exciting as that from Samsung or HTC, for example, but you can just add apps and get the Android experience you want.
Moto G

Overall

8.0 Out of 10
9.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Lumia 520  vs
Moto G 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4" 4.5"
Resolution 800 x 480 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 326 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Windows Phone 8 Android 4.4 KitKat
App store Windows Phone Marketplace Android Market
Adobe flash support No Yes
App store size 120,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Lumia 520  vs
Moto G 
Weight 124 g 143 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 11.6 mm
Size 64 x 119.9 x 9.9 mm 65.9 x 129.9 x 11.6 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
RAM 0.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G 3.5G
Networks
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
HSPA (21 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 1,430 mA·h 2,070 mA·h
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