Features Key features of the Lumia 520  vs Moto G 

screen size

Moto G
4.5"
Increasing in size, the display continues to be detailed, but we’re most surprised by how well this IPS panel is able to precisely reproduce colors.
Moto G | by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)

screen resolution

Lumia 520
800 x 480
Moto G
1280 x 720
Images are super-sharp, detail is great and viewing angles are very good.
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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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
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
More battery capacity 2,070 mA·h vs 1,430 mA·h Around 45% more battery capacity
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

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 520  vs Moto G 

8.0
8.7
More than audible to the ear, its quality is pleasantly complemented by its high-toned and crisp audio output.
Moto G

8.0
10.0
The images it produced were full of detail, sharp and the colours brilliant.
Moto G

Overall

8.0 Out of 10
9.0 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 8.1, 8 Android 4.4 KitKat
Multitasking Yes Yes
Adobe flash support No Yes

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)
HSDPA (21.1 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 1,430 mA·h 2,070 mA·h
Nokia Lumia 520
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