Features Key features of the Lumia 720  vs Moto G 

screen size

Lumia 720
4.3"
Moto G
4.5"

screen resolution

Lumia 720
800 x 480
Moto G
1280 x 720

memory

Lumia 720
0.5 GB
Moto G
1 GB

processor

Lumia 720
Dual core
Moto G
Quad core

camera resolution

Lumia 720
6.7 MP
Moto G
5 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nokia Lumia 720

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Thinner 9 mm vs 11.6 mm More than 20% thinner
Lighter 128 g vs 143 g More than 10% lighter
Higher resolution front camera 6.7 MP vs 5 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Front view of Motorola Moto G

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Much bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 120,000 apps More than 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
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
Sharper screen 326 ppi vs 216 ppi More than 50% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 800 x 480 Around 2.5x higher resolution
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Slightly bigger screen 4.5" vs 4.3" Around 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 720  vs Moto G 

9.0
8.8
One thing we really appreciate about this ClearBlack LCD display is that it is easily visible when viewed outdoors.
Lumia 720

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Lumia 720  vs
Moto G 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.3" 4.5"
Resolution 800 x 480 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 216 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 Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 + LE Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Lumia 720  vs
Moto G 
Weight 128 g 143 g
Thickness 9 mm 11.6 mm
Size 67.5 x 127.9 x 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 6.7 MP 5 MP
Resolution 6.7 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.3 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
HSPA (21 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (21.1 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 2,000 mA·h 2,070 mA·h
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