Meet the Moto G, Motorola’s newest budget Android phone
During its global launch event today, Motorola announced the new, third generation Moto G with all-around improved specs.
Details about the next-generation Moto G weren’t alltoosecretive in the days leading up to this morning’s announcement, but today the hardware is confirmed: The 5-inch screen device (294 ppi) sports a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, a microSD slot, 2GB of RAM, and an option of either 8GB or 16GB of storage.
On the imaging side of things, you’ll have a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP shooter on the front. Motorola says it’s significantly improved the camera over its predecessor, and should provide class-leading performance at the price range.
Longevity-wise, the device comes with a 2470mAh battery with quick-charging technology. Travelers will also appreciate the dual-sim 4G LTE support on-tow.
Like its predecessor, you’ll be able to customize your Moto G with the Motorola Maker tool from the base black or white front panel. Motorola offers multiple mix-and-match options, from default background screens to colorful back shells and trim accents.
In the US, the device will be priced at $180 for the lesser storage option, and is available starting today. In India, the 8GB version will cost Rs. 11,999 while the 16GB model will be 12,999.
Launching your shiny new smartphone at MWCseems to be so passé this year that Motorola has become the latest manufacturer to let its latest mid-range offering out of the bag a little early.
Taking over where the 2014 Moto E left off, this year’s model most notably includes 4G connectivity whereas the previous did not. Other key specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540 pixels) display, 5-megapixel camera on the rear and a 2,390mAh battery that promises to “last a full day,” according to Motorola.
It’s also packing the latest Lollipop version of the Android OS, and can be customized through the use of colored bands or shells. The phone itself comes in black or white, while the Motorola Bands are offered in six different colors, including turquoise and raspberry.
The company said the device will be available in more than 50 countries in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia from today. It will set you back $149. The 3G version will cost $119.