Although we haven’t really spoken much about the Moto G here, we did know it was coming, and now it is here. With the concerned price point, the device aims to dethrone Chinese phones are the value-for-money kings!
The Motorola Moto G was launched earlier today at an event held in Sao Paolo, Brazil. As speculated prior to launch, the phone does not intend to be a chart-topper. It is in a way, a modest and affordable alternative to more expensive options like the Moto X and Google Nexus 5. Like the Moto X that came in earlier this year, the Moto G too emphasizes on the betterment of the user experience than boasting an overwhelming specs sheet.
The device features a 4.5-inch 329ppi 720p screen with Gorilla Glass 3, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8/16GB of ROM and a modest 5 mega-pixel rear and 1.3 mega-pixel front camera set, all powered by a user-replaceable 2070mAh ‘all day’ battery. What’s interesting is that Motorola have thrown in a water-resistant nano coating on the internals, thus bringing the phone’s value up a notch. The phone will initially ship with Android v4.3 Jelly Bean, but Motorola have guaranteed an upgrade to v4.4 KitKat by January next year.
The Motorola Moto G is priced $179 and $199 for the 8GB and 16GB variants respectively.