Motorola has finally arrived in the international smartphone arena with its high end inexpensive Android smartphones with top-notch attributes. Motorola Moto G is presumably one of the latest such phones which, irrespective of the price, provides sophisticated experience.
The latest version of the world-famous Moto X, the Moto G is equipped with a large 4.5″ display with Gorilla Glass 3 safety on top. The design is no doubt inspired from the Moto X.
Back-cover can be removed when needed but SD card or removable battery is provided. Back-covers serve the purpose of customization.
Motorola Moto G is loaded with a Qualcomm SnapDragon 400 chipset clocked at1.2Ghz quad-core Cortex A7 CPU, Adreno 305 Graphics and a RAM of 1 GB. Expandable storage memory is either 8 or 16 GB. Motorola is also rumored to uncover a dual-sim model of the Moto G in the coming months.
The latest smartphone comes with a rear 5 megapixel unit with 720p video and Flash. A 1.3 mp secondary camera is also provided on the front. User can connect with other devices via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, GPS, 3G and microUSB. It has got a robust battery capacity of 1,950 mAh which might appear small on paper but Motorola claims it is improved to give a 30% extra talk time in contrast to Apple’s iPhone 5s.
Motorola, under the hood of Google Company, unleashed this phone with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Enthusiasts were expecting a KitKat OS release rather. Motorola says it will be updated with KitKat in January next year after its release.
Inspired from its elder brother, the Moto X, the Moto G also features a number of exchangeable back-skins, 19 of them in all.
The Motorola Moto G comes for a reasonable price starting at $179 for the 8 GB model and $199 for doubling the storage capacity to 16 GB. That’s a very convincing and attractive deal since almost no Android phones with such attributes can be purchased in this price range, besides Chinese versions.
With the advent of Moto G, we see a tough competition for Motorola ahead as the Ashas, Lumias and cheap Androids are dominating the current market shares. But then again, the paper isn’t everything; we have to look at the stats as this high-end device hits the market shelves next year.
The phone is expected to have a global launch kicking off January 2014.