The Moto X and Moto G brought back Motorola into limelight and also made both the models especially the Moto G a blockbuster in markets like India. In fact, the Indian story was amazing for Motorola where it retailed solely on e-commerce site, Flipkart and also started the successful formula and trend of exclusive online retailing of mobiles in India. In mobile industry, every successful models has a limited shelf life and they need an upgrade to match the growing technology, so we have the new Moto G with better specs and bigger display but cheaper than the original price of previous generation.
Motorola simply calls the new Moto G, Moto G. Business as usual, no adding numbers to differentiate. The old model is discontinued and replaced by the new specs but the name is the same. It is priced at Rs. 12,999 for the 16GB variant and will be available exclusively on Flipkart from midnight.
So what is new? The new 2014 Moto G’s display has grown by half inch and is now a 5-inch device with Gorilla Glass protection but the resolution is same at 1280×720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (no 8GB variant this time around).
The camera specs has a boost with a 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front shooter. The 2070mAh battery remains the same and the device runs on Android Kitkat but undoubtedly it will get a prompt Android L update whenever Google outs it. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.
There are other minor changes like the speaker grille is not placed in the front and more importantly there is an expandable memory card slot, which was badly missed in the original device.
The new 2014 Moto G specifications
- 5-inch IPS LCD display
- 1280×720 pixel resolution
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Android Kitkat, will be updated to Android L when released
- 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, can be expanded
- 141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm
- 149 gram
- Non-removable Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery