Leaked Motorola Moto G promo card confirms specs
As you can see, the promo card has a holiday motif which means that it shouldn't be too long before we see Motorola making this model official. According to the card, the Moto G will feature a 4.5 inch Gorilla Glass protected screen with resolution of 720 x 1280. That works out to a 329ppi pixel density. A quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon is under the hood and there will be 8GB of native storage. A 5MP camera is on back with a 1.2MP front-facing shooter for selfies and video chat. Android 4.3 will be pre-installed.
While evleaks' tweet calls for the phone to be free on contract, speculation has an off-contract price of £134.95 ($215 USD). This combination of price, specs and features could result in quite a few Motorola Moto G units carried in Santa's sleigh this holiday season.
source: GSMArena via Phandroid
6. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
What do you expect for $215? A Snapdragon 800?
20. hboy857 (Posts: 340; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)
Just wait for two years and your dream will come true.
24. ollienightly (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
never gonna happen. by then "s800" will still be premium and msm8974 would have been discontinued
16. Doakie (Posts: 1759; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Way small? 4.5" 720p is larger and higher pixel density than the praised iPhone 5S. Processor wise who knows, stock Android might be able to run smooth on a lower end processor. How smooth does 4.3 run on the dual core 1.2 Ghz Galaxy Nexus? Also take into account core count doesn't mean it can't have a capable GPU paired up with it. Look at the Moto X, lower powered last gen processor paired with a current gen GPU.
Honestly I've been looking at lower cost phones to put on my T Mobile line; checking out the Blu branded phones, if this phone really does launch at $220 that'll be the price of the 4.7" 720p Blu Life Play. That's very tempting.
25. JC557 (Posts: 1266; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
4.5" displays may be more of a sweet spot for many so it's a nice option to have and I would hope the future Droid M/ Mini would have a 4.5" edge-to-edge display so it wouldn't be bigger than a phone w/ 4.3" display.
As for the processor it's a quad core and rumored to be a Snapdragon Pro (TBD). Definitely far from slow and can be still relevant today, especially at that price point. The phone's also got a removable battery and an up to date Android OS. The only thing that's not so good would be the camera but who knows, MP count isn't everything.
3. quyenqchau0813 (unregistered)
No touchless control?
7. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Man why are you people so negative about this phone?
So when Apple releases the $1000 off-contract 5s people try to justify it this way and that, and when Motorola releases a decent $215 phone people comment "Oh noes, only quad core and 4.5" HD screen?
I'd like you to find a better-specced phone at the same price from a reputable brand.
9. jskates420 (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Jun 2013)
People are so dumb they don't even know why they buy an iPhone for only because everyone else has one
10. NoComment (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Sep 2013)
I've got the nexus 5 on pre-order, but this phone looks like a pretty good value option too, wonder if I should cancel the nexus 5 order, or not...
11. Fuego84 (Posts: 337; Member since: 13 May 2012)
Well just like some people buy phones dependent on specs some people buy phones dependent on price. And there's nothing wrong with that.
12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4239; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Quad core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon and only 30 fps 720p recording? Sounds like a Snapdragon 400 with Adreno 305. Not bad certainly, especially for a $215 device. The display makes it even better though.
13. stealthd (Posts: 1067; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
$215 and free on contract? They should be paying you to get it on contract if it's going to be $215 no-contract, since a lot of phones go for $600-650 no contract and $200 on contract.
19. NoComment (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Sep 2013)
I wonder if North America will ever be less carrier oriented, like most of the world. I just get of waiting for carriers to carry a certain phone, or to release an update.
15. ZombieHunter (Posts: 41; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)
Probably end up In a clamshell as a prepaid.. But, it's not a bad spec'd phone for the price, and if they say it's $215, it will probably be less.
17. papss (unregistered)
The price certainly makes this phone enticing.
22. xfire99 (Posts: 679; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
err..read the article: "A quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon is under the hood " Dont know here u get Mediatek from.
Really nice price for nice spec.
23. legend1 (Posts: 104; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Not bad Motorola I'm guessing the cpu is the snapdragon 200 not the 400