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: 301; 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: 1416; 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: 1212; 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.
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: 304; 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: 4146; 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: 1004; 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: 40; 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: 580; 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