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Leaks-based Moto G2 teaser and new photos sum up the major upgrades of Motorola's next budget phone

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Leaks-based Moto G2 teaser and new photos sum up the major upgrades of Motorola's next budget phone

Word on the street is that Motorola's September 4th event will see the announcement of several important devices that the now Lenovo-owned company will use to reinforce its positions. Among those are the high-end Moto X+1, the Moto 360 smartwatch, and, of course, Motorola's next budget solution -- the Moto G2.

Now, it's fair to say that the Moto G2 has received decent amounts of attention from leakers and the media on the whole. This almost surely has to do with its predecessor's success, which wasn't surprising considering it is still likely one of the very best buys in its price tier. In any case, a bunch of new snaps of the Moto G2, courtesy of Hellomotohk, are now available, and the folks behind the dedicated Facebook page have even worked up a small teaser that sums up the major upgrades over the soon-to-be-replaced Moto G.

As you can see for yourself, those include narrower bezels for a better screen-to-size ratio, a 5-inch, 720p screen; a higher resolution, 8-megapixel camera; a set of front-facing stereo speakers; and even a slot for a microSD card (that was unfortunately non-present with the Moto G). Lastly, the Moto G2 will come with a removable back plate, so you'll be able to customize its looks with Motorola Shells, too.

The rest of the rumored specs include a quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC, 1GB of RAM, and 8/16GB of internal storage.


source: Hellomotohk [1], [2]

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posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:00 4

1. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Moving up to 5" is a completely unnecessary and wasteful move IMO. 4.5" is a great size for a mid-range phone because it uses less battery power and has a higher pixel density than a comparable 5" panel...

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:09 10

7. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You do realize that increase in display size also yields more room for increase in battery ? They're not that stupid to just increase the display without increasing the battery size. The current Moto G already has a great battery life. Motorola phones always provide great battery life.

Also, many surveys point out that ppl prefer more 5 inch panels as an ideal size then ever.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:23 3

12. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Well, I didn't consider that. But bigger battery + bigger display = bigger cost, so I'd still prefer it if companies made the batteries and displays a little smaller, so they could focus more on performance, camera, etc. That's just my opinion...

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 05:22 1

25. sgodsell (Posts: 3897; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


8gb should never be used in today's smart phones. Its just too small. If 8gb is used then at least put a micro SD expansion on board as well like the moto g LTE.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 07:51 1

31. troutsy (Posts: 313; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Just had to get that off your chest?!? Maybe you'd feel better if you read the article.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 11:52 1

36. janno (Posts: 144; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)


Since they slimmed the bezels, they could've done 4.7". Actually Moto G is the same size as the Moto X, despite having a smaller screen. Because of the bezels. But they seem to have fixed that. 4.7" is where they should've stopped.

Also, coming with last year's processor, and not upgrading to a Cortex A53 processor is utterly disappointing. Deal breaker for me.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 12:41

38. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Well said.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 12:37

37. LoveHater (Posts: 178; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


More over DISSAPOINTMENT that no Processor upgrade

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:03 4

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


I will take Redmi, Huawei honor series, and any sh!t from Lenovo over this overpriced junk thank you very much

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:05 14

5. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LOL....ovepriced ?! are you serious ?

Give me any lenovo phone sold internationally which packs a decent snapdragon chip and is sold globally and has a great OS update track record.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:14 10

9. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


He's a well-known troll around here tech2

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 03:51 2

21. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Come on... just look at his nickname! :)

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 05:53

43. zacsaturday (Posts: 211; Member since: 09 May 2014)


And LTE

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 06:46 1

26. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


The Xiaomi Redmi note has those specs in a 5.5 inch body for $156
but it don't have us lte of 3g, only for china
this is the best deal in the usa

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:04 1

3. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


If this priced anything near the original Moto G then it will be the best budget phone. My only gripe with these specs is 1GB RAM. I think 1.5 or 2GB could've been added since RAMs are not to expensive.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:42

17. nokia12 (Posts: 519; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


not the best as it is using outdated snapdragon 400 .. they should have gone with snapdragon 410 and 1.5 gb of ram .. the competition is providing bettter specs and configuration

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:58

19. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


but not at this price.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:05 1

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


I will take Redmi, Huawei honor series, and any sh!t from Lenovo over this overpriced junk thank you very much

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:19 1

11. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Much fanboynism,
So Chinese,
WOW.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 07:27 2

29. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


You don't say

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:33 8

14. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4476; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I think a reset is in order because you seem to be stuck in a loop.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 04:36

24. Telemike (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


Too bad most Chinese phones don't support 1700/2100 AWS for T-Mobile. And even not many for USA GSM bands

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 21:02

41. Chuck007 (Posts: 1147; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Seriously is this guy a bot?

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:05

6. XaErO (Posts: 325; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Great Specs !!
they just need to price it rightly .. it will be famous again ..

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:12 2

8. SemiFinal (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


Lol they broke it already

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 11:35 1

35. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I wonder if the small bezel is the culprit...

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:17

10. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Hate the upside down charging port.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:28

13. Planterz (Posts: 2103; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


LTE???

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:35

15. Chuck007 (Posts: 1147; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


So together with the next-gen Moto X+1, they managed to make an otherwise stellar design language into something with no design sense can come up with. Bravo Moto!

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:40 3

16. Chris.P (Posts: 560; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


To be fair, the Moto G isn't much of a looker, either.

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