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Motorola Moto G now official: a low-priced Android smartphone that is actually good

0. phoneArena 13 Nov 2013, 08:08 posted on

Ever since the Motorola Moto X became official, we've been hearing rumors about a low-cost variant of it, destined to launch in markets where budget-friendly smartphones are in high demand. Well, today is the day when we finally get to meet the smartphone in question. It is known as the Motorola Moto G and it is built from the ground up with the idea of being the ultimate Android device in its price category. And from the looks of it, the guys at Motorola have done a good job at reaching that goal...

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posted on 13 Nov 2013, 08:15 4

1. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You might wanna update your phone's spec list battery from 1950 to 2070 mah, PA

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 11:03 2

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I hope this device give some good sells to moto.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 18:39

46. Magneto (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Jul 2013)


It's doing really well in many countries. In India the dual SIM version sold out really quick (15 minutes). Anyhow, now that Motorola belongs to Lenovo, we might have to wait to see what happen with the brand.

Regards

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 08:33 19

2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 385; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Nokia Lumia 520 killer.This phone is going to break the records of high end galaxy phones.thanks moto

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:10 2

6. bon24x7 (Posts: 206; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Lumia 520 is still cheaper by around $30 for the 8GB version but for the price Moto G seems to be really worth it. Better than any Samsung, Sony, HTC or LG in the same price category by miles.

Planning to get one when it launches in Jan 2014. Go Moto..! :)

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 14:01 1

35. ghaniosman (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Don't even compare an android phone with a Windows phones in any aspect..

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 14:35 1

38. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Cheap smartphones: Moto G>>>>>>>>520>others

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:31 4

13. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


When i was reading the article above, first thought that came to mind is Motorola is stepping out to do what Nokia did years ago, deliver great phones for very affordable prices. With Google's backing, they have a bright future ahead of them with this approach.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:33

14. iyngr (Posts: 72; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


Has it got Touchless Controls like Moto x? Then I'm in.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 13:45

34. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


No. Its a hardware requirement

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 11:00 1

25. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1335; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Possibly, but the Lumia 520 costs only $100 with no contract for those on AT&T and T-Mobile. With that being said, I do believe this is a great low-end handset with a great price.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 04:26

45. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


It all depends on build-quality. We know Nokia's are built like tanks :)

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 08:42

3. Looser99 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


I don't get it ! In gsmarena it says 5 mp camera and here in moto g specs page it says 8 mp camera ! Also in gsmarena it says 1.2 GHz quad core but here in specs page it says 1.5 GHz quad core ! Um puzzled... Who's right and who's wrong ?

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:18 3

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Better believe the live stream and PA...i assume GSMarena's spec sheet was made up of the rumors that flew before it was released. They'll update it soon, hopefully.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 10:43

22. Looser99 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


I think PA's spec list was incorrect according to official specs found at motorola.com ! Sorry can't post links as i am new here :(

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 10:47

23. Looser99 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


Never mind, they already updated it :)

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:18 3

9. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/moto-g/Moto-G/moto-g-pdp.html

Scroll to the bottom for official specs.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 10:41

21. Looser99 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


Thanks :)

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 08:47

4. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


if it releases in india then i can think about buying it to my GF rather than IPHONE"CHEAP"

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:22

10. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Jan release. It was said in the Live Stream! You can expect the price around 15k! :)

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:24

11. bon24x7 (Posts: 206; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


It might cost 15k for the 8gb version by the time it hits Indian market.. :(

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:36

15. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


I would say for the 16GB version it would be 15k but let's wait and see! :)

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 08:49 2

5. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Sweet price point, make a great back up phone.
Wtg Moto.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:13 1

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 22138; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not bad at all

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:29 2

12. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Such an amazing product at an amazing price and all you say is "Not bad"? You get so excited when Apple launches something! :( Why you do this darkkedii.! :(

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 11:52 1

31. stealthd (unregistered)


It's not amazing is why. It's a mid-low end phone. It is a solid phone for the price, and it's nice to see HD displays arrive on such cheap phones, but it's not doing anything special or new.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 10:01 1

18. taikucing (unregistered)


Not bad? THIS IS A VERY GOOD PHONE FOR THAT PRICE.
Show me if Apple can make a phone with HD display & quad core CPU for $179!
*cough* samsung galaxy core with sh*tty WVGA TFT display costs $250 *cough*

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 14:41

39. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Darkkjedii just expressed it in a classy way, not like: OMG! OMG! so cheap! OMG! what an awwwwwwesome specs! OMG!

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 14:24

36. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


No joke. A HD screen with a high pixel density, decent processor, and mostly stock Android with very fast updates for less than $200 off contract? I would probably keep it as a back up phone if I wasn't on Verizon.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:40 2

16. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


The SoC consists of four Cortex A7s clocked at 1.2 GHz and an Adreno 305 GPU. This SoC appears to be much better than the Mediatek junk.

I wish I had waited and bought this instead of the Xperia L.

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