Motorola Moto G specs leak; phone will be free on contract?
A recent price cut has dropped the Motorola Moto X to $99.99 with a signed two year contract. As far as the Moto G goes, evleaks says that the handset will be free on contract. And a picture of the phone shows a device similar to the Motorola Moto X although the position of the front-facing camera has been reversed as has some of the sensors on the phone and the speaker grille on the back.
It still isn't clear exactly where the Moto G will be available, or when. A free handset (on contract) with specs like these could be just the thing for the holidays.
source: @evleaks via Pocketlint
1. Santi_Santi (unregistered)
2. Doakie (Posts: 1166; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Yeah. Sounds pretty unappealing now that there's a $349 16GB Nexus 5 released. Even at free you could easily do what I just did recently buy an iPhone 5S 16 GB for $199 then sell it for $600 new in box. Profit $400, then order a Nexus 5. Free Nexus 5. Better specs, direct updates from Goog, same freeness.
4. VirtueParadoxx (Posts: 6; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)
That logic is extremely flawed, either way now you're locked into a contract, and are ultimately going to end up paying upwards of 2000 all together, so why not just wait a week or two and just buy the Nexus 5 outright, and then go to a carrier like tmobile and pay about 50 bucks a month for unlimited everything.
9. papss (unregistered)
I think your vision is flawed too.. why go to a overall weak carrier like tmob when you can get much better overall coverage with att.
12. Zero0 (Posts: 582; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Because we don't all need coverage outside of big cities and suburbs.
And where T-Mobile has a 4G presence, they have been absolutely stellar in my experience.
11. chris_21 (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
Because if you live in a area like where I do and t-mobile is weak and stuck on 2G, that's not an option.
5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
What? So Motorola is actually going to release a more powerful "cheap" version of the Moto X? That's weird. Also, how do they expect to keep the same features without taking a major hit to battery life? Without those super low power dedicated cores to handle all the sensors that listen for your voice all the time and sense movement, the main CPU will have to do it and that will kill battery life fast since it will be on constantly.
15. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)
Not sure where you're seeing where it's more powerful than the Moto X. Moto X has the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. I'm not sure what the RAM is on the Moto G, but my guess is 1 GB (Moto X has 2 GB). Also the onboard storage starts at 16 GB for the Moto X.
16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
This has a quad core S4 Pro. The one in the Moto X is dual core, but with 2 low power cores dedicated to contextual computing and voice recognition. 1.5 GHz quad core Krait 200 (maybe 300) is faster than 1.7 GHz dual core Krait 300.
18. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)
Oh, right, I skipped over the quad-core part. Just thought that it was an underclocked version of the S4 Pro chip in the Moto X.
I think that they may not be using the contectual features.
19. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)
Okay, I saw another website had a different spec sheet. The processor is the Quadcore S4 Pro clocked at 1.2 GHz, not 1.5. You are correct that it is not using the X8 Processing unit.
The feature set does not list the contextual features.
7. ocilfa (Posts: 331; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Looking at your picture, it looks like you need some new spec's. Your spelling would probably improve!
10. papss (unregistered)
I sort of agree on the specs front. I just don't have any appeal for any moto. They have been mediocre since they were purchased in my opinion.
17. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)
#1 Must be nice you being able to afford the nicest phone in the lot and all. But keep in mind that not everybody can afford the best specs. (Yes, I know the Nexus 5 is a steal at $349, but that's up front and not everybody can afford that. Plus not everybody can get a good signal with the carriers that the Nexus 5 will work on)
#2 With the update to 4.1 specs matter less, 4.2.2 added further performance enhancements as did 4.3. Now with the update to 4.4 (which these phones most likely will ship with) they matter even less, since it can run just fine on 512 MB of RAM.
#3 The Moto X and DROIDs 3 can handle themselves very well against any other flagship phone. They are fast and light.
#4 Which brings me back to point #1. You're not the target audience for these phones. The Moto G phones are marketed for pre-paid markets and developing markets. I mean, have you ever seen the types of phones that are available on the pre-paid market? The Moto G is ahead in those markets.
20. Pancholo (Posts: 375; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I'm impressed nobody corrected him. He only got spanked.
13. Sniggly (Posts: 6755; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I think EVLeaks is completely off. None of this lines up with a budget Moto X.
14. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Yeah, why would the budget phone have a quad-core when the X doesn't? Wouldn't it be easier to plop in the X8 and just cut corners on memory, storage, and build?