Motorola Moto G still tops best-selling smartphone charts
Motorola did not say how many Moto G units it sold until now around the world, but we assume the number is in the millions. As you probably know, the smartphone is offered for as low as $179 (8GB non-LTE version) and, as our Moto G review concludes, that’s an outstanding price for what the device is offering.
A second-generation Motorola Moto G was allegedly photographed earlier today, but we can’t confirm its authenticity. In any case, it makes sense for Motorola to introduce a new Moto G soon, doesn’t it?
Motorola Moto G
source: Amazon (US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy)
1. AfterShock (Posts: 2799; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Good on Moto, patents weren't needed to stay in the game.
2. JC557 (Posts: 1038; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Patents still help at keeping the wolves at bay.
I look forward to the next gen Moto G and Moto X if they really do have dual front facing speakers. Motorola phones were always pretty snappy even on dual core procs.
5. AfterShock (Posts: 2799; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
True, thankfully they're still in the chain of Android.
Google will be fair, even might not bother to charge OEM for usage,
and will protect them better then some may or could.
10. sid07desai (Posts: 255; Member since: 03 May 2012)
@AfterShock. Too bad its banned in Germany due to patent infringement.
11. AfterShock (Posts: 2799; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Happens if you don't covers others rightful payments.
No stone should go unturned.
13. sgodsell (Posts: 1210; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Motorola didn't have to stop its sales in Germany. In fact Motorola is redesigning the antenna.
14. JC557 (Posts: 1038; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
A patent on how to apply an antenna to a curved surface... this is one of those things that have been done several times over so I find it hard to believe that the laser company has something so unique in doing so.
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8240; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Got my cousin a Moto G with Cricket and she couldn't be any happier.
4. teerex42 (Posts: 159; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
I don't know how anyone can like a phone with inferior specs to the S4's and S5's of the world. I wouldn't take a Moto G if it were free!! You can't tell me the Moto G sells more phones than even the Motorola Droid Maxx, which has superior specs and killer battery life!!!
I"m pretty sure the people who are buying the G don't care about specs and it's obvious if the G is Moto's best selling smartphone!!
6. palmguy (Posts: 247; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)
It's not the specs, it's the experience. My bamboo back(had an ebony wood back - cracked it. Motorola replaced for free. So used free code they gave me and created a new phone) Moto X to me is the most enjoyable phone since my old Sprint Palm Pre, which I still use on WiFi.
7. Damian0303 (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)
Believe it or not, some people can't afford to spend $500+ on a phone. The Moto G was aimed at emerging markets and as an affordable way for people to obtain a decent smartphone. Most consumers don't follow the further evolving tech world daily and probably could care less.
12. needa (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)
i gues you have not seen the videos where the moto g outperforms the s5. moto e and moto x also btw.
16. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1352; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Well, for people who can't afford a $500+ device off contract, there's your answer. And most of the world doesn't use the subsidy system like the US has, even though they seem to be slowly moving away from it. Another reason might be a stock experience, and a strong radio, two things where Samsung is lacking.
8. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1282; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Good. This may offshoot other OEMs to puissantly improve their low/mid range phones.
9. Topcat488 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
In any case, it makes sense for Motorola do introduce a new Moto G soon, doesn’t it?
That's the "million dollar" question we'll have to ask Lenovo...
15. JC557 (Posts: 1038; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Well Lenovo is always announcing products and they are slimming down their production of smaller tablets, probably to supply more focus to the other mobile lineups (along with those tablets not being good sellers).
Hopefully we'll be seeing it in a couple of months or so.
18. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Stunning little gem that Moto G, Motorola did a great job with it, I hope Lenovo don't ruin all this
19. lfbranco (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)
Can anyone tell me when the 4G version was released?
I've got the 1st version, my 1st smartphone so don't have great reference for comparison but can't complain so far. I would just have preferred to have the 4G version... naturally. =P