Leaked Motorola Moto G promo card confirms specs

Leaked Motorola Moto G promo card confirms specs
A leaked promo card for the Motorola Moto G confirms some of the specs that have recently been bandied about in relation to the phone. On Thursday, a tweet from evleaks said that this phone would be offered by carriers for free with a signed two-year contract. The device looks like a Motorola Moto X that was left in your pants pocket and went through the wash, although it will have a removable battery.

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

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Moto G
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 2070 mAh

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25 Comments

1. avasponge

Posts: 44; Member since: May 03, 2012

now put that on all carriers

2. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Isn't this way small and not very powerful?

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

thats what she said

6. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

What do you expect for $215? A Snapdragon 800?

14. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

That would be nice :)

18. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

You delude...-_-

20. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Just wait for two years and your dream will come true.

24. ollienightly

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

never gonna happen. by then "s800" will still be premium and msm8974 would have been discontinued

16. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

3. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

No touchless control?

5. TomTheNerd

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

An awesome budget-phone

7. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 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: Jun 29, 2013

People are so dumb they don't even know why they buy an iPhone for only because everyone else has one

8. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Amazing for the price

10. NoComment

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 29, 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: 357; Member since: May 13, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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 unregistered

$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: Sep 29, 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: 266; Member since: Oct 13, 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.

21. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Smell of Mediatek processor in it ~

22. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 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: Oct 08, 2012

Not bad Motorola I'm guessing the cpu is the snapdragon 200 not the 400

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