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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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



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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...

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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...

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

31. troutsy

Posts: 383; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

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

36. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 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.

38. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Well said.

37. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

More over DISSAPOINTMENT that no Processor upgrade

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

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

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

9. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

He's a well-known troll around here tech2

21. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

43. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014


26. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 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

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

17. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

but not at this price.

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

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

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Much fanboynism, So Chinese, WOW.

29. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

You don't say

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

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

24. Telemike

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

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

41. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Seriously is this guy a bot?

6. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

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

8. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

Lol they broke it already

35. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

10. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Hate the upside down charging port.

13. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012


15. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 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!

16. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

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

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