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Moto G sells out in India in less than one hour

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Moto G sells out in India in less than one hour
Well before the Moto G was officially released in India, it was assumed that the device would be a big hit in the country. Before the official release, the low-cost handset from Motorola was topping the charts through grey market retailers. The Moto G officially went on sale today and it sold out in less than one hour through the official retailer.

Motorola opted for an exclusive deal in India, so the Moto G was only offered through Flipkart. The 16GB version of the Moto G was sold for Rs 13,999 (~$224) and the 8GB model was listed at Rs 12,499 (~$199). Both sold out in less than one hour, but it is unclear how many units were made available at launch. In an unofficial sale through Snapdeal yesterday, 1000 Moto G pre-orders were sold out in two hours. 

The demand is obviously there, but Motorola has explained that it does have a plan for India, and part of that plan is to not flood the market with the Moto G. Instead, Motorola is taking a more cautious route in order to not put too much strain on the company's infrastructure. The Indian public may be hoping for a faster rollout of the device, but it looks like you may have to be patient on this.

source: BGR India 1 & 2

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posted on 05 Feb 2014, 20:24 7

1. nokia12 (Posts: 582; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)

it launched at very good price here especially for the dual sim version there aren't any global competitors in this range that offer this kind of value for money.. Unofficial sources are citing flipkart had 5000 units . sold out in 30 minutes.. at this price this is bound to be a majjor seller until other OEM start bringing alternatives.. Well done Moto ! we weren't expecting you to price this low in India . Given how we are badly treated with Pricing in Mobiles and electronics

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 01:33 1

12. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Got myself a 16GB Moto G, ships in 4-5days.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 20:25 1

2. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Any bets on how the 4 year old iPhone 4 will do in the same market?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 20:48 1

3. nokia12 (Posts: 582; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)

it might be an even better seller here..
unlocked one costs around 365$ .. apple is going to launch it with schemes and installment payments here for 240 $ or so ..
Moto currently is selling only through online channels . My bet is apple iphone 4 will be much better seller than Moto G simply because people who are tech savvy are very less not even 0.1 % . and Apple carries the "Show off/Status Symbol" value which not even Samsung can beat .

Moto G and Iphone 4 are heading for completely different segments of the market. Both will be major sellers.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 23:23 4

8. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Not going to happen, imho... Everyone (incl non-techy) knows that iPhone 4 is very very old model. Further they are going to sell 8GB model only at the price of Grand2 / S3...

If they are going to sell 8GB iPhone4 at the cost of 8GB Moto G, then that will be a different story. But since Apple is King of Greediness, they will never reduce 10k from their initial price.

I too agree that we tech savvy people are minority less than 0.1% of population. But majority of those 99.9% people asks our opinion / idea b4 making a purchase. Infact thats the reason for huge success of Android, imho.

Last year, I have stopped more than 100 friends/ relatives/ clients who were in a mood to buy iPhone5 and made them to buy Android phones instead.. That is the power of 0.1% people, imho...

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 01:19

11. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)

Yup. Exactly what I wanted to say. Most of my non technology savy friends and family ask some one with know how about their next phone like me. Nobody just goes and buys on impulse alone. That said you don't need to be technical savvy to know that Moto G is an excellent phone at that price.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:49

14. nokia12 (Posts: 582; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)

bro you are right people ask for suggestions from tech savvy people but when they have lots of option .. in android moto G will kill all the sales no doubt..
but you are forgetting this is Apple Here ... Even this is a 4 year old still it holds more "status value" than moto/samsung that's the general perception a few 100 or 1000s won't even make 0.01% of smartphone buyers in India.. if apple can bring 8 gb model for 15000 in india it will also become a major seller .. don't you remember how Apple iphone 3gs sold when it was launched for 13000 in india.. i know apple sucks but try changing a girls mind .. they are cray for apple..

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 05:47

16. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 813; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

"Apple is King of Greediness"...
LOL.... I guess everyone agrees..

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:07

13. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 813; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

You are wrong.. Nobody wants old iphone.. Emerging markets doesnt mean that we dont have information about latest devices. iphone 4 is old and stale. The only reason India is called emerging market coz the smartphones are sold at highest prices.. All unlocked. No contract.. Plus the salaries are 10times lesser than people in US.
In US people have higher salaries and they get these devices very cheaply.
compared to iphone, Moto G is like a hot cake. Even Samsung (most trusted brand in India) phones now look like overpriced. Moto G is a serious competitor at this price. And Motorola must not slow down if they want to establish here.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 03:07

15. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 813; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

I ams from India BTW. Read my comment #13.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 22:55

5. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

It sales will be hurt now by the great pricing and specs of the Moto G.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 20:52 1

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

Though the G, makes the 4 look like there's a mistake inside instead of magic smoke.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 23:06

6. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Motorola have a hit a sweet spot with the specs, features and pricing of the handset in India, something Apple could never manage to do (and never will). They'll be selling millions of the Moto G in India for sure. Nokia/MS need to step up their game since this could end their great run at the lower end of the market here.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 23:16 2

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

But I read "less than 2 hours" in the news from Snapdeal. Flipkart has better record. :)

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 23:26

9. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Yes, Snap deal is pre-order one with slightly higher price like 14.5k for 16GB instead of 14k.. So obviously Flipkart has got record sale...

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 00:23

10. Nimay_7 (Posts: 26; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

Also flipkart is the official retailer so pricing would obviously be a bit lesser too.. i am really happy to see moto performing extremely good here, i hope their mode "cautious" of entering India is good enough to suffice our demands and also not piss off few impatient buyers. If its a success story for moto India, ill be one of the 1st ones to pre order their flagships... :P which assuming they would launch post August.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 08:00

17. giffonaay (Posts: 11; Member since: 31 Dec 2013)


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