Snapdragon 615-powered Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition launches in India

Snapdragon 615-powered Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition launches in India
Motorola has just launched an updated version of the 3rd-gen Moto G in India. Appropriately called the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition, the handset is an improved version of the regular Moto G that the company launched earlier this year. 

From the outside, the new Moto G Turbo Edition is the exact same smartphone as the Motorola Moto G (2015). It has the same design, the same build, the same IP67 dust and water resistance rating, and the same 5-inch display with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. It even has the same cameras, a 13MP primary sensor with an f/2.0 lens and an LED flash, as well as a 5MP secondary sensor with a wide-angle f/2.2 lens on the front.

On the inside, however, the specs received a most-welcomed boost. The entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip that powers the 3rd-gen Moto G was updated to the mid-range Snapdragon 615 SoC. The Snapdragon 615, which is the same chip that powers the Moto X Play, comes with four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.5GHz, four additional A53 CPU cores clocked at 1GHz, as well as an Adreno 405 GPU.

In the memory department, the new Moto G Turbo Edition comes with 16GB of expandable internal storage and 2GB of RAM. The standard version of the Moto G (2015) is also offered in a version with 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, but that's not the case with the Turbo Edition.

These hardware components are all powered up by a 2470mAh user-removable battery. The battery appears to be the same as the one on the Moto G (2015), but thanks to the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology implemented by the Snapdragon 615, the Moto G Turbo edition also gets fast-charging capabilities. Motorola includes a "TurboPower" charger which is said to provide up to 6 hours of battery life in 15 minutes.

On the software side, the Moto G Turbo Edition runs a customized version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but we'd be surprised if Motorola doesn't update the device to Android 6.0 Marshmallow at some point in the upcoming months.

The new Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition is currently offered as a Flipkart exclusive in India, where the two color versions of the phone - Black and White - are priced at INR 14,499 (the equivalent of $217 at the current conversion rates). At the moment, Motorola is keeping mum on a potential release of the Moto G Turbo edition in other regions.


What do you guys think of the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition? Is anyone hoping to see the handset getting launched in more countries?

source: Motorola

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10 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

720p? Really? $217USD. Hmmmm! Hopefully its cheap enough for India. Just made me pull out my GS3 and thing how did we ever live with 720p. LOL

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7028; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The SD 615 is an octa core processor, 4 - A53 cores run at 1.7 ghz, and 4 - A53 cores run at 1.1 ghz. This is the same processor in the Moto X Play. It's a good processor, especially now they are using it in the new Moto G.

2. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Samsung sells a Galaxy Grand Prime with a 960x540 resolution screen at 5 inches, a snapdragon 410 and 1.5GB of RAM for about 189.99 at least at T-Mobile. I think Motorola still offers a much better value.

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

That's the reason Chinese OEMs doing pretty well in India. MediaTek X10,1080p,3GB ram, finger print scanner.... For below $174

8. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The trick is don't put it side by side and you will be just fine...

10. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Samsung also sell the amoled 720p display touting Galaxy j5 for around 10k. Ironically the newer improved models are sold at a more depreciated price than the older models which are still on sale

4. phaneendra_92

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

I can see only conpitator was sony xperia m4 aqua with same specs and price In india...

6. vedraj

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

The moto x 2nd gen almost costs the same fr the 16gb variant... Do you think that its a better deal?

9. Avishek

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Moto G has got SD-card expansion and better battery life though X leads in screen resolution and metal frame. Performance might be the deference in GPU but not in CPU and day to day usage. Storage is quite a deal breaker for ME though.

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Not bad

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