The new Moto G is official, but only a minor update over the old Moto G

While most of the buzz has been for its brother the new Moto X, there is officially a new Moto G as well. Of course, there isn't exactly all that much that is new about the device, as it shares quite a bit in common with last year's Moto G. The major difference this year is in the design of the device, while the internals are only a modest update overall compared to last year's Moto G.

On the outside, the changes can be summed up in two points: the display is now 5-inches rather than 4.5, and there are stereo front speakers. That's about it. On the inside, the cameras have gotten modest updates (8-megapixels in the rear and 2-megapixels in the front compared to 5MP and 1.3MP), and there is now a microSD card slot. Additionally, if you live in Brazil, there is a new dual-SIM DTV model which will receive digital TV signals, so you can watch TV on the go. Otherwise, the device has the same Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, swappable shells, and software offerings. 

The new Moto G will be made available for purchase starting later today, September 5th at noon EST, for just $179 unlocked. As before, it will be released around the world, but the exact regional release has not been detailed just yet. 


source: Motorola

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12 Comments

1. LoveHater

Posts: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Dissapointment ,, time to Fcking Skip ,, better to go 4 Htc 820

4. umarmughal

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

same upgrade like xperia z2 to z3.:P

9. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

This upgrade is better than Xperia.

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

LOL, this is a joke upgrade. Can't even pull off LTE? LMAO!

2. Adithya7184 unregistered

In India, if Xiaomi manages to bring more Mi3 units, then no one will gives a sh!t to this.

3. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

It's the best device by a well known manufacturer in its price range. You guys are tripping.

5. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

No, it's not. For the same price, the Lumia 735 can get u in addition to the available package of the Moto G(2) 4G, wireless charging, an amazing clearback AMOLED display, better cameras, double tap to wake plus the legendary Nokia N9 fabula design. The duel sim 730 will be cheaper but sans 4G.

6. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

I think most would still choose this over the 730, it runs what most people consider to be a superior os, has nanocoating, front facing speakers, and as far as I know it's cheaper. I'm seeing 199 euros for the 730. WC is cool but generally you hear more detractors than people who bump it, design is subjective as is display technology.

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

sorry to break your bubble but the 730 is priced at EUR199 ($260) without tax , with tax it will be $288

8. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Exactly. Which would align with the leaks pricing being at about $240 or so.

10. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Even though it's a minor update, thats how they were able to keep the price the same while giving much needed updates. The 4.5" screen was too small, needed the sd card, and the front speakers are a great addition. The camera upgrade is also a plus. It would be up to the user to determine if they would upgrade for those enhancements. Im stuck between yes and no. For someone that hasnt jumped on board with a Moto G, this is better than the LG Volt except for the battery. If this has 4g and they release it for $129 like the original for Boost Mobile, I will definately upgrade.

12. warrenellis93

Posts: 557; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

i own a volt and going from the volt to this would not be worth it in my opinion, battery life is awesome on the volt, some days when i use it moderately i still have 80 percent battery when im going to sleep. processor is the same, same amount of ram only difference that is tempting is the larger screen but with the on screen buttons they are robbing the extra space. to me the sharp aquos crystal would be a more tempting option

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