As it was announced, so it came true. Motorola last night introduced its new child Moto G, which should fill the gap in the segment of cheap smartphones. And as practice dictates these days, the Moto G comes with quite solid features for a price that is a real balm for the ears. Namely, the Moto G will be sold at a price of 179 dollars (for the 8GB version) and for 199 dollars for the 16GB version, while in the USA, through the operator’s offer, this new device could be found in the offer for a small price. So, the Moto G is an affordable phone that doesn’t require you to sacrifice a quality smartphone experience for it.
Moto G specification and performance
Still, the Moto G will offer a specification that will make many think it is a best buy purchase. The phone has a TFT LCD screen with a diagonal of 4.5 inches and 720p quality, then a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM and a choice between 8 and 16GB when it comes to internal memory. When it comes to cameras, future users can count on 5 and 1.3MP, as well as a 2070mAh battery.
The first news says that the phone is quite lively and works quite nicely, so the only question left is whether it will be the same with the new version of the OS. If that is the case, the Moto G will be a complete hit, even though it does not have an LTE connection. The reason why this is so is that the Moto G is intended for the global market (and not like the Moto X exclusively for the US) where a relatively small number of people have access to the 4G connection.
Moto G design
When it comes to looks, the Moto G looks almost identical to its older brother Moto X, but the difference is noticeable with the front camera and rear speaker, which is on the left with this phone, and on the right with the Moto X. The design brings elements seen on the larger model, such as a screen that almost reaches the edges of the phone, a nice wavy background and a new surface coating made in nano technology that should repel water (we’ll wait and see if the Moto G is really waterproof).
The personalization system, better known as Moto Maker, is not provided here, but the background of the phone can be changed and put in the color in which the user wants it. Specifically, the optics will be blue, red, yellow, purple, white and black background. However, that does not mean that the battery is changeable, so it can be said that this option is for purely cosmetic purposes. At the same time, the Moto G does not have a microSD slot, so the question arises whether the 8GB version is enough at all, but don’t ignore the price of this phone! At the same time, the first information indicates that the quality of phone production is at a high level, ie better than the price range of the phone suggests.
Moto G software
The Moto G comes with a 4.3 Jelly Bean version of Andorid, which is a bit odd, but the manufacturer assures that it’s only a matter of weeks before an update to 4.4 will be offered. KitKat, which is certainly commendable. The Moto G picked up some good stuff from the Moto X, but not the very useful and interesting ones, which still require a slightly stronger specification.
Moto G screen
The screen, which many will say has a practical size, is considered very good, that is, the accuracy of the displayed colors is very good, as well as the viewing angles. That Motorola has decided to make a good phone regardless of the price is also shown by the fact that in some respects this screen exceeds the one from the Moto X. It is safe thanks to Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and Motorola claims that it is the sharpest screen in its class. 329 pixels per inch).
Moto G first impression
Moto G on the first ball seems like a real spring refreshment in the middle of autumn. This should come as no surprise given that this is Motorola’s first global product under the auspices of Google. As the Moto G is conceived as a budget phone, it is clear that it will compete with phones that are not up to it in some respects (such as the Ash and Firefox models), so its path to a large number of users is smiling. It’s also a good way to promote Motorola as a new cool manufacturer.