Making the big global play, probably the biggest one in the company’s history, Motorola has launched the all new Moto G. Unlike previous Motorola phones, which were largely tailored for American needs, with Moto G, Motorola has gone international. With Moto G, the company offers several colors, a 4.5 inch HD display, and an attractive price. Here’s a wooing overview of the Moto G-
Design and Built
The Moto G looks basically the same as the Moto X, with a curved minimal back panel, and plastic ridge around the front screen. With an 11.6mm thickness, and 143 g weight, the phone is well made, robust, and stylish. The volume and power buttons are placed on the side, and the two ports, headphones and USB sit at either end of the handset. With interchangeable colored “Moto Shells”, the Moto G is highly customizable. You can choose from a variety of garish colors, like turquoise and purple, or plain black, if you want to keep it simple.
The 4.5 inch display on the Moto G may sound rather scant for the phablet crazy lot, but the screen comes with a resolution of 1280 * 720 pixels, and a pixel density of 329 ppi, making the display quite dense. On top of the HD display is Gorilla Glass, protecting the screen from minor scratches and scuffs.
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Unlike the dual-core chip in the Moto X, the Moto G gets a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, running at 1.2 GHz clock speed. Paired with 1 GB of RAM, the overall performance is pretty good for a budget phone, with no major lags, and powerful configurations.
Surprisingly, even though Motorola is owned by Google, the Moto G runs on Android 4.3 Jellybean, and not on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. However, Motorola has promised an update to latest version by January 2014. The UI is pleasantly responsive and replaces the stock camera. “Assist”, a software addition by Motorola, is an app that changes various settings on your behalf, based on your usage patterns.
The 5-megapixel camera at the back of the Moto G may disappoint some, but is a fair tradeoff, considering the massive low price. The camera shoots quite good pictures with pleasing colors, and includes modes like HDR, panorama, burst, and is capable of shooting slow motion videos as well. The 1.3 megapixel front snapper can shoot up to 720p video and helps you in video calls.
The Storage space of the Moto G is 8GB and 16GB, and it does not support an external SD card. Moreover, through Google Drive, 65 GB of free space is available to the users.
Promising an “all day battery”, Motorola has packed a 2070 mAh Li-ion irremovable battery in Moto G. Thanks to power optimizations, the phone will last long enough for light users, but for those who run processor intensive tasks and games with maximum screen brightness, the phone would require the charger to be plugged in sooner.
The Moto G has the usual connectivity features which include 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support, GPS, GLONASS, and Bluetooth 4.0.
With extremely expensive specs for a phone this cheap, Motorola Moto G is very much the company’s big comeback vehicle. Available in numerous colors, the Moto G is very well capable of competing with its respective counterparts.
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