Moto G Goes Retail; Know Why You Should Go for It

November 16, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

So Moto G, Motorola’s first mid-range mobile set  launched ever since the company was taken over by Google, is finally out.

The main highlight of the product  is the price, also when you consider the fact that it comes equipped with powerful components and an excellent quality screen, it looks like the product you were waiting for a long time.

With a curvy rear and a waterproof display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, which, the makers say, is immune to splash damages.

The new product draws a lot of inspiration from its high-end predecessor Moto X. Although, unlike Moto X, you cannot design the handset to your own preferences, with Moto G, you have a removable back that can be changed for another color.


It also can be attached with a rubberised Shell that will protect the edges of the device. Flip Shell or Active Grip will also give you something solid to hold on.

The Moto G’s most appealing feature  is its 4.5 inch, 720p resolution display that is large and has a high resolution, especially in this range. It comes with an LCD pane and not AMOLED that was used for Moto X.

In terms of performance, Moto G is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm SnapDragon 400 system-on-chip (SoC) which runs at 1.2GHz.

With 1 GB RAM and internal storage of either 8 or 16 GB, the operation is expected to be quite swift. The company claims that Moto G’s performance is better than that of Samsung Galaxy S4, in some of their tests.

The 2,070mAh battery can sustain up to 14 hours of talk time on full charge. Whether the set will be available in with dual SIM card slots depends on the location you buy it.

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The camera this comes with is an average 5-megapixel rear camera, coupled with a LED flash light. It records with 720p HD video and is equipped with shooting burst as well as HDR photos.

The front camera is 1.3-megapixel, and the company has tried to fashion camera apps in such a way that it is convenient to take quick, candid shots. Holding down on the screen for long will automatically activate the burst mode.

The Moto G comes with a version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, without flaunting much apps or custom launchers. All Moto G offers is a tweaked camera app, an Assist Help Guide and Migrate tool to copy files from another handset.

Google Nexus 4  offered the same apps as this product a while ago. The company says that it will update the phone to Android 4.4 KitKat by January 2014, and hence, you do not need to worry about the set becoming obsolete very soon.

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Anyone buying a Moto G will gain an additional 50GB of Google Drive storage, apart from the 15GB that is available to every Google user.

In the UK, Motorola announced on November 13 that these sets would cost 159 pounds for a SIM free, 16 GB model. The price drops to 135 pounds when you go for the 8 GB model. You can shop for this device at Orange, T-Mobile, O2 and Tesco Mobile, as well as from Phones 4 U retail stores.

If you are getting one, let us know why you went for it.

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