Motorola was acquired by Google last year and now the company is gearing up to launch a
new device in Indian market after acquisition, the Mid-range Moto G Android smartphone.
Moto G borrows the design from the Moto X with its edge-to-edge display and the curved
back. The handset is although thick at 11.6 mm but its weight of 143 g makes it comfortable
The Moto G sports a 4.5 inch display carrying a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels protected by
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 against scratches and minor knocks.
Under the hood Moto G gets a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor
supplemented by a 1 GB of RAM. Motorola claims the combination is able to deliver even
better performance than the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The device will be making its way to the customers in a non expandable 8 GB and a 16 GB
storage based variants.
Moto G has standard connectivity options including 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi and GPS. It
will also be launched in dual-SIM variant in few countries.
For imagery the Moto G gets a 5 megapixel autofocus camera at the back along
complemented with an LED flash for illumination and in the front there is a 1.3 megapixel
Moto G provides users with the 19 customization options including changeable back covers
(called Motorola Shells) available in 7 colors. Along with this Grip Shells and Flip Shells will
also be made available in a range of colors.
Moto G runs on the Android 4.3 JellyBean with very minimal yet useful customizations done
by Motorola. The device has also been promised an update to latest Android 4.4 KitKat by
Moto G will carry a price tag of $179 or Rs 12,000 for 8 GB model and $199 or Rs 13,000 for 16
GB model approximately. The device is targeted at emerging countries and will be made
available in markets including India by January 2014.