Along with the official premiere of the new Moto X, Motorola presented today the 2nd generation Moto G. The budget friendly device is the updated version of its predecessor that is likely to attract great number of future users. The phones goes on sale today for merely $179 on off-contract offer, no wonder that it is called “the bargain of the year”.
Motorola Moto G 2014
Motorola releases Moto G 2nd Generation and just a quick look at the device is enough to notice that the popular handset underwent some improvements. Let’s start from the screen that now becomes a slightly bigger 5-inch display with 720p of resolution, which sadly means that it has a lower pixel density than the Moto G 2013 model. The phone’s front is reported to by protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and sports two front speakers that replace the previous single one added supposedly for better music experience when listened without earphones.
Going further, the previous 5-megapixel rear shooter has been bumped up to 8-megapixel one accompanied by 2-megapixel front cam. Additionally, the new Moto G features a microSD slot that was absent in its predecessor and the lack of which is a big shortcoming of the Moto G’s high-end brother, the new Moto X.
In terms of tech specs there aren’t many changes. The phone is powered by the same 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 paired with 1GB RAM and optional 8GB or 16GB of built-in storage. All this works thanks to energy provided by a 2,070 mAh battery that allegedly deliver one full day of extremely intensive use. Though definitely some of us are a bit disappointed with the specs, we should remember that, since Motorola sells the new revamped phone for the old unchanged price, this is still a pretty good offer.
As it comes to software, the new Moto G runs “pure” version of Android 4.4.4 that is enhanced by a great number of useful apps. Furthermore, Motorola gives the new Moto G users a promise of a “guaranteed update”, which means that they will get the Android L update as soon as it will be available that is sometime this fall.
The phone became available on the US market just today. It also went on sale in Spain, France, the UK, Germany, Brazil and India. Its unlocked contract-free 8GB version can be yours for only $179, the 16GB model costs $199.