When Motorola unveiled its Moto X smartphone earlier this year there was a great deal of disappointment because the handset was only available to people in the US. We were told that there would be no worldwide release, and so we have had to wait patiently until Motorola offered an alternative.
Well that alternative is finally here and it is called the Moto G smartphone, and it is available to consumers in the US and UK. This model has the features of a mid-range device, yet comes with a budget friendly price. To give you an idea you can get a contract-free Moto G for $179 in the US and £135 in the UK for the 8GB version, which we have to say is rather cheap.
For that price you would expect the Moto G specs to be rather disappointing, but you will be shocked. What you get is a 4.5-inch 720p screen with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Powering the Moto G is the 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM The handset will come with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and will be updated to 4.4 KitKat in January 2014.
It looks as though the Moto G will have impressive battery life, as the 2,070mAh battery is expected to offer to user up to 14 hours of talk time on a single charge.
Moto G availability – The release date for Motorola’s newest handset was yesterday, November 13, 2013 in the UK and can be purchased from O2, Orange, Tesco and T-Mobile.
Do you think Motorola is onto a winner with the Moto G, or do you think these specs are a few years past their sell-by-date?
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