Motorola Moto G (Second Generation) Available now
5th September 2014 The original Moto G launched last year, and
it was quite a success for Motorola, being a
great value but still pretty powerful Android phone.
The new Motorola Moto G (also called the Moto G Second Generation) takes that formula and
improves on it, coming out with a device that really does look very compelling. The old Moto G had a 4.5″ 720p display, the
new Moto G has a 5.0″ panel of the same resolution.
One the back is an 8 megapixel camera with a
2 megapixel one on the front. Inside is a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU with 1GB of RAM, and
the new Moto G is available in either single-SIM or dual-SIM configurations with 8GB or 16GB
of storage plus a microSD slot (depending on
market). The operating system is Android 4.4 and is pretty much a pure implementation of
Android without any custom skins. There’s no mention of an LTE version at present,
but pretty much everything else you’d expect on an Android
smartphone is here. The compelling part is the price, costing €199
in Germany and $180 in the US with other markets coming very soon. The new
Moto G certainly looks more expensive than it actually is. On the subject of looks, the new Moto G has
a range of interchangeable backs and come in black and white colours.
Although it’s hardly a beautiful device, it certainly looks quite
smart. We expect that the new Moto G will be quite popular, especially for
customers who buy unlocked SIM-free phones.
The new Moto G is on sale today in the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain,
Brazil and India with availability in more than a dozen countries slated by
the end of the year.