Motorola has been one of those few cell phone manufacturing companies which has given us some of the best phones till date, from classic flip phones like Moto Smart to Moto Razr with razor sharp display.
Once again coming off age, this American giant has succeeded in bringing out one of the most surprising android touch screen device in the form of Moto G. Although, Moto X2 was one of the first android devices by Motorola, it is Moto G has come up to stand in competition to its contemporaries like Samsung and HTC.
Moto G stands at 143g handheld device compared to its kin Moto X2 which weighed as much as 155g. With Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat (upgradable), it has succeeded in being a user friendly device unlike Moto X2 which runs on a non-upgradable Android 4.2.3 Gingerbread. Moreover, 1.2Ghz Quad core Snapdragon 400 processor again overpowers the Dual core 1Ghz processor of Moto X2.
Design and Dimensions
The new Moto G may seem an ordinary touch device at first sight, but this handsomely shaped handheld is an eye-candy. With rounded edges and solid body, it has really lived up to the expectations of Motorola fans. It is a sleek device, although the 11.6mm thickness of the screen in the mid may be annoying for some, but the overall thickness of the device is much more comfortable than it actually looks. The Moto G has easily accessible volume controls on the right side of the device, and single phone lock key. It boasts of 3.5mm audio jack at the top and a Micro-SD slot at the bottom.
The Moto G comes with a 4.5 inch display with 329ppi image quality, which makes it stand at par with iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy cell phones. Again, although it is only 0.2 inches more than the Moto X, the additional pixels give a more realistic display experience and sharp picture quality. All in all it stands at par with its contemporaries at an affordable price.
A camera is one of the most essential components of new handheld devices, with minimum 2 MP as the bottom-line. The Moto G lags behind its kin Moto X2 in this particular area. The Moto G has a 5MP rear camera while the Moto X2 boasted of an 8MP rear camera with high resolution zooming. But, given the quantum of features that this brand new Motorola contains, the users will still be willing to give it a try.
Again, the Moto G boasts of a better memory and storage capacity as compared to Moto X2. It comes in 8GB and 16GB variants with extendable memory, while the Moto X2 stood at a mere 8GB internal storage with expandable memory up to 32GB. This really is an advantage for users who need a lot of storage space that too at low price and high performance.
Battery Life and Connectivity
The Moto G has a non-removable 2070mAh battery which can run all day long even while multitasking. Unlike the 1540mAh Li-ion battery of Moto X2, this powerful source is more likely to last longer than most of the Apple or Samsung devices. It surely is an added advantage for users who like to listen to music and share videos on the go.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the new Moto X features GPRS and Edge technology integrated with 4G network support. This is a bonus for people active on social networking sites and business personnel also who crave for lightning fast internet speeds.
And finally the Moto G comes in two variants of 8GB and 16GB. The 8GB version can be had by spending meager $175 while the higher version is far cheaper given its specs and usability. The 16GB variant comes at $199 only.
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