Motorola has launched the new Moto G in India and we got to spend some time with the device at Motorola India event today. The New Moto G eliminates shortcomings of its predecessor. So if you were shy on buying Moto G because it lacked a MicroSD card slot or perhaps because it had only a 5 MP rear camera, you might consider the new model. Let’s see what these enhanced specs translate too.
Moto G 2014 Quick Specs
- Display Size: 5 Inch HD IPS LCD, 1280 x 720 resolution, 294 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU
- RAM: 1 GB
- Software Version: Android 4.4.4 KitKat, Upgrade gauranteed
- Camera: 8 MP camera,720p video recording
- Secondary Camera: 2 MP
- Internal Storage: 16 GB
- External Storage: MicroSD support up to 32 GB
- Battery: 2070 mAh
- Connectivity: HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, GLONASS, Micro USB 2.0
New Moto G 2nd Generation Hands on, Unboxing, Quick Review, Camera, Features, Price and Overview[Video]
Design, Build and Display
The New Moto G doesn’t wander far away from the original Moto G design, but the increase in size is more than noticeable. The new Moto G has 2 front facing speakers which make it quite loud and pleasurable. Users prefer large display smartphones in India, and we do find bigger Moto G adorable.
Display was the highlight of original Moto G and although the pixel density has been marginally reduced due to increase in size, the display quality hasn’t suffered. The IPS LCD display is bright, has good colors and excellent viewing angles. The front side and the display reminds us of Moto E.
Processor and RAM
Motorola is sticking to the original hardware in this regard. The new Moto G features the same Snapdragon 400 quad core chipset with 1 GB RAM and the chipset has to push the same 720 x 1280 pixels on the display. Original Moto G gave us no reason to crib about and Moto G sticking to the same hardware is a smart move which also keeps the price in check.
Camera and Internal Storage
The camera has been improved and houses a bigger 8 MP sensor. Camera app and chipset remains same and so the image quality doesn’t improve much. It doesn’t falter as terribly with slight Zooming as compared to original Moto G, but it is not a dramatic improvement. We will comment more after our full review, but for now Zenfone 5 and Redmi 1S seem to lead in this category.
Internal storage is 16 GB out of which 10 GB is available at users end. There is no separate partition or apps and we are not yet sure if Apps can be transferred to MicroSD card slot. This can be considered the most important upgrade to Moto G.
User Interface and Battery
The software also remains same without any new added feature. It is almost stock Android and is quite light as well. The Motorola Migrate app can now take contacts even from feature phones. Motorola has guaranteed Android L update and that’s another thing which makes us happy.
Battery capacity has been marginally improved and now stands at 2070 mAh. The larger display is expected to tax it more, but overall, the battery backup is expected to remain similar. We will talk more about that in our full review later.
Moto G 2014 Photo Gallery
Conclusion and Price
Motorola hasn’t improved much on the specifications part, but it has managed to squeeze in several improvements without increasing the price. Motorola understands markets like India very well and has played its card right to churn out another winner at a competitive price. The new Moto G Dual SIM goes on sale tonight exclusively on flipkart for 12,999 INR