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New Moto G VS Moto G Comparison Overview

Ever Since Motorola launched its Moto G in the Indian market, the vendor has been pretty successful. In order to become more victorious, the firm has launched the sequel to the smartphone – new Moto G. Understanding that the Indian market is very important, Motorola has released the new Moto G in the country for a price tag of Rs 12,990. There are several enhancements in this new model and here we compare the two to know how well the latest model is upgraded.

new moto g vs moto g

Display and Processor

New Moto G comes with a 5 inch display, whereas the Moto G flaunts a smaller 4.5 inch display. Otherwise, both the handsets pack HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels and get Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. With a larger screen size, the new Moto G will have a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch instead of the 326 ppi pixel density in its predecessor. Both the handsets will render decent viewing angles with good brightness color reproduction and leaving no complaints in this regard.

In terms of raw hardware, both the smartphones are identical with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. This processor is paired with 1 GB of RAM that can render decent levels of multi-tasking. This combination is already known for its performance in the Moto G and there should be no issues with it.

Camera and Internal Storage

The new Moto G gets an improved camera set with an 8 MP primary snapper with auto focus and ability to record HD 720p videos. Also, there is a 2 MP front-facing shooter onboard that can make video calls and click selfies. On the other hand, the Moto G comes with a 5 MP rear camera at its back and a 1.3 MP front-facing selfie camera for video conferencing.

The Moto G is available in 8 GB and 16 GB storage options, whereas the new Moto G comes with 16 GB of internal storage capacity, but the new Moto G rushes forward with support for expandable storage using a micro SD card.

Battery and Features

Both the Moto G variants employ a 2,070 mAh battery that is claimed to deliver a backup of almost one day under moderate usage. Like the Moto G, its successor is also believed to be power efficient in order to last longer than the other devices in this range.

The new Moto G is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and is will receive the Android L update once the iteration is made commercially available. On the other hand, the Moto G had received the Android 4.4 KitKat update shooting it up from v4.3 Jelly Bean that is pre-installed. Otherwise, both the handsets will have common connectivity aspects such as Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G.

Key Specs

Model New Moto G Motorola Moto G
Display 5 inch, HD 4.5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable 8 GB/16 GB, Non-Expandable
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP 5 MP/ 1.3 MP
Battery 2,070 mAh 2,070 mAh
Price Rs 12,999 Rs 12,499/ Rs 13,999 – now discontinued


Certainly, being an upgraded variant the new Moto G appears to be a better option over the yesteryear Moto G. Moreover, the vendor has made a great move by pricing the updated version reasonably at Rs 12,999, the same price bracket as the Moto G. This will definitely help Motorola gain enough value in the market making the new Moto G a great value for money offering. Despite being priced similarly, the latest model takes advantage of a better camera set that makes it a worthy mid-ranger.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.