Motorola took the wraps off the new Moto G last night at an event in Chicago. Immediately, the handset has entered the Indian market carrying a price tag of Rs 12,999. The new Moto G will go on sale exclusively via online retailer giant Flipkart for the aforementioned pricing. Let’s take a detailed look at the hardware aspects of the smartphone below:

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Camera and Internal Storage

The new Moto G comes with a better imaging department as compared to its predecessor as it includes an auto focus 8 MP rear camera coupled with LED flash for an enhanced performance even low light conditions. This snapper can make HD 720p video recording as well. At the front, the device features a 2 MP selfie camera that can click self portrait shots and help in video conferencing. In our hands on with new Moto G, the camera quality didn’t feel like a massive improvement.

The internal storage will be in two capacities 8 GB and 16 GB variants. However, Motorola has launched the 16 GB variant in India for the aforementioned price tag. In order to resolve the issue with its predecessor, the new Moto G comes with an expandable micro SD card slot that will support additional storage.

Processor and Battery

The chipset employed in the Moto G successor is the same Snapdragon 400 SoC housing 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor. The processor will be backed by Adreno 305 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. Motorola assures that this hardware combo will make multi-tasking easier.

The battery capacity is 2,070 mAh which according to the maker should last for a day’s backup under mixed usage. We are still to test where the battery back up stands in comparison to its predecessor.

Display and Features

The phone comes with a 5 inch display with 720p HD resolution, which will give you pixel density of 294 ppi. This display layered with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating is claimed to be the brightest display in its class.

The new Moto G runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat platform that is the latest one loaded with rich resources. Also, the handset is upgradeable to the upcoming Android L iteration that will be releasing this fall. Moreover, the Moto G successor can be customized with interchangeable back covers.

Comparison

The new Moto G will be a tough challenger to the other smartphones including the Xiaomi Mi3, Asus Zenfone 5, Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini and others.

Key Specs

Model New Moto G
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,070 mAh
Price Rs 12,999

What we Like

  • Expandable storage support
  • Good Display
  • Dual Frontal Speakers and Build quality

Price and Conclusion

Motorola has made the new Moto G in order to fix those downsides of the previous generation model. Despite being an upgraded variant, it comes with a lesser price tag of Rs 12,999 for the 16 GB variant that is even more impressive. Well, the smartphone with such enhancements in the mid-range market segment. Yet another aspect that will make the smartphone appealing is the resource rich Android 4.4.4 KitKat platform.