Motorola have decided to focus solely on the low to mid end range market with the Moto G, and even though its price point suggests fairly poor hardware, when looking at what’s actually inside the device, it’s actually quite surprising.
The Moto G announcement event revealed that the Moto G had enough power to punch through most everyday tasks.
• 4.5 inch LCD HD 1280 x 720 resolution display at 326ppi
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 w/ quad core 1.2GHz processor, Adreno 305 GPU
• 1GB of RAM
• 8GB or 16GB storage versions
• 2070mAh battery capacity
• 5MP primary camera
• 1.3 MP front-facing camera
• 3G connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth, all the standards but not LTE or 4G
• Android 4.3 update out of the box with 4.4 update planned
Moto G Pricing
Although pricing varies all over the world, the Moto G event did reveal that the new handset would cost a very pretty $179 in the United States for the 8GB version, and a cheap $20 upgrade to $199 for the 16GB version.
Apart from the camera and maybe the storage, the Moto G has specifications similar to last year’s flagships, and with an amazing price point like this, there really is no reason not to purchase this if you’re looking for a budget smartphone.
Moto G Availability
The Moto G will be made available in two separate waves, although the main goal is to make it as widely available as possible.
The first wave will include Brazil, UK, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Colombia, Canada, Peurto Rico, Mexico, Argentina, France, Peru, Chile, Honk Kong, Netherlands & Singapore.
The second wave will include the US, India, Guatemola, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Australia, Honduras, Ghana, New Zealand, El Salvador, Kuwait, Indonesia, Panama, Oman, Ecuador, Uruguay, Jordon, Venezuala, Paraguay, Dominican Republic & UAE.
This is probably one of the widest releases for a handset as of yet, and I’m sure with a price point like this, Motorola may be able to get back on their feet again.