Motorola has been teasing the Moto G for quite some time now and everyone believed that this was the low cost phone that Motorola was due to launch. Motorola showed the phone to the world via their Global live stream event yesterday, the 13th of Novemeber at 2 p.m GMT. The Moto G lives up to its expectations and provides an amazing Android Experience at an exceptional price of USD 179.00 for the 8GB version and USD 199 for the 16 GB model. The phone boasts of an HD 4.5 inch display and a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor with an impressive Adreno 305 GPU. It is bound to create enormous penetrations in developing markets like India. Google had made a statement during their I/O 2013 event that they aim to provide the best possible quality handsets in the class at more affordable prices. This was mainly due to the availability of many low cost laggy Android handsets in the market that tarnish the Android brand somewhat. Looking at the pricing equivalent for the phones in the class in the US and India, the prices for this phone will translate to roughly Rs. 12,000 for the 8GB model and Rs. 13,500 for the 16 GB.
|Moto G||Micromax Canvas HD||Karbon Titanium S5||Sony Xperia M|
|Display||4.5-inch LCD, HD (1280 x 720), 326ppi||5-inch LCD, HD (1280 x 720), 294 ppi||5-inch IPS LCD, qHD(540 x 960), 220 ppi||4-inch LCD, (480 x 854 pixels), 245 ppi|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, quad-core @ 1.2GHz, Adreno 305||Mediatek MTK MT6589 quad-core @ 1.2GHz,||Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon, quad-core @ 1.2 GHz, PowerVR SGX544||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual – core @ 1 GHz, Adreno 305|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Internal Memory||8 GB / 16 GB||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB|
|Card Slot||N/A||Micro SD upto 32 GB||Micro SD upto 32 GB||Micro SD upto 32 GB|
|Camera||5 MP rear LED flash, 1.3 MP front||8 MP rear LED flash, 2 MP front||8 MP rear LED flash, 2 MP front||5 MP rear LED flash, VGA front|
|OS||Android OS v 4.3 with guaranteed update to 4.4||Android OS v 4.1 Jellybean||Android OS v 4.1 Jellybean||Android OS v 4.1 Jellybean|
|Price||Rs 12000 / Rs 13500 (expected)||Rs 14000||Rs 12000||Rs 12500|
Motorola has concentrated on providing the best hardware to deliver a smooth Android experience instead of building on the Camera features that would be found on phones in the higher segment. Since Google wants you to store you store your data on their Cloud, they have consistently avoided SD card slots on all phones developed by them and this one is not different. A quick comparison shows that it is only the Micromax brand that dares to come close to Moto G and with the backing of brands such as Google and Motorola, the Moto G phone might just be able to edge out others in terms of acceptance by consumers. It can be safely said that no other phones carry the OS and Hardware to run Android as sooth as the Moto-G within its segment. This phone could create more pressure on the domestic brands such as Micromax and Karbon to further provide phones at much better prices. Such competition is alway sweet for us consumers. The phone is going to hit the European market within a few days and expected to debut in India in January 2014.