Google is really making it hard for people not to switch to Android. Its Nexus line of devices are considered the best in their respective class and but are priced very competitively, so you really have a lot to thank Google about. To make things better for consumers, Google, through its other company Motorola, recently launched the Moto G handset. This is a variant of the more sophisticated Moto X flagship but it has specs and features that would still make every Android fan lust for the device. The ultra cheap $179 price tag makes it all the more attractive.
For starters, watch this promo video for the Moto G.
So in essence, the Moto G is the Moto X, only it has slightly inferior specs. It uses the same design language seen on the Moto G and also offers the same customization features like the changeable back cover, but admittedly the color options are limited on the Moto G. It also boasts of an all-day battery, which is more than enough for majority of users, and a best-in-class display which is a 4.5-inch screen with 1280×720 pixel resolution. Other main specs include a 1.2GHZ quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. The Moto G also packs a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front shooter. The phone runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box but an Android 4.4 KitKat update should just be around the corner.
Here are the main specs of the Moto G.
Motorola Moto G Specs
- 4.5-inch display (720 x 1280 resolution, 329ppi)
- 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU
- Adreno 305
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB, 16GB internal memory
- FM Radio
- 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
- 720p HD video
- 1.3MP front-facing camera
- Android 4.3 Jellybean (Android 4,4 KitKat upgrade promised)
- 2,070mAh battery
Moto G Pricing
For pricing details, the 8GB variant is priced at $179 while the 16GB variant is priced at $199. It is even rumored that a dual-SIM variant will be launched in the future. What’s great is that the Moto G will be available in the Philippines. There are no available details as to pricing of the Moto G in the Philippines but it should not deviate too much from the prices mentioned above. If I may guess, the 8GB variant should be priced at around Php8,000 while the 16GB variant should be priced at around Php9,000. The Moto G, however you look at it, is bad news for locally branded Android phones.
If you want to know how good the Moto G is for its price range, read a few reviews which you can find here, here and here. These reviews are one in saying that the Moto G is the best cheap Android handset you can get right now. The fact that it will become available in the Philippines really gets me excited.