Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Moto G announced

Motorola announced the Moto G, a lower end model of the Moto X today. It's specifications scream "low-mid end phone" and there is nothing particularly good in software as well. But one major plus point is that it brings us stock android with no manufacturer skin(yay!) and Motorola has said in their blog that the Moto G will be updated to Android 4.4 Kitkat in the beginning of 2014.
  • Motorola Moto G
GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced2013, November
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2013, November
DISPLAYTypeCapacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size720 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DP
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
VideoYes, 720p@30fps
SecondaryYes, 1.3 MP
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4 (KitKat)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 305
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
RadioFM radio
GPSYes, with A-GPS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsBlack (front panel), several color options (back panel)
- SNS integration
- MP3/AAC+/WAV player
- MP4/H.263/H.264 player
- Organizer
- Photo viewer/editor
- Document viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
BATTERYLi-Ion 1950 mAh battery
Plus points:
  • Stock Android 4.3 (and will be upgraded to 4.4)
  • New Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Interchangeable back covers with multiple color choices.
  • Price: USD$179 with 8GB of storage and USD$199 for 16GB of storage.
  • Battery life: Motorola is sure famous for their battery life and this is the time to prove. With just a 1950 mAH battery, Motorola claims it can last a day. Let's see...
  • Comfortable size: With a 4.5" display, it is not too large and not too small as well.
Minus points:
  • Last years specifications. It is basically a Nexus 4 with a plastic back and a smaller display. You can just add 20$ and get a better phone, the Nexus 4.
  • Only 720P video recording.
  • 5 MP camera. As compared to the Moto X's 10 MP camera.
  • No expandable storage.
Watch the Moto G video here
Other links: 
Motorola Blog
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