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@Satya Swaroop Dash • 05 Sep, 2014 • 4 likes
Motorola, previously owned by Google, soon to be in hands of Lenovo has announced the new generation of its smartphones. The closed door global launch event was held yesterday in Chicago and the announcement was made public in tandem with the India launch event. The next generation of Moto G has been made bigger, faster and louder than its much lauded and successful predecessor. The Moto G will be up on sale at Flipkart with prices starting at Rs.12, 999 from midnight.The affordable smartphone has been named the same as its predecessor and not as Moto G2. We think Motorola stuck with the original name so as to avoid any confusion with LG’s last year flagship, the G2

Moto G

In the article we shall refer the new one as Moto G (2014) and as we discuss the specs we shall look at how it stacks up to its now obsolete brother. We start with the display; the Moto G (2014) has bigger 5-inch 720p HD IPS panel display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. While the previous version had the same resolution, at 4.5 inch it was quite comfortable to operate it with one hand. The company went for the “bigger is better” principle which makes it good for viewing videos. On the inside it has stuck with the same innards. The Moto G (2014) has 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 450 MHz single core Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM entrusted with the task of running Android KitKat and in the future to the run the Android L release. Yes, the phone will receive the unmodified a.k.a pure version of Android L once it arrives next year. To enhance the video viewing experience Motorola added two front facing speakers instead of a single rear one.

Moto G Event Delhi
Launch Event at New Delhi Courtesy: Twitter

The photography skills of the Moto G (2014) have been accentuated with the help of bigger resolution sensors. On the rear we have an 8MP auto focus sensor with a single LED flash and 720p video recording capabilities. On the front we discover a 2MP sensor suitable for average quality selfies and video chats. The sensors might just be a minor improvement over the 5MP and 1.3MP ones found on the former variant but the final verdict on photos will be reserved until a hands-on experience.

The best improvement is however the inclusion of a 32 GB microSD card slot. The feature had been missed badly with the older one. Connectivity options list remains the same with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB along with GPS navigation sensors. The battery too remains the same at 2070mAh but we predict that it will last a bit shorter considering the bulk it has to operate. As usual Motorola, the pioneers of customisation give you the option of interchangeable shells and covers. The phone will be sold in 8GB and 16GB internal memory variants in Single SIM and Dual SIM flavours.

Promotional Video of Moto G (2nd Generation)

So does the new Moto G stack against other rivals like Xiaomi, ASUS and OPPO? We leave you as the judge. Head over to the comment section below after perusing through the source links below.

Source: Motorola Blog & Moto G [Product Page]
@Harshad Italiya • 05 Sep, 2014 • 1 like I think I should return my moto g and wait for moto g2 😁
@Kaustubh Katdare • 05 Sep, 2014 Get a xiaomi Redmi 1s.
@Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran • 05 Sep, 2014 Moto Manufacturers making a decent move. i will be happy if it comes with no faults as many of my friends complainted and replaced before
@Divyaprakash KC • 05 Sep, 2014 • 1 like Well, I just checked flipkart site for the regular 'review' in comment session whenever there is a new mobile launch. Surprise,surprise. Flipkart finally learned their lesson. Only genuine customers ( those who bought the product) can write a review...

Hurrah.. and hallelujah...I am so happy. 😁. No more 'specs' comments.
@vishal Lokhande • 06 Sep, 2014 The company went for the “bigger is better” principle which makes it good for viewing videos...👍👍 Totally agree with this as 5-inch display quite good for videos...+ 32 GB microSD card slot...make sense 😁

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