Motorola brings a bigger screen and a better camera to its midrange Moto G
Alongside the new Moto X, Motorola today announced a successor to its hugely successful midrange Moto G. It delivers a bigger display, a faster processor, and a better camera — all while remaining as affordable as the original.
The original Moto G became Motorola’s best-selling smartphone, proving that mobile devices don’t need cutting-edge specifications and expensive designs to be a success. To ensure it’s just as popular this time around, the company has followed the same formula, combining capable hardware and practical design with an attractive price tag.
The new Moto G has a 5-inch display with a 720p resolution, making it slightly larger than its predecessor — with front-facing stereo speakers that sit above and below it. It’s powered by a faster 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, and the photography experience is much-improved with an 8-megapixel camera around back and a 2-megapixel camera upfront.
Like last year’s model, the new Moto G will be available with either 8GB or 16GB of storage, and there’s a microSD card slot for expanding that yourself. The new model will also get interchangeable back panels in a range of weird and wonderful colors, but it still isn’t available with the same Moto Maker customizations as the Moto X.
The new Moto G will cost exactly the same as the old model did — $179.99 off-contract — and it’s available today in the U.S., the U.K., Brazil, France, Germany, India, and Spain.