Moto G – Launched in India – Starts from Rs 12499/-


Finally Moto G is here in India. Motorola has very little or practically zero presence in Indian Mobile market so far. With the Moto G, maybe things will change. Now that Lenova has taken over it, sales and service infrastructure will be of no problem for Motorola. The Moto G is available exclusively from Flipkart and priced at Rs 12499 for the 8GB version and Rs 13999 for the 16 GB version. Though it is slightly higher than the US market price, it is very competitively priced when compared with the mobiles available in India at this spec range.  Moto G is a serious threat to most of the local mobile brands like Micromax and Karbonn.

Moto G is noted for its exceptional battery life and quick software updates. I remember the days when I owned a Motorola Milestone and was starring at the stars for software updates. But Motorola has promised that the new lineups like the Moto G and Moto X will get software update at the speed of Nexus. The OS is bare naked vanila with very little customization. So I think that software updates won’t be a problem. Check out the specs in comparison with the Google LG Nexus 5.

Moto G LG Nexus 5
No of SIM (SIM Type) Dual SIM, (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Micro-SIM)
Dimensions 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm (5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 in) 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm (5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)
Weight 143 gms 130 gms
Display type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors True HD IPS+ capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (~326 ppi pixel density) 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.95 inches (~445 ppi pixel density)
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Card Slot No No
Storage 8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Primary Camera 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash, check quality
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR Yes, 1080p@30fps
Secondary  1.3 MP  1.3 MP
Operating System Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 330
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
Price 8 GB – Rs 12499 16 GB – 28999
16 GB – Rs 13999 32 GB – 32999

Will you get one?

FlipKart | 16 GB | 32 GB

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