America's favorite handset manufacturer, Motorola, has finally made its presence felt in Indian market with the Moto G. Unlike other handset makers, which often launch big tickets phones in their first phase of operation to grab media attention, Motorola, on the other hand intelligently handpicked an affordable Android-powered smartphone made for the emerging markets.
On the top of it Motorola Mobility has launched the Moto G in an exclusive partnership with India's largest online retailer, Flipkart. This is for the first time; a handset manufacturer chose an e-retailer to launch a handset that could generate high-volume sales.
Motorola Moto G offers unmatched value at a price you thought was impossible, better try the device now. The Moto G, has been made available for Indian consumers at Rs. 12,499 (8GB) and Rs. 13,999 (16GB).
The return of Motorola in India might come as a worry time for many India-based handset makers. Motorola with Moto G has proved that under Rs 15,000 slab users can experience the likes of a quality smartphone in contrast to the cheap and low quality handsets. At the same time, since Motorola Mobility has been sold out to China's Lenovo, you don't need to worry about back end servicing.
On the official launch day, GizBot spent some time with the brand new Moto G and the first thing we could say is, that at this price point, Moto G is practically the best phone we have ever seen with ‘pure' Android experience, dual-SIM feature and a promise of regular software updates. Here are our first hand expressions of the Moto G.
Seriously, we had not thought that Motorola could make a mass friendly Android-handset. Well, the credit goes to Google for conceptualizing a phone that runs unadulterated Android out of the box.
Practically speaking, Indian users will find the handset handy and very pocket friendly. The phone comes with a 4.5-inch HD display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 329ppi. The screen offers better color reproduction ratio when compared with other competing handsets. Yes, it's hard to believe but do compare your existing phone with the Moto G. Most of the Android phones available around Rs. 12,000 price range might come with a large display, but they have lower resolutions screens (800 x 480). That's why Motorola is the first International brand to come up with a phone with fairly large screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Talking about its handsome looks, the Moto G stole our heart at first sight. The Moto G is made out of high quality materials, and is way better in its class. It comes with a black colored shell out of the box, but users can purchase colorful rear-back covers of their choice (check Flipkart.com). Also, protective covers of the phone will be available in the market in the coming days.
The phone is not heavy at all, so you don't need to worry about its weight. Instead, the Moto G's greatness lies in its appropriate size. Those having small hands are at an advantage, especially, ladies and teenagers. However, if you are already using a bigger phone and looking forward to replace it in lieu of Moto G: it could be a struggle. For your information, the device measures 11.6mm in terms of thickness and weighs 143grams.