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Motorola hopes to bring back the glorious days of Moto Razr with a new power-packed handset - the Moto G. The Moto G is an affordable and cost effective phone made for countries like Brazil and India.
After the failure of Moto X in American market, Motorola now comes up with a "global phone "at a price point of $179, which should be around Rs. 11,000 in Indian Rupees. With its new low-cost phone, Motorola re-enters Indian market. The makers behind Moto X will try to break Samsung's dominance in the highly-competitive Indian handset market, with the Moto G.
The Moto G is coming to India in "early-January 2014". GizBot expects the retail price of Moto G to be around Rs. 13,000 for 8GB version. This would make Motorola, the first mainstream manufacturer to launch a phone with a decent internal hardware, especially, in India where local tech vendors rule the market.
The Moto G looks similar to its high-end sibling, the Moto X. The Moto G has simple and elegant design. The phone is highly customizable, so yes, the rear-back cover is removable. It will be available in a variety of colors other than just boring black.
The phone will be available in 8GB and 16GB options. Unfortunately, the internal memory is non-expandable via a microSD card slot; however, you will get 65GB of free online storage via Google Drive. Motorola also stated that in some countries the Moto G will be available with Dual SIM facility.
Again, the Motorola Moto G has a 4.5-inch bright and vivid LCD display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 HD display at 329 pixels. Motorola claim that the Moto G has the sharpest display when compared to the competing handsets. Moreover, it has a waterproof nano-coating inside and out, making the phone rugged.
The biggest reason for many to get the Moto G will be its software. The Moto G runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. But before you jump into any conclusion, Motorola clarified that the Android 4.4 Kitkat update is coming in next few days( around early next year). The handset has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM.
In the imaging department, Motorola Moto G features a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with HDR and panoramic support. There's a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The 5MP camera looks terribly odd in this very age.The Moto G is stuffed with a 2,070mAh battery, which will last all day, claims Motorola.
Motorola's Moto G is not a path breaking device; still it's a promising phone. The phone is primarily meant to lure urban market residing in emerging countries. The Moto G is one big step jointly taken by Google and Motorola to make Android, the most demanding OS ever created.
However, it would be a challenge in front of Motorola to stop the ever growing status of domestic Indian tech vendors like Micromax, Karbonn and Intex. But yes, Motorola could stop Samsung's growth in some selected markets. Watch this space for more action in the coming days!
Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!