Motorola today announced the latest device Moto G, a really cheap smart phone with high-end device features. It’s a stripped down version of Moto X for the emerging markets. The device is priced at $199 for 16 gigabyte version off contract , the prices in different markets would differ but Motorola claims it’ll be a cheap option considering phones with similar specs. Moto G will be officially arrive in India in January 2014.
Moto G comes with a 1.2Ghz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB RAM. It’s not a very powerful processor considering phones in this price range come with MediaTek processors. The device will be available in 8GB and 16GB variants along with 50GB Google Drive space for storing all the great pictures taken on the 5 megapixel camera sensor and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera.
Moto G sports a 4.5 inch display with 720p resolution and with a 2070 mAh battery,the company claims the device will run all day on a normal use.Out of the box the device runs Android Jellybean 4.3 and a guaranteed 4.4 kitkat update which will roll out by January 2014. India and Brazil will get the phones with dual-sim option.
Motorola has been listening to Moto X users and have worked on a smarter camera app. Features like Tap anywhere on the screen to click a picture and swiping left to access different modes like Panorama and Auto HDR are some great new additions. Moto G does not have Active notifications or touchless controls like the Moto X.