Motorola’s Moto G Android handset proved a huge hit last year, offering very decent specs at a hugely tempting bargain-basement price, and the company are looking to continue that success with the release of an improved and updated version.
The new Moto G packs a slightly biggest 5in screen (a 0.5in step up from last years 4.5in screen), but the thinner bezel promises that it’ll keep up its “pocketability”.
The new model boosts the camera up to an eight-megapixel camera number and 2MP front facing snapper, with other specs including front-facing stereo speakers and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
There’s options for 8GB and 16GB models, with a microSD card slot allowing up to 32GB more storage.
Cunningly, the phone offers a dual-SIM option, letting users fit two SIM cards for different mobile networks, so they can sign up to different tariffs, and flip between whatever number and options suit them best.
Shipping with the latest version of Android KitKat (with a guaranteed update to the soon-come Android L), the Moto G is priced at £145 but you can expect discounts if you shop around, making it one hell of a bargain. Recommended.
|Operating system||Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)|
|Processor||Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 305 @450 MHz GPU|
|Storage||Single SIM – 8GB & 16GB versions|
|Dimensions (soft feel model)||70.7 (width) x 141.5 (height) x 6.0-11.0 (thickness)|
|Display||5.0-inch 720p HD 720×1280 IPS, 294 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass|
|US GSM Model||GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)|
|Global GSM Model||GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)|
|Rear camera||8 MP (4:3) or 6 MP (16:9) with 4X digital zoom, Burst mode, Panorama, Auto HDR|
|Front camera||2MP + 720p HD Video|
|Connectivity||microUSB, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, GLONASS|
|Audio playback||AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis|
|Video playback||H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4, VP8|
|Video capture||720p HD Video, 30fps (MPEG4, H.264)|