The Moto G comes with a 4.5-inch 720p display, quad-core processor, 5MP camera and Android 4.3 with Motorola’s light skin. This is all fitted in a package that looks almost identical to the Moto X, Motorola’s US only flagship device they are selling custom unlocked on their Moto Maker store.
Some differences externally between the two devices are the removable back on the Moto G, allowing users to change the back color of the smartphone whenever they please – Motorola has sadly not added microSD storage or a removable battery despite the removable back.
The Moto G will be on sale in the US for $179 (8GB) or $199 (16GB), sadly Motorola has not opted for a higher storage option, even though many would love 32GB if they are planning on adding a lot of music to their smartphone, Google does have cloud storage on Drive for those needing extra space.
This is a big push by Motorola for the budget end smartphone market, currently held by Nokia, BlackBerry and Samsung. The Moto G is a pretty impressive performer and Motorola has already got it out in South America and Europe, with Asia and Latin America next on the list.
What we find rather impressive is Motorola’s insistence that the Moto X cannot be shipped to Europe and Asia, despite the product not really being the most loved in the US and possibly losing the company profits on how many staff are being paid in the Fort Worth, Texas facility.
That being said, the Moto X and Moto G seem on a journey with Motorola into the custom era of smartphones, where processors and RAM can be replaced at the twist of a screw, check out Motorola’s Project Ara if you want to find out more about that idea.
The Moto G will be available to order on December 3 and will come to 60 other countries in the coming year.