The original Moto G was a smash success. Motorola was able to sell the incredibly affordable handset because while it didn’t have the best specs, they were more than good enough. The original Moto G looked great, it felt great and was just plain nice to use. Thankfully, the new Moto G looks like a worthy successor.
Let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat. The new Moto G only comes with 4G for the starting price of $179. Rest assured an LTE version will probably be released eventually, but for now, just keep that in mind. If you can get around the lack of LTE, the new Moto G looks like a major improvement over the first-gen Moto G.
In pictures, the new Moto G looks identical to the old Moto G from the back. It features the same curves and replaceable backs with that lovely dimple towards the middle of the device. From the front, it looks exactly like a Moto E. But that’s where the similarities end. The new Moto G is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM, and comes with a bigger 5-inch 720pHD display.
The new Moto G also comes with two front-facing stereo speakers, up to 16GB of expandable storage, an 8-megapixel auto focus camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Wifi 80211.ac, a 2070mAh battery and Android 4.4.4. Much like the new Moto X, the new Moto G is also guaranteed an update to Android L. Unlike the new Moto X, the new Moto G will be available today starting at 11AM C.T. on Motorola’s website and through other retailers around the world in India, France, UK, Brazil, Spain, and Germany.
At this point we can only imagine the new Moto G will be just as big a success as the first generation device. At $179, you once again get an amazing piece of technology for not a lot of money. Will you be buying a Moto G?