Sep 05 AT 1:49 AM Dustin Earley 11 Comments

The new Moto G is $179, and available today

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, 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?

Source: Motorola

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • dgr

    “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”

    is that ok or it should be 3G there

  • surethom

    The Moto G1 is a fantastic phone for the price, But the No.1 complaint is the battery life & what does Motorola do, Increase the screen size (will use more power) & keep the battery the same size. WHAT, stupid Motorola, they should have upped the battery by at least 200mAh.

    • SGB101

      I have/had the Moto G v1 (16gb) daughter has the v1 8gb variant, I use the phone alot, and battery was great.

      In heaven use it would get to tea time, ( more than any phone I’ve had before it) and under normal use would get form 7am to 1am. Something evey phone I’ve owned, except the note 2, could not do without extreme management.

      Only my one m8 and wife’s sgs5, have be there the g, as it turned the phone onto a dumb phone at ‘x’ percent, to keep it active for days.

      The Moto G had a great battery, great screen great cpu/gpu and a ridiculously cheap price. Only down side was the camera, if that’s fix and at 5″ this is all the phone 99% will ever need.

      I’m not even sure 4g is needed, for its targeted market, but a nice addition for those that do. The v1.1 with 4g only had 8gb internal space, so even with sd support killed it for me. 4.4 and sd is usless.

    • nono


      The MotoG was a great phone.

      The new MotoG is trash, it lacks LTE, a Snapdragon 410 processor, a proper OIS camera and good aesthetics.

      I do prefer the OLD MOTOG over the NEW one.

      It doesn’t ADD anything to the market.

      For the price you would get a MT6595 Octacore 5.5inch phone with 13Mp, Android 4.4 and a performance of 50.000 on Antutu.

      This is a robbery try by Motorola aka Chinese Junk.

      • SGB101

        It’s still a Google company.

  • sunil

    Is older moto g will get android l update…?

  • Chris

    “The new Moto G only comes with 4G for the starting price of $179.”

    Those monsters! Hey dare they offer the fastest wireless technology for such a low price!

  • Tarsis Brito

    This look identical as Moto x, 2013 plus the stereo speakers.

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  • Andrew

    I have the Moto G v1 and the battery life is incredible! I highly doubt that was the number one complaint, for me it’s the absolute best phone for the price – I paid $50 from Cricket. I actually prefer the phone over my HTC One v1.

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