Motorola Moto G 2014 (2nd Gen) Announced with 5-inch Display, Better Specs

by Chetan Bhawani 8

Alongside the flagship Motorola Moto X 2014, the company has just announced the Moto G 2014, the second generation Moto G smartphone with some good improvement in the specs, although Motorola has kept the aggression as it was earlier for setting a price for this device. The new Moto G although carries a lot of new and improved specs, there is no good increase in the pricing as Motorola is going to sell it for $179.99.

The new Moto G comes with a 5-inch HD display (IPS) and it has got the Gorilla Glass screen protection. Above and below the display, there’s the stereo speakers which makes it quite different from the predecessor and this now looks quite similar to that of the Moto E. The chipset is not changed, as the new Moto G too carries the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 power along with Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Storage wise, there are two variants carrying 8GB and 16GB of internal storage and there is a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. The back cover can be removed, and that exposes the area to place the MicroSD card.

The device will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box, and Motorola has promised an update to Android L in the near future. The OS has the stock ROM but some good Motorola inclusions such as voice commands. The Moto G has a 8-megapixel f/2.0 camera on the rear side, while on the front there is a 2-megapixel snapper and Motorola has added the functionality of using volume rocker keys to work as a shutter button.

Moto G 2014

Just like the new Moto X, the Moto G too has a curved body which converges from center to sides on the back, thickness from 11mm becomes 6mm near the corner. The device has a 2080 mAh battery under the hood, and Motorola has announced an external battery as well, for the price of $39.99. Although the Moto X is going to come later during this month, Motorola has decided to make this smartphone available from tonight in United States, India, France, UK, Brazil, Germany and Spain. This will be followed by more markets later this year.

The pricing set by Motorola for the Moto G 2014 is $179.99, and in India this is going to be sold for Rs. 12,999 making this one of the good mid-range products giving a stock Android experience, and clearly a good choice for those who prefer a smartphone from a well known brand.

Chetan Bhawani

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  • SurajHodi

    I have Old One
    Now Planning to Buy new ONE MOTO G 2nd Gen.

    • Shanky Yadav Jungly

      go for it

    • your really going to like it, let us know your experience with it!!

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    ahhhh buyed the last one ealierr

  • Joshua Akinsola

    ahh motorola not as dominant us wise

  • Joshua Akinsola

    Still a good pitch to increase processing and spaces but not change price. Consumers see an improved smartphone over entry level and under flagship level that is also cheap.

  • Suraj Racharla

    Good that they upgraded their screen to 5 inch and now it has attracted more people. They also have a decent camera and a fast Android update system with an almost stock Android expirience. I mean what else do you want for your money, This phone is going to sell like hot buns and i am imaging motorola creating a bigger budjet friendly phone in 2015. Way to go motorola for helping people like me!!!

  • yes moto g second gen is quite the upgrade even though some are saying the moto g 1st gen is much 210$ you are getting great mid level specs. The screen is a fair size and the 8 mp shooter is decent quality nice 1.2 ghz quadcore and acceptable internal and expandable. I really love the moto g and its design and paired with moto maker you produce beauty