Motorola Launches the Moto G – Calls it “An Exceptional Phone At An Exceptional Price”

Motorola finally went and made their budget-friendly, Moto G smartphone official yesterday. And the news made quite a few people – including myself – rather excited. Reason being, the Moto G is an unlocked Android smartphone, with decent hardware and great software, that has an ultra-affordable starting price of just $179 off-contract.

So what will that insanely low price buy you? Well, for starters, the Moto G features a 4.5 inch display with an HD screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That makes for a pixel density of 329 pixels per inch, which is pretty impressive for a budget-friendly phone. The Moto G’s internal hardware is equally impressive. There we find a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB worth of RAM. That’s right, this sub-$200 smartphone phone has a quad-core processor.

Motorola Moto G

Other hardware specs of the Motorola Moto G include a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and a 2070 mAh battery. For storage options, you can get the device with either 8GB or 16GB worth of internal memory and both versions include two years of free access to 50 GB of Google Drive storage. Connectivity options for the Motorola Moto G include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS and the device will work on the following networks: GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz); UMTS (850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz); CDMA (850/1900 MHz). Sadly, the device doesn’t include 4G LTE connectivity.

On the Software side of things, the Moto G launches with Android 4.3, but Motorola promises to push out Android 4.4 in January of 2014. Given the fact that Motorola is now owned by Google, it isn’t all that surprising to see that the software used on the Moto G has been left mostly stock Android.

Doesn’t sound bad at all for a smartphone with an off-contract price of just $179 for the 8GB version or $199 for the 16GB model. The Motorola Moto G is set to go on sale later this week in Brazil and other parts of the world, but won’t find its way to the U.S. until some time in January.

Stay tuned, we will have a full review of the Motorola Moto G once we’re able to get our hands on one!