The Moto G is the best selling Android smartphone in Motorola’s history and, it’s no fluke because he Moto G seems to break a universal law, things that are cheap can’t be good. So how do you improve on a best-seller? With Motorola, it seems, incremental is the way to go — this is the new Moto G.
The display is bigger now at 5-inch (4.5-inch in the old Moto G) with IPS — for a wider viewing angle — and Gorilla Glass. Motorola has also swapped LCD for AMOLED but the display resolution remains the same at 720p which means the display’s PPI drops slightly from 326ppi on the old one to 293ppi on the new one. The other noticeable is the stereo front facing speaker and it is something we really like because now viewing videos and listening to music is much better thanks to sound that’s not muffled or directed away from you.
he biggest issue that everyone had with the old Moto G is the lack of storage both on board and expandable. In the new Moto G, while the on board storage remains unchanged (an option of 8 or 16GB), you now have a microSD card slot as well. Camera resolution is now 8MP from 5MP in the old version while at front there’s a 2MP sensor instead of 1.3MP in the previous Moto G
Other than that everything else remains unchanged, the device runs on stock Android (it’s KitKat now, Motorola says Android L will be available for the new Moto G), the processor is still the same 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 and there’s still 1GB of RAM. The battery capacity is the same as well at 2,070mAh, and the price in Malysia is very likely to remain unchanged as well, which is, just under RM700 when it is available here.