If the 3rd gen Moto G looks underwhelming, Motorola is giving it a much needed boost with the new Turbo Edition. It has the same 5″ size but gets notable upgrades to qualify as a decent mid-range smart phone.
Instead of a Snapdragon 410 processor, the Moto G Turbo Edition gets bumped up with a Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core unit with 2GB of RAM. While the display size remains unchanged, it pushes a higher Full HD resolution, giving a flagship class screen clarity. On-board it still gets 16GB of storage which is also expandable. The camera set up is the same as the standard Moto G with a 13MP f/2.0 main camera and a front facing f/2.2 unit.
Connectivity wise, there’s 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE support and it also packs a 2,470mAh capacity battery. To protect itself from accidental splashes, the Moto G Turbo Edition has IP67 water/dust resistance as well. Similar to Nexus devices, it runs on stock Android with version 5.1.1 Lollipop. At the time being, it is going on sale in Mexico for US$283, which is about RM1,238. If you prefer something bigger, there’s the Moto X Play which has just passed our local SIRIM certification.