Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Moto G, seems quite impressive

I have recently been discussing phones with a few friends, and there were some who really seemed to like the MotoG. I explored a bit and found that the specifications are quite awesome for the price. Imagine the below, lifted from FlipKart:

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GENERAL FEATURES
In the Box Headset, User Manual, Handset with Inbuilt Battery, Charger, Battery Door
Brand Motorola
Model Name Moto G
Model ID XT1033
Form Bar
SIM Size Micro SIM
SIM Type Dual SIM, GSM + GSM, (Dual Standby)
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Call Features Loudspeaker
Handset Color Black
Platform
Operating Freq GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad Core
Graphics Adreno 305, 450 MHz Single Core
Display
Type IPS LCD
Size 4.5 Inches
Resolution HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Color 16 M
Other Display Features Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Camera
Primary Camera Yes, 5 Megapixel
Secondary Camera Yes, 1.3 Megapixel
Flash LED
Video Recording Yes, 720 x 1280, 30 fps
HD Recording HD
Zoom Digital Zoom - 4x
Other Camera Features Auto Focus, Slow Motion Video, Burst Mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Tap to Focus
Dimensions
Size 65.9x129.9x11.6 mm
Weight 140 g
Battery
Type 2070 mAh
Memory and Storage
Internal 16 GB
Memory 1 GB RAM
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser Android
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G Yes, 21.1 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering Wi-fi Hotspot
Navigation Technology GPS, GLONASS, with Google Maps
Bluetooth Yes, v4
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Multimedia
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3
Video Player Yes, Supports MP4, VC1, H.264, WMV9, DivX, HD
FM Yes
Other Features
SAR Value At the Head - 1.35 W/Kg, At the Body - 1.06 W/Kg
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Yes
Sensors Magnetometer, Proximity Sensor, Hall Effect Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer
Additional Features Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Embedded Battery Type, Notification LED
Warranty
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
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I think that for a price of Rs. 13999, this is a fair deal. They also have an 8 GB version worth Rs. 12499.

I also see some other Motorola versions that are value for money. Check out the MotoE, which is out of stock most of the time. It has very good specifications and even comes with the latest Android version, that is the KitKat.

If you like any of these, please click below. Unfortunately, MotoE is out of stock most of the time.


UPDATE:  Bought a Moto G for my sister. Got it delivered on the third day. So far it is performing quite well. The only sad part is the prices dropped in a week after I ordered it. Right now it is 2K lesser than when I ordered, but I guess Xiomi Mi3 would have caused that.