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 Motorola Moto G Second Gen Available now
5th September 2014

The original Moto G launched last year, and it was quite a success for Motorola, being a great value but still pretty powerful Android phone. The new Motorola Moto G (also called the Moto G Second Generation) takes that formula and improves on it, coming out with a device that really does look very compelling.

The old Moto G had a 4.5" 720p display, the new Moto G has a 5.0" panel of the same resolution. One the back is an 8 megapixel camera with a 2 megapixel one on the front. Inside is a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU with 1GB of RAM, and the new Moto G is available in either single-SIM or dual-SIM configurations with 8GB or 16GB of storage plus a microSD slot (depending on market). The operating system is Android 4.4 and is pretty much a pure implementation of Android without any custom skins.

 Motorola Moto G shells There's no mention of an LTE version at present, but pretty much everything else you'd expect on an Android smartphone is here. The compelling part is the price, costing €199 in Germany and $180 in the US with other markets coming very soon. The new Moto G certainly looks more expensive than it actually is.

On the subject of looks, the new Moto G has a range of interchangeable backs and come in black and white colours. Although it's hardly a beautiful device, it certainly looks quite smart. We expect that the new Moto G will be quite popular, especially for customers who buy unlocked SIM-free phones.

The new Moto G is on sale today in the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Brazil and India with availability in more than a dozen countries slated by the end of the year.

Motorola Moto G (2nd Generation) at a glance


September 2014


GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

UMTS 850 / 1900 / 2100 or

UMTS 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 or

UMTS 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100


GPRS + EDGE + UMTS (3G) + HSPA+ + WiFi


5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels


8 megapixels (main)

2 megapixels (sub)


Medium smartphone

142 x 71 x 11mm / 149 grams


Yes (4.0)

Internal memory:

8GB or 16GB

Memory card:



1.2GHz quad-core






Yes (plus GLONASS)


Android 4.4

Battery life:

Not specified (2070 mAh cell)

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