The Moto G – All you need to know

The Moto G   All you need to know

Motorola have been quiet for some time. Quiet, that is, in the high street. I can’t remember the last time I saw a Motorola device in someones hand, so the Moto G announcement was one to watch.

It has Android 4.3, quad-core CPU, changable rear covers, an “all-day battery” and a 4.5″ HD display. Not only that, but it’s RUDDY CHEAP. At £135 for a SIM-free, unlocked handset, it’s bargain-basement territory from a known brand. This is the budget Moto X that was promised

But wait. You can actually get it even cheaper. Phones 4u have given us their prices, and you can get it for just £119.95 on a Pay as you Go plan when you buy £10 of airtime. That’s a total of £129.95.

Already on Pay As You Go? You can upgrade from £99.95 or, if you fancy a contract instead, you can get the phone free on an £11 per-month plan (100 minutes, unlimited texts, no internet though). Oh, and they’re also giving you a free £5 Google Play voucher if you buy between the 6th and 13th of December.

We should, however, point out that there’s a couple Moto G handsets (and neither do 4G) – the 8GB and the 16GB version. Expect to pay a little more for the latter. The 16GB to buy from Phones 4u on Pay As You Go is £149.95 (when bought with £10 airtime, so £159.95 total). Oh and don’t forget, there’s no microSD card slot.

Inside, as you’ll no doubt know by now, it’s powered by Android and has a 5 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS / GLONASS and that screen is a 4.5″ 1280×720 HD 329 ppi unit. The phone is just 6mm at its thinnest point and is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8x26 quad-core A7 1.2GHz CPU with an Adreno 305 450MHz GPU. There’s a 2070 mAh battery and those nifty swappable rear panels to give your handset an individual look.

Sure, there’s no chance of getting 32GB of storage, but for less than £160 for 16GB and a decent spec list, it’s not half bad. We can’t wait to get our hands on one, but until then, here’s a huge gallery of pictures to feast your eyes on.

All the press release details from both Motorola and Phones 4u are below for your delectation..