Motorola has done a good job of ignoring the UK and other international markets over the past couple of years, while the company went through some changes, not least being acquired by Google. Now, following on from the US-only Moto X, Motorola has announced the Moto G, which it will be selling in the UK.
So what’s it like? Well, it’s not the Moto X, and it’s not a high-end Android phone either, but it could still have quite an impact. First, let’s look at the specs. The Moto G has a 4.5-inch touchscreen which has a 720p resolution, and is powered by a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, which runs at 1.2GHz.
Android 4.3 is installed, and Motorola will be pushing Android KitKat to the Moto G before January 2014, which is great news. Even better, Motorola hasn’t covered the Moto G in a custom UI, preferring to leave it standard. There’s a 5-megapixel camera on the back of the device, and a 1.3-megapixel camera above the screen.
Owners will be able to customise the look of their Moto G, as it’ll be selling “Shells” in different colours, flip cases, and very bright bumpers. Other features include 3G connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and a battery strong enough to last the day.
The Moto G, then, is a solid sounding Android phone, but the real surprise is the price, which is around £130 without a contract. That’s evidence of Motorola (and Google) on a mission, and if the Moto G’s a good phone, it could be a real winner. The phone is due to go on sale in the UK before the end of the month.