Motorola Moto G, a quad-core smartphone for $179 unlocked (pictures)
The Motorola Moto G packs a 4.5-inch, 720p display, a quad-core processor, a colorful design, and a dirt-cheap $179 asking price.
Unveiled today in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Motorola Moto G has a 4.5-inch, 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a colourful body and a 5-megapixel camera. That's a pretty impressive lineup of specs for a phone that starts at only $179, SIM-free, for 8GB of storage.
The 16GB model will cost $199 and both will be hitting Brazil and parts of Europe, including the UK, from today. The US and other regions will see the phone in January next year.
The back of the phone is where you'll find the camera and speaker ports. Its subtle curve helps the make the phone feel very comfortable to hold and its 4.5-inch size shouldn't be too cumbersome for those of you with small hands who struggle with larger devices.
It has a 5-megapixel camera that includes functions such as HDR, burst shooting and panorama modes.
The phone will come in either 8GB or 16GB capacities. There's no microSD card support, so if you store a lot of music locally you should grab the larger size. Both phones come with 65GB of free Google Drive cloud storage for two years.
It's running on the, now slightly older, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but Motorola promises it'll be updated to the latest 4.4 KitKat in January. The interface is stock Android, so there are no awkward, clunky skins to get used to.