Mobile Phones: Motorola Moto G
News & Reviews: Motorola Moto G
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Fans of Motorola? Lenovo will be having an event on June 9, where they are expected to launch their new line of Moto products. Among the products, we may be seeing the new 4th generation Motorola Moto G, as replacement panels of the smartphone are already on sale, even before the units are out.
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2014
After months of wondering what L starting dessert would be used for the next Android L, Google have finally and officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop. Unlike previous updates, there are a number of huge upgrades to the mobile operating system and this includes a flatter Material Design look and feel and a new 64-bit compiler. Notifications are now floating in a Google Now-like card based system and they are both actionable as well as drop down. The 64-bit compiler will move from the previous Dalvik compiler to a more efficient ART compiler, which promises equal performance across all types of processors. The new ART compiler also promises nearly double the performance for some systems resulting in faster load times and performance along with support for larger than 3GB of RAM.
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2014
According to it's distributor Brightstar, the Motorola Moto G LTE smartphone will be coming to Malaysia as soon as 11 July 2014 (this Friday). The smartphone will have the same tech specs as the Motorola Moto G except that it has 8GB of storage along with support for 4G LTE connectivity. Pricing is expected to be at RM799 which is just RM1 less than the RM798 priced 16GB Motorola Moto G. This would mean that the tech specs for the Moto G LTE would include a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, support for a microSD, a 4.5-inch display with 720p pixel resolution, 5MP rear camera and 2070 mAh battery. Accessories such as the Flip cover will go for RM129 while the Cover Shell will sell for RM69.
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2014
The age of 64-bit smartphones is upon us as a Samsung smartphone featuring the model number SM-G510F was recently seen at GFXBench packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 which is one of the new range of 64-bit processors and chipsets from Qualcomm. These tech specs include a 4-inch display with 540 x 960 pixel resolution, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The benchmark reveals performance on par or better than the Motorola Moto G, which could indicate this is a smartphone meant for the masses and not the midrange. No news on Malaysia release dates, pricing or even a name yet so stay tuned and we'll keep you posted.
Last Updated: May 15, 2014
Motorola has also announced the Motorola Moto G Ferrari Edition but just for Mexico for now. Priced at 4999 pesos (RM1249) the smartphone is basically a Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE packing 16GB of storage. Other tech specs and features are the same as the newly announced Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE including the quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB RAM, 4.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, 5MP rear camera and Android 4.4 Kitkat. The only difference here is a kevlar back casing with Ferrari branding on the front and back. While it will be available in Mexico from June 2014 there is no information on Malaysia release dates or pricing. If it does come here in Malaysia, it will likely be through third-party sellers for now.
Last Updated: May 14, 2014
Following the OPPO R1s, the Motorola Moto G is also getting a 4G LTE refresh with the official announcement of the Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE. So far, there aren't any plans to name this version any differently than the existing Moto G, but it will come with some additional tech specs and features. The most notable of these is support for 4G LTE along with support for up to 32GB of microSD flash memory. The pricing for the Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE is also different and is set at $219 (RM706). No news on Malaysia release dates or pricing just yet, but we expect this smartphone to appear soon, or at least in the coming weeks. The original Moto G is expected to continue being sold for more or less the same price tag.
Last Updated: May 12, 2014
Coming courtesy of a retailer in Brazil, the Motorola Moto E has been more or less confirmed, complete with leaked tech specs and pictures. Again, there isn't much mention of any pricing but many are expecting it to be less than the Motorola Moto G which at around RM625 is already quite affordable for the tech specs it offers. No news on Malaysia release dates but with both the Motorola Moto G and Moto X already available, it seems like just a matter of time until Malaysia also gets the Moto E as well. Check out the tech specs and pictures below:
- 1.2GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 4GB of internal memory + up to 32GB microSD
- 4.3-inch display (720 x 1280 pixel resolution)
- 5MP rear camera
- 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm |140 grams
- Supports 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi
- 1980 mAh battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2014
Motorola's line of Moto smartphone like the Moto G and the Moto X have been designed to offer the best optimized performance despite rather lower-end hardware which is why it is great news that we'll soon be getting both here in Malaysia. The Motorola Moto X Malaysia pricing will begin from RM1499 which is a great price considering the 10MP Clear Pixel camera and Always On feature. Too bad there probably won't be Moto Maker customization but we hope that the wooden back casings will make it here somehow. No exact Malaysia release dates were available but stay tuned for more information.
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2014
While it may be one of the most affordable smartphones around, the Motorola Moto G has one large shortcoming in that it can't support LTE. However this may change as rumours indicate a Moto G LTE and Moto G Ferrari could be coming soon. Tech specs for the Moto G LTE should not differ too much from the Moto G but it could see a higher pricing of $260 (RM844) with a possible release date in Mexico sometime in June 2014. The Motorola Moto G Ferrari on the other hand could just be a Moto G with Ferrari colours (red and black) and branding but this should be cool as well.