Budget smartphone market is ripe in India, with Asian OEMs taking a considerable chunk of market share by solely relying on cheap Android Phone sales. New smartphone users on a budget just want to get a taste of Android, while the veterans know that performance on these cheap phones are not satisfactory and try to stay away from them.
Motorola’s Moto G is trying to prove that budget Android Phones do not need to compromise on quality. Moto G takes design cues from it’s premium (costlier) sibling, the Moto X. It has good looks and reviews also state a very good build quality. It runs an almost clean version of Android 4.3 KitKat (Upgradeable to Android 4.4), with no bloatware, or fancy custom skin.
If you are interested in specifications, it is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and Adreno 305 GPU. The 4.5 inch display has 720p resolution. In terms of memory it contains 1GB RAM and 8 or 16GB internal storage. Surprisingly there is no expandable memory option. It has a 5MP rear camera which is capable of capturing 720p videos and 1.3MP front camera for video calling. The battery has a capacity of 2070mAh.
Even if the specs didn’t give you enough reason to consider the phone, the price should surely draw an expression of surprise. Moto G has been launched in India for only Rs. 12,499 for the 8GB variant and Rs.13,999 for the 16GB one.
Flipkart.com, India’s largest online retailer is having exclusive rights to Moto G for the next three weeks, and is offering discounts, such as 70% off on Moto G accessories, Rs.1000 discount on clothes, and a chance to win store credits equal to price of Moto G. The offers are valid for launch day purchase only. Unfortunately, both the variants went out of stock within one hour from launch and we are not sure if stocks will be updated while the offer lasts.