The new Moto G (2nd Gen) specs, pricing, and availability now official [VIDEO]

Motorola Shells for Moto G

It’s happening! The follow up to Motorola’s most successful smartphone to date — the Motorola Moto G — is here and it’s aptly called, what else, but the “Moto G.” Why ruin a good thing? The idea behind the Moto G line is to provide consumers with quality smartphones that goes easy on the wallet without skimping on any user experience. Sadly, too often budget Android smartphones are stuck running old, outdated software or consist of older generations of premium smartphones that have long since been forgotten in the ever changing release cycle. The Moto G, however, is a breathe of fresh air in this regard. Offering a winning combination of hardware and user experience, Motorola plans on focusing their success with the Moto G towards connecting the next billion people.

Moto G 2014 Features

As mentioned above, the new Moto G focuses on user experience, bringing a slightly larger edge-to-edge 5-inch HD display to the table this time around, as well as stereo sound, thanks to the dual equipped speakers on the front and bottom of the phone. Just as before, the Moto G offers of plenty of customization options thanks to interchangeable shells. The new Moto G is packing that familiar Snapdragon 400 processor, all day battery life, an FM radio, and dual SIM support in certain regions. For the full list of hardware features, check out the specs below.

On the software side of things, Motorola continues to stick with their version of the pure Android experience, adding only small tweaks here and there to enhance the usual Android offerings. Motorola guarantees that the Moto G will receive at least one software update to Android L, launching sometime this fall.

Motorola’s software tweaks include touching anywhere on the screen to take a picture from inside the camera app, the contextually aware Motorola Assist app, as well as Motorola Migrate to help users make the switch to the Moto G, Trusted Devices for easy device security and unlocking, and Motorola’s safety application dubbed Motorola Alert.

Moto G 2014 Specs

  • Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 305 450MHz GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB & 16GB versions
  • Supports up to 32GB microSD
  • Dimensions: Height: 141.5mm Width: 70.7mm
  • Weight: 149 grams
  • 5.0” 720p IPS HD display at  720×1280 (294 ppi)
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2070 mAh battery (mixed usage up to 24 hours)
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP (4:3) 6 MP (16:9) (LED flash, 4x digital zoom, HDR, panorama, burst mode, slow motion)
  • Front Camera: 2 MP + 720p HD video
  • Water repellency
  • Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack
  • FM Radio
  • Dual SIM with Intelligent Calling
  • US GSM Model:
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)
  • Global GSM Model:
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

Moto G 2014 Pricing

Just like the original Moto G, the new Moto G (2014) will debut at a highly affordable $179.99 USD (8GB model), making Motorola’s latest offering quite temping for those looking for a wallet friendly smartphone.

Moto G 2014 Availability

Starting today, the new Moto G will be available unlocked and off contract from Motorola’s online store front as well as retailers in the US. International users will be happy to know that the Moto G also goes on sale today in India, France, UK, Brazil, Spain, and German residents can pick up a Moto G from Motorola’s German online store. Motorola hopes to have the Moto G in more than a dozen countries, with several carriers, by the end of this year.

If you’re looking for an exceptional smartphone at an exceptional price, the new Moto G might just be for you. Be sure to check out our official Moto G forums and stay tuned to Phandroid.com for additional Moto G news and resources.

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  • atat

    Not fond of the screen size going up and hopefully the camera is significantly better. But for what you get at this price point, hard to complain.

  • ronk2010

    Sounds good. I’m going to surprise my wife with one.

  • digiblur

    Wonder if they will do a LTE variant as well like they did with the previous Moto G? Hard to buy a phone and have no LTE to use in this day. Nice to be able to pick whether you want to use HSPA or LTE.

  • Itchy_Robot

    Damn, Motorola is killing it. These prices and specs make the other manufacturers look silly.