Moto G2: The next gen, expensive cousin of Moto G

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The one factor that won it for Motorola when it came to the Moto G may not be there for the Moto G2 (or G+1), the affordability. Moto G wowed the buyers with its attractive price tag, achieved brilliantly by good marketing and sales strategy. The Moto G2 is rumored to be priced at RS 20,500 while the Moto G was priced at Rs 12,499 and Rs 13,999 for the 8GB and 16GB version respectively on launch. But will the tech specs justify the price tag? Let’s compare the specifications

Specs

Moto G

Moto G2

Display 4.5 inch 720p HD 5 inch 720p HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad Core Snapdragon 400 chipset with Cortex 1.2GHz Cortex A7 CPU
RAM 1GB 1GB
Video Processor Adreno 305 GPU Adreno 305 GPU
Camera 5MP Primary (front), 1.3MP (rear) 8MP (front), 2MP (rear)
Android version 4.4 Kitkat 4.4.4 Kitkat
Internal Storage 8GB, 16GB (no expansion) 8GB

One wonders whether an extra half-inch and 3 MP extra in the front camera is worth the extra Rs 6,500 that one will be paying if the rumored price is accurate.

The Xiaomi Mi 3 offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB 2.3GHz processor with Adreno 330 450MHz GPU, both of which are better that the specs of G2 and a 13MP camera, for a price of Rs 13,999. Of course, the fact that it is rarer than Platinum is another story but the price tag of Mi 3 makes it that attractive. Although, knowing Motorola recent form one can expect them to pleasantly surprise us with the price of Moto G2 or G+1, come September 10.

  • Arka

    Mixed up the primary and secondary camera spec.

  • dido

    1GB and no data expansion. No thanks.