Motorola’s Moto G now official


The Moto G is now official and it packs more or less what we have been expecting and will go for a good low price too.

Motorola Moto G press image

Here are the specs at a glance:

  • Measurements: 129.9 x 65.9 x 6-11.6mm
  • Display: a 4.5 inch 720p (1280 x 720… 326ppi) display covered by Gorilla Glass 3
  • CPU: 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Cortex A7 Snapdragon 400 processor
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM. 8/16 GB of internal storage. Since this is a Google device don’t expect expandable storage as was the case with the Moto X. Google has bundled the device with 50 GB of free Google Drive storage.
  • Camera: a 5 megapixel main camera that is capable of recording 720p video backed by a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.
  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. No Android 4.4 KitKat goodness here but Google plans to update the device by January 2014
  • Battery: 2070 mAh.
  • It is available in black and white colours. The back cover is replaceable with other coloured covers available from Motorola.
  • Others: FM Radio support
  • It does not support LTE

The Moto G is available for just $179 off-contract in the US for the 8 GB version and $199 for the 16 GB version and will also be available through carriers. The device as expected is available on the international market and should be available in various markets with similar or slightly different pricing. It is available this week in Brazil and some select European countries like Spain and will be available in the US, the Middle East, India and other Asian countries later on in January. Some Asian countries and Canada will be getting the device sooner than the planned January release.

In some markets like the Chinese one and most Asian markets, a dual-SIM Moto G will be available.


The Moto G will also be available officially in Kenya and other African countries like Ghana, Tanzania and Nigeria according to Guy Kawasaki.


Source: Motorola


  1. Should I be happy that Motorolla thinks of coming back to Kenya after many years’ absence or just be indifferent for the same reason?

    • It’s big news. Be happy, it could mean alot since if this moves units locally then we should be in the loop for future Moto devices. I just hope even with our new crazy VAT the price will still be just right.

  2. The Moto G will be a wonderful choice for users in emerging markets because it is a affordable phone with so many good things.

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