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Moto G smartphone to be sold at just £135 off contract

by Mark Tyson on 5 November 2013, 11:10

Tags: Motorola (NYSE:MSI), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), PC

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While the well regarded Motorola Moto X smartphone is yet to make it to British shores it looks like we have a budget-priced consolation handset on its way very shortly. The Moto G, which Pocket Lint refers to as a budget version of the Moto X, will be launched at an event in London on Wednesday 13th November.

People bandy about the word ‘budget’ very easily but I would say that the Moto G really lives up to the true meaning of this word as a previously leaked Phones4U promo card featuring this smartphone prices this new blower at just £134.95 off contract.

You can see the teaser site for the Moto G here, but that reveals little but the launch date of 13th November. The most interesting details come from the Phones 4U promo card which you can see above, from which I have distilled the specs, below.

Motorola Moto G specs

  • Processor: Qualcomm made 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
  • Screen: 4.5" 720p edge-to-edge display protected by Gorilla Glass
  • Cameras: 5-megapixel rear facing camera capable of 720p recording with 1.3-megapixel front facing cam
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+ (but no 4G)
  • Storage: 8GB
  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Interchangeable back cover options

The ‘tipster’ who provided GSM Arena with the Phones4U promo card said the price will be £134.95 off contract. Also the battery quoted as being a “long life battery” within the advert is said to have an actual capacity of 1,950mAh.

It’s a little over a week away until the official reveal when we should get the full specifications of this new budget smartphone. I am particularly interested to find out how much this phone has in common with the Moto X on the software side of things, if it will be able to offer the touch-free gesture recognition and always-on voice command experience. Also how much storage is left for users with that tight sounding 8GB onboard storage space and likely lack of expandability?

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Those are some pretty decent specs for such a cheap phone.
Looks really good at that price
I quite dislike phones without expandable storage due to my data cap being restrictive at 500mb/month but that phone looks like great spec's for £135 without contract.
Hopefully when announced it won't have shot up in price.
I like the look of it, I don't ‘need’ the nexus 5 specs (not to say I don't like it as I do) as I mainly use my mobile as a phone with the odd bit of browsing and sat nav if necessary.

So depending on what cpu/gpu combo and ram (this is the important part) it might be a nice option to consider with my sim only deal…
No Micro SD ?
It would have been better if the 5Mpx camera was 8Mpx