- 06 Oct 15
Motorola’s new smartphone has roared onto the market. There’s not much to distinguish it from the previous Moto G 4G, at least on a surface level. The phone’s design and 5-inch screen, sporting a 1,280x720 HD resolution is deja vu. Visual changes include
a rainbow coalition of back-plates (lime green, navy blue, wine red, etc.) and a supposedly waterproof frame (test it in a bathtub at your peril).
In terms of mechanics, there are new tweaks to this high quality, reasonably low priced, device. The latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is the operating system of choice. A 1.2GHz quad-core processor is the headline act; with 1GB of RAM in support. Motorola has widened options on the camera through a f/2 lens that switches between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. Moto G 4G had a single flash; this device gets a dual one.
The absence of Moto G 4G’s stereo speakers, however, is not something we wanted to hear.