The budget smartphone, Moto G, will launch in the UK, unlike its premium brother, the Moto X. Motorola has confirmed that it will launch on the 13th November and looks set to take on the budget smartphone bracket.
The UK hasn’t seen nor heard much of Motorola since their acquisition by Google. What we have heard we’ve had to glean by eavesdropping on their US releases. The Moto X looked a really quite decent phone, but it was only released in the US, and there were fears that the rumoured Moto G budget smartphone would follow a similar path. However, these rumours have been quashed, and it has basically been announced that the device will hit UK shelves, and sooner than most right-minded people would have expected.
It has a 1.2GHz quad core processor but we’re not yet sure how much RAM will be packed inside. It also has 8GB internal storage and both a 5mp rear camera and 1.3mp front facing camera. It won’t run Kit-Kat but will offer Android 4.3 JellyBean which is still impressive enough. The screen is 4.5” so a decent size, and has a 1,280 x 720 resolution, so all in all it’s really quite a reasonable phone. It’s made all the more reasonable by the apparent price tag – £135.
The low price means that it will be going head to head with phones lie the Lumia 520 and a number of others, but these specs would put it out in front in terms of quality on paper. It is thought that Google has made the move in a bid to try and push Android as an operating system that is especially well suited to life on budget smartphones. The Moto G will launch on 13th November, so less than a week to wait now.