The new Moto G effectively is a minor refresh as the SoC, battery, RAM, WiFi, and most other features. However, the display is now larger at 5" size but is still a 720p resolution. The camera is now an 8 megapixel sensor, and the Moto G also gets dual front facing stereo speakers.There's also TV support for Brazil and a microSD card slot. We also see a new flip case designed for the front facing speakers but the design is mostly unchanged.

While this is a mostly incremental release, Motorola revealed some surprising data in comparisons between the Moto G and flagship Android phones. In practice, the light skin on the Moto G makes the phone noticeably faster than some flagship smartphones at some standard smartphone tasks. This is far from a small difference either, as we're looking at differences as great as .8 seconds, as seen below.

Motorola also emphasized features designed specifically for developing markets, which include Motorola Alert, Motorola Assist, and Dual SIM intelligent calling. The new Moto G is available today for 179.99 USD unlocked on Motorola's website. It will also be available in India, France, UK, Brazil, Spain, and on Motorola Germany's website. It will be available in more than a dozen countries and through several carrier partners by the end of the year.

Source: Motorola

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  • thevoiceofreason - Friday, September 5, 2014 - link

    I returned Nexus 5 and got Moto G simply because it was too cumbersome to use the former one-handed. Looks like I might want to hold on to the original Moto G a while longer. Reply
  • jjj - Friday, September 5, 2014 - link

    They fixed the main problems (SD and cam) but the SoC is the weak spot now that A53 is here.If they had the 410 it would be so much better.
    In the end it is a big upgrade ,going from 4.5 inch to 5 inch and fixing some problems while keeping the price is a big deal considering the target audience. They also should keep selling the G1 since many bought it for wives and girlfriends due to it's smaller size.
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  • apertotes - Friday, September 5, 2014 - link

    This and the new Z3 Compact are the only exciting android phones nowadays. Reply
  • semo - Friday, September 5, 2014 - link

    One is huge but somewhat affordable and the other one is smaller but not so affordable. I spot a niche! Reply
  • teldar - Saturday, September 6, 2014 - link

    Don't know that I agree. I bought the One Plus One and it is excellent. Reply
  • marc1000 - Monday, September 8, 2014 - link

    Actually, I'm happy they kept the same SOC. I prefer the 4.5 size screen, and will not buy any 5" soon, so this means my current moto G will have the same "good enough" performance for some more time.

    BTW, the first line on the article seems to be missing some words: "The new Moto G effectively is a minor refresh as the SoC, battery, RAM, WiFi, and most other features."
    Reply
  • mohsin1994 - Monday, September 8, 2014 - link

    here is some good specs explained by someone i found on internet :)

    http://gadgetsalert.com/moto-g-second-generation-s...
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