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Moto G2 to feature mostly the same innards, but will include an upgraded camera

The Motorola Moto G was introduced late last year as a low-cost (off-contract) smartphone. Offering up a 4.5” 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and 16GB of internal storage, the phone offered quite a bit of value for its $179 price tag. Motorola upped the ante in May by introducing an LTE version of the Moto G for $219.


Is this the new Moto G2?
 
Now, according to a new leak, the successor to the Moto G will be soon upon us. The so-called Moto G2 will reportedly retain its Snapdragon 400 processor and 720p screen resolution. However, the phone gains dual-SIM capabilities and an 8MP rear shooter (up from 5MP). It’s also possible that LTE functionality might be included at the $179 price point instead of the current $40 upsell.
 
In other Motorola news, the Moto X is currently be offering with up to $75 in instant discounts via the by using the code “MBXISMOT” on the Moto Maker website. The discount takes $50 off the price of 16GB model and $75 off 32GB and 64GB models. That means that the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB Moto X will now run you $299.99, $324.99, and $374.99 respectively.

The Moto X promotion expires on July 23.


Moto X

Sources: Phone Arena, Motorola Moto Maker



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RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 7/21/2014 1:43:13 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I'm thinking about getting one for my wife. She dropped her iPhone 5 (she was using a full case) about 5 months ago and the screen broke. I paid $50 to get a new screen from eBay and and fixed it myself.

Two months later...

She dropped it again. So I paid another $40 (prices dropped thankfully) and replaced the screen again. Was working fine for a few weeks, now the screen acts wonky sometimes and repeats the "A" key when she hits it.

I'm tempted to just buy her a cheap Moto G or a Moto E, given her propensity for accidents.


RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By hughlle on 7/21/2014 2:15:37 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe it was cheaper for a reason? let the fight inside your head commence.

Personally, i'd repair it or get her a new phone, but tell her that's it. My partner is of a kleptomaniacs dream, be it a zippo or an iphone, i had to put my foot down and say i'll help where i can but next ones on you. This is exactly why i have kept hold of my original HTC desire, emergency loan phone she knows she has to replace if lost (that and as old and obsolete as it is in the technology world, i love it)

History has rather taught me not to buy her expensive things of a pocketable size.


RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By Samus on 7/21/2014 2:15:45 PM , Rating: 3
I think that's why the industry loves iPhones, because carriers know it's a phone that most likely won't survive the length of your contract, and vendors know they'll have the opportunity to fix it.

It's just ridiculous how fragile they are. I'm still using a 4S and haven't broken it, but I remember when I got a iPhone 4 and heard it snap as I sat down just a week into owning it. The screen cracked right in my pocket.

When I compare this to the abuse I put a Galaxy SIII through (multiple drops, especially while taking photo's) it makes the Galaxy look like a tank. But it was overall a pretty crappy phone lol.


RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By MozeeToby on 7/21/2014 2:35:41 PM , Rating: 2
It's ironic that so many of the things that are universally perceived as high build quality increase the chance of damage in a fall. Light weight. Stiff frame. Monolithic construction. They all serve to transfer the force around the phone very efficiently.

The cheap, flexible plastic that the Galaxy phones have, on the other hand, flexes just a fraction of a millimeter. Enough to feel cheaper in the hand but also enough to cushion a blow just enough to keep the gorilla glass from shattering.


RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By aliasfox on 7/21/2014 2:30:20 PM , Rating: 2
At that rate, I'd just stock up on something like a Nokia 520/521 for $59. Maybe AT&T/T-Mobile/MS will give you a discount if you order in bulk?


RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By Reclaimer77 on 7/21/14, Rating: -1
RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By Vertigo2000 on 7/21/2014 4:55:17 PM , Rating: 2
lol... I bought my wife Nokia 520... one for myself too. The first brand new phones we ever bought. We just don't use our cells all that often, but still have a need for them on occassion. For the price I paid and for what we use them for, I think they're great.

I still love her and she still loves me. I think. No, she does. Definitely. Maybe. I'll look into it and get back to you.


RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By Reclaimer77 on 7/22/14, Rating: 0
RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By quiksilvr on 7/21/2014 5:24:32 PM , Rating: 2
Might I suggest getting her one of these to protect her phone from more drops:

http://img.designswan.com/2011/05/case/4.jpg


RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By JDHammer on 7/22/2014 12:46:28 PM , Rating: 2
hehe, i have a GS3 and a hard shell cover on the back and i've dropped it more than 10 times in the 2 year span i've had the phone and not one scratch on the screen. The hard shell cover is starting to dry rot and crack, other than that, the phone still looks new.

I wonder if Samsung used a different kind of glass than apple did?


“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads

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