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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 Mumrik on 7/21/2014 11:32:13 PM , Rating: 2
The G seems to have quality issues though. Mine sure does and my internet research seemed to indicate that they were surprisingly common problems:

1) A touchscreen that at times loses touch functionality. Mostly until you turn the display off and on again, other times for several minutes.

2) I let my phone run dry because I wasn't near a charger. It appears Motorola designed a phone that actually can't take that. It took me more than a week to get it back to life repeating complex recovery rituals (no, not just holding the power button for a few minutes) over and over again and trying differently rated chargers. Again, simply because the phone was allowed to run out of charge. They said they were going to fix this common battery issue with a software patch at some point. No idea if they did.

My experience makes me not want to get another Motorola phone.

RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By siberus on 7/22/2014 1:10:01 AM , Rating: 2
I know what you mean, before getting my nexus 5 i was stuck with a Canadian droid 3. 3ish months+/- after coming to Canada droid 4 comes out. droid 4 gets ics droid 3 gets stuck on ginger bread. When you buy a product and literally get 0 support it leaves a pretty nasty taste in your mouth. Also the Canadian variant of the droid 3 had slightly different internals from the American one so the community wasn't able to get working builds of ics or jellybean once they moved to kessex style roms.
The phone itself was built pretty sturdy dropped it a million times and worst it got were scuff marks. My keyboard didn't fair as well though, keys begun to not register which severely slowed down typing and forced me to embrace swype style software keyboards. I understand that Motorola has gotten better with support but at this point I'll never reward them with my money again. Learned my lesson.

RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By Reclaimer77 on 7/22/2014 9:49:07 AM , Rating: 3
Learned my lesson.

So you moved out of Canada? Cool!

RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By bug77 on 7/22/2014 4:14:17 AM , Rating: 2
My G has't lost touch sensitivity (yet). The only gripe I have, is the side buttons are protruding a tad too much and are a bit flimsy.
That aside, the grilles on the G2 should have been black. They used the same ones on the Moto E and they just don't fit in.

RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By themaster08 on 7/22/2014 6:10:42 AM , Rating: 2
I also have a Moto G, and have never experienced the touch sensitivity issue either.

I purchased the phone as a spur of the moment thing when the screen on my main phone at the time broke. To be perfectly honest I've been very impressed with the device so far and will be my main phone for the forseeable.

As much as it pains me to say this, as I do prefer Windows Phone over Android, the Moto G offers better value than its Nokia counterparts at the same price point in terms of specs and features. The lack of a camera flash on the low-end Nokia devices really annoys me.

RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By bug77 on 7/22/2014 7:02:44 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, the mere fact that I bought one (two actually) means it offered the most value. To me at least.
When I find something that this little thing won't run, but a G3 will, I may change my mind. Until then, I'm good.

RE: Enjoying my Moto G
By rpierce on 7/22/2014 1:52:14 PM , Rating: 2
I bought 4 Moto G phones 7 months ago. All 4 have worked great. The phone is responsive and I have never had a smartphone with better battery life.

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