The Motorola Moto G has been announced, it is an exceptional phone with an exceptional price tag of $179 (for 8GB storage option) in the US (without contract). The handset will hit Middle east, Asia, India and the US in Jan 2014.

The Moto G is an affordable smartphone that also comes with water resistant coating. The hardware as well as the outer body is coated with some waterproof chemical that makes it water resistant up to a certain depth.

The handset is powered by quad core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 cortex A7 clocked at 1.2GHz with Adreno 305 GPU. The screen is 4.5 inches supporting 1280×720 pixels resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

On board RAM is 1GB and internal storage space is 8GB or 16GB (optional). There is no external storage card support. A 1.3MP camera is placed on the front and 5MP AF on the rear with LED flash. This handset can record videos in 720p (HD) resolution at 30 fps.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS comes pre-loaded and the good part is that the Moto G will get the Android 4.4 Kit Kat upgrade. Other common features are 3G, 2G (GPRS/EDGE), Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS. There is proximity, accelerometer and magnetic sensors.

Motorola Moto G quad core affordable handset

Motorola Moto G colors

Moto G weighs around 143 grams and is 11.6mm thick. The Li-ion battery of 2070 mAh capacity gives a usage time of up to 24 hours with moderate to heavy usage. The Motorola G handset with several customization option (shell color, flip shells etc) and dual SIM (in selected countries) / Single SIM variants is expected to hit the store in Jan 2014.

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