Moto G

Moto G
Exceptional phone, Exceptional price
Compactible networks
GSM Model:
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Global GSM Model:
UMTS/HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
US GSM Model:
UMTS/HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)
Asia GSM Model:
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100 MHz)
US LTE Model (XT1045):
UMTS (850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 17 (1900, 1700, 850, 700 MHz)
European LTE Model (XT1039):
UMTS (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20 (800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz)
Brazil LTE Model (XT1040):
UMTS (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE Bands 4, 7, 17 (1700, 2600, 700 MHz)
CDMA Model:
CDMA/EVDO Rev A (850, 1900 MHz)
First released
November 13, 2013
129.9 mm (5.11 in) H
65.9 mm (2.59 in) W
11.6 mm (0.46 in) D
143 g (5.0 oz)
Operating system
Android Jelly Bean 4.3 (Upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop)
1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7
Adreno 305
1 GB of RAM
8 GB or 16 GB
Removable storage
Yes on LTE model
Lithium-Ion 2,070 mAh (Non-removable)
4.50 in (114 mm) vertical LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1280×720 px (329 ppi)
Rear camera
5 MP with LED flash and Touch Focus
Front camera
1.3 MP
GPS / GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB
Moto G is an Android smartphone developed and manufactured by Motorola Mobility. Unveiled on 13 November 2013, the phone was initially aimed at emerging markets, although it is also available in developed markets as a low-price option.
Moto G 2013 preview
After six months on the market, the Moto G is Motorola's best-selling smartphone ever, and is the top selling phone in Mexico and Brazil.


The phone features a 4.5 inch LCD IPS screen, the Google Android Kitkat 4.4 operating system and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz.
The phone is closely related to the Moto X that was released three months prior, although there are some key differences despite their similar appearances. The Moto G is not able to have active notifications, quick capture, and touchless control like the Moto X due to the Moto X using a special processor that would be cost-prohibitive for the Moto G. In addition, unlike the Moto X, the Moto G has a removable back cover so that users can customize the phone in whatever color they want; although the Moto X has its online MotoMaker that also allows the user to customize their phone, the casing on it is permanent instead of interchangeable like the Moto G.
The original Moto G, due to a lack of adoption of 4G in emerging markets, did not support LTE. On 13 May 2014, Motorola unveiled an updated variant of the phone, the Moto G 4G LTE, which added LTE support, a gyroscope, and a MicroSD card slot which is compatible with cards up to 32 GB. Some early problems with speed class 10 cards have been solved with the latest Android version 4.4.4. The back cover must be removed to access the micro-SIM slot(s) and the microSD card slot.


The Moto G was released first in Brazil and some parts of Europe. It was released in Canada and United States on 22 November 2013 and 2 December 2013 respectively. The Moto G Google Play edition is a global GSM model available unlocked from Google Play. In the United States, the Moto G is available for Verizon, Republic Wireless, Boost Mobile, Sprint (Sprint Prepaid), Cricket Wireless, U.S. Cellular, StraightTalk and Consumer Cellular customers. Moto G was released in India on 6 February 2014 in an exclusive deal with Indian e-commerce company Flipkart.


Alternate Designations
CDMA Version
XT1028 for Verizon, XT937C for TracFone
XT1008 for Moto G Forte
XT1035 on FCC
AWS Version
XT939G for TracFone
Wind Mobile in Canada distribute an AWS version that appears to be using a modified XT1032 baseband.

4G LTE variants

All 4G LTE variants have 8 GB storage and microSD card slot - up to 32 GB.
4G LTE bands
EU, UK, Spain, Germany, Australia, Brazil
1, 3, 7, 8, 20 (800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz)
Brazil, Latin America, Puerto Rico, Canada
United States
Peru, United States
2, 4, 5, 17 (700, 850, 1700, 1900 MHz)

Critical reception

  • Digital Trends - Editor’s Choice Award
  • IT Pro Portal – Best Buy Award
  • Trusted Reviews - Product of the Year at the 2013 TrustedReviews Awards
  • Trusted Reviews – Best Phone Under £250 of 2013
  • Expert Reviews – Best budget smartphone up to February 2014
  • PC Advisor – Best budget smartphone up to May 2014

2014 Moto G (2nd generation)

Main article: Moto G (2nd generation)
Motorola launched the New Moto G, the successor of the Moto G. The New Moto G has 1.2 GHz processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB RAM, internal storage of 16GB with microSD card slot (supports expandable storage of up to 32 GB). Motorola has also improved the camera from 5 megapixels to 8 megapixels and the front facing camera is 2 megapixels (previously, 1.3 megapixels). The new Moto G has stereo speakers above and below the display. The new Moto G was launched in India on Flipkart in the first week of September.

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Last updated on 8 November 2014 at 14:40.


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