Saturday 6 September 2014

New Moto G goes on sale at Flipkart for INR 12,999

As promised, Indian e-retailer Flipkart has started selling the new Moto G smartphone in the country. The phone can now be ordered from the retailer in white or black colour options and carries a price-tag of INR 12,999.

Originally unveiled on Friday, the second-generation Moto G sports a 5-inch display with 1280x720p resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone is powered by 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and packs 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and microSD card slot.

The new Moto G also includes a microSD card slot capable of housing up to 32GB of external storage and dual-SIM card support. On the connectivity front, Motorola has housed 3G support, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS and Glonass on the smartphone.

Moto G successor also comes with an 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front shooter and 2070 mAH battery. The phone runs on Android 4.4.4 and will come pre-loaded with Motorola enhancements like Moto Assist, Moto Migrate, Moto Alert as well as Intelligent Calling.

The company has also made the phone customisable, so like its predecessor, you can pop-in colourful Motorola Shells (Back covers) as per your taste. Motorola will be selling the Moto G shells in Lime, Turquoise, Cherry, Chaulk, Licorice, Violet and Royal Blue colours. These will be priced at INR 800 each. Motorola is also offering official flip covers for the phone for INR 1,700 each in the same colours as the Motorola Shells.

The new smartphone might not pack a whole lot of improvements over the original Moto G but the phone is still a worthy successor to Motorola’s most selling smartphone till date. During my brief usage of the phone during the launch event, I found it to be nicely made and it felt solid in hand. The overall performance was decent and there was no lag during normal usage. I will be detailing my first impressions of the smartphone in a separate report.

As per the import data present on, Flipkart has imported over 140,000 units of the phone. So, you should have no issue in buying the phone, however compared to Black, White units are less.

Launch day offers: For the next 24 hours, everyone who buys the new Moto G buyers will get the following goodies:

Chance to get 100pc cashback via lucky draw
Extra 35 percent discount on shopping via Myntra app
Flats 50 percent discount on Moto G cases and covers
Discounts worth INR 6,000 on shopping via Flipkart
Free pre-selected e-Books worth INR 1,000

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