Motorola may have only just returned to Australia, ready with its “X” phone for consumers, but the company isn’t stopping there, with two phones hitting shelves this week.
Fresh from its return to our little part of the world, Motorola’s G is going 4G for people keen for a taste of the mid-range, while also offering something a touch closer to the budget end of the spectrum in another handset.
The G series phone is a little like the company’s X, except with a few less features and a slightly smaller screen. There’s a similar body, but with a 4.5 inch 720p screen, compared to the Moto X’s 4.7 inch 720p display.
Technically, this means the pixel clarity should be slightly better on the Moto G, though not by much, and the rest of the specs aren’t in the same league, with only a 5 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB RAM, and a 1.2GHz processor, but there is now 4G added to it for some of those decent speeds.
Pricing for this handset comes in at $299, but if you don’t need the 4G LTE and can live with 3G, you’ll find a saving of $50 with the 3G Moto G still in stores for $249.
Also new to the table is the Moto E, and this looks to be Motorola’s budget offering.
It’s not the same phone as the G, with a 4.3 inch display set to 960×540 or “qHD” as we call it, 4GB storage, a microSD slot for expanding that, 1GB RAM, a dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 5 megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.4.2 “KitKat” sitting here ready for action.
There’s no 4G, though, so you’ll be stuck with 3G, but with a contract-free outright price of $179, it might just be good enough for people with not much to spend.
Both handsets should be found in stores across Australia from this week.