The Indian arm of American technology major Motorola Mobility has reportedly re-launched the first generation Moto G and Moto X in the subcontinent via Flipkart, with substantial price cuts.
This move by the e-retailer is seen as a result of the American company announcing Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Moto series devices.
Soon after Google unveiled the new OS, Motorola confirmed the release of the candy-flavoured OS to Moto X (Gen 2. and Gen 1.), Moto G (Gen 2. and Gen 1.), Moto G with 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini later this year.
Despite being old in the market, both Moto G and Moto X have enough tricks up their sleeves and - with Android Lollipop confirmed to get released to these devices - they are smart buys for price-sensitive middle class and tech savvy working class youth, who are looking for budget and affordable mid-range phones.
That's not all; Flipkart is not done with the Big Billion Day sale. The company, as a precursor to upcoming Diwali, has kick-started 'Electronics Mela'. It has slashed 10 percent price on Moto E as well. The phone now costs ₹6,299.
Key specifications of Motorola Moto G (Gen 1.), Moto X (Gen 1.) and Moto E:
|Models||Motorola Moto G (Gen 1.)||Motorola Moto X (Gen 1.)||Motorola Moto E|
|Display||4.5-inch HD (1270x720p) LCD screen with 329 ppi (pixels per inch), comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield.||4.7-inch AMOLED (RGB) screen with HD 720p display resolutions,Pixel density : 316 ppi||4.3-inch qHD (960x540p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3Pixel density : 256 ppi|
|OS||Android v4.4.4 KitKat (Android 5.0 Lollipop guaranteed)||Android v4.4.4 KitKat (Android 5.0 Lollipop guaranteed)||Android v4.4.4 KitKat (Android 5.0 Lollipop guaranteed)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed||1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core CPU with one natural language processor core and a contextual processor core(custom Motorola X8 Mobile computing system architecture)||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series dual-core CPU|
|GPU||Adreno 305||Adreno 320 (four-cores) graphics engine||400MHz Adreno 302 GPU|
|Storage capacity||8GB/16 GB variants ( no microSD card slot)||16 GB (non-expandable)||4GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flashFront: 1.3-megapixel camera||Main: 10.0-megapixel CLEAR PIXEL (RGBC) camera, LED flash,Full HD 1080p video recordingFront: 2.0-megapixel camera with full HD 1080p video recording ability||Main: 5.0-megapixel camera (no flash)Front : no camera|
|Network||2,070 mAh||2200 mAh||1980 mAh (Li-Ion);Can provide power for close to 24 hours under mixed media usage|
|Add-ons||Water-repellent coating, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0, USB, GPS||Water-repellent body coating, Bluetooth v4.0 LE + EDR, USB v2.0, Wi-Fi :802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac (dual band capability), GPRS, EDGE||Dual-SIM slots (micro), Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB v2.0, microSD card slot, FM radio,|
|Dimensions||129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm||Height: 129.3 mmWidth: 65.3 mmCurve: 5.6-10.4 mm||124.8x 64.8 x 12.3 mm|
|Weight||143 g||130 g||142 g|
|*Price||Old Price:8GB: ₹10,499 & 16GB: ₹11,999New Price:8GB: ₹8,999/-16GB: ₹9,999/-||Old Price:16GB (plastic): ₹23,99916GB (custom Wood panel): ₹25,999New Price:All models costs ₹17,999/-||Old Price: ₹6,999New Price:₹6,299/-|
*Price and availability of the devices are expected to change with time.