Motorola releases its strategic low-cost smartphone ahead of schedule

Motorola-Moto-G

Motorola-Moto-G

Motorola has released its new low-cost smartphone Moto G ahead of schedule and just in time for Thanksgiving Day holiday. The handset producer owned by Google had previously announced the device’s launch until 2014, but marketing timing always tends to have the last word in a decision like this.

What about it?

The new cheap smartphone was made available on Motorola’s website starting at $179 and offering an off-contact deal, which represents a huge advantage. Moto G is being sold at one third of the cost of the current high-end products within the smartphone market.  This product is currently on sale in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Britain, France, Germany, and Canada. According to the company, it is expected that the low-cost smartphone will reach more 30 countries by early 2014.

This smartphone is a low-cost version of the Moto X, which was released earlier this year in the United States, lacking several features including a high-density camera and the ability of accessing the fastest networks. Nevertheless, the cheap smartphone is not that cheap in some countries. For instance, In Brazil, the lowest price for the Moto G is around $280 or 650 reals. Yes, it is below the price of an iPhone, which is around $1,000 in the Latin American country; however, it is still not as cheap as it is in the United States’ smartphone market.

The goodies

Some of the features included in the low-cost smartphone are its high resolution 4.5 inch (11.5 cm) display, which puts  the device in between Apple’s iPhone 5S and the Galaxy S4 from Samsung, and all-day battery. In addition, it runs the latest versions of Google Android’s operating system. It also comes with a handset powered by a 1.2 HGz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and two cameras, a 5-megapixel and a 1.3 megapixel camera, rear and front respectively. Unfortunately, this cheap smartphone lacks the ability to constantly listen for the user’s voice and promptly reacting to its commands, which is one of the most interesting and useful features of Moto X, Moto G’s higher-priced sibling.

All in all, this device is a great purchase for those who cannot afford or don’t want to carry a luxurious smartphone.  The best part is that users won’t have to spend much money in order to have a device that is able to access Google’s Web services. Motorala has managed to offer a high quality mobile internet experience for a very reasonable price within the smartphone market.

Avatar
Laura Gomez

Recent Posts

Credit Suisse withdraws $10 billion from Greensill

Credit Suisse withdraws $10 billion from Greensill

Greensill Capital, a provider of supply-chain financing, is facing further trouble with Credit Suisse, the Swiss bank, withdrawing $10bn of ...
2 days ago
Melrose plans to divest Nortek for $3.5 billion

Melrose plans to divest Nortek for $3.5 billion

Melrose Industries Plc, the UK buyout specialist, plans to divest its US-based Nortek division that makes heating and air conditioning produ...
2 days ago
Honda to Sell Limited Level 3 Autonomous Driving Legend Sedan

Honda to Sell Limited Level 3 Autonomous Driving Legend Sedan

Honda Motor Co Ltd plans to sell 100 of its flagship Legend sedan packed with its Sensing Elite autonomous driving features with level 3 aut...
3 days ago
U.S. Airline Industry Desperate for Next Round of Stimulus

U.S. Airline Industry Desperate for Next Round of Stimulus

Another $15 billion in bailout funds is being considered for the hard-pressed U.S. airline industry by the US Congress, bringing a much-need...
3 days ago
Self-Driving Cars: Meet the Industry Leaders & Laggards

Self-Driving Cars: Meet the Industry Leaders & Laggards

Much like the flying car, the self-driving car has appeared frequently in sci-fi movies and TV shows. Who could forget Bruce Wayne’s favor...
4 days ago
EU’s Data Protection act inadequate to meet new world tech need, says policy drafter

EU’s Data Protection act inadequate to meet new world tech need, says policy drafter

Europe’s data protection laws under the General Data Protection Regulation need to be revised to meet the post-pandemic world’s ...
4 days ago