You don’t want a Moto G2

Aug 26, 2014
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You don’t want a Moto G2

We do not need another Moto G. Rumors over the past couple of weeks have suggested that Motorola is creating a second-generation device, one that’ll have a larger display and a larger price tag. Does that defeat the purpose? Absolutely.

The original Moto G was - and remains - perfect for its intended audience. The display is sharper than the Moto X, the Qualcomm processor inside is more than adequate for social networking, web browsing, chat, and phone calls.

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Don’t bother seeking out the leaked photos if you’ve not seen them already - they look almost identical to the original Moto G. The Moto G2 will still have a removable back cover, it’ll still have dual-SIM capabilities internationally. It’ll still be the Moto G you love.

But you already have a Moto G. Why would you ever want to buy another one for a higher price?

Below you’ll see rumored specifications based on what we’ve seen tipped over the past few weeks.

Moto G (original)
Display: 4.5-inch 720p IPS LCD (326 PPI)
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400
Back Camera: 5-megapixel, 720p video
Front Camera: 1.3-megapixel

Moto G2
Display: 5-inch 720p IPS LCD (294 PPI)
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8227 Snapdragon S4 Plus (Moto X had "Plus")
Back Camera: 8-megapixel, 1080p video
Front Camera: 2-megapixel

An upgrade in these areas plus a boost in price. Worth it? Or would you rather pick up a still-capable Moto G now for an even-cheaper price down the line?

What makes more sense - a Moto G2, or a Moto G Ferrari Edition?


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