Motorola has launched a 4G capable version of the second-generation Moto G, as it continues to carve out a niche for cheap and cheerful, well-specc’d smartphones.
The first-generation Moto G was available in 3G and 4G variants and arrived in 2013. Then, a 3G-only version of a second-gen take on the Moto G hit stores towards the end of last year.
Now we’ve got a 4G model of the second-generation edition, with the same spec sheet and Android 5.0 software, but with faster mobile internet and a brawnier, non-removable 2390mAh battery.
Available to buy now SIM-free and off-contract for £159 from Moto and from carriers and retailers from March 16th, the phone’s key 'sells' are a 5-inch 720p HD display, a beefy Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and a water-resistant coating.
It’s also home to an eight-megapixel rear camera, a two-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies and expandable storage via microSD.
And you get brand-specific software features such as Motorola Alert, which “lets your friends and family know where you are and if you need assistance” and Moto Migrate, which is intended to make it easy to transfer all your info from your old phone.