Motorola has lifted the lid on the 2016 editions of the Moto G budget smartphone, both of which Moto claims feature technology that “focuses on...the things people really care about”.
Priced £169, the fresh take on the standard Moto G comes with a 5.5” full HD display and a 13-megapixel camera. The handset is also home to an impressively large 3000mAh battery and a speedy octa-core processor.
As is now de-rigeur on higher-end smartphones but is making its debut on a lower-cost model, the Moto G also features a fast-charge TurboPower mode, which Motorola calculates will get you six hours of power on a 15-minute charge.
With a price tag of £199, the Moto G Plus retains the same screen as the entry-level model. But it adds a fingerprint reader, which means you’ll be able to use it with Android Pay when the contactless payments service launches, as well as an improved 16-megapixel camera.
The lens, which is apparently ranked among the best around by camera ratings company DxOMark Mobile, features laser focus and phase-detect focus for clearer pictures in challenging conditions.
The standard Moto G is due to be released in early 2016. Its Plus-branded stablemate is set to land in mid-June, when it will be exclusively available from Amazon.
Both phones can be customised via the Moto Maker service.
Moto’s new phones were introduced alongside the Lenovo K5, which is marking the first Lenovo phone to go on sale in the UK and is priced £129.
The handset frin Motorola’s parent company includes a 13-megapixel camera, a five-inch screen, Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers and 48GB of internal storage.