Motorola Moto G announced, a £130 budget smartphone with stock Android

Moto G Full SmallIf you’ve been itching to see what Motorola had planned for the UK, then all has been revealed. At an event held in Brazil, but live streamed to the world over the Internet, the Google-owned firm has announced the Moto G. The phone can be viewed as a smaller, cheaper version of the Moto X, the recently released Android phone exclusive to the USA.

The Moto G isn’t quite as high-tech as the Moto X, but it’s still capable enough to be of interest, particularly due to its bargain price. The Moto G’s screen measures 4.5-inches and has a resolution of 720p, and the phone runs a stock version of Android 4.3. This is an important distinction between it and other mid-range Android phones, as there’s no manufacturer UI installed.

Powering the Moto G is a quad-core, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, backed up by 1GB of RAM and depending on which phone you choose, 8GB or 16GB of storage space. A 5-megapixel rear camera is fitted to the phone, which has a curvy, splash proof body. It can be customised too, with Motorola offering different body shells to brighten the phone up.

Other features include a battery which Motorola says will last all day, a 1.3-megapixel video call camera, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and 3G connectivity. As standard the phone comes in black, and for the 8GB model, you’ll only need to hand over £120 plus £10 credit with Phones4U. It’s up for pre-order now, and will be released on November 22. If the Pay As You Go Option isn’t for you, then there are several on-contract deals to be secured.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars