Moto G is one of the latest offerings from Motorola since it became a division of Google.
Hence, this form promises to offer everything that comes in the Nexus range, but with more customization from the part of Motorola. It will be competing against phones like the Samsung Galaxy Core Advance. The Samsung phone is the second generation of the Galaxy Core series that came out just over 12 months ago. The Galaxy Core Advance was announced by Samsung at the start of 2014 and it is expected to be available at the end of this month.
As far as design goes, the two phones are very similar and feature a very large touch screen display to go along with a slim bezel. One area where the two phones are slightly different is in the presence of physical buttons. As with most of the Samsung phones available today, the Galaxy Core Advance features three physical buttons. The Moto G, on the other hand, does not feature those buttons and will be relying upon the on-screen options to control aspects like menu and task manager.
The two phones feature very large display, but it is the Galaxy Core Advance that comes out in front due to the usage of a slightly larger 4.7 inch unit compared to the 4.5 inch unit on the Moto G. The Motorola, though, claws back the advantage by using a significantly better 720p resolution. The Samsung uses the slightly older generation 480 x 800 pixel resolution. Further, the Moto G also uses an IPS panel like the one found on the high-end smartphones like iPhone 5S.
This enables it to provide better viewing angles and contrast ratio, which may come in handy at times of watching movies in direct sunlight.
Being a slightly premium phone, the Moto G has two offerings in terms of internal memory. They are the 8 GB and 16 GB versions, while the Galaxy Core Advance offers only the 8 GB option. Like most other Samsung phones, the Galaxy Core Advance redeems itself by offering the microSD card support to up to 64 GB. Since the Moto G does not support this, it is possible to extend the memory of the Galaxy Core Advance beyond its competitor.
The presence of huge amount of storage in the two phones is unlikely to trouble them when it comes to performance. This is because they employ very powerful processors. The Moto G users the highly efficient Snapdragon processor with Adreno GPU. Being a quad core unit, it is significantly more powerful than the dual core 1.2 GHz processor found in the Galaxy Core Advance. Further, this also enables the Moto G to come with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.
When it lands in the stores, the Galaxy Core Advance is expected to feature the Android 4.2 Jellybean operating system, although it would get the 4.3 upgrade much sooner than expected.
The unlocked version of the 16 GB Moto G will retail at around $ 200, while the Galaxy Core Advance is yet to be launched.