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Moto G was one of the most appreciated budget Android smartphones, and Motorola realized that the fans needed a 4G LTE variant, so they rushed to fulfill their wish. With this occasion, Motorola allowed itself to make a few adjustments to this model, but you’ll find out what are the changes that have been done to the Moto G 4G LTE by reading this article.
Design and display
In terms of design, both the Moto G and the 4G LTE variant sport the same dimensions and have the same weights, measuring 129.9×65.9×11.6 mm and weighting 143grams, and for those of you who haven’t seen a Moto G in reality, well, imagine a phone with a matte plastic casing that has curved edges and corners and on its back you’ll see a dimple with the M logo engraved inside, and at the top you’ll notice a small dent. The front panel is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the screen has three capacitive buttons at the bottom.
As for the displays, both are IPS LCD sized at 4.5inches, featuring a resolution of 720×1280 pixels and while the Moto G supports a pixel density of 326ppi, it seems that the 4G LTE gained 3ppi in addition.
Hardware and OS
Both phones run on a Cortex A7 processor with four cores, clocked at 1.2GHz, based on a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset and pairing with an Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The difference is that Motorola understood that its users weren’t satisfied with the available internal storage of 8 and 16GB and equipped the 4G LTE model with a microSD card slot, allowing expansion up to 32GB. Important features such as NFC, wireless charging or infrared are missing on both devices
The Moto G came installed with an older Android version – 4.3 (Jelly Bean), while the newer variant came with 4.4.2 (KitKat) and meanwhile it received the 4.4.4 (KitKat) update. However, both of them will soon operate on v5.0 (Lollipop).
The fans were very disappointed when they’ve heard that the new model comes with the same mediocre 5MP rear camera with the same few features: LED flash, autofocus, HDR, panorama, face detection, touch focus and geo tagging. The front camera is more disappointing at 1.3MP.
The battery is non-removable and has the same capacity of 2070mAh on both devices, which should keep the phone alive for a whole day. Well, at least on papers, the simple Moto G variant has these specifications. On 4G LTE, the other model will drain its battery faster.
The phones are very cheap, more affordable than other mid-range smartphones, and they can be purchased from Amazon. The Moto G 8GB costs 156.50 dollars and the 16GB variant is priced at 180 dollars. The 16GB variant of the 4G LTE variant is a bit more expensive at 190 dollars.
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