Motorola has just released Moto G2, which is a worthy upgrade over the older Motorola Moto G that offered a good combination of features and hardware specs at a great price. The first-generation Moto G is known for its ability to stand apart in the oversaturated budget smartphone market. The Moto G received a positive response from smartphone lovers across the world upon its release in September last year, but did not include 4G LTE support.
The Motorola Moto G2, also known as the Moto G 2nd generation, now comes with 4G LTE connectivity support, allowing the smartphone to connect with LTE bands. The new feature in the Moto G2 will help meet the growing requirement for 4G LTE connectivity among smartphone users for their data and communication needs. Moreover, the Moto G2, as a mid-range handset, is actually cheaper in comparison to other flagship smartphones without 4G LTE capabilities available currently in the retail market.
Apart from the addition of 4G and LTE capabilities, the new Moto G 2nd gen retains most of the features of its predecessor, and comes with similar internal components, including RAM, processor and memory. The Moto G 2nd gen sports a 5-inch display with a 720 x 1280 screen resolution that is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with a powerful 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. The Motorola Moto G 2nd gen sports an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage that can be upgraded to 32GB via a micro SD card.
The only two major differences between the first and second generation Moto G models are their operating system and price. The Motorola Moto G 2nd gen runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, with a possible free upgrade to Android 5.1 Lollipop, and sells for $236, as against its predecessor that was sold for $180 after its official launch in September last year.