Everything You Need To Know About The Moto G

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The cell phone and smart phone market is one of the most rapidly changing enterprises in the world. It wasn't very long ago that mobile devices were new: flip phones came soon after, and these were eventually followed by smart phones. Now, even though smart phones still feel like they're in their infant stages, you're behind the times if you don't have an iPhone or an Android. And while smart phone technology continues to grow, one thing lags behind: affordable prices. It's no news to anyone that iPhones and Androids cost an arm and a leg to purchase.

Thankfully, Motorola has filled the void by introducing the Moto G, which it labels as an affordable smart phone. Here's everything you need to know about the Moto G:

Cost Versus Competition

The Moto G starts at $179 for the lower memory version, and costs $199 for the higher memory version. Part of what makes the Moto G unique when you purchase it, however, is that it does not come with a contract. You buy the phone, and then you can use it with any provider, and with any plan. This alters how the Moto G compares to its competitors (in the United States, at least), depending on what you're looking for. For instance, the iPhone 5C costs $650 if you wish to purchase it without a plan. But if you agree to a 2-year contract with AT&T or Verizon, the iPhone can actually be cheaper than the Moto G.

Specs

The Moto G has specs that are just about what you would expect: impressive, if not quite as impressive as more expensive smart phones. The Moto G comes with two choices for storage: 8GB, or 16GB. The phone has a 4.5-inch screen, which is larger than the iPhone, but smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S4. It comes equipped with a Snapdragon 400 CPU processor, 1GB of ram, and a 5 MP camera. This certainly qualifies it as a low-end smart phone, but it comes with more than enough features for most smart phone owners.

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Impact on the Cell Phone Industry

Motorola, and its mother company Google, is trying to innovate the cell phone industry and marketplace. By offering a smart phone that comes without a contract, they are targeting emerging cell phone markets, such as countries like Brazil and Chile, which offer a relatively untapped consumer base. The goal with the Moto G is to make smart phones accessible for those on less traditional phone plans, or pay as you go plans. If the Moto G is successful, a broader range of people will be able to afford a smart phone.

The Moto G is changing the landscape of the digital world and it provides the exact kind of innovation that we need to see take place in the cell phone industry. It will be fascinating to see how the world reacts to the Moto G. Expect more and more people around the world to start using smart phones soon.  

 

This article was provided by CJ Gordon, recent Computer Science graduate and gadget guru. If you're other favorite gadget is your tablet, CJ recommends picking up the Kensington iPad keyboard to enhance your tablet mobility experience. 

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