Since the launch of the original MOTO G by Motorola in 2013 there is no excuse for a sub-standard budget smartphone now, the handset rewrote the principles for its segment and raised the standard of expectations. This was followed by Chinese companies like Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, Huawei and OnePlus aggressively expanding out of the subcontinent. Now four years later, Motorola has changed hands, the Nexus line has been put on hold by Google but the budget segment has continued to thrive and throw up some of the best options for users out there.
Best Budget Smartphones of April 2017
Motorola now under Lenovo’s banner has released the fifth iteration of its MOTO G series smartphone. The brand that started the budget smartphone craze with respectable specifications, stock as can be flavour of Android and great UI now updated. It comes with the following specifications,
|Processor||Qualcomm SD 625 (14 nm) octa-core @2.0GHz and Adreno 506 GPU|
|Memory and storage||3 GB / 4 GB RAM with 16 GB / 32 GB memory, expandable via microSD|
|Camera||Rear: 12 megapixel, f/1.7, PDAF support, dual-LED flash, face-detection and Auto-HDR, full-HD video recording @30fps|
Selfie: 5 megapixel, f/2.2, face-detection
|Battery||3000mAH Li-Ion (non-removable)|
|Display||5.2-inch full-HD (1080 x1920) IPS display, 16 million colours|
|Android||Stock v.7.0 Nougat with a few MOTO apps|
|Miscellaneous||Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, 4G VoLTE, NFC|
The smartphone carries an impressive spec-sheet with a close to stock flavour of Android. Currently exclusive to flipkart, you can only pick up the 4 GB variant as of now.
Find out how you can make this device even more awesome by following our how to unlock its bootloader. Although the device is wonderful and flipkart even claims it to be the fastest selling device in its segment, some might find it a bit too expensive at ~16,999/- asking price which rolls neatly onto our follow on devices…