5-inch Moto G2 reportedly shipping on September 10

August 11, 2014

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The second generation Moto G could be shipping out to retailers in less than a month, according to a new report.

That’s the gist of a GSM Arena story based on the words of a Motorola representative, via an anonymous source inside a retailer. The report confirms the 5-inch screen size of the new Moto G and attaches a price tag of €250 to the device. For comparison, the original 8GB Moto G costs €157 on Amazon Germany, while the LTE version, released in May, costs €199 at the same retailer. It’s not clear from GSM Arena’s report what configuration of the Moto G2 will cost €250.

The device will ship to most retailers from September 10, though the report notes that some outlets may get stock in advance.

The report confirms a benchmark sighting from last week, putting the screen size at 5-inch, with a resolution of 720p. The Moto G2 (Motorola could also use the Moto G+1 branding) will feature a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and storage starting from 8GB. LTE and a microSD card slot seem safe bets, though both features lacked from the original Moto G, released in November 2013.

With IFA 2014 around the corner, the German tech show may seem a good occasion for the G2’s debut. However, Motorola has held its own standalone events over the past couple of years, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see the G2 come out before IFA, maybe alongside the Moto X+1 and the Moto 360.

Comments

  • MasterMuffin

    I don’t get why they’re making it so big and more expensive. Keep it small and keep it cheap!

    • joser116

      Yes, they should have kept the screen the same size,reduced screen glare, reduced the bottom bezel, improved the camera, maybe made it a little lighter and thinner, and also added NFC. That’s all they needed to do.

      • MasterMuffin

        Agreed, making slight improvements everywhere should be enough

        • joser116

          Motorola seems to be losing their course lately, first the horrible name Moto X+1 (to be fair not official yet), then the ugly speakers from Moto E, then the purported same ugly speakers for Moto X+1, then the weird design and 5.2 inch screen size from Moto X+1, then this.

          • MasterMuffin

            At least they didn’t name it Moto One (everything’s One these days!)

          • Sere83

            Yeah I completely agree, the moto e and the leaks of the moto G2 look ugly with those speakers. Why they didn’t just refine the G as you said, is beyond me. Saddest thing is all these companies have become obsessed with the idea that people want massive phones, when in fact there are millions who don’t and just want a solid cheap smaller phone exactly like the moto G, hence the rave reviews and the success of the handset. If the G2 does drop with the spec and higher price rumoured I hope it fails. I just don’t understand why a company would release a good product then remove most of the constituent elements to it’s success, namely the small form factor, clean simple design and the low price. I wonder sometimes which morons are running these companies. idiots

          • joser116

            To be honest, I don’t think that it will be priced that way. 250 Euros= $335. That is approaching the price of Nexus 5 and 16GB Moto X.

            About those speakers, they should have done them HTC One style, drilling holes into the bezels for them instead of adding those bumps.

          • Sere83

            Yeah seems unlikely they would hike the price that much. Yep agree about the drilled holes, similar to the ones at the back. Personally though I’m not a huge fan of front facing speakers, think they are a bit gimmicky. They are good in theory, but If I want to listen to something seriously on my phone I will generally use headphones anyway as phone speakers will simply never really provide a good enough listening quality given their tiny dimensions. They also mean that the bezels have to be larger and i’ve always been of the opinion that less bezel is better. So much wasted real estate on the front of HTC one M8. Speakers at the bottom like the LG G3 would have been sufficient on such a low end device in my opinion and they could have focussed on improved camera performance and design refinements. Bumping the size to 5 inches is a massive mistake, can see no advantages of a bigger less sharp display. Feels worse in hand, looks worse and will be bulkier especially with front speakers.

          • joser116

            Right on. I remember using a 3.5 inch phone and the experience was amazing. I wish I could have that phone with a 720p display, large battery, and Snapdragon 805. It would fly.

          • Sere83

            yeah man, i like big phones, own a oneplus but i’m also a huge fan of small phones and it’s such a shame the industry has been gripped by this mad sweeping delusional generalisation that everyone wants big. As @corbincrutch:disqus said, android is supposed to be about choices and at the moment all manufacturers apart from possibly sony are neglecting this whole segment of the market. Even in china a good 3.5-4.5 handset is near impossible to come by. I sometimes take out my old Xiaomi M1 and always think just how nice those sub 4.5 inch phones are to hold and use. I really hope it’s a fad and things will come full circle because i would love to see some powerful slim small handsets come to market now that android has matured and come into it’s own.

          • http://dribbble.com/nickchamberlin Nick Chamberlin

            No.

          • joser116

            It’s just my opinion. stfu

          • Guest

            Drilling holes would make it much harder to match the original Moto G’s surprising ability to survive very well under water. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVaTKG5q4YI, just in case you aren’t up to date).

          • joser116

            Yeah I knew that. It’s not much different than the holes for speakers that the Moto G already has.

          • Alex Ohannes

            Drilling holes would make it harder for it to match the original Moto G’s surprising level of underwater endurance. (In case you never heard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVaTKG5q4YI)

          • Ste

            Moto G LTE is 199€ Which is 266 something $, so country related prices are quite relative counting that on Amazon USA its price is 50$ less

          • joser116

            250 Euros= $335. But manufacturers seem to make US pricing a little cheaper than the actual value of the conversion, if you know what I mean. So the US version should sell at less than $335, but not less than $300.

          • Ste

            Thats what i said

          • http://dribbble.com/nickchamberlin Nick Chamberlin

            Lol you’re so backwards on everything you said

          • joser116

            How

      • SContrerasMer

        i agree, the Moto G LTE is how it should have been, except for the NFC

    • crutchcorn

      I like bigger phones but I agree. Making a larger more expensive Moto G breaks the point of a Moto G. It’s a BUDGET PHONE for people that like SMALLER devices. I just don’t understand. Android is about customization and choices, not lets get bigger and bigger

      • MasterMuffin

        You seem to agree with me a lot today :D

        • crutchcorn

          I’m sorry?

          Great minds think alike?

          • MasterMuffin

            Definitely! :)

  • Guest

    Too expensive.I would give it the same price as the original Moto G

    • rdeleonp

      Moto E fills the low end niche, allowing Moto G to grow/mature.

      • joser116

        250 Euros is approaching Nexus 5 and Moto X price, and the purported specs of Moto G2 are nowhere near the specs of the Nexus 5.

        • rdeleonp

          It’s a harder sale, yes, but they’re entitled to charge as much as they want; it’s their product offering.

          Either people will buy, or they won’t.

          • joser116

            I know, I’m just saying that I think that price is unrealistic.

  • Dave

    Man, I don’t get why they make the screen larger.
    In my opinion the G was not only that successful because of the money-for-value ratio but also because it was quite handy.

  • Luka Mlinar

    If they change the design to look similar to the Moto E (adding the silver bars on top and bottom) they can forget about sale numbers they had with the original. If they self 60% as much with that ugly design, they can count them selves lucky.
    I don’t buy the spec thing :/

  • gabu

    price is too much around €220 is enough for its specs ..lets hope for the best

  • pseudo

    hopefully this isn’t right. too big, too expensive.

  • Dean Waller

    5′ screen…. Fail… There is a HUGE market for those that do not want a large handset…. Are they TRYING to drive us away??!

  • Ste

    Ich don’t understand what’s the point if the rumors are true. If they really are going to keep same processor and internals then just leave it..

  • systemupdate

    After owning GS3, GS4, HTC One M8, and Note 1 and seeing how long it took them to update and crappy service, I could not be happier that I am rolling with Moto G now. I hope their product service continues to be like this and Lenovo does not change things.

    One area of improvement is the Camera not anything else.

  • SContrerasMer

    just a Moto G LTE but bigger….
    i stick to my white Moto G LTE