Motorola Moto G now official, starting at $179

Motorola Moto G now official, starting at $179

Previously called the Motorola DVX, the long-rumored & leaked smartphone from the Google company is now official in the form of the Motorola Moto G.

Motorola Moto G Philippines Official

Basically, the Moto G takes off with the design language of the Moto X. The only one big major difference is the availability of exchangeable back covers coming in different colors such as white, black, blue, yellow, red, and pink. If that’s not enough, a lot of other accessories are also being offered.

On the hardware side of things, the phone offers an above average package with an HD display, a quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM and a whole day of usage on the battery. On the software side, the phone is expected to get a taste of KitKat in January 2014; for the meantime, it has Android 4.3 Jellybean that is something similar to the Moto X.


Motorola Moto G specs:
4.5-inch 720 x 1280 display, 329ppi
1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU
Adreno 305
8GB, 16GB internal memory
FM Radio
5 megapixel camera with LED flash
720p HD video
1.3MP front-facing camera
Android 4.3 Jellybean, upgradable to 4.4 KitKat
2,070mAh battery

The 8GB variant starts for as low as $179 (less than Php8k converted) while the 16GB is at $199 (less than Php9k converted). Dual SIM variants are expected to arrive too.

For the case of the Philippines, Motorola says the phone will be available in some parts of Asia. Whether our country is included in the company’s plans is still unknown, but there’s a chance considering the Moto G seems geared on taking on other low-end & mid-range selections such as the Asha, the smaller Galaxies & the like.

Update: Motorola just confirmed to us via Twitter that the Moto G will be available in the Philippines.

Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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34 Responses

  1. wwa says:

    awesome specs! sana mag release dito yung dual sim

  2. FanBoy says:

    Motoro… ^_- Google ftw!

  3. evollove says:

    Wow, I’ve been waiting for a manufacturer to use the Snapdragon 400 quad-core for ages! Let’s see how it stacks up against the Mediatek MT6589.

  4. countrymouse says:

    wow, palong palo nito ang samsung at sony.

  5. countrymouse says:

    :( sana may slot for micro sd.

  6. CopyCat-droid says:

    Qualcomm, Mediatek, Samsung. DIE !
    Now, GOOGLE has it’s own chip manufacturer.
    It’s time for you to build your own OS !

    Harsh words btw, when VP of Android OS
    speaks against SAMSUNG on launching
    of Android Kitkat.

    • AmpftZ says:

      Tsk tsk FYI Snapdragon 400 Chipset is a product of Qualcomm, Google (motorolla) doesnt have its own chip making business


    • evollove says:

      Research-research muna boy! Qualcomm pa rin ginagamit ng Google. Sila lang nag-umpisang gumamit ng quadcore na Snapdragon 400, yung dualcore nito makikita mo na sa Xperia M, Xperia L, S4 mini, One mini, Lumia 625 and the yet-to-be-locally-released LG L9 II.

    • Adrian says:

      Oops.. fail ka ser, simpleng pagbabasa lang di mo magawa? :)

    • CopyCat-droid FAIL says:


  7. arfoarf says:

    kung hspa + sana ang network, okay sana

  8. wonthurt says:

    2014 will be an interesting year!

  9. random says:

    sana lang may LTE, kahit pa P10k yan. anyways, for that price range (P8k+ to P9k+), this is still a good buy :)

  10. Kups says:

    Sobrang mura naman nyan, hindi kaya madali din masira yan?

  11. RJ says:

    Ang tanong, yung mga Motorola stores ba dito sa Pinas e ibebenta yan?! The last time I checked, wala na yung stall ng Motorola sa Megamall. :( Tapos yung mga binebenta pa nila dun e mga lumang phones nila. I hope talaga na ibenta nila yan dito, kase kung hindi sa Sulit na naman ako bibili nyan. :(

  12. MOTO G says:

    Pwedeng pwede na yan sa 8K price range. Sana ibebenta pa rin Ito sa Motorola outlets o sa mga reseller stores.
    At sana ilalabas Ito sa big 3 (smart, sun, globe)

  13. Tipsy D says:


  14. roiji says:

    sana lang nga yan yung price pag binenta na dito… talbog ang local brands nyan!
    malamang mga 12k yan dito dahil sa tax! >.<

  15. k says:

    ‘y di aabot ng 15k ang 16gb kaso sana’y expandable para mas masaya

  16. spbx says:

    when will it arrive?

  17. May planned date for release na ba nito? sana pati Moto X maging available din dito sa pinas..

  18. Benchmark says:

    Nako, if narelease yan dito sa ph, sana naman hinde kamahalan,,,i mean baka 13k yan dito….if it is less than 10k…yari na ang mga low cost brand phones dito…i think they might choose that one than chambahan cheap phones.

    Anyhow, depende pa din kasi sa tao how he takes care of his or her phone…but then again, atleast Motorola is a good brand, mas may edsge ang quality nila compared to other cheap phones.

    Sana talaga it will be priced around 8k lang.

    • Gian says:

      Iniisip ko nga rin yan eh.. ang Nexus 5 nga na 350USD yata ay nasa 20k dito, na dapat 15k lang, baka lumagpas ng 10k ang supposedly 8k (199USD) pagdating niyan dito… pero malay natin :) gusto ko rin kasi na upgradeable to KitKat… sarap..

  19. wanderingsoul says:

    it will be around 30-35% more than the us retail after taxes and shit. i would purchase it in a heartbeat if sold locally for no more than 12k.

  20. Charles says:

    Check the review :

    Sayang wala syang micro sd slot.

  21. vricafrente says:

    kelan release sa pilipinas?

  22. Kevs says:

    Don’t worry guys.. pinagiisipan na ni Ate Kim of Kimstore na kumuha ng Moto G. Dun natin abangan yung availability nya dito sa pinas.. Asteg tong phone nato, been waiting for this nung november pa.. Haha..

  23. Mrlv says:

    Pinag iisipan ko mag benta through SULIT. Di pa lang maka-decide kung magkano if ever. I’m using one as a second phone ko and it’s impressive. :)

  24. Mer says:

    Saan po bang mall available ung phone na to, tagal ko na kc hinahanap di parin ako mkakita. Thnx.

  25. Andy says:

    The Moto G is a very solid phone. All of its issues, like the somewhat shoddy casing, a mediocre camera, and limited on-board storage, can and will be overlooked at this price.

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