|Codename||falcon, peregrine (LTE)|
|Slogan||Exceptional phone, Exceptional price|
|Compatible networks||GSM Model:|
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Global GSM Model (XT1032):
UMTS/HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
US GSM Model (XT1034):
UMTS/HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)
Asia GSM Model:
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100 MHz)
US LTE Model (XT1045):
UMTS (850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 17 (1900, 1700, 850, 700 MHz)
European LTE Model (XT1039):
UMTS (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20 (800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz)
Brazil LTE Model (XT1040):
UMTS (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE Bands 4, 7, 28 (1700, 2600, 700 MHz)
CDMA/EVDO Rev A (850, 1900 MHz)
|First released||November 13, 2013|
|Successor||Moto G (2nd generation)|
|Related||Moto X (1st generation) |
Moto E (1st generation)
|Dimensions||129.9 mm (5.11 in) H |
65.9 mm (2.59 in) W
11.6 mm (0.46 in) D
|Mass||143 g (5.0 oz)|
|Operating system||Original: Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean"|
Current: Android 5.1 "Lollipop"
|System on chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
|CPU||1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7|
|Memory||1 GB RAM|
|Storage||8 GB or 16 GB|
|Removable storage||Yes, on LTE model (microSD)|
|Battery||2070 mAh Li-ion battery (Non-removable)|
|Display||4.50 in (114 mm) vertical LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
1280×720 px (329 ppi)
|Rear camera||5 MP, 3.5mm focal length, f/2.4 aperture with LED flash and Touch Focus|
|Front camera||1.3 MP|
|The Moto G is an Android smartphone developed and manufactured by Motorola Mobility, at the time a subsidiary of Google. Released on 13 November 2013, the phone was initially aimed at emerging markets, although it was also available in developed markets as a low-price option.
The Moto G was succeeded by the second generation Moto G in September 2014.
The phone features a 4.5 inch LCD IPS screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, paired with the Adreno 305 GPU running at 450 MHz clock speed. The original operating system was Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean", with later updates to 5.1 "Lollipop".
The phone is closely related to the Moto X that was released three months prior, although there are some key differences despite their similar appearances. The Moto G is not able to have active notifications, quick capture, and touchless control like the Moto X due to the Moto X using a special processor that would be cost-prohibitive for the Moto G. In addition, the Moto G has a removable back cover so that users can customize the phone, instead of the Moto X's sealed back that is held on with an adhesive.
The original Moto G did not support LTE, due to the standard's lack of adoption in emerging markets. On 13 May 2014, Motorola unveiled an updated variant of the phone, the Moto G LTE, which added LTE support, a gyroscope, and a MicroSD card slot  which is compatible with cards up to 32 GB. By January 2015 the Android 5.0.2 "Lollipop" OTA update started rolling out and in September 2015, version 5.1 rolled out in India. As of March 2015, Motorola has been slowly upgrading handsets. Motorola started releasing the 5.1 update for Google Play Edition on April 2, 2015. In the United Kingdom, the 5.1 update started on June 12, 2015.
The Moto G was released first in Brazil and some parts of Europe. It was released in Canada and the United States on 22 November 2013 and 2 December 2013 respectively. In India, the Moto G was released on 6 February 2014 in an exclusive deal with e-commerce company Flipkart. The Moto G Google Play edition is a global GSM model available unlocked from Google Play. In the United States, the Moto G was available for Verizon, Republic Wireless, Boost Mobile, Sprint (Sprint Prepaid), Cricket Wireless, U.S. Cellular, StraightTalk and Consumer Cellular customers.
All LTE variants have 8 GB storage and microSD card slot that supports cards of up to 32 GB.