Motorola Announces the Moto G 2015

Earlier today Motorola made several new device announcements, chief among them is the new Moto G 2015 model.  The mid-range phone has reasonable specs for a phone that starts at only $179 and it can be completely customized using the Motorola Moto Maker service on their website.  The Moto G 2015 is the latest update in a successful series of devices for Motorola and this new Moto G comes with some nice updates.

Perhaps the biggest news in the announcement of the Moto G 2015 is the waterproof build and the improved cameras over the 2014 model.  First, the new Moto G is now IPX7 water resistant certified meaning that you could fully submerge the device in up to 1M of water, about 3′.  While I certainly wouldn’t recommend this, the point is the phone can take a slash or two and not have any adverse effects.

Secondly, the new Moto G 2015 has had its front and rear cameras improved.  The rear camera is now a 13MP f/2.0 with the ability to shoot 1080p video.  The front camera is now up to 5MP.

Moto G 2015
Moto G 2015

Here are the full specs:

 

Display 5-inch, 1280×720 resolution (294 ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core @ 1.4GHz
Adreno 306 GPU @ 400MHz
Storage 8GB or 16GB, SD card up to 32GB
RAM 1GB or 2GB
Rear camera 13MP f/2.0, dual color correlated temperature flash, auto focus, burst mode, auto HDR, active viewfinder
1080p video at 30fps
Front camera 5MP f/2.2, display flash, auto HDR, burst mode
Battery 2470 mAh non-removable
24 hours of mixed usage
Cellular (GSM) GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
HSPA+ 850, 1700/AWS, 1900, 2100MHz
LTE Band 2/4/5/7/12/17
Micro SIM
Cellular (CDMA) GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
CDMA 800, 850, 1900MHz
HSPA+ 850, 1700, 1900MHz
TD-LTE Band 41 TD2500
LTE Band 2/4/5/12/17/25/26
Micro SIM
Connectivity 802.11n Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS + GLONASS
Sensors Accelerometer (2), ambient light, proximity
Speakers Earpiece, loudspeaker, dual microphones
Dimensions 142.1 x 74.4 x 11.6 mm, 155g
Water resistant IPX7
Colors Black, white
Shells (sold separately): Black, Navy, Cabernet, Golden Yellow, Lime, Cherry, Blue, Turqouise, Raspberry, Chalk
Flip Shells (sold separately): Turquoise with Dark Teal, Blue with Navy, Raspberry with Cabernet, Crimson with Cherry, Licorice with Charcoal