After stunning reviews and sales for the Moto G, it has been deemed to be Motorola’s saviour. According to data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the cheap smartphone has helped Motorola to increase its shares from nearly zero to six per cent in the UK in only six months.
TechRadar have described the phone as “the best handset around” and at a small price of £159 who can argue at the cost?
There are two version of the handset, the 8GB priced at £135 and the 16GB at £159. They support a 5MP camera with face recognition, WiFi, GPS and a 4.5 inch screen. As the phone doesn’t have the ability to use a SD card for additional storage, you have 50GB of free google storage to compensate for it.
GSMArena have stated that, for a phone of its level and cost, the only disadvantages to it would be the non user-removable battery and the camera having a “questionable image quality” and limited camera settings.
Dominic Sunnebo, Strategic Insight Director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTec said: “Motorola was nowhere in Europe before the Moto G launched in November last year. It highlights the speed at which a quality budget phone can disrupt a market. The same pattern can be seen in France with Wiko, which has 8.3 percent share, and Xiaomi in China with 18.5 percent.”