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Moto G 2015 vs Moto G 2014 – How Different Is The Successor?

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This is a comparison between the second and the third generation Moto G, which is rumored to be released next month, according to Android Origin. Its interesting that the first Moto G came in November 2013, then the 2014 model was released earlier, in September, and if the rumors are correct, then the 2015 model will be found in stores in July. The specs of the upcoming handset will be improved, but Motorola hasn’t confirmed them.

Designs

As you know, the Moto G 2014 has a simple design, being represented by a minimalistic matte plastic casing with a subtle dip at the top and a dimple below the rear camera, with the M logo inside. The phone is available only in White and Black colors, and its dimensions are 141.5×70.7x11mm, resulting in a weight of 149grams. The screen measures 5inches and it’s IPS LCD, which means that it has great viewing angles, but its resolution isn’t too high, supporting 720×1280 pixels at 294ppi.

We don’t know much about Mot G 2015’s design, but the rumors are suggesting that the device will have the same dimensions, but will be 6grams heavier. The screen will keep its size, but it will be upgraded and will support 1080×1920 pixels at 441 ppi, but it will be protected using the same Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

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Hardware and OS

The Moto G 2014 was released with Android v4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box, but it was upgraded to v5.0 (Lollipop), while the Moto G 2015 is expected to run on v5.1 (Lollipop). The internal configuration used for the Moto G 2014 consists of a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset that is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor that is backed by Adreno 305 graphics and 1GB of RAM, while the internal capacity is 8GB and expandable up to 32GB. The Moto G 2015 is expected to come with a quad-core 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 processor based on a Qualcomm MSM8936 Snapdragon 610 chipset and will be backed by Adreno 405 graphics and 2GB of RAM. It will have two variants of internal memories: 8 and 16GB, but which will support expansion up to 128GB. Also, the successor will come with 4K capability.

Cameras

The previous model came with an 8MP back camera with regular features: LED flash, autofocus, 4X digital zoom and HDR, which helped the mediocre hardware to produce decent photos. They’re not the greatest, but at least you don’t have a single button to tap on when taking the picture, as you can tap anywhere on the screen. As for the secondary camera, the Moto G 2014 has a 2Mp front shooter for selfies and video calling. The Moto G 2015 is expected to have a 16MP main camera, as Day Herald reported.

Batteries

The Moto G 2014 is kept alive by a non-removable 2070 mAh battery, while the rumors are saying that the model will feature a bigger 2390 mAh battery.

We don’t have any information regarding the price of the Moto G 2015, but the previous handset costs around 180 dollars on Amazon.