Motorola updated the 10-month old Moto G (1st generation) last week. The new Moto G (Moto G 2nd generation, aka Moto G 2014) is a significant update to the old Moto G, which is the most successful smartphone Motorola has ever made.
Moto G 2nd generation is already available in some countries and regions: UK, India, France, Brazil, Spain and France. More countries will be added the the list gradually
You may wonder what’s new in the new Moto G vs old Moto G (1st generation). The purpose of this post is to show you the difference and similarity of the new Moto G (Moto G 2nd generation) vs Moto G (1st Gen).
1. The best news: no price hike ($179) for the Moto G 2nd generation
In most regions, the new Moto G (Moto G 2nd generation) will sell at the identical (or even lower) price as last year’s Moto G. This means the you can get the new Moto G (2nd generation) with about $180 (8GB model) or $200 (16GB model).
So, the new Moto G is still very affordable and probably gives you the best value for your money. In this price range, the new Moto G is probably the best smartphone.
2. Good news: SD card support with the Moto G 2nd generation
Actually, Motorola added SD card support to the 4G LTE models of the old Moto G (1st gen) a few months ago.
But for most Moto G (1st generation) owners, lack of storage is one of the biggest concern. In most regions, only 8GB model is offered.
Now, Motorola corrects its mistake by adding SD card support to all new Moto G (Moto G 2nd generation) models. You can easily expand 32GB storage for your photos, videos and other files. Some apps (app data) can even be moved to SD card so that you can install some big games. You may refer to this guide on how to move apps to SD card on Moto E and Moto G.
3. Good news: real stereo speakers and they are on front-facing in the Moto G 2nd generation!!!
The new Moto G ( Moto G 2nd generation) have dual front-facing speakers. You can easily enjoy music when Bluetooth speaker is not an option.