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Today, Motorola has launched in India the upgraded version of the Moto G mid-range smartphone, which was unveiled in July, this year. The Moto G Turbo was already released on the markets from the South America and soon, it will reach Europe. So, what are the differences between this model and the downgraded version of the Moto X?

Designs and Displays

In terms of appearance, both phones are identical, having the same dimensions: 142.1×72.4×11.6mm and weight: 155grams, their backs is made of plastic, with diagonal lines running across the entire surface, and in the top center is located a vertical faux metal strip which has the camera and the logo. However, while the Moto G has been included in the Moto Maker program, allowing the users to choose its appearance (the color of the back, strip, frame and front panel), it wasn’t specified if the customization program is available for the Moto G Turbo, as well.

Also, the Moto G Turbo has the same 5-inch IPS LCD screen supporting a resolution 720x1280pixels at 294ppi, and you won’t have to worry that water or dust will get inside because the device is IP67 certified.


Both devices were released with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, but they’re waiting to be upgraded to 6.0 Marshmallow. The Moto G has a much weaker processor, which has four cores clocked at 1.4GHz and it’s based on a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset, being paired with Adreno 306 graphics and 1GB/2GB of RAM, depending on the storage option, 8GB or 16GB respectively. Also, a microSD card slot was added, so the users can expand the internal memory up to 32GB.

The Moto G Turbo is a bit faster, featuring a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 octa core processor consisting of a quad core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad core CPU clocked at 1GHz, which are backed by an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM. As for the internal memory, its capacity is 16GB and it can be doubled.

Cameras and Batteries

Motorola hasn’t added any feature to Moto G Turbo’s cameras, which have the same resolutions as the cameras of the Moto G: 13MP and 5MP. And the pictures have an average quality, as they depend on the supported features such as dual-LED (dual tone) flash, autofocus, auto-HDR, geo tagging, face detection etc.

Unfortunately, the battery with which was equipped the Moto G Turbo has the same capacity of 2470mAh, but since the processor is faster, its lifespan is slightly decreased.

The Moto G Turbo will cost Rs 14499 ($217) in India, while the 8GB variant of the Moto G costs $179 and the 16GB version is $40 more expensive.

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