Moto G 2015 specs: hardware on a budget

Motorola’s family of Moto-series smartphones has always been defined by its price points. From the Moto E at the most affordable end of things, options extended all the way up to the Moto X, leaving the Moto G squarely in the middle.

But this year Motorola’s complicated things with the addition of a new Moto X option, the Moto X Play. With slightly less capable hardware than the Moto X Style (and a correspondingly lower price tag), the Play creates a new rung on the Moto phone ladder; so where does that leave the Moto G?

Even with the arrival of a new mid-priced option, the Moto G isn’t going anywhere, and it’s back this year with some of its best-equipped hardware to date. Let’s not waste any more time, and get right to checking out all the components that make this new Moto G the model it is:


Component Description
Screen size 5.0 inches
Screen type LCD
Resolution 1280 x 720
Pixel density 294 ppi
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Type Quad-core
Speed 1.4GHz
GPU Adreno 306
Storage 8GB/16GB
Expansion microSD
Camera 13MP f/2.0 aperture
Flash Color-balancing dual LED flash
Front-facer 5MP f/2.2 aperture
Battery 2470 mAh
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Bands US LTE 2/4/5/7/12/17
SIM type Micro
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 LE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
Infrared No
Sensors Accelerometer / ambient light sensor / proximity / sensor hub
Build IPX7 construction
Size 142.1 x 72.4 x 6.1 – 11.6mm / 155g

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!