Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition expands to India this week
Once Motorola finished updating the Moto X line for both the US and international markets, also bringing to light a new Verizon-exclusive Droid duo, Lenovo’s daughter company switched its attention back to the wildly successful Moto G family, refreshing the standard 2015 model with a speedier processor.
But for some reason, the Moto G Turbo Edition only launched in Mexico to start with last month, ultimately retaining the humdrum 720p display. In case you’re still intrigued by how much faster the 5-inch phone can get when powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip instead of a quad SD410, Motorola will add a second market to this sluggish world tour on Thursday.
All signs point to the Turbo G costing a pretty penny in India beginning on December 10, specifically Rs. 18.600, or $280. The highest-end 2015 Moto G configuration currently available around those parts goes for the rough equivalent of $195, and alongside the slower SoC, it stands out (in a bad way) by charging in a very “conventional” fashion.
As the name suggests, the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition supports TurboPower accessories that enable it to keep the lights on for up to 8 hours after just 15 minutes of “wall-hugging” activity.
You’ll have to decide if the two enhancements are enough to warrant the $85 price gap, and if the upcoming Indian phone is an overall decent deal with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage space, microSD capabilities, 13 and 5MP cameras, water and dust resistance, 2,470 mAh battery juice, and pre-installed stock Android 5.1 Lollipop, soon to be bumped up to 6.0 Marshmallow.