Moto G launches in India Starting at Rs. 12499

Motorola has finally launched the much awaited Moto G here in India with an exclusive tie up with the online retailer Flipkart to sell the handsets  here. The Moto G cost Rs. 12,499 for the 8GB version and 13,999 for the 16 GB version. The Indian version of the Moto G is a Dual SIM version, unlike the US variants which are single SIM.

Quick Specs

  • 1.2 GHz A7 Quad Core Processor with 1 GB RAM
  • 4.5-inch Touchscreen
  • Dual SIM
  • Internal Memory: 8 GB or 16 GB depending on the variant.
  • 5 MP Primary Camera and 1.3 MP Front Facing Camera.
  • 2070 mAH battery, which Motorola claims should run your phone for an entire day.
  • Launching with Android Jellybean with the promise of upgrade to Kitkat in the coming weeks.
  • Connectivity: 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack


Since the phone doesn’t come with expandable storage via microSD card, I’d suggest that you go in for the 16 GB version, since the price difference is not too much. With the Moto G you can also activate 50GB extra storage space on Google Drive for 2 years for backing up some of the data from your phone.

Flipkart Launch Day Offer

Flipkart should start selling  the Moto G from tomorrow (6th Feb) on their site. If you are planning on getting this, make sure you take up their special offer tomorrow. They’re offering 70% off on covers for the phone, Rs. 500 off on ebooks and Rs. 1000 of on clothing. They also have a draw where a lucky winner gets 100% cash back on the purchase (in store credits). Check out the deal and sign up for the notification if you’re interested in picking up the Moto G when it goes on sale tomorrow.

Link to Flipkart’s Moto G Offer Page. Product pages:  8GB and 16 GB.


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Vinu Thomas

Vinu is a Technical Architect working on Web technologies and a mobile enthusiast, who likes trying out new gadgets and apps. You can follow him on Twitter @vinuthomas

4 thoughts on “Moto G launches in India Starting at Rs. 12499”

  1. Thank you Vinu for detailed review. How does moto g stand against micromax a117? Which one would you suggest? And why?

    1. Let’s take the Pros and Cons of the Micromax A117 against the Moto G. The A117 has a sight upper hand here

      Pros of the A117:

      * Bigger screen (0.5 inches)
      * Camera – 12MP on the A117 vs 5MP on the Moto G
      * Expandable Storage: Even though the A117 comes only with 4G(around 2.6GB usable) storage, you can add a microSD card to increase it. Moto G has no expandable storage.
      * Cheaper of the two, but just marginally (around Rs.500 less than the 8GB Moto G)

      A117 Cons:
      *Android stuck at 4.2 (don’t know if you’ll get an update) while the Moto G’s on the latest 4.4 now. *Even though the batteries of both are around 2000mAh, the Moto G has a better talk time of 24 hours vs the 7 hours of the A117 (according to manufacturer’s rating).

      With these, I would still go with the Moto G if I went to choose between the two. Here are my reasons:

      1. Brand – A better brand and the overall finish of the product
      2. Longer Batter Life
      3. More storage – You don’t have to worry about moving apps and data to SDCard when the phone memory gets full. 2.6GB space on the A117 will run out fast. Go for the 16GB Moto G variant if you plan to keep your photos and videos on the phone.

      1. Thanks Vinu. Is A117 gorilla screen? I wanna buy a phone for my mom- was thinking little bigger screen like a117 might be good for her. But also moto’s better build / gorilla screen is tempting.

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