New 2014 Motorola Moto G UK release date, price and specs

The original Moto G is the best-value smartphone you can buy, and it just got even better: Motorola launched the updated Moto G at IFA 2014. Here we reveal all you need to know about the new 2014 Motorola Moto G, including UK release date, price and specs. Also read our full review of the brand new Motorola Moto G.

Also see: What to expect from Motorola at IFA 2014, Motorola Moto 360 and new Motorola Moto X.

Check out our early hands-on reviews of the new Motorola products launched at IFA 2014: Motorola Moto 360 hands-on review and Moto X hands-on review

New 2014 Motorola Moto G UK release date

The new Motorola Moto G will go on sale in the UK via Amazon today, but you'll need to wait to October to buy compatible Motorola Shells. Also see: Best smartphones 2014.

New 2014 Motorola Moto G UK release date, price and specs

New 2014 Motorola Moto G UK price

The new Motorola Moto G costs from £144.99 in the UK. Also see: Motorola Moto G 2013 review.

New 2014 Motorola Moto G specs

Available in black and white, the brand-new Motorola Moto G comes with dual-SIM capability as standard (also see: Best dual-SIM smartphones 2014). It runs Android KitKat 4.4, and Motorola guarantees an update to Android L.

New 2014 Motorola Moto G UK release date, price and specs

This 149g, 141.5x70.7x6-11mm budget smartphone from Motorola features a tapered frame, just like the Motorola Moto X; except here the chassis is plastic, not aluminium. Also see: Best budget smartphones 2014.

The new-for-2014 Moto G hides the same 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and Adreno 305 graphics under a larger 5in HD (720p, 294ppi) IPS display. The original Moto G had a 4.5in, 329ppi screen. Also see: Best Android phones 2014.

As before, the Motorola Moto G is available with 8- or 16GB of internal storage, plus there's now support for microSD up to 32GB.

At the back of the Moto G is an improved 8Mp (up from 5Mp) f2.0 camera with autofocus. The front camera has also seen an upgrade, from 1.3- to 2Mp.

One last improvement over the original Moto G is the 2014 model's speakers - two 12x15x3mm speakers are now found at the front of the phone, rather than the single 12x17x3.65mm version previously found at the rear.

Motorola isn't the only manufacturer launching great-value smartphones at IFA. Also check out the Nokia Lumia 830 - the affordable flagship Windows Phone.

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