Motorola’s Moto G has been a raging success in India. The device, which came to India exclusively through online retailer Flipkart, has seen sales go through the roof. Thanks to the phenomenal response the device saw in India, it looks like Motorola wants to replicate the same once again. This time around, the CDMA version of the Moto G is being used to lure people away from other devices. Motorola has silently launched the CDMA version of the Moto G on Reliance’s CDMA network.
The CDMA version of the Moto G has appeared on the Reliance’s e-shop page along with a bunch of other high-end handsets. The CDMA version of the Moto G is visually identical to its GSM cousin, and externally there is nothing that distinguishes the two from each other.
The Motorola Moto G listed on the Reliance website is however the 8 GB version of the phone. There is no word as yet if a 16 GB CDMA version is on the cards. As for the other features of the device, it features a 4.5 inch 720p display complete with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating for durability and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 System On Chip with a 1.2 Ghz processor housed inside it. The device does not have a SIM card slot and, for the same reason, would remain locked to Reliance all the time. This could be an issue if you happen to travel a lot and need to remain out of Reliance’s CDMA coverage area for extended periods of time.
There is a 5 megapixel main camera at the rear of the device coupled with a 1.3 megapixel front shooter. The main camera can also capture videos in 720p HD resolution. There is an LED flash thrown in as well for low light usage. On the connectivity front, the Motorola Moto G CDMA version gets Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, and USB options. The phone runs the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat and should be upgradable to subsequent versions of the OS in the months to come.
The original Moto G came at an affordable price tag with a decent spec sheet to boot. This led to people who were buying other Indian handsets for the same price immediately shift to the more popular Motorola brand. The CDMA version however might have a difficult time selling in large numbers here owing to the fact that it only comes in the 8 GB version and has a higher price tag of Rs. 13,490 ($ 224) affixed to it.
Would you buy the CDMA version of the Moto G?