Moto G (2015) Is The Cheapest Waterproof Phone Yet, Starts At $179 1


There’s no bar on who can and cannot drop their phones in the water. That must have happened with many of you. And then, very few phones are waterproof. The cheapest waterproof phone is (actually, was) Sony’s Xperia M4 Aqua that comes for little under $350. But the third gen Moto G has just snatched away that crown from Sony.Moto-G-2015-minThe USP of the new Moto G (2015) is obviously its ability remain unaffected from the water. It is IPx7 rated waterproof phone. It is the cheapest waterproof phone so far, and there’s no other such phone in this segment. Let me remind you, it’s not “dustproof”.Motorola has also bumped up the camera from 8MP to 13MP with a new lens system, which should produce better images. Front camera now has a respectable 5MP resolution.

Motorola has carried forward the engine from the previous generation of Moto G. So, it’s still the Snapdragon 410 1.4GHz quad-core processor that powers the phone. Now, it comes in two RAM-storage combos: 1GB/8GB, and 2GB/16GB. But it’s just to trick you guys into buying the 2GB version, which obviously will be better in the long term. It also features Motorola’s new design philosophy. It’s got a curved back with textures, and metallic accents around the camera. The 5 inch 720p HD display is protected by the Gorilla Glass 3. Indian variant will feature dual SIM support with 4G LTE.

The price? The 1GB/8GB variant will cost $179 in the USA and $188 (INR 11,999) and 2GB/16GB will come for $220 in the USA and $203 (INR 12,999). That’s $40 difference in the USA but in India the difference is negligible, barely $15.┬áIn some countries, it will be available on MotoMaker, where you can customize it to your liking. Flipkart will be selling it in the India with exciting launch day offers that include Moto 360 for Re.1, 100% cashback and much more.

The rollout starts today!

 


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