Flipkart Introduces Smartphone Exchange Program for Moto G Offering ₹2000 Discount

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By Rohit KVN | April 4, 2014 7:23 PM EST

Flipkart, exclusive retail partner of Motorola has introduced smartphone exchange campaign offering close to ₹2000 discount on the best selling mid-range handset Moto G in India.

Moto G made its debut in India in February and the reception was so overwhelming that the handset's stock ran out within minutes after it got released through online store. Since then, Flipkart has replenished its inventory twice and now with smartphone exchange program, the e-commerce site is offering consumers -  Moto G 8GB model for ₹10,499 and 16GB model for ₹11,999. Prospective buyers can check if their old handset is eligible for exchange or not (here and here).

Moto G sports 4.5-inch HD screen with pixel density of 329 ppi (pixels per inch) and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield. It ships with Android v4.4 KitKat OS, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 series quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front camera.

Apart from Moto G, Flipkart is also the selling Motorola flagship smartphone Moto X. The marquee phone though boasting some innovative voice control features did not get any massive response like its smaller sibling; probably its ₹24,000 plus price tag might have played a role on the minds of price-sensitive Indian consumers.

If Flipkart uses similar smartphone exchange strategy on Moto X, the phone might get some traction in the market.

Key Specifications of Motorola Moto G and Moto X:

Model

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto X

Display

4.5-inch HD (1270x720p) LCD screen with 329 ppi (pixels per inch), comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield.

4.7-inch AMOLED (RGB) screen with HD 720p display resolutions,

Pixel density : 316 ppi

OS

 Android v4.4 KitKat

Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS (KitKat update released)

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed

1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core CPU with one natural language processor core and a contextual processor core

(custom Motorola X8 Mobile computing system architecture), Adreno 320 (four-cores) graphics engine

RAM

1GB

2GB

Storage capacity

8GB/16 GB variants ( no microSD card slot)

16 GB (non-expandable)

Camera

Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash

Front: 1.3-megapixel camera 

Main: 10.0-megapixel CLEAR PIXEL (RGBC) camera, LED flash,

Full HD 1080p video recording

Front: 2.0-megapixel camera with full HD 1080p video recording ability 

Network

3G

3G & 4G-LTE

Battery

2,070 mAh

2200 mAh,

Power back-up close to 24 hours

Add-ons

Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0, USB, NFC, GPS, water-repellent nano-coating, aGPS (assisted), AGPS (autonomous), GPS, GLONASS

Water-repellent nano-coating, Bluetooth v4.0 LE + EDR, USB v2.0, Wi-Fi :802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac (dual band capability), GPRS, EDGE,  Motorola voice-assistant search options

Dimensions

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm

Height: 129.3 mm

Width: 65.3 mm

Curve: 5.6-10.4 mm

Weight

143 g

130 g

Price

MRP:

8GB: ₹12,499 & 16GB: ₹13,999

After discounts:

8GB: ₹10,499 & 16GB:₹11,999

All color variant made of plastic costs ₹23,999, Wood-panel based smartphones -  Teak and Walnut variants costs: ₹25,999

(Edited by Anu James)

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(Photo: Reuters / )
Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside talks during the worldwide presentation of the Moto G mobile phone in Sao Paulo. November 13, 2013.
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