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Moto G crowned as bestselling Motorola handset in history

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Motorola has announced the Moto G is the company’s highest-selling smartphone ever.

The £129 smartphone was launched in November 2013 to the critical acclaim of both the media and consumers, so much so that Motorola has crowned the budget blower its best phone.

“The Moto G has been the most successful, highest-selling smartphone in Motorola’s history”, said Motorola Senior VP, Rick Osterloh, during Motorola’s MWC 2014 event.

Sadly, Motorola didn’t elaborate on this claim with any sales figures, which would have made the claim even more noteworthy.

Motorola even went on to say that despite the Moto G's price, the company still makes a profit on every unit sold. This profit margin may even increased after the Lenovo acquisition of Motorola.

The Moto G was awarded for coming rammed with decent hardware and a near stock Android experience that practically gave you an affordable Nexus 5.

Motorola’s handset and the Nokia Lumia 520, which outsold all Android phones in the UK in December, prove that the combination of decent specs and the right price tag make a handset, even if it isn’t the flagship.

Moto G Features

The Moto G features a 4.5-inch 720p HD display running on a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM.

It comes with a minimum of 8GB of internal storage, but lacks microSD card storage.

The Moto G is also now equipped with Android 4.4 KitKat and features a UI very close to stock Android.

In the rear is an 5-megapixl camera with autofocus and LED flash, coupled with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

The all-plastic phone is available in a range of colours and is powered by a 2070mAh battery.

It comes with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS connectivity, but misses out on 4G LTE.

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