Moto G 2015 Specs, Antutu Benchmark Score, and Photos, Leaked!

The first generation Moto G - released in 2013 - is one of my favorite midrange Android smartphones ever. So seeing these leaked photos of the 2015 follow-up to that affordable model really brings a smile to my face. It looks great, don't you think?

Moto G 2015

Moto G 2015
Motorola retained the sleek back panel curvature of the first and second gen releases on the latest version, making their affinity undeniable.

Moto G 2015
The metallic accents on the Moto G 2015's shell as well as the front facing speakers located near either ends of the phone are reminiscent of Motorola's Nexus 6 flagship.

Moto G 2015
The back plate dons a more fancy texture versus just plain matte finish on the 2014 model.

Moto G 2015

Moto G 2015

Moto G 2015

Moto G 2015

Off hand, I think the handset looks very attractive. I like that its design and ergonomics don't depart too much from that of its predecessors because I've always loved the curves and dimensions of the previous Moto Gs.

Moto G 2015

Now, as for the specs, it appears that the phone leaves much to be desired -- especially when you think about the hardware of many amazing Android smartphones in its price category that are already out in the market. Nonetheless, I think hardcore Motorola fans who've been following this series won't really mind.

Moto G 2015

Last week, Moto fan Leonardo Fiaschi uploaded a video on Youtube showing benchmark test results of what he claims to be his friend's prototype Moto G 2015 unit. I think it's legit.

Moto G 2015

Moto G 2015

Moto G 2015

The clip clearly shows that the new Moto G will have the following technical specifications:

4.97-inch 1280 x 720 HD display
13 MegaPixel autofocus main camera with LED flash
5 MegaPixel front cam
64-Bit 1.35 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC
1GB of RAM
8GB of ROM
4G LTE connectivity support
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system
2,300 mAh battery pack

Moto G 2015
The combination of its innards should give Moto G an Antutu Benchmark Score of in the area of 22,000 to 25,000. Leonardo got a mark of 23,355 when he ran the test on the prototype unit.

I'm fine with the phone's display, imaging capability, and processor; For me, those are good enough for a 2015 budget Android smartphone. But I wish that it had at least 2 GB of RAM and a bigger battery pack.

2014 Moto G 8GB is still out and has an official suggested retail price of $179 USD; I think the 2015 update will have the same price upon launch. Last year's Moto G became available in the Philippines via Kimstore for Php 9,980. My friend Kim Lato hasn't spoken with me regarding her plans for the 2015 model -- but I think she'll definitely bring it here and make it available to her loyal buyers and supporters as soon as she can.

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