Cheap and cheerful Moto G lands in Malaysia

Set your calendars to 21 January. The value buy Moto G is finally hitting our shores
The much anticipated Moto G lands in Malaysia

Now that Motorola is finally making a strong comeback, the brand is back in the game with a budget phone and a dash of Google DNA.

It's value for money. decently kitted out and pretty decent to look at. Announced not too long ago, the Moto G with it's official US price of US$199, was thought by many to be a game changer. After all at a very tasty RM698 (8GB) and RM789 (16GB), the Moto G looks like a budget buyers dream.

Despite being only a fraction of the price of a high-end phone, it's kitted out with some decent specs. You get a 4.5in HD screen, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU and a stock version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (which will be upgraded to 4.4 KitKat in early 2014). It also packs what Motorola describes as an “all-day battery life” and a 5MP camera that supports iPhone 5S-style slow motion video.

Memory hoggers are going to be a bit sore with the Moto G though. It doesn't have expandable memory beyond their 8GB or 16GB configurations but cheer up, all units do come with free 50GB storage on Google Drive. 

Can't wait to get your hands on it? For the moment, pre-orders are a Lazada exclusive till 20th January and those who do pre-order from the site get a free black Motorola Flip Shell and screen protector.

The rest of the major retailers and telcos will be offering the Moto G from the 21st January onwards and you'll be getting a Motorola Shell and screen protector as well.

Want to know if the Moto G is really worth getting? Then check out our review to find out more.