Motorola Moto G Forte mystery explained: it's a Moto G plus a grip

Motorola Moto G Forte mystery explained: it's a Moto G plus a gripThere's been a bit of excitement lately over rumours that Motorola is working on a mysterious ruggedised “Moto G Forte” handset – understandable considering how well loved the conventional Moto G is.

But we can all calm down again, as the Moto G Forte has been made official – in Mexico, at least – and it's nowhere near as interesting as the rumours have been suggesting.

In fact, the Motorola Moto G Forte is nothing more than a standard Moto G that arrives encased in a Motorola Grip Shell in the box. That's right – the only difference is that it comes with an extra casing that you can pick up yourself already for £9.99.

That's not to criticise the Grip Shell as a waste of money or anything. We're sure it works well and does indeed beef up your Moto G's physical attributes. But since when does sticking an existing accessory onto an existing smartphone before selling it warrant calling it something completely different?

To make it completely clear, we're talking a completely standard Moto G – you know, 4.5in 720p display, Snapdragon 400 processor, Android 4.4 KitKat etc – with a rubberised grip stuck on it.

Anyway, it seems the Moto G Forte is targeted purely at Latin America, so we won't bother losing too much sleep over the whole thing.

Via Phone Arena

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CTPAHHIK  Apr. 3, 2014 at 14:05

Sounds like a good investment for £9.99. If anyone finds out when I can order one in UK do share.
Thank you

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 3, 2014 at 14:12

mrew42  Apr. 3, 2014 at 14:26

all that for a chuffing case?
With Grips?
Had these on my Nexus, HTC Sensation, Mrs SGSIII, Huawei G300, SG Ace 2

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 4, 2014 at 00:49

I got a black one for £1.69 delivered, other colours were as little as 99p delivered. This "Forte" model is being sold in Mexico to get around one network having exclusivity over the standard Moto G.


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