The CDMA variant of the highly popular Moto G is on sale in India for Rs 13,490. RCom is selling the CDMA Moto G under its Zero Plan EMI scheme, which is the same scheme under which you could buy the Apple iPhone 5S by paying a monthly EMI. This scheme was first reported by Telecom Talk.
So essentially, as a part of the Zero Plan EMI scheme, you will be able to buy the Moto G off RCom by paying Rs 1,205 every month and what you get in addition to the design is unlimited local and STD voice calls, 3,000 free SMS and unlimited 3G data with no cap. As mentioned above, this scheme is similar to what was announced for the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. In other words, you could buy either of the new iPhones in India under a two year contract.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the CDMA variant of the Moto G boasts the same specifications as the GSM counterpart, albeit without the dual-SIM card slots. So essentially, it features a 4.5-inch 720p display and a 1.3GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core SoC paired with 1GB of RAM.
Also included is a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera, 8GB of internal storage and a 2,070mAh battery. On the software front it still runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and it also features a nano coating which makes the device water repellant.
However, buyers need to beware that these units are imported by RCom from international markets and though the fine print mentions buyers will get a one-year warranty, it is not clear how that would work. Sources tell BGR India that the units have not been bought directly from Motorola and are most likely to have been bought from one of the resellers from the US. There is no confirmation about the same at the moment.
The 8GB CDMA Moto G on sale also costs Rs 1,000 more than the GSM variant which retails at Rs 12,49. The likely reason for the price difference could be to cover the costs of the international warranty. Motorola has an exclusive retail deal with Flipkart in India, which is the sole importer and retailer for the Moto G and Moto X in India.