Summary: The Moto G is not officially released in the Philippines but several online sellers have them on stock. The review unit we have is a dual-SIM which was bought in Singapore for a little over Php9,000.
Conclusion: It has it’s flaws yes but so does every smartphone to date, they are either too heavy or too large, not powerful enough etc but we still love them and that’s the point that I want to make here…I fell in love with the Moto G while reviewing it, I literally didn’t use my Nexus 5 much at all, only for the odd e-mail here or a text message there as everything I did be it YouTube or web browsing I did it on the Moto G.
Conclusion: The Moto G is a budget Android smartphone done right, finding success in a number of levels starting with suitable performance across the OS. The Snapdragon 400 SoC is surprisingly powerful, and when combined with a skin-free Android build, it was able to deliver a smooth user experience. Even relatively high-end 3D gaming is possible on the Moto G, adding to the handset’s versatility.
Motorola Moto G review: how good can a $179 smartphone be?
7 January 2014
Summary: The Moto X represented a sizable step forward for Motorola. A comfortable, fresh, customizable design married with tasteful and useful software features, it’s the polar opposite of the aggressively styled and skinned Droids Motorola and Verizon have produced. Now, Motorola is back with the Moto G, a budget smartphone that aims to bring the best things about the Moto X to customers that don't want or can't afford a midrange smartphone.
Pros: Aspirational design, Excellent performance, Incredible value
Conclusion: A Google phone for the masses. At long last. Nothing like the enigmatic Nexus, drip-fed through the Play Store, attractively priced but hard-to-get. OK, go ahead and call the Moto G the poor man's Nexus. Just don't call it cheap. For what it has to offer, this phone is beyond cheap - but doesn't look it. And definitely doesn't act like one, for the most part. Bottom line, it's the Nexus 7 of smartphones - perhaps even better.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; quad-band UMTS/HSPA support, 4.5" 16M-color 720p IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 326ppi pixel density; Gorilla Glass 3, Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean with Android 4.4 update reportedly coming as soon as January 2014, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU; Adreno 305 GPU, 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 720p video recording @ 30fps with HDR, continuous autofocus and stereo sound, 1.3 MP front-facing camera, ...
Cons: Limited non-expandable storage, Non user-removable battery, Questionable camera image quality, limited camera settings