Excerpt: The Motorola G is a handy, well built Android smartphone. With a 4.5-inch display, it is within the range of what I call the optimum size for the vast majority of smartphone users. It has a beautiful display that disappoints outdoors, but if you crank the brightness up, it is usable in direct sunlight. The beauty of the Moto G is that it does not excel or fail at any one thing.
Motorola Moto G review: high on performance, low on price
5 March 2014
Excerpt: When Puneet Soni (VP, Product Management at Motorola Mobility) revealed the Moto G to a bunch of geeky reporters, he constantly asserted that flagship features on a smartphone doesn’t need a flagship price. With Google guiding the path, Motorola has learnt a lot. Motorola is trying to move away from the specifications race and trying to do what Apple does the best, binding hardware and software beautifully.
Motorola Moto G review: The smartphone that could change the budget landscape
19 February 2014
Summary: The Moto G retails at Rs 12,499 for the 8GB and Rs 13,999 for the 16GB. This makes it the best, value-for-money offering under Rs 15,000 and quite possibly under Rs 20,000 as well . Sure, there are better spec’d handsets at this price but if given a choice, would you really pick an untested local brand over a seasoned OEM? Impressive specifications are no good if you don’t have regular software and firmware updates to add new features and iron out bugs.
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.
[VIDEO] Motorola Moto G Unboxing: 8GB Dual-SIM Australian Version
8 February 2014
Excerpt: Unknown to many people, possibly even people who live there, Australia was the first country where the Motorola Moto G was first released as a dual-SIM model only a few weeks ago. The 8GB dual-SIM model was released in the great country Down Under in late January, and while it isn’t yet available on the Motorola Australia website itself, it has made its way into quite a few retailers like JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys for not much at all.
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.
Summary: It is understandable that the Moto G gets a lot of interest from people who want a good and simple phone at a great price. The industrial design is simple and super-cute and I just wished that it was lighter. On the other hand, its shape feels very good in the hand and is comfortable to use. It is not too small or “big”. Does the Moto G delivers on its promise of “Quad-core” speed? I’d say bluntly, “no”.