Reviews and Problems with Motorola Moto G / Moto G 2
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Motorola Moto G
4 October 2014
Summary: We've seen plenty of budget smartphones over the years, but none have ever delivered on the promise of a great experience at a low cost like the Moto G has. Not only are its specs fast, its screen sharp and its software (almost) bang up to date, it actually looks the part too. Quite how Motorola's making a profit on this, we're not sure, but that shouldn't matter to anyone except Google. This is quite simply the best phone Motorola has made in a decade.
Summary: Once again, Motorola astounds us with a smartphone that’s such good value it’s not at all clear how the company can be making money from it. But hey, if Motorola wants to live off vapours, that’s fine by us: forget cheap Samsungs, Windows Phones or budget HTCs, if you’re not going to splash the cash on a top end iPhone, phablet or camera phone, this is the only handset on any platform worth considering.
Moto G review (2014): still the best budget smartphone
3 October 2014
Conclusion: Motorola's wallet-friendly formula hasn't changed much since last year's Moto G, but that's OK -- the company changed just enough to make the 2014 version one of the best budget smartphones out there.
Pros: Camera is much better than the original's, Near-stock Android 4.4.4 is a treat, Feels snappy despite aging internals, Inexpensive
Cons: No LTE, Screen isn't as crisp as last year's model
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.
Excerpt: £135 doesn’t typically afford you the smartest of smartphones, but Motorola’s Moto G brings some incredible top line features to the budget Android realm for just that. As a result, this 4.5-inch Jelly Bean beast is one of the best-value handsets we've ever seen. The Moto G goes for the same design as its more expensive brother, the Moto X.
Conclusion: The Moto G has consistently lived up to every expectation I had of it, and performed like a phone that costs twice its price. It so completely obliterates its natural competition, that anyone wanting an Android smartphone outside of the top echelons, would be crazy not to give it try. Its excellent performance and almost ridiculous $180 price tag makes it the bargain of the year, and the pull of stock Android with that cool Google backing makes it desirable.
Pros: An absolute bargain at $180 unconnected, Stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean/Android 4.4 KitKat, Fast, capable processor, 4.5-inch, 720p screen is just about perfect, Excellent battery life
Cons: The camera is basic, A choice of 8GB or 16GB of memory, No removable battery, External speaker has to be cranked up to hear, No 4G LTE capability
Excerpt: The Motorola Moto G is simply the best low-cost Android smartphone available right now. Highlights include a 4.5" HD screen, quad-core processor, large battery and interchangeable back covers.
Summary: The catchline for the New Moto G 2014 smartphone really does ring true and at just £149 off-contract or with crazy cheap line rentals there should be little to hold you back if your budget is tight. In my New Moto G 2014 review we discover a sturdy set of features that have few, if any, chinks in its armour. Supplied in either black or white the New Moto G 2014 smartphone has a classic look that can be spiced up with colourful interchangeable shells sold separately .