Motorola Moto G User Reviews
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Everyday usage9.1/10UI speed9.1/10Camera8/10Multimedia9.2/10Internet9.1/10Call quality9.1/10Battery9/10Reception9.2/10Display9.7/10Build quality9.3/10Text input9.2/10
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posted on 24 Mar 2015, 12:02 (Posts: 0; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)
The Toyota Camry of Smart Phones
samm0 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
At first I considered this a donwgrade coming from a Galaxsy S4, but after a month I much happier with this fully decent phone. I wanted smaller yet capable phone, and I was always tinkering with my S4 for the sake of fully untilizing it. I was going to get the s5 mini, but went cheap and got this instead, and Google has really redifined the cheap smartphone. What impressed me first, was the simple UI and the lack of bloatware (US Celluar Version). I was originally going to instal CM or another bloat free rom, but it seemed pointless after ahwhile. Simply put the phone has no major flaw, nor is it cutting edge. And now I cant justify replacing it, becasue it just works and if I were to buy a newer cutting edge phone, it would just be for geeky reasons, not for function. If I break this phone I'm going to get a used one off ebay for $50, and keep life simple.
As for the specs, well, therye all decent.
The phone never lags with a normaly load of apps and activitiy, I dont care much for quad core but at least 1gb of ram is a must these days.
Camera is fine,
The speaker is suprisinly loud, the ringtone volume can be highenough to irritate.
The battery is adeqaute for a daily use, tends to be down to %20 by bedtime. screen is bright and PPI is respectable.
The case is smooth but wont fall out of your hand.
I think this it a "best" phone, much like the Camry becasue it works well in all catagories, its not going to win the race, but it also wont let you down either.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- Curved modern feel
- It's not dull
- It's not cutting edge
posted on 21 Mar 2015, 16:53 (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Mar 2015)
Moto G - The King
Azhar_Yousuf has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Motorola showed the world that there are smartphones where you can make with stunning processors with lowest price. I have been using this device for nearly 11 Months and I haven't experienced a single problem and this is my very first review because this phone deserves it .
With the Quad Core Processor and along with the powerful GPU this phone performs its task more than its expected range. With the Stock User Interface which makes this device so smooth that you can slide around apps and multitasking works like a charm. Not to forget about the latest Android Update which is the Lollipop which adds this phone an extra advantage .
Funny how people thought that this would be a midranger because of the price tag which still is but its performance made the entire world to take a look at it and that is what we call as perfect marketing. Overall its a perfect device from Moto and sure is worth the Price tag.What more can I say - "Thank You Moto "Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- 1. 100 % Value for Money
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posted on 15 Feb 2015, 10:33 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Feb 2015)
matt8174 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I have to say, the moto G is good value for money. I comes with a bright, crisp 720p display, a snappy processor, and great call quality. The screen is the real highlight here, 4.5in being perfect for 1 handed use. The processor runs most games well, such as monument valley and hill climb racing, but struggled and stuttered when faced with some of bloons TD5's higher levels. The main problem i have with this phone is the camera. Put simply, it never performs well, especially not in the dark. Also, the back cover has developed a worrying creak, and the battery is too small, and it stutters too much in everyday use. But overall, i would recommend it, as it is now only £100. Just be wary, don't buy it for the camera.Build quality 7/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 5/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 5/10
- Brilliant screen
- Adequate processor
- Good audio quality
- Woeful camera
- Small battery
- Very very very slow lollipop update
posted on 02 Jan 2015, 02:00 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Jan 2015)
akashgaara has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It was really great in the beginning but after six months it started to lag a lot and opening of apps takes a lot of time and i am not using any music or pictures. I rarely take pictures and play games. I use the phone only for social networking apps. Whatsapp hangs like a lot after six months of usageBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 3/10Everyday usage 2/10Text input 2/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Battery Life(One day)
- Gets slow after six months
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posted on 04 Dec 2014, 11:27 (Posts: 0; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)
edgr0594 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
A really good device, it has a great display and the device is really fast, now the only things that I do not like of the device is that has to low memory and is not capable of to have an SD card, the camera is really great.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
- Great display
- Great audio
- Great camera
- Low memory
- Lacks external memory option
posted on 02 Dec 2014, 10:55 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Dec 2014)
Theorbspike has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The phone has got some quite good specs, not excatly high end but there good considering it's price but I would suggest buying the moto g 2nd gen or 2014 because its got much better specs for not much more money.Build quality 5/10Reception 7/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 5/10Camera 6/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- Great battery
- Great price
- Stock Android
- Fast processor
posted on 28 Sep 2014, 12:31 (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)
bob_monkeywarts has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I love my Moto G. One of my favorite things about it is the design. Although it is thick, the curved back is amazing and the materials are great for a low-end phone. The snapdragon 400 does a great job of most stuff that you would do. It runs almost stock android (with a few Moto apps) and you can get it on the Google play store if you want it perfectly stock. I have the Google Now launcher running on mine and it works smoothly. The display is gorgeous with high ppi and max brightness.The only complaint I really have is the camera. It is great outdoors but awful indoors. Other than that it is a great phone and I recommend it.Build quality 10/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 6/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- battery life is great
- design is beautiful
- display is amazing
- stock Android
- speedy processor
- camera (only indoors)
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posted on 18 Sep 2014, 07:05 (Posts: 0; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)
faiyaskhan has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
i have been using this phone from last 6 months,its great and beautiful to use,before this phone i had apple 4s though in my view moto g is greater than 4s,its gaming everyday usage is good and it is very nice phone with best price. I really like moto g. Just I wish that I could use SD card but isn't,ok its goodBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:30 (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Happy With My Moto G
sanchezkk has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I love this phone despite of it's flaws, I know they will work themselves out with the update. Hopefully this phone will see Android 5.0/ Android L. I haven't had a smartphone in quite a long time and when I saw this phone, the manager of the store i bought this from was very positive about this phone and compared this to the Galaxy S series phones. The way he placed them next to each other and to find out I would be getting this phone for $40 after the Port-In Instant Rebate, I was getting a heck of a deal. I'm quite glad that i bought this phone.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
- The Screen is Great!
- Durability is Strong
- The shape fits great in my hand, and I love the dimple.
- Battery is ok but what the heck, it's a smartphone
- Android 4.4.2 is a little buggy, hopefully 4.4.4 will fix allot of issues
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posted on 02 Sep 2014, 21:18 (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)
Best of everything for the price!
goulav has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Love this phone! Especially for the price. The camera could be a bit better, but that's to be expected. Call quality isn't the best, but it isn't the worst either. The screen is absolutely amazing and very responsive. No 4G/LTE, but I bought that knowing the internet would be as fast. Overall, I'd recommend this phone in a heartbeat!Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Phone speed
- call quality
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posted on 02 Sep 2014, 13:03 (Posts: 0; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Good job by motorola
vjekoslav125 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
For that price, excellent phone, I got it for 3 months and I am very satisfied. Fast and does not lag, camera could be better, but for that price is ok. Just I wish that I could use SD card but isn't so important for me.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Excellent price
- Very fast quad core proc
- High resolution display
- Gorilla Glass 3
- Build quality
- Andorid 4.4.4.
- support OTG
- camera can be better
- Non user removable battery
posted on 30 Aug 2014, 23:52 (Posts: 0; Member since: 30 Aug 2014)
Best phone ever had
trppednsanity has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Smoothest and best phone ever had.. I scored 20177 on atutu bench with faux kernel no oc... its a really nice phone for a very cheap price beats a galaxy s3 and comes close to lg nexus 4 phone. Its perfect for the ave user and ave gamer too but me being a hard core gamer i wish i went with the moto x cause its essentially the same phone but better graphics im just not paying 4 times as much for twice the graphical power ill just wait till someone can properly oc the moto g and just do thatBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- fast performance for cheap price
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posted on 19 Aug 2014, 16:26 (Posts: 0; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)
toolplay has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
low price to quality phone...
i used to prefer sony xperia line, but not anymore. the quad core processor and the 1gb of memory ram convenceme to buy it... awesome performance.. search for physical tests on youtubeBuild quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Big Display
- Good resistance to scratches
- Low cost
- Great performance
- update to kitkat
- No micro sd slot
- Rear cover, get dirty easily
- Not includes a USB data cable
- Not includes a hands free headset
posted on 18 Aug 2014, 20:51 (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Jul 2014)
Great Phone for such price
ibulp has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I recommend this phone for anybody looking for a smart phone and can't afford .. this phone will give you the best of the best except i think 5 mp camera is not enough , Battery is awesome, daily usage and speed is just what will you expectBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- Price + Specifications and UI
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posted on 11 Aug 2014, 11:31 (Posts: 0; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)
Amazing 3G Phone, OTG Gives Me Unlimited Storage, Best Battery, Choose Wisely
motorider has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I bought the non-4G on Amazon, and chose this specific 3G US GSM model intentionally because the optimized US GSM radio model works as fast as my previous 4G phone, and picks up a better signal than my previous HTC Sensation 4G. I use T-Mobile for low cost, high quality service. I bought the Micro USB to USB adapter on Amazon for under $5 and plug in one of my several 32GB flash drives, so storage is no problem. The 16GB on the phone is ample, but with the adapter, and the APP ES File Explorer, it's like having a desktop. The battery life is simply amazing. As an example, my GF has wi-fi on all day, and ends the night with 80%, and I use heavy and have never seen it fall below 50%. I am running Android 4.4.3. if you follow the steps to properly charge the phone after all updates, and there are a few, you will not regret this phone. For about $200, I own an amazing phone. Having 2 high quality camera's, I am not too disappointed in the camera, but if you want the very best phone, then spend the extra $100 and go for Moto X. You cannot go wrong and the specialized 3G GSM US model is simply spectacular. It's so easy to use, especially with Ask Google, which is IMO, better than Siri, but each have their own pro's and cons. I could have bought any phone and can afford them all, but I found my decision to buy this one, was brilliant. Not too big, although the screen is so sharp and pretty big. I used the Cruzerlite cover, Fosmon cover, and recommend the AM Film screen protector. Android...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Buy a Micro USB to USB cable, and plug in Flash Drive for unlimited storage, use with the APP
- Updated to Android 4.4.3
- Amazing Battery life after taking steps from Motorola website
- Easiest phone to use, I am one of the earliest Android adopters
- Android is pure Linux - the best
- Camera could be better, but I have 2 great digital cameras
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posted on 16 Jul 2014, 08:34 (Posts: 0; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)
Best phone for this price range
viragarp has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The quality of this device is really high, constant updates are available to the new Android versions. A real best-buy phone. The camera could be the only minus, it is not the best 5 mpx cam I have seen.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 5/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
posted on 15 Jul 2014, 06:11 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
Very good Smartphone
HShavit has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
MotoG is a great phone at an excellent price and sane unlike smartphones leading companies, this is also why I chose to buy it.
Unfortunately, in Tel Aviv, Israel people think that only expensive is the best and say that the Moto G is an imitation of the smartphone's leading companies, in addition it should be noted that they do not recognize other smartphones, plus most have not experienced iPhone and other smartphones, can be seen by "one of the people saying" you move the iPhone "when it is known that iPhones are not as advanced as the iPhone,
I keep showing them how good motto G but they do not understand,
Finally I am very pleased with the phone and would recommend to anyone to buy itBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 11 Jul 2014, 10:27 (Posts: 0; Member since: 11 Jul 2014)
Motorola Moto G
matt2556 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Great phone with a reasonable price tag and A high resolution display, only downsides are that there is no expandable storage and the camera is average.
On the good side though the phone has decent performance and an excellent display.Build quality 7/10Reception 8/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
posted on 04 Jul 2014, 13:40 (Posts: 0; Member since: 04 Jul 2014)
Demo462 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I am amazed about this phone!
I bought it less than a month ago and i can not say anything wrong!
But there is some people who maybe ask me:Why are you give 8point to the camera?Simply its an amavarge quality camera in this price category so i don't give bad point for the camera coz its normal not high avarage....
The quality of the phone is pretty good i think its easily 10/10 or at least 10/9
Call quality is about 9-8.I not got bigger problems with it.
Internet is fast and good,also the chrome boost a lot on the phone!
The speaker is good and extremly loud!
Camera is pretty much avarage....8
The phone is like a rocket..Fast and no laggs at all!
The phone done the somple tasks with no problem.
Stock android keyboard.Love it!
The display is the strongest part of the phone!720p,IPS,4,5inch!
Battery is good.
All for £125!
Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Fast at overall
- Awesome gaming quality
- Good battery life
- Beautiful HD display
- Stock android
- Avarage camera
- No micro SD
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posted on 24 Jun 2014, 12:27 (Posts: 0; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)
Great phone for its price
deadlaine has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
For that price this phone is really amazing. Pixely density is comaprable to phones of a lot bigger price. Camera isnt one of the best out there, but it depends for what you look in the phone. The only cons i would consider disturbing would be no microSD, instead you have drive on which you can put photos, files.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 6/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- No microSD
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posted on 19 Jun 2014, 10:29 (Posts: 0; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
Great phone for the price
Serious2k has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I had this phone for about 3 months now and i must say for a phone with only a £130 price tag on its back its a bang for the money. People are even comparing it to big branded phones such as the iphone5 and even the galaxy s4/ mini.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- Great display
- Has the latest android OS 4.4.2 kitkat
- Stuck with 8 or 16 GB which isn't all that bad
- Battery not removable
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posted on 10 Jun 2014, 10:36 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
Moto G 16GB
ermayo93 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Best phone of this type and price on the market. Superb mid-level android phone. Camera and battery(not user replaceable) are the only slight downfalls. Also no SD card port to expand storage. 4G version adds it.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 7/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- Excellent display
- Long battery life
- Great UI
- Slightly below-par camera
- Battery not user replaceable
- no Micro SD card port
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posted on 08 Jun 2014, 03:12 (Posts: 0; Member since: 24 May 2014)
The best smartphone in this price!
serafit has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I have Motorola moto g 16 GB internal. This is a fast and awesome Smartphone! After Xperia sola I understood what is really Smartphone!!!!!! Motorola has faster processor, very good GPU and other. This phone looks great in reality than on the pics. I can don't charge phone during 3 days and I can use it for everything internet, music, video, games and etc. At least this is not a phone, This is the human!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Fast CPU
- Good GPU
- Very Good Sensor
- Good Battery
- Beautiful Design
- Very good display colors
- Camera (only 5x pixels)
posted on 16 May 2014, 18:52 (Posts: 0; Member since: 16 May 2014)
Don't buy Motorola phones, especially the Moto G because they force an update and will not switch it back.
nikkigroc has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This phone overall would have gotten a better rating from me if it didnt force me to apply an update that changed the whole layout of the phone. Don't buy Motorola phones, especially the Moto G because they force an update and will not switch it back.Build quality 6/10Reception 5/10Call quality 5/10Internet 4/10Multimedia 3/10Camera 6/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 5/10Display 6/10Battery 6/10
- They force you to accept their updates that change the layout and cannot downgrade back to the previous version
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posted on 15 May 2014, 04:55 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 May 2014)
My first ever generic smartphone
poojaps1992 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I'm in love with this phone. Apart from battery performance which is also decent, it is almost comparable to other flagship mobiles.
Camera performance is also satisfactory. After you purchase the device , oneeds to caliberate the battery in order get the most optimum performance.
In all, motorola has dropped a bomb with this in the smartphones market.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- fast processor
- large internal storage
- kitkat update
- supports all applications
- no micro sd
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