Motorola Moto G ReviewMotorola Moto G 9
Right away, our ears notice some evidence of noise emitted by its earpiece, which is accompanied with hollow sounding voice. Switching to the speakerphone, it produces some crackling at the loudest volume setting. Comforting at the very least, our callers mention having an easy time comprehending our voice from their end.
Working with a 2070 mAh battery, it’s a small capacity no doubt, but at least we’re pleased with what it’s able to crank out. Fully charged and ready to go, we’re able to get roughly 17 hours of normal usage out of it.
We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.
People will argue that the Nexus 5 is the device to beat in order to win over that reputation for having the most bang for the buck value. Although it does offer its own set of value, the Moto G is actually able to triumph it in another way – one that targets consumers who want nothing other than a BASIC smartphone, without complications to the experience, coming at a cheap price.
Unlike those wonky and sometimes depressing entry-level smartphones, the Moto G has enough variety in its design and software experience to give consumers something to look forward to. Yes, it’s lacking several things we believe nowadays as being standard, like 4G LTE connectivity and 1080p video recording, but nevertheless, those are just some of the small compromises that Motorola needed to make in order to deliver its product.
Sporting an outstanding outright price of $179 for the base model, it’s something many people believe to be mind-boggling. Just when we thought $349 for the Nexus 5 was pretty darn good, but this obviously takes the cake. It’s unlocked, there’s variety with its color casings, and the Android experience is also easy to understand, so it’s hard not to like it. All told, Motorola is defining what it means to be an entry-level player.
Software version of reviewed unit:
Android version: 4.3
Build number: 14.10.0Q3.X-84-16
Kernel version: 3.4.0-g741c020-00002-g4becdcd
- $179 contract-free price
- Color variety
- Simplified Android experience
- Choppy performance
- Underwhelming performance from its camera
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