First Motorola Moto G camera samples surface

First Motorola Moto G camera samples surface
Motorola unveiled the Moto G last week and it seemed like a dream come true for budget buyers - an extremely affordable phone with decent performance and a large display. What more could one want? We have to admit that we also hoped it has a good camera. Now, the first Moto G camera photo and video samples have surfaced, courtesy of tech blog Recombu, and we can finally see how well does the snapper perform.

First, let’s remind you that we are looking at a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture. It is not all about the megapixels, though, and even though the camera cannot match the detail and performance of top-shelf devices, it is still a very decent shooter for its price.

First, the camera app on the Moto G is very simplistic in appearance. Tap anywhere on the screen to capture an image is great for selfies and for quicker shooting, but comes with the downside of no manual tap to focus control. All manual settings are accessible via a swipe from the left. You can manually tweak exposure, white balance and focus, as well as the aspect ratio in which you’re shooting.

Our first impressions of the actual camera samples are that for its price the Moto G shoots good images with pleasing colors, sufficient amount of detail and noise generally in check. Flash performance is not great and dynamic range could be better, but again we are speaking about a very affordable device here. Take a look yourself, the camera samples are right below.

source: Recombu

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Moto G
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 2070 mAh



1. kdealltheway

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

You like to stalk trainstations at night...

2. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

The photos are nothing spectacular (too much noise) but for $180 what do you expect? When it becomes available I'll pick one up. Can't go wrong with a Google owned company in terms of updates and I'm sure they'll be lots of xda-developer support for this phone too.

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yup I just got one yesterday. The camera samples are not at all good and you need a very steady hand to take them being said that is the only downside this phone has ! The display is gorgeous almost as good as iPhone 5 (my sister's phone). Rest of the software just feels like a Nexus device and is buttery smooth. This phone is worth every penny especially when u stack up against HTC one Mini or GS4 mini which are twice the price and most likely wouldn't get Kitkat

16. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I'm planning on picking one up in January as soon as the unlocked version is sold by Motorola. Now really the biggest question... Which camera is better a Moto Q or a Nexus 4? I'm leaning towards buying the Moto Q even if the Nexus 4s specs are a little higher. In all honesty It might be something about showing support for an American company trying to break down price barriers. I might be making a statement with my purchase...

3. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

White balance and saturation is actually good for the price range it's in. It's leaning towards neutral which I definitely prefer.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Not that great... Sammy's 5 MPs are way better than this...

10. taikucing unregistered

And costs twice than this

7. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

They're okay. Good from a distance, noisy on closer inspection.

8. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

They dont look to bad again for the range. What I wish is that they wouldnt have made the device quite so bulky anthing above 10mm range is a bit thick these days.. & also of course Lte is missing although im sure HSPA+ will suffice. I dont think its better overall though then current LG optimus F6 im using which is also low price at least here in the US as most LG mid rangers are. Abeilt this is a bit cheaper even

17. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Follow up. Sold my f6 and should have my g from Amazon soon. From what ive read overall & looked at it should be better. I hope so!

9. taikucing unregistered

Good photos for this $179 phone. Quad core, HD display, 1 GB of RAM, 2070 mAh. It certainly blows Lumia 520 (and the upcoming 525) out of the water. The disadvantages are the lack of microsd slot and front facing camera. And who cares about front facing camera? as if everybody uses it everyday. I hope this phone comes to my country.

11. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

it has 1.3 megapixel front facing camera.

12. youngmouss

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

It has front facing camera

13. youngmouss

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

For this price anybody who complains should be arrested lol.i know will complain about something but honestly there is no comment.i am waiting f I r my nexus 5 but I will get one of this too its just awesome

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

The photos are decent. They are not going to stand up to the flagship phones, but for the price of the phone, there is no phone I've seen in that price range that can compare to this, this is comparable to mid range devices camera wise. These pictures seem like they will be fine for stuff like Facebook or Instagram, and that's all most people use their phone cameras for. Any idea as to how video is handled with this device?

15. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The only thing I care about is the Moto G will be released on Verizon Prepaid. I need a Verizon based phone for where I live.

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