Moto G (2014): all the new features

Moto G (2014): all the new features
The new Moto G 2014 edition upgrades from its predecessor exactly where it counts most, namely a larger display diagonal and higher camera resolution. Thus, potential users will be immediately notified that this is a bigger and, perhaps, better phone, the second they pick it up in the store.

Apart from the enlarged screen diagonal, Motorola placed another very distinguished feature in the new Moto G that is a rarity on smartphones still, especially in this price point - a dual stereo speaker set at the front. Moreover, the camera resolution grows from 5 MP to 8 MP, but it sill only records HD video, which is a bummer in this day and age where even midrangers do 1080p footage. We are willing to overlook this omission for that sweet, sweet microSD card slot, which is dearly missed on its predecessor, if we don't count the Moto G LTE version.

Other than those, the specs sheet stays largely the same, down to the quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, the 1 GB of RAM, and 2070 mAh battery. Just as last year, the internal storage versions are 8 GB/16 GB, starting at $179.99 and $199.99, respectively, but the memory slot expansions makes those much more palatable. All in all, just like its predecessor, the new Moto G edition is probably one of the best value-for-money propositions you can currently get in the Android ecosystem, and we can't wait to put it through its paces.

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Moto G (2014)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2070 mAh



1. LoveHater

Posts: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Pure Dissapointment ,,,, Not woth an upgrade .... they only focused on Moto X sequel,,, Better to go with Htc 820

4. nitinraj

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Who will upgrade mid range phone to a mid range one ? No disappointment here considering they're selling at the same price with added features!

5. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Camera is a good upgrade But very disappointing in No battery upgrade, this is the major flaw with the MotoG1

6. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

How is this a disappointment, they are offering an upgrade over the old one at the same price. Bigger screen? check Better cameras? check Better speakers? check MicroSd card support? check This is like the perfect upgrade. Altough the original MotoG had good battery like, they could have increased the battery capacity slightly though.

9. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Bigger Screen is good but with same old battery? Not a good idea.. Better Camera..Good Better Speakers..Good MicroSD Card..Good Processor..Could've upgraded processor to Snapdragon 410 or at least bumped the clock speed to 1.6GHz RAM..Should've upgraded to at least 1.5GB Shouldn't call it an upgraded Moto G. Its 'just' a 2014 edition of Moto G. NOT an upgrade.

2. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Bigger screen and better camera, pure android OS and guaranteed android L update what more could you ask for £145 class

3. aksa123

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Moto G (2014): all the OLD features

7. Filly

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 02, 2012


8. cse.vicky unregistered

Instead of pumping to 5, they should have made it 4.7 [good for 720p] and added some battery. Sadness, I thought Motorola atleast listened to the customers/consumers.

10. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

If you saw their video of Motorola unveiling the video of all 3 devices, you would know that the reason why they changed it to 5 inches was because most of the feedback they got were people that wanted bigger screens.

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