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The Moto G is the most successful Motorola smartphone of all time

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:20

The first time you read that headline, you might be a bit surprised, but the more you think about it, the more sense it makes. Motorola has dropped quite a bit of interesting information today from the news about the next Moto X and a smartwatch in the works, to talking about the expansion plans for the current Moto X. But, Motorola also has an interesting tidbit on the Moto G...

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posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:26 2

1. remyrz (Posts: 205; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)

woot.. nice! I though the Motorola Droid was the best..

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:42 1

7. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

Go to Amazon.com. and it is. They sold bunch.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:28 17

2. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)

Makes me happy to think there's a decent smartphone experience for people who can't afford the latest greatest flagship.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 04:38

40. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

I think motorola is the only company that has figured out how to make great android smartphone and i think with the help of lenovo they will make the perfect phone!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:29 1

3. smallworld (Posts: 499; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

They shouldn't be proud of that. Same situation as Nokia.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 20:52 6

13. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

I dunno man. I have a Note 3 and a Moto G. The Moto G is an excellent phone. There's nothing wrong with a hit even if the profit margins aren't big. Knocking Motorola because the G's specs aren't flagship is very short sighted because technically the iPhone doesn't have the hardware specs to hang with the Android heavy hitters but it's a relevant phone. If going only by spec sheets the only thing the iPhone has going for it is the 64 bit processor, and in reality the biggest thing that the iPhone has on the Android flagships is its excellent camera. I've owned a lot of phones and I like my Moto G as much as I liked my HTC One, and that's saying a lot because I really liked the One. The only complaint I can find about the G is that it has a lackluster camera. Too grainy to take actual pictures of memorable occasions. Either way it's the best bang for the buck I've ever seen in wireless.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 21:18 3

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

To be completely unbiased, the iPhone has Touch ID, which is imo my personal favorite. The cameras on the S4, Note 3, Z1, 1020, 1520, Icon and G2 surpassed the 5S. The Z2 and S5 will without a doubt be better. The Moto G is one hell of a phone for the $179 price.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 08:40

43. mrblah (Posts: 577; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

false, see the blind test again, s4 loses

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 23:35 1

21. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

After 2+ years of using a Moto android device AND not being allowed to upgrade to the latest and best Android OS really p*ssed me off.

What I like about the iPhone 5S is that it is light and well built. I will never own any smartphone that weighs 5 ounces or more again. I think 4.5 ounces might be the limit for me.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 23:49 5

25. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Ardent, please don't make the same mistake Mxy does in judging current Motorola by the metric of how it used to be run. We have a solid year now of evidence that suggests Motorola has put its past behind it, and so far Lenovo has been very encouraging in its assurances that they'll continue Motorola's positive track record.

As for weight, I actually prefer something with a little weight. The iPhone is *too* thin and doesn't fit well with the curve of my hand. the Moto X does a much better job of this.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 01:57

31. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

Sniggly, opinions are not facts.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 02:00 4

32. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Where did I assert that they are?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 07:00

42. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Thank you

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:55

46. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

It's no mistake for thinking that.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 02:38

33. Scott93274 (Posts: 5345; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

For me, well built means durable. The iPhones have up to this point been some of the most fragile phones on the market, and incredibly unforgiving if you happen to drop one. You may say that the next iPhone is rumored to have sapphire displays, maybe, but they're also supposed to get a significant boost in physical size as well, in which case you’re out of luck in your preference for size and weight of your phone. I would like to point out that I'm simply disagreeing with your statement, and in no way saying that the quality of the OS or hardware are substandard to alternatives in the market.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 02:48

34. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

For the range it's in though the camera on the G I think is really underrated. It certainly beats any of the 5mp shooters that LG has. Now those are grainy! Although like you said it wouldn't be my choice for something extra special but on the go it's good enough & even better with the Kitkat update & an app I use. I really like how the g's flash can light up a pitch dark room as well.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 03:37

36. smallworld (Posts: 499; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Don't get me wrong I'm not criticizing the phone itself. Just the fact that as a company it's bad for Motorola that their most successful product is a very low margin phone. It is the same for Nokia. No wonder why both companies are bankrupt and were bought by big ones. There is no pride in that.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 03:54

39. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Motorola has actually been insistent that they make a pretty good profit on the Moto G.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 03:52

38. yadu004 (Posts: 72; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)

Make a phone for that price range dude and then talk!!!
Try to appreciate the effort behind making that product. It is not as easy as talking rubbish in the comment section of a website.

Probably Doesn't even know what processor is inside his phone. Comes talking, like he built a Note 3 all by himself.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:30 1

4. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

It really is a nice product.. if i wasn't into high end android phones.. i might buy this phone..

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:33 2

5. UglyFrank (Posts: 1921; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

What about the profit margins?

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:37 1

6. cripton805 (Posts: 1484; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

I got mine for $99 at Best Buy with Boost Mobile. I love it.
By far the happiest Ive ever been with any phone due to the pricing.

329ppi screen at this price cant be beat. Long lasting battery. Powerful enough to meet my needs and almost no bloat. Winning!

Also, looks sexy too. Cant deny that.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 23:06

19. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Too bad you can't change the battery or drop in an SD card.

I'd consider one if you could.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 11:16

48. cripton805 (Posts: 1484; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

All of my pictures and videos are backed up whenever I charge my phone. Automatically. The only thing I need space for is games or music. And even if I did want music, Id just stream it anyway. I was hesitant at first, but I quickly found out that I didnt need an SD card. Games on the other hand, would require better hardware. So, at the same time it would be kind of pointless. The games it does run well, usually the files arent too big. I dont need tons of games. Just a couple. It plays gameboy roms pretty well and the files on those are small. So, its like back in the day when I was a kid with a gameboy. I love mine.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 01:57

54. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

The LTE version has a microSD card reader.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 20:03

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Pure divine mind helps.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 20:23

9. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

Indeed, the Moto G is a great value.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 20:27 2

10. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)

Just hope Lenova keeps the Motorola momentum going, Google found a great recipe with the G and X, it'd be great to see them develop further.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 20:30

11. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

Best! midrange almost upper mid range phone really I've ever owned & I have had alot! Had this from amazon running excellent on Tmobile. Now I picked one up from and switched to Aio wireless which is great and saves a few more dollars, & right now the moto G there which was only 149 is down to 99 bucks!http://www.aiowireless.com/shop/smartphones/moto-g.html

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 20:46

12. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I wish we knew what the specific sales figures were for the phone. It sounds like they've found a winning formula and should stick with it, with the Moto X successor offering a more premium experience (but still priced at about 400 off contract like it is now).

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