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Motorola Moto G (2014)

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Pros

  • Splash-proof phone
  • Lightweight phone

Cons

  • Too little RAM memory (1 GB RAM)
  • Low pixel density screen (294 ppi)

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Description

While most of the buzz has been for its brother the new Moto X, there is officially a new Moto G as well. Of course, there isn't exactly all that much that is new about the device, as it shares quite a bit in common with last year's Moto G. The major difference this year is in the design of the device, while the internals are only a modest update overall compared to last year's Moto G. On the outside, the changes can be summed up in two points: the display is now 5-inches rather than 4.5, and there are stereo front speakers. That's about it. On the inside, the cameras have gotten modest updates (8-megapixels in the rear and 2-megapixels in the front compared to 5MP and 1.3MP), and there is now a microSD card slot. Otherwise, the device has the same Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, swappable shells, and software offerings.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (5.0, 4.4.4)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 inches (141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.26 oz (149 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (157 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Splash resistant
  • Colors:
    • Black, White

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 294 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 68.99 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 305
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 8 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2070 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 05 Sep 2014

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 180

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen.)


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Motorola Moto G (2014) (dual SIM)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Motorola Moto G (2014) DTV (for Brazil)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Broadcast Mobile TV:
      • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Motorola Moto G (2014) (for USA)

Differences from the main variant:

  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (6.0)
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

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