Motorola Moto G User Reviews

Overall user rating

9.0

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Call quality
9.2
Battery
9.0
Reception
9.3
Display
9.7
Build quality
9.3
Text input
9.2
Everyday usage
9.1
UI speed
9.1
Camera
7.9
Multimedia
9.2
Internet
9.1
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viragarp posted on Jul 16, 2014, 8:34 AM
Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

9.0

Best phone for this price range

viragarp has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

The quality of this device is really high, constant updates are available to the new Android versions. A real best-buy phone. The camera could be the only minus, it is not the best 5 mpx cam I have seen.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
5.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
9.0
Battery is really good, it can de-calibrate itself sometimes, so you should do a full charge twice to re-calibrate itself.

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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HShavit posted on Jul 15, 2014, 6:11 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

10.0

Very good Smartphone

HShavit has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

MotoG is a great phone at an excellent price and sane unlike smartphones leading companies, this is also why I chose to buy it.
Unfortunately, in Tel Aviv, Israel people think that only expensive is the best and say that the Moto G is an imitation of the smartphone's leading companies, in addition it should be noted that they do not recognize other smartphones, plus most have not experienced iPhone and other smartphones, can be seen by "one of the people saying" you move the iPhone "when it is known that iPhones are not as advanced as the iPhone,
I keep showing them how good motto G but they do not understand,
Finally I am very pleased with the phone and would recommend to anyone to buy it

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
7.0
The camera is only 5mp, but I use the camera for Uses photography photos close
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0
The charge is very fast

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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matt2556 posted on Jul 11, 2014, 10:27 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

9.0

Motorola Moto G

matt2556 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Great phone with a reasonable price tag and A high resolution display, only downsides are that there is no expandable storage and the camera is average.
On the good side though the phone has decent performance and an excellent display.

Build quality
7.0
Reception
8.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
7.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
8.0
Display
10.0
Battery
7.0

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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Demo462 posted on Jul 04, 2014, 1:40 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jul 04, 2014

10.0

Moto G

Demo462 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I am amazed about this phone!
I bought it less than a month ago and i can not say anything wrong!
But there is some people who maybe ask me:Why are you give 8point to the camera?Simply its an amavarge quality camera in this price category so i don't give bad point for the camera coz its normal not high avarage....
The quality of the phone is pretty good i think its easily 10/10 or at least 10/9
Call quality is about 9-8.I not got bigger problems with it.
Internet is fast and good,also the chrome boost a lot on the phone!
The speaker is good and extremly loud!
Camera is pretty much avarage....8
The phone is like a rocket..Fast and no laggs at all!
The phone done the somple tasks with no problem.
Stock android keyboard.Love it!
The display is the strongest part of the phone!720p,IPS,4,5inch!
Battery is good.
All for £125!






Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
9.0

Pros

  • Fast at overall
  • Awesome gaming quality
  • Good battery life
  • Beautiful HD display
  • Stock android

Cons

  • Avarage camera
  • No micro SD

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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deadlaine posted on Jun 24, 2014, 12:27 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

9.0

Great phone for its price

deadlaine has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

For that price this phone is really amazing. Pixely density is comaprable to phones of a lot bigger price. Camera isnt one of the best out there, but it depends for what you look in the phone. The only cons i would consider disturbing would be no microSD, instead you have drive on which you can put photos, files.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
6.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
9.0
Display
10.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • No microSD

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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Serious2k posted on Jun 19, 2014, 10:29 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

9.0

Great phone for the price

Serious2k has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I had this phone for about 3 months now and i must say for a phone with only a £130 price tag on its back its a bang for the money. People are even comparing it to big branded phones such as the iphone5 and even the galaxy s4/ mini.

Build quality
9.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
8.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
8.0
1.3 mp front camera ok for skypeing and only a 5mp back camera which records in 720p HD at 30 fps.
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
9.0
Display
9.0
has a 720p screen and great viewing angles
Battery
9.0
Lasts 2 days on single charge.

Pros

  • Great display
  • Has the latest android OS 4.4.2 kitkat
  • Price

Cons

  • Stuck with 8 or 16 GB which isn't all that bad
  • Battery not removable

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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serafit posted on Jun 08, 2014, 3:12 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: May 24, 2014

10.0

The best smartphone in this price!

serafit has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I have Motorola moto g 16 GB internal. This is a fast and awesome Smartphone! After Xperia sola I understood what is really Smartphone!!!!!! Motorola has faster processor, very good GPU and other. This phone looks great in reality than on the pics. I can don't charge phone during 3 days and I can use it for everything internet, music, video, games and etc. At least this is not a phone, This is the human!

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • Fast CPU
  • Good GPU
  • Very Good Sensor
  • Good Battery
  • Beautiful Design
  • Very good display colors

Cons

  • Camera (only 5x pixels)

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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nikkigroc posted on May 16, 2014, 6:52 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: May 16, 2014

1.0

Don't buy Motorola phones, especially the Moto G because they force an update and will not switch it back.

nikkigroc has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

This phone overall would have gotten a better rating from me if it didnt force me to apply an update that changed the whole layout of the phone. Don't buy Motorola phones, especially the Moto G because they force an update and will not switch it back.

Build quality
6.0
Reception
5.0
Call quality
5.0
Internet
4.0
Multimedia
3.0
Camera
6.0
UI speed
5.0
Everyday usage
1.0
Text input
5.0
Display
6.0
Battery
6.0

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • They force you to accept their updates that change the layout and cannot downgrade back to the previous version

8 out of 95 people found this review helpful.

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poojaps1992 posted on May 15, 2014, 4:55 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: May 15, 2014

9.0

My first ever generic smartphone

poojaps1992 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I'm in love with this phone. Apart from battery performance which is also decent, it is almost comparable to other flagship mobiles.
Camera performance is also satisfactory. After you purchase the device , oneeds to caliberate the battery in order get the most optimum performance.

In all, motorola has dropped a bomb with this in the smartphones market.

Build quality
10.0
looks really solid and expensive
Reception
10.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
8.0
decent camera. Will do the job
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
9.0
Display
10.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • fast processor
  • large internal storage
  • kitkat update
  • supports all applications

Cons

  • camera
  • no micro sd

11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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Elite00 posted on Feb 16, 2014, 8:24 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Feb 16, 2014

6.0

Not impressed

Elite00 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I have this phone for boost mobile. I straight out hate it. Bad service, not worth the 55 per month. This phone cannot do what other phones can do. I dunno if its the phone or the company, but honestly something has to give. Way too unreliable.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
7.0
Call quality
5.0
not clear, a lot of fuzz
Internet
2.0
Multimedia
2.0
way too slow
Camera
8.0
UI speed
2.0
Everyday usage
4.0
Text input
8.0
Display
8.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • 326 pii
  • build quality
  • display

Cons

  • Cant sync contacts from facebook and email account
  • way too slow

8 out of 95 people found this review helpful.

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Udaypreet posted on Feb 08, 2014, 12:58 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Feb 08, 2014

10.0

Awesome Phone

Udaypreet has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Great disaplay .....The moto g is great phone which it's have a great quad core and the 1GB RAM display ips lcd is good well everything makes it great phone when you compare it with the iphone 5s you will see that moto g is much betterj

Build quality
10.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
9.0

10 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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ashkan posted on Jan 19, 2014, 1:30 PM
Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

10.0

nice phone

ashkan has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Very nice phone with best price. I really like moto g. Just I wish that I could use SD card but isn't so important for me. It seems that 16gb is enough. Camera is good real 5m.suitable screen size.this is Motorola.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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MichaelDouros posted on Jan 02, 2014, 2:41 AM
Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

9.0

Amazing phone for its price

MichaelDouros has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Ordered this phone before it was released in the US. I was very pleased with what I got considering the amount of money I spent. I use this phone on a daily basis and do not feel at all that I am using a low end smartphone. The phone has a comfortable feel and weight. It is a bit slow when playing memory intensive games but that is expected in a cheaper phone. Performs all normal tasks with no trouble.

Build quality
10.0
Phone fits more comfortably in my hand than any other phone I have had. Strong plastic.
Reception
9.0
Lose cell coverage in my basement while my other phones did not
Call quality
9.0
Audio goes through clearly, but noises do not sound quite like they do in real life through the microphone.
Internet
8.0
Wifi connection is noticeably slower
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
5mp camera takes surprisingly good pictures
UI speed
9.0
Some delays
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Amazing crisp display. Unbeatable for the price.
Battery
9.0
Battery does not quite last all day with my high usage

Pros

  • Unbeatable price
  • Comfortable feel
  • Great screen

Cons

  • No expandable storage, but phone comes with free 50gb of Google Drive
  • No removable battery

12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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slagathor posted on Dec 28, 2013, 5:20 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

10.0

Hands Down the Best Phone for the Price

slagathor has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I had the Iphone before this and had 1 spot in my house that I got reception. After switching I can now walk around my house with 3 bars! The ui is so snappy for only $200 I will never consider an Iphone again after this. I find its faster than the Iphone 5s!

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • Amazing Reception
  • Quad Core Processer
  • High Resolution

Cons

  • 5 MP Camera

9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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darktemplar posted on Dec 24, 2013, 7:57 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

10.0

The best!

darktemplar has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This smartphone is really awesome.
People really don't believe it's a quad-core smartphone when you tell them the price.
The battery duration is great. Sometimes I forget it's a smartphone.
If you need more than 16gb, then you might have a problem cause it doesn't have a micro SD slot. If you don't need all that space, so, there's no cons about it.
Highly recommended!

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • Very fast
  • Excellent battery duration
  • Excellent price
  • Very responsive
  • Great picture quality
  • The display is awesome
  • There's no bloatware

Cons

  • No micro SD slot

7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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kreator20 posted on Dec 15, 2013, 2:02 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

9.0

Great device

kreator20 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Device is amazing. Camera is not that great, and 8gb of storage is still quite limited, but it's worth every penny. In this price range no device beats it, actually, in the sub 400-euro segment, no device beats it.

Build quality
9.0
Plasticky cover, but it doesn't bother me. Some more expensive devices are clearly built worse. (Galaxy S4). Matte plastic gets smudged easily.
Reception
10.0
No reception problems.
Call quality
8.0
Call quality is great, but the horn-speaker is not loud enough. Overall, pretty good.
Internet
10.0
HSPA+ (3,5G?) is amazing, reception is great.
Multimedia
10.0
Built in speaker is clear & loud enough. Headphones not included (which doesn't matter to me). Storage could have been bigger, but Google Drive is a great option. Software is great.
Camera
6.0
Works great. Almost no shutter lag. Camera app is great. HDR function works fine. 5MP is not an amazing resolution but enough for most people. Built in flash works fine, but camera yields no exceptional results.
UI speed
10.0
The biggest plus of this device; it has never lagged on me. Not even with 15 apps open could i notice any lag.
Everyday usage
10.0
Just great.
Text input
8.0
I never did get used to touchscreen typing completely so i couldn't give it a 10.
Display
10.0
720P display is sharp, beautiful contrast & colors. big enough too. I wouldn't want a screen bigger than this one on a phone.
Battery
10.0
battery (if well used) lasts more than 2 days, which is more than enough for me, and seems like an above average result.

Pros

  • UI is great.
  • Built in speaker is great.
  • NO BLOATWARE
  • Display is great

Cons

  • Built-in earpiece is not loud enough.
  • Camera is average but sufficient
  • Plasticky cover gets smudged easily.

kreator20 alternatives:

13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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guiguileduc posted on Dec 15, 2013, 1:23 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

9.0

Best performance/price cell phone ever

guiguileduc has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

If you wan't to have a quad core processor, 1GB RAM, a full HD screen and a very good cell phone at a very very good price, by this one, i love it ! However, the build quality is a little bit quite, but for 179$ you cannot ask more ! I've tested it with antutu benchmark and the Moto G is quite performant like the smasung galaxy S3 !

Build quality
7.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
7.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • Processor Quad Core !
  • 1GB RAM
  • 329PPI screen
  • Fluidity
  • Android 4.3
  • Price
  • Good battery
  • Beats iPhone 5 !

Cons

  • Build quality is quite
  • Unmovable battery
  • No memory supply possible
  • Not really accessories available
  • Camera

8 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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OmarDrake719 posted on Dec 11, 2013, 5:24 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

9.0

Cool Phone still beats the Iphone 5s and 5c

OmarDrake719 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

The moto g is great phone which it's have a great quad core and the 1GB RAM display ips lcd is good well everything makes it great phone when you compare it with the iphone 5s you will see that moto g is much betterj

Build quality
10.0
Reception
9.0
it's Really cool to compare it with the iphone 5s the moto g will win because the iphone has that dual core 1300 mhz but the Moto g has that Quad core snapdragon 400 1200 MHZ the both have that 1GB by the RAM
Call quality
10.0
the speakers of the Moto g & Moto x is much louder and clearer than the nexus 5 and iphone 5s and the galaxy s4
Internet
10.0
The Quad core is very cool on the moto g so the internet is very cool
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
9.0
the Camera of the moto g is only 5 MP so it's Cool but not great enough in some Conditions
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
9.0
Display
9.0
I hate to say this Motorola was should made the Screen by Super Amoled like the moto x but it's IPS LCD display like the iphone 5s and 5c and like the nexus 5&4
Battery
9.0

Pros

  • The quad core makes it very fast in the internet
  • 1GB RAM
  • the Camera is cool
  • the build quality is very great
  • the UI Speed
  • the call quality is so cool

Cons

  • There is non Removable battery and you can't get the SD Card

26 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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bob_monkeywarts posted on Sep 28, 2014, 12:31 PM

9.0

Great phone

bob_monkeywarts has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I love my Moto G. One of my favorite things about it is the design. Although it is thick, the curved back is amazing and the materials are great for a low-end phone. The snapdragon 400 does a great job of most stuff that you would do. It runs almost stock android (with a few Moto apps) and you can get it on the Google play store if you want it perfectly stock. I have the Google Now launcher running on mine and it works smoothly. The display is gorgeous with high ppi and max brightness.The only complaint I really have is the camera. It is great outdoors but awful indoors. Other than that it is a great phone and I recommend it.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
8.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
8.0
Camera
6.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0
The battery life is great!

Pros

  • battery life is great
  • design is beautiful
  • display is amazing
  • stock Android
  • speedy processor
  • price

Cons

  • camera (only indoors)

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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