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Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10305 reviews of Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and size are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the social networking functionality and apps.

price, performance, usability, size, screen

apps, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1670 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the apps and reliability.

price, performance, usability, screen, portability

reliability, apps

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G 5-Inch (2nd Gen UK Stock) Dual Sim 8GB SIM-Free Smartphone BlackMotorola Moto G 5-Inch (2nd Gen UK Stock) Dual Sim 8GB SIM-Free Smartphone Black

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3332 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the screen and portability are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the social networking functionality. There are some mixed opinions about the apps and GPS navigation.

price, performance, usability, portability, screen

social network

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G (2nd generation) - Global GSM - Unlocked - 8GB BlackMotorola Moto G (2nd generation) - Global GSM - Unlocked - 8GB Black

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Many are critical about the reliability.

reliability

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G (2nd generation) - US GSM - Unlocked - 8GB BlackMotorola Moto G (2nd generation) - US GSM - Unlocked - 8GB Black

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Motorola Moto G2 Smartphone Review

 

Second generation. In 2013 the Motorola Moto G was an inexpensive smartphone and a real competitor for mainstream smartphones with its comprehensive features. Now there is a successor, and we want to know if the Moto G2 can impress us as well. Let us...

Grippy case, Replaceable back cover, Dual-SIM, Decent stereo speakers, Decent cameras, Good battery runtimes, Display with quite accurate colors, Good WLAN signal, Suited for gaming, Spill-water resistant, FM radio

Average performance, Battery not removable, Case sensitive to pressure, Tricky to remove the back cover, Limited internal storage, No LTE, GPS slow and sometimes inaccurate, Only 720p videos, No power adaptor included, Low display brightness

Motorola continues its strategy with the Moto G2 and once again builds a simple smartphone with original Android and replaceable covers. The Moto G2 is not a device that is going to be very exciting, it is more of a loyal companion that hardly...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Raymond Wong (ubergizmo.com)

Moto G (2014) Review

 

The Moto G (2013) is Motorola's best-selling smartphone to date despite its budget status and specs. How do you improve on the top selling device if you're Motorola? It would appear, you keep the same outstanding $179.99 unlocked device pricing, same...

Motorola.

Sep, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto G (LTE, AT&T)

 

The now-LTE-equipped Motorola Moto G may be a year-old phone, but it's still one of the best Android values on AT&T.

Low price. High-quality 720p display. Responsive, near-stock Android. 4G LTE-capable. Now includes memory card slot.

Poor camera.

Conclusions Motorola proved that a cheap phone doesn't have to look or feel cheap, and the original Moto G's enduring relevancy is a testament to the power of quality design paired with aggressive pricing. The LTE-equipped model on AT&T remains an...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Velazco (engadget.com)

Moto G review (2014): still the best budget smartphone

 

Last year's Moto G took us all by surprise. Sure, we knew Motorola wanted to reinvent the cheap smartphone experience, but the very first device in the c

Camera is much better than the original's ; Near-stock Android 4.4.4 is a treat ; Feels snappy despite aging internals ; Inexpensive

No LTE ; Screen isn't as crisp as last year's model

Motorola's wallet-friendly formula hasn't changed much since last year's Moto G, but that's OK -- the company changed just enough to make the 2014 version one of the best budget smartphones out there.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Florence Ion (pcworld.com)

Florence Ion

 

With its no-frills interface and stylish enough chassis, you might as well buy one just to keep in the closet for emergencies.

Awesome front-facing speakers with stereo quality sound ; It's just the right size ; Bloat-free interface

No LTE or CDMA compatability just yet

This is absolutely the best mid-range smartphone you can buy at a decidedly low-tier price.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Motorola Moto G (2014) review: Baby steps

 

As a successor to the most successful smartphone in Motorola's history, the second generation Moto G surely has hefty expectations to meet. A year after the XT1032 redefined the budget smartphone category by combining high-res screen, quality hardware,...

Quad-band GSM/EDGE/HSDPA ; Available in dual-SIM variant ; 5" IPS 720p capacitive touchscreen of 294ppi, Gorilla Glass 3 ; Android 4.4.4 KitKat and a fast track update program ; 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU; 1GB of RAM; Adreno 305 GPU; Qualcomm...

No LTE connectivity at launch ; Hardware could have used a bump, especially in terms of available RAM ; Battery size has remained unchanged despite the larger display ; Camera doesn't record 1080p video

Moto G (2014), like its predecessor, is easily among the most capable Android smartphones you can buy in its price range. The smartphone offers a well-designed, solidly crafted hardware package, topped with up-to-date OS, which is bound to receive...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Antonio Villas-Boas (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto G (2014, Unlocked)

 

Though it still lacks LTE, the second-generation Motorola Moto G grows up and gets a few welcome upgrades without sacrificing the high-quality experience and low price of its predecessor.

Inexpensive. Large display. Runs nearly stock Android with promise of speedy updates. Memory card slot. Upgraded camera performance.

No LTE. Larger display is less sharp than first generation. No processor upgrades.

Battery and Conclusion

Sep, 2014

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Motorola Moto G (2014)

 

Motorola gave its flagship Moto X a major overhaul for 2014, but it hasn't forgotten about the phone's little brother. The refreshed Moto G ($180 unlocked) has a bigger 5-inch, 720p display than its predecessor and louder speakers, while retaining the...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (laptopmag.com)

Motorola Moto G (2014) Review

 

Sporting a comfy design and a crisp 5-inch display, the unlocked Motorola Moto G offers a quality Android experience on the cheap.

Comfy, customizable design; Crisp 5-inch display; Clean KitKat build with useful Moto apps

No 4G LTE support; Camera struggles in low light

Sporting a comfy design and a crisp 5-inch display, the unlocked Motorola Moto G offers a quality Android experience on the cheap.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Moto G review: Bigger screen, better camera, and SD expansion while still priced at just $180

 

Summary: Motorola announced a couple new phones last week and their all-time best selling smartphone saw some nice improvements while keeping the same low sub-$200 price.

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2070
Battery performance:2070
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.52 / 0.79
Body SAR (EU):0.52 / 0.79
Head SAR:0.67 / 0.687
Head SAR (EU):0.67 / 0.687

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar
Protection features:Water Resistant

Display

Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:294
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, QCP / MP3 / mp3, wav
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:H.263, H.264, MP4 / H.264, MP4 / MP4
Video compression formats:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,MP4 / H.264,MP4 / MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,1700,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, HFP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4.4 / 5.0 / 5.0 Lollipop / KitKat 4.4.4
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:No / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:400 / MSM 8226
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:400 / MSM 8226

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4.4 / 5.0 / 5.0 Lollipop / KitKat 4.4.4

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.433
Height:2.78 / 5.59 / 5.87
Weight:4.99 / 5.26
Width:2.78 / 5.59