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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9860 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 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and size. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are less positive 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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 1668 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. Reviews about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. The apps and reliability get less positive opinions.

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

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the social networking functionality. There are mixed reviews on 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

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. Some have doubts 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

Sep, 2016

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

Like its predecessor, the new 2014 Moto G is one of the finer sub-$200 smartphones you can buy. But while Motorola addressed certain issues, like screen size and the lack of microSD support, it didn't add LTE connectivity, which would truly set it...

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

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Motorola Moto G 4G review: Going fast

 

The Motorola Moto G was so close to perfection - beautiful design, reasonable speed and performance, excellent display, capable camera and the pure Android experience at a bargain price. And we mean the kind of price that makes any quirk or omission...

LTE connectivity ; 4.5" IPS 720p capacitive touchscreen of 329ppi, Gorilla Glass 3 ; Android 4.4.4 KitKat on a fast track update program ; 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU; 1GB of RAM; Adreno 305 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset ; 5MP camera, LED...

Non-user-replaceable battery ; Camera could've used an upgrade too ; No FullHD video recording

Motorola Moto G 4G is definitely a phone many are looking forward to. It is the upgrade people wanted and Motorola delivered. The very popular Moto G was criticized about its lack of memory expansion slot and not so about the missing LTE connectivity....

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8

Design

Curved Design:No / Yes

Display

Pixel density:294

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA+, UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes