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Motorola Moto G (2013, 1st gen) / X1032 / XT1034 / XT1039

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26007 reviews of Motorola Moto G (2013, 1st gen) / X1032 / XT1034 / XT1039. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and size are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G (2013, 1st gen) / X1032 / XT1034 / XT1039 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 (2013, 1st gen) / X1032 / XT1034 / XT1039

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2602 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2013, 1st gen) / X1032 / XT1034 / XT1039 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the portability and screen are generally positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: [Refurbished] UNLOCKED Motorola MOTO G (4.5 inch Touch) Mobile Phone Quad-Core A7 (1.2GHz) 8GB Wi-Fi Bluetooth Camera Android 4.3 (Black) (Box opened,[Refurbished] UNLOCKED Motorola MOTO G (4.5 inch Touch) Mobile Phone Quad-Core A7 (1.2GHz) 8GB Wi-Fi Bluetooth Camera Android 4.3 (Black) (Box opened,

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Moto G (2013, 1st gen) / X1032 / XT1034 / XT1039

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7436 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2013, 1st gen) / X1032 / XT1034 / XT1039 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 really like the screen and portability. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G - US GSM -Unlocked - 16GBMotorola Moto G - US GSM -Unlocked - 16GB

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Motorola Moto G (2013, 1st gen) / X1032 / XT1034 / XT1039

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2013, 1st gen) / X1032 / XT1034 / XT1039 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the durability and camera are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good reviews. The portability and reliability get mixed opinions.

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G - Black - New, Unlocked - Android 4.3, Smart Phone, 4.5" Display, 8GB, GSM for Rogers, FIDO, Bell, Telus, Koodo, Virgin etcMotorola Moto G - Black - New, Unlocked - Android 4.3, Smart Phone, 4.5" Display, 8GB, GSM for Rogers, FIDO, Bell, Telus, Koodo, Virgin etc

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Motorola Moto G review: Little big G

 

Having spent the best part of two years cleaning the Motorola pipeline of products conceived before the takeover, Google finally has a shop with its name on it. And it's not afraid to use it to challenge some of the old habits and experienced players...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; quad-band UMTS/HSPA support ; 4.5" 16M-color 720p IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 326ppi pixel density; Gorilla Glass 3 ; Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean with Android 4.4 update reportedly coming as soon as January 2014 ;...

Limited non-expandable storage ; Non user-removable battery ; Questionable camera image quality, limited camera settings

A Google phone for the masses. At long last. Nothing like the enigmatic Nexus, drip-fed through the Play Store, attractively priced but hard-to-get.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Jamie Rigg (engadget.com)

Moto G review: an affordable smartphone, done right

 

Since Motorola was acquired by a certain tech giant last year, its new owner hasn't had a particularly strong impact on the way it does business. Not too

Crisp 720p display ; Near-stock version of Android ; Impressive performance ; Affordably priced

Up to just 16GB of non-expandable storage ; No LTE ; Slightly sluggish web browsing

Forgiving the absence of a microSD slot and LTE radio, we commend the Moto G for its bright display, superb all-around performance and versatile camera despite a low megapixel count. At this price, it's a bargain.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto G (Boost Mobile)

 

The Motorola Moto G is a well-built phone for a great price on Boost Mobile, but its lack of LTE limits its appeal.

Excellent build quality and speed for the price. Sharp display. Android 4.4 KitKat on-board.

No LTE. No microSD card slot. Poor camera. Little internal storage.

Bloatware, Competition, and Conclusions Thankfully, Boost didn't go overboard with the software pre-loads on its Moto G. The Boost Zone account managing app is the only non-removable piece, while Boost Music and an airG chat client can both be...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition review

 

Up until now, the most affordable way to get your mitts on an unlocked Android smartphone was the Motorola Moto G . For true 'droid diehards though, the device's software, which is only slightly tweaked by Motorola, may not be quite pristine enough....

The Moto G Google Play Edition runs pristine Android 4.4 KitKat right out of the box and for a rock bottom price. It's compact, has a premium build quality, and powerful speakers.

The Moto G's processor is slow, it has no LTE, and storage is limited to 16GB. The dim screen lacks contrast and vivid colors, and its camera takes blurry photos and lacks an HDR mode.

If you yearn for pure Android KitKat on the cheap, the Moto G Google Play Edition is worth the price, but power users should look elsewhere.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto G (Unlocked)

 

The Moto G is the best-built, unlocked smartphone under $200 available today.

Excellent build quality and speed for the price. KitKat upgrade coming. Plenty of internal storage.

No LTE. No microSD card slot. Poor camera.

The G also doesn't rely on a microSD card for storage; instead, it has 12.92GB of available internal storage, and no slot. That means the G can't handle as much media as a phone with an SD card slot, but it can load up many more apps than phones like...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto G review

 

If your priority is to get your hands on the cheapest Android phone deal around, the new Motorola Moto G can't be beat. Starting at just $179, the unlocked and unsubsidized Moto G flaunts a big 4.5-inch screen plus all the power of Android 4.3 Jelly...

The Motorola Moto G is extremely affordable, unlocked, and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The phone is compact and has premium build quality that belies its low price. The Moto G’s speakers pack lots of volume.

The processor is slow, and the phone comes with a maximum of 16GB of storage and no LTE. The phone’s screen is dim and lacks contrast and vivid colors. The Moto G’s camera takes blurry photos without much detail.

You can't beat the price of the Moto G, but the more expensive and more powerful Nexus 5 remains your shrewdest unlocked Android option.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Aaron Souppouris (theverge.com)

Motorola Moto G review: how good can a $179 smartphone be?

 

The Moto X represented a sizable step forward for Motorola. A comfortable, fresh, customizable design married with tasteful and useful software features, it's the polar opposite of the aggressively...

Aspirational design ; Excellent performance ; Incredible value

Questionable build quality ; Poor camera ; Low storage

Redefining what a cheap smartphone can be

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Motorola Moto G

 

The Motorola Moto G is an affordable Android smartphone that doesn't require a two-year cellphone contract at the time of purchase. It is also color-customizable thanks to optional "shells." It features a large 4.5-inch LCD touchscreen (1280x720), a...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Klug (anandtech.com)

Motorola Moto G Review

 

I like what the new Motorola is doing. It seems like an eternity ago, but I remember when phone launches with Motorola meant a variety of variants all with their own idiosyncrasies. Since re-launching itself, Motorola has launched just two new lines of...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Lisa Eadicicco (laptopmag.com)

Motorola Moto G Review

 

With its smooth performance, attractive design and low, $199 price, the Moto G is one of the better unlocked-phone deals.

Attractive design; Crisp HD display; Good performance for price; Clean Android build; Affordable

No 4G LTE support; Lacks touchless voice controls; Lower resolution 5-MP camera

With its smooth performance, attractive design and low, $199 price, the Moto G is one of the better unlocked-phone deals.

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2070 / 2470
Battery performance:2070 / 2470
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / 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):1.3 / 2 / 5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps / 1280×720@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3 / 2 / 5
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor R
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.52
Body SAR (EU):0.52
Head SAR:0.675 / 0.687 / 1.24
Head SAR (EU):0.675 / 0.687 / 1.24
SAR value:0.76 / 1.24
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.76 / 1.24

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Protection features:Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.5 / 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 / 329
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 2

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, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, QCP / AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM / AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB / MP3
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, WBMP, WEBP / JPG / JPG, WBMP, WEBP
Speakers:Stereo
Supported video modes:720p
Video compression format:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8 / H.264, MP4 / H.264, MPEG4 / MP4
Video compression formats:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8 / H.264,MP4 / H.264,MPEG4 / MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G bands supported:850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,1900 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,HSPA+,UMTS / EVDO,HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA / HSPA / HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS,HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:700,850,1700,1900
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
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:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics:Adreno 306
Graphics adapter:Adreno 306
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 306
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.3 / 4.4 / 4.4.4 / 5.0 Lollipop / 5.1.1 / Android 4.4 kitkat
Personal info management: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, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Themes, Widgets / Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor:400 / 410 / A7 / MSM 8226 / MSM 8916 / MSM 8926
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A7 / ARM7
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4
Processor model:400 / 410 / A7 / MSM 8226 / MSM 8916 / MSM 8926

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.3 / 4.4 / 4.4.4 / 5.0 Lollipop / 5.1.1 / Android 4.4 kitkat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No
Internal RAM:1024 / 2048
Internal ROM:8192
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1 / 2
ROM capacity:8192
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
UMTS bands supported:850,900,1900,2100

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.433 / 0.457
Height:5.12 / 5.59 / 5.63
Weight:5.04 / 5.26 / 5.47
Width:2.59 / 2.78 / 2.85