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Motorola Moto G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3569 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and responsiveness. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and features. Reviews about the apps and GPS navigation are mixed.

value for money, screen, design, responsiveness, battery

features, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Motorola Moto G review: The smartphone that could change the budget landscape


By now, I'm sure you've heard everything there is to about the Moto G. After Motorola's highly popular Defy, and the RAZR, the company just dropped off the radar once the Google acquisition took effect. The Moto X was the first fruit of that union and...

The Moto G retails at Rs 12,499 for the 8GB and Rs 13,999 for the 16GB. This makes it the best, value-for-money offering under Rs 15,000 and quite possibly under Rs 20,000 as well. Sure, there are better spec’d handsets at this price but if given a...

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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

The Motorola Moto G is an ambitious phone. It debuted for $179 as an unlocked device and made us rethink what we could get from a low-cost handset. The Moto G now lands on Boost Mobile for an even more wallet-friendly $129.99, with access to Boost's...

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Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition


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.


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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...

Making an affordable smartphone for the masses that aren’t willing to spend the dime on flagship-tier devices is a pitch I’ve heard a few times. Usually the device starts out great, but software support ends up being negligible from the start, or the...

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Motorola Moto G


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

Contract commitment-phobes on a tight budget will be hard pressed to find a better deal than the Moto G. This smartphone offers smooth performance, good battery life and a crisp, 4.5-inch display in a $199 package. We also like having a clean Android...

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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.

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Motorola Moto G review: Well-built and affordable, but slow


The Moto G has its drawbacks, but it's well built, and if its features are sufficient for your needs, then it delivers superb value for money. If you're looking to equip a workforce with a basic Android phone, it's arguably the best choice currently...

Solid build quality ; Affordable ; Plenty of colourful accessories ; Runs no-frills Android 4.3 ; Good battery life

Unimpressive performance ; 16GB internal storage maximum ; No MicroSD card slot ; Lacks LTE support ; 2.4GHz Wi-Fi only ; Moderate-quality camera

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Moto G Review


The Moto G is a smartphone the whole tech community has wishing for and waiting on for ages. It's a low-cost smartphone with hardware and software to back up its ability to be a contender in many markets – but more than that, it's also got the backing...

Thus the Moto G creates quite an awesome entry in the Android history books, right out the gate. While we expected the Moto X to be that groundbreaking off-contract smartphone that everyone saw coming since early 2013, the Moto G is more than welcome...

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Motorola Moto G


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.

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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 styled and skinned Droids Motorola and Verizon have...

Aspirational design ; Excellent performance ; Incredible value

Questionable build quality ; Poor camera ; Low storage

Redefining what a cheap smartphone can be

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.3 Jellybean
Operator:O2 / Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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