After losing the ground, It’s very tough to return back to Mobile Market and most of the companies like Nokia, Blackberry failed to win the heart of the consumers. But looks like Under Google leadership (now under Lenovo) Motorola manage to step up on the right path. After the great success of Moto X, Motorola stepped up in the Budget market with its Moto G.
Design and Build Quality
Moto G surely falls under the budget section, but it doesn’t mean it comes with cheap build quality. Moto G comes with curved back made up of plastic. The Moto G has 4.5-inch display which fits perfectly in your palm. Because of rounding back, it’s very easy to reach all the corners of the display.
The Power button and volume button are on the right, MicroUSB port and much on the bottom, camera lens and flash on the back and 3.5 mm audio jack on the top. The front of the Moto G has front camera and speaker.
The phone body is very slippery, you may need a case for proper grip.
The back of the phone is removable, Motorola also released back shell in six different colors. Under back cover, you’ll find two SIM slots and a battery. The battery is non removable.
The Moto G features 4.5-inch LCD display of 1280 x 720 pixels HD resolution with 326 pixels per inch. The viewing angle is good, but since it’s LCD, the colors and contrast are a bit dimmer but still very classy display for this price range. The display is clearly visible in direct sunlight.
Most of you surely don’t like that large bezels.
Hardware and Performance
The Moto G bundled with powerful hardware, It features 1.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with an Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The device has enough power to handle your day to day life task. Power users may feel lag when switching between multiple app. But for average users, the phone is perfect.
The Moto G comes with two storage options: 8 GB and 16 GB. Unfortunately, there is no MicroSD card slot, so you should choose the device according to your needs. Motorola is giving away 50 GB of free Google Drive space for two years.
Moto G equipped with 5 MP rear cameras and 1.3 MP front camera. This is the only department where Moto G lacks even the big brother Moto X camera is not good enough. The Moto G camera struggle to take a decent picture, focus on subject and low light performance.
Moto G camera is good for social networking sites like Instagram, Facebook, twitter and if you’re looking for some serious photos, then you may consider to buy points and shoot camera. The camera is not built for high level photography.
The Moto G Camera app UI is very simple but slow in performance. Focusing on the subject takes a while and if you’re capturing HDR photos, then you’ve to wait for a while to complete the image rendering. The Moto G can capture 720p-quality HD video through its rear camera as well as through the 1.3-megapixel shooter on its front.
My Moto G loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS with very little Motorola touch. Currently they’re also planning to release Android 4.4.3 OTA to Moto G. Motorola promised the fast updated to its handset and the latest 4.4.3 is the prime example of Motorola commitment towards mid-range device.
Moto G runs on pure Android so the overall experience is quite smooth as there is no bloatware to slow down your device. The device does have some apps from Motorola such as Moto Assist, which mutes do different task for you such as mutes notification at night or meeting, Motorola Migrate to migrate your data from the old phone to Moto G and Moto Security feature which will help you locate your phone in case you lost them.
Unfortunately, two important features Touch less controls and active notification from Moto X are missing.
Moto G doesn’t have fancy features which you can brag in front of your colleague or friends, It’s simple phone which delivers the pleasant experience of Bloatware less Android.