Motorola Moto G 4G Review
The Motorola Moto G was the best cost-benefit mobile phone you could buy until recently -> it has a great design, reasonable performance and speed, good efficiency, excellent display and a capable camera at a bargain price of around $179 for the 8GB version and $199 for the 16GB. For that price you get a lot of great features that any omission of other high end features (like better camera, limited storage or non-removable battery) were easily accepted.
Now comes the updated version called the Motorola Moto G 4G, as you may have noticed they only added the “4G” to the name. We bring you the Motorola Moto G 4G review so you can decide if it is suited for you.
For a mobile at this price point, it is a slick looking device. It has a concave design, black matte back plate and in the front the glass is edge to edge. This phone really has style. It has a solid weight feel to it that makes you feel that you are carrying a real well built It only has 3 buttons, the lock button and the volume buttons, this makes even cooler because it adds to its simplicity. The rest of button are on screen.
The 1.2 quad-core processor and the 1gb of RAM in this phone really makes it fly, it is really fast, all applications we tried were opened instantly. The efficiency of the phone s also amazing, the battery can go two days without charging with normal use, web browsing, playing some games, email, etc.
The screen on the Moto G is pretty sharp for a phone at this price, everything looks clear.
One thing that could’ve seen an update is the camera, bad news here, the camera is the same as its predecessor. The still image quality is middle end at best.
We’ll try and see whether 4G network support will take its toll on the battery life. There’re a handful of smartphones, including fairly recent releases, that count on a Snapdragon 400 to power both a 720p screen and an LTE radio, so we’re not expecting any unpleasant surprises.
- 4G LTE connectivity (new feature)
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat with guaranteed upgrade
- Stunning 4.5″ HD Display, 1280 X 720 HD, 329 ppi Display
- Front Camera: 1.3MP
- Rear Camera: 5MP (4:3) / 3.8MP (16:9)
- Networks: GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)UMTS/HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
- 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU; 1GB of RAM; Adreno 305 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset
- 8 GB of built-in memory, expandable via the newly added microSD card slot (new feature)
- Active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone
- 2,070mAh battery (non-removable)
- Non user replaceable battery
- Camera stayed the same, could be improved
The Moto G 4G is an improved edition of its predecessor. It included two of the things more criticised of the original Moto G, lack of memory slot for expansion and 4G LTE connectivity. The rest pretty much stayed the same, including the camera which we hoped would get an upgrade. The price increased a bit but remains really attractive and the new features will cost you only about $40 more, bringing the price of the Moto G 4G to about $220. At this price it makes it one of the cheapest 4G LTE phones out there. For someone on a budget that wants great features, not the best features, this is the phone to own, fully recommended.