Moto G vs Moto G2 (2014) comparison review:
Best budget mobile gets bigger than its predecessor
Moto g2 (2014) is the updated version of Moto g (2013). The best budget smartphone gets bigger than its predecessor with a 5"(inch) display and few upgrades for reasonable price. Moto G has proved popular due to its relatively low price despite packing in a good screen and a quad-core processor.
Table of Contents
- 1.2GHz quad-core
- 5"³(inch) Display
- Android 4.4.4
- 8 MP Rear Camera
- 1GB RAM
- microSD support
Product rating based on its features
Design & Looks
Display & Audio
Moto G2 keeps the same stunning look, build quality and feel of its predecessor Moto G (2013). The most striking change is the 5" (inch) screen which is 0.5" bigger than the old original Moto G which has a 4" screen. The large screen actually makes the Moto G2 to look a bit bigger in overall size. Some are exited with the large screen and few still believe that the 4.5" is the best. Moto G2 (2014) is actually a little thinner at 11 mm and only a few grams heavier at 149 g.
The different option of Moto Shells and Flip Covers in various colors actually keeps the smartphone look new and girls can easily match their wardrobe color too.
The main noticeable change between Moto G and the Moto G2 (2014) is its larger screen which actually makes the Moto G2 to look slightly bigger in size. Motorola has kept the same resolution of 720p but has decided to make it bigger from 4.5 inch to 5 inch. Of course this will result in a pixel density drop from 326 to 294ppi but trust me it won't make any noticeable impact or difference to the clarity.
Moto G2 is also using IPS display which actually is very effective in offering good viewing angles and has vivid colors like its predecessor.
There's little to say about its speakers as the Motorola has decided to use a front facing stereo speakers for the better enhancement of audio performance compared to its old 2013 model.
Motorola has kept the core specifications almost same like their 2013 model Moto G by using the same 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM which ensures decent performance of the device.
But on its storage front, Motorola has finally decided to provide microSD card support of up to 32 GB to the latest Moto G2 whereas its predecessor lacks in expandable memory. And there's still a choice of 8 or 16 GB for the internal storage
Motorola has decides to upgrade the rear camera from 5 MP to 8MP. This adds a huge improvement in capturing photos whereas the video capture will be same since the new model is still restricted to 720p quality. But it seems a bit strange since 8 MP is more than enough to reach 1080p.
They have also upgraded the front camera with a 2MP camera instead of 1.3MP.
So this is the area where Motorola has focused more and it helps the users to click some sharp and crystal clear images with the 8 MP cameras.
Moto G2 has broken everyone's expectation of 4G support and it's surprising to know that Moto G2 doesn't come with 4G support. Anyways many don't take that seriously but it matters a bit for the future usage.
Moto G2 also supports dual-SIM cards like the Moto G of India but the big difference is for UK users as the old version of Moto G available in UK only supports a single SIM.
Both Moto G and MotoG2 are running on Android 4.4 Kitkat with a stock user interface and of course that makes the device identical on the software front. Without much difference Motorola adds its own app such as Migrate, Assist and Alert on both models. They have also added an additional functionality to decide when to use each SIM card. The software front has maintained its stability like the original Moto G
There's no big difference in battery life while comparing the two models since both the mobiles have almost the same specifications and the same battery inside. Our test result shows a battery backup of couple of days (no heavy amount of usage). Both the mobiles are running on a 2070mAh battery
You can buy Moto G2 for a reasonable price which is only a few hundreds more than its predecessor's market price. Flipkart is the only retailer in India authorised to sell Moto G phones. They sell Moto G for Rs 11,999 and Moto G2 for Rs 12,990 in India
The new Motorola Moto G2 (2014) has a larger screen (5"), 8MP improved rear camera, 2MP front camera and front facing stereo speakers. It also supports microSD card of up to 32 GB. These are the upgrades that Motorola has used in the latest Motorola Moto G Gen-2 (2014). The smartphone is worth the money and reasonable as the price difference is not big comparing to the old model. This is the best smartphone under Rs 15,000 which will fulfill most of your expectations.
|Spec||Moto G||Moto G (2014)|
|Release Date||November 2013||September 2014|
|Operating System||Android 4.4.4||Android 4.4.4|
|Display||4.5in display (720x1280), 329ppi||5in display (720x1280), 294ppi|
|Processor||1.2GHz Quad-Core 400 CPU||1.2GHz Quad-Core 400 CPU|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|GPU||Adreno 305||Adreno 305|
|Expandable storage||No||Yes, up to 32GB|
|Rear Camera||5MP with LED Flash||8MP with LED Flash|
|Video Recording||Up to 720p||Up to 720p|
|Dimension||129.90 x 65.90 x 11.60||141.50 x 70.70 x 10.99|
|Store||16 GB price||16 GB price|
|Rs. 11,999||Rs. 12,999|
|Not available||Not available|
|Not available||Not available|
FlipKart is the only retailer in India authorised to sell Moto G phones.
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