- No major cons
- Android 5.0
- Decent battery life
- Good build quality
- OTG support
The Motorola Moto G has been touted as one of the best budget smartphone and rightly so. Although the original Moto G may have lacked some of the flagship features that sweep buyers of their feet, Motorola has got all the small things right with the second iteration of the Moto G, especially the small price tag. Moto G Turbo and Moto G3, the successors of Moto G model are also available with much improved specs and features.
Motorola's focus while designing the Moto G a second time around was to improve on the strengths of its predecessor, without taking any unnecessary risks. The default design is very subtle and understated, employing a lot of Motorola's traditional design philosophies. The front of the phone is dominated by the expansive 5 inch display that supports a resolution of 720p, which is a bit of a let down considering that devices with Full HD screens are retailing for a similar price. The back and sides of the phone are aesthetically designed and can be tricked out with Motorola's colorful backplates and cases.
The interior of the phone is as unchanged as the exterior. Last year's quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and the same 1 GB RAM power the 2nd Generation Moto G. A lot of buyers will rue the fact that Motorola didn't go for a more powerful configuration this time around.
The biggest change can be seen in the primary camera of the Moto G. The second generation Moto G has an 8 MP sensor that takes much crisper images than its predecessor. The Moto G performs exceptionally well in low light conditions, with the occasional issue of graininess. All in all, the second generation Moto G is a versatile camera phone for budget buyers.
If you despise bloat ware and manufacturer graphic UI, the Moto G is definitely for you. The Moto G runs an untouched version of Android 4.4.4, which can later be upgraded to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop. Navigating between apps and games is a breeze, considering the dated internal components. Motorola's Migrate, Assist and Alert Apps come in pretty handy as well.
The Moto G is not a revolutionary devise that redefines the smart phone game. Instead, it is a well though out upgrade to its popular predecessor. The low price tag, solid build quality and Motorola branding make this phone one of the best buys under Rs. 10000.
|Spec||Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen)|
|CPU||1.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Processor|
|Screen Size||5 inches|
|Display||720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)|
|Operating System||Android v4.4.4 (KitKat), Upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)|
|Primary Camera||8 MegaPixels rear camera with LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||2 MP front facing camera|
|Internal Storage||16 GB|
|Expandable Memory||up to 32GB of microSD expansion|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery|
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