The new Moto G 2015 is just around the corner at the time of writing. But if you don’t want to wait a few days and you really want a nice yet inexpensive smartphone, then get the 2014 version of the Moto G. When it comes to bang for your buck value, the Moto G is pretty much the undisputed leader in the smartphone industry.
There are quite a few nice features which may surprise you, given the fact that the Moto G price costs 1/4 the price of other phones. First of all, it’s powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU with a gigabyte of RAM. It offers just 16 GB in storage, but to augment that you have a microSD card slot that expands it to 32 GB. The display measures 5 inches and offers 720p HD. You’ve got a 2MP camera in front and at the back is an 8MP autofocus camera. You have a couple of mikes and a couple of speakers facing the front. It’s all powered by a 2070 mAh battery that’s designed to last more than a day.
Pros and Cons
Many people think the price is the number one selling point of the Moto G. But that’s not really true. It’s more accurate to say that its value for money is its most appealing attribute, because it offers so much for so little cost. Of course the other brands may have superior specs. But they’re not 4 times as great as the Moto G yet they’re 4 times more expensive.
Besides it really doesn’t look and perform like a cheap entry-level phone. The screen is fairly sharp, and gaming lets you feel more involved. So watching a video on this phone won’t make you feel like you’re sacrificing too much.
The camera is also quite effective. It’s quick and dependable, and it will give you pictures you won’t be embarrassed to share with your friends. The processor is also very efficient, and its overall performance won’t give you problems.
Even the battery life is nice. Since the screen doesn’t eat up too much power, you can expect it to last until the next morning before you’ll need to recharge it.
Of course, its rather puny hard drive storage space can be frustrating if you intend to download lots of music and video, but at least you can use the microSD slot to add more storage space.
When the first generation Moto G made its appearance in 2013, it created quite a stir. It looked great compared to its same-price competitors. In fact, it made them look like crap.
The 2014 Moto G is basically the same phone but with improvements. Like its predecessor, it also won awards for best value for money and best inexpensive smartphone. It excels in giving you the basic services and features you’d expect in any smartphone, at a price that’s much lower than its competition.
The new Moto G is coming very soon, and that only means one thing—the 2014 Moto G will be even cheaper now more than ever, and that makes it a truly phenomenal bargain.