Motorola Moto G

87
Engadget
Score
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Moto G review (2015): Motorola wins the 'best cheap phone' crown, again

Summary

Oh, how far we've come. Smartphone makers are really trying to nail the "high-quality, low-cost" formula this year, and they're working up ways to sell straight to consumers too. Even with all that new competition, the Motorola Moto G's blend of performance, clean software and a mostly solid camera make it the best bang for your Android buying buck... for now, anyway.

from $164.98+
Pros
  • Fast, fluid performance
  • Camera is a big leap over last year's model
  • Finally has US LTE support
  • That price!
Cons
  • Camera is weak in low light
  • Notification light is gone
  • Base model only has 1GB of RAM
Moto G review (2015): Motorola wins the 'best cheap phone' crown, again

Motorola is on a mission. For the last two years, it's been trying to suss out the finest blend of silicon and style it could get away with selling for just $180. And for the last two years the company has had winners on its hands -- can you say "best-selling smartphone in Motorola history"? That level of success makes crafting a second Moto G sequel even trickier: Can Motorola keep its winning streak alive? Have people come to expect more out of a cheap phone than what the company can provide? It's true that this year's model doesn't stray far from the formula we've already seen, but make no mistake: The 2015 edition is still the best deal you'll find on a good Android phone.

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Scores

Engadget

87
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
7.0
Battery life
8.6
Camera
7.2
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

Moto

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
5 inches
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Specs

Moto

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
5 inches
View Full Specs
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