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Motorola Moto G

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Forgiving the absence of a microSD slot and LTE radio, we commend the Moto G for its bright display, superb all-around performance and versatile camera despite a low megapixel count. At this price, it's a bargain.

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Pros
  • Crisp 720p display
  • Near-stock version of Android
  • Impressive performance
  • Affordably priced
Cons
  • Up to just 16GB of non-expandable storage
  • No LTE
  • Slightly sluggish web browsing
85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

80
velascomike
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
Mitchell1300
best price for a great phone
80
vilinfield
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
82
Average Critic Score
Product Review
Engadget
Considering this is Motorola's first international device since Google swallowed it, the Moto G is more about taking on the budget market. It's made an aggressive play that shows low-price doesn't have to mean low-spec.
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CNET
With its 720p screen and 1.2GHz processor, the Motorola Moto G doesn't attempt to challenge the smartphone elite, but those specs are seriously impressive for a phone with such a cheap price tag.
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Pocket-Lint
But going further, to look and feel of the Moto G reminds us of Google's home grown Nexus phones. The low price combined with specs that impress and a recent version of Android that's almost entirely untouched by Motorola, makes the Moto G feel like a Nexus by stealth.
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TechCrunch
It’s relatively thick compared to premium smartphones like the Moto X or the Nexus 5, but that’s to be expected considering the screen it’s packing and the price ... Performance on the Moto G really is quite impressive for a phone that costs less than $200.
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The Next Web
During our brief hands-on period, we were unable to draw any real conclusions from the battery life and camera. From a software and performance perspective though, the Moto G favored very well.
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Wired UK
Weighing it at 143g, it's also feels fairly heavy ... It's not as if it feels cheap to hold though. There's no flimsy plastic or flex here, although the matte texture on the rear doesn't feel as silky smooth as the cladding on the Nexus 5.
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Tech Advisor
It's not particularly thin or light – 11.6mm and 143g – but feels nice in the hand with its rounded soft touch rear cover ... Colours are punchy and the viewing angles are great ... A quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM produces nippy performance.
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T3
At first glance, the Motorola Moto G certainly looks like a good buy for people that haven't got hundreds of pounds to spend but still want a decent phone that will enable them to do most thing that you can do on the flaghship handsets.
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TechRadar
On paper the Moto G looks like an awesome handset for the price, and in practice it appears to pretty much live up to its billing.
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SlashGear
Overall, it’s hard not to be impressed by what Motorola has achieved with the Moto G, even at this early stage. The phone may be plastic, but it’s reassuringly solid, and the display is a step above what we’d expect to see from a mid-range handset.

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