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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

 
88
Average user Score
 
80
velascomike
10.07.15
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
Mitchell1300
07.06.15
best price for a great phone
 
80
vilinfield
06.22.15
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
cchadwick00
05.02.15
My daughter uses this phone daily and loves it.
 
100
Perkin
03.12.15
This is my first smart phone and it does everything I need it to do.
 
90
lotsofcode
02.04.15
The Moto G is hands down the best budget smartphone. The specs compete with plenty of more expensive phones, and it doesn't seem cheap when I'm using it. However, there are some features missing like Android beam(NFC) omitted probably to cut the cost of this phone to sub-$200 off contract.
 
100
AlexBorodulya
01.02.15
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
90
ArtofWinning
12.22.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
Charlie
10.24.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
Barghav94
09.18.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget

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