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Motorola Moto G

86
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

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

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Engadget Review

Motorola's wallet-friendly formula hasn't changed much since last year's Moto G, but that's OK -- the company changed just enough to make the 2014 version one of the best budget smartphones out there.

Pros
  • Camera is much better than the original's
  • Near-stock Android 4.4.4 is a treat
  • Feels snappy despite aging internals
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • No LTE
  • Screen isn't as crisp as last year's model
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Scores

Engadget

86
 

User Reviews

90
deep1
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
Rockmanu
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
50
nishanthc
Moto G2 is a good phone when it comes to the screen size, looks, clarity, audio...read more
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81
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

80
 

Display

80
 

Battery life

80
 

Camera

80
 

Design and form factor

78
 

Portability (size / weight)

76
 

Durability

70
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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80
 

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84
 

Critic

81
 

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79
 
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87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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