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Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G

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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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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

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.

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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

Reviews

81
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

72
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 9
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
522
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
522
161
Yes

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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.

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

86
 

User Reviews

90
denbell88
Great phone that punches well above it's price tag. Haven't had any of the issues...read more
50
ShutUpK9
While the average rating of this would probably be like a 7, I dragged it down...read more
50
vivekhctm
Phone is heating like a stove very slow process without any game installeddailling...read more
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