Motorola Moto G
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.
- Fast, fluid performance
- Camera is a big leap over last year's model
- Finally has US LTE support
- That price!
- Camera is weak in low light
- Notification light is gone
- Base model only has 1GB of RAM
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (3)
- 83AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsEngadget90Moto G review (2015): Motorola wins the 'best cheaThe 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.Gizmodo90Moto G Review: A Great Phone Doesn't Have to CostIf you’re looking for the very best camera or the very sharpest display, this is not the right phone. But if you’re OK with good enough features plus some nice touches like excellent software and a waterproof build—not to mention an incredibly good price—this phone is the one.Wired70Review: Moto GWell, yeah, sure, it has some flaws, but what do you expect from a $180 phone?CNET80Moto G (late 2015) review: One of the best budgetWith added water resistance and a better camera, the LTE-enabled Moto G is one of the best affordable unlocked smartphones around right now.Mashable80Third-gen Moto G is water-resistant and finally haThe third-gen Moto G remains the best value for a smartphone that's under $200.Android Authority80MOTOROLA MOTO G 2015 REVIEWMotorola’s Moto G range was arguably the first premium entry-level smartphone, but other handsets are vying for its crown. The Moto G 2015 bumps up the specs and keeps an affordable price tag and while it’s not perfect, it’s definitely impressive.Android Central90Moto G 2015 reviewThe third-generation Moto G is the best thus far, with most of the features you want, and a price that's almost impossible to beat.The Verge80Moto G (2015) review: this is Motorola's real flagWhen you consider that the Moto G is Motorola's "best selling smartphone ever," Motorola's top-of-the-line phones start to seem more like testing grounds ... Given how impressive and popular the Moto G is, it’s hard to see it as anything but Motorola’s actual flagship.TrustedReviews90Moto G 3 (2015) reviewIt's still one of the best value phones you can buy despite the slight price rise, which is why we still recommend it.PocketNow80Motorola Moto G 2015 review: wallet-friendly and wIf you can live with its lackluster camera and display, it’s absolutely a solid buy (at least at the higher tier). For the third year in a row, Motorola has built a smartphone that gives you more than you pay for – an impressive feat no matter how you slice it.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE3 ReviewsEngadget Reader90November 5, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought this to replace my still-in-contract Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and am so happy I did. The S5A was a great pocket computer but a lousy phone. Almost every time someone would call me I would touch one of the side buttons and hang up on the person calling. If I did get it out of my holster without terminating the call, sliding the green button would not work most of the time. I think 90% of time an incoming call could not be answered. I haven't changed my behavior and that has yet to happen with the G.As to the Gs computing power, I love the almost pure Lollipop experience. I find the G plenty fast for everything I do which does not include gaming. Browsing with Google Chrome or Firefox works as fast as it did on the S5A. AcquaMail works like a dream with my 7 email accounts as do Hangouts, and Evernote.The only thing I'm not sure of is how the 64gb SDHC card is working. I know that the specs say 32gb max but I tried my 64gb micro-Sd card and it seems OK most of the time though I did have to do a reboot yesterday when the unit froze. I'd like to keep using the bigger card but if this happens on a semi-regular basis I'll go back to the 32gb card.Engadget Reader90August 23, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!For the price I'm not sure any other phone can match what the Moto G has to offer. It has good sound, decent camera, and best overall the battery life is amazing. My first day I turned it on at 12pm in the afternoon and turned it off at 1:39am with still 30% of battery left.Engadget Reader90August 21, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget