Motorola Moto G 2014 Review



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If someone that initiated the change in budget smartphones it was Motorola with the Moto G. Moto G was the first budget smartphone from a mainstream smartphone maker that was able to do incredibly well by introducing the best specifications and optimization for a price that was just unbelievably low. Now this legendary phone has a sequel and it is here to blow your mind away.


Design

Motorola Moto G surely got a kick into the design as well as built quality. The Moto G feels a more quality phone than ever before. It has this incredible high quality matte back and that grips your hand like it was tailor made of it. Most of the phones now by mainstream smartphone makers take the design seriously, well except Samsung and produce phones that are comfortable for your hands. The new Moto G 2014 is larger and slimmer. It fits your pocket rather easily. The earlier model was way too thick compared to what Moto G is now.

Display

The display is now 5 inches with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels HD display. The display is much rather more colourful and with a much warmer saturation. Even though the earlier model was 4.7 inches, the 0.3 difference does not really make it any less dense for your eyes. For what it is worth the whole colour and saturation difference makes this phone look better. The whole 5 inch number is surely going to attract a lot of people. Moto G 2014 will surely beat all the competition around the price tag of Moto G 2014.

Camera

The camera is still the 8MP camera and the exact same sensor. Moto G 2014 has the exact same camera as that of the Moto G 2013. It does not matter if they say it is different because the results are the same. You see the same performance over similar lighting conditions. It just has a better interface. The video quality is the same as well. No difference here to tell you about.

Software

Moto G 2014 also runs on vanilla Android- that is the pure version of Android. It runs on the v4.4.4 KitKat and will surely get the update of Android L. Motorola does not really use a user interface and does not have any sort of software innovation developed into it like the Motorola Moto X.

Performance

You get the incredible Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor running your phone along with a GB of RAM. Moto G 2014 works really cool. It is much faster than the 2013 edition and is smoother with any launcher there is. One more thing that repelled consumers from this phone was that it did not have expandable memory but Moto G 2014 has expandable memory. Moto G 2014 gives you 8GB and 16GB internal memory models and is expandable to as much as 32GB.

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 – CDMA version
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – for T-Mobile, AT&T
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – USA version
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – CDMA version
SIMMicro-SIM
Announced2014, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2014, September
BODYDimensions141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm (5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 in)
Weight149 g (5.26 oz)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size720 x 1280 pixels, 5.0 inches (~294 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 32 GB
Internal8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM
DATAGPRSYes
EDGEYes
SpeedHSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE
USBmicroUSB v2.0, USB Host
CAMERAPrimary8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video720p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
Secondary2 MP
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android L
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 305
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
RadioFM radio
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsWhite, Black
– Digital TV (DS DTV 16GB model only)
– SNS integration
– Google Drive (50 GB storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.263/H.264 player
– Organizer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail
– YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery



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Author: Sinha

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