My Moto G Review


When you buy a cheap phone you don't expect a lot of it (assuming you're buying a tight-budget phone.)

So, when I first heard about the Moto G, I didn't expect too much of it. I expected this phone to be a competitor to the kings in the Android entry market, Samsung and the cheap Xperias, and that was all.

Until today.

When I recieved my Amazon package, the first thing I noticed was the size of the box. Too small. Extremely small, even for a 4.5 inch phone. When you open the box, you don't find a lot of stuff inside of it. The phone itself, a USB cable, a user guide and the warranty. And that's all. No wall plug. No earphones. Nothing.


It looked like Motorola wanted me to start the phone as fast as possible, and not to waste time reading stuff or unwrapping cables. But that was only in my imagination.

The phone

When you turn on the phone, you start to see that this is not a normal budget Android phone, it's THE budget Android phone.

It has a pretty impressive 4.5 inches display, which looks gorgeous. It's a 720p display with great color reproductions. My first reaction was to compare it with my actual daily runner, the Nexus 4. And the display of the Moto G is way better than the last generation's Nexus device.

The next step is Android. Because the Moto G runs a stock version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Even though, Motorola has said than this phone will be updated to KitKat in January.) And Android in this device, just flies. It's very smooth when opening applications, multitasking... There's almost no lag. Almost. Because, of course, this is a cheap phone and it has to have some disadvantages like when browsing the web. Although Chrome runs very fast, the scrolling is not as good. Sometimes it lags a bit, confusing you, and making a bit worse the User Experience.

And since that point, we're just falling down, without control.

It isn't the worst camera on the market, but it's not the best out there

The camera. Ah, the camera... Let me say that in comparison, the Nexus 4 is like two times better.

It isn't the worst camera on the market, but it's not the best out there. It takes decent shots at daylight, but when it starts to get dark... Let's say you don't want to use this camera .

And there's also the Lack of NFC, and of course wireless charging, no 4G/LTE. But c'mon. It's a 175$ Device.


In conclusion, If you want a pretty decent, entry level Android phone, don't search anymore, if your budget is under 250, and you want the best for that money, buy this.

If you aren't looking for an entry phone, don't buy this. There are better options in the market. (Like a Nexus 5 if you still want not to spend a lot)


  • The Price
  • Awesome display
  • Stock Android


  • Bad camera
  • No NFC/LTE/4G/
  • Lack of wall plug in the box

That has been my review. Hope you enjoyed it, and if you want to know more about the Moto G in another post, please, say it in the comments!

P.S. Please, excuse if there are some misspellings. My English is not the best, and I still learning! :__D