An Overview of Motorola Moto G 4G

Last updated: January 2018.

Motorola Moto G 4G Review

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Moto G was the biggest hit of the budget market it had really set the standards for budget handsets. Can the updated version of Moto G compete with it’s predecessor or not? Read the full review to find out.

 

Description

The description of Moto G 4G includes:

  • 2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4 operating system
  • 1GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage and an expansion slot for external memory
  • 9mm length; 65.9mm width and 11.6mm thickness
  • A display of 5-inch and 1,280 x 720 pixels display resolution
  • It weighs 143g
  • Price of £150

Build

  • The design of Moto G is exactly like 4G
  • The build of the handset feels robust; the physical material is sturdy and durable.
  • Weighing 143g, it feels rather heavy.
  • Measuring 11.6mm it seems chunky; no one would call it a slim handset.
  • The front facia has no buttons.
  • On the right edge there is a volume rocker button and power button on the right edge.
  • The backplate is rubberised which has a good grip.
  • The handset can be personalised by using coloured flip shells.
  • The flip shells are attached by removing the backplate.
  • To provide extra protection, grip shells are fitted around the back of the handset.
  • The cases come in a range of bright colours.
  • Moto G 4G is a water resistant handset, so you won’t have to worry about using it in the rain.
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • There is an expansion slot for micro SD card beneath the bakplate.

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Display

  • The 4.5 inch screen offers 280 x 720 pixels of display resolution.
  • For what it is worth video viewing, web browsing and book reading experience is great.
  • The clarity of the handset is stunning and the colours are bright and vibrant.
  • The display screen is protected by Corning Gorilla glass 3.
  • The viewing angles are also impressive.

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Camera

  • The front houses a 1.3 megapixel camera which makes video calling possible.
  • There is a 5 megapixel camera at the back.
  • Videos can also be recorded at 720p.
  • The snapshot quality is great, colours are clean and vibrant.

Processor

  • The handset comes with 2GHz quad core processor which is complemented by 1 GB RAM.
  • The processing smooth but the processor struggles with some of the heavy apps and high end games.

Memory & Battery

  • The original Moto G came with 8 GB of built in storage and it did not have an expansion slot. The current version of Moto G also has 8 GB of storage of which only 5 GB is available to the user.
  • The memory in Moto G 4G can be increased with a microSD card.
  • The 2070mAh battery will easily get you through a day of full usage.

Features

  • The Moto G 4G runs Android 4.4.
  • There is also a tool for migrating your data from an old handset.
  • There is a very handy app called Assist, that turns the phone to silent mode at the set time, it even accesses your Calendar to know when the phone needs to be set to silent mode.
  • There is also the feature of FM Radio.

Verdict

Moto G 4G does not seem as attractive on specifications as the original Moto G was but nonetheless it is still very charming, loads of music and videos can be stashed in Moto G 4G,  4G fans might be interested in trying this low priced 4G handset.

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