Moto G has been the most successful product from Motorola. It did well in 2013, and then 2014. Aiming for a hat-trick, Moto G launched its 3rd generation model with improvements. The Indian market has changed a lot from last year, market is really competitive now on budget segment, and with every OEMs like Xiaomi, Asus, Lenovo delivering high-end specs on low price, it’s definitely a challenge for Moto G. So does it live up to its expectations? Find out in our Review:
The review is done by Rajesh(@epandu) and here are his comments about the product in brief:
Build, Design & Display
- The bezel surrounding the front has grown in size.
- Even though viewing angle and sunlight readability is good on day to day usage, the display looks very dull when the brightness is set to medium.
- The handset is waterproof and even with water drops on the surface, the touch response is great.
- Waterproof aspect of the handset is a huge advantage to those who cannot stay away from their phone. The phone can stand rock solid for 30 minutes in water,
- Comes with Stock Android with few useful customizations. No Bloatware and overall experience is good.
- The gestures work even when device is in sleep mode. This is huge plus for turning on the flashlight without struggling to find out where the power button is.
- Moto Display is one of the best feature of the phone. It displays unread notifications on the screen, bu turning the screen on in low power mode.
Performance & Battery Life:
Moto G sports a 720p resolution screen, and houses Snapdragon 410, 64 bit Quad core processor which is clocked at 1.2 Ghz. If one compares this specification with other phones at this price range, it will not impress. However the performance of the phone is impressive on day to day usage. There was no lag or hiccups for regular apps like Facebook, WhatsApp etc.
When it comes to gaming, the phone is not for high-end ones. When you play games like Asphalt 8 : Airborne, Riptide and other similar games, the lag and hiccups becomes imminent.
Those who are looking for decent screen on time, Moto G delivers 4.5 hours of screen on time over a period of 20 hours. It comes with 2470 mAh battery power.
This is one section where Moto G has delivered. It houses a 13 MP F/2.0 shooter at the rear which takes some impressive shots. What I really liked about the camera is it worked well in all the conditions i.e. great lighting conditions to one where most of the phone cameras struggle.
The camera app is fast, and there is no lag between shots and post processing. However when it comes to taking macro shots, it has problem focusing.