Moto G 4G
The Motorola Moto G was so close to perfection – beautiful design, reasonable speed and performance, excellent display, capable camera and the pure Android experience at a bargain price – with the Moto G 4G – you get all of that and more.
Clean and efficient
The Moto G comes out of the box with a microUSB cable at the ready. In terms of design it’s absolutely identical to its predecessor standing at 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6mm. Perfectly pocketable, it weighs in at 143g – slightly heavier than you’d expect, but an acceptable compromise when you take into account its dimensions.
The styling of the Moto G 4G is clean and efficient, as if to make a point that it’s a device you’re going to use, not show off. It comes with a changeable cover, so you have the option of how quirky you want it to be, but for business needs it brings simplicity, traditional materials and clean lines to the design table.
A smooth operator
Moto G 4G and its Snapdragon 400 chipset offers good overall performance. It may not top any charts, but what’s really matters is real-life usage and it is great. The Android OS is as smooth as butter with no lag whatsoever, while most of the popular games run just fine.
5MP Camera and Play Music lend a seamless multi-media experience
The Moto G 4G comes with a modest 5MP auto-focus camera. It takes images in a maximum resolution of 2592×1944 pixels. It has a built-in HDR mode, which can even be set to activate automatically in certain shooting conditions.
Google’s own music player called Play Music handles your music collection. It features the spanking New Listen Now feature, which tries to determine what you like and the sequence of your track-changing so that it can start offering you music you might like to play next
A host of extra features
Motorola has implemented its own version of a Do Not Disturb feature via their Assist app. It will keep the Moto G 4G quiet while you’re in a meeting or sleeping. While the sleeping option lets you configure the time interval, allow calls from a favorite contact or list of contacts and put through calls from the same person if they call twice in the interval of 5 minutes
The Alert app allows you to select your emergency contacts, input ready-to-go messages and in case something happens you can call your contacts, share your GPS location, or ask them to follow you. The latter will allow your Moto G 4G to share your location at specified interval.
It’s a great affordable mid-ranger and while it may not be the perfect smartphone in the class, it surely is among the best – a commendable achievement nevertheless.
4.5″ IPS 720p capacitive touchscreen of 329ppi, Gorilla Glass 3
Android 4.4.4 KitKat on a fast track update program
1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU; 1GB of RAM; Adreno 305 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset
5MP camera, LED flash, 720p video capture, 1.3MP front-facing camera
8 GB of built-in memory, expandable via the newly added microSD card slot
Active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone
Optional battery covers
Height: 129.9 mm
Width: 65.9 mm
Depth: 11.6 mm
Weight: 143 g
Talk Time: 24 hours