Review: Motorola Moto G for AT&T
Motorola crafted a worthy follow-up to the first-generation handset. The Moto G is a solid handset that fits somewhere between entry-level and mid-range.
The design is a bit more appealing than last year's phone, and the build quality of the device is moderately improved, as well. I am generally pleased with the 720p HD screen; calls are insanely loud, though not always clear; and battery life is quite respectable. One of my biggest complaints is the lack of LTE 4G. AT&T's HSPA+ service is decent, but LTE is better. With that said, leaving out LTE may be the reason Motorola was able to make the price tag fairly low.
The Moto G runs a clean version of Android that's free of annoying bloatware. The stock Android tools perform just fine on the G. The camera software is rather thin, but the Moto G produces images that exceeded my expectations for this class of device.
The Moto G's price point is a big part of its story, but it's not the whole story. Motorola is selling the G directly to consumers for $180. That's unlocked, without a contract. Considering all the Moto G offers, that's a hell of a price. When you look at other devices in this price range (ZTE Max, LG Volt 4G, HTC Desire 510), the Moto G emerges as one of the best options.
Motorola's first Moto G has been their best-selling phone ever. It's just enough phone at a really great price.
Jan 26, 2015
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Nov 12, 2014
Motorola today said that owners of the second-generation Moto X and Moto G handsets can update their phones to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Motorola has made Lollipop available to the Moto X Pure Edition, Moto G GSM (U.S.), and Moto G GSM (Global) retail versions sold in the U.S.
Sep 5, 2014
Motorola today announced a revamped Moto G with a larger 5-inch screen, memory card slot, and dual front speakers. The 2nd-generation Moto G also upgrades the main camera to 8-megapixel and the selfie camera to 2-megapixel.
Dec 31, 2014
Motorola today announced the availability of a 64GB variant of the second-generation Moto X Pure Edition. The 64GB model can be purchased through Moto Maker and costs $599.