The Moto G is the kind of phone people need to buy and support if they really want to boost the collective quality of low-end smartphones. It is an outstanding bargain regardless of who you buy it from, and it destroys any other phone in its price range on almost every level. It is more akin to a slightly dated flagship than it is to a traditional budget device.
However – and this is a big however – its lack of LTE is a killer. If you live in a region where true 4G is the standard, I’d recommend pinching a few more pennies and picking up a more modernized bargain like LG’s Nexus 5. That device is up-to-date in every way, and it doesn’t suffer from limited storage space and poor camera quality as much as the Moto G does
Still, Motorola and Google deserve to be commended for the value they’ve created here. Let’s just hope the rest of the smartphone world follows their lead.
- Tremendous value
- Sharp, vibrant display
- Clean software
- Surprisingly capable performance
- No LTE support
- Limited storage space
- Mediocre camera
- Choppy web browsing