Motorola’s Moto G smartphone has been a big hit with customers and the mobile phone industry, receiving rave reviews and gaining some loyal fans. So what’s all the fuss about? The Moto G is a budget smartphone but whilst it offers superb value for money, it certainly doesn’t scrimp on the specs.
The Moto G comes with a 4.5-inch 720p HD idisplay with 326ppi – this is, quite frankly, an amazing quality display for a budget smartphone, delivering graphics as sharp and vibrant as many phones which are much more expensive. It may be a little bit chunkier than some of the more premium handsets at 11.6mm in depth but it still weighs less than 150 grams and includes features such as Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a tough and compact design. It’s covers are interchangeable so you can pick and choose the colour to suit you.
Where the Moto G is a step down from the flagship handsets is its camera – a decent, rather than spectacular, 5-megapixel shooter which has autofocus, an LED flash, HDR and a very handy Panorama mode. It can also record video in 720p at 30 frames per second. In addition, there’s a useful 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video chat and taking those all-important selfies.
Running on the very latest Android KitKat 4.4.2 operating system, the Moto G is powered by a Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2GHz processor along with 1GB of RAM – which puts it pretty much in line with other budget models in terms of the speed it can process your requests. It has 8GB of built-in memory which can be increased in the usual way using a MicroSD card up to 32GB. The Moto G is also 4G compatible so you can also benefit from the super quick download speeds if you have 4G coverage in your area.
So, decent camera, decent processor but it’s the amazing screen that makes the Moto G stand out from other budget smartphones and that has been the secret to it’s success.
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