Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G
Motorola Moto G smartphone was launched in November 2013. The phone comes with a 4.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 329 pixels per inch.

The Motorola Moto G is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone packs 8GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Motorola Moto G packs a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 1.3-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Motorola Moto G runs Android 4.3 and is powered by a 2070mAh non removable battery. It measures 129.90 x 65.90 x 11.60 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 143.00 grams.

The Motorola Moto G is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Excellent pricing
  • Runs Android 4.4.2, the most recent version
  • Decent specs for the price
  • Bad
  • Non-expandable storage
  • Average camera performance





Front Camera



 720x1280 pixels




 Android 4.3



Rear Camera


Battery capacity

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Motorola Moto G detailed specifications
Release date November 2013
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 129.90 x 65.90 x 11.60
Weight (g) 143.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2070
Removable battery No
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 4.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 329
Processor 1.2GHz  quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Internal storage 8GB
Rear camera 5-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 1.3-megapixel
Operating System Android 4.3
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
SIM 2  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

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  •  Moto G, a game changer 06 May 2014

    5/5 stars

    By Narendra Chandana

    Moto G in India is dual sim variant with 1.2GHz Qualcomm snapdragon 400 processor and 1 GB of ram. 4.5 inch display with 720x1280 screen resolution gives pixel density of 329 ppi which is similar to iphone5s gives you wonderful display. Reading ebooks or browsing webpages is fantastic and text is absolutely crisp. It has a gorilla glass 3, which is scratch resistant and also been coated with water repellant nano-coating. Though Motorola official isn’t named it water resistant, you could find in youtube that it survived few minutes in a water bowl. It doesn’t support external memory card. If you are a gamer, then better prefer a 16GB variant as 8GB variant only gives 5.52GB available to user and some games are even above 1GB of size. Also if you are gamer, Adreno 305 GPU used in Moto G gives you best performance in its prize range. Its 5MP camera is kind of disappointment, but considering prices of 12.5k and 14k, I am satisfied with camera. Camera interface is simple to use and touching anywhere on screen takes a snap. If you are bored of regular black color covers, Moto G has an option of colored back panels. Though it is plastic you can feel a soft coating on back panel which gives you a feel of premium smartphone in your hands. 2070mAh battery is enough to get through for more than 2days for normal use and also it is highest capacity you could get at such price in android mobiles. Moto G has a physical LED notification light at top which blinks for any notifications, messages, and missed calls. Motorola has provided latest Andriod version 4.4.2 KitKat update for this device and has promised all newer updates to Moto G for 15 months. I saw the KitKat update improved some performances like usage of less Ram. Before I updated to kitkat, free ram was to be like 200MB and after updating about 400MB Ram is available which helps you more in multi-tasking. The new feature which is available after KitKat update for Indian Moto G is that it supports OTG option. That is you can access a Pen-drive from your mobile. It played HD movie from a Pendrive so easily without a glitch as like I’m playing it in a laptop. So it gives you added benefit of not storing everything on your Moto G. Moto G after Kitkat update also supports cloud printing for HP printers. I have been using Moto G since Feb 12 and there is absolutely no lag. It has 1.3MP front cam for video calling and also wifi, which are slowly becoming mandatory specs while we are buying mobiles. It doesn’t support 4G LTE and NFC feature, however for now, in India these are not a problem at all. Motorola has seriously compromised on profit margins and made profit by selling more units. I believe Moto G is a game changer. Even after 4 months after the Moto G launch, there is not even a single international branded android mobile to give Moto G a fight even at Rs20,000/-. If your budget is in between 10k to 20k, go for Moto G without a second thought.

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  •  GREAT! 19 April 2014

    5/5 stars

    By rishaan kaji

    great phone had 4 a day and is alldready suprising me with its capabilities 4 such a cheap phone i would reccomend it 2 anyone.

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    9 out of 12 user(s) found this review helpful

  •  Best phone...Amazing price 16 May 2014

    5/5 stars

    By Anand Gokul

    The Moto G has finally been launched in India. Software The Moto G received the KitKat update as promised by Motorola. Also, the Kitkat version features a almost stock Android experience with other Motorola apps like Messaging, Assist, Migrate, ... that are equally useful. The 16 GB version packs enough juice to get you through most regular usage and the user gets around 12.8 GB excluding the Android system apps. Display The Moto G's stunning HD display boasts of image and display quality even better than the iPhone. The Gorilla Glass 3 promises a break and scratch proof front for the phone. Also, the 4.5 inch is perfect fit for most pockets..unlike other phablets that stand out of your pockets. Design The Moto G features a unique and trendy design with its curved back that makes it easier to hold with your palm and also use with a single hand. The interchangable back cover guarantees that the user won't get bored of using the same colour phone for long. Also, the water-repellant nano particle coating provides the phone protection against water spills, a feature not found even in most high end phones. Performance The cheap price definitely did not mean cheap performance. It boasts of Qualcomm's SNapdragon 400 processor and includes Adreno 305 for gaming graphics. In my opinion, the Moto G outperformed even the Galaxy Gand 2 and others in its app launch speed and the ease of app switching and multitasking. To try it out, I ran heavy graphic games like Fifa 14, Asphalt 8 Airborne, Temple Run 2, and Gta San Andreas simultaneaously and noticed that the phone could easily switch apps without any lag. Also, it resumed the game from where I has paused it without dumping the existing memory which is tremondously great for such a budget phone. Camera The phone's camera boats of 5MP back and 1.2 MP front. The default camera app is not so good for heavy photographers. This can be overcome by using other apps from play store though. The front camera quality is awesome and would satisfy the needs of most selfie takers. Battery The battery can last a day without intnert usage on mobile data. It can last a day and night with Wifi usage and can get you a whooping 2-3 days without internet usage. (I used the "AUTO" brightness setting). Also, it can help you cross around 12 hours with only 15% battery. Value for money The one area where this phone is the absolute winner is value for money. There is no other phone that boasts of such high specs for so low price. (Indian brands may offer higher specs, but they may use lower quality MediaTek processors, no water resistance, no Gorilla Glass and so on along with poor service). This comes from a world- renowned brand that made the first phone, so, expect quality after-sales-service from it. I would definitely recommend this phone- priced for all. It is great for teenagers to show off in college along wih the trendy back panels and latest version of Android. It is perfect for ggeks as Motorola has mad

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  •  Value for money 01 June 2014

    5/5 stars

    By Shekhar Wagh

    Moto G is a great phone at Rs 14k for 16GB version. Best thing about the phone is it's superb 720p HD display and stock android UI, due to which it will get android updates which is rare for android phones below Rs 20k. So you will be always on the latest android version. It easily beats other smartphone below 20k like Xperia M, Xperia L, Xperia C, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Grand Quattro, etc. It's like cheaper Nexus device for those who cannot afford to shell Rs 30k for Nexus 5. Overall great phone and it never lags.

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    2 out of 2 user(s) found this review helpful

  •  Awesome Phone 15 May 2014

    5/5 stars

    By Surya Prakash

    This is really a pretty good Android Phone with no lag and powerful battery back up. Amazing work from Motorola..

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