Motorola Moto G (Gen 2)

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.00-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Front Camera 2MP
  • Rear Camera 8MP
  • RAM 1GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 2070mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.4
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateSeptember 2014

Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) Review

By Jamshed Avari (Sep 15, 2014)
Jamshed Avari
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good performance
  • Good camera
  • Great battery life
  • Excellent value for money
  • Bad
  • Average looks and material quality

Motorola, in its new incarnation, can be credited with reshaping the lower end of the Indian smartphone market. The Moto G, when launched earlier this year, was quite simply the best possible value you could get in a smartphone. It set off a massive chain reaction with companies launching competitive models and cutting prices to stay relevant.

Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) Summary

The original Motorola Moto G burst onto the scene and quickly became our favourite phone in its price band thanks to an unprecedented level of performance and finesse. Its successor, the aptly named Moto G (Gen 2), continues in the same vein but also brings along a healthy set of improvements, including a much-needed microSD card slot. In line with industry trends, the Moto G (Gen 2) traded its predecessor's 4.5-inch screen for a 5-inch one and as a result is a bit large and unwieldy. The software is near-stock Android, which feels fresh and clean. Our benchmark test results indicated good overall performance, camera quality and battery life. Overall, this is a solid option for value-conscious buyers.

Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) (16GB Storage) - Black 8,999
Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) (16GB Storage) - White 13,500

Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) price in India starts from ₹ 8,999. The lowest price of Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) is ₹ 8,999 at Flipkart.

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Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) Full Specifications

General
Brand Motorola
Model Moto G (Gen 2)
Release date September 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 141.50 x 70.70 x 10.99
Weight (g) 149.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2070
Removable battery No
Colours Black, White
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294
Hardware
Processor 1.2GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Camera
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 2-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.4.4
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) User Review and Ratings

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  • Moto G (2nd Gen.)
    Harish Rao (Apr 1, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    Moto G 2nd Gen. Mobile is good but Battery back is bad.
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  • Good VFM Smartphone by Motorola
    Abhishek Desai (Nov 7, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    It's been over a year, I've been using this smartphone. And honestly, it hasn't disappointed me till date. When it comes to the pros : Camera(both front and back), Display, Battery Backup, Ergonomic Design, Loud and Clear Front Speakers, 16GB Internal Storage and Performance are top-notch. For the cons, only the built, which is strictly average, since a metallic back finish was desired. You may face lag issues, on using it for a long time. Nevertheless, this is surely total Value-For-Money device, which you'll be happy to have.
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  • AWESOME
    Swapnil Parse (Dec 2, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    AWESOME YAAR...ONE OF THE BEST MOBILE.... CAMERA AWESOME, BATTERY LIFE AWESOME...
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  • Moto G2 the Best OLD Phone
    Subhajit Banerjee (Jul 3, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    MOTO G2 was the best mobile in first qtr of 2015.It is also a very good phone for the person using it now. Moto G2 is almost eighteen months old (Came to Market on Nov'14) hence the Battery is ageing out . Even then it is great to use, it has received Marshmellow update which no one phone of that generation has received. I am using this phone from December 2014 and feel totally satisfied.
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  • Moto G 2nd Gen is tough and durable
    Renjith Mohanan (Jul 25, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Been using my Moto H 2nd gen for more than 2 years. Good phone if you don't want a great camera. Camera is pretty decent in day light. But lacks clarity and depth in low light. Performance is decent. But in low battery you will be able to feel the difference between a high end version and this one. I saw the design and material being criticized, but as per my experience even after lot of falls and me throwing it around my room, its rigid and even after the LCD is broken, the phone works fine. The design is not so bad comparing to the new Moto designs and Samsung-s in this range. I would say you don't need to buy this mobile anymore as there are good phones in market in this price range or if you are ready to spend a little more you can buy a new phone with better processor and performance. But let me say this, "This mobile made me a Fan of moto". Cheers!!!
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  • Good mobile from Motorola Moto g3
    Sra Vani (Aug 8, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    Good as Gold mobile again from Motorola brought from below link with extra discount its price and the make of the moto mobile is awesome and liked it http://www.bookkart.net/2015/07/motorola-moto-g3-3rd-generation-phone.html
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  • Moto g2 hangs lot
    Vasu Shriram (Dec 28, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    I bought Motog2 one year back it's was good, now it's hangs like anything, can't attend the phone call. It's very worst after.
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  • features are good BUT only for first year
    Jojo Joyal (Apr 22, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    Mob works really great but after a year it sucks my mob now have a battery problem and the GORILLA glass shattered today , it has a sevear overheating problem
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  • Don't buy Motorola mobile
    Bhanu Teja (May 1, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    Motorola mobile is very bad to use,it's always hanging opened applications unecunexpect closed and also when you get a call you not able to pick it this much irritation it will give.my best suggestion don't buy these mobile this much experience I got by using it.
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  • Moto g2 phone
    Sandra Feeney (Sep 26, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    Phone always having issues and locks up freezes and can not use again till battery drains and you have to recharge. Always having errors and needs to be turned off and reset had less then a year wose Christmas gift hubby and I got each other for Christmas. Very disappointed I have to buy a new phone it has stopped working all together now.
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