GG Choice: Mo­torola Moto G

Pro­jec­tor World

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - FRONT PAGE - By Nidhi Sin­gal


This is a budget phone with the look and feel of a pre­mium hand­set, which right­away gives it an edge over its ri­vals. The Moto G’s 4.5 inch 720 p LCD panel feels su­pe­rior to the com­pe­ti­tion and dares to com­pete with last year’s flag­ship de­vices. The colours ap­pear rich and the text is crisp. The touch re­sponse is good and the de­vice can be op­er­ated with a sin­gle hand. The edges are smooth, while there is a slight curve at the back. The matt fin­ish back panel is re­mov­able giv­ing ac­cess to the two SIM card slots. It has a 1.2GHz quad-core pro­ces­sor, 1GB RAM and 8GB in­ter­nal stor­age.


The Moto G excels in al­most ev­ery depart­ment. Though it ran An­droid Jelly Bean when it was launced, the KitKat ver­sion is al­ready avail­able for up­grade. It has a neat, sim­ple user in­ter­face. There is a short­cut icon in the no­ti­fi­ca­tion bar pro­vid­ing short­cuts to WiFi, set­tings, air­plane mode, etc. The main app tray lists the pre-in­stalled and down­loaded apps. There is a Moto Mi­grate app pre-in­stalled that helps to trans­fer old data from an An­droid smart­phone to this one. (How­ever, it failed to work for me.) Through seven days of test­ing, the phone didn’t slow down even once. At times though it did lose data con­nec­tiv­ity. I was able to play games and switch be­tween mul­ti­ple apps run­ning in the back­ground.


The Moto G packs a 5MP rear cam­era with LED flash. Though one ri­val fea­tures an 8MP cam­era, the re­sults the re­sults that de­vice gives are un­sat­is­fac­tory. In the Moto G, the cam­era in­ter­face is neat and in­tu­itive. In well lit sur­round­ings or in day­light, the cam­era does a de­cent job in cap­tur­ing de­tails and colours. The Moto G is avail­able with two stor­age ca­pac­i­ties – 8GB and 16 GB. The lat­ter is rec­om­mended as there isn’t any ex­pand­able mem­ory card slot.

Changable back pan­els

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