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Motorola Moto G2 (2014) Review, Price and Specs

The Moto G was released on 13 November 2013. It was an impressive beast in the lower segment of the industry and became an instant hit, or more appropriately a benchmark for other phones in this segment. Thus, inadvertently created great expectations from its next iteration from the budget concern consumers.

Motorola Moto G2 Review

Today, we reviewed the next iteration of this incredible piece of engineering from Motorola, that is Moto G2 for a spin, and see how it holds up in various categories with its predecessor and competitors.

Motorola Moto G2 design

Motorola Moto G2

It’s pretty amazing that Motorola Mobiles managed to deliver the updated Moto G in the previous price point as it’s predecessor. This is more like an extremely iterative upgrade, that lacks enough features to create a new product line, but enough to keep users busy.

Build Quality

The foremost thing to notice as soon as you hold you up the device in your hands is the size. Motorola bumped up the 4.5″ display on the Moto G 2013 to a 5″ display in this edition. However, as convenient as the previous Moto G was to hold in your hands, this may or may not be the case with this device. It just feels bigger and wider to hold it, although slimmer. Trade-offs do come with upgrades!

But that’s probably not going to be too much of a pain with the rubberized back, which indeed is a comfort and provides a solid grip, while not screaming out “cheap”. Also the new curved edges make it feel at home in your palms. The phone balances well on the hands with almost an equal weight distribution, which adds to the stability while holding it.makes it feel at home in your palms. The phone balances well on the hands with almost an equal weight distribution, which adds to the stability while holding it.makes it feel at home in your palms. The phone balances well on the hands with almost an equal weight distribution, which adds to the stability while holding it.

Motorola Moto G2 camera

Motorola Moto G2 Back-Side

The layout of the physical buttons is exactly the same as the previous device. This, also being similar to most other Android devices, should be convenient to quickly acclimatize yourself with it, without having to re-wire your muscle memory for quick actions. Also, back is conveniently removable to expose the battery.are exactly the same as the previous device. This, also being similar to most other Android devices, should be convenient to quickly acclimatize yourself with it, without having to re-wire your muscle memory for quick actions. Also, back is conveniently removable to expose the battery is exactly the same as the previous device. This, also being similar to most other Android devices, should be convenient to quickly acclimatize yourself with it, without having to re-wire your muscle memory for quick actions. Also, back is conveniently removable to expose the battery.

A great smartphone shouldn’t be a privilege, it should be a choice. Choose a brilliant display, stereo sound, an all-day battery, and latest Android OS. The new Moto G is better than ever, giving you all you need, for all you do.

Hardware Specifications

The phone has an increased display size, while keeping the same resolution. That has, obviously, decreased the pixel density of the screen from 326ppi to 294ppi. In our examination, it was not really distinguishable to the naked eye, however, for sensitive readers, the text might appear a little different than the previous version. While we don’t feel this could be much (or any) of a shortcoming at any level, you should probably take a look before you buy it, just in case it makes a difference to you. (Or any) of a shortcoming at any level, you should probably take a look before you buy it, just in case it makes a difference to you.

Under the hood, the device is powered by the same Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 with a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Processor and an Adreno 305 graphics unit. Also, the battery pack of 2070mAh has been kept intact.

This means that your experience with the device is likely to stay the same without any significant “boosts” in power and battery life. By this we do not mean that this makes the device makes any less enjoyable from any aspect, the consumer wishes a bigger bang for their buck and here it is!

We think this is how the price for the device was kept similar, swapping out processors should take a full board redesign and is an expensive procedure. Motorola, here, tries to keep the consumer happy with fast iterative upgrades while swapping out smaller modules and features.

Talking about this, the highly anticipated feature of supporting MicroSD cards is present. Although the specifications mention that it can only support cards till 32GB, we presume it could go way higher than that.

Also, the camera module is an exquisite upgrade. Motorola has raised the bar from 5MP on the rear camera to 8MP. The video recording capabilities stay the same at 720p@30fps. For those who thrive on selfies, rejoice, for the 1.3MP front camera has been upgraded to a 2MP sensor and delivers much less noise on the images. There’s still an LED flash, HDR mode, and gesture actions to help brighten up dreary shots.

The phone also supports dual Micro-SIMs.

The speakers are pretty loud enough for you to enjoy your music at the kitchen table, and feels sufficient in comparison the audio quality of the competitors, if not better.

Software and OS

This phone runs on pure Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and Motorola has assured an upgrade to Android 5.0L when it arrives later this year.

Since the OS is native Android, only loaded with Google Apps and Playstore, it does not carry any bloatware that can consume unwanted CPU cycles or drain the battery.

This is the traditional aspect of most Motorola devices and mostly heartwarming, without any bells and whistles gives you a humble experience with a feeling of inoffensive ordinariness for someone who had used an Android before.

Verdict

This device is a pleasant upgrade to it’s already amazing predecessor. Motorola Moto  G2 Price in India is Rs 10,999 Rupees and  we consider it an amazing deal. Motorola delivered on it’s promises as per the consumer feedbacks, and this is a deal that is too hard to refuse for people opting for an Android phone in this segment.

Things get better over time. This device is an example. The best part though is not losing money over it.

We give this phone a solid 9/10 rating according to our Motorola Moto G2 Review.

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