After my previous phone went for a toss, I was looking for a budget model. It was then I decided to buy the new Motorola Moto G (2015), a good-looking smartphone that falls under the budget phone category. With this, I'd like to share my views about this new device.
Design & Display: The Moto G is an extremely stylish and good-looking smartphone. It also boasts of a waterproof design. The phone has a thick and heavy body, which is a bit disappointing. The Moto G features a 5-inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution, giving it a 294 PPI density. Though I find the display absolutely adequate, the colours often feel a bit muted. The display is decent for text reading purpose, but not ideal for watching videos.
Chipset: The new Moto G comes pre-loaded with version 5.1.1 Lollipop. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor- a quad-core, 64-bit chip running at 1.4GHz, along with 2GB RAM option. So far, everything looks nice and smooth, as far as performance is concerned. Though I haven’t faced any software lag as such, the device doesn't provide an impressive reading experience on the whole.
Camera: This is possibly the weakest feature of the lot. It has a 13Mp rear camera and a 5 MP Front camera. There's nothing great about the camera, but it may sometimes provide you decent shots. During indoor photo tests, I was a little disappointed by the flash's performance. So, if you are looking for a high-end camera phone, the Moto G (2015) may not be your best bet.
Battery: It packs a 2470 mAh Li-ion non-removable battery that lasted for about 7 hours. The phone's battery test involved basic web browsing, streaming videos, making calls, and downloading apps.
Storage: The phone is available with 8GB or 16GB of built-in storage. It also has a microSD card slot for expandable storage.
Verdict: I’ve previously used two Motorola phones, and have had a good experience with both. As for Motorola Moto G (2015), I feel it’s one of the best value phones right now in the market. Go for it, if you're looking for a decent, budget smartphone!