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Budget Droid – Motorola Moto G 2014


Motorola Moto G 2014

In 2013, Motorola released its first-gen Moto G smartphone. While designed to be a budget device, it performed really well considering its price range. Now in 2014, the second-gen Moto G has arrived and
has a legacy to live up to. How does it fare?

Motorola Moto G 2014

Grown over the Year

The first thing I noticed about the Moto G 2014 is that it is slightly bigger than its predecessor. It’s slightly thinner too. Personally, I find this size to be just right for my hands, although people who are looking for a smaller Moto G iteration would be disappointed. In addition, the Moto G also adopted the stereo speakers design from the Moto E to provide an improved sound system.

Bare necessities

Do you hate unnecessary software in your phone? Then you’re going to love the Moto G. The version of Android KitKat running on this phone is pretty much factory stock. Apart from some Motorola software and benchmarking apps, this new Moto G has nothing else apart from the standard Android apps. This is a good thing as it allows the smartphone to conserve its resources.

Know Your Limits

Even though the Moto G is budget based, it does not mean that it performs like a sloth. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-Core processor and 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM, it can perform most tasks with relative ease. Also, the 8MP camera at the rear can take really good pictures. However, there is no 4G support and while it is speedy, you do not want too many heavy multitasking on this thing. On the flip-side, it has dual-SIM.

Where Are My Chupa-Chups?

As I am writing this review, Android Lollipop has not been released for the Moto G yet. However, rest assured that the new Moto G will receive the update to Lollipop
when it rolls out sometime before 2015. Overall, the Moto G is a great sub-RM700 phone that performs well for its price point and should be considered by anyone who’s looking for a good budget smartphone.


A great budget phone if you don’t mind the lack of 4G.