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Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9906 reviews of Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and size. The usability and performance also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the social networking functionality and apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1668 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the portability and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the apps and reliability.

price, performance, usability, screen, portability

reliability, apps

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G 5-Inch (2nd Gen UK Stock) Dual Sim 8GB SIM-Free Smartphone BlackMotorola Moto G 5-Inch (2nd Gen UK Stock) Dual Sim 8GB SIM-Free Smartphone Black

Dec, 2016

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3332 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the screen and portability are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the social networking functionality. The apps and GPS navigation get mixed reviews.

price, performance, usability, portability, screen

social network

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G (2nd generation) - Global GSM - Unlocked - 8GB BlackMotorola Moto G (2nd generation) - Global GSM - Unlocked - 8GB Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Motorola Moto G (2014, 2nd Gen) / G Dual SIM 2nd gen / G2 / G+1/ XT1079 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Some have doubts about the reliability.

reliability

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G (2nd generation) - US GSM - Unlocked - 8GB BlackMotorola Moto G (2nd generation) - US GSM - Unlocked - 8GB Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Moto G (2014) review

 

The Moto G is dead! Long live the Moto G!

Superb value ; Improved camera ; Big screen for the price ; Decent display quality

Lower sharpness than 2013 Moto G ; Slightly disappointing battery life ; A little chunky ; Average sound quality

The 2014 Motorola Moto G doesn't flatten last year's model in every respect. It's bigger and less comfortable to hold but a much-improved camera and larger screen make it a worthwhile update.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Motorola Moto G (2014) review - Pocket-lint

 

For the price, the new Moto G is still a fantastic device with a good display, clean design, good battery life and good performance, as well as an improved

Brilliant price, good display, improved camera, good battery life, great performance in this class

No 4G , no NFC, bulkier design from larger screen format, average sound, front-facing speaker bar design

The price was the key to the original Moto G's success and we suspect it will be a similar story for the 2014 model too. For £150 you get a lot for your money, including a decent display, very good battery life, ample performance and an improved...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Motorola Moto G (2014) review: Hands-on

 

Motorola's affordable smartphone gets some high-end features

Sep, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Moto G 2 (2014)

 

Motorola's second-gen Moto G still sets the bar for other budget phones

Much-improved camera ; Strong battery life ; Solid, well-built design ; Excellent value for money

No 4G LTE support ; Average front-facing speakers ; So-so low-light photos

and £500 Samsung Galaxy Alpha, it's not as bright as either. It still easier to view outdoors than most cheap phones, but it's a small sour note in otherwise excellent performance.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Moto G2 (2014) vs Moto E comparison review

 

Ok, the new 2014 Moto G isn't actually called the Moto G2 but it's easy to get confused so in this article we're going to call it by that name. It's also worth noting that Motorola updated the original Moto G with 4G and a microSD card slot (nothing...

It's unsurprising that the Moto G2 is a better phone than the Moto E and we recommend spending the extra if you can afford it for the better screen, camera, processor, storage, battery life and stereo speakers. The one caveat is that neither phone...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Moto G vs Moto G2 (2014) comparison review

 

First things first, the new 2014 Moto G isn't actually called the Moto G2. It's still just called the Moto G but that's confusing so to make it easier, we're going to call it the G2 in this article. It's also worth noting that Motorola updated the...

The new Motorola Moto G (2014) has a larger screen, better cameras and front facing stereo speakers. Pretty much everything else remains the same so there are only a few upgrades here and the dual-SIM feature will be only useful to a handful of users....

Sep, 2014

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Motorola Moto G 2014 review

 

No sooner than Motorola updated the original Moto G with 4G and a microSD card, there's another update: the Moto G. That's right – a completely new smartphone with the same name. Confusing, much.

With a bigger screen, much better speakers and improved cameras, the new Moto G is a great budget smartphone. The lack of support for 4G will be a deal-breaker for some, though. It isn't without its rivals, but if you're specifically looking for a...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Motorola Moto G (2014) hands on review

 

Moto does it again - 5in HD screen, 8MP camera and microSD slot all for under £150

Sep, 2014

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Motorola Moto G review and Moto G 4G LTE review

 

Despite over nine months elapsing since we originally reviewed it, the Motorola Moto G remains the best budget Android smartphone we've seen. Recently, Motorola released an updated model, adding support for 4G and expandable storage via a microSD card....

Motorola's Moto G is the best budget smartphone around. At £135 it's got great build quality, an excellent screen, decent cameras and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean soon to be upgrade to 4.4 KitKat. It's only limited in the storage department and a lack of 4G...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Motorola Moto G review

 

Now available with 4G, the Moto G is an incredible bargain that punches well above its weight and is still the best budget smartphone around

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2070 / 2390
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.52
Head SAR (EU):0.67 / 0.687

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Curved Design:No / Yes
Form factor:Bar
Protection features:Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:294
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, QCP / MP3 / MP3, WAV
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Speakers:STEREO
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MP4 / H.264, MP4 / MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,1700,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA+, UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, HFP
Bluetooth version:4.0 BLE / 4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.4 / 5.0 Lollipop / KitKat 4.4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:No / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:400 / MSM 8226

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.4 / 5 / 5.0 Lollipop / KitKat 4.4.4

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.1 / 11
Height :14.2 / 14.9 / 141.5 / 7.07
Weight:141.5 / 149 / 155
Width:14.2 / 7.07 / 70.7