Quick Review of Motorola Moto G (1st Gen)

The Good
  • Near stock Android experience with promise for quick updates in future
  • Compact size, which makes the phone usable with one hand
  • Overall snappy performance
  • Excellent battery life
The Bad
  • The camera performance leaves a lot to be desired
  • Speakers on the phone are not the loudest
  • Lacks LTE
  • No expandable storage

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Motorola Moto G (1st Gen) Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: February 2014
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: XT1032
Display   6 /10
Screen Size 4.5 inch
Screen Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 326 PPI
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Bezel Less No
Chipset   6 /10
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 1.2GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 6 /10
Processor Type Quad-Core
RAM 1GB 5 /10
Graphics Adreno 305
Camera   5 /10
Rear Camera Resolution 5MP
Dual Rear Camera No
Front Camera Resolution 1.3MP
Dual Selfie Camera No
Camera Details Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Video Recording Resolution HD Video Recording (720p)
Camera Features Autofocus, LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
OS Upgradable To Android 5.1
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type Micro USB
Features GPS, FM Radio
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer
Dimensions (mm) 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6
Weight 143 grams
Connectivity 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth
Headphone Jack Type 3.5mm
Color Black
Build Material Plastic
Device Warranty 1 Year
Body SAR 1.06W/kg
Head SAR 1.17W/kg
In The Box Device, Charger & Cable Separate, SIM Ejector Tool, User Manual
Storage   4 /10
Internal Storage 16GB
Approx. User Available Storage 5.1GB
Communication
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Micro SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) No
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
Battery   4 /10
Battery Capacity 2070mAh
Battery Type Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No

Motorola Moto G (1st Gen) Features

The Moto G is an entry-level smartphone from the now Google owned phone maker Motorola. Having exit markets like India in the past before the acquisition, this will mark the company’s re-entry once the Moto G starts selling here in January 2014. The Moto G comes in colourful rear shells that are replaceable. sports a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 pixel LCD touchscreen. At its heart, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip, with four cores running at 1.2GHz each. There’s a reasonable Adreno 305 graphics chip onboard as well. Coupled with the chip is 1GB of RAM and either 8 or 16GB of internal memory. Sadly, the Moto G will be one of the very few inexpensive handsets to not have a microSD card slot. This 3G enabled handset can deliver speeds of up to 21 Mbps and has WiFi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 support.

There’s a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with an LED flash at the back, accompanied by a 1.3MP front-facing camera. The phone can record videos in 720p HD. FM Radio also makes it to the feature-list, winning the hearts of people who still desire for this feature. Although the phone runs Android 4.3, it is said to run the latest Android 4.4 KitKat by the time it launches in India. There’s a 2070 mAh non-removable battery which Motorola quotes can deliver an “all day battery life”. The Moto G is said to have an attractive price point for the features offered; hopefully under the Rs. 15,000 mark for the higher 16GB capacity model that you're seeing right now.
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Motorola Moto G (1st Gen) Ratings

User Reviews for Motorola Moto G (1st Gen) (Total: 7)
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By Nishad Birje on June 1, 2017 | Verified Owner
I've been using the Moto G (1st gen) since the last four years and the experience with the device has been bitter-sweet. The device has 16GB of internal memory along with 1GB of RAM. The 4.5" HD display device fits perfectly in the grip of the hand and the whole display can be easily accessed via a single hand. The battery life can last until the end of the day with a moderate use. The primary camera is 5MP, which, if compared to the current smartphones, should be a front facing one! The front-facing 2MP camera is definitely horrendous, so do not expect great selfies. However, it can fulfill the basic needs for a WhatsApp video call. The device, however, heats up fast and might even reboot without a notice, if used for heavy gaming for more than 20 minutes.
The Good
  • Easy to grip and use with one hand.
  • Decent 5MP primary camera.
The Bad
  • 1GB RAM insufficient for using multiple apps at once.
  • Heavy gaming leads to heating of the device.
  • The front-facing 2MP camera is not a great one.
  • No updates of the latest Android OS.
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By Nikhil Kowalli on April 22, 2017 | Verified Owner
Using this phone since last 2.5 years but still works pretty smooth in terms of performance and speed. WORTH buying. Good camera and sound quality
The Good
  • Excellent camera
  • battey backup
The Bad
  • hangs sometimes
  • no 4g
  • less ram
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By Vikhyath Kamath on April 11, 2017 | Verified Owner
When the world is going crazy over big screen phones with a bigger price tags, this little gem of a phone entered the Indian shores quietly. And ultimately, gave a fitting comeback to the Motorola brand and created storm. Moto G was the first among the too-good-for-the-price range of phones and was also one of the very first to have an online-only sales. It was an obvious choice for a middle-class student like me to buy it. And boy,did it last! I used the phone for 2 years, and except for an accidental drop (Right on the face, high up from the ground. The screen and my heart broke that day) the phone gave absolutely no worries. Of course the specs are way too dated if you compare it with today's phones. And they are much more capable too. But it was Moto G that started the revolution. And I was glad to be a part of it.
The Good
  • Looks. God, the looks. Too good compared to any phone. The Moto dimple at the back is the best design choice I have seen till date.
  • Price-to-quality ratio is very high.
  • It also came with an advantage of latest android updates, since the OS was stock Android.
The Bad
  • Camera could have been a lot better. Even for an 8 MP camera, the quality sucked.
  • Just the internal storage! And during my time of buying, the only storage option was 8 GB. Which is way too low even for normal usage.
  • Lagged when the storage was full. Kinda expected, but the storage fills up too soon because of its limited capacity.
  • The headphones weren't upto the quality. (I know. Low cost and all. But still a bummer)
  • Speaker volume will never be heard even if you are in a semi-quiet environment.
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By Vishal on March 10, 2017 | Verified Owner
Sleek design. Easy-to-use and extremely responsive touch-screen.
The Good
  • Fell on the ground several times, but still works.
  • Got wet in the rain, but no issues so far.
  • Excellent scratch-proof screen.
The Bad
  • Slows down over time. Some applications crash.
  • Lengthy rooting procedure.
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By Aarsh Mehta on March 3, 2017
It's been 3 years since I have been using this phone and it just refuses to die! Even with the kind of beating the body has taken, the phone works just as well as it worked when it came in. The battery still works for an entire day with 3G, the headphone jack still works despite the phone falling into a river and the body, with all of its cuts and bruises looks rugged AF. It's quite obvious that I've grown attached to this phone. But 3 years is more than the time any girl has ever spent with me. So yeah! 5 stars to this amazing phone.
The Good
  • Durability, Speed, good battery, long life
The Bad
  • No 4G
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By Manish Kumar on February 19, 2017
I purchased this phone in 2014 from Flipkart when it was launched and cost me ₹14000 ,at that time it was a flagship phone of Motorola so definitely it was one of a kind in its race . Motorola always makes value for money products
The Good
  • Sleek design
  • Handy (perfectly fit in the palm)
  • Tough as it does not break easily
  • Gorilla glass 3 which protect from scratches
  • A wide variety of Custom ROMs available for MOTO G
  • Stock ROM
  • Dual 3G sim
The Bad
  • In today's senario 4G is must in a smartphone but MOTO G does not have 4G
  • Camera is not upto the mark
  • Poor Battery
  • 1GB RAM
  • Not smooth on all ROMs
  • It stuck many times while playing asphalt 8
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