MOTOROLA MOTO G 2014 Review
Motorola is the name and they don’t need any introduction. However they are not very strong in the high end devices, but everyone knows that they are very powerful foot in the line of mid and low range handset line. Basically the company tries to deliver the handsets in affordable price. Last year company was released Moto G 2014 and many people like the handset because of its balance configuration and the cutting edge price.
This year company announced the successor of the handset with the same name and the purpose of revealing the handset is a same smartphone on the budget, but the new version of Moto G 2014 supports large chassis and big screen size than the predecessor. Besides these two features the new version supports upgrading processor and users can all these facilities in this one handset which is available at just $179.99. Yes the handset is trendy and follows the same trend and tries to manage the basic entry level handset category.
Operating system Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android L
Display Size and Weight 5 inches, 149 grams weight
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400
GPU Adreno 305
Memory 1 GB RAM, 8/16 GB onboard, 32 GB external
Camera 8 Mega pixel rear, 2 Mega Pixel front facing
Battery Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery
Appearance, Make and Display
The successor model of the previous version carries the same style as predecessor, but the new one is convenient to operate thanks to the large display of the handset. The new version is bigger in size which gives the comfortable one hand handling of the handset in comparison with last year revealed handset. The handset has 5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 inches equally measures dimensions and has 149 grams weight, which is reasonable for using the handset in routine life. The company uses shiny plastic for making the body of the handset. The company designed removable back cover of the handset and the glossy plastic keeps the handset away for the stains. In the account of built and design the new version is much better than the older version of Moto G 2014.
Certainly the handset did not leave the design path of the predecessor. The curve chassis, button placement and the Motorola logo placed in the same place like the predecessor have. Company place the volume controls on the right side of the handset. The new version of Moto G 2014 sports two front speakers. In the meantime, when, users remove the back plastic cover they are able to see the micro SIM and microSD slots. In the account of the design and weight the handset is much better than the older version and users will easily handle and use the handset wiht one hand.
The latest version of the handset has 5 inches IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The display gives the perfect working ability and the display works well in all types of light conditions with this IPS display user can easily use the handset even a very bright light.
Software, User Interface and Functionality
Motorola continues the trendy fashion and gives vanilla Android skill with its latest Moto G 2014 smartphone. The handset runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system. The operating system gives the pure Android experience to the users. The interface of the handset is fully with the foundational principle of Google mobile platform. The handset operating system has much pre loaded Google apps for giving the great experience to the users. The interface of the handset is featured with many good and improved services such as Motorola Alert, Motorola Assist, Motorola Connect, and Motorola Migrate. These same apps also found in Moto E and Moto X.
Motorola gives the ability to the handset operating system that the operating system gets updated from Android L with the updates will be available. Overall the new version of Motorola Moto G 2014 is good in design, making and display accounts in comparison with lastly revealed handset.
Processor and Memory
Many users think that the new handset has an upgraded the processor inside but that is not true the new version of the handset is equipped with same Quad Core 1.2 GHz processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 system on chip and Adreno 305 GPU. Motorola placed 1GB RAM inside the handset with 8 or 16 GB onboard memory. The on board memory can be increased up to 32 GB via microSD card. The processor is fine for the basic functions, but the handset is not being able to perform more advance task such as playing 3D games. The RAM and the memory are enough but users have to avoid downloading much data inside the handset because if the handset gets over load maybe users need to face slow processing and working speed.
The new version of Moto G 2014 has many better and improved camera features. However the changes of the camera are not very high but these changes are sufficient enough for this type of mid range handset. The new Moto G 2014 is fitted with high count cameras. To be more precise the handset has a large 8 megapixel rear camera with an f2.0 aperture lens and also has 2 mega pixel front facing camera.
Motorola redesigned the camera interface. The interface is similar to the last year revealed handset. In comparison to the competition, it is light on features and almost non-existent with manual controls.
After looking the camera apps we can say that Moto G 2014 is a decent performer, particularly with outdoor bright light conditions the handset capture fine images without too much over-sharpening, proper exposure, and a natural color reproduction and in dim light situations users may often get some blur images if they don’t have a stable hand. However the camera is not very big in capacity, but fairly well and enough for mid budget handset.
Battery is an essential part in any smartphone. Motorola makes another bump the new Moto G 2014 is energized by 2070mAh battery. Battery gives the sufficient time to the handset and if the battery is full charged the handset gives 1 day life to the handset. New Motorola Moto G 2014 gives 6 hours 17 minutes backup time to the handset.
After seeing the complete specifications and covering all aspects of Moto G 2014 we found one basic purpose of Motorola that the company wants to cater the people who want the good handset on their budget. The Moto G 2014 is the affordable device available in very reasonable price. Company sets only $179.99 for this handset.
The Moto G 2014 is a simple, but customizable well designed smartphone that presents users with all of the good features of Android without the over loaded software features drag in the handset. Therefore, if anyone looking to get something basic, preferably one that does not necessitate your signature on a contract, the Moto G 2014 has an option that you should check out.