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Reviewers Call Moto G Phone a Budget-Friendly Winner

Reviewers Call Moto G Phone a Budget-Friendly Winner
December 24, 2013 11:10AM

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Overall, the Moto G from Motorola is a really solid mid-range phone with a nice price. It actually surprised me when I pulled it out of the box. If I hadn’t already known Motorola's Moto G was a "budget" phone, I wouldn’t have categorized it as such, said one reviewer.

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The Moto G is getting rave reviews. Industry watchers have been buzzing about the budget smartphone since they found out it would hit the market in time for holiday shopping. Unlocked, the device sells for $179 stateside.

The Moto G went on sale in Brazil and parts of Europe in November and wasn’t supposed to come to U.S. consumers until January. But the Google-owned company is tapping into holiday sales with an early release that could be buoyed by rave reviews.

In announcing the Moto G, the company noted that people all around the world want to be part of the mobile Internet so they can access information, share, and connect with the things that matter to them. But the smartphone industry, Motorola charged, has relegated hundreds of millions of smartphone buyers to second-class status, preventing them from experiencing the mobile Internet at its best.

Price-Conscious, But Smart

According to Motorola, that’s because price-conscious consumers who don’t want to pay $600 or more for high-end smartphones have been left with two bad options. The first is to buy cheap, new smartphones made with second-rate technology that don’t do justice to modern apps and experiences like navigation, video chat and games. The second, the company added, is to buy “low cost” versions of premium products that were released two or three years ago and are already obsolete.

“We think there should be a better option. Everybody deserves to be on the mobile Internet, and price shouldn’t stand in the way of anyone having a truly good smartphone to get them there,” Motorola said. The Moto G is a smartphone that promises a premium experience for a third of the price of current high-end phones.

The device offers a 4.5-inch HD display that goes edge-to-edge for multimedia. On the inside, it totes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor featuring a quad-core CPU for multitasking, surfing the mobile Web, watching videos and playing games, with all-day battery life. Moto G carries Android 4.3 Jellybean with no skins to clutter or slow the experience and a guaranteed upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat early next year.

Is It Too Cheap?

Unlike budget phones that reek of “cheap,” the Android-based Moto G is sturdy and sleek-looking, according to Lauren Good at AllThingsD.

“I’ve been testing the Moto G for the past week, after previously having some experience with the Moto X, Motorola’s new-ish flagship phone. (The two look so similar, they could probably be swapped in a dark bar without notice.) I’ve also used the Nexus 4, another unlocked Google phone,” she wrote in her review.

“Overall, the Moto G is a really solid mid-range phone with a nice price. It actually surprised me when I pulled it out of the box. If I hadn’t already known it was a ‘budget’ phone, I wouldn’t have categorized it as such,” she added.

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