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Moto G Black (Boost Mobile)
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161 of 164 people found the following review helpful
on March 12, 2014
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If you do your homework you will see the specifications on this phone blow away any phone in it's price range.

If you want to take a step up and have 4g lte, for $100 more, you could go with an LG Optimus f7. For $200, that is the best phone at that price range by far.

But this phone rivals that phone in most regards except video camera definition (720 vs. 1080) and the LG offers an SD slot for added phone memory. I do think the MOTO G has a better picture display than the f7. But it is very close. Plus I like the MOTO G's quad core 1200 processor over the LG's 1500 dual core. But the difference, again, is negligible.

Personally, after doing extensive research, comparing phones and using this phone, I could never justify $500+ for a galaxy 4 or Iphone 5s when I could have this phone for $100. Don't get me wrong, those phones are AMAZING phones, but the value isn't there like it is with the MOTO G.

With that being said, I do not need 4g and I do not need added memory space with an sd slot as I use my IPOD for all of my music.

But the 8 gigs of space on this phone is quite a bit anyway. So unless you need more space than that, this is the perfect phone.

The picture is absolutely amazing. And the phone runs very very smooth.

Plus the battery on this phone, which rates 2070 mah, is impressive, and since the phone is good at not sucking energy, it out performs that number and evens rates higher in talk time than the f7's 2540 mah battery.

Finally, the screen is a perfect size at 4.5 inches and the reception is amazing.

Quite frankly, I am a bit confused why a phone that performs this well is selling for only $100.

Easily the most value in a phone you can purchase.
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81 of 84 people found the following review helpful
on May 14, 2014
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I just got this phone to replace my 2 year old HTC 4 G Evo Design. I bought it based on the reviews I read and despite that it is only 3 G. For $99.00, I thought let's buy it and will see. Got it this week and I am so happy with it. THIS IS THE BEST PHONE I EVER HAD. It blows always my previous SAMSUNG GALAXY 2 and HTC 4G EVO DESIGN. The design, the interface, the speed are amazing. I like also how intuitive is the menu and how Motorola had customize it. It also had a FM radio that is working so well. And the 3G on this phone is faster that my 4 G on my HTC. Doesn't make sense to me, but I can listen Internet music while driving and it never get cut off. When my older phone was on either 3 G or 4G, I always had time with no reception. The battery is very good. Just try the camera and its quality is fine. It is 5MP and it is not as good as an iPhone or new Samsung, but iPhone or Galaxy S5 is 5 time the price of this phone. I also forgot to mention that the sound quality is excellent. The calls are very clear.

To sum up:
I love:
DESIGN
INTERFACE
SOUND QUALITY
SPEED
MOTOROLA BRAND
BATTERY LIFE
PRICE

Don't have any "no like so much" so far.

Buy Moto G, you will love it!
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72 of 79 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2014
I didn't have a ton of money to spend on my new phone and one of my co-workers recommended the Moto G. I'm so glad he did! It's super easy to use and looks and acts like a phone I spent much more money on!
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2014
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I believe you have to evaluate this phone from a value perspective, not a feature perspective. You also have to consider that this phone is not targeted toward the contract buyer (free phone with a $70 - $100 monthly bill). The target is the pay-as-you-go user that typically spends $30-$40 a month, and probably has to buy their own phone. This phone shouldn't be compared to an iPhone or Galaxy 4/5, but rather to a used 2 or 3 year old Droid/HTC etc. For me, this phone is an excellent value (although certainly not perfect).

This phone uses the Boost/Sprint network technology (CDMA). It will also work on other CDMA-based networks but would require programming changes to be made. It will NOT work on ATT or T-Mobile networks (GSM). I'm a PagePlus user which uses the Verizon network (CDMA). Changes were required but were relatively easy for someone comfortable with computers.

Pros
Current technology, new phone for less than $100
Quad-Core processor (very fast)
1GB Internal System memory
Supports Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Front & Rear Cameras
Screen, size, weight, battery life are all excellent

Cons
No SD card slot. If you have 1000's of songs or pictures, probably not your phone
3G (this is not a 4G phone)
Battery not removable
Camera acceptable but not great

I summary, the older used phones I have been using could not support the newer Android versions (Jelly Bean, KitKat) so the new App pool was shrinking for me. I don't carry around 1000's of song/pictures so the lack of an SD card slot was not a big deal. The Moto G works on my carrier (PagePlus Verizon) and was roughly the price of an outdated used phone. So far, I'm very happy with the purchase. As always, Amazon did a great job getting it to me quickly.
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69 of 80 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2014
Great value smart phone! On par with the Moto X but only 1/6th the price!
Good camera/picture quality.
Easy to use android system.
Good battery life.
Even though there is not external SD slot, Boost has left some good operating space. You don't have to worry about this device coming too loaded down with carrier apps. Out of the box I had ~5 GB of space to work with.
My only issue is it doesn't come with a wall charger BUT it charges quickly/easily from my computer.
You can't afford to pass this phone up!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2014
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I did a lot of research before purchasing this item. I watched several video reviews and tutorials on youtube (which I STRONGLY suggest doing). I've had this phone for about a month now and it's perfect for me. I am a user who is looking for value but also quality.I like to use social media on my phone, I like downloading a few apps/games. But I want a phone that will work and do what it is supposed to do without errors.

To make it short and simple, even though this phone is 3g, with it's quad core processor, it's FAST! Downloads take no time. There is no lag on any apps, phone calls, or functions. It has the update for the new Android 4.4 KitKat, which is very nice. I love the Gorilla glass screen, it literally feels smooth and soft, smudges easily wipe off. The first thing I noticed right out of the box was the screen and how well it felt to touch,swipe, and hold. The phone itself is sleek, professional, and overall attractive looking.
I've had no complaints with the cameras either. It does include a front and rear facing camera, the quality is good.

Most importantly, and this is where the phone gets a lot of critique, is the memory. This phone does NOT take an SD card. It is an 8gb phone, out of the box you have 5.5gb of available space. BUT it does include the Google Drive app which allows you an additional 50gb of "cloud space" to save some things. I have download roughly 10 apps and have 4gb of space available. I try to be mindful that I only have 4gb of space, so I keep my apps and extras minimized. I also store my photos and music on Google Drive so I can maximize as much space as I can. I have had no issues with this whatsoever. Like I said, be mindful of what you need and don't need. If your the type to download dozens of apps and store hundreds of photos, this might be an issue for you.

Overall, this phone is an excellent buy. The price can not be beat! What an amazing value. I'm very happy that I took the time to shop and do research before I made a new phone purchase, or else i would have paid twice as much for a phone that I may not have been as happy with.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2014
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Fast shipping. My phone arrived a day ahead of schedule. I love this phone. I haven't noticed any lagging. It breezes throught the screens, Moto Assistance is a plus. The pictures have great quality. Now I am awaiting the case I ordered for it to come and I will be all set. I will be shopping with Amazon again really soon.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2014
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my only problem with this phone its the phone froze on me and i could not take the battery out to restart it, because there is no option to take the battery out, i tried the hard reset it did not work, i had to wait 2 days until the battery completely dead and i recharged it then it went well , it happenned twice by the way, the second time i waited 3 days
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on May 10, 2014
Lost my job and the phone that came with it which was the galaxy s3. I needed a phone that was good and cheap since I didn't want to pork over $$$ for the latest and greatest and who wants to be stuck with a contract???
After doing some research, I bought the moto g for $80 bucks. Now coming from the S3 which was feature laden was giving me some heartburn about stepping down. Well it turns out the Moto G is a pretty decent phone--especially for a 3G. Battery life is phenomenal. I use it all day and maybe get to 50%. The toggle of wifi when wifi is available is great as I don't have to worry about turning the wifi on or off manually and saves on battery. The display is awesome. I keep the brightness at about a 1/4 level and it is bright enough, even on a bright day outside.
Did I also mention that the software is updated to KIT KAT 4.2!! One of the first to get an update!!.Go Motorola...
Calls with boost are pretty good.

Now some of the things I don't like. The stock SMS text and Hangouts app are not the best text apps. I prefer the Samsung text. Maybe some can put me to an app that can improve on that.
Keyboard is ok. Prefer Swype but that is a personal preference.
No SD card slot. While I am able to manage the memory-thanks to the kit kat upgrade it would be nice to not have to worry about the memory limits.

Overall, I would recommend this phone. I am hoping that once I get employed, My new employer will provide a phone that I don't have to pay for. In the meantime, this phone is terrific for the price and suits my needs.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2014
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i wanted an upgrade and this the phone i chose way bigger than my phone. works great i don't have any cons for it works well don't freeze or go slow. and a great price at that also :)
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