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Motorola Moto G (1st Generation) - Black - 8 GB - Global GSM Unlocked Phone
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- Compatibility: All GSM Networks including AT&T and (2G) T-Mobile
- Optimized to work with 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) networks when roaming outside the US. Only supports 2G coverage on T-Mobile.
- 4.5 inch 720p HD TFT display
- Quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 450MHz graphics processor
- 5MP rear camera, plus front facing camera. This product ships with a USB charger only (no wall adapter included).
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
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- Size (LWH): 2.6 inches, 0.46 inches, 5.1 inches
- Weight: 4.96 ounces
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Top Customer Reviews
The screen has great viewing angles, and looks great in general. I dare say I like the color and viewing angles better than on my Nexus 5. The blacks don't become a light grey at the extreme corner angles. Obviously, my 5" 1080p is more of a pleasure to use than the 4.5" 720p overall, but I had to comment on just how rich and beautiful the Moto G display is. The size means that it has a PPI of about 329. The iPhone 5's retina display, for comparison, sits at 326ppi. The vast majority of people will need no more than what this display has to offer. And, AND... it's wrapped in Gorilla Glass 3. Not that it should really matter that much, I've had Gorilla Glass scratch and seen it shatter so it isn't a super material... but some people will be glad to have it.
The Quad Core 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 400 was fast enough for me. According to some benchmarks I've seen, it supposedly runs about as fast as the Nexus 4. The difference seems to be that this CPU simply sips on the battery. But, I'll get to more on that later. The GPU seemed fast enough for me on the benchmarks I'd run. Not the fastest, but by no means slow. The device doesn't have as much RAM at 1GB as higher end phones which tend to come in at 2GB. However for the average person this will not matter. Android's memory management is pretty good. While a power user might be able to occasionally catch blips associated to the lack of extra ram, the average user will never see it.Read more ›
What you get with the phone:
Moto G and charging cable... That's it!
Honestly, for a phone this cheap, this is a slick looking phone. With its concave design, matte black back plate and just about edge-to-edge glass on the face, you do not need to worry about the Moto G looking like a cheap Korean phone. This thing has style. The weight of the phone seems to be on the heavier side, which I like a lot, makes it feel well built and valuable. Comparing this Moto G to my Fiance's 4s, I have to say the Moto G looks better than the more expensive 4s. The only physical buttons on the Moto G is the lock and volume rocker, which adds to the simplicity and coolness of this phone's design. The home, back and multi-task buttons are on the screen.
One design flaw that bummed me out is how you have to remove the back plate to insert your sim card. Seems like Motorola/Google could have thought of a better way to make this process easier. I ended up snapping the thin plastic on the top of the headphone jack. I'm the only one that notices it, but it's there and it's a bummer.
The first time I have seen a perfect marriage of an Android OS implementation and Google's awesome applications.Read more ›
- good quadcore processor handles tasks easily given the 1GB of RAM
- not much fluff on top of Android4.3 and guaranteed update to 4.4
- good looking screen with vibrant colors and great resolution/DPI
- built-in FM radio (yes, I'm old-fashioned but it was a must for me)
- camera is decent for a phone
- LED is powerful enough and makes a good spot for using as flashlight
- built in compass is fairly precise and does not jump around much
- no SD card (this is more of a fault to me since I like to put loads of music on my phone and thus only 4 star rating. You get ~12GB free with the 16GB version)
- no 4G (I get 8Mbits/second in San Jose, CA using 3G though which is sufficient to watch Neflix without a hitch)
Update to cons: the new LTE version of the MotoG fixes both these cons with the slight caveat that SD card capacity is limited to 32GB. I think 64GB should have been a minimum.
Edit1: despite what the description says in San Jose, CA using T-mobile prepaid I am not limited to 2G service. Actually 3G speeds are quite good as noted above. More than enough for me.
Edit2: reordered cons from my point of view
Edit3: as of 12/25/2013 firmware was updated to Android 4.4.2.
Edit4: as of 06/07/2014 firmware was updated to Android 4.4.3.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
bought for mom she seems to like it. was able to upgrade to lollipop and it runs smoothly. she uses walmart family plan and 3g works fine only had to install some updates and set... Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Jason
This is a great phone for the money. I would still recommend it in 2016. I have had it for 2 years. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Barb
I like it so far. My biggest problem is that it came in a box that was not closed at all. No tape, no glue....just sort of folded in but not secure. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amy D.
It lacks for a memory card slot. Everything else, great! Perfect conitions. Looks like brand new. Works perfect.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very good phone I have 200 apps, 60 games and it shows very little lag. Although I wish it had a better camera & an sd card slot. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Arthur Bernos
It only has 3G on it and doesnt have the features as most phones do today. Very old school smart phone! Didnt like it and returned it for refund!Published 6 days ago by Michelle L. Anderton
Good phone. DECENT camera quality. Not enough space. Works great on GSM networksPublished 10 days ago by Tasha
The best smart phone I've ever had ! I've owned cell phones since they first came out when they were called car phones. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Johnnie P. Simpson