Moto G (4th Generation) - Black - 16 GB - Unlocked - Prime Exclusive - with Lockscreen Offers & Ads
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Carrier-friendly. Pure & simple.
The new Moto G gives you an experience that’s second to none. It’s unlocked and carrier friendly, so you can swap between any major U.S. carrier by switching out the SIM card any time you choose, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon.
Life moves fast. Move faster.
Moto G is built to keep up. With an octa-core processor, you’ll have more than enough power to run your favorite apps today and new ones down the road. Run multiple apps at the same time without slowing down.
Charge at the speed of life.
Give your phone a quick energy boost so you can power up and get on with life. The included TurboPower charger gives your Moto G up to 6 hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging.*
*Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses. All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average user profile that includes both usage and standby. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, voice, data, and other application usage patterns.
Professional-looking photos are a snap.
The new Moto G takes crystal clear photos you’ll be proud to share. It starts with having great hardware, such as the high-resolution 13 MP camera. The large ƒ/2.0 aperture lets in more light, which helps you take beautiful photos even on cloudy days. The color-balancing dual-LED flash automatically adjusts for natural-looking skin tones and consistent colors—so people look vibrant, and not washed out. And the wide angle lens on the 5 MP selfie cam makes it easy to fit everyone in the picture.
4G speed. Instant gratification.
The new Moto G runs at 4G speed, so you can get to the good stuff faster.* Watch the latest news and sports videos smoothly without any annoying stops and starts. Stay on top of your email and messages, and stay a step ahead. Or play a quick game in between appointments, so there’s never a dull moment. *Certain features, functionality and product specifications may be network dependent and subject to additional terms, conditions, and charges. All are subject to change without notice.
Bring your life to life.
With a 5.5" full HD display, your friends’ Facebook photos look sharp and lifelike, while videos and games come to life like never before. Moto G gives you vivid colors and intricate details you’d expect to find only on a premium phone.
The best of Amazon on Android
Effortless Access to Amazon
Popular pre-installed Amazon apps allow quick access to your content, order history, wish list, shipment updates, and more. Plus, shop a personalized selection of daily deals right from the home screen.
Prime Benefits Everywhere You Go
A single sign-on experience provides Prime members with instant access to tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, over one million songs, unlimited photo storage and backup, free 2-day shipping, and more.
Discover More with Lockscreen Offers and Ads
Personalized deals and product recommendations appear on the phone’s lockscreen while providing full access to personal notifications.
What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the compatible carrier's SIM card into the phone and you're ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it's as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
What are the benefits of an unlocked phone?
Freedom: Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier.
Travel: Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It's as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Selection: Choose the phone with the features you want, whether or not your carrier sells it, and get more service options without a contract.
How do I set up my unlocked phone?
The first thing you’ll need is a SIM card for your desired carrier. When activated, the SIM card will let your phone connect to your carrier’s network. If you decide to upgrade to a newer unlocked phone in the future, you can easily remove the SIM card from your old phone and put it in your new phone—just make sure you get the right size of SIM card (nano, micro, or standard) for your phone. If you want to use your phone while traveling internationally, you can easily buy a SIM card for a carrier that operates where you’re traveling. As long as it’s activated, you can just swap SIM cards when you arrive at your destination.
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Meet the new, carrier-friendly Moto G. This phone is all about performance. Take stunning photos thanks to an advanced 13 MP camera. And get up to 6 hours of power in just 15 minutes of TurboPower charging, along with an all-day battery. All this in a streamlined design that fits nicely in your pocket. Moto G. Performance you won’t outgrow.
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Nice 1080 display - I'm coming from a LG-G3 with a 2K screen and actually like this one better. It doesn't have the resolution of the high priced phone but to my 60 year-old eyes, the contrast is better -I know it's not using as much energy with the lesser amount of pixels.
Ergonomics - it's got a nice hand-feel. They've changed the design from the curved back which I thought would be more difficult to handle but it's still a pretty thin phone and I've had no problems handling it with my medium sized hands. The back is a very nice texturized rubber which is quite grippy. The sides however are a bit slippery. I solved this with a cheap thin cover. It's also a bit tall (see the CONS).
Sound- a lot better than I expected. Of course, it doesn't have Dolby speakers or even stereo speakers but it's pretty good. I can actually listen to this for a while without switching to my Jambox- it can get pretty loud without distorting much.
Connectivity - Once again, though this is a budget phone, it does beat my previous LG-G3. Bluetooth connects faster, and the phone connects more reliably to my office wireless network. It connected flawlessly to my car.
Quick charge. This phone has Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 and a Quick Charge Charger comes with the phone. Very fast charging - I just came home with the phone on 63% and 20 minutes later it's on 89%. What a pleasure.
Responsiveness - I haven't noticed any stuttering, or sluggishness. I don't play games so I can't evaluate the phone for that. I love the keyboard response and you can dial in the exact amount of tactile feedback you like.
SD card capability - I always like the fact that one can add additional memory and the fact that Android can now configure an SD card as internal memory makes it even more valuable.
Camera - the camera is fine. I love when the tech reviewers have to compare a phone's camera to the highest performer. Of course a $600 -$700 phone will have a better camera. But this takes pictures that are just as good as the expensive cameras did a couple of years ago and the reviewers were happy with those.
Lacks the fingerprint sensor - a nice feature but I can live without it.
Lacks NFC - so I can't use Android Pay. (though I personally haven't found many places that use it)
The phone has a lot of real estate at the top and bottom of the phone, about one-half inch above and one-half inch below the screen. I've had other phones which were not too much bigger than the screen itself.
I've decided to move to budget phones from the high spec phones. I pay less initially, skip insurance, and don't sweat if it is lost or stolen. I can replace $150 without too much pain - $600 hurts. This phone, though inexpensive gives me enough quality and performance, that I don't miss my expensive smart phone at all. As I said in the title - this phone hits the sweet spot for me - I really like it.
+ Excellent Screen
+ Great Camera
+ Clean Android 6.0 Marshmallow
+ Compatible with all major networks
+ Great Price
- No NFC
- No longer waterproof
- Bland Design
- Competition is Getting Better
- Single Speaker
Should You Buy: Yes
Actual Value: $200
Contrary to what most reviewers though, I thought Motorola really dropped the ball last year. The Moto G of 2015 had a weak processor, low resolution screen, and an okay, but not great, camera. Perfectly fine in 2014, but not in 2015 and definitely not now. Companies like Alcatel, ASUS, and even small companies like Honor (Huawei) were offering better value for money. But this year, Motorola definitely brought its best. But is it enough to be the best budget phone of the year? In short, yes. The Moto G4 is the best budget phone you should buy today. The question you should ask yourself is, will it be the best value this year?
- Design -
Motorola has never made the Moto G the stylish one of its lineup. True, with Moto Maker, this can be a very personalized phone. But the overall design has been plain. This year, that trend continues. The new Moto G is plainer than the with a simple plain back and a simple flat front. Personally I like it. It was built to be a solid, reliable phone and it doesn’t try to be something it’s not. What I don’t like is the lack of more premium material. Blu and Huawei have added metal to the mix, which feels a lot better in the hand compared to the simple plastic build. It’s a great phone, but it could still be better.
- Screen -
The screen is a 5.5 inch 1080p panel, which is a huge improvement from the old 720p panel on last generation’s phone. I honestly would’ve prefered a 5.2 inch panel, but that’s just a personal preference. This is a very good panel as a whole, but certainly not the best screen available. Text is really sharp and colors are vibrant enough. Whites tend to be slightly on the blue side, but it is not that noticeable and contrast is good, but not excellent. Still, for a phone that cost only $199, it is a great screen and certainly an upgrade if you are coming from last year’s Moto G.
- Software -
Motorola has kept their reputation of keeping stock Android alive with this phone. Everything is stock and the few additions that Motorola added to the phone are definitely appreciated. Active lock screen is still here and twist gestures are also back from last year. But what makes this different compared to other phones is the Amazon ad experience that allows it to be cheaper than a plain stock version. So, are the Amazon additions something that affects the experience? In short, not really. General usage is just what you’d expect from a typical Android phone and it is hardly noticeable that you have Amazon ads built in. Well, when I say hardly noticeable, I mean in general use. You will always be reminded of the Amazon ads when you unlock, which takes up the entire screen and shrinks to a notification when there are other notifications on the screen. You can easily replace the screen lock with something like the Next Lock Screen app (available on Google Play) and you can get rid of all signs of Amazon ads. Some apps are kind of bloatware, but they are all from Amazon so you can take it or leave it.
- Performance -
The Moto G4 comes packing an octa-core Snapdragon 617 paired with 2GB of RAM (at least on my version). This is still a decent package and seeing as most of the competition will be using this chip, there isn’t much to complain about. The phone works smoothly and games like Asphalt 8 and Pokemon Go run well. Benchmarks show that the Moto G4 is right in the middle of the pack, ahead of the Sony Xperia M4 and the Nexus 7 (2013). It falls short compared to the 800 series of phones, but the gap is slowly, but surely closing in. For the price, it definitely packs more value for money and keeps the phone running smooth and quick. MicroSD card support is always welcome, especially because it only has 16 GB of storage, which easily fills up. Battery life is too soon to tell, but today at work, it survived the entire day with constant use and it is going towards 5 hours of screen on time. This is looking good and I will update later to confirm whether it stays like that.
- Camera -
The 13MP back camera and the 5 MP selfie camera are good, but not the best available. The sensor appears to be the same sensor as last year’s Moto G. And in some aspects, it shows. Photos in bright light look vivid and detailed, contrast is good, and focus is really fast. However, dim the lights and grain starts to find its way onto images that look decent, but good. Low light shots are clearly this camera’s weakness with the sensor not able to grab onto details without creating a muddy image. The 5MP selfie cam works great for Snapchat and Instagram; great detail if a bit mute and flat. But for a $199 phone, it falls right into place within its competitors. Just don’t expect anything mind blowing.
- Conclusion -
Motorola has , without a doubt, made the best Moto G ever and the best budget phone. The design is good, build quality is excellent, and the camera is decent enough. The screen, while an improvement, is good but not great. Overall,I can’t find anything to fault this phone. But the real problem is the competition. Alcatel’s Idol 4 looks to be improving on everything the Moto G has and the ASUS Zenfone 3 looks really beautiful to hold. The Moto G has stock Android and the (sort of) promise of getting updates faster. But is that really enough to be the best budget phone of 2016? Only time will tell. If you need a phone now or just want a guaranteed good experience on a budget, then go ahead and buy the Moto G. But if you can afford a little more and want the absolute best, I’d recommend waiting to see if the Alcatel or the ASUS can deliver a solid experience.
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