Top positive review
For $200, it is an amazing deal!
February 22, 2019
I actually bought this phone last year, but couldn't stand the horribly low amount of internal storage, but now that a 64 GB model is available it is an excellent phone! I do recommend getting said model even if the price is $50 more. The 64 GB version has 47 GB available and 4 GB of ram, making multi-tasking easier and having the phone be a tad more future proof.
Battery life is pretty good, I'd expect a full day's use on a single charge. It'll need topping off at night of course, but thankfully the quick charge here is incredibly fast. Went from 20% to fully charged in little over an hour. Only complaint so far is the charger's cable is way too short. Get a 3rd party cable from Anker to help with that.
Runs stock 9.0 very well, no hiccups or slowdown thus far. Even has the Moto gestures which are pretty handy. It feels like a budget Pixel phone. Have a factory reset once you get it caught up with all the updates, it'll help with performance and battery life.
The processor is nice for gaming. Obviously not going to be on par with flagships, but it'll do just fine. (Plays Pokémon Go wonderfully and many other 3D games with almost no slowdown) I put a screenshot of my Geekbench score for an idea of what to expect.
Only downside is the camera. Not the best by any means, it can be improved with a modded version of the Pixel camera called GCMod5. (Look on the XDA Developers forums for a link) My pictures here of the sunset and horse statue are taken in this order from 1st to last:
Wide angle camera
While the stock cameras produce 'okay' results, the GCMod5 camera is way better in low light.
Overall, I wouldn't exactly call this a flagship killer; but for this price it absolutely can be. While it has all the 'features' of a flagship, just don't expect it to be as good. Meaning it CAN take 1080p 60fps video, it can shoot 4K videos, has NFC and all other hardware sensors (Proximity, light sensor, gyroscope, etc.) it won't do some things as well as a Galaxy device or Pixel. But it has a headphone jack, which is nice.