New affordable Moto G with LTE
- Good screen for the price
- 4G LTE support
- Good price with no contract
- Solid design and build
- Micro SD memory expansion slot
- Non-removable battery
- Camera performance is not upto the mark in low light
Moto G with LTE is an upgrade to Moto G- 1st generation. The first generation Moto G is Motorola’s best selling smartphone ever. That is appealing when you contemplate that Motorola really put Android on the plan with their Verizon Droid promotion that was followed up with several models of Droid devices.
Moto G is already considered good and attractive with the form factor of the G, but its market research specified that the consumers required to see a few enhancements – and Motorola has addressed the same need by the Launch of Second generation Moto G.
Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, the Moto G 4G LTE has a 4.5-inch display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel shooter. However as the price has been set to be very attractive, the processor and RAM are a bit compromised: a quad-core Qualcomm 1.2GHz processor with 1GB RAM.
On the price side, Cricket will begin selling the Moto G 4G LTE on September 19 for $150. But in an attempt to attract T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers with a limited-time promotion, the carrier offers a $100 bill credit if you switch before October.
Though it now contains a 4G LTE radio inside, the Moto G remains bodily the same. It’s 4.5-inch body is comfortable to hold, thanks to its curved rear, which fits comfortably into your palm.It's also not so big as to make you disturb your thumb every time you try to use it with one hand.
The plastic back panels are swappable and there are many of different colours available, along with ruggedized cases and flip covers to protect the screen. Underneath the swappable cover is the microSD card slot. The absence of expandable storage was a frustration on the older Moto G, as it was only available with 8 or 16GB. While 16GB is probably sufficient for most persons, as you'd quickly find yourself running out of space once you've downloaded your desired apps and tracks. The new model comes with only 8GB, but with the option to expand- in 32GB microSD cards. Now storage shouldn't be a problem.
The 4.5-inch display has a 1,280x720-pixel resolution, giving a truly good density of 326 pixels per inch. High brightness, bright colours and covered viewing angles are on top of that. Thus Moto G has simply the best screen available on a budget phone.
The display still looks every bit as crisp and bold as earlier, outdoing similar budget 4G phones such as the Nokia Lumia 635.
The 4G Moto G has the similar Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor as the preceding version. It's a 1.2GHz quad-core thing, 1GB of RAM, powerful enough for most common tasks.
With this processor on board, General navigation is speedy too, thanks in part to Motorola's software tweaks, which the company counts make the phone tremendously efficient with its power resources. Apps and menus open rapidly and the camera starts up and is prepared to shoot in only a couple of seconds.
The camera is still a 5-megapixel one , which again has continued to be unchanged from the original Moto G. Its results are mostly mediocre. The results appear to be frequently underexposed, and the HDR mode renders them a high-contrast with an abnormal look. There is a deficiency of precision and sharpness.
A 2,070mAh battery is again included, which is the same size you'll find in the regular Moto G. That's a little disturbing, as 4G LTE is a bigger power drain than 3G. The battery has lasted average in different users’ experiences.
The Moto G initially launched last year with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean , but was upgraded to 4.4.2 KitKat in January. The 4G model is launched with KitKat as standard, with many new features.
Motorola also added very little customization to the Android. We can call it stock Android. The user feels no big change when switching from another Android smartphone. However a few of additions have been included. For example, Motorola Assist, which accomplishes conventional tasks such as robotically muting your phone when you have a meeting booked.
Thanks to the nearly whole nonexistence of any interface tweaks by Motorola, the Android experience is particularly easy to get to holds with, whether you're an Android expert or completely fresh to the smartphone world.
Although the Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE is a bit costlier than its 3G-only previous version, it still has one of the finest displays in this budget ; its processor makes operation pleasantly smooth and its smooth-edged, solid body is both easy to hold and nice-looking. If you're after an inexpensive all-inclusive entrance into the high speeds of 4G, you can confidently choose this phone.