18 April 2014

My Daily Driver: The Moto G

Hmm... my Daily Driver.... Its the MOTO G :D
Well i'v been using this device for 15 days now and I must say it performs well and is very practical. I am in love with this device. Provides near vanilla android experience and not many preinstalled company apps (Thank GOD :) ). It runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat out of the box.
The device even though has a 720p display but provides a pixel density of 320ppi and it's battery lasts near about a day and provides me 4.5 hr of screen on time and its quite awesome and its a decent shooter I would say.
CAMERA SAMPLES  :The primary camera is a 5MP shooter capable of recording 720p videos and the secondary camera is a 1.3MP good enough for selfies.
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The camera performs averagely, though the day light shots are way better than the ones taken in the dark.
The camera interface is smooth,simple and easy to use... Here's a screenshot of the interface :

The device feels very sturdy in the hands. The build quality is superb it doesn't feel as bad as all plastic and not as good as an all metal body, but it lies somewhere in between and considering the price point its a nice built phone.
Having a 4.5 inch screen the device fits perfectly in one hand and can be operated completely with one hand.
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The back has a rubberized finish and it protects the back from scratches although its a fingerprint magnet just like the screen. But a quick wipe with a dry cloth makes the device look just as clean as it was the first time.
The buttons are well placed and are chrome finished, the power button feels a bit wobbly  but the buttons give a nice feedback even to the slightest press.
It has a headphone jack and a microphone on the top and another microphone at the bottom.
Overall the device is very well built, it feels premium. Hats off to Motorola.

USER INTERFACE :The UI is almost stock and runs fluently. There is no lag at all, its very responsive and fast. Its like butter - smooth and silky. It runs Android 4.4.2 - KitKat out of the box. It has a few company installed apps such as: Migrate, Assist & Help.
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In game ( CSR Classic ) screenshot:
The gaming capability of this device is just awesome it runs CSR Racing, CSR Classic,Real Racing 3, Asphalt 8,GTRacing 2
All these games run flawlessly without any lag or shutter.

The device is equipped with :
1.2 Ghz Quad Core Snapdragon 400 CPU
Adren 305, 450Hz GPU
1GB Ram
8/16 GB Internal Storage ( Not Expandable )
The benchmarks of the device were a shock for the price and here they are :
Antutu Benchmarks:

Quadrant :
The device performs scarily fast and the results can be seen.
BATTERY LIFE:The battery of the Moto G is a plus point. The device has a 2070 mAh (non user replaceable) batttery.
The battery backup is in one work a beauty. The device gives me a 4hrs of screen on time with high usage and
a 5hr screen on time with average use. The device has a 110hr standby period and its battery last about 18hrs with average usage (Surfing the web, watching movies, playing games, making some calls, listening to music)
(including standby time).

1) The camera is not a great shooter, its average.
2) No expandable storage ( Hence its better to go with the 16gb variant, supports USB OTG)
3) Non user-replaceable battery.
4) No 4G LTE support (My area doesn't have LTE  so not an issue).
5) No NFC (Hmm considering the price NFC would boost up the cost of the device)
CONCLUSION:The Moto G is a beautiful device and performs like a beast. If u don't care  much about the camera, storage, LTC and NFC. Then this device is totally worth your money and won't disappoint at all. I would surely suggest this device to anyone looking for a value for money well performing beast.


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