Motorola has a lot on its plate going forward. And most of it is related to maintaining user expectations that were brought to the top with the first generation Motorola Moto G. Fast forward to 2014, we already have a new Moto G released by Motorola.
Motorola generated a kind of a craze with the release of the first Moto G, although not more than the uber cheap Moto E. However, the Moto G came first and it started off a brand new trend that we today know as the budget segment.
Riding high on this certain price segment, the company experienced a phenomenon where the handsets were flying off the shelf in a hurry. And so much so that the company was actually having problems keeping up with the units produced.
The new generation Moto G, as we mentioned earlier, also hopes to garner similar kind of user base and popularity as experienced by its predecessor. But what does the future hold for the handset? Will it live up to those expectations? We shall see gradually.
We recently had a new Moto G unit at our disposal here at GizBot, and we took it out for a spin. Here's a full review of what we saw, what we liked and what didn't click.
Motorola Moto G (2014) Full Review: Form Factor and Operating System
To be perfectly honest, there's not much difference in terms of structure from the first ever Moto G. However, that being said, the new handset does borrow a few design features from Moto E. But the primary changes remain in the form of little metal bars above and below the screen.
However, if the new Moto G is to be sold out, it won't really be for its designing aspect since no one really cares. But what they do care about what lies inside. And the new Moto G is equally impressive as its predecessor in terms of specs and features.
While the last Moto G used a single mono speaker on the back, the newer version of the handset offer front stereo speakers for better loudness and clarity. Apart from that, the phone's back features a curved, matte-finish piece of plastic. The Motorola logo features at the back.
For the sake of comparison, the 2014 Moto G is 70.7mm wide and 11mm thick. This means it's 0.6mm thinner than the old model. But the thing that we actually want to point out here is that Motorola wanted a smoother finish for the handset and has accordingly offered it plastic edges that don't really stick out much off the handset.
The new Moto G also comes in white and black shades. You could also opt for additional backs if you are looking for a more personalized look. However, the black one seems more eye-catching to us.
Like the first Moto G, the new model also has a built-in battery. But don't expect the same kind of waterproofing as that of other handsets in the premium range. Sure it joins the list of waterproof smartphones, but we suggest you keep it away from water as much as possible.
The new Moto G is also larger this time owing to its screen jump from 4.5 to 5-inches. However, since it keeps the same 1280 x 720p resolution, there might be queries related to pixel break. However, you will be happy to know that colors appeared to be rich with the IPS panel also quite bright.
To be honest, the Moto G offers a good standard version of the Google Android. This means you'll get quicker updates and better performance. Other than that, expect the Android L update to reach your handset whenever it is pushed out in the recent future.