The Motorola Moto G released quite a while back in the U.S. before it found its way to the Indian market. And while that time in between has seen some major changes taking place all around the world like the death of Nelson Mandela or the massive Britain floods, the only thing that has managed to remain constant is the massive popularity and positive reviews the Moto G has garnered from all the pundits in the business.
Now with the device finally setting a foot in the Indian soil, expectations are high that the Moto G is keep up its track record and maintain its popularity in one of the most growing and evolving markets on the planet. And by our guesses, a mid-range device with a low-end price tag offering the latest Android KitKat platform could turn a nightmare for all other currently competing under the same price tag.
And while all the above sounds sweeter to the ear, it's still better that you play each of your cards well before finally investing on a device that you will carry around for the next one year (at least). So is it really worth investing on a Moto G? What about the others in the same price tag? Let's take a closer look at what's on offer and what makes the Moto G stand out from the rest.
Motorola Moto G: Design and Display
Clarifying all the theories and numbers related to the device, the Moto G is basically a plastic phone. This device falls more under the category of feeling good in your hands more than anything else, externally. And although it may be a bit thicker that other phones in the same category, all may be forgiven by the kind of overall device the Moto G is.
Before heading into a more detailed discussion related to the design and display factors of the Moto G, a word or two needs to be mentioned about about the back panel of the device. While the device comes with a standard plastic back that's more than okay for a phone, it seems like the back panel doesn't have the ability to offer resistance against somewhat greasy fingers, and tend to leave a mark on the backside.
Going by the looks, Motorola may not have pulled off a Nexus 5-like costly design with matt and gloss finishes on show, but the device still looks more costly than it actually is. Moreover, the company has incorporated a certain water-resistant ‘nano' layer inside the phone, and has been designed to protect the device from light water sprays.
The design of the device also manages to effectively keep any kind of water away from the device just by sealing off the device against any kind of outside interference. This means that the device's battery is a non-removable one. And although a number of critics will find fault in a non-removable battery offering, it seems to make sense since the device is already offering resistance to water splashes and that's something that's quite a uncommon sight with devices placed under the similar price tag.
Apart from offering Android KitKat at the lowest possible price, the other most striking feature the device possess is its impressive screen quality. Basically, the Moto G is offering you a 720p experience at its low price tag, and that's a great deal.
What this does is it offers impressive general image quality via its IPS display (used also in HTC One and iPhone 5s) while offering 720p resolution stretched across a 4.5-inch display with a pixel density of 329 pixels per inch. And if all these numbers are making your brain numb, just know that it offers more than what its competitors offer at the same price tag.