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Monday, January 27, 2014

Motorola Moto G Review

1.) The body frame looks better than iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S plus.

Moto G is the biggest amongst most of them all.

The body is a solid - feels like stealth non-metal material.

Biggest of them all

2.) I like the virtual keypad - it feels even better when you enable each key touch to be associated with vibration.

3.) Android to android migration is seamless.

Literally hassle free when you migrate from one Android based phone to Moto G - it comes with wizard based first-time configuration dialogs.

4.) Camera flash - good enough.

QR Code scanning also works well.


5.) Moto G as a phone ???

Not bad - phone conversation gives me less 'headache' than other phones.

6.) Same charger as Samsung's phone - totally love it.

7.) Instant mute button - press and hold the start up button - power off menu will be displayed.

Power off menu to enable instant mute

8.) The top docked iconic indicators look really cool.

Iconic indicators at the top of the screen
9.) Waze App & GPS both function well.

First class smartphone with entry level price tag


10.)  GUI looks better than iOS 7 - I really think so.

Moto G apps menu

11.) Battery consumption

Using 3G connection whole day, the battery is able to last for 1 day 3 hours 40 minutes 36 seconds with 22% remaining.

Moto G battery conversation works great

In other words, it means that by having 3G enabled for 1 day 3 hours 40 minutes 36 seconds with basic usage, you are still left with 22% of remaining battery power.

12.) The always-on virtual navigation buttons

The default back, home, last accessed apps buttons are great - total control.

The always-on virtual navigation buttons
13.) As a smartphone, is great because we are all very Google dependent - calendar, gmail, search, contacts, drive, maps and etc.

14.) The built-in data meter is a blessing.


Moto G built-in data meter


I love this phone - it is a first class smartphone with entry level price tag.

The co-branding with Google offers a great satisfaction guarantee and rebirth for Motorola.

motorola - a Google company branding

Moto G also includes:
  • A brilliant 4.5-inch HD display - the sharpest in its class - which goes edge-to-edge so you can enjoy movies, photos, video chats and more.
  • The newest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor featuring a quad-core CPU for seamless multitasking and enjoying the web, videos and games, with all-day battery life.
  • Android™ 4.3 Jellybean, the most up-to-date Android software of any phone in its class, with a guaranteed upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat® in early 2014. No skins to clutter or slow the experience, and great performance with Google’s unbeatable mobile services such as Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™, Chrome and Google Hangouts™.
  • Dual SIM support gives you the option to use the network that makes sense for who and where you’re calling and texting.

The recommended retail price (RRP) of RM698 for the 8GB version and RM798 for the 16GB version.

Moto G will be officially available for sale through major wireless operators, major retailers, consumer electronics stores and lazada.com.my from 21st January 2014 onwards. Every Moto G purchased after 21st January 2014 will come with an additional Motorola Shell (worth RRP RM78) and screen protector (worth RRP RM18).

Moto G owners also get an extra 50GB of Google Drive storage free for two years to safely keep and share photos, documents and other files (that's on top of the standard 15GB). That’s a total of 65GB! With that much space, you can securely store up to 7,000 music files, up to 14,000 pictures taken with your Moto G camera, or up to 500 HD video clips recorded on your phone. Offer must be redeemed within 30 days of activation.

3 comments:

Leong Chung Li said...

help me fix this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMfO0zZkHNw

LCL said...

help me fix my moto g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMfO0zZkHNw

Brandon Teoh said...

Hi Leong,

I saw your video on youtube. I am not sure about the issue that you are experiencing on your phone, neither I can really help you with that.

However, here is what I suggest:

1.) Perform a factory reset.

Settings/ Backup & Reset.

2.) Check out the the phone details.

Mine are:

2.1) Android Version: 4.3

2.2) Baseband version: MSM8626BP_1032.3102.56.01P
Kernel version: 3.4.0-g741c020-00002-g88d472bhudson@zbr05Inxdroid02#1 Thu Nov 28 23:56:08 BRST 2013

2.3) System Version: 14.85.4.falcon_umtsds.AsiaRetail.en.03

2.4) Build number: 14.10.0Q3.X-84-7-LCG-4

If your phone is not as good as mine, I suspect it could be due to the difference in terms of the software.

3.) Where did you buy it ?

4.) Google should be keen to hear your feedback.