Motorola Moto G: Sturdy And Customizable Like Brutus

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By Katrina Dianne Gimenez | December 12, 2013 6:23 PM EST

If you are looking for a well-built smartphone that's worth below $200, then Motorola Moto G is your best choice. The only drawback is it's not as smart as the current smartphones in the market.

Design And Chassis

Despite its low price, Moto G has a sturdy built, measuring 129.9 mm in height, 65.9 mm in width, and 11.6 mm in thickness. The handset is small enough for an easy grip.

If you're the type who likes customization from time to time, you might enjoy changing your Moto G's color depending on your mood. It has a removable backplate and flip cover available in seven different colors.

Screen And Display

Moto G's 4.5-inch Gorilla Glass-protected LCD screen delivers a fairly acceptable image quality. It has a decent pixel density of 329 ppi (1,280 x 720 pixels). For an entry-level phone, Moto G's display quality is more than you can ask for.


Moto G is housing a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC with 1 GB of RAM. You have a choice of 8 GB or 16 GB for internal storage. Another drawback, however, is that it is missing a MicroSD slot for expanding the limited internal storage capacity.


Moto G's back camera delivers a moderate 5 megapixels resolution, while the front camera only has 1.3 megapixels. This is somewhat low as compared to high-end smartphones with increased resolution and highly functional cameras.

Price Range

Affordability is one of the best features of Motorola Moto G. The price depends on the internal memory storage. The price for an 8 GB internal storage is $179 while $199 for 16 GB.

"Most people in the world can't afford a $500 or $600 smartphone. In fact, the average price of a smartphone is close to $200. The problem is the experience that smartphones in this class provides is really, really bad," Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola Mobility, said.

Ultimate Decree

For a price below $200, Motorola Moto G is the best smartphone you can get. It might be the Brutus to your Popeye. But at the very least, you have a sturdy, affordable and customizable smartphone.

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