2A Big HD Display for a Cheap Phone
The Moto G won’t be an iPhone 5S or Samsung Galaxy S 4 killer, but it’s also not supposed to be. The device is designed for customers on a budget and those in emerging markets. Perhaps, that’s why Motorola’s decision to include a 4.5-inch HD display in the device is so surprising. At that size, the Moto G comes with a screen that’s bigger than Apple’s flagship handset.
3Who Can Argue With That Price?
4Customization Means Something
The central component in Motorola’s mobile strategy is customization. That’s precisely why the company is offering Shells with the Moto G that will allow owners to customize the aesthetics of the handset. The sheer number of Shells is impressive and makes one wonder what Motorola might drum up next on the customization front.
5A Strong Processor Option for a Cheap Device
Does the Moto G come with a groundbreaking processor? No. But the device’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip with 1.2GHz quad-core processing power is certainly no slouch. With that chip, users should have ample opportunity to test just how far to the limits they can take the Moto G. And they might discover that it can go awfully far.
6The Storage Isn’t a Major Issue
7It’ll Have KitKat Soon
8The HD Display Must Be Acknowledged
The HD display’s resolution deserves its own mention. The screen is 720p, instead of the latest and greatest 1080p screens, but Motorola has been able to bunch a boatload of pixels into the screen. The handset comes with 329 pixels per inch, meaning it’ll deliver a stellar visual experience. That’s impressive for a device that’s designed to be cheap.
9Motorola Migrate Is a Nice Feature
The Moto G comes with support for a data-transfer application, called Motorola Migrate. The software allows owners to transfer their call histories, texts, videos, photos, music and SIM contacts from their old device to their Moto G. Granted, Apple’s iCloud and other synching services can do the same, but such a feature isn’t typically found in the lower end of the market. Kudos to Motorola for delivering it.
10That Price? Yeah, It’s Without a Contract
So, there’s something about the Moto G’s price that should be clarified: It’s not for a two-year agreement with a carrier. No, the Moto G starts at $179 unlocked and contract-free. If that doesn’t make the device even more appealing to those who want to be able to take it from one carrier to another, what will?
11Google Is Betting Big on Motorola
Whenever it comes time to evaluate a mobile device, one must also consider the company that built it. Although Motorola had its fair share of trouble in the last few years, Google isn’t going to let anything happen to Motorola now that it owns the company. In fact, Google has invested a significant sum in Motorola to get it back in the mobile game. So, don’t worry about Motorola—for the next several years at least, it should get all the backing it needs from Google.