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Motorola Moto Series

Motorola Moto X 2014Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 302, Qualcomm Adreno 305, Qualcomm Adreno 320, Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 4.3 inch, 4.5 inch, 4.7 inch, 5.0 inch, 5.2 inch
Weight: 0.13kg, 0.142kg, 0.143kg, 0.145kg, 0.15kg
Price: 119, 169, 200, 349, 549 euro
Average Score: 83.76% - good
Average of 143 scores (from 231 reviews)
price: 86%, performance: 78%, features: 70%, display: 79%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 92%

 

Motorola Moto X

Motorola is now owned by Google and the Moto X is the first offering from the new owner. It has a simple clean look with 10.4mm thickness tapering to 5.6mm at the edges and a light weight at 130 grams. Unfortunately, the Moto X does not look well built, or feel sturdy with plastic looks and plastic buttons that feel flimsy and shaky. But the looks do belie it’s sturdy construction that can withstand hard drops and knocks. If its cheap looks are of concern, then there is a promised Moto Maker feature which allows customization of color and there are hints on an upcoming wooden Moto X to be released in future.

Its 4.7 inch AMOLED screen features a resolution of 720p and vibrant and saturated colors. The biggest strength of this device are the tweaks and features Motorola's software. One of them is Active Display. Sensors illuminate the screen when pulled from a pocket or flipped over, and will display the time and any new notification available. It makes the repeated everyday tasks of checking time and notifications so simple. The other even more outstanding feature of the Moto X is the unbelievable, revolutionary 24 hour battery life. The price matches the highest-end phones on the market, yet not its performance. While the Moto X cannot keep up with the competition here, there are other reasons to like it.

Specifications

Motorola Moto XNotebook: Motorola Moto X
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 349 euro
Links: Motorola homepage
 Moto X (Model)

Average Score: 81.96% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 42 reviews)

 

85% Review Motorola Moto X Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Unique and suave. It will likely be the last smartphone that Motorola makes under Google's authority. The Moto X offers a few extraordinary features and rather conservative looks. Can Motorola score with it a last time?
Motorola Moto X 2013 vs second-generation, new Moto X 2014 comparison: The 2014 Moto X is better, but how much better? (This much.)
Source: PC Advisor English
So the second-generation Moto X is categorically better than its predecessor. Significantly so. It has a much more powerful spec, and the display is what we hoped we'd see on the 2013 version. The camera is now worth your consideration, and it is a thin and light smartphone. We liked the original Moto X, but the 2014 flavour is definitely worth the upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2014
Motorola Moto X 2014 vs Moto X 2013
Source: Phone Arena English
Almost everything about the new Moto X is improved over its predecessor, not solely for its specs, but for its overall performance. From call quality, design, and its camera performance, the new Moto X bears all of the incremental improvements to earn the rigid qualities of a true successor. The only thing that most people will face when deciding between the two is their size – where we feel that the old Moto X has the perfect one for comfort and usability.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2014
90% Motorola Moto X review: A brilliant Android experience under Rs 25,000
Source: Tech2.in.com English
At Rs 23,999, Motorola is easily offering the best Android experience outside the Nexus clan and we feel this is the phone to get under Rs 25,000. For this price, you’re getting features that are not available even in the most expensive Android phone today. Add to that support for Wi-Fi ‘ac’, Miracast and the latest version of Android and you have yourself a pretty future proof device. The Moto X proves that it’s not how many cores you squeeze in that matters but how you utilise them. The dual-core CPU gives even octa-core chipsets a run for their money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Moto X review: The new Moto in town redefines mid-range
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
We had reviewed the Moto G (Review) and can attest to the fact that the Moto X runs much, much faster and smoother. Tasks like games, image editing and even routine switching between apps happen quicker. The camera is not very inspiring, and battery performance could have been better. However, the Moto X with its unique software enhancements still comes out looking like a winner. It might not be a game changer with its specifications, as there are now devices which boast octa-core processors and higher resolution screens, but the Moto X is definitely a contender in the mid-range segment. That said, it comes with a stiff price tag of Rs. 23,999 which puts it against some tough competition.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
100% Motorola Moto X review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Motorola Moto X is in direct competition with the Nexus 5. It's a little cheaper at £264 SIM free, but despite this we prefer its AMOLED screen, longer battery life and useful, innovative apps. it's fantastic value therefore and wins a Best Buy award.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Moto G review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Motorola Moto G is the finest £135 phone ever made. It’s not perfect and it doesn’t have everything that a more expensive phone has, but at every turn Motorola seems to have made the right design decisions, while pushing the price down even further than penny-pinchers ZTE and Huawei have done in recent years. The Motorola Moto G is one of the best phones of the year, and the first time we’ve seen a phone of this calibre launch at under £200 SIM-free. That it’s so much cheaper than £200 is a minor miracle. This phone deserves to sell by the bucketload.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 60% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Motorola Moto X review: The best Android experience under Rs 25,000
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Moto X and Moto G might look similar but that’s where the similarities end. The G remains one of the best budget droids around but the Moto X offers you so much more. Not only is it more powerful, it has a better display, camera, intuitive controls and fits everyone’s pocket (quite literally as well). We do have a few niggles with the phone like the over-simplistic camera UI. It would have been nice if we had the option to drop the video resolution as not everyone shoots in 1080p. Provision for a microSD card would have also been welcomed. But if you have the budget, look no further than the Moto X for the best Android experience under Rs 25,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Motorola Moto X
Source: Gadgetspeak English
As a tongue-in-cheek requested, I asked “Which is the best smartphone?” Three models were mentioned but none of them had the Motorola brand. I do not think this answer had anything to do with Google’s decision to sell Motorola to Lenovo. This is an excellent smartphone. Initially it will be exclusive to Phones 4u for three months before appearing on the shelves of Carphone Warehouse, O2, Amazon and Techdata.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80%
80% Motorola Moto X
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The case is sealed meaning the battery cannot be changed and you have no expansion possibilities as there is no micro SD card slot. After their ground breaking Moto G handset recently reviewed what could Motorola produce next. It’s called the Moto X and it looks very inviting, you can get it to answer your questions and the curve in its back suits your hands shape.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
80% Google's Farewell to Motorola
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Why do we still call these things phones? So all in all, a nice piece of pocket hardware, if a little too wee for me. A downside I should mention: UK customers don't get offered the extensive colour customisation that was an important part of the Moto X's appeal in the US.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
60% Motorola Moto X review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Summing up our experience with the Motorola Moto X is fairly tricky. On the one hand, being released in the UK six months later than it should have been, the Moto X doesn't offer comparable specifications to other smartphones in its £380 price bracket, such as the Google Nexus 5. However, on many levels its software manages to countermand this. The Moto X is one of a select number of smartphones to run using the latest version of Google's operating system. Even better, Motorola has chosen not to radically change the OS's user interface and has chosen to load it with a bare minimum of custom applications, the majority of which are actually pretty useful. This not only means the Moto X is one of the most intuitive Android phones to use, it also means it's a lot faster than you'd expect. This is because the dual-core processor isn't overloaded with mundane tasks like unwanted widgets, or background tasks as it is on skinned versions of Android.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
One month with the Motorola X, the big phone that almost could
Source: Androidbeat English
The Moto X is a solid phone for Android users who are not picky about their camera. The build quality is good, and it has a few bells and whistles like Active Display that add to the overall enjoyable experience of using the phone. For UK residents, another drawback is the £399.95 price of the phone, which puts the Moto X among the most expensive in the smartphone market. When all is said and done, I am happy with the Moto X and will keep it as a backup phone. I only paid $349 (£215 or €184) for it, and it’s definitely worth that cost. It’ll be handy to pull out when I need a phone that is reliable, but it’s not a phone I will pull out to impress my friends with “a check out this cool feature” the next time we are out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2014
80% Motorola Moto X
Source: Gadget Show English
Motorola has come up with a respectable phone in the Moto X, but it's far too late to the party, and it just costs too much. It's also too similar to its even lower cost sibling, the Moto G, sharing the same screen resolution, shape and nearly the same size, which makes the Moto X's far higher price questionable. It's a shame, as its touchless controls are brilliant and could signal the future for other Android phones, but for this particular blower, even with its flagship status, it's just too little, too late.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto X review: Smartphone can't keep up with flagship rivals
Source: PC Advisor English
For a flagship phone the Moto X comes in at a very reasonable price. Performance and software are both excellent but the device is lacking that premium feel and is a little way behind the leaders in some areas. Unfortunately, Motorola spent too long bringing it to the UK and without the Moto Maker, so the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and Nexus 5 are better alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Motorola Moto X review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Moto X is probably the best phone Motorola has ever produced. While it doesn’t push the boundaries for processing performance, photographic skills or screen size, it’s a phone that’s designed to be easy to live with and easy to use – and it hits its marks perfectly. The long battery life, sturdy build, pocket-friendly size and various user-orientated interface tweaks and apps make the X one of the friendliest smartphones around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% workmanship: 70%
Nexus 5 vs Moto X comparison review: Which Google Android smartphone should you buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
If you can't afford smartphones like the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z1 or Nokia Lumia 1520 then the Nexus 5 and Moto X are two great alternatives. The devices have decent spec but without a premium price tag.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/17/2014
Motorola Moto X review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
On paper, the Moto X is already fighting a losing battle, it has lost its USP in the form of Moto Maker so you'll only be able to buy it in either Black or White and specs-wise it's down against the Nexus 5 by a considerable margin, despite actually costing more. Of course what you buy isn't just a bunch of numbers and sales jargon, it's a device which you have to use every single day and night, and it's on that basis that we'll judge the Moto X.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/15/2014
Motorola Moto X
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Where the Motorola Moto G dazzled us with its competitive specs and ridiculously low price tag, the Motorola Moto X falls slightly short on all fronts on first impressions. The middling array of specs see the Moto X mixing with the masses, with no discernible feature or pricing miracle to transform it from obscurity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2014
80% Motorola Moto X
Source: Laptop Mag English
When Republic Wireless first debuted its service, it was a less-than-satisfactory experience. Not only could you not easily transition from Wi-Fi to a cellular network, but the Motorola Defy phone offered by the provider was ancient. The new Moto X changes all that. Not only is this one of the more innovative handsets, but Republic Wireless has managed to make the handoff between Wi-Fi and LTE networks nearly seamless.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto X (T-Mobile)
Source: Techreview Source English
The T-Mobile Moto X is physically identical to the Verizon and Sprint models (except without any carrier logo at all), so go look at our full review of the Verizon Moto X for a basic rundown of its hand-friendly design. We'll focus on the differences here. Our Editors' Choice on T-Mobile stays the Samsung Galaxy S4, both for the reasons I explain in the Verizon review and because T-Mobile refuses to offer the Moto X with its equipment installment plan.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto X (Sprint) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
It's tempting to write off the Moto X for its midrange specs when compared with heavy-hitters such as the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Don't. We love having a personal assistant that answers to our voice without touching the phone, as well as the ability to glance notifications with no effort.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Moto X Smartphone Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
There really aren't too many downsides to the Moto X. The rear 10MP camera isn't at the top of its class, and the lack of storage expansion will undoubtedly turn some people off. It's also frustrating that the Moto Maker website -- which allows users to choose the color and accent hues of their phone prior to shipment -- is only available to AT&T customers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2013
80% Motorola Moto X review
Source: Stuff TV English
We’re disappointed that the Moto X isn’t making its way to the UK, because it’s one of the best phones Motorola has ever produced. While it doesn’t push the boundaries for processing performance, photographic skills or screen size, it’s a phone that’s designed to be easy to live with and easy to use – and it hits its marks perfectly. The long battery life, sturdy build, pocket-friendly size and various user-orientated interface tweaks and apps make the X one of the friendliest smartphones around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: The Moto X is the most convenient Android phone ever
Source: TechHive.com English
I have my reservations about the Moto X shipping with an older version of Android and I question how well the X8 system architecture will perform a year from now, but I think Motorola and Google have a winner with their latest handset. It’s not quite a Nexus, but it’s the closest you’re going to get to one while still being on contract somewhere other than T-Mobile.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Moto X Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Moto X delivers a great user experience. I really enjoyed the effort and the attention to detail that went into its software and settings. Thanks to Motorola’s efforts, Google Now is closer and more useful than ever, and it feels like every Android phone should work in such an unobtrusive way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2013
Motorola Moto X review - Motorola's flagship Android is a winner
Source: PC Advisor English
I have to give Motorola and Google some credit: They've demonstrated that we don't need bleeding-edge specs to get a solid smartphone experience. The Moto X announcement may not have lived up to everyone's hype, but the phone itself is still worth considering. At $200 on contract, you're getting a phone that performs as well as "high-end" smartphones like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 while still offering helpful extras like Touchless Control and Active Display. I have my reservations about the Moto X shipping with an older version of Android and I question how well the X8 system architecture will perform a year from now, but I think Motorola and Google have a winner with their latest handset.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/07/2013
Moto X review
Source: Engadget English
I like the Moto X. I really, really do. It's the smartest smart object I'm currently carrying on my person and I'm too used to that Active Display to calmly resume life with my DNA. That affinity, however, doesn't necessarily mean I'd buy it if given the chance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2013
Moto X Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Android smartphone segment had become something of a cliché, myopically chasing specifications and effectively ignoring functionality in the process. The result has been customized skins of questionable appeal to users, and batteries that can’t keep up with quadcore processors and vast, power-hungry displays.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2013
80% Motorola Moto X
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Moto X is a smartphone that actually makes you feel smarter. We love telling Google Now what to do from across the room, knowing what alert is waiting for us before we unlock the device and firing up the camera without even having to think about it. Moto Maker customization is a breath of fresh air for smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Moto X phone review
Source: Gadgetmix English
Moto X phone comes loaded with Android 4.2.2 software, but the Android 4.3 update is to be expected fairly soon. AT&T is getting the Moto X phone first in black and white, but we know the new Motorola phone will come in various colors and customizations. AT&T and later other carriers will add their own apps to Moto X phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2013
Moto X vs iPhone 5C smartphone comparison review: cheaper Android matches or betters iPhone in every respect
Source: PC Advisor English
These two handsets are both great, evenly matched for storage, camera and battery life. We expect that no-one would be disappointed with the purchase of either. The Moto X is bigger and bulkier but has a bigger screen. It also has better specs although in real-world terms you won't notice the difference. You will, however, notice the extra £100 you have in your pocket after choosing the Moto X rather than the iPhone 5C. So unless you are wedded to the idea of having an iPhone, we can't honestly recommend you choose the 5C over the Moto X.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2013
Moto G vs Moto X comparison review: What's the best Motorola smartphone?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Moto X is coming to the UK and the Moto G is already available so you might be trying to decide which to buy. Well that's where we come in because we've compared the two Android smartphones in various categories to highlight how they differ.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/22/2013
70% Motorola Moto X review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Motorola Moto X gets a lot of things right. It’s halfway to becoming a Nexus-style 'Google' phone, with an interface that’s almost entirely vanilla – although you still won’t get updates as soon as you would with a Nexus device. It’s also quite small for a phone that sits at the top of a company’s range. It has the same size screen as an HTC One, but is a good deal smaller. This is a phone that is tremendously easy to get on with in almost every respect.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 75% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
HTC One vs Moto X comparison review: Which Android smartphone is best?
Source: PC Advisor English
So the Moto X is making its way to the UK but how does it fare against one of the best smartphone from last year, the HTC One? Find out in our HTC One vs Moto X comparison review. With the same screen size, and both running Android, the Moto X and HTC One might seem like similar smartphones. But they have their differences and we're here to point them out for you.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2013
92% Motorola Moto X im Test: Wenn das Handy immer lauscht
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 87% workmanship: 97% ergonomy: 95%
90% Kompakt, schnell und voll mit Komfort-Features
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 93% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90%
50% Tests Das Lange Erwartete Moto X Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
Motorola Moto X
Source: c't - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
93% His Master's Voice
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 72% mobility: 92%
Leistung und clevere Funktionen für die Mittelklasse
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: medium-class smartphone Negative: boring design; dark display; energy consumption too high; camera with green cast
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2014
4,7-Zoll-Display kompakt verpackt
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: solid allrouner; compact format; good voice quality; active display function
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2014
Moto X
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2013

 

Motorola Moto G

The Motorola Moto G was built to be an affordable device. Sporting looks that are similar to the high end Motorola Moto X, this device has a clean no fuss design with a 4.5 inch display with device dimensions that should facilitate one handed use. A decent enough LCD screen awaits users at 1280 x 720 pixels with 329 ppi. The screen is covered by hardy Gorilla Glass, surprising quality for this price point. Motorola haven't made too many UI changes to the stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and the KitKat update is in the pipeline. Unlike Android devices from other companies, there will be no bloatware added to this device, which means less unnecessary apps that cannot be uninstalled.

Under the hood is the quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, Adreno 305 GPU, which is paired with 1 GB of RAM. This should indicate great performance even for demanding games. The lower price of this device becomes justified in light of the 5 MP camera. It's certainly modest, and the 1.3 MP front facing camera is nothing but functional. No micro SD slot is available, and options range from 8 GB to 16 GB, so lack of storage space may pose an issue for some users. Another area where the Moto G takes a hit is in the fact that it carries a HSPA+ chip instead of an LTE chip. This means limited upload and download speeds which can't take full advantage of 4G networks. The 2070 mAh battery should provide a full day of use, but is not particularly spectacular. Despite the downsides mentioned this is a device which look like one of the best bargains available in the budget market on paper.

Specifications

Motorola Moto GNotebook: Motorola Moto G
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.143kg
Price: 169 euro
Links: Motorola homepage
 Moto G (Model)

Average Score: 87.18% - good
Average of 38 scores (from 59 reviews)

 

83% Review Motorola Moto G Smartphone | Notebookcheck
The people's smartphone. Google dubs its latest highlight "Moto G" that is sold by the subsidiary Motorola. The smartphone fuses high-performance hardware with a reasonable price. We checked whether this strategy adds up.
Moto G vs Moto G2 (2014) comparison review: Best budget smartphone gets bigger but loses 4G
Source: PC Advisor English
The new Motorola Moto G (2014) has a larger screen, better cameras and front facing stereo speakers. Pretty much everything else remains the same so there are only a few upgrades here and the dual-SIM feature will be only useful to a handful of users. It's not a must have upgrade if you have the original Moto G and if you need 4G support then the Moto G2 doesn't offer it.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2014
Motorola Moto G 2014 vs Moto G 2013
Source: Phone Arena English
Motorola has seemingly found success in the entry-level market, and it obviously shows with its Moto G smartphones. Before its introduction, owning a decent performing basic smartphone meant forking over $200 to pick up – so the feeling felt rewarding when we found out that the original model would bear an easy-to-pay price of $179.99. Of course, Motorola realized this advantage and has once again graced its new Moto G with the same, lovely price point.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2014
80% Motorola Moto G LTE
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Smartphone prices are falling fast, reaching the point where you may be thinking of buying your next one outright and topping up monthly with PAYG. Budget smartphones are the sweetspot, but you'll need to choose carefully if you're not going to end up lumbered with rapidly obsolescent technology. The brand new Moto G LTE at around £150 looks like a pretty good bet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60%
Motorola Moto G 4G review: Going fast
Source: GSM Arena English
Motorola Moto G 4G is definitely a phone many are looking forward to. It is the upgrade people wanted and Motorola delivered. The very popular Moto G was criticized about its lack of memory expansion slot and not so about the missing LTE connectivity. Well, here it is - the Moto G 4G with a microSD slot and LTE support. Motorola even managed to sneak a gyro sensor, as well. The rest of the hardware is pretty much identical to the Moto G.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2014
80% Moto G goes 4G
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Now that Motorola has launched its Moto G 4G, users will be able to choose between the 3G and the new 4G version. It is an upgrade to its existing 3G version -- a powerful Android smartphone which has already attracted a great deal of attention because of its performance and value for money and which has already become the phone of choice to many who have been deterred by the high prices of other smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80%
Motorola Moto G vs Nokia Lumia 530 comparison: What's the best budget smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
Despite being cheaper we don't think the Nokia Lumia 530 has what it takes to knock the Motorola Moto G from its budget smartphone throne. It has a lower hardware specs across the board and even though Windows Phone 8.1 includes many improvements, Android is still superior.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/23/2014
Motorola Moto E vs Moto G video review: What's the best budget smartphone?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Moto G has been PC Advisor's best budget smartphone for a while but Motorola has come along with an even cheaper model in the Moto E. Watch our Moto E vs Moto G video review to see how the two budget smartphones compare. See also: What's the best budget smartphone.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/23/2014
100% Moto G review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Motorola Moto G is the finest £135 phone ever made. It’s not perfect and it doesn’t have everything that a more expensive phone has, but at every turn Motorola seems to have made the right design decisions, while pushing the price down even further than penny-pinchers ZTE and Huawei have done in recent years. This is a phone that can do almost everything a Nexus 5 can – or at least everything 90 per cent of the population would want to do with the phone. If you want a sub-£150, or even sub-£200, phone, this is the one to go for.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Best budget smartphone 2014: Motorola Moto G vs Motorola Moto E comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
You might have come to our Motorola Moto G vs Motorola Moto E comparison review wondering why on earth we are comparing the specifications of two smartphones from the same company with a £60 price difference; clearly the more expensive Motorola Moto G is going to best the £89 Moto E on the hardware front. Actually, what we've learned is that although the Motorola Moto G has the better specification, the Moto E's hardware is sufficient that it will be a great fit for many users - and especially so when you consider that those in the market for a budget smartphone don't expect to get ultimate performance. The Motorola Moto E might not have as good a screen or as much storage or processing- and graphics power as the Moto G, nor its support for 4G and microSD expansion. But it does do everything most people will require, and at a staggeringly good price. It truly looks to be the best budget smartphone money can buy.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/14/2014
90% Motorola Moto G review: The best ever budget smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
Motorola's Moto G is the best budget smartphone around. At £135 it's got great build quality, an excellent screen, decent cameras and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean soon to be upgrade to 4.4 KitKat. It's only limited in the storage department and a lack of 4G support.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Motorola Moto G review: The smartphone that could change the budget landscape
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Moto G retails at Rs 12,499 for the 8GB and Rs 13,999 for the 16GB. This makes it the best, value-for-money offering under Rs 15,000 and quite possibly under Rs 20,000 as well. Sure, there are better spec’d handsets at this price but if given a choice, would you really pick an untested local brand over a seasoned OEM? Impressive specifications are no good if you don’t have regular software and firmware updates to add new features and iron out bugs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Moto G vs iPhone 5C comparison review: Save money or get the iPhone 5S - why the iPhone 5C is a compromise too far
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
These two handsets are both great, evenly matched for storage and performance. We expect that no-one would be disappointed with the purchase of either. The Moto G is bigger and bulkier but has a bigger screen. You will, however, notice the extra money you have in your pocket after choosing the Moto G rather than the iPhone 5C. However, the iPhone 5C has a better camera and greater storage options. And we also prefer iOS to Android - although that is a subjective thing. Finally the iPhone's battery life is better. If you want a budget phone, the Moto G wins. But for all other users the iPhone 5C may well be the better bet. Here comes the controversy: I don't know why you would get the iPhone 5C. If cost is your concern, buy a true budget phone. If you want the best, get an iPhone 5S. Opting for the iPhone 5C is a penny pinching compromise of the worst kind.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2014
70% Review: Moto G
Source: Techtree.com English
The Moto G is currently the only budget handset to run Kitkat. It offers snappy user experience, and excellent multimedia performance. Moreover, it’s a handy phone with a sharp HD IPS screen. On the other hand, its camera is disappointing. True, the phone is affordable, but then the Lumia 720 offers an excellent camera at a similar price. The bigger concern however is the call quality, which of course is the primary task of a cellphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
90% Motorola Moto G review: The smartphone that could change the budget landscape
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Moto G retails at Rs 12,499 for the 8GB and Rs 13,999 for the 16GB. This makes it the best, value-for-money offering under Rs 15,000 and quite possibly under Rs 20,000 as well. Sure, there are better spec’d handsets at this price but if given a choice, would you really pick an untested local brand over a seasoned OEM? Impressive specifications are no good if you don’t have regular software and firmware updates to add new features and iron out bugs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Motorola Moto G review
Source: Expert Reviews English
It's easily the best budget smartphone we've ever seen, redefining what we mean by that term. It's largely equivalent to the Sony Xperia SP, which is quicker in benchmarks, but not noticeably in day-to-day use, but has less battery life and only Android 4.1. It cost around £300 back in June 2013 when we reviewed it, and costs £220 today if you shop around. The Moto G knocks a huge £85 off that price SIM free. The Motorola Moto G single-handedly says goodbye to compromised, sluggish budget smartphone and potentially kills off the mid-range competition too. Simply put, if you're not buying a top-end handset, then the Moto G is the obvious choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Motorola Moto G review: The smartphone that could change the budget landscape
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Moto G retails at Rs 12,499 for the 8GB and Rs 13,999 for the 16GB. This makes it the best, value-for-money offering under Rs 15,000 and quite possibly under Rs 20,000 as well. Sure, there are better spec’d handsets at this price but if given a choice, would you really pick an untested local brand over a seasoned OEM? Impressive specifications are no good if you don’t have regular software and firmware updates to add new features and iron out bugs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Motorola Moto G review: The best budget smartphone ever
Source: PC Advisor English
Motorola's Moto G is the best budget smartphone around. At £135 it's got great build quality, an excellent screen, decent cameras and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean soon to be upgrade to 4.4 KitKat. It's only limited in the storage department and a lack of 4G support.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
85% Motorola Moto G Review
Source: Techspot English
Pros: Fantastic performance. Excellent value for the money. Great display is complemented by an ergonomic design. Decent battery life. Cons: Internal storage tops out at 16 GB, with no microSD card slot option. Camera is unsuitable for indoor or low-light photography.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Moto G review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Moto G scores heavily in terms of style and substance, and our only major quibbles are the non-expandable storage and below-par camera performance. The 4.5-inch HD screen is wide, and yet the phone is small enough to hold in one hand and type easily with a thumb. Most of all, praise be, the Moto G is also extremely affordable. This phone is definitely aimed at price-conscious Indian smartphone buyers, and its array of colourful back shells will attract the style-conscious as well. Yes, it isn't perfect, but it isn't meant to compete against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One or LG G2. At its price, we're willing to overlook its faults.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
90% Moto G
Source: Gadgetspeak English
A lot of manufacturers will be looking to bring out a smartphone quickly to match the Moto G but I suspect to get the same build quality will be hard. As most will know Motorola are now part of Google and that gives them huge clout in the purchasing department so to match the components from wherever will be difficult or more likely impossible.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80%
90% Moto G Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
It is understandable that the Moto G gets a lot of interest from people who want a good and simple phone at a great price. The industrial design is simple and super-cute and I just wished that it was lighter. On the other hand, its shape feels very good in the hand and is comfortable to use. It is not too small or “big”. If you seek something more fancy at a great price, the Nexus 5 would be the next logical choice. Beyond that, a world of choice is available to you, but I would recommend looking at the LG G2 and the Galaxy Note 3.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Moto G
Source: It Pro English
The Moto G hails the arrival of the budget smartphone which is powerful. The biggest USP of the handset is its price – £130. It also belongs to an exclusive club of handsets which are running the latest build of Android, and has a great display and battery. The lack of LTE and microSD support is disappointing, as is the Moto G’s limited onboard memory and squiffy camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Motorola Moto G review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The screen isn't huge, there isn't much storage on the basic model and the camera is nothing to get excited about, but in every other respect this is the best value for money smartphone ever. It's well-built, with a high-quality display, fast enough not to bother even us, and has a good battery life. The Motorola Moto G single-handedly says goodbye to compromised, sluggish budget smartphone and potentially kills off the mid-range competition too. Simply put, if you're not buying a top-end handset, then the Moto G is the obvious choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% The best budget handset around
Source: Techradar English
Motorola is back folks, it's official. It may not be the return I would have predicted - there's no flagship phone stuffed full of the latest tech - but arguably what the now Google-owned firm has done is even better. The Moto G is a top notch, low cost smartphone and I wholeheartedly recommend this as the best budget mobile currently on the market. I was genuinely impressed with the feature set on the Moto G, so if you're looking for a low cost phone you can stop searching - just go out and grab a Moto G right now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Motorola Moto G review: a great budget Android - make it your first smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
Motorola's Moto G is the best budget smartphone around. At £135 it's got great build quality, an excellent screen, decent cameras and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean soon to be upgrade to 4.4 KitKat. It's only limited in the storage department and a lack of 4G support.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Motorola Moto G vs Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone comparison review: which is the best budget Android phone?
Source: PC Advisor English
Choose the Moto G if you want a more recent version of Android and a cheaper phone. The Galaxy S3 is a marginally better performer with a marginally better camera. But really these are two excellent smartphones that offer a glimpse of just how much phone you can get for relatively little cash these days.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2014
90% Motorola Moto G
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The Moto G is a nice piece of kit that should definitely appeal to those who object to payment the wallet squeezing prices asked by some high end kit. Whether it may have a similar effect on those who like to be seen as fashion conscious is another matter - brand name can outweigh price and value considerations. Personally I will be happy to be seen using a Moto G device.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80%
100% Motorola Moto G review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Moto G is nothing short of a game-changer. It has completely destroyed every other mid-range phone in the market with its specs:value ratio and it deserves every single one of its five stars. There simply should be no other Android phone to consider, unless you're looking for a top-end flagship or if a camera is top of your list of priorities.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Motorola G
Source: Wired Magazine English
WIRED: Amazing form factor and near-stock Android. Unmatched performance in its price range. Swappable back plates let you switch colors. TIRED: Camera software and hardware can’t keep up with the best. Grainy photos. No LTE. Only comes in 8GB and 16GB versions, with no way to expand storage.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Motorola Moto G
Source: Laptop Mag English
Contract commitment-phobes on a tight budget will be hard pressed to find a better deal than the Moto G. This smartphone offers smooth performance, good battery life and a crisp, 4.5-inch display in a $199 package. We also like having a clean Android build; there's a KitKat update on the way in January.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Moto G is the new baseline for Android quality
Source: Geek.com English
This is the part of the review where I’m supposed to say that the Moto G is a good phone “for the price” as though it were an open-box item on a Best Buy shelf that was worth buying now that the price had been marked down. I don’t think that’s true. I think the Moto G is a fantastic $200 phone that another manufacturer would probably charge a great deal more for.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2013
Moto G Review
Source: Slashgear English
Thus the Moto G creates quite an awesome entry in the Android history books, right out the gate. While we expected the Moto X to be that groundbreaking off-contract smartphone that everyone saw coming since early 2013, the Moto G is more than welcome to fill that space heading into 2014. This will certainly be a device to watch in the (believe it or not) emerging budget-minded smartphone market. Motorola leads the way with a device that’s far better than the sum of its price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2013
70% Motorola Moto G (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
If you're willing to go for a locked phone, even without a contract, you have broader options. The Nokia Lumia 520/521$89.99 at Amazon on AT&T, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS has a great build and UI for as little as $99, although it's slower than the G, still doesn't have LTE and isn't available unlocked in the U.S. For LTE phones, the $129 Huawei Vitria$109.99 at Best Buy on MetroPCS is worth looking at, although the G has a better screen and better built-in storage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Motorola Moto G review
Source: T3 English
We can only assume LG and Motorola were in the same room when they thought up the Moto G and the Nexus 5, and almost certainly someone from Google was in that room. Both are outstanding examples of what happens when instead of trying to cram everything in without thinking of the consequences, you sit down and list all the features people actually need from a modern smartphone and then make sure they do those proficiently and relative to the amount they’ll be used.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Motorola Moto G, won't get gadget fans' heart's racing.
Source: Stuff TV English
There's no blistering fast power on offer, nor is there a huge pixel-packed screen or a Megapixel-saturated camera. What the G does offer though, is incredible value for money, and should be the go-to Android choice that tech-heads recommend to their friends this Christmas.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2013
Best budget Android smartphone there is? Must be the Moto G
Source: Reg Hardware English
It’s easier to list the Moto G’s failings, such as they are: a fixed battery, no 4G/LTE radio, no infrared transmitter and no storage expansion. That’s really it. In every other way – design, build, performance, software and capability – the Moto G is every bit as good as the likes of the Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S3, both flagship Android devices this time last year that cost more than two and three times as much as the £135 G, respectively.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2013
Moto G review: an affordable smartphone, done right
Source: Engadget English
We've said it in so many words before, but the price is what makes the Moto G a ridiculous proposition. It's just launched in the US in time for the holidays with an unlocked price of $179 for the 8GB model and $199 for the 16GB version. Verizon, for one, has confirmed it will sell the G with prepaid plans starting early next year, while Canada's Telus will offer it for free on a two-year contract.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2013
Video: Motorola Moto G review - the best budget smartphone in the UK
Source: PC Advisor English
After deciding not to launch the Moto X in the UK, Motorola has brought us the budget priced Moto G smartphone. The Moto G starts at an attractive price of just £135 but it doesn't look or feel like a phone this cheap. It isn't massively thin or light, but the handset sits nicely in the hand and is easy to operate one-handed.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2013
90% Moto G review
Source: Techradar English
Motorola is back folks, it's official. It may not be the return we would have predicted - there's no flagship phone stuffed full of the latest tech - but arguably what the now Google-owned firm has done is even better. The Moto G is a top notch, low cost smartphone and we wholeheartedly recommend this as the best budget mobile currently on the market. We were genuinely impressed with the feature set on the Moto G, so if you're looking for a low cost phone you can stop searching - just go out and grab a Moto G right now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Nexus 5 vs Moto G comparison review: Which value smartphone should you buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nexus 5 and Moto G are the best value for money smartphones around at the moment. Those wanting a smartphone to do basic things and aren't so bothered about specifications will do fine with the Moto G while more advanced users will benefit from the hardware on offer from the Nexus 5.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2013
Motorola Moto G review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
At first glance, the Motorola Moto G certainly looks like a good buy for people that haven't got hundreds of pounds to spend but still want a decent phone that will enable them to do most thing that you can do on the flaghship handsets. We were impressed by the screen, and speed, as well as the minimalist. Stay tuned for a full review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/19/2013
100% Motorola Moto G review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Motorola Moto G is the finest £135 phone ever made. It’s not perfect and it doesn’t have everything that a more expensive phone has, but at every turn Motorola seems to have made the right design decisions, while pushing the price down even further than penny-pinchers ZTE and Huawei have done in recent years. The Motorola Moto G is one of the best phones of the year, and the first time we’ve seen a phone of this calibre launch at under £200 SIM-free. That it’s so much cheaper than £200 is a minor miracle. This phone deserves to sell by the bucketload.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
90% Motorola Moto G review: The best budget smartphone you can get
Source: PC Advisor English
Motorola's Moto G is the best budget smartphone around. At £135 it's got great build quality, an excellent screen, decent cameras and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean soon to be upgrade to 4.4 KitKat. It's only limited in the storage department and a lack of 4G support.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
100% Motorola Moto G review
Source: V3.co.uk English
We're seriously impressed with the Moto G and are perplexed by how Motorola's managed to load the smartphone with such high-end components while keeping its price below £150. Starting at £135 the Moto G features a decent display, powerful quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and runs using a close to untouched version of Google Android. This all adds up to mean the Moto G outperforms phones currently retailing for twice its price. For this reason in our mind the Moto G is the ideal choice for any business looking for a mass rollout Android handset, despite a few limitations such as low storage and no 4G support.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Moto G vs Moto X comparison review: What's the best Motorola smartphone?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Moto X is coming to the UK and the Moto G is already available so you might be trying to decide which to buy. Well that's where we come in because we've compared the two Android smartphones in various categories to highlight how they differ.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/22/2013
91% Gelungenes 4G-Upgrade
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 90% mobility: 91%
Motorola Moto G Smartphone
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2014
91% Moto G LTE im Handy-Test: Aus alt mach neu durch 4G und Speicherkarten-Slot
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 90% workmanship: 90% emissions: 89%
70% Motorola Moto G Im Ausführlichen Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Motorola Moto G
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% Motorola Moto G
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 92%
87% Motorola Moto G
Source: Computerbild - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 87%
80% Motorola Moto G
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto G
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% Das beste Smartphone unter 200 Euro
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 97%
Unschlagbares Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Positive: outstanding workmanship; recent software; good support possibilities; very good display; adequate performance; unbeatable price performance ratio
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2014
76% Preisbrecher in der Smartphone-Mittelklasse
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Positive: low price; very good IPS-display; very good performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 76%
Preisliche Kampfansage für die Android-Mittelklasse
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2013
Einsteiger-Smartphone mit HD-Display
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very good beginner smartphone; large and high-resolution display; good performance; good workmanship Negative: small storage (not upgradeable)
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2013

 

Motorola Moto E

The Motorola Moto E aims to provide entry level specifications with dirt cheap prices. Despite being cheap, the phone does come with rather decent specs. For instance, the processor is a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor equipped with 1 GB of RAM, which is already better than some of its direct competitors.

The outer appearance of the phone is as expected. It's made with one color plain plastics, which to be honest, doesn't look too bad. It just doesn't look great. The 4.3 inch display is also not too shabby, considering it's priced so low. It comes with only 540 by 960 pixels but still nets out a pixel density of 256 ppi. The Moto E only features 4 GB of native memory, but this can be topped up with an external micro SD card.

As expected, for such a bargain, there are surely some features that cannot be included in the phone. One such is that the Motorola Moto E does not support 4G LTE. It supports the basic WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth 4.0 though. The lack of a front facing camera may also deter some, especially those who enjoy taking selfies.

All in all, you pay for what you get. Well with the Motorola Moto E, you get more than what you pay, to be honest. It has several shortcomings, but it's perfect for those who just want an entry level smartphone and don't want to sell an arm to get it.

Specifications

Motorola Moto ENotebook: Motorola Moto E
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 302
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.142kg
Price: 119 euro
Links: Motorola homepage
 Moto E (Model)

Average Score: 79.55% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 40 reviews)

 

81% Motorola Moto E Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Melting prices. It's summer time and Motorola is cutting prices. After the huge success of the Moto G - not only review-wise, but also customer-wise - the Moto E offers quite a lot for even less. But even though it manages to impress on a first glance in terms of specs and pricing, it still has to stand up to the scrutiny of our in-depth review.
Lumia 535 vs Moto E comparison: the best cheap smartphone you can buy
Source: PC Advisor English
Right now there is only one choice: that of the Moto E. But come the new year when the Lumia 535 is in town you will have a tough choice. It is likely that the Lumia 535 will cost a little more. But it has better storage and camera, and a bigger (if not sharper) screen. These are both great cheap phones - your choice will likely depend on your preference of Windows Phone or Android. But even as an Android user I'd say that when the Lumia 535 is available it will likely be the better deal. Just. (See also: Moto E price, specs, release date, features.)
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2014
90% Motorola Moto E
Source: Gadgetspeak English
A well placed fingernail will remove the back to allow you to insert a micro SIM and a micro SD card. The latest entry level phone offering from the company that first brought you a SmartPhone at a price that broke through the glass ceiling. Here is a smart phone that has corners cut to produce something acceptable at a lower price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80%
Moto G2 (2014) vs Moto E comparison review: New Moto G is worth the extra cash
Source: PC Advisor English
It's unsurprising that the Moto G2 is a better phone than the Moto E and we recommend spending the extra if you can afford it for the better screen, camera, processor, storage, battery life and stereo speakers. The one caveat is that neither phone supports 4G so look elsewhere (Moto G 4G, for example) if this is a must.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/22/2014
Motorola Moto E Smartphone Review
Source: Techspot English
The Moto E isn’t a device suited to power users. It isn’t a device for people that demand the best hardware or a suite of crazy features. It is, however, a great entry-level handset that gives you all the necessities in a simple, functional package for a very attractive price. Crucially, the necessities aren’t hampered by terrible software or laggy performance, which typically haunt cheap Android smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/25/2014
Nokia Lumia 530 vs Motorola Moto E: Windows vs Android for best budget phone
Source: PC Advisor English
Choosing between the Nokia Lumia 530 and Motorola Moto E is difficult. I'm a seasoned Android user, but I like what I see in Windows Phone 8.1. And without that tired old Windows Phone lacks apps argument (the Motorola Moto E doesn't have enough built-in storage to take full advantage of what Google Play and third-party developers have to offer), there is nothing that you might expect of a budget smartphone that either Windows Phone or Android are unable to do. In many respects these two phones are very evenly matched. The Motorola Moto E stands out for its display, while the Nokia Lumia 530 is the winner on the storage front. And the Lumia 530 absolutely wins on the pricing - you cannot argue at £60.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2014
70% Review: Motorola Moto E
Source: Gadgetguy English
Using the Moto E is just like using a Google Nexus phone, which should come as no surprise to people since Motorola was previously owned by Google. As a result of that ownership (and collaboration), the Moto E runs Android pretty much just like its brother, the Moto X, with Android the way Google envisioned it, complete with widgetised home screens, a lock screen, Google’s own drop-down notification bar, and an apps menu with tabs for apps and widgets. It’s a pretty simple interface, and it is even one of the most up-to-date ones you’ll find, with an update rolled out to our handset mid-review bringing the Moto E up to Android 4.4.4, higher than the version running on this reviewer’s flagship handsets at the time.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Motorola Moto E
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Overall I reasonably impressed with this smartphone’s performance although it does fall short of the Moto G. I was disappointed that I was unable to get the Moto E to work with OTG. Perhaps this feature will be implemented with the promised one major Android software update that Motorola made regarding this product.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60%
90% Motorola Moto E review
Source: Pocket Lint English
All said and done the Moto E gives plenty of bang for your buck. But it sits in a busy market, and one that's already dominated by Motorola. That, in part, is the Moto E's undoing, because we would still opt to spend a little more cash and buy the 4G Moto G instead. But that can't detract from the Moto E's successes: it's a great phone available at a great price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Moto E Review: you get what you pay for...and a little more
Source: Mobileburn English
Motorola has rested its hat on delivering the most phone possible for the least money necessary. The company cut corners on the Moto X and focused on software, then cut even more corners with the Moto G and focused on price. With the Moto E, it's raced to lower depths and still managed to create a phone worth buying. That's because the Moto E costs only $129 without a contract. At that price, no other smartphone comes close. I'd recommend anyone considering a Moto E aim a little higher and get the Moto G if they can afford it, but for someone whose first priority is the budget, the Moto E is the best option. The camera is abysmal and the form is a little shaky, but the Moto E is good in so many other key areas that it's hard to not be impressed by how good a phone can be even when aiming to go downmarket.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2014
Motorola Moto E review: Have a break!
Source: GSM Arena English
Well, we've come to the end of this review and we are happy to report that the Moto E is another bulls-eye by Motorola. It's not the best performer out there, but it packs a serious punch for the least amount of money. We especially appreciated the unspoiled Android OS and the solid promise for timely updates. The camera is certainly a letdown, but not everybody needs a good camera. What everybody would get with the Moto E is a solid user experience and great bang-for-buck ratio, and that's what counts.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2014
Moto E review: The low-end phone that Android deserves
Source: Androidbeat English
The Moto E comes with a non-removable 1980mAh battery that provides more than enough juice for the handset to make it through a day of heavy usage. Even when using two SIM cards with a lot of phone calls and Google Drive usage, the Moto E easily lasted a day for me with 35% juice still left at the end of the day. The Moto E is truly a remarkable device for the price it’s selling at. Just like the Moto G, it bests the competition in nearly every possible aspect, except for the camera, and makes other low-end devices feel downright awful.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2014
Motorola Moto E Review: Flawed Affordability
Source: Slashgear English
As a gateway to reliable Android ownership, however, the Moto E packs an impressive punch. Camera aside, I’d struggle to fault Motorola’s decisions in specifications, and while the design is uninspiring, it’s at least well put together. That counts for a lot, and I can’t help but welcome a company looking to innovate as much in price as it does in whiz-bang hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2014
70% Motorola Moto E
Source: Wired Magazine English
The question I kept asking myself was: Is this your primary phone? Despite the low price, when you factor in a phone bill, I think the answer is not yet. Even if you buy the Moto E off contract, you’ll still need a voice and data plan to use it. And given how much you’ll spend on that every month, it probably makes more sense to spend, say, the $70 more to buy an unlocked Moto G. But if you want a beater phone to take adventuring, or need something to fill in for a broken device until you reach the end of your contract, this is a great option.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Moto E Review: Best Entry-Level Android Phone Among Reputed Brands
Source: Techtree.com English
The Moto E is priced aggressively at Rs 7000. No other Android handset from a top-tier manufacturer can currently compete with the Moto E. Despite a few niggles, we would like to recommend for its sharp display and impressive performance. Plus, latest Android Kitkat further sweetens the deal. The only potential deal breaker here are the camera and shoddy craftsmanship. The bottom-line is that if you’re looking for an entry-level Android smartphone from a reputed brand, Moto E is your only option. If you’re open to try out other platforms, the Lumia 520 is a better build handset that offers much polished smartphone experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 50%
80% Motorola Moto E review
Source: Stuff TV English
If a £90 Nexus existed, it would look a lot like the Moto E. This isn’t just Android for the masses, it’s tidy, reliable, loveable Android for the masses. No, it isn’t perfect. But considering we’re yet to meet a mobile device that is, this Moto is £90 (£80 on O2) well spent. Its main flaw is its camera, but until you get to around the £200 mark, almost every handset disappoints in this department - including Motorola’s own Moto G.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% workmanship: 80%
Nokia Lumia 520 review - a cheap Windows Phone 8 smartphone with a lot to offer
Source: PC Advisor English
Lumia 520 vs Motorola Moto E comparison review: best cheap smartphones you can buy in the UK in 2014 There is little to choose between the Moto E and the Lumia 520. Indeed, the chief thing to note is that these are both great handsets at a remarkably low price. The Lumia 520 is thinner and lighter, and comes in multiple colours. The Moto E is marginally cheaper and more powerful. And it has a bigger, better display. You will make your own choice, but for us the combination of that display and the greater flexibility of Android makes us choose the Moto E.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2014
80% Motorola Moto E review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Camera issues aside, the Moto E is a great phone for its price. The Moto G may have a better screen and a marginally better camera, but the Moto E has a longer-lasting battery and helpful new apps. Whether you're looking to buy your child their first phone or just want a superb budget handset for yourself, the Moto E is an excellent choice and is a worthy alternative to the Moto G.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto E Review
Source: Think Digit English
If you are looking for a reliable smartphone under a budget of Rs.10,000 then look no further. Yes, we agree that the camera quality is poor and skipping the LED flash and front facing camera was a huge blunder. But in the end, Moto E proves to be a sturdy and nimble little smartphone with a solid build quality and decent performance capability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
82% Where very good meets very cheap
Source: Engadget English
There's no two ways about it -- the Moto E is exciting, if not in the way most mobile buffs would like. You really shouldn't underestimate the sort of world-shaking power that can come from making something that's both very good and very cheap. So what if the spec sheet is a bit passé?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 82%
Motorola Moto E vs Moto G video review: What's the best budget smartphone?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Moto G has been PC Advisor's best budget smartphone for a while but Motorola has come along with an even cheaper model in the Moto E. Watch our Moto E vs Moto G video review to see how the two budget smartphones compare. See also: What's the best budget smartphone.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/23/2014
80% Motorola Moto E review: £89 budget smartphone sets new bar
Source: PC Advisor English
Motorola set a new benchmark for the budget smartphone with the Moto G but has gone even lower on price with the Moto E. Although we're impressed with the Moto E which will make a great first or spare smartphone, it's worth paying the extra for the Moto G which is now £99 on PAYG.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Moto E review: Redefining the budget smartphone
Source: Greenbot English
It likely won’t take the Moto E very long to prove its worth to the world, emerging market or not. It proves itself by being a great backup phone you can buy without issue off-contract and may be a good option for the first-time smartphone buyer. Motorola’s strategy to tackle the low-end market may not be the most glamorous, but it sure looks like this model is doing well for the company. The Moto E stays light on its feet and easy on the pocket, making it a low-end force to be reckoned with.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Motorola Moto E review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Motorola Moto E sits in a tricky spot. Among its sub-£100 peers, it offers better basics than the competition. The screen, software and design are great for the price. But if you’re willing to pay a little more, you get a significant bump-up in quality by moving up to the Moto G. Its screen is better, its camera much more versatile and there are very real benefits in moving up to a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU from the Moto E’s dual-core Snapdragon 200.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
100% Motorola Moto E
Source: Gadget Show English
Motorola just keeps on stunning us with its low price mobiles: quite how the company can be making a profit on the Moto E is beyond us, but that’s only for them to worry about, not you. All you need to know is that this is the best phone you can buy for under £100 right now, and in a few weeks, perhaps it’ll even hit the £50 point. This isn’t just a budget smartphone: it’s a back up smartphone, an emergency smartphone, a holiday smartphone, a why-haven’t-you-bought-one-yet smartphone? Your move, everyone else.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Motorola Moto E review: The only sensible choice under Rs 10,000
Source: Tech2.in.com English
At a crazy price of under Rs 7,000, you can see why the Moto E has been a mega hit. Apart from being a handset from a reputed OEM, with extensive after sales support, you don’t feel short-changed when it comes to the features and performance. If you’re going to diss the Moto E because of its sub-par camera and the fact that it doesn’t have a front-facing one, then you’re missing the point.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Motorola Moto E: Brill budget blower with one bothersome blunder
Source: Reg Hardware English
While others might not care so much about a front-facing camera, I find its absence actually annoys me and knocks some of the shine off a device that I'd otherwise be very enthusiastic about. As it stands, unless you are after a backup handset, are confident that you will never have a use for a webcam or are truly skint, I’d suggest saving up the extra £70 and buying the 4G Moto G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2014
Motorola Moto E, First Take: Great value, but only one camera
Source: Zdnet.com English
Motorola may have caused a mini-revolution with the first-generation Moto G, but the Moto E has been built to even tighter financial constraints, and that shows. There are plenty of good things about this £89 handset, but there are clear opportunities for a competitor to improve on some aspects. Also, the £149 Moto G with 4G (LTE) connectivity, a front-facing camera and 8GB of internal storage may prove to be a bigger draw for those who are prepared to spend a bit more money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/19/2014
70% Motorola Moto E Review: Fresh Competition in the Budget Segment
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
What Motorola has done with the Moto E is let loose a performance beast in the sub-10k range of smartphones. It might have a bad camera, but in every other respect the Moto E trumps its competition by a large margin. The only other smartphone that comes close is the Nokia Lumia 525 (review) which runs Windows Phone 8, is more expensive, and has a limited number of applications in the app store.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Motorola Moto E (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
Like the Moto G before it, the Moto E proves once again that low cost doesn't have to mean low quality. Motorola makes a compelling case for the end of the feature phone, but the Moto E will inevitably face limited appeal, at least here in the U.S. where subsidized phone prices and contract-bound plans still rule the day. The Moto E is an ideal starter smartphone, though, and is far more polished than similarly priced competitors. T-Mobile and MVNO subscribers, and especially parents looking to get a smartphone for their kids, should consider the Moto E. It's also worth taking a look at the Nokia Lumia 520/521, which goes for $100 or less online, but is network locked, and Windows Phone might not be for everyone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Motorola Moto E
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $129 Moto E packs a lot of promise into a very affordable device. You get a pure Android experience in a compact and durable design. Plus, you can swap out the back cover for other colors if you're looking for a little more personality. However, there are some things missing here, such as a front camera, a flash for the back camera and LTE connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Best budget smartphone 2014: Motorola Moto G vs Motorola Moto E comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
You might have come to our Motorola Moto G vs Motorola Moto E comparison review wondering why on earth we are comparing the specifications of two smartphones from the same company with a £60 price difference; clearly the more expensive Motorola Moto G is going to best the £89 Moto E on the hardware front. Actually, what we've learned is that although the Motorola Moto G has the better specification, the Moto E's hardware is sufficient that it will be a great fit for many users - and especially so when you consider that those in the market for a budget smartphone don't expect to get ultimate performance. The Motorola Moto E might not have as good a screen or as much storage or processing- and graphics power as the Moto G, nor its support for 4G and microSD expansion. But it does do everything most people will require, and at a staggeringly good price. It truly looks to be the best budget smartphone money can buy.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/14/2014
Motorola Moto E hands-on review: £89 budget smartphone sets new bar
Source: PC Advisor English
Motorola set a new benchmark for the budget smartphone with the Moto G but has gone even lower on price with the Moto E. This smartphone is well built and has decent specs for just £89 so there's little not to like. Check back for a full review soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2014
Motorola Moto E review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
The price is clearly the big selling-point here, and whilst there are plenty of sub-£100 smartphones out there Motorola has clearly thought about what can make the Moto E a considerably better option that perhaps some of its rivals. The loss of a front-facing camera is a decision that could come back to kick Motorola but it's certainly not the end of the world, for now though we'll say that from spending a short amount of time with the Moto E it certainly feels like a mid-range smartphone which is probably what Motorola is hoping for.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/13/2014
80% Hands on: Motorola Moto E review A dinky dialler that's got a lot to shout about
Source: Techradar English
The low budget smartphone market is starting to get interesting as some genuinely good phones, such as the Moto G and EE Kestrel, are coming out at low price points. But while both those phones are cheap they're still more expensive than the Moto E. For £90 or less there are very few compelling options and when it comes to Android handsets at that price I'd argue that there's nothing else out there as good as the Moto E. It's undeniably basic but it looks good, has a decent screen and it runs well. At this price you can't ask for more than that.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 70%
Motorola Moto E
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Motorola Moto E is not as exciting a phone as its bigger brother. Its specs are more ordinary, its screen more commonplace. But if networks eat enough into the £89 ‘suggested’ price when the phone is locked to a network or tied in with buying £10 of credit, we could be looking at another class-leading budget Android phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/13/2014
92% Motorola Moto E
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% emissions: 85%
Motorola patzt an den falschen Stellen
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2014
86% Der KitKat-Einsteiger
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 92% mobility: 89%
90% Motorola Moto E im Test: Das kleine Komplettpaket zum günstigen Preis
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 85%
Gut, aber nicht konkurrenzlos
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: price-dumping device; notably low price; very good display
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2014

 

Motorola Moto G2

Specifications

Motorola Moto G2Notebook: Motorola Moto G2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Motorola homepage
 Moto G2 (Model)

Average Score: 81.45% - good
Average of 31 scores (from 42 reviews)

 

84% Motorola Moto G2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Second generation. In 2013 the Motorola Moto G was an inexpensive smartphone and a real competitor for mainstream smartphones with its comprehensive features. Now there is a successor, and we want to know if the Moto G2 can impress us as well. Let us find out in our in-depth review.
90% Second Generation Moto G
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Ever since the original launch, my smartphone of choice has been theMotorola Moto G device which combines good performance with a reasonable price point. Motorola has recently upgrading this excellent handset with the new second generation version which is available in single or dual SIM flavours with a choice of either 8GB or 16GB.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100%
80% Motorola Moto G (2014) review: bigger, better, and just as affordable
Source: Pocketnow English
In the end, the question is, did Motorola go too light on the improvements to this year’s Moto G? Not at all. It’s just as much of a no-brainer as it ever was, even if Motorola only made a few changes to the hardware. We can think of at least two reasons we’re completely okay with that. One, Motorola got it right the first time by offering a whole lot of value for a very small price – just a fraction of what other, comparable smartphones were. And two, when you’re only asking $179 for a smartphone packed with some rather compelling specifications, there isn’t a lot of room for improvement.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Review: Moto G (2014, G2)
Source: Gadgetguy English
That said, if you can live without good speeds and are happy to download everything at work or home and take it with you, the second-generation Moto G offers a reasonable amount of value, just don’t say we didn’t tell you so if the 3G speeds are a little too hard to take after a week.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Motorola Moto G (2014) review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The price was the key to the original Moto G's success and we suspect it will be a similar story for the 2014 model too. For £150 you get a lot for your money, including a decent display, very good battery life, ample performance and an improved camera, as well as microSD storage expansion and a raw Android operating system experience with some useful extras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Moto G
Source: Engadget English
This won't be a phone that you fall hard and fast for. It won't sweep you off your feet, nor will it dazzle you with a slew of whizbang features. That's just fine, though. Because none of that changes the fact that the Moto G is still one of the best budget smartphones you can buy today.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
85% Motorola Moto G (2014) Review
Source: Techspot English
The Motorola Moto G is an impressive update to its highly regarded predecessor, addressing several issues with the first generation model and improving a few bits of hardware. However, it’s still not the perfect entry-level phone people might have been expecting, with the new additions not stretching to every corner of the device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
100% Motorola Moto G (2014) review
Source: Gadget Show English
Once again, Motorola astounds us with a smartphone that’s such good value it’s not at all clear how the company can be making money from it. But hey, if Motorola wants to live off vapours, that’s fine by us: forget cheap Samsungs, Windows Phones or budget HTCs, if you’re not going to splash the cash on a top end iPhone, phablet or camera phone, this is the only handset on any platform worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Moto G (2014) review: The best smartphone under $200
Source: Greenbot English
Still, this is one of those inexpensive phones I wouldn't mind using on a day-to-day basis, even without the super high-resolution display or the Moto X's always-on capabilities. If you just need a smartphone to get the job done, the Moto G will do it for you, and it will do it right every time.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Moto G (2014) review: The best smartphone under $200
Source: PC World English
Still, this is one of those inexpensive phones I wouldn’t mind using on a day-to-day basis, even without the super high-resolution display or the Moto X’s always-on capabilities. If you just need a smartphone to get the job done, the Moto G will do it for you, and it will do it right every time.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Living with the Moto G (2014): How good can a budget phone be?
Source: Computerworld.com English
All in all, the second-gen Moto G is everything we loved about the original -- just pushed forward with some nice new tweaks and improvements. If you want the best possible smartphone experience, a phone of this caliber isn't going to be for you. But when it comes to the budget phone realm, it absolutely doesn't get any better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2014
Moto G (2014) review: The best deal for the most people
Source: Gizmag English
Motorola is a hugely underrated device maker in a world where Apple and Samsung grab the lion's share of attention. But that could soon change with the company's sale to China's Lenovo and its building momentum towards becoming a major player worldwide.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2014
90% The Moto G is dead! Long live the Moto G!
Source: Techradar English
The 2014 edition is another cracking budget phone from Motorola. More screen space and a much better camera are worthwhile upgrades. The design language has been maintained to a good level, and improved in some ways as well. The fact you've got the option of dual front-facing speakers is really nice, although you don't get the performance found in the HTC One M8 or the Sony Xperia Z3.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Moto G2 (2014) vs Moto E comparison review: New Moto G is worth the extra cash
Source: PC Advisor English
It's unsurprising that the Moto G2 is a better phone than the Moto E and we recommend spending the extra if you can afford it for the better screen, camera, processor, storage, battery life and stereo speakers. The one caveat is that neither phone supports 4G so look elsewhere (Moto G 4G, for example) if this is a must.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/22/2014
Motorola Moto G (2014) review: Baby steps
Source: GSM Arena English
Moto G (2014), like its predecessor, is easily among the most capable Android smartphones you can buy in its price range. The smartphone offers a well-designed, solidly crafted hardware package, topped with up-to-date OS, which is bound to receive updates in a timely fashion.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2014
100% New Motorola Moto G review – the best budget smartphone?
Source: Expert Reviews English
The new Moto G isn't just an amazing bargain. It's a sub-£150 phone that gives a surprising number of £200-plus mid-range handsets a real run for their money, and in most cases actually beats them hands down in terms of overall value. We didn't think it was possible to create a better phone than the original Moto G, but the latest version of Motorola's unstoppable handset rightly claims its crown as the new king of budget smartphones. It wins a Best Buy award.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
VIDEO: Motorola Moto G (5 inch) review - a great-value Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
It may not have 4G or a faster processor, but for many people these won’t matter at all. Performance is decent and you’ll easily get through a day before needing to recharge. We’ve even managed two days on a couple of occasions. All in all, this is a great-value Android phone.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/18/2014
Moto G vs Moto G2 (2014) comparison review: Best budget smartphone gets bigger but loses 4G
Source: PC Advisor English
The new Motorola Moto G (2014) has a larger screen, better cameras and front facing stereo speakers. Pretty much everything else remains the same so there are only a few upgrades here and the dual-SIM feature will be only useful to a handful of users. It's not a must have upgrade if you have the original Moto G and if you need 4G support then the Moto G2 doesn't offer it.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2014
90% Moto G 2 (2014) review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Yes, is the simple answer. The new Moto G still offers excellent value for money and while Motorola hasn't upgraded in every department, the changes it has made still make this phone head and shoulders above other sub-£150 smartphones. Take that money elsewhere and you will likely have to make compromises on elements like screen quality, performance and battery life. You don't do that with the Moto G. It might be a different story in 12 months time, but at the moment there are few phones that tick so many of the boxes.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) Review: Back in the Race
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
While not quite matching the raw performance of the Asus Zenfone 5, Motorola's latest effort is still a contender thanks to its features and software. The 16GB versions of both phones are priced at Rs. 12,999, but there's an 8GB Zenfone 5 option if you need to save a little money. For us, the choice ultimately comes down to whether you prefer Asus' Zen UI over stock Android KitKat (and soon, Android L). Xiaomi's Mi 3 (Review | Pictures) would have been a much bigger threat, but it isn't a true contender at the moment because it simply isn't available anymore.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
80% Review: Motorola Moto G 4G
Source: Gadgetguy English
It’s not the cheapest Motorola out there, but in terms of performance, the Moto G 4G ticks quite a few boxes, offering a great screen, fast 4G speeds, and impressive battery life. There’s some pretty solid competition between this and Kogan’s BenQ-powered Agora 4G, a device which has half an inch on the Moto G 4G, but if you like devices small-ish and want to move from the iPhone 3 or 4 to an Android with more bandwidth, this is one phone we’d check out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Motorola Moto G 2014 vs Moto G 2013
Source: Phone Arena English
Motorola has seemingly found success in the entry-level market, and it obviously shows with its Moto G smartphones. Before its introduction, owning a decent performing basic smartphone meant forking over $200 to pick up – so the feeling felt rewarding when we found out that the original model would bear an easy-to-pay price of $179.99. Of course, Motorola realized this advantage and has once again graced its new Moto G with the same, lovely price point.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2014
79% Auld lang syne
Source: Digital Trends English
The Moto G (2nd Gen) is a very good smartphone, but it is no longer the best in class. The competition it faces is much tougher than its predecessor and the Xiaomi Mi3 and Micromax Canvas Nitro both perform better than this device, while the Asus Zenfone 5 is another option to choose from. The only thing the new Moto G has over these devices is brand recognition. It does give good value for your money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 79%
80% Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone gets a 5in screen but loses 4G
Source: PC Advisor English
With a bigger screen, much better speakers and improved cameras, the new Moto G is a great budget smartphone. The lack of support for 4G will be a deal-breaker for some, though. It isn't without its rivals, but if you're specifically looking for a budget dual-SIM Android phone, it's a good choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Motorola Moto G (2014, Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
It's still surprising Motorola didn't include LTE in the new G, especially since it released an LTE model of the original G for only a $20 premium. Other options that have LTE include the Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G and the ZTE Nubia 5s Mini, but they're more expensive than the G. In that price range, though, the Nexus 5 is still a fantastic, inexpensive unlocked phone with a 5-inch screen, although it lacks a memory card slot. All told, the G is a lot of phone for the low $179.99 asking price, and is certainly worthy of consideration.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Motorola New Moto G (2014)
Source: Recombu English
If you skipped the rest of our lovely prose just to read our verdict on the Motorola New Moto G, then how very dare you. But it’s no big surprise that Motorola has once again smashed down its affordable rivals with a great-value mobile, which takes the brilliant original and packs in even more awesomeness.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Motorola Moto G 4G
Source: Gadgetspeak English
It is 13x6.5x.6cm and weights 144grams. Like a lot of recent phones that have passed my desk the first puzzle is how the back comes off. This is an updated version of the excellent ground breaking mobile offering launched last year by Motorola. A few of the missing items that people wanted included have been so what exactly does this updated phone have to offer?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
70% Motorola Moto G
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Motorola Moto G ($180 unlocked) offers budget specs for a budget price, but the experience doesn't feel cheap. The handset's comfy, customizable design has shades of the more premium Moto X ($99 on-contract), and games and movies played wonderfully on the phone's 5-inch, 1280 x 720 display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Moto G (2014) review: The same, but different
Source: IT Pro Portal English
Topping the original Moto G is a big ask – this was the handset that disrupted a notoriously competitive market and catapulted Motorola back under the global spotlight. However, the 2014 edition isn't so much a "topper" but a rather delicious "topping." The lack of 4G combined with the lack of processor nor screen resolution boost prevents it from reaching perfection, but the improved camera and screen size means it's a worthy upgrade on top of the success the first Moto G created.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Motorola Moto G Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Moto G is a simple, yet customizable designed phone that presents users with all of the core features of Android – without the redundancies of overbloated software features in tow. Therefore, if you’re looking to get something basic, preferably one that doesn’t require your signature on a contract, the Moto G is an option that you should check out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Moto G (2014) Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
As a budget smartphone, the Moto G (2014) rules…again. The build-quality, 5-inch display and interchangeable covers combined with the ridiculously affordable $179.99 unlocked price is the perfect recipe for success. I expect the Moto G (2014) to sell like hotcakes in emerging regions such as Asia and Latin America, and places where 4G LTE networks aren’t prevalent.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2014
90% Moto G review: Bigger screen, better camera, and SD expansion while still priced at just $180
Source: Zdnet.com English
The new Moto G offers up some nice improvements over last year’s model and I am pretty surprised they were able to still keep the price under $200. As long as people can accept the larger size, I think the Moto G will again be an extremely popular smartphone for the masses who don’t want to pay three to nearly five times this amount for a new iPhone 6 model.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the benchmark budget smartphone gets a 5in screen but loses 4G
Source: PC Advisor English
With a bigger screen, much better speakers and improved cameras, the new Moto G is a great budget smartphone. However, the lack of 4G, no processor upgrade nor a boost in screen resolution means it's arguably not as good value as the original Moto G was when it launched. That's also because the new Moto G has considerably tougher competition to deal with. There are cheaper options if your budget won't stretch this far, but if you're specifically looking for a budget dual-SIM Android phone, it's a good choice. If you absolutely need 4G, then the revised first-generation Moto G is still a worthy contender.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Motorola Moto G (2014) hands on review
Source: Stuff TV English
All in all, the new Moto G isn't exactly an improvement in every way over last year's smartphone. The new camera is the most exciting addition, followed by the microSD slot for up to 32GB of expandable memory which we've already seen on the Moto G 4G. But the bigger screen loses some pixel density and might impact on battery life. Either way, the 5in Moto G will no doubt still be fantastic bang for buck like the two smaller budget Motos. Just don't expect the 4.5in G to go anywhere for now.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2014
Motorola Moto G (2014) review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
Motorola has again impressed with its affordable option and even though we would have liked to have seen a few more of the Moto X features trickle down to the G, the larger screen, beefed up snapper and quad-core processor make up for it. If only it had 4G.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2014
Motorola Moto G (2nd Generation), First Take: Bigger and better, but still affordable
Source: Zdnet.com English
As far as the new Moto G is concerned, so long as the battery life checks out, we see no reason why it shouldn't continue the success of its predecessor — although there is now more competition in the affordable smartphone space than there was a year ago.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2014
62% Eine Nummer größer
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 62% features: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
88% Größer, aber nicht besser
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 89% mobility: 89%
3% Motorola Moto G 2 im Test: Das unempfindliche Dual-SIM-Smartphone
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 3% price: 92% workmanship: 96% emissions: 90%
96% Motorola Moto G
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96%
96% Motorola Moto G (LTE)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% emissions: 93%
85% Das beste Smartphone bis 250€
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 100% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Motorola Moto G (LTE)
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Motorola Moto X 2014

Specifications

Motorola Moto X 2014Notebook: Motorola Moto X 2014
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 549 euro
Links: Motorola homepage
 Moto X 2014 (Model)

Average Score: 86.79% - good
Average of 24 scores (from 48 reviews)

 

88% Motorola Moto X (2014) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Always an open ear. Motorola treats its flagship to an upgrade while maintaining the tried virtues. Speech control has been advanced even further. Besides that, a strong Snapdragon 801 and a 13 MP camera have been installed. The smartphone can be personalized over the Moto maker and even allows using exclusive materials like real wood and leather.
PHONDLESLAB-ULOUS: Motorola Moto X Android phablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
Still, in terms of design, build quality, usability and ergonomics, the new X is up with the very best. And to be fair the price reflects the less than cutting edge internals. The absence of a microSD card slot will be a deal breaker for some, the merely average run time from a full battery charge the same for others. But for £420 I still think the Moto X is a rather impressive lump. And being a Motorola, even Lenovo-owned Motorola, you should get new versions of Android sooner rather than later.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2014
Motorola Moto X (2014) review: solid, but lots missing
Source: Androidbeat English
Look, I don’t dislike the Moto X 2014 – it’s ubiquitous in many ways, and certainly potentially useful if you drive a lot – and have a quiet car – or if there’s some other reason why you can’t always touch your phone. And it’s well sculpted in metal, here in vanilla form or available through the customising Moto Maker service in some countries. A decent upgrade for many people across the board, arguably. But it also doesn’t leap out as a standout device that many Android enthusiasts reading this might make a beeline for.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2014
70% Motorola Moto X (2014) Review: Packs-In Power, But Lacks Elegance
Source: Techtree.com English
The Moto X is powerful handset with an excellent screen. So if you are into gaming, go for this handset. However, priced at Rs 33,000, the phone doesn't feel premium. The battery performance is underwhelming. If you have any love for camera, stay away from the Moto X. In this price-range, the HTC One (E8) also has its share of drawbacks, but given a choice I'll rather pick it over the Moto X (2014).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
87% Moto X (2nd Generation) review: Improved specs and useful extras, but short on storage options
Source: Zdnet.com English
The 2014 Moto X is nicely designed and solidly built, has a great 5.2-inch AMOLED screen, performs superbly, and delivers a range of useful Moto 'experiences' on top of an otherwise uncluttered Android OS. Limited internal storage capacity and lack of MicroSD expansion are our main concerns.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
Moto X vs. Droid Turbo: Which one's right for you?
Source: Computerworld.com English
It all comes down to your own priorities and what tradeoffs you're willing to make to get them. Think of it like this: The Droid Turbo is a specialty phone for folks who need extreme stamina and/or an extra-rugged device -- and are willing to sacrifice things like sleekness and design in exchange for those qualities. The Moto X is the more mainstream phone that strikes a balance to provide the best all-around experience for most people.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2014
Moto X
Source: Hot Hardware English
If you’re shopping for a high-end Android phone, chances are you’re considering models from Samsung, HTC, and LG. After having some hands-on time with the Moto X, we strongly encourage you to add this phone to your list of options. Not only does the Moto X have a great look and feel, but it also comes with a few features you won’t find elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2014
80% Motorola Moto X (2014) review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Motorola Moto X is a phone of hits and misses. It’s tough to ascribe a score to, as these wins and fails affect very important parts of the phone. Despite offering great general performance and some very intuitive elements, some screen, camera and battery-life issues mean the Moto X isn’t quite up there with the very best flagship Androids.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Motorola Moto X (second gen) review: A worthy successor to the original Moto X
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The second generation Moto X comes with upgrades not just in terms of build quality, but also the system-on-chip powering the device. In terms of performance, the Moto X is at par with most of the flagship phones out there such as LG G3, Sony Xperia Z3 and so on. It comes with a good display and the call quality is impressive. Additional software features are definitely a value add. Battery life is decent enough, though not better than the Sony Xperia Z3 which gives almost two days on regular usage, if you activate the battery saver mode. Camera comes with its set of flaws, but it is good enough for sharing photos online. All in all, the Moto X(2nd gen) is a good overall package and it is confirmed to get the Lollipop 5.0 update whenever its out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2014
Moto X (2014) Review
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
There are ups and downs, here, but the 2014 Moto X is definitely worth looking at for your next smartphone purchase, especially with it's $450-or-so price tag. Customizable, efficient with Android, and sporting a respectable camera, the Moto X is the Toyota Camry of smartphones. You’ll get everything you want, but likely won’t miss the bells and whistles you don’t have.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2014
90% Motorola Moto X (2014) review: An uncluttered Android marvel
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Motorola Moto X is an appealing proposition. It offers great value for money as a flagship handset and even if you opt to customise with a leather or other finish using Moto Maker, you'll still be getting something more affordable than rivals - and something personal to you. Overall, if you're looking for "the next Nexus 5" or are falling out of love with the likes of Samsung's cartoony TouchWiz and other manufacturers' heavy Android re-skins, then the Moto X could be the flagship phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% New Motorola Moto X (2014) Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
But then there’s the not-so-great battery life and the camera that fall behind the competition, not to mention the lack of a memory card slot, which makes us lean more towards premium rivals such as the Xperia Z3 and the LG G3. Plus, with the new Nexus 6 on the horizon, there’s going to be some seriously good tech hitting the market offering a similar vanilla Android experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Motorola Moto X (2014) review
Source: Gadget Show English
Along with the Moto G, Motorola has made its best phone yet, pairing up flagship looks with slick software that actually helps, starting at a reasonable £419.99 for the base 16GB model. Finally, Motorola's made a phone that's truly deserving of its incredibly smart apps, and it can take on the rest of this year's flagship pack with ease.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Motorola Moto X (2014) 2nd Gen review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Not only is it by far one of the smartest and most user-friendly phones we've tested this year, but it's also one of the most beautifully designed and desirable handsets we've ever seen. It may not be able to last quite as long as either the Galaxy S5 or the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, but we think its clever, useful apps more than make up for any deficiency in battery life. Moreover, at £420 SIM-free or around £26.50-per-month on contract, it's also roughly the same price as many of the older flagship smartphones released earlier this year. This makes it fantastic value, so it wins a Best Buy award.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Motorola Moto X review: the 2014 flagship Android smartphone you can personalise
Source: PC Advisor English
The standard, non-customised Moto X is a desirable smartphone, but it's a little overpriced especially if you compare it with the Nexus 5. So Google's phone may lack the premium build quality and hi-res camera, but in most other respects it's a match for the Motorola at a significantly lower price. What makes the new Moto X really attractive is Moto Maker, as it's unlikely anyone else will choose your combination of customisations. (But it may also make it harder to resell when it's time to upgrade.) It's just a shame that Motorola decided not to add a microSD slot: there's no such thing as too much storage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Motorola Moto X 2013 vs second-generation, new Moto X 2014 comparison: The 2014 Moto X is better, but how much better? (This much.)
Source: PC Advisor English
So the second-generation Moto X is categorically better than its predecessor. Significantly so. It has a much more powerful spec, and the display is what we hoped we'd see on the 2013 version. The camera is now worth your consideration, and it is a thin and light smartphone. We liked the original Moto X, but the 2014 flavour is definitely worth the upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2014
86% A true flagship Android phone
Source: Digital Trends English
In its new avataar, the Motorola Moto X is finally a true flagship, both on paper and in real world performance. It's very good value for money, but many may be put off by its weaknesses. The bad camera and limited storage may very well affect its sales. The phone is every bit the performer in all other respects though.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% Motorola Moto X (Gen 2) Review: Stepping Up to a Bigger Game
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Meanwhile, those who do want the new Moto X will have to deal with not being able to choose their own colours, textures and materials. They'll also have to consider carefully whether they can live with only 16GB of storage space. If these hurdles can be surmounted, the Moto X (Gen 2) looks like a pretty good deal. It doesn't quite kill the appeal of flagship phones in the neighbourhood of Rs. 50,000, but some models such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 (Review | Pictures) are currently available for around Rs. 37,500. Given the relatively small price difference, you might choose to go with the S5 for its features and camera, or the Moto X to save some money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Moto X (2014) review: There is no justice in the world
Source: Gizmag English
In conclusion, the Moto X should be considered alongside the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 as one of the top smartphone options available today. And I haven't even mentioned the fact that it pairs nicely with the best smartwatch around, the Moto 360, or the upcoming Moto Hint smart Bluetooth earbud that we're still waiting to try out.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Moto X: Smartphone Face-Off
Source: Tom's Guide English
With a more stylish — and far more customizable — design, better performance, more-useful features and a lower price, the Moto X just edges out the Samsung Galaxy S5 in this nine-round competition. The S5 kept things competitive, though, winning many crucial rounds, including display, interface, camera and battery life. So, regardless of which phone you choose, you'll end up a winner.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2014
Motorola Moto X 2014 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
There’s a reason why the Samsung Galaxy S5 continues to be a noteworthy smartphone, despite the fact that it’s been out for some time now. Frankly, it just works in being a high performing smartphone – one that’s usually a top finisher in key categories. From its superior battery life, sharp camera quality, and its rich set of software features, the Galaxy S5 is without a doubt a few steps ahead of the Moto X.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2014
Apple iPhone 6 vs Motorola Moto X 2014
Source: Phone Arena English
Apple doesn’t have to do a lot of fighting in the space, just because its iPhones continue to be at the top of the charts. Month after month, smartphone after smartphone, it simply has the rounded appeal and performance to be a choice winner amongst consumers. Considering all things, it makes plenty of sense why the iPhone 6 is already finding itself in a similar position of being king of the hill in the smartphone space. Heck, if we’re to objectively tally its performance in all key categories, there’s absolutely a lot more going for the iPhone 6.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2014
90% Moto's pure Android smartphone gets bigger and better
Source: Techradar English
Don't think that just because the Moto X 2014 name didn't get much of a change that the phone is just a basic specs bump. Motorola's new flagship smartphone proves that the reinvented company is listening to customer feedback with a bigger screen and aluminum metal frame, all for a price that's better than its competition. It only half-listened the requests for a superior camera and didn't pay attention to anyone plea for a micro SD slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Moto X Review (2nd Generation)
Source: Droid-Life English
Is the new Moto X the best Android phone of 2014? That depends on what you need from a phone. If you want the best feeling phone of any 2014 flagship, one that can be customized to your liking, that still sports a 1080p display and powerful Snapdragon 801 processor, receives updates to new versions of Android faster than any other phone outside of a Nexus, and performs flawlessly through stock Android while managing to perform tasks no other Android phone is capable of thanks to a Moto suite of apps, then yes, it might be the best Android phone of the year.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2014
Moto X (2014) deep-dive review: Android done right
Source: Computerworld.com English
With its new Moto X, Motorola has shown again that it knows how to do Android right. The phone has a distinctive and customizable design with the option of interesting materials like leather and wood. It has an outstanding display, superb performance and a fast and easy-to-use camera that's capable of capturing great-looking photos.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2014
89% Motorola Moto X (2014) review: the modest Moto goes mainstream
Source: Pocketnow English
As the mainstream reboot of a niche product, the 2014 Moto X does what it needs to do. Like Star Trek 2009, it sacrifices some of the principles of its forerunner in its quest for greater mass appeal. The new phone’s bigger screen makes its casing more cumbersome, its battery less potent. Its quest to stand out from the pack has led to an aesthetic that cries out to be noticed, at the cost of some subtlety.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 85% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Moto X review: Say hello to the best Android phone in the world
Source: BGR English
The hardware is beautiful, with a curved back that fits perfectly in hands both small and large. It feels great to hold; the phone is 9.9mm thick directly in the center, but as thin as just 3.8mm in certain areas thanks to the convex design. The second-generation Moto X won’t be the best phone for everyone but all things considered, it hits all the right notes and is a clear leader among currently available Android smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2014
Motorola Moto X 2014 vs Moto X 2013
Source: Phone Arena English
Almost everything about the new Moto X is improved over its predecessor, not solely for its specs, but for its overall performance. From call quality, design, and its camera performance, the new Moto X bears all of the incremental improvements to earn the rigid qualities of a true successor. The only thing that most people will face when deciding between the two is their size – where we feel that the old Moto X has the perfect one for comfort and usability.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2014
Moto X (2014) Review: Finally, a true Motorola flagship
Source: Slashgear English
It's hard not to be impressed with the new Moto X. Its predecessor built a solid reputation among those "in the know" for its clean Android build and useful features, but its plastic casing and underwhelming display left it overshadowed on store shelves by rival devices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2014
90% The new Moto X review: Finally a flagship phone worthy of a Motorola comeback
Source: Greenbot English
It’s no secret that Motorola has fallen far from those lofty days when everyone had a StarTAC or Razr in their pocket. It has taken the company quite awhile to really figure out the smartphone market. Last year's Moto X wanted to be considered a flagship phone, but it had “one step down” hardware that simply felt like a compromise compared to the HTC One (M7) or Galaxy S4.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Motorola Moto X (2014) review: Have it your way
Source: GSM Arena English
We were pleased with the hardware of the new Moto X and its overall performance. Unlike last year's iteration that left us asking for more screen real estate and chipset oomph, the setup of this year's model will surely appeal to even the most demanding Android users. The camera isn't too shabby either - 4K video capture and easy launch gesture make capturing memories in quality manner easy even for those who are not particularly crazy about tech.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2014
90% The new Moto X review: Finally a flagship phone worthy of a Motorola comeback
Source: PC World English
It’s a shame the camera is only average, because that’s really the only thing holding this back from being the hands-down best Android phone of the year. If you can get by with a phone that doesn’t have the best possible camera, the new Moto X should be on your short list. If this is what Motorola is capable of, I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Motorola Moto X
Source: Laptop Mag English
The original Moto X was an underrated smartphone, but shoppers should not miss the sequel. For $99, the Moto X offers a slick, highly customizable design; blazing performance; and time-saving voice assistance. I also love the rich 1080p display, though it could be brighter. People looking for longer battery life may want to check out the HTC One M8 or the Samsung Galaxy S5, while shutterbugs should snag an iPhone 5s or iPhone 6.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
95% Moto X (2014) review: Bigger display, metal frame, and fabulous Motorola experiences make it the best Android
Source: Zdnet.com English
I understand that updates are natural for device evolution, but still find the original Moto X to have an extremely compelling form factor. I would like to have seen a better camera and improved battery life, but Moto took it a bit further with a larger display and improved internal specs. Thankfully they also enhanced the end-user experience and even added another choice for customization.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
88% Motorola Moto X Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Through all of the trials and tribulations, Motorola has somehow managed to stay afloat in this volatile industry. That’s particularly surprising because even though the original Moto X was acclaimed and well-received by many in the industry, it failed to spark a sizable interest over competing handsets from Samsung, HTC, and LG.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
Moto X (2014) Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
This year has been a great year for premium Android smartphones. There is the HTC One (M8), the LG G3, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The Moto X (2014) is easily part of the group, too. Motorola’s flagship is no longer a “mid-range” device. Its metal frame is gorgeous, its 5.2-inch 1080p display is large and sharp enough to rumble with any other 5 to 5.5″ display, the 13-megapixel camera brings significantly improved photos, and the performance is finally on-par with top-tier devices in its class.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2014
Hands on: The first things you notice about the new Moto X
Source: Computerworld.com English
One of the things that set the original Moto X apart was the fact that it didn't fall into the all-too-common trap of assuming bigger must be better. Some people prefer large screens, and that's fine -- but a lot of folks want a phone that's actually comfortable to hold and carry. And with its 4.7-in. screen and relatively compact footprint, the original Moto X was the first device in a long time to offer a truly ergonomic form in a compelling overall package.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/08/2014
90% Motorola Moto X (2014, AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
The Moto X is extremely quick to snap photos, even inside. Outdoor pictures looked sharp with both cameras, albeit with slightly muted colors, and 1080p video looked smooth and appropriately stabilized. But overall indoor performance in lower light was less impressive in my tests; the Moto X struggled to lock focus and took a number of blurry shots. The same goes for the front-facing camera; the 2-megapixel sensor doesn't have the power of the 5-megapixel HTC One M8's, and in low light indoors, animation on the display fell to under two frames per second. The iPhone 5s fared much better, and locked focus on 100 percent of the same shots.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Motorola Moto X (Gen 2): An Impressive Upgrade
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Moto X (Gen 2) is expected to go on sale by the end of this month. The company did announce the US pricing of the device which is $499.99 (roughly Rs. 30,200) for an unlocked unit. We will have to wait for the Indian price to be announced by Motorola before commenting on whether or not it offers good value for money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2014
Motorola Moto X (2014) hands on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Chances are we'll hope for a longer battery life when we get a review unit to test. And the camera, too, could prove to be outsnapped. But with a relatively affordable £420 pricetag, Motorola's launched a voicetastic, sensorific smartphone that could ensnare Android purists looking for a device with a few advantages over a Nexus 5. Stay put for a Stuff.tv review before the end of September release date in the UK.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2014
Motorola Moto X (2014) review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
While we only had a short time with the new Moto X it’s clear the Motorola has improved the device in almost every area. The screen is bigger and sharper, yet the size of the device is not sacrificed and the nifty display tech from the first phone is still around. Hardware refinements have added that premium feel and if the claims of strong battery are in fact true, this could be one of the top Android devices out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2014
Schön aber nicht makellos
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2014
Flinkes Android-Smartphone hört aufs Wort
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2014
92% Viel Leistung und cooles Design
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 85%
75% Das Nexus 6 Mini?
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
93% Hello again, Moto
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 60% mobility: 89%
82% Nexus 6-Ableger ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
96% Motorola Moto X
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% emissions: 95%
90% Moto X (2. Gen) im Test: 2014er Smartphone mit Design zum Selbstgestalten
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90% emissions: 87%

 

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Motorola: The 1928 founded company was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility Inc. focusses on mobile phones and started with a first Motorola tablet computer.


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

Qualcomm Adreno 302: Integrated graphics card in some Snapdragon 200 SoCs with 6 shaders clocked at 400 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S4 Pro MSM8960DT: Mid-end dual core SoC (Krait cores) including an Adreno 320 GPU.

400 MSM8226: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core with up to 1.2 GHz and manufactured in 28nm

200 8210:

ARM Cortex-A7 dual core with a max of 1.2 GHz clock rate

801 MSM8974AC:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.13 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.15 kg:


83.76%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» HTC Desire EYE
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
» Sony Xperia Z2
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
» LG G2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Devices with the same GPU

» HTC One M8 Eye
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» BlackBerry Passport
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 4.5", 0.196 kg
» Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 4.6", 0.129 kg
» Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 8.0", 0.271 kg
» HTC One M8 For Windows
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
unknown, 5.1", 0.16 kg
» ZTE Grand S Pro
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Amazon Fire
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.7", 0.16 kg
» HTC One E8
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.17 kg
» Asus PadFone X
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 9.0", 0.514 kg
» LG G3
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.5", 0.149 kg
» Nokia Lumia 930
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.145 kg
» HTC One M8
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB, 10.1", 0.425 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.4", 0.331 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg
» LG Optimus G Pro 2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.9", 0.17 kg
» Nokia Lumia Icon
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1s
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» LG G Flex
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.176 kg
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