Motorola Moto Series

Motorola Moto G2Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 302, Qualcomm Adreno 305, Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 4.3 inch, 4.5 inch, 4.7 inch, 5.0 inch
Weight: 0.13kg, 0.142kg, 0.143kg, 0.15kg
Price: 119, 169, 200, 349 euro
Average Score: 83.47% - good
Average of 85 scores (from 135 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 75%, features: 70%, display: 81%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 94%

 

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 40 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?
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 57 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.
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: 78.4% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 36 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.
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
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: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%
New Motorola Moto G hands-on: Ain't nothing but a G thang, baby
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Moto G is a noticeable improvement over the original Moto G, but positioned in such a way that current Moto G customers probably won't need to upgrade unless they really want the bigger screen or the dual SIM support. The Moto G will continue to dominate and most likely be as successful as the original. We just can't help feeling that screen is a little bigger than it needs to be. But at only £10 more than the original G, it shows that Motorola is keen to give you plenty for your money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2014

 

Comment

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.

» 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


» 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:


83.47%: 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.

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

» Nokia Lumia 830
unknown
» BlackBerry Z3
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
» Archos 50 Helium 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
» Huawei Ascend G740
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» ZTE Grand S Flex
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930

Devices with the same GPU

» Nokia Lumia 735
unknown, 4.7", 0.134 kg
» Sony Xperia E3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.5", 0.144 kg
» HTC Desire 510
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.7", 0.158 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.15 kg
» HTC One Remix
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Sony Xperia T3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.148 kg
» LG G Pad 7.0
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 7.0", 0.293 kg
» Sony Xperia M2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.149 kg
» Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.115 kg
» HTC Desire 816
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.5", 0.165 kg
» HTC Desire 610
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.143 kg
» LG Lucid 3 VS8760
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.124 kg
» HTC One Mini 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual
unknown, 6", 0.172 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 10.1", 0.487 kg
» Nokia Lumia 635
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Nokia Lumia 630
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.134 kg
» LG L90
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.124 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.3", 0.163 kg
» Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Snapdragon 400 APQ8028, 10.1", 0.62 kg
» LG G2 Mini
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.125 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1320
Snapdragon 400 8930AB, 6.0", 0.22 kg
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