Motorola Moto G14
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, fixed focus
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Motorola Moto G14
Motorola offers four color variants for this year's entry-level model of the Moto G series. The Moto G14 is light, handy, and has a lot of fast memory for its price range. We take a closer look at the entry-level phone in our review.
Realistically, the Motorola G14 is for someone who absolutely needs change from $250 when buying a budget Android phone which still does the job. Its most likely market is pre-teens and pensioners, as even tech-savvy teenagers may end up hitting its performance limitations. To be fair, it makes compromises in all the right places to hit the sweet spot in this price range. If your budget will stretch a little further there are other options from Motorola and a few other Android handset makers worthy of your attention. If not, the Motorola G14 might hit the spot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% performance: 75% workmanship: 85%
The Moto G14 is a handset that is ideal for light tasks. The phone offers decent camera quality, clean software, and good battery backup. However, the phone does struggle when it comes to demanding tasks. Having said that, as a budget phone that is a touch shy of the Rs 10,000 mark, the phone presents itself as a good multimedia companion with long battery backup.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2023
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 65% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Techno Senior PL→EN
Positive: Waterproof; affordable price; nice performance; decent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2023
Source: Unite4buy PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice selfie camera; decent hardware; nice performance; large battery capacity; good display. Negative: Slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2023
The latest to join the Motorola family is none other than the Motorola Moto G14. As far as its design is concerned, the smartphone comes in either a matte-glossy back in blue or gray, or a pastel-brown or pastel-purple version with a synthetic leather back. As for the light brown variant, the frame's color matches the vegan leather on the back exactly, and the material transitions are very clean too. It is worth mentioning that The Moto G14 really captivates the heart in terms of weight. At only 177 grams, it is considerably lighter and also a bit more compact than many comparison devices in similar price range. Despite that, it still offers quite narrow display edges, resulting in a lot of available screen space. While Motorola has described the chassis as water-repellent, it is definitely not advisable to go diving with the phone. In terms of its display, the phone has been equipped with a 6.50 inch display with 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution. All thanks to its Widevine L1 certification, streaming videos can be enjoyed by users in full quality. In addition, the Moto G14 also tends to outperform its rivals in terms of maximum screen brightness, and thus also does better in bright environments. However, it is unavoidable that the contrast ratio tends to drop due to the moderate black level, so colours are not displayed as brightly.
Talking about the performance of the device, this model has been equipped with the UNISOC T616 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Well, the Unisoc T616 tend to be a popular SoC for inexpensive devices, which performs quite well. While one might not be able to expect high-end power, this is usually sufficient for smooth operation in everyday use with less demanding tasks like messaging. As for the camera, a 50-megapixel main camera located on the back of the phone. Since most of the time the main camera will probably be used for capturing photos, it is worth noting that it does take decent pictures in good ambient light. However, it lacks a bit of sharpness and the structure of the lens glass is also visible when looking closer. But, still the pictures can be used for snapshots. Furthermore, videos can be recorded in a maximum of 1080p and 30 fps and the brightness correction also does its job quite well. Apart from that, there is also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera which takes somewhat dark selfies in good light. It hardly offer any dynamics, but can be enlarged a bit without losing too many details. In a nutshell, it is definitely a great phone to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the user.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
ARM Mali-G57 MP1: Integrated mid range graphics card with 1 clusters. Based on the Valhall architecture.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
T616: Entry level octa core SoC with two fast ARM Cortex A75 cores at up to 2 GHz and six power efficient ARM Cortex A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz. The SoC furthermore includes a LTE modem (TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TDSCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA, GSM), an ARM Mali G52MP2 GPU and a tri core ISP. The chip is manufactured at TSMC in 12nm FinFET.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Motorola: Founded in 1928, the US-based company mainly focuses on communication technology such as smartphones. The original company Motorola Inc was split up in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone division and was taken over by Google in 2012 and Lenovo in 2014.
The company is known for its cell phones and other electronic devices such as smartwatches, tablets and accessories. Motorola was one of the first companies to produce cell phones, and in recent years has also innovated in the areas of 5G technology and modular smartphones (Moto Mods). Motorola is also active in public safety and professional communications, providing solutions for government agencies, businesses and other organizations. The company has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide.
77.03%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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