Lovely phone. Withstands a good measure of abuse and use (falling, bashing, getting wet in the rain, being used for four years). Sadly died to a soft brick after being a trusty companion for such a long time.
Bought this phone in February 2014 and it's still working! Can't count the times it dropped but thanks to the screen glass protection it doesn't break. Never before I had a phone for so much time without failing. Oldie but a Goldie :)
I really had an appeal for 8GB storage back in 2014 (I'm so much different now though, don't worry)
Had this phone since Sept 2014. I've dropped it a hundred times, still works like new! only put on a silicone back cover but apart from that no special protection given of any sort and the phone lasted! Sadly had to upgrade to Moto G5s Plus. But Moto 1st gen is one phone I wont forget! All Hail Moto!
That is harsh. Owned since release five years ago and when I checked a couple of years ago it was comparable to phones twice the price. Anyway, works great, no need to change it just yet!
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2018100% True. I am owing this device from December 2013 and it still works like new. Screen is al... moreI also have this phone since January of 2014. I just changed the battery...No problem with the apps i use... Hail Moto !!!!
TuckingFypo, 01 Sep 2018the clickiest buttons i have ever came across in any device....the buttons are still more clic... more100% True. I am owing this device from December 2013 and it still works like new. Screen is also in perfect condition because I have bought 3.99$ 3x plastic screen protectors together with the phone. Extremely durable device. Good job Google, Motorola !
I don't know what Motorola or Lenovo whatever is doing.... From that last 2 and half years ownership of G3 I don't get an android 7 update ... Learn something from redmi even they give split screen update on redmi note 3 .... The give regular updates on their device...shame on you people ( Lenovo)...
deva.noah, 02 Jul 2018I am using this phone for 4 years and I dropped many time but it's works like a charm and not ... morethe clickiest buttons i have ever came across in any device....the buttons are still more clicky than any other phone out there..great hardware was used in making this smartphone....
I am using this phone for 4 years and I dropped many time but it's works like a charm and not go for service even one time.
I've rooted it and flashed many custom ROMs. Currently, I'm using Pixel Experience ROM (based Oreo 8.1) it is butter smooth.
PS: I have one problem that is nowadays the battery drains too quickly. I have planned to replace battery, I searched lot but can't find good one. can anyone suggest me a good battery.
I am using this Phone since last 4 years and working very nice, again once I dropped the phone in Rainy season and after that also it has been working nice with out any repair or maintenance... Best phone.. I loved it...
I have been using this phone since 4 years... Paisa vasool ... totally worth it... after 3 years it became slow due to my overloaded apps.. then i reset my phone .. boom, it resetted like a new baby born phone... now became faster .. conclusion - best phone i ever had in my life..!!! don't think just buy it if you are looking for old phones.. thank you..!!!
I drop my phone accidentally and the screen went blank, I go to repairing centre they say something is wrong with the screen but it's not possible to repair it in Pakistan.
I have purchased Moto e 5. After some days this mob is getting automatically screen blank off. Removing sim for 4-5 hrs and again inserting it and switching on it become normal. It also take too long time to switch on. It happens very frequently. I lost my bills and warranty card. But I remember one year is not over. It was purchased on line.
Someone has stolen my Motorola moto G phone and used it to change my email password. How do I disable or crush the phone to deny them access to my mail box?
PA, 06 Feb 2018I have had this cellphone for ~2 years. Now, it opens programs without my instruction, must b... moreYour problem could fixed by installing lineage OS. I have done so, gotten rid of annoying ads and upgraded to nougat.
I bought my Motorola Moto G (1st Generation) back in summer 2014 while on holiday in Canada and it has been brilliant under constant daily use for everything, calls, internet, video calls, photos, voice recording etc.
BUT - Lesson learned: buy your phone where you live: I have had big problems with the Bluetooth on this phone, I think because it was a version for use in Canada, and I live in UK.
Fortunately I bought a rubber case for it which is probably why it has survived a lot of abuse including being dropped on hard ground a few times.
Now, nearly 4 years on, the OS (Android 5.1- the last available upgrade for this phone) still handles apps, and the only slight negative is that the battery is now not as amazingly good as it once was, but still gives good standby and talk time.
I have had this cellphone for ~2 years.
Now, it opens programs without my instruction, must be running in the background. It also screws up the numbers associated with the names assigned.
This cellphone has not been mishandled. Dropped from waist height 2-3 times.
Am now looking at a cheaper (~$400 with trade-in) iPhone. They seem to have a better reputation at a greater expense.
Can not decide if this device is worth cost of service.
Moto g was among the highest rated phones when I made the decision to purchase; previous LG phone was not satisfactory.