I've had this phone for just over a year and a half, and it's probably one of the best phones I could have gotten for my lifestyle. Constantly moving, bumping, occasionally dropping. The screen and phone itself has taken quite a beating, but hasn't cracked or physically broken in any way. It's small and light, and for the first year it was very fast. The lack of memory on the phone was rather annoying, since there was no SD card slot.
I got the Lollipop update way after every other Android phone, but it still ran just fine without it. It started to get slower and freeze after the first year. It heats up pretty quickly if you're not in air conditioning, and since I live in the south, that can cause problems.
The front camera is very low quality, and not good for selfies (but never took any anyways). The rear facing camera also isn't that great, but much better than most phones from 2013. The speaker is fantastic on it, and I can blast music when I don't have my real speakers with me. I was worried about the charging port breaking, as that is how a lot of good phones break, but there still aren't any issues with it. The actual body of it is strong and flexible.
The way this phone met its end is the SIM card slot no longer recognizing the SIM in it. I tried everything. Off and on, taking it out and putting it back in, the whole thing. My carrier (AT&T) said that they sent a signal to my SIM and got no response, meaning my fears were confirmed: my beloved Moto G 1st gen was busted. I'm getting the Moto G4, and I hope it's a better, faster version of this one.
All in all, very very happy with this phone. Motorola did a great job. Would reccomend, if we were still in 2013.
My wife and I love ours. Got them as soon as released. Considering getting the g4 but ours are both still working perfectly.
Solid phone..... In 2014...... Now is out of date and any updated software is slow and it heats up real bad. Had it crash many times from texting....
sgj, 03 Jul 2016I didn't set up a password but now am locked out. When I swipe to open the screen the emergen... moreyou will have to hardrest it directly .. you will lose your data (btw if you go to a mobile shop they will also reset it they will tell you that you will loose your data which is stored in local drive .. and they chare Rs550 to do it) i prefet you do it on your own By watching this video its Verry easy
(just copy it if it doesnt open)
Not reliable. After 1 year I got fedup with this set . Now the board is not working .
Ajay Shetty, 30 Jun 2016I bought Moto G sometimes back. Earlier had Samsung. One draw back i find compared to Samsun... moreNow things have changed, dude. With the lollipop the things you mentioned is just a touch away. Such shotrcuts are all put in notification bar. Seamless and easy to use. I've been using this device for almost two years (on 24th july it'll be two years) and believe me it's the most fluent device among the ones that I used before. It's not even affected by water for the long term. Hard and strong like a rock.
Anonymous, 30 May 2016I am seeing on Amazon it comes with an SD Card slot. Pls confirmYes. The 4g version has an SD card slot.
I'm using it now with 16gb SD card!!
Had this phone for almost 3 years. If it wasn't for the failing battery, I'd have no issue with it. Cheaply priced, and powerful for what it is, highly recommend; The newer Gen versions must be even better.
ThuckingFypo, 04 Jul 2016Yes brohow is it working is it stable?
I didn't set up a password but now am locked out. When I swipe to open the screen the emergency phone number message comes up. Pulled the sin and powered off. Any suggestions? Thx
ThuckingFypo, 20 Jun 2016Do a factory data reset.....and probably its time to buy a new smartphone..loldid you install cm13 ??
I have received, from Telus, a Motorola Moto G cel-phone, I need instruction information to be able to use this device properly, I have not received any with the phone. Thank you.
I bought Moto G sometimes back.
Earlier had Samsung.
One draw back i find compared to Samsung is that Samsung operation is more friendly.
For example to put on and off in Data,Blue tooth,it is only one step process in Samsung.
Where as in MotoG it is too many step process.You first go to Settings,then go to data,then put it off.this is much faster in Samsung .
romeel, 29 May 2016Twist the cable wire along the cell then it charges definatelylol
I'm not able to use google maps.. i tried uninstalling and reinstalling.. now its not installing maps need help....