I have had this phone for over 3 years and it's still pretty great. Dropped it and broke the screen, put plastic wrap over it and it works just as well as it did in the beginning. It can't run intense games without getting warm, but for everything else it gets the job done and I'm pretty happy with it. The small storage is a bit of a pain, though. The OS takes up 2GB, leaving me with 6GB which runs out quickly - a problem if you like to take lots of photos.
I am using this phone even today and it's working fine....just 1 GB makes HD gaming difficult and also less batter life.....but still working condition.
I have this phone even now. The phone was usable when I purchased it but after android 6.0 firmware update it became slow and buggy, and after that it was very frustrating to use it as a daily driver.
The problem was android 6.0 was never a stable update on any smartphone so very early in its lifetime Google released a more stable android 6.0.1 or 6.0.3 update but even after months of delay when Motorola released android marshmallow update for Moto G2 they choose inferior and buggy 6.0 update only to cripple the phone so we might buy new phones, that was the game plan of every smartphone manufacturer in those days. Secondly it was a forced update which you couldn't deny.
After these kind of business tactics I decided against any future purchase of Motorola smartphones. They could have released stable update and retain their future customers and been a relevant smartphone manufacturing company.
Best phone at that time. Happily used four years. Best camera and battery performance.
I am not logged in but, telling of my 4 year experience with the Moto G 2nd cell phone and the reasoning behind abandoning this inherently faulted device. It maybe be taken down and called trolling. The choice of purchase by me of this device and interactions spans many chosen alignances by Moto g 2nd gen has been trouble from the start and successively faulty from the setup with the cell service provider via AARP/ The failed (1ST)phone and lack of support from the manufacturer to educate was poor at best.The (2ND) phone has proven to follow the same pattern with both me, AARP/Consumer Cellular improper/faulty sim cards,etc. I have purchased multiple recommended accessories for the device to better enhance it usability and reliability to no better operative results the multiple softwatware upgrades to the device usually made it more deficient and limiting to the user. The reasoning usually given of these forced,security,provider, government compliance required, with multiple software fixes (better known as patches) that followed have been faulty/damaging, product enhancements, etc have been trying. The motorola customer service (if you can make contact with them) usually ended in frustration for both the customer service person and phone owner, resulting in(if still under the abbreviated, limited warranty criteria) led to a exact flawed device less everything your added to it to try to get it to function usually blamed on the user, bad battery, faulty charger improper use of non-motorola charge/cords, breakage, water damage, and obsolescences.
While this abandonment and loss mitigation approach succeeds on better with greater distance from the user requesting repair/service of device by poorly trained ,ill-equipped individuals abandoned by the original manufacturer in modern business structure of late,"in my experience and only an opinion". I see this as a similar example of "If they can't find me, they can't make me" or "Slash and burn farming".
Please review and advise (warn) others
Wolfie, 03 May 2018Mines still going strong.. and the non replaceable battery was very easy to replace. Mine too, original battery still holding on... Very decent phone!
Best phone i have even seen, open an application in MOto G2 take a round trip to moon and still you will see that app is still loading or even phone got stuck :P:D
Mines still going strong.. and the non replaceable battery was very easy to replace.
Terrible, slow phone with such a small amount of internal memory you can only install a handfull of apps before you're getting memory full message. 8gb with only about 4.5gb available... Pointless. 1 GB ram really makes the phone run slow...
AnonD-748865, 01 Apr 2018Had this phone for 4 years, its still as good as the day I bought it. Probably cos i look afte... moreGood April Fools mate.
Mine is really starting to show its age, waiting on the Nokia 7 plus to be released before upgrading.
Had this phone for 4 years, its still as good as the day I bought it. Probably cos i look after my stuff. No reason to ever change it, if it did go caput then I would definitely purchase another moto G. Why pay ridiculous amounts for an Android.
This moto g 2 gen was my baby for 3 years, it gives me so many happy moments with its camera, video and gaming apps. It is now oudated and getting old and slow, however is still a beauty even compare to the new design in 2018..soon will switch to new phones, want to say thanks to moto g for being part og my life for 3 years.thanks
My phone is only provided with 2G network how can I upgrade it to 3G network please and where can I also find the portable hotspot
G N TRIPATHI, 30 Jan 2018after 2 year phone is very slow whythis phone came out with android v4 now you probably running v6 which has much more functionality and more demanding to run. Factory resetting the phone helps alot (make sure you back up cause you will loose all data). you could also clean the phone with some thing like master cleaner and restart it.
bikun, 26 Jan 2018this phone otg soportYes it supports otg but after update to Marshmallow some apps don't show media in otg stocks.