Been using the moto G second gen for over 3 months now. Coming over from a Xolo q700, the initial bump in screen estate made me reasonably happy.
However, there are a list of issues with the phone I would like to bring out or rather mention
1. The battery life is abysmal. Charging with the factory charger is a nightmare, mainly attributing to the low output.
2. The ram on the phone is 1 GB. But the experience is worse than my previous xolo. The music player keeps quitting while surfing the internet on chrome. I tried uninstalling Facebook, and other unnecessary ram consuming applications, but in vain.
Very very annoying!! Contemplating on rooting it and installing another ROM on it. Guys at Motorola really need to sort out this issue.
3. Gaming performance is ridiculously below par. Even though the antutu showed 18k it performs pretty badly while playing GTA games, San Andreas in particular. My previous phone with a gig of ram and 13k antutu played it better!
4. Android 4.4.4 has an issue with selecting 3g only mode, and works only on "3g preferred". There's a workaround however, Network app on the play store.
5. The keyboard refuses to pop up at many many input fields. While playing clash of clans, even the default keyboard doesn't pop up 50% of the time. Again, ram issue.
Finally the pros:
1. Good looking phone, great built quality. Many covers available, both officially as well as third party.
2. Nice big screen.
3. Lollipop update gonna arrive soon. Hoping all those memory management issues get solved.
4. Expandable storage is a blessing
5. Decent Stereo Speakers.
In conclusion: Personally, as a power user, I'm really disappointed with the phone. Regretting my decision.
Those who use it to perform everyday tasks, such as calling, browsing the internet and so on, there are better phones in the market currently which do the exact same thing for a smaller price.
Currently the most over rated phone in the market.
I am using moto g2 for past 2 months, here i want to know if any others are also facing this issue, i am unable to hear ringtone from the phone speakers when the headset is connected, moto experts argued me that you wont be able to hear any sound on phone speakers if headsets are connected, i too agree that, but every other phones the ringtones will play on the phone speakers if headset is connected, kindly check you phones also and please help me out to fix this issue.
An opinion for ACE:
I think android is better than windows in some angles like user friendly interface, application availability,frequent bug and design updates and recently released Lollipop update took android 1step ahead than windows..yes it is true that both the OS's are very competitive but the "touch and slide" style,very long menu,same icons with tiles,drop down menu (copied from android) ,less apps in store(full of unnecessary apps) in windows will easily make negative points towards smartphone..
Avirachan, 05 Dec 2014Android is the superior OS available among the three (Android, iOS and window$). microsoft des... moreAvirachan,I laughed a lot after reading your last post..i'm sorry but it was stupid...very stupid.
Who do you think I am?Am I an advocate of microsoft or any of its brand?of course not.
You say that windows desktop pc is an inferior OS..then who is the superior....your Linux or your Ubuntu??
Friend,when we compare an OS and that too for pc we take it windows as a standard to compare with others...who can use linux?not any average users can do it for sure because they are not user friendly...they don't want themselves to remain in competition.I am not even going to comment on Ubuntu,fedora and some others because I don't want to waste my words on them....you go and use fedora Os for pc and enjoy...
and why are you commenting on Microsoft partnerships and ties with hardware manufactures???Don't your google does it????don't your fedora will do it if they will make money?
Do you know how business is done....im sure you're not a businessman....
When I praise windows phone OS...its not because for personal benefits because I'm not an employee of Microsoft...but I praise because they really deserve it...if you would have preferred iOS I would have given you some respect but what you said about lagdroid OS made me sure that you don't have any knowledge about OS..you just have read few articles on internet and now you have come to teach your unknown theories...
You go and ask those people who have used android and windows phone,they will tell you the truth that windows phone is far better than android.when I say windows phone is better its in term of performance ,speed,consistency and security something which I think you never considered for evaluating an OS.
This cell is one of my BEST buy, I have nothing to complain about it,what to say else! Battery life 36 hrs on normal conversation use, And 12-18 hrs on heavy use like net and gaming.I am a medical professional and I need my phone in proper working condition every minute,which is provided by moto g2.
*Besides battery life, its screen is very clear and protected,even when u go out in sun
* its speaker is so good dat u have no pblm in hearing at crowded places or buses etc, though u may need to reduce the speaker volume in silent surroundings
* looks wise also its great,its so designed that it looks sleak ,bit thick from centre, bt u will never come to knw about it when in hand,its only a scale measurement
* dual sim excellent working, no sim card slot pblm at all.
* camera quality very good, also nice for selfies and videochat
I myself read about 1000 reviews about nokialumia725,Asus,gionee p?4?,xiomi,samsung,in this mid range series, bt sm have bttry pblm,sm have irritating camera,while some have
Sim slot pblm
With MOTO G2 ALL IS WELL
Ace, 05 Dec 2014Miki,what is your problem yarr?this is a public forum.I have criticised android os because it... morewho told you that the cycle continues like that?????? i bought l625 last year and now i gave it to my old man ,i cannot sell it because of its low value and android doesnot lag if you use it wisely
As an current moto g user andex-nokia user the build quality of motorola in nowhere around nokia..
Dropped my Motorola g 2feet from the ground and the display has been broken comparing nokia smashed my 1year old Nokia as hard as i can and works perfectly fine.
I like to purchase this phone....But I use lots of apps & games...Is there any Option to transfer apps to SD card...Someone plz help (User Comments)
@Shiva LS Better go to windows... my bro had lumia 520.. it's dual core processor and 512 mb ramv and battery performance is great too.. he is using a year... but he is still happy with his phone... I m having jealous too see him. . so better switch to windows.. next time my phone is windows...
Mint, 02 Dec 2014Brother,I don't use any Motorola phone as I feel there are many better phones in the market.I ... moreYu r right bro. I'm using Lumia 625 since a year.it's really awesome and very fast.the battery life is very impressive. Still I didn't face any problem with my device.there might be lack of apps in win store but Microsoft is updating apps always.
No lags no hangings no any issues. Solute to winos. Before this I used to have a grand duos.I was very much frustrated with that.
Now I love winOS. Just love it.
Ace, 05 Dec 2014yes.lumia 730 is better than moto g2. People say that app count in android is better than in ... moreAndroid is the superior OS available among the three (Android, iOS and window$). microsoft destroyed desktop with their inferior windows os and paid revenue model and purposefully made flaws so that virus makers can make money. It is our fortune that microsoft failed to penetrate into mobile market with their windows os. Again our good time that we see in desktop arena also microsoft is failing. microsoft tried to sue(like they do in USA even for coughing!) Linux out of the world! but failed. Android is a weakened version of Linux kernel and it still is better. iOS based on BSD is like sibling for android. Yes, yes UNIX is recapturing markets both embedded, mobile and even Desktop(OS X, Ubuntu, Fedora distros in particular). So, please try to learn more about Microsoft, the monopoly and how they event tie hardware vendors preventing installation or shipping other os like Linux distributions. yes, Android FTW! YMMV
Whats about the new 5.0lollipop version of Android is there improved specs from 4.4.4kitkat
AnonD-338459, 05 Dec 2014I'm plannig to buy new moto g 2nd gen on dec end.... I frequently saw the reviews about moto g... more15k that's your budget right???
close your eyes and buy Lumia 730.
Its processors and other hardware enough to run windows phone super smooth and super fast..you'll get tons of apps in app store and windows 8.1 .also you'll receive update of windows phone 10 (yet to be announced)
AnonD-338459, 05 Dec 2014I'm plannig to buy new moto g 2nd gen on dec end.... I frequently saw the reviews about moto g... moreHello dear,undoubtedly go for CANVAS NITRO.it is far better from any other smartphone in this price range.I am using it for 2 months. gREAT PHONE###@@@@
AnonD-338459, 05 Dec 2014I'm plannig to buy new moto g 2nd gen on dec end.... I frequently saw the reviews about moto g... moreHi. If you are not brand holic go for micromax a300. If you want brand xperia m or moto g2. I am using moto g2. I am happy with it for 13000.
Hi, I have bought my 1st Moto G 2014 on Nov 21st. I faced following issues and I got this same issue on all the 3 moto g(2014) devices which I replaced from flipkart regarding this issue.
-> Watsapp, facebook messenger and other internet based apps like Gmail are not showing notifications when the screen is locked, as soon I unlocked the phone or turn the screen on all the notifications are poping up ( messages are deliverd only after the screen is unlocked).
-> Auto rotate screen short cut in shortcut widget is not working, I have to go to main settings > display > auto rotate screen to activate this feature.
Any one facing this same issue? Because all the 3 devices which I got have same issue. Any suggestions to get rid of this issue?
I'm plannig to buy new moto g 2nd gen on dec end.... I frequently saw the reviews about moto g2.. many of them told the phone was not good... it got heat quickly and not enough RAM, avg btry performance. i was totally confused. frnds please give ur valuable suggetions...
i'm looking to buy in a range of 15k
I m telling only the cons...
Can't record 1080p.
Battery performance is average. To get gud battery back up. Apply
Reduce brightness( instead of auto brightness)
Disable auto synch.
Charger output is low. And use certified charger. Better use up to 1 amps charger. Above 1 amps may damage battery.
Phone heats up v with in 5 mnts. Head phone is bad.
Better go any other mobile phone..
I m very dis appointed