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Moto G 2 (2014)

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Moto G 2 (2014)

Originally reviewed by Michael Sawh 15 September 2014

TrustedReviews Editor's Pick

Key features:
  • 5-inch 720p display
  • 4G connectivity
  • 8-megapixel camera
The Moto G 2014 has many of the same features as the original Moto G, like a Snapdragon 400 processor, Android 4.4 KitKat and a microSD card slot. Where things have changed is with the larger screen and improved camera.

The new display is a 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 panel, which is really impressive in terms of accuracy, but brightness isn’t great. Its 8-megapixel rear camera comes equipped with HDR and an LED flash, but it still struggles in low light. Somewhat surprisingly, the G’s 2-megapixel front-facing camera is really good for taking selfies.

Performance is nippy, thanks to the combination of a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM, and you’ll be able to run high-end games on the G. Stamina is good too, so you could get away with charging it every other night.

Motorola recently announced the addition of 4G LTE support on the Moto G 2014, which remedies the only real criticism we used to harbour against it.

Price: From £14.50 a month or £139.99 SIM-free / $179.99

Our Score

9/10
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