Moto G (Virgin Mobile)

Positive Reviews
(as of 18-05-2024 08:24 UTC) Details
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  • compact design
  • near stock android experience
  • long battery life
  • useful Motorola features


  • cameras are average at best
  • slow charging

Bottom Line

The Moto G is a well-crafted handset with plenty of notable features and enough performance to satisfy ordinary users, but it won’t impress the spec junkies.

The Moto G is a bestselling 2015 5-inch smartphone that received positive reviews for its compact design, near stock android experience, long battery life, useful Motorola features and fast performance on day-to-day tasks. However, its cameras are average at best, its storage is not expandable and its charging is rather slow. All in all, the Moto G is a thoughtfully designed smartphone for Android purists who want a compact handset with smart software features and adequate power to breeze through basic tasks.  

  • Weight: 0.34 lbs
  • Processor: Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 1.2GHz
  • Display Size: 5.0 inch
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Operating System: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Battery Life: 14 hours

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 75
    Cnet August 5, 2015

    With added water resistance and a better camera, the LTE-enabled Moto G is one of the best affordable unlocked smartphones around right now.

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  • 87
    Engadget August 11, 2015

    Motorola Moto G's blend of performance, clean software and a mostly solid camera make it the best bang for your Android buying buck

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  • 85
    TechRadar December 1, 2015

    It's pricier than the last generations, but an amazing camera and near-flawless performance make this the most complete-feeling Moto G yet.

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  • 80
    DigitalTrends September 15, 2015

    The new Moto G may not have cutting-edge specs, but it’s all the phone you need and – at just $180 -- an incredible deal.

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Operating System Google Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Weight 0.34 lbs
Battery Life 14 hours
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB v2.0
Internal Storage 8GB
Removable Memory microSD card slot
Display Size 5.0 inch
Display Resolution 1280 x 720
Display Type IPS
Front Camera 5 MP
Rear Camera 13 MP
Graphics Adreno 306
Water Resistance Yes
IP Rating IPX7
Additional Features microSD card reader, IPX7 certified - water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
Dimension (LxWxH) 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.40
Warranty 1 year

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