Review: Motorola Moto G (KitKat 4.4.2) 16GB Malaysia (First Impressions)
Remember I mentioned that my Samsung Galaxy SII died (here)? It kinda revived after I left it for about a month. I started using again and it works like normal, minus the lousy battery life but it was all good..until last Monday the phone lag, stuck at boot and refused to boot anymore. >:( It completely died, I think the motherboard just burnt out.
So.. I got myself a Motorola Moto G.
Bought it at RM739 (retail price). With free screen protector and a Motorola Shell (random colour) and I got myself a lime green. Yay for me. But too bad I won't be using it. It gets dirty easily.
It's slightly smaller (in width) compared to my Samsung SII but it's good. I like the size. Initially I wanted to get a Lenovo P780 (a 5" smartphone) because of the amazing battery life. My friends using the Lenovo P780 boasted of having to only charge the phone every 2-3 days, which is awesome really, for a smartphone. Unfortunately or fortunately, the model is out of stock almost everywhere..so I decided to source for another phone which turns out to be the Motorola Moto G.
I will have to admit that I wanted to get a flagship phone and I was seriously considering a Samsung Galaxy S4, or maybe a HTC One, or perhaps a Sony Xperia Z1? Sorry Nokia Lumia is completely out of the picture cause I was only considering Android phones. I'm biased like that :P
Simple design. The speakers are at the back and at a pretty good position actually.
Motorola Moto G has only 3 physical buttons. The power button, the up and down volume button. I'm missing Samsung's home button.
So what's inside the Moto G box? Pretty simple.. the free case, the phone itself, a lame charger (output 0.5A only -_-), manuals and warranty, a note that you get free storage from Google Drive and an earphone.
So how do I feel about this Motorola Moto G? Many people asked me, "Why you buy Motorola?!". The phone itself is not bad, really. But I find the charger really lame and it takes quite long to charge in my case. Moto G was quick to receive the Kitkat 4.4.2 update, which is really good. I've gotten used to Samsung's Touchwiz UI but now I'm getting a hang of the pure Android experience.
Ideally, I will like to have a phone with removable battery and expandable storage - that's why I love Samsung, the only manufacturer that is still producing phones with both of this conditions. But for now, I don't want to spend a huge sum of money on phones as they are not built to last. So in the end, I don't know why I contradicted myself and gotten a Moto G that doesn't have removable battery nor expandable storage but I feel that it's worth it for the price I pay.
The camera's function good for the specs but I don't expect too much since I already have a good camera in my hands.
This Moto G is complete with dual SIM, and I shall take full advantage of this feature soon and get myself a data plan (about time isn't it? :P).