Moto G 2 Review, Specs: Budget Handset With Superior Specs

Motorola Moto G (Second Gen), a successor to the original Moto G smartphone, was released by Motorola Mobility in September 2014. Boasting an 8-megapixel camera, Moto G is one of the high-end smartphones on the market today.

Compared to its competitors, the Motorola Moto G is a thicker phone measuring 11 mm and weighing 149 grams. While its picture clarity is superior to a majority of competitor phones, the handset is upgradable up to 18 months after its launch, making it ready the latest Android Lollipop OS.

Motorola Moto G (Second Gen) comes with 1GB of RAM, so if you run multiple apps simultaneously, it may slow down the phone. The phone's battery is non-removable, limiting user options later on. Although the pixel density of 294 ppi is bleak when compared to many of its competitors, it is realistic for the device's price tag.

The Motorola Moto G comes with IPS LCD display having a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen offering a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. The Motorola Moto G (Second Gen) is available in two storage variants - 8GB and 16GB, which can be expanded up to 32GB.

The Moto G boasts an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel secondary front camera. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2-GHz, Quad-core processor and runs on Android v4.4.4 KitKat.

The second-gen Moto G features several developments over the first-gen Moto G. It is actually a budget-smartphone but has a powerful camera, larger display, as well as Android v4.4.4 configurations. It comes with a 2070 mAh Lithium-ion battery offering up to 24 hours talktime capability. The other features of this smartphone include face detection, Adreno 305 GPU, and 50GB of Google Drive space.

The Moto G (Second Gen) has a starting price of $179.99 and the smartphone has already achieved record sales in a number of markets.