Budget phones are usually cheap because they don’t have a lot to offer in terms of features and performance. At least that’s how it used to be. Thanks to popular brands such as Motorola, there are now budget phones packed with great features making it a great value investment perfect for budget-conscious consumers.
One of the best budget phones introduced in the market by Motorola has to be the Moto G. We first saw it hit the market back in 2013. Since then, Motorola has released follow-ups featuring key enhancements every time. The latest Moto G (2015), in particular, is proof that cheap phones do not have to be mediocre anymore.
While this third generation of Moto G is pricier than the original £150, there are great improvements that should make it a worthy buy. One of the most notable features of the Moto G (2015) is its lovely camera. Because the biggest issue with the first Moto G was its camera, the brand worked on it and offered mobile users with a 13-MP rear camera and 5-MP front camera. Compared with a close rival Sony Xperia M4, the latest Moto G wins easily when it comes to camera features.
Another great feature is its smart water resistance functions. This puts the phone at par with water-resistant Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. Then there’s reliable great performance that the latest Moto G seems to have vastly improved in. The phone features the Snapdragon 410 CPU for its processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory. If you want a larger memory and faster performance, you can always opt for the 2GB version with 16GB internal memory. In terms of software, the phone runs on Android Lollipop, which makes the phone look simple without being cheap. It’s user-friendly enough any standard user will easily get used to.
Let’s not forget about the phone’s decent screen. For a budget phone, it doesn’t have your typical substandard screen. Instead, the third gen Moto G features an IPS LCD screen ti 1280 x 720 resolution. It’s not your best smartphone screen but it’s definitely better than most budget phones available in the market today.
At first look, you’ll see that the phone has an amazing camera, which for most mobile users is a good enough feature to make it worth its price tag. Aside from the enhancements and pluses, however, there are few downsides to consider. One is the bulky design. It’s not much different from the first Moto G. The phone looks bulky because the core design practically remains the same. For the latest version, you’ll get a plastic cover, which makes the phone water resistant but bulky. In any case, the weather resistance feature cancels out the design issues you might have with the phone.
Another downside worth noting is the non-stereo front speaker. It has a front speak, which appears like a stereo but doesn’t function like so. That might be a bit of a disappointment for some users looking for a budget phone with excellent speakers. And let’s not forget about the price tag. From the original £150 to £209, the latest Moto G version is certainly more expensive that what the market has been used to.
To justify the price increase, you only have to look at the key improvements in features to see that Moto G (2015) all in all is a great budget phone to buy. In fact, it may be one of the best budget phones available in the market right now. While it’s still available, might as well grab a unit.