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The Moto G (2013) is Motorola’s best-selling smartphone to date despite its budget status and specs. How do you improve on the top selling device if you’re Motorola? It would appear, you keep the same outstanding $179.99 unlocked device pricing, same internal hardware and improve on the features people want: a bigger screen, better audio, better camera, and toss in a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

If history repeats itself, the new Moto G (2014) has the potential to become Motorola’s new best-selling smartphone.

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While I am power user, I’m approaching this review with a budget-conscious point of view. The Moto G is not going to be a powerhouse that competes with high-end, premium smartphones like the Moto X (2014), Galaxy S5 or HTC One (M8).

The Moto G (2014), like last year’s model, is designed to be a “good-enough” smartphone; good enough for watching HD videos, fast enough to browse the web and use social media like Twitter and Facebook, and passable for taking decent photos.

In a nutshell: the Moto G (2014) is designed to do all of the basics, and do them well, but not at peak performance.

Filed in Cellphones >Reviews. Read more about Android 4.4.4, Moto G, Moto G (2014) and Motorola.

ProductMoto GMoto G (2014)
Display Diagonal (inches)4.5" (11.4cm)5" (12.7cm)
Megapixel Count5 Megapixel8 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)2070 mAh2070 mAh
Processor/Soc NameSnapdragon 400Snapdragon 400
RAM Options1 GB,1 GB,
Street Price$85 Motorola Moto G on Amazon$135 Moto G (2014) on Amazon
Link to full specsMotorola Moto G Full specs and detailsMoto G (2014) Full specs and details
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