Motorola Moto G minor issues and problems – Is it worth $179?

Looking at Motorola Moto G priced at $179, many people are wondering how Motorola is offering impossibly good specs at such a price.

At first the phone looks like a perfect device at such a price, but after spending some time with the phone, it was found that there were little weaknesses in the phone which cannot be spotted at first. The good news is that despite these weaknesses it is still an incredible phone at such a price with a few minor faults.

One part on which Motorola has compromised is the RAM in Moto G. The phone has only 1 GB RAM where high end phones have usually 2GB RAM. After installing a bunch of apps in the phone, the internal memory gets eaten up and some lag can be experienced while the contents of the home screen pop up. To fix the issue partially, use apps like Super Task Killer to get rid of idle applications eating up the RAM.

The phone runs Android 4.3 JellyBean instead of the latest Android 4.4 KitKat and there is significant difference between both the operating systems.

According to Motorola due to the delay in the launch of KitKat, they had to release the Moto G with Android 4.3. Rooting your phone to get a custom Android 4.4 ROM is not recommended as most probably by the end of January an official ROM would be released.

Obviously it was impossible for Motorola to fit a top end camera in a budget phone and hence the slow camera. It is a 5 megapixel camera with a f/2.4 lens.

The worst part is that you need to hold the camera still for a few seconds to click a stable picture. There is no fix for this issue and you have live with it. However, considering the price of the phone, it is a pretty decent camera.

In the end we conclude that despite these minor issues with which the Motorola Moto G isn’t plagued that badly, there is nothing majorly wrong with the device unless you need a really great camera.