Since my iPhone 5 from work is locked to Three in Sweden, I needed another device for mobile data abroad.
Now, when I was getting a new device, I thought I might as well go for an Android. That way I would also have something to lab on if I try out developing android apps. Plus, it would probably be a lot cheaper.
I had the following criterias:
- Should run KitKat
- Can't be sluggish
- Have a reasonably sized screen (apparently hard these days)
- Cost significally less than an iPhone 5S
Turns out, I had a perfect match with the Motorola Moto G. I opted for the 16GB version and boy was I surprised when I saw the price tag of 200 €.
Everything is perfectly adequate with this device. Especially for someone like me who's traveling and wants something for checking twitter, facebook, instagram and searching some maps. The only real downside is the camera, where my iPhone 5 outclasses it.
No slugfest to be found, no crazy layers on top of standard Android and sure it doesn't have 4G but 21Mbps HSPA+ is good enough for me. You get two of these + a good night out for the same price of an iPhone 5C and quite frankly, if it just had a better camera I would leave my iPhone in my backpack.
- Are you friggin' kidding me about the price?
- Great performance
- Adequate battery
- Runs KitKat
- The screen is neither sized for basket ball players, nor infants
- The camera doesn't compare to high-end devices
- No 4G LTE
- No microSD Card-slot
- No NFC (but who cares?)
If you want an Android as your second device or just don't care about phone photography, go get it!