The 2015 edition of the Motorola Moto G comes with some awesome changes but also comes with a ton of caveats for us here in Canada. So without further ado, let’s get into it.
Moto G 2015 Storage Space
In Canada, the only version of the Moto G 2015 that is available is the 8GB Model. We’re also lacking access to Moto Maker which is an online application that lets you really customize your Motorola Products which is incredibly annoying.
Having 8GB of storage does not imply usable. The usable storage is about 4GB once the OS takes its share.
Moto G 2015 RAM
Again being in Canada we only have the weaker version of this device available which is the model that comes equipped with 1GB of RAM and it really does show its weakness while using the device.
I’ve experienced constant stutters and slow downs entirely at random and depending on what it is you’re doing, you can crash this phone pretty easily. I was able to crash it by installing Instagram and Facebook Pages manager at the same time. This device truly struggles to keep up with Android and don’t even get me started when more than one app needs an update!
You essentially need to manually update each app one by one otherwise your phone will be completely unusable and will likely crash.
Moto G 2015 Camera
While the camera on the new Moto G is a 13 megapixel sensor, the image quality regardless of lighting is something that “will do in a pinch” but is not something that will produce photos that you’re going to want to share.
Even with HDR enabled the photos look washed out and extremely blurry. Indoor photos with decent lighting still end up looking like something you shot back in 2000 with one of those cheap digital cameras from China that hooked on to your keys. The camera is truly disappointing.
Keep in mind all of the photos above are taken in the same lighting conditions with no flash and HDR enabled. I found it truly difficult to get a photo that looked decent.
In the end, this is a “cheap” phone coming in at $240 off contract but still…. You figure if you’re going to put a 13MP sensor in this damn thing that it would be capable of taking a photo that doesn’t look like a VGA camera.
If you’re looking for a similarly designed phone, spend the extra $100 or so and get yourself a Moto X or Moto X Play depending on where you live.
I really want to love this phone, but I can’t.