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A sculpted backing and characteristic dimple below the camera lens and flash make the Moto G a great in-hand fit.
Leveling-up to a 5-inch screen means the phone is larger overall.
You can really see the curved backplate when gazing at the phone head-on.
With a pure Android experience, the Moto G is uncluttered and first in line for software updates.
Bumping up the previous version's 5-megapixel camera to an 8-megapixel shooter is one of the new G's biggest hardware accomplishments.
A slight roundness in the spines makes gripping the phone there comfortable, not sharp.
All your buttons are on the phone's right spine.
A global phone, some regions will get a dual-SIM option. In Brazil, for example, the Moto G will also have TV signal support on board.
The Moto G comes in black and white, but you can swap in colorful back plates to make it pop.
In addition to the usual shell casings, you can also buy an aftermarket flip cover.
The flip cover, too, comes in a range of saturated hues.