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CNET First Look
The 2015 Motorola Moto G is a big-screened bargainWith its big display, simple software and low price, the Motorola Moto G is a solid budget performer --watch Andrew Hoyle's video review here.
Last year Motorola gave it's superb budget Moto G a bigger five inch display and a better camera as well. For some reason though, it removed its 4G connectivity. With this latest iteration, however-. 4G is back. Visually the phone is identical to last year's model. It has the same plastic around it's back that's comfortable to hold. It's the same size too and it still has 8 gigabytes of storage with the same micro SD card slot inside to expand the memory. The five inch display is big enough to help make your photos and videos on the move a bit more immersive, and it's 720p resolution is perfectly sufficient to make your everyday essential apps look satisfyingly crisp. The phone runs the latest shiniest version of Android known as 5.0 Lollipop, which is free of any kind of manufacturer's skin. That does make it a lot less cluttered than many Android phone, which helps make it a bit easier to use. If you're new to Android this phone is a great place to start. In side there's a 1.2 gigahertz Quad Core processor. Now that is pretty low-end and it does show. It did not impress on our benchmark tests and I did find the interface to be a little. Slow to navigate at times. Still it's capable of a spot of gaming, and your crucial Instagramming is handled perfectly well. It has functions like HDR mode and a panorama mode as well. And it's capable of taking some good shots, considering the low price. The only annoyance I did have is that there's no tap to focus. Instead, you have to drag and focus points around the screen, which can be a bit fiddly when you're in a hurry. If you're looking for the best technology found in a phone and the Moto G isn't for you, instead why don't you go and take a look at our video of the new Galaxy S6. However, if you're after a solid all around phone that has 4G connectivity to fast data, and also comes at a very low price. The Moto G is a great phone to consider. I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNet and this is the Motorola Moto G