Amazon Review by Aaron P.
68 people found the following review helpful
I'll try to keep this review short and sweet. My last phone before it broke was the ...
I'll try to keep this review short and sweet.
My last phone before it broke was the Moto G (gen 1), only had 1 GB ram and 8 GB internal storage with NO SD card slot, which was extremely odd.
This phone, which is the fourth generation of Moto G, upgrades everything about the old phone. 2 GB RAM, slightly faster CPU and GPU, 16 GB internal storage WITH an SD card slot, and an actual removable battery, which is a must with all phones in case you need to do a hard reset in case none of your buttons are responding.
It’s much faster than the old Moto G, the screen feels much bigger although I think it’s only half an inch or an inch bigger. Picture quality is good and so is the camera quality at 8 MP (front).
I got this for $62 (not including shipping) which was the cost for my old Moto G, so for the price it’s definitely worth it. Is it the best phone on the market? Absolutely not, but for the price you pay (or what I paid for in case the price goes up in the future), it’s extremely worth it for a good pre-paid phone.
The ONLY complaint I have about this phone, is it started downloading 102 MB of system updates while I was using the 4G data instead of Wifi, which is no big deal for me personally, since I don’t use that much data in the first place, but that may not be the case with some people so if you use a lot of data, make sure that you’re over Wifi for the first couple of hours you activate the phone
The old Moto G(1) was 3G speeds, while this one is 4G, if you’re switching from 3G to 4G, it’s surprisingly easy to do. You can also keep the same plan you currently have, just go to My Verizon, login, change device, enter phone ID (on the bottom of the box, it’s the IMEI number) and then it’ll ask for the SIM Card number (ICCID on the side of the box). Then it’ll tell you to put in the battery and turn it on and then it’ll activate.
Edit: I am no longer using this phone. After about a month of using it, it for some odd reason kept resetting (NOT factory resetting, just turning off and back on). I tried factory resetting it and booting it into safe mode etc etc, so I switched to the Galaxy Note 4.
I’m still leaving this review at 5 stars, because for the time it worked, it worked well and smooth. Also because some people I do know that have this phone have not had the problem I have, so it seems like it’s just a very uncommon problem.