With the bombshell announcement that Google (GOOG) is selling its Motorola Mobility division to Lenovo (LNVGY), it seems the short-lived era of Google making its own smartphones instead of slapping the Nexus logo on a third-party device is drawing to a close. Which is too bad, because as our Moto G review shows, Motorola seems to have pulled off the impossible in releasing a premium experience in a budget smartphone.
A quick look at Moto G specs shows hardware that just doesn’t show up in a typical cheap smartphone. It’s customizable, offers a guaranteed upgrade to Android 4.4 (KitKat) and is well built, yet costs only $179 –unlocked!
That’s a bargain, and the price alone is a big reason why the Moto G is the best budget smartphone on the market. But it’s also a surprisingly capable performer.
Read the details in our Moto G review.