1 GB RAM
The Motorola Moto G stands out for a large number of technical characteristics that are totally surprising. However, it has an important weakness, and it is the RAM memory of the smartphone, which remains in a unit of only 1 GB. The RAM memory of a smartphone is what is responsible for storing the data of the applications and running processes. The larger this RAM memory, the more applications we can multitask, and the better these will work. With lower RAM, we may more easily run into slowdowns in certain applications.
Currently, high-end smartphones are already targeting 3 GB, this year’s phones are going to 2 GB, and the giga with which the Motorola Moto G has confirms that it is not a high-end terminal, but a smartphone of mid-range.
To solve this, one should try to close the apps when running multiple high-performance apps, or when detecting slowdowns.
A weak casing
The design of the Motorola Moto G is really good, and it even appears to have a good quality construction when it comes to the front of the terminal. However, the rear case appears to be weaker than the rest of the equipment. What’s more, it is easy for it to start to slacken a bit if we are frequently taking it off and putting it on, as if it were a kind of nervous tic.
Luckily, it is as easy to get the carcaca to have a little slack as it is to avoid it. We should avoid removing the back cover as much as possible. Although, yes, there are not many reasons why we need to remove it. As we do not have the possibility of using a microSD memory card, we only have to remove the housing to put the SIM card, and it is not common to change it frequently.
No micro SD memory
Perhaps something that many will miss is being able to use a microSD memory card. These cards allow you to expand the memory of the system, and that is very useful if we have the version with 8 GB memory. However, it is also useful to have a memory card if we are one of those to install the Recovery menu and install applications from memory, as it could save us in some case in which we leave the firmware defective.
With this we do not have many options, except to be very careful not to damage the firmware if we have rooted the smartphone and unlocked the bootloader, as well as having an emergency ROM loaded to be able to install this when everything fails. And when it comes to storage, the only thing we can do is opt for the 50 GB memory that Google gives us in Drive when buying the smartphone, which is always a good option to have some files in the Cloud that we may not need always carry, but that at a certain moment could be useful.
It should also be noted that it does not have 4G. And yes, it does not matter too much, because currently there are many smartphones that do not have this network, and there are not many cities in Spain that already have coverage of all the operators operating in this data transmission protocol. However, what is certain is that in a couple of years having 4G could be a positive thing. The absence of it is something that, therefore, must be considered as negative. The only thing that remains is that a smartphone with a 3G connection does not work badly if there is good coverage. In fact, today, good 3G coverage would be much more appreciated than 4G coverage in some parts of the country.
The camera is not very good
Finally, we find the camera, which does not stand out for having an exceptional quality. We cannot expect great photographs from this terminal, as it has a five megapixel sensor, and also Google always dispenses with large cameras. However, there is no smartphone with a camera that can be considered professional, and in the end we only want the camera for some casual photos to share with friends, family, or on social networks, or to save a memory at a time when that we do not carry a camera. In that case, the five megapixel camera is worth it, but we will not be able to boast of a great photographic quality.