Here are my first impressions of the Moto G 8Gb Dual Sim.
I bought this phone 3 days ago from JB HI FI for $243 unlocked.
Looks: A very simple but smart looking design. The curved rubber back is very comfortable to hold and the phone has a nice weight and balance to it. The 4.5 inch screen is a great size in my opinion but obviously everyone will have their own preference.
Display: A great display. Even with brightness set to auto the display looks clear and bright. Nothing to complain about here - photos and videos look great.
Performance; I use my phone ALOT for work and play and so far have experienced no noticeable lag or performance issues. Phone responds quickly and smoothly. I have a exchange account, 2 Gmail accounts and 1 Hotmail account syncing regularly. 25 apps installed. Facebook, Skype etc and it hasn't skipped a beat.
Storage: With only 8Gb of physical storage (with only approx 5Gb available) I was initially concerned. I have installed 25 apps and still have over 3Gb free for music etc. I don't use my phone to store movies or shows but do use it as a music player when running. 3Gb is more than enough for my running mix. For me personally, storage is not an issue.
Camera; I have previously owned a Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2 and the Nokia 820. The Moto G 's camera is not as good as the Samsung S3 or Note 2 but it is fine for when I need to take a quick pic of the kids etc. Nothing to write home about but nothing to be upset about either. It does the job.
Battery: Yesterday I took my phone off he charger at 7am and plugged it back in at 1am with 7% battery remaining. I had over 3.5 hours of screen on time, over 2.5 hours talking on the phone. It got used constantly and got me through a longer than usual day. More than impressed with battery life. I leave WiFi on, screen on auto brightness, Bluetooth on, email sync every 10-15 minutes, location/gps on all day.
Phone Performance: As a phone it works well. I am finding I need to have the phone positioned right near my mouth or callers report a significant fade to my voice. Speaker volume is good (although not as loud as my Nokia 820). I was worried that I would miss 4G connectivity but to be honest I haven't noticed any significant difference in speed - even though I am in the CBD and had constant 4G coverage. 3G works very well (Telstra Network).
Features; I generally don't care too much about custom versions of android ie Touchwiz etc -so I really like the fact that there is very little customisation on the Moto G and all the pre-installed apps are useful. I especially like the Assist app that automatically silences the phone during meetings and at night. The integration of sms into Hangouts works well for me.
If you can live with limited storage, 3G only and a good (but not great camera) then I highly recommend the Moto G. It is a fantastic phone for a very affordable price.