Still a great choice........
29 April, 2014
i have owned this product for 6 months now. when i purchased it moto g was not launched yet. even today as the prices have came down, it still is a value for money product.
-qualcomm processor(better than quad core mediateks)
-1 gb ram and adreno 305 gpu. asphalt 8 runs without any lag
- sony offers best music player, no doubt. and earphones that come with this are also decent.
-no default file manager. u can choose any manager u want (not a plus point for all)
-it has nfc, which no phone offers even more expensive ones.
-clear and loud speakers.
-YESSSS IT HAS OTG SUPPORT WHICH IS NOT MENTIONED ANYWHERE(A BIG PLUS)
-great design by sony, specially soft back (purple looks beautiful). you can clean it with wet clothes and it looks new again.
-good battery performance. battery stamina mode is very effective in low battery.
-quality of accessories(usb, earphones, charger) is great.
-sceen is not great. however knowing the specs it came out to be better than my expectations.
-sony is offering 4.3 update only
-fullscreen calculator not available. it is very small and simple.
-apps cannot be transferred to sd card
-cannot play full hd videos smoothly. no problem with 720p video playback.
-camera is not great. but better than others of this range.
don't compare it with indian brands like micromax, karbonn or xolo. their product quality is not even close to known global brands. and their after sales service is poor.
galaxy core is a competitor but it has low pixel density(due to large screen size), and processor has old architecture(the one used in indian brands). galaxy s duos 2 is cheaper but has 768 mb of ram. same problem with LG L7II(though it has ips display). HTC phones of this range are nowhere close.
can't compare with lumia. lumia has better screen and camera but........it is windows afterall.
biggets rival: MOTO G. if you can spare some extra money and don't have storage issues(note: moto g has otg support) then moto g is THE PERFECT CHOICE(8gb is useless, go for 16 gb). but as M's prices are down and it is better looking, so it is still a great option.
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