The smartphone industry is constantly advancing; everyday we see newer smartphone technology emerging in every part of the devices, starting from their chipsets, through to their displays, battery life and even their size (with smartphones progressively becoming thinner).

Do we really need the latest and greatest device, though? For most people, all they'd like is a phone that works and works well. A smartphone doesn't need a 1440p screen or fingerprint scanner: what it needs is a clear display and OS updates once in a while. More importantly, however, it that smartphones don't need a $700+ price tag attached to them.

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The original Moto G attempted to become the ultimate low-cost smartphone and, just short of a few issues, it was almost there. Motorola claims to have addressed the shortfalls of the old Moto G with the new one, and in this review we'll analyze the device to see whether or not it meets the mark.

The new Moto G has moved from a 4.5-inch screen to 5 inches, and the smartphone is largely built around it. It doesn't have an edge-to-edge display and there's a small yet noticeable bezel around the edge. 

The device has a curved back— much like the Moto X— so although the phone is 11mm at its thickest point (curving off to 6mm on the sides), it hardly feels that it is 11mm at all. Holding the smartphone feels extremely natural and comfortable. Interestingly enough, the device has the same Motorola indentation, camera and flash spacing on the back of the phone as the Moto X.

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