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moto g compared to nexus 4/5

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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
I own a Nexus 4 and wondered how the Moto compares to it.
Is it as fast and how is the camera?
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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I've used both phones, they are much the same in terms of performance, Moto G a little slower but otherwise after a few days you'd not notice anything. Camera is one of those areas that's entirely subjective on the images produced, the N4 has the better performing camera but it is more than double the price (considering RRP figures), however the performance of the N4 camera in outputted images is poor in general.

When really pushed the N4 will outshine the Moto but for day to day tasks like calling, web browsing and texts you'll hardly notice the difference. There are plenty of sample images for both phones so worth weighing up how important the camera will be to you and decide from that if the quality of the images are good enough for your needs.

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I've used both phones, they are much the same in terms of performance, Moto G a little slower but otherwise after a few days you'd not notice anything. Camera is one of those areas that's entirely subjective on the images produced, the N4 has the better performing camera but it is more than double the price (considering RRP figures), however the performance of the N4 camera in outputted images is poor in general.

When really pushed the N4 will outshine the Moto but for day to day tasks like calling, web browsing and texts you'll hardly notice the difference. There are plenty of sample images for both phones so worth weighing up how important the camera will be to you and decide from that if the quality of the images are good enough for your needs.
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Thanks for the great answer. My Nexus 4 turns it sometimes off on its own. So I was looking for a substitute.

The Nexus 5 is still quite expensive. I saw the phonepad from Asus is on offer, maybe I get it instead.
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Thanks for the great answer. My Nexus 4 turns it sometimes off on its own. So I was looking for a substitute.

The Nexus 5 is still quite expensive. I saw the phonepad from Asus is on offer, maybe I get it instead.

My N4 did that, have you upgraded to the latest version of the OS? When I upgraded to the next version the issue stopped. There have been loads of posts about the N4 having similar problems with various OS updates throughout it's life. This thread seems to list a few solutions worth trying out to see if they solve the issue for you as it seems the N4 was plagued with rebooting issues but otherwise is still a great phone.

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/nexus/p6ZK48yOTsY

As to what you want to get, it depends what you want from the phone. The Moto G is a fantastic phone for the money. If you can work with the N4, I'd expect the N5 will come down in price within about a month as we gear up for the eventual replacement to the N5 and they clear the back stock of N5's. That is if all the hype and rumour turn out to be true.
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I changed from the Nokia to the Nexus 4. I was never in love with it, but technically its great. I like all the functions, the camera is good, same with the video and the screen resolution.

I was thinking going back to the Nokia. The camera was very easy to use( you just double touched the screen for a photo)

My guts feeling is to wait for the Nexus 5,
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I changed from the Nokia to the Nexus 4. I was never in love with it, but technically its great. I like all the functions, the camera is good, same with the video and the screen resolution.

I was thinking going back to the Nokia. The camera was very easy to use( you just double touched the screen for a photo)

My guts feeling is to wait for the Nexus 5,

Honest question, what is wrong with using the volume button? I've been surprised how few people realise they can use the button to take a picture. I prefer the physical button myself rather than using the screen as it means I can watch the screen ready for the moment and know it's in focus rather than have to put my hand in the way of my view and worry it might be out of focus.

As an alternative, have you tried out a few other camera apps on the nexus as there are lots of alternatives and offer varying levels of features depending on your own needs.

Nothing wrong with the Lumia range. The Nokia 1020 is worth trying out if you have not already just for the sheer zoomability of the images. It's not a bad camera phone at all and can be had for around the budget you are looking at as the camera feature seems rather important to you.
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Not sure if many people will agree with me but I've got a Nexus 4 and 5 and I've always found the stock firmware not the best so like any android phone I've had I've always rooted them. Some custom roms do offer loads more settings that you can't do in stock but some are pretty much stock based but optimized better so they run more smoothly. But back to the Moto G, a good phone for daily use. I doubt you'd see much difference between them both until you really need to push it to the limits etc. in that case the N4 is better. Camera wise I'd say they're pretty much on par. Cost wise though it has to be the Moto!

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