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Moto G users - do you find 1GB of RAM enough?

Any Moto G users out there? How do you find the phone with 1GB of RAM? Does it function well? Can it handle most apps?

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 28, 2014 at 20:13

I used the Moto G for 2 weeks. I tried many many apps because I hadn't used Android in a few months and I like to refreshen my apps-awareness now and again. I found it smooth going all the way. I filled it with a lot of photos, edited, shared with apps, uploaded, downloaded, watched YT clips in the meantime etc etc... It never lagged. Nothing froze, crashed or force closed.

The only thing I didn't do is play any games heavier than 5 minutes of Quell... Cause, like, I have a life :p

CTPAHHIK  Apr. 29, 2014 at 09:03

No RAM problems noticed. Phone works really smooth.

If you planning to invest in one go for 16GB. I have 8GB one and there is only 5GB available on clean install. After installing most common apps (no games) and using them space is down to 3.5GB. Camera is basic (not bad), so it's unlikely you will be taking many pictures (I don't take any). If you don't need any big games or music on the phone 8GB is good. Otherwise, you need 16GB.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 29, 2014 at 10:05

True... if you post pics frequently or have a lot of music but you can't constantly download them from a Cloud service, then the 5GB on the Moto G 8GB won't get you very far...

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 29, 2014 at 11:50

I had no RAM issues with the Moto G. It worked as well as my Note 2, which has twice the RAM.

Remember, the Exynos Galaxy S3 which we got here in the UK only has 1GB of RAM and that was a £500 flagship device this time two years ago, and it still sells for more than a Moto G.

As mentioned above, storage is more likely to become an issue on a Moto G than RAM. However, unless you store a lot of media on your phone, a 16GB Moto G should suffice. If you don't have many big apps or games, no videos and stream your music then an 8GB Moto G will be fine.

As for the camera, it's about as good as a flagship device from ~2011, something like a Galaxy S2 or an HTC Sensation. Not amazing, but good enough for a few quick pics.

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