Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.
Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.
For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.
So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.
No, it wasn’t the best phone ever to pass through our review labs – not even close. But that was never the point of the Moto G to begin with. It was a bargain at only $180 no-contract. And while its specifications weren’t exactly the most impressive ever, the phone held its own, even against its popular, rule-bending compatriot, the Moto X.
The user experience, hardware, design, and build quality were all more like something you’d expect out of a phone that cost twice as much, if not more.
So how is the Moto G holding up these days? We’ve put it to the test again, but you’ll have to watch episode 33 of our After The Buzz series to see the Moto G review update!