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Setup requires putting in you sim card from your old phone. Then kinda does it own thing. It was a little unclear how it would transfer my old apps from my Samsung to the Moto, but did all in 45mins after it finally got some kind of hookup (not wifi, bluetooth??).
Little bit of a learning curve from Samsung, but I actually like the fact that it uses the straight Google apps rather than adding their own. I went from 2g wifi to 5g. Plus when I turn off wifi, 5g lights in less than a second... but that depends where I am in the neighborhood .
There is some moaning about this not being the SnapDragon Cpu, but to me the MediaTek seems fine. Another thing I can not figure out is why Google does not push their apps like Keep, I have been using some dinky text based stuff for ages. Google Keep moves stuff between devices faster than you can blink.
I'm one of those people who buys unlocked low-midrange smart phones and gets service from MVNOs - which saves a lot of money over the years. This is my latest purchase in that long tradition, and it was made possible because it was on sale (or maybe permanently repriced) at $200. This is a lot of phone for that kind of money.
Yes, I know this model has not gotten a lot of love: for its cameras, its choice of processor, its lack of NFC, the fingerprint reader on the side, and so on. And maybe that would be hard to love at the original $400, but it's very easy to love at the lower price. I needed to replace my Moto G Fast because I had maxed out its 32G of storage. With this phone, 128G should serve me for a good long time, and of course it's a step up in speed and Android version vis-a-vis the old phone.
So if you're one of those people who, like me, don't need top-of-the-line toys, you'll find this a lot of phone for the money.
I broke my $1140 Samsung phone and had to get something less expensive, I saw the amazing reviews on this Motorola and said ...well, I used to LOVE my Motorola flip phone, why not try another Motorola out....wow I am so glad I did. I have Mint mobile, I had to transfer all my stuff from my old phone to this new phone, Motorola made is easy and seamless, really ...even my mom could have done this. The screen is beautiful, colors are stunning...my favorite fun things it can do (so far) shake it quick side to side and the flashlight goes on or off and if I want the camera quick I shake it a different way(maybe I can make a video to show you how easy). This phone blows away my Samsung for sure. I'm hooked, Motorola all the way!!!!
My old Motorola G4Play was dropping some calls in my house,so I started looking for a new phone.After reading some expert and user reviews,I chose the Moto G 5G(2022). Some weren't really excited about the features,but that wasn't my interest.I wanted something that worked well,for a reasonable price.This phone fits my needs,at about half the original cost. Battery life right now is excellent and has 256G of storage,with the ability to add up to 1TB more.
I've always had cheap cell phones under $80. This phone was at an incredible price. I can see why it was so expensive before the sale it's worth the money at full price. It has an incredible amount of memory within the cell phone. Clear screen great photos and lots of room. I am very happy with this purchase.
My Moto E4+ running Android 7.1 worked fine, but too many critical apps (banking, travel) dropped support for 7.1 so I went looking for an upgrade. I wanted something that would work with T-Mobile LTE band 71 and this phone supports it. 5G is a plus as well.
Activation was literally as easy as swapping my current SIM and turning it on. I was able to transfer most apps and data from my E4+ with the underlying Android tools, although at least one MFA token app did not transfer my latest updates. (That's an Android issue, not a problem with the phone.)
Android 12 took a little getting used to, but it's the same basic idea. Battery life is just as good as my E4+, and is a primary reason I stick with these Moto phones. Reception is similar.
This phone has more Moto branding and what might be a little more bloatware than my E4+, but it's not obtrusive and I haven't felt any need to disable it. It's NOTHING like the bloatware you get on a Samsung device.
The phone reports "5G" and "5G+" in the status bar when in fact it is not connecting to 5G bands, but 4G bands. This is a known marketing bodge by T-Mobile (and other carriers, AT&T is the worst). But Lenovo lists the actual 5G radio bands in this phone's specs, so I feel future proofed. If you're curious about that, install the SignalSpy app and check your local bands.
I'm using the Red Pocket MVNO and SIMs to access T-Mobile's network and this phone works perfectly.
As long as Lenovo makes these great unlocked Moto phones, I'll keep using them. Oh, and it's priced very reasonably, too.
So after complications ordering a phone through a carrier I decided to check out the Amazon options. My husband had gotten this phone through the carrier and it's an upgraded version of our previous phones. For Android, Motorola seems to be more reliable. I try to get newer versions so the phone itself will last longer through network upgrades.
This phone has everything I needed. It's unlocked to use with any carrier sim card, it has Bluetooth, WiFi calling capabilities, fast processor for emails, Internet usage and streaming, great camera, and ease of transferring all my apps from my other phone. (I did have to lookup those last steps online but then it was very simple.)
I also had a service provider rep's help to get my service (new service ordered online) working. He was able to do this by installing a new SIM card (even though the one I had received was new, I just couldn't get it to work and neither could reps over the phone.) It was so great he took that extra step without making a sale himself! AT&T rep.
I've had the phone this past week and it's working great. The only issue I've had is when walking from inside to outside, a call was dropped, but somehow it couldn't switch seamlessly from WiFi to service without dropping the call. I'm still looking into settings for that but it's a minor thing to be aware of. Two phones ago, my other phone did that seamlessly. Could be the phone or the carrier.
My phone finally works indoors where my previous phone did not. I would recommend this phone Moto g 5g 2022 for anyone familiar with Android and looking for something simple that works with features you're used to. I'm very happy with it!
There are brief periods when the phone completely ignores all inputs. Locking/unlocking is the quickest way to fix that. But why on earth is the fingerprint sensor on the power button? When you want to turn the screen off it is likely to immediately turn back on.
Always been a Motorola customer! It has been a great brand to have. Everything functions as intended. One thing I don't like is the bottom speaker, next to USB port. Personally, it should be on top/bottom of screen. Everything else is spot on.
This is my first smart phone. It is compact which I like. I bought it knowing it doesn't have tap technology (NFC) I rated it 4 stars because at this price point it seems NFC would be standard when compared to other brands, but I had decided that I wanted a Motorola and didn't want to break the bank just for NFC. The other thing I hope isn't a problem is that it seems to get warm rather quickly when using an app that uses video for communication with others. Reading about the phone it seems this is normal. In general, I am happy with my purchase.