The Moto G often feels like the culmination of everything that Motorola has learned in the course of making its other phones. Yes, it’s a stripped-down version of Motorola’s so-called flagship, the Moto X, but it’s by no means an afterthought. It’s reason to question what a “flagship” really is. If a flagship is literally the standard-bearer, then it’s worth remembering that the Moto G is the Motorola phone that most people are going to use – it’s the phone that’s going to define Motorola. When you consider that the Moto G is Motorola’s “best selling smartphone ever,” Motorola’s top-of-the-line phones start to seem more like testing grounds than devices designed to take over the market. Given how impressive and popular the Moto G is, it’s hard to see it as anything but Motorola’s actual flagship.
I wouldn’t only call the Moto G the culmination of everything Motorola has learned, but also what Android has learned. I just can’t get over the fact that they managed to pack so much quality and smartphone into this cheap device.