Moto G (2013) review

The best budget handset around

Moto G review
Cheap, cheerful and user friendly

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If you've already read the camera section of this Moto G / Moto G 4G review then your expectations for video recording on the handset are probably pretty low.

And so they should be, as that 5MP sensor is also responsible for the 720p video capture on the Moto G.

Options were sparse for the camera function, and there's even less choice on offer when it comes to video recording.

Moto G review

Hit the video recorder icon in the camera app and the Moto G will start recording straight away - no change of mode and no new wheel of settings, just straight into the action.

That's great if you're in a hurry to start recording, but it also means you get the same limited settings wheel as the camera app, with some of the features obviously not compatible with the video recorder.

Motorola Moto G review

One option which is dedicated to filming is slow motion capture, allowing you to add a rather simple, yet pleasing effect to your videos. It's not as impressive as the implementation on the iPhone 6 or even the iPhone 5S, but nether the less it's a nice feature to have.

Resulting footage is acceptable when played back on the Moto G's 4.5-inch display, but it doesn't look great when moved to a larger screen such as a computer or TV.

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