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Moto G 2016 and Moto G Plus: 5 things you need to know

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Motorola's budget phone gets a major overhaul.
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Motorola is back with new additions to its range of first-rate Moto G smartphones.

The mobile manufacturer has revealed two new devices, both aimed at budget users, but with the kind of features we’ve come to expect from far pricier phones.

If you’re looking to save a bit of cash, but want a phone that can take amazing pictures and has the very latest Android software, then look no further.

But what else has it got to offer? Read on and we’ll tell you five things to know about the Moto G 2016 and Moto G Plus.

1 Bigger screen

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This year’s Moto G phones have substantially larger displays than 2015's editions.

Both models come with a huge 5.5–inch screens, offering Full HD capabilities.

This might not be as fancy as the eyeball–stroking efforts from Samsung, but only the most eagle–eyed can tell the difference. These displays are bright and brilliant.

2 Bigger battery

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Battery problems are the most common gripe among all smartphone users.

The Moto G and Moto G Plus attempt to get around this perennial issue with a hefty 3000 mAh power unit.

To put that into context, Apple’s new iPhone SE comes with a 1624 mAh battery.

While Motorola’s devices have a larger screen taking up more juice, that still shows that you can get a budget phone with good battery if you know where to look.

3 Improved camera smarts

motorola moto g 2016

The cheaper Moto G’s canera is a standard-issue, 13-megapixel snapper.

But it’s the Moto G Plus’s shooter that has got us excited.

With a highly rated lens, it has laser–guided focus and phase–detect smarts, so you can take sharp pictures, even when objects are moving quickly.

The sensor has been boosted to 16-megapixels too.

4 The latest version of Android

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Thankfully Motorola has dispensed with the fiddly extra menus and duplicate apps which still blight many Android phones (we’re looking at you, HTC).

That means you get the unadorned, unfussy version of Android. And in its latest incarnation too.

What’s more, when the next version of Google's software Android N officially launches later this summer, these phones will be among the first to get it.

Not even owners of Samsung’s top end Galaxy phone can say that.

5 Highly affordable

The SIM–free prices for the Moto G and Moto G Plus are impressive when you consider their specifications.

The former costs £169 up front, while the latter is just £199.

When you consider how big the screen is and what the camera can do, it’s hard not to claim that these are the best budget smartphones that money can buy right now.

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