Motorola has recently launched a new smartphone in its Moto G series, i.e., the Moto G Turbo Edition. It comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. The device comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB as its internal storage and can be expanded to 32 GB using an external Micro SD card. The additional feature of the device is it’s water-resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes. It comes with all features that are available on the Moto G 2nd Generation with the additional MOTO feature on it. If you have purchased the device then here are few tips and tricks that can help you in exploring the device with ease.
Insertion of the SIM card is the very first thing do before your setup your device. To insert a SIM card on your Motorola Moto G Turbo, power off your device if you have booted it. Now remove the back panel and insert the SIM cards in their respective slots as per the marked direction. Now put back the cover and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device and it will be ready for use in sometime.
Motorola Moto G Turbo is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is a Micro SIM card supporting the 4G connectivity.
Sharing of the internet can be done using the tethering mode on your device. To share a data network on your device, open the Settings and tap on more in Wireless & Network. In the new window, tap on Tethering & Mobile Hotspot and toggle the button adjacent to Mobile hotspot to enable that on your device. You can also set the device name and password by tapping on set up Wi-Fi hotspot and entering the data on it.
Screenshot can be captured by pressing the power button along with volume down button at the same time. The captured screenshot is thus saved on the gallery on your device.
Android Updates help in fixing the minute bugs on the device and helps in enhancing the performance also. To check for Android Updates, open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, tap on System updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates, then a message stating Your device’s software is up to date” is displayed on the screen.
Android platform is built in such a way that you cannot install any external app with an apk directly on your device. To install an app with external apk, open the settings and tap on Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on Unknow sources option and click on OK button in the pop-up to enable that on your device. Now you can install any app with an external app on your device without any interruption. Before you install, make sure that the application that are going to install must not harm the system.
The quick settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on your device.
Power saving mode helps in improving the battery life by reducing device performance. To use this option on your device, open the Settings and tap on the battery in the device section. In the new window, tap on three dotted buttons and click on battery saver. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. There is one more option Turn on automatically, enabling this will automatically activate the power saving mode when your battery is at 5% or 15% depending upon the type of selection.
Acceleration, Gyroscope Uncalibrated, Light, and Proximity are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
No, there are no LED notification lights available on the device.
Screen pinning option is available on the devices with Android lollipop on it. To use this option on your device, open the Settings and tap on security in the personal section. In the new window, head over to the advanced section and tap on screen pinning. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. To use this option, open the recent menu and tap on the pin button on the app that you want to pin on screen. Now to unpin the pinned screen, tap the back and overview button at the same time for about 2-3seconds.
The device comes with few Motorola apps like Moto and Migrate, FM radio, camera, gallery, basic tools and all the google related apps pre-installed on it.
Yes, there is an option available on the device where you can move apps from internal storage to external SD card on your device. To move an app, open the settings and tap on App option in the device section. In the list of apps, tap on the app that you want to move. In the App info window, tap on Move to SD card, the app is successfully moved from internal to external SD card on your device.
The device comes with only one bloatware application, i.e., FM Radio pre-installed on it.
There is no such option on the device where you can uninstall the bloatware, but there is an option using which you can disable the app on your device. To disable an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section. Now head over to the all section and tap on the app that you want to disable. In the app info window, tap on the Disable option, i.e., on the top right of the screen of the screen.
The device comes with 16 GB as its internal storage and can be expanded to 32 GB using an external SD card on your device. The device comes with 11.92 GB out of the box and around 11.08 GB of free space is available for the users.
The device comes with 2GB RAM and 403 MB of RAM is used by System, 219 MB of RAM used by Apps and around 1.3 GB of RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.
Yes, the device does support the USB OTG on it and helps in transferring the data from the device to drive and vice-versa.
The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the international commission on non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over 10g tissue. The head SAR value of the device is 0.905 W/Kg and the body SAR value of the device is 1.069 W/Kg.
Benchmarking scores helps a user to know about the performance level of the device. After testing the device with various benchmarking tools, here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 31473
Vellamo Multicore score: 1211
Vellamo Metal score: 1038
Chrome Browser Score: 2432
Geekbench Single-core score: 624
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1831
Quadrant Standard score: 12576
The device comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. There is no news about the device getting the Android 6.0 Update but the brand have already started working on Update. You can also check the list of the devices that can get the Android M update by the end of the year or early 2016.
The Moto App help in better exploring the functions on your device with ease. It comes with three options, i.e., Assist, Action, and Display. Moto assist is same as that of the Google calendar that notifies you about the activities you have added on it. The Action comes with two options motion gesture options, i.e., Double karate chop for torch and twist for quick camera. The display options come with additional display options other than that of available on your Android device like Wake the screen when notification arrives, block the apps and vibrate on torch. The Moto display helps in opening the information and reads it while you are driving.
The device comes with a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP Selfie shooter. The camera options available on the device are HDR, Flash, Control of Focus & Exposure, Night Mode(for better low light capture), Video Modes(1080p HD recording, 720p SloMo), Photo ( Widescreen 9.7MP(16:9), Standard 13MP(4:3)), Timer and Panorama. The camera on the device can also act as a Barcode or QR code scanner.
Moto Migrate is an option available on the Motorola device that helps in migrating the data from one device to another device. It helps in copying the stuff from your old phone to new phone in minutes. To use this on your device, open the Migrate app from the app drawer and select the type of device and click on next button. Now select the options that you want to import and click on next button and click on continue button in the pop-up to import the data on your device.
These are the general question which a user search for when he purchases a new device. If you have any other query related to the device then pass them in the PhoneRadar Forums, we will get back to you.