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Motorola Luge (2014)

Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Adreno 225
1 GB / 8 GB
4.3 inch (540 x 960 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

This phone comes equipped with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chipset, and 1 GB of RAM.

Is this phone worth its price? Hopefully, it will become clear by the end of my review.

Table of Contents

This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Motorola Luge smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Motorola Luge specifications

BrandMotorola
NameLuge
ModelXT907
Release date2014

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight4.41 oz
Dimensions4.82 x 2.39 x 0.33 inch
Colorsblack
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of Motorola Luge is about 4.41 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. A micro SIM is a smaller version of the standard SIM card used in mobile devices.

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
CPUDual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPUAdreno 225

The Motorola Luge comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. This Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size4.3 inch
Resolution540 x 960 px
Multitouch supportyes

AMOLED displays enable an Always-On Display feature. A part of the screen remains active to display the time, date, and notifications. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

Memory, storage

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The Luge has only 8 GB. We can expand the internal storage (8 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie cameraVGA

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Luge does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Motorola Luge supports 4G/LTE networks. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Luge smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 2000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 2000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The battery of Luge isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 2

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). Gorilla Glass is very scratch resistant. It reduces the likelihood of everyday scratches and abrasions.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Motorola phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • Super AMOLED display
  • microSD slot
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Updated: June 30, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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