Bought on another e-tailer site on a Black Friday deal. This is the second one I've bought, previous was purchased from a here. I migrated from a Samusung Galaxy S5 on the Verizon network.
You're not going to get a better performer at this price point. Long battery life, snappy performance, stock android (no bloatware), and service unlocked (works well on Verizon). 64gb storage to avoid "forced obsolescence", 4gb RAM, and an EXCELLENT fingerprint reader, better than the S5 even!. Love the "Moto Actions" app that allows the home / fingerprint reader button to act as a "back" and "active apps" button as well, giving more room on screen for apps by eliminating those from the display. Most Verizon apps still work (Message+, Visual Voicemail), except "My Verizon". It works, it just doesn't remember your password like it should, no big deal as you just have to keep entering your password to get your billing/account information (surprisingly, it still accurately shows the data "odometer" though). Why would anyone pay $1,000 for a smartphone when I can easily surf the net and make calls just as quick, for less than 1/4 the price. Very few users will EVER use a $1,000 phone to it's full potential. But what exactly is full potential??? We're not launching rockets here. I look down on Apple users that are running "bleeding edge" hardware. Then again, I thank those "first adopters", they're helping pave the way for more "cost conservative" options for the other 98% of us smartphone users.
Very very "slick", it demands a case of some sort, otherwise, it's gonna slip right out of your hands. Some features not as smooth as Samsung TouchWiz UI. I installed Nova Launcher right out of the box to bring back some of that Samsung "slickness". I also didn't like that you didn't get the little red number notifications (officially, "unread count badges") on the app icons, so I installed TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher to get that back. I also don't like my notification volume tied to my ringtone volume, a limitation in Android Nougat apparently, and there is NO current workaround except for root maybe (I say "maybe" because I'm not willing to root currently, so I haven't looked into it). Native Camera app sucked, used a 3rd party app instead (be sure to deactivate native camera app before installing 3rd party app, otherwise you may suffer a reported glitch. As of this writing (11/24/2017), there's a Facebook crash bug / glitch being reported by many users including myself, although there are some "workarounds" that help reduce crashes. Hopefully there will be a fix from either Motorola or Facebook soon (not a deal breaker, but annoying as the app crashes
My Samsung Galaxy S5 was hogtied at just 16gb of storage and then I did all I could do to "limp it along"...move apps to SD card, adoptive storage, etc. Those tweaks started making that phone quite wonky and it was time to move on. This phone is as responsive as the S5, if not more so, especially once the S5 got to it's maximum storage capacity. Migrating to this phone was only slightly painful as there are several things I liked on the S5 (some sounds even!). There are a few easy "tweaks" (Nova Launcher, TeslasUnread, etc) you can do to this phone to get it darn near close to that Samsung TouchWiz UI slickness. I even managed to find and download some Samsung specific notification and alarm sounds that I truly like!! (Don't hate me for the "whistle text notification" ;-) Yeah, it's not quite there, but at this price point, I laugh in the face of other "wireless provider coddled" phone buyers. You know, the ones that pay upwards of $600, or more, plus tax in most states, over the course of "interest free" 24 months just to get a phone that is "network proper". I took off one star, which is slightly being nit picky, for the need to tweak this to the "Samsung experience", horrible camera app, and the current Facebook glitch. In it's own right, it's a great phone, but if you've come from Samsung you'll be slightly disappointed unless you're willing to tweak the UI as I did. If I could, I would give 4.5 stars.