Here is my proper review
Since the article is not really a review more of a winge and as a happy owner of the Moto G here's mine.
My San Francisco android was getting long in the tooth and relied on an old version of android so I felt it was time for an upgrade. However since I wasn't willing to go on contract (£40 a year on phone calls means any contract is an extravagance) the choice was limited to mini android versions or cheap Chinese clones. In fact I was so peeved by the choice I was just about to go to the dark side and plonk for a Nokia 620. Then this was announced, so breaking a habit of a lifetime I became an earlier adopter.
So whats my opinion.
It's bloody great. The speed and screen is a quantum leap over my old SF. Battery life is good, the camera adequate and despite what the article said, Jelly bean is a really nice mobile OS. The thing I like about android is that I can set it up the way I want it, and one of the great things about this phone it is the pure android experience and does not come with the rubbish a lot of mobile providers and suppliers put on the phone.
The downsides. Apart from having to chop my old sim card up to get it to fit, a SD card slot would of been nice, but then again I don't carry a lot of media files with me, No 4G support(but still too expensive for PAYG and limited geographically) and no NFC(does anyone actually use it?).
For the price it's a steal and hopefully it will push other manufacturers to make more effort on the £100-200 segment rather than producing expensive phones with features that no-one actually need.
In fact the question has to be asked exactly what are you getting in a iPhone or a Samsung galaxy which can justify you paying almost 3 times the price of this phone?