Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen Review

Motorola’s Moto G is an unlikely success story but also an excellent example of how to create the right smartphone for probably the most number of potential users. Initially created as an entry-level and emerging market model to cover nations and price points out of reach of the Motorola Moto X, the Motorola Moto G has became the corporate’s biggest moneymaker and most popular handset in a matter of 2 years.

It is additionally a nicer design than the previous Motorola Moto G, with just a few more curves that give it extra of a Motorola Moto X feel. For the 1st time you may also customize your Motorola Moto G using Moto Maker – to not the extent that you could add wood or leather as with the Motorola Moto X Style, however you may add colored accents and the entire back is replaceable with a lot of totally different colors.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen: Design

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

When it comes to design, the smartphone’s slightly just like the Motorola Moto G 2nd gen complete with its dual front grilles the one on the top is the earpiece whereas the other one is the speaker outlet. The 2 grilles do not feature chrome inserts and are extra subtle, just like the Motorola Moto X 2nd gen.

The removable back cover of the smartphone now sports a ribbed texture that improves the grip and aids ergonomics. The smartphone feels solid and sturdy, and we did not notice any wobbles or squeaks. Removing the cover reveals the 2 micro-sim slots, a microSD card slot and a sealed battery. Similar to the unique Motorola Moto G, the 3rd gen model is customisable with its optional, multi-coloured back panels.

The back now includes a metallic strip that houses the 13 MP camera, a new dual-LED flash and the indented Motorola logo. The strip provides the phone a barely fancy look.

The power key and volume rocker are on the right edge, whereas the micro-USB port and 3.5mm headset jack are situated on the bottom and top edge, respectively. The metallic keys really feel good, provide good tactile feedback & are very responsive.

The new Motorola Moto G is IPX7 rated which implies the smartphone can deal with accidental immersion in 1 m (meter) of water for up to 30 minutes. You can not use the smartphone under water though. This makes the new Motorola Moto G one of the least expensive water resistant smartphones

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen: Display

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen includes a capacitive multi touch IPS display screen with a 5-inch diagonal, 16:9 aspect ratio & Corning Gorrila Glass 3. The resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels with pixel pitch of 0.0865 x 0.865 mm, or 294ppi. The display screen can be considered Retina when viewed from a distance equal to or higher than 30 cm, which matches regular reading distance.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen: Camera

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

The 13 MP camera on the back managed to capture good images in soft light situations, however I found it falling a little bit short in reproducing true colors. The 5 MP front shooter turned out to be unimpressive in not so bright light settings. We’ve better front cameras on phones out there at relatively cheaper prices. However, I would like to put its cameras to tests in several lighting conditions earlier than I jump to any conclusion. Motorola has combined the rear camera with a dual tone LED flash, which the corporate says, adjusts to present users pure looking skin tones and consistent vibrant colours.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen: Hardware

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

Powering the Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen is a Snapdragon 410 processor, which is an even bigger upgrade to the Snapdragon 400 that powered the last gen Motorola Moto G than the name may recommend. The low power quad-core Cortex-A7 design has been changed with 4 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU cores and the clock pace has been bumped up from 1.2GHz to 1.4GHz. The GPU has additionally been switched out for an Adreno 306, which ought to present a minor boost to gaming efficiency. Other hardware elements include an ever so slightly bigger non-removable 2,470 mAh battery and there is still dual-SIM compatibility with support for 4G download speeds up to 150 Mbps. When it comes to storage, the Motorola Moto G will be out there with either 8 GB or 16 GB of flash memory, which additionally determines the amount of RAM that comes with the phone. The Motorola Moto G still features a 1 GB of RAM in the 8GB model, however that is bumped up to 2GB when you go for 16GB of internal storage. Whereas 2GB across the board may have been preferable, the selection should permit Motorola to keep the price of its handset low.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen: Software

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen UI has all the beautiful goodies that Android 5.1 (Lollipop) introduced out and even some extra, all made by Motorola. That does not imply that the producer has filled the new Motorola Moto G with bloatware. Really, Motorola Moto G has only one custom application named, well …Moto.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen: Battery

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

When it comes to battery life, we got 10 hours and 46 minutes of steady SD video playback, which is about average for a smartphone powered by a Snapdragon 410 SoC. Whereas a single charge of the Motorola Moto G 3rd gen might not get you through a heavy day of utilization if you’re largely outdoors on 3G or 4G networks, you must be capable to get through a day with out much problem when you connect to Wi-Fi networks at home or at work, with cellular data used only if you find yourself commuting.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen: Performance

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

I was a bit of worried once I heard that the Snapdragon 410 powered the Motorola Moto G, as the identical generation of chip was packed contained in the LG G4c and that smartphone ran with the odd stutter and pause even from recent. Not too surprising, because the 410 is already a year and a half old.

Thankfully the Motorola Moto G 3 has been a easy experience so far, with applications opening as quickly as you tap them and no sign of the LG G4c’s struggles. Whether this may persist over time is another matter, though last year Snapdragon 400-packing Motorola Moto G remains to be running easily, so fingers crossed.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen: Specification

  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Body: 142.10 x 72.40 x 11.60mm
  • Weight: 155 g
  • Display: 720×1280 pixels , 5.0 inches
  • Memory: 8/16 GB internal, 32 GB expandable, 1/2 GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • Camera: 13 MP, 5 MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,470 mAh

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen: Verdict

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

If you’re buying a phone to impress others, the Motorola Moto G 3rd gen most likely is not for you because there are not any standout specs to boast about.

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