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Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen 8GB

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Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen 8GB Description

Pros
  • Upgradeable to Android Marshmallow
  • Stock Android user experience
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • IPX7-rated Water-resistant design
Cons
  • Non removable battery
Overview

Motorola has really managed to step up its game in India as well as world over with its Moto series of smartphones. So much so that speculations are being crafted for the next generations of its Moto G smartphone. However, all speculations has already been put to a stop since the latest device has made its debut in India. Apart from some cosmetic changes, there are not many groundbreaking changes in the handset.

Design

The design is much more elegant and stylish then previous two generations of the handset. While the front of the handset remains unchanged with similar front firing dual speakers like the Moto G 2nd Generation. However, the actual change is visible on the rear panel of the device. Motorola has chosen to retain the dimple with its logo inside, however, this time around the camera and the logo is nestled on a metallic strip that lends it an elegant touch. The rest of the design including the placement of the ports and buttons remains the same.

Display

Coming to the display of the handset, the handset manufacturer retains the 5-inch IPS LCD display from the previous generation of the smartphone. The display also offers the same 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, which means that the display is still a delight to look at. The handset also comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection.

User Experience

The all new smartphone comes with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, out of the box. Furthermore, it also happens to be one of the first in line to receive the upcoming Android M update. With the visually appealing Material design introduced in Lollipop and host of innovative features that Android M brings to the plate, user experience is bound to be anything but pleasant.

Performance and Battery Life

We have already mentioned that the user experience is beyond pleasant on the new Moto G device and the same is enhanced by the performance. It comes with a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor that has been clocked at 1.4 GHz for smooth and fast performance. The processor has been coupled with 1 GB of RAM that provides ample memory for the device to perform at its best. Motorola has equipped the handset with a 2470 mAh battery unit that has been rated to deliver a backup of 24 hours on mixed usage.

Camera Technology

The new Moto G comes with a powerful setup of cameras that is a bump up from the previous generation smartphone. It boasts of an improved 13 MP primary camera on the rear panel that will appeal to the photography lovers. On the other hand, the front panel of the handset houses a 5 Megapixel snapper that will appeal to those love to click selfies.

Competitors

We already have Octa-core devices like Xiaomi Mi 4i, Xiaomi Mi4, Lenovo K3 Note and Samsung Galaxy S4 to name a few in this segment. All of these devices are much better as compared to the 3rd generation of Moto G. However, for Moto fans, it will turn out to be the best choice.

Verdict

Despite having lesser specifications and performance chops than its competition in Indian market, Motorola has always come up on the top owing to the premium feel of its devices and value for money vis a vis brand value. Moto G 3rd Generation is an even more better looking handset than its predecessor and is expected to sell well in the country.

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Key Features See Full Specs
Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • 1.4 GHz Core
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB Storage
  • 5.0" (12.7 cm) Display
  • 2470 mAh Battery
  • 13 MP Rear Camera
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • Dual SIM
  • No Quick Charging
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Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen 8GB Specifications

General Specifications Launch Date July 28, 2015
Brand Motorola
Model Moto G (3rd Gen) 8GB
Color Black, White
Form Factor Touchbar
Category Smartphone
Dual SIM
Hybrid SIM
SIM Card Micro
Waterproof
Water resistant for up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1 meter, IPX7
Facial Recognition
Network LTE+GSM
Operating System Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Upgradable To V6.0 (Marshmallow)
Dimensions 142.1 x 72.4 x 11.6 mm
Weight 155 grams
Processor & RAM Processor 1.4 GHz 64 bit (Cortex A53)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
RAM 1 GB
GPU Adreno 306
Display Size 5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
Screen IPS LCD
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Class 3
Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, HD
Pixel Density 294 ppi
Colours 16M
Keyboard Touch
Screen to Body Ratio 66.83 %
Stylus
Other Input Features Multi-touch
Camera Rear Camera
13 MP
Front Camera
5 MP
Rear Flash
Dual-color LED Flash
Rear Camera Sensor CMOS image sensor
Rear Camera Aperture f/2.0
Rear Camera Features Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst Mode
Rear Auto Focus
Video Recording
1080p@30fps, Full HD
Zoom
Digital Zoom, Up To 4x
Battery Battery Capacity 2470 mAh
Battery Type Li-ion, Non Removable
Wireless Charging
Quick Charging
Talk Time 3G 24 hr
Connectivity GPRS
2G GSM 1900/1800/900/850
3G HSDPA 2100/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps
4G LTE Cat4 150 Mbps
WiFi
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Bluetooth
v4.0
GPS
A-GPS, Glonass
USB Port microUSB 2.0
Edge
HDMI
USB OTG
USB Type-C
Entertainment & Multimedia Ringtone Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration
Radio
Headset
Audio Format AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Video Format 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WebM, Xvid, DivX
Speaker
Storage Internal Storage 8 GB
Expandable Storage
Up to 32 GB
Card Slot microSD
Calling & Messaging Phone Book
Practically Unlimited
SMS
MMS
Instant Messaging
Email
Additional Information Items in the Box Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Disclaimer: The specifications shown may be different from actual. Please confirm with the retailer site before purchasing.

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