Top 7 things to know about the Motorola Moto G(3rd gen)

Motorola’s mid-range device was launched earlier last this year in the month of July and it has been one of the most anticipated phones of 2015.Motorola has brought a lot of changes in its new device and added many new features found in its high-end device Moto X , currently it is one of the best mid-range devices you will find on the market. There are many Motorola fans who have already got the device and many are willing to get it but before you do ,there few certain things you should now about the new Motorola Moto G(3rd gen).

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Here is the list of the top 7 things you should know about the new Motorola Moto G(3rd gen)-

1.The Moto G(3rd gen) is water resistant, not waterproof

There are many who thinks that the device is waterproof as the body of the device is the IPX7 certified , but in reality, the device is not waterproof at all ,it can resist water up to a certain amount, which protects the device from any kind of damage. The Moto G(3rd gen) can stay under water at a depth of 1 meter for about 30 minutes. The water resistant body protects the body from splashes of liquid, but don’t think that it can withstand heavy splashes of liquids.

2. Moto G(3rd gen) variants and Availability

Motorola launched the new Moto G(3rd gen) in two variants. One variant has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory and the higher one comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory.The higher variant will cost you Rs 12999, whereas the lower variant will cost you Rs 11999. So, by paying one more thousand you can get the higher variant which will give you a smooth performance, which you won’t get in the lower variant. Like the  predecessor,the Moto G(3rd Gen) is also available in India via Flipkart.

 3.Android Marshmallow v6.0 update

Though the Moto G(3rd gen) is running on Android version (5.1.1) Lollipop , Motorola has also confirmed that the device will be receiving the latest Android v6.0 Marshmallow update.

 4.Improved Camera

Motorola’s mid-range devices don’t have the reputation of having a good camera but all that is past, the new  Moto G(3rd gen) is about to change your conception ,the device is equipped with a 13 MP rear camera  which takes good quality pictures in both indoor and outdoor conditions, the rear camera is supported by a dual tone LED flash which produces good amount of light in low-lighting conditions allowing you take pictures without much noise . Motorola has also added new gestures for the camera if the device is rotated  twice when it is locked the camera app will open  and again on rotating the front camera will come up.The camera of the device is one of the best available in the mid-range market.

 5.Moto display

Like the predecessor, the Motorola Moto G(3rd gen) don’t have a notification LED, instead Motorola has added a new feature called  “Moto display” to the device, so whenever you pick up the device , if there is any kind of notifications, a small bubble  will pop-up in the screen which will show you the notifications and you can read it from there, without unlocking the device.

 6.No more dual stereo speakers

Unlike the other generations of the Moto G which had a dual stereo speaker, the new Moto G(3rd gen) has only a single speaker, but the good thing is that  the  speaker is loud enough and gives you a good sound experience.

 7.USB O.T.G Support

The Moto G(3rd Gen) is the first mid-range device from Motorola to have the USB On-the-go support, but initially, you won’t be able to use it until and unless you install a third-party app USB OTG app from Google play store.


Device name Moto G(3rd Gen)
Company Motorola
Release Date July 2015
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Micro
Weight 155 g
Dimension (5.59×2.85×0.46)inches
Body IPX7 certified
Colors available in Black,White
Screen Size 5.0 inch
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixel density ~ 294 ppi
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
O.S & Hardware
O.S Android v5.1.1(Lollipop)
Processor 1.36 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
GPU Adreno 306
Internal memory 16 GB
micro-SD slot Yes
Expandable memory up to 128 GB
Proximity Sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient Light Sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Primary Camera 13 MP
Resolution 4128×3096 pixels
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Video HD recording at 1080p @30fps
Features Dual-tone LED flash,panorama,auto-focus,
HDR,face detection,Geo-tagging
Wi-Fi Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v 4.0,A2Dp,LE
3G Yes
4G Yes
USB micro-USB,v 2.0
FM Radio Yes
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Loud Speaker Mono
Capacity 2470 mAh (Li-Po)
Removable No
Talk Time up to 10+ hrs (3G)
up to 13+ hrs (2G)
Store & Price
flipkart Rs 10,999 Click here to buy
amazon Rs 10,999 Click here to buy