Motorola last month launched its new mid-range budget smartphone the new Moto G(3rd gen), which is said to be the successor of the Moto G (2nd gen). The device packs some good specs giving a competition to other budget devices in the mid-range segment. The company has also added new features to the device and one of them is that the body of the device is IPX7 certified,  which means it could stay under water at a depth of 1 meter for around 30 minutes. Motorola’s new MotoG(3rd gen)   comes in two variants, one with 1 GB of RAM having 8 GB of internal memory and the other with 2 GB of RAM having 16 GB of internal memory. For now, the new Moto G(3rd gen)  is  available in India only via Flipkart .So, let us see what the new Moto G(3rd gen) has to offer.

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General

Motorola’s new Moto G(3rd gen)  device is a dual-sim  device ,comes with 4G support. With the device, you will be getting the normal accessories like a pair of earphone which are of moderate quality, standard charger having two USB ports allowing you to charge two devices simultaneously at a time and a standard USB data cable for charging and for data shrinking. The battery on the device is sealed inside.

 

 

General
Device name Moto G(3rd Gen)
Company Motorola
Release Date July 2015
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Micro
Weight 155g
Dimension (5.59×2.85×0.46)inches
Body IPX7 certified
Colors available in Black,White

 

Display and Design

Coming to  the display and design. The new Moto G (3rd gen) comes with a 5.0-inch screen, having a IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of (720x1080p).The phone is having a Gorilla Glass 3 protection making the screen scratch resistant. Coming to the design of the device, the new Moto G(3rd gen) pretty much looks like the  Moto G (2nd gen) except the new curvier body, textured back giving a nice feel  in the hand .

Display
Screen Size 5.0 inch
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixel density ~ 294 ppi
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3

 

O.S and Interface

The new Moto G(3rd gen) runs on the latest Android O.S v5.1.1(Lollipop) , Motorola hasn’t confirmed yet whether the device will be getting any further Android update . The device’s interface gives a simple stock android experience, with not much of customization ,but the good thing is that the stock android interface gives you a lag free experience when it comes to multi-tasking. The  device doesn’t come with much of  third party apps  .

 

 

O.S & Hardware
O.S Android v5.1.1(Lollipop)
Processor 1.4 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
GPU Adreno 306
RAM 1/2 GB
Internal memory 8/16 GB
micro-SD slot Yes
Expandable memory up to 128 GB
Sensors
Proximity Sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient Light Sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

Hardware and Storage

Motorola has also improved the hardware, the new Moto G(3rd gen), the device is powered by a Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, supported by 1 / 2 GB of RAM, now as Motorola is offering two variants, it will be better to go with the 2 GB variant which will give a smooth multi-tasking experience without many lags compared to the 1 GB variant. Coming to the GPU the device has an Adreno 306 GPU, for gamers the device will give an average performance when it comes to gaming , the device is  most suitable for moderate gaming.

                    When it comes to the storage  the Moto G(3rd gen)   comes in two variants one variant offers 8 GB of internal memory and the other one offers  16 GB of internal memory , both the device comes with a microSD slot which can be expanded up to 128 GB. However, it is better to go with the 16 GB variant.

Camera and Connectivity

Motorola has improved in the  camera department , the new Moto G(3rd gen) is equipped with a 13 MP rear facing camera offering a resolution of (4120 x 3496p) ,having a dual LED flash which allows you take pictures with a good amount of light in indoor and low-light conditions. At the front, there is a 5 MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. Both the camera takes good quality pictures. When it comes to video recording the device allows you to record full HD videos at 1080p@30fps. The Moto G(3rd gen) comes with a simple camera interface having features like HDR, autofocus, panorama,geo-tagging, face detection. Motorola has added new features to the device one of them is when the device is locked ,if  you rotate it  twice the camera app will open up and on rotating again the front camera will open. On default, the video will be recorded at 1080p and slow motion recording is allowed at 720p.

                 When it comes to connectivity, the new Moto G(3rd gen) comes with 4G,3G,2G  n support, other than that the device comes with all common connectivity options like Bluetooth v4.0 ,Wifi,FM Radio .Another good thing about this device is that both the sim slots support 4G.The Moto G(3rd Gen) also comes with U.S.B O.T.G support, all you need to have is a third party app,which can be downloaded from play store.

Camera
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
touch-focus,
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v 4.0,A2Dp,LE
EDGE Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
GPS Yes
USB OTG Yes
USB micro-USB,v 2.0

Battery and Price

Powering the new Moto G(3rd gen) is a Li-lon 2470 mAh non-removable battery which gives  a decent talk time backup of around 11 hours in 3g and about 14 hours in 2G .The 2470 mAh battery is non-removable.

                 The new Motorola Moto G(3rd gen) comes with two variants ,the 1 GB RAM having 8 GB internal memory  variant sits with a price tag of Rs 11,999 and the 16 GB variant having 2 GB RAM sits with a price tag of Rs 12,999,the Moto G(3rd gen) is only available at Flipkart. If you are thinking of getting the device it is better you get the 16 GB variant having 2 GB of RAM.

Multimedia
FM Radio Yes
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Loud Speaker Mono
Battery
Capacity 2470 mAh (Li-lon)
Removable No
Talk Time upto 11+ hrs (3G)
up to 14+ hrs (2G)

Conclusion

Motorola has finally brought a good device in the mid-range market, which gives you a satisfying performance in every department. If you are looking to getting a new mid-range budget device, please do give a look at the Moto G(3rd gen) and  go for the higher variant having 2 GB of RAM.

 

 

Store & Price
flipkart Rs 11999 Buy Moto G
flipkart Rs 12999Buy Moto G