Motorola started a big revolution in year 2013 by launching its Moto G (First Generation) device because there was hardly any smartphone available with such specifications in its price. But over the years, the competition has reached the seventh sky and it is hard to survive in the smartphone market. Chinese Companies are coming with some of the best featured products at reasonable price in the Asian markets and few parts of the world too. But Moto G smartphones are powered with some of the stunning features that make the user to buy its smartphones. Let us shower few words over the Moto G (3rd Gen) review.
Moto G (3rd Gen) Review
Moto G (3rd Gen) was launched in year 2015. Though its fourth generation has been launched, but the sales of Moto G (3rd Gen) have hardly went down. Let us discover the range of features it provides to the users.
Design & Built
Only few minor changes were made in the front while you will notice a significant change behind. The metallic grille has been added which stood on earpiece speaker and at the base too. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The edges of this smartphone have got shiny metallic finish. You will find USB port at the bottom edge, 3.5mm audio jack on the top edge, and volume rocker and power buttons on side edges.
The 13MP camera is on the back panel having dual LED flash just below it. The phone comes with IPx7 certification for being water resistant. The SIM slots and SD card slot can be found after opening the rear cover. It comes in lightweight segment weighing just 155g.
Motorola has gone with same screen size that was seen in its second generation smartphone. Moto G (3rd Gen) has a 5inches HD display screen that it protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone comes with decent display. A slight blue tinge is added to its display. You will not notice any backlight bleeding while watching the movies or playing games on this third generation smartphone.
Software & UI
Moto G third generation comes pre-loaded with stock Android 5.1OS. It comes installed with few applications. The Moto app lets you to customize your smartphone according to your preferences. It has even added gestures like Quick Capture, Moto Display, and Chop Twice. Quick Capture activates the camera with just a flick of wrist. Moto Display only list up the display portion needed to be lightened. Chop Twice is used to activate the torch light.
The phone might disappoint you because of its hardware configuration. It comes installed with Quad-Core Cortex A53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, which is not a high-end chipset. But it is well paired with 2GB RAM to deliver you a decent performance.
Moto G third generation comes with 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash having f/2.0 aperture. The 5MP front camera is a gift for selfie lovers. The images captured from the camera are stunning and look decent. Camera has been improved as compared to its predecessor. It has different settings for the camera and you can customize your photos too.
The phone doesn’t have decent performance. The processing speed is little low, but the RAM makes for it. When we played games like Asphalt8 and Dead Trigger2, the phone worked smoothly. Most of you will be disappointed by the photos captured in low light conditions as most of them look fuzzy.
Storage & Connectivity
The phone comes with two variants having different storage options. The first variant comes with 8GB internal storage memory while the second one has got 16GB storage memory. Both the memories can be expanded through microSD card. Wi-Fi, 3g, 4G, LTE, GPS, Bluetooth are some of the connectivity options available with this smartphone.
Battery & Price
It has got 2470mAh battery. It even has even got Android battery saver mode. The phone lasts for a day if you perform normal tasks over it. It is available in two different variants – the 8GB ROM & 1GB RAM model is priced at 9,999 INR and 16GB ROM & 2GB RAM model is priced at 12,999 INR on most of the online stores.
Why People should buy Moto G (3rd Gen)?
- Good battery
- 2G RAM
- Two different variants available
- Good Camera
Why people should not buy Moto G (3rd Gen)?
- Poor imaging in low light
- Poor Processing speed
The Bottom Line
Moto G (3rd) is the smartphone for people who love gaming. The camera will impress you, but at the same time may disappoint you with poor imaging in low light conditions. The phone comes with two different variants and you can choose to buy the smartphone accordingly.