The Moto G helped Motorola make a big comeback in emerging markets like India. Thanks to its excellent price to feature ratio and smooth performance, the phone ended up becoming the benchmark for budget Android devices.
The company, now owned by Lenovo, improvised on the original version of the phone and introduced the second-generation Moto G, last year with support for external storage and an improved camera.
Just like its predecessor, the phone was well received but the landscape had changed alot. The market witnessed the entry of Xiaomi and other Chinese handset brands and is now inundated with budget Android smartphones.
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Motorola just introduced the third-generation variant of the same smartphone with a water-resistant design, more RAM, upgraded front and rear cameras and a refined design. But is this enough to beat rivals? We try to find out…
FEATURES YOU’LL LOVE
You need your phone to be there for you, even in less-than-ideal conditions. IPX7-rated water protection keeps your phone safe from splashes and drops in water.* After an accidental splash into a puddle or sink, just dry off your phone and keep going
Corning® Gorilla® Glass display
You need a phone that can stand up to your demanding lifestyle. Corning® Gorilla® Glass spans Moto G from nearly edge to edge to help keep your phone protected from unsightly scrapes and scratches.
The new Moto G3 is designed to last a full day, and then some. With a 2470 mh battery†, you can go about your jam-packed day and not worry about battery life. Go to school or work, visit with friends, then head out for the evening – and still have enough juice to get home.
Make your Moto G3 your very own.
Make your Moto G3 your very own with Motorola Shells. Choose your favourite colour, or a protective Motorola Flip Shell that protects your phone, front and back.
Get the best performance with a pure Android™ experience.
Moto G3 runs Android™ Lollipop, free from unnecessary software that slows you down.
Notifications at a glance
Moto G3 display lets you preview notifications and updates. Decide which ones you want to see. Play and pause music without unlocking your phone.†† Nudge your phone to see what’s new, then go to the app — or leave it for later.
YOUR PHONE DOES IT FOR YOU
Go ahead, do it all.
With a fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 processor, 1.4 GHz quad-core CPU, and advanced Adreno graphics, you can switch back and forth between your favourite apps without slowing down.
Sharp details. Stunning HD.
With a sharp 12.7cm(5) HD display, every photo, video, and game looks its best. Experience vivid colours, deep blacks, and crisp whites—even outdoors.
Speed without overspending.
The new Moto G3 gives you the blazing-fast speed of 4G LTE. So you can browse the web, stream music, play games, and watch videos. It’s a small price to pay for a whole lot of speed.
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Great shots. All the time.
The new Moto G3 delivers high-quality photos in any environment with a 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera. Even in low light, the ultra-fast f2.0 lens produces crystal-clear images, and the colour-balancing dual LED flash preserves colour and clarity. What’s more, High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging helps you capture both the brightest highlights and darkest shadows, just as your eyes see them.
Advanced water resistance
IPX7-rated protection from splashes and accidental drops in water.*
13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
Includes a colour-balancing dual LED flash.
12.7cm(5) HD display
Brilliant display quality and the strength of Corning® Gorilla® Glass.
Slot for an optional microSD card with up to 32 GB capacity.**
A 2470 mAh battery lasts all day.†
4G LTE speed
Browse, stream music, watch video, and play games at blazing speed.
AndroidTM Lollipop 5.1.1
Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 410 (MSM8916) processor with 1.4 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 with 400 MHz GPU
8 GB or 16 GB, removable storage supports up to 32 GB microSD card (sold separately)
Height: 142.1mm (5.59 inches)
Width: 72.4mm (2.85 inches)
Curve: 6.1-11.6mm (0.24-0.48 inches)
155g (5.47 ounces)
12.7cm(5), 720p HD (1280 x 720), 294 ppi, Corning® Gorilla(TM) Glass 3
2470 mAh, mixed usage up to 24 hours
GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, 4G LTE
Bands (by model)
Moto G (XT1550)
LTE (1, 3, 7, 8, 28,40) UMTS/HSPA+ (900, 2100, 850 MHz)
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Field of view (FOV) 76 degrees
CCT dual-LED flash
Quick Capture (twist wrist to launch camera)
Tap anywhere to capture
4X digital zoom (drag to zoom in/out)
Slow motion video
Manual focus and exposure controls
- Active viewfinder (recognizes QR codes and barcodes)
1 GB and 2 GB
Field of view (FOV) 72 degrees
Tap anywhere to capture
- 4X digital zoom
- Slow motion video
- Burst mode
- Auto HDR
- Tap to focus
- Quick Capture
Dual Sim (Micro SIM)
Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack
Bluetooth version 4.0 LE
802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
Earpiece, loudspeaker, 2-mic support
1080p HD video, 30 fps (MPEG4, H.264)
GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Accelerometer (2), Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity, Sensor Hub
Black or White
In the box
Moto G3, Wall Charger, Guides
Motorola Shells (sold separately)
Black, Navy, Cabernet, Golden Yellow, Lime, Cherry, Blue, Turqouise, Raspberry, Chalk
Motorola Flip Shells (sold separately)
Turquoise with Dark Teal, Blue with Navy, Raspberry with Cabernet, Crimson with Cherry, Licorice with Charcoal.