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Moto G (3rd Generation) Review: The Packed Performer

The exciting revival of Motorola under the guidance of Google and Lenovo has done a lot good for the first ever manufacturer of mobile phones. The G-series of phones from Motorola have dominated the mid-range market since their launch.

There have been two editions of the G-series and with the 3rd generation of the phone released, there are lots of expectations from it. Also, with paytm offers giving cashback for purchase of these devices, there is more reason to look forward to it. Let us see how the latest release from Motorola fares against its competitors. Here’s the comprehensive review

Design

Moto G (3rd Generation) Review: The Packed Performer

Moto G (3rd Generation) has the same build as the two previous G-series phones. There is a big 5-inch screen with a resolution of 720p at 294 pixels per inch (PPI). The top part of the phone has the 3.5mm headphone jack and the bottom end has a USB port for charging and connectivity. The right side has the power key and the volume rocker while the left side is left free.

The phone weighs 155 grams and is 11.6mm thick. The dimension are good enough for a phone of this size. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to save the display from unexpected falls. The phone is IPX7 certified and can survive underwater up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.

Specifications

Moto G (3rd Generation) Review: The Packed Performer

The device which runs on 1.4GHz Quad-core processor has Adreno 306 GPU for all graphic needs. The dual-SIM phone comes in two variants with different internal memory – 8GB and 16GB. The 8GB internal memory device comes with 1GB of RAM while the 16GB variant comes with 2GB of RAM.

The back camera is 13MP and can shoot very good quality pictures and there is a 5MP primary camera for selfie shots. Other features include Auto Focus, dual-LED flash, face detection and auto-HDR.

Performance

Moto G (3rd Generation) Review: The Packed Performer

The device performs exceptionally well in all the benchmark tests. Running on stock Android v.5.1.1 Lollipop, the device does well on playing videos and games. The web browser experience is also good on the device. It offers a smooth and glitch-free experience.

The 2470mAh battery can last for a long time due to the new power cell that propels it. It can easily survive for a full day with heavy usage. Heavy usage includes video playback, web browsing, making calls and leaving Wi-Fi on at all times. The 13MP camera on the device will excite the photography enthusiasts since it comes with a range of functionalities. The 5MP front camera is good for selfies and takes good quality shots.

Connectivity

Moto G (3rd Generation) Review: The Packed Performer

There is 4G LTE support for both the SIM cards that come with the device. Besides that, the phone has Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, microUSB v.2.0 and Bluetooth v.4.0.

Conclusion

Motorola has perfected the G-series with every generation update. The 3rd generation is slick and fast with all latest features to make it a deserving piece. You can make a go for the phone if you are looking for a mid-range device with good features.