Moto G3 is the third device of Moto G series, Moto G was a first Android device offered good specs and smooth performance in just Rupees 12-13 thousand. Moto G3 is the third device in Moto G line-up and there are many customers who liking the device and making this series successful.
So why people are liking it?
There can be numerous reasons for opting Moto G phones, but some of them are brand value, price, faith in Motorola and the wide range of service centre. I can’t say this is an updated/upgraded device in the mobile market because G3 still lacking many features which are already in many devices in this price range, for me it’s just an upgrade version of Moto G2.
- 5 Inch 720p(HD) IPS LCD display with 294 PPI & Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- IPX7 Certified – water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes.
- 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 chipset, 1.4GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 GPU, 1GB/2GB of RAM.
- 13 MegaPixel main camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone flash, 1080p video capture @30fps, Quick Capture gesture controls and 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture.
- 8GB 0r 16GB Internal memory option with expandable up to 32GB.
- Dual SIM with 4G support
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with very less bloat-ware
- 2,470mAh non-removable battery
Designs & Display:
Motorola has rolled out minor improvements to the design in the front and significant on the back. The edge has a shiny metallic finish with the power/standby and volume rocker button located on the right side.
3.5mm audio jack in the centre on top of the phone and at the bottom it has the micro USB port for charging and data transfer. Motorola has brought up major improvements in the rear side of the phone where you will see the removable rear-cover which is textured and gives a perfect grip.
There is a 13MP rear camera at the top, followed by the dual LED flash and the Motorola logo at the base of the same grey column. After opening the rear cover you will see phone completely sealed and just slots for SIM cards and the MicroSD card on the top portion.
Motorola retained the same 5-inch screen size with same 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 PPI pixel density) IPS LCD display. So the screen is not that great what you might have already seen in some other devices in the same price range which is disappointing. Outdoor visibility in bright sunlight is good.
Performance & Software:
I have been using the 16GB version of the phone which has 2GB RAM and since it doesn’t have much bloatware it runs smooth and fast enough much smoother than the Moto G2. The call quality was really good, with the sound loud and clear at both ends of the call. Moto G3 ships with Android 5.1.1 which is almost stock except for few pre-installed Moto apps and few added settings. Overall the performance is decent and you will enjoy the bloat-free android.
Moto G3 has the feature called Moto Display it the same that we have seen in Moto X where you can see time and other notifications on the lock screen without waking the phone up. The phone will detect when you pick it up and automatically shows this information without you having to do anything, since it doesn’t have AMOLED display I’m not going to vote in favour for this but still its cool.
Camera & Battery Backup:
Moto G3 has 13 Mega Pixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone flash. 13MP rear and 5 MP front camera is very common camera combination these days. With Moto G3 you can capture good images in daylight with both primary and secondary camera but in low light and in the night you might see noises some time its too much.
In night if the object is not distant then you can take pictures with flash which will produce decent images. I’m not blaming only the camera but also the default camera app because I’m getting a bit better images with Google Camera. The front camera is great to take a selfie in decent light.
Moto G3 has 2,470 mAh battery which is much more than the predecessor, the battery life is very good that might also because of HD display and stock android. I have been using this device from past 5 days and I”m getting more than a full day battery with normal uses like calling, chatting, browsing and playing video.
Price & Conclusion:
Price of Moto G3 is Rs.12999 in India. Overall Moto G3 is a decent device with the solid build quality and you can also enjoy the stock android in budget price. It has remarkable battery life. But if you are not a very big fan of stock android and you give importance to display quality and camera instead then you should go with Xiaomi Mi 4i which will come at the same price but far better display, performance and camera quality.