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Launchpad: Introducing the Moto G (Gen 3)

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Launchpad: Introducing the Moto G (Gen 3)

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Motorola announced the launch of its new smartphone the Moto G (Gen 3) today. The phone is part of the Moto G series, which became a huge success in India when its first installment released in November 2013. Their mantra is to give their user the pure Android experience, priced reasonably.

For the launch of Moto G (Gen 3), iGyaan’s founder Bharat Nagpal sat down with Motorola India’s General Manager, Amit Boni for an exclusive interview.

Watch the full interview here:

The unique feature about the Moto G (Gen 3) is that it is one of the few exclusive devices with a waterproof system supported by an IPX7 software. Hence, it can stay in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Apart from that, the phone caters to regular smartphone users and claims to be sturdy.

It comes with the Android Lollipop 5.1.1, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor with 1.4 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 with 400 MHz GPU.

The display boasts of a 5-inch, 720p HD (1280 x 720), 294 ppi with a battery of 2,470 mAh, mixed usage up to 24 hours. It provides a 4G LTE network connection with a rear camera of up to13MP f/2.0, Field of view (FOV) 76 degree, and a front camera of 5 MP f/2.2, Field v (FOV)  72 degrees Display flash with fixed focus.

The phone will be available in two variants – the 8GB storage + 1GB RAM and the 16GB storage + 2GB RAM. Both variants are expandable upto 32GB.

Moto G Gen 3 2

A more detailed specification is given below:

Check out the specifications and our hands on video for the Moto G (Gen 3):

Specifications

Moto G (Gen 3)

Display 5 inches, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Resolution HD, 1280×720 pixels
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
Processor 1.4 Ghz Quad Core
GPU Adreno 306
RAM 1GB/2GB
Storage 8GB/16GB
Expandable Upto 32 GB
Rear Camera 13MP
Front Camera 2MP
Video 1080p HD video, 30 fps
Battery 2470 mAh
Operating System Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Connectivity Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800)
Price  Rs. 11,999/ Rs. 12,999

The smartphone will be able on Flipkart tonight onwards, at midnight and you can expect to have various offers on Flipkart and Mintra, thanks to this collaboration. The 8GB version priced at Rs.11,999 and the 16GB at Rs.12,999. According to the company, the Moto G (Gen 3) has been custom made for the Indian monsoon season and for day to day users. It may not be the perfect phone for gamers, but with a price of Rs. 11,999/12,999 and the upgraded specifications, the Moto G Gen 3 should be up for a good start.

The Moto G (Gen 2) will be discontinued on Flipkart from today and you have the option of exchanging your old Moto E and G (Gen 2) phones, for the new Moto G (Gen 3), which you will get a heavy discount for. So do give it a good thought.

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Rachel Issac
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Rachel Issac, very much like Jon Snow, knows nothing. She likes to sleep, read, write and watch TV. Asymmetrical things bother her and she currently uses her spare time to write for iGyaan.in.
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SouL Prisoner
SouL Prisoner

Moto's round/bent design pisses me off like nothing. Literally nothing.