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Unboxing and Hands On: The New Moto G (Gen 3)

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After weeks of speculations and leaks, Motorola has finally launched the new Moto G (Gen 3) today. The device will be available on Flipkart from midnight today priced starting at Rs. 11,999. From the first look, Motorola has made some notable improvements in the phone, such as an increased battery life, upgrading the rear camera, and has made Android Lollipop the default OS that will be compatible with 4G network.

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The phone comes with a dual USB port charger, a mini USB cable for charging and data transfer purpose and the usual documents containing warranty card and user manual. Similarly designed to the previous generation Moto G, the phone’s back panel has a nice finish. The power and volume button is located on the right side of the phone.

The Moto G (Gen 3) has the same display as its predecessor, a 5 inch HD display with 720p resolution. For a mid-range phone that this was, Motorola could have included a full HD display, but surprisingly didn’t. The processor has been upgraded from Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 to Qualcomm Snapdragon 410. However, the user won’t notice any major difference since it’s a known fact that the two processors perform quite similarly.

Knowing the current 4G scenario in India, Motorola has wisely included 4G support in the Moto G (Gen 3). Perhaps this also explains the need for a bigger battery, which has been upped from 2070 mAh to 2470 mAh. The phone will be available in two variants – the 8GB storage + 1GB RAM and  the 16GB storage + 2GB RAM. While the former is meant for casual users, the latter has been aimed towards gamers.

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The new Moto G gets a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. The rear camera comes with Dual LED CCT Flash. The flash can be activated and deactivated by chopping the phone twice. The feature has been added after the company noted that people were wasting time by trying to access the flashlight from the camera.

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Moving over, the 2015 Moto G has been certified IPx7, which means that the phone can stay submerged under 1m of water for 30 minutes. The IPx7 certification helps in country like India, where people often get frustrated due to rains damaging the inside of their phones. The phone can be customised using shell colours available in 10 different colours and flip colours available in five different colours. These back panels have rubber seals which ensure that the phone’s IPx7 certification stays intact.

Watch the full unboxing and hands on video here:

Check out the specifications 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

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Tejan Mitra
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19 comments
Sudipto Sanyal
Sudipto Sanyal

camera samples ang gaming review will be appreciated

Anurag Singh
Anurag Singh

In moto g 3rd gen what are the preferred network types are given in 2nd gen only 3g and 2g is given. Due to that it switch automatically between 2g or 3g. due to that i suffer a lot in using internet

Ayan Mondal
Ayan Mondal

Is the Moto G Gen 3 really worth buying when there are at par products from the parent company "Lenovo" itself like that of Lenovo K3 note and also devices like Redmi Note 4G from Xiaomi with such low pricing , however with almost same specs ??

Aran Naikar
Aran Naikar

Does it have led notification and otg support?

Nekib Ahmed
Nekib Ahmed

Is the pre installed WhatsApp uninstalls uninstallable?

Sagar Bechúm
Sagar Bechúm

Most of the specs have been mentioned wrong...front cam is 5mp not 2mp!

Aran Naikar
Aran Naikar

Bharat Sir which one is better Moto G 3rd Gen(2gbram/16gb rom) vs Samsung Galaxy J5?

Gohar Munir
Gohar Munir

Android M is not fully named yet. And not even released. Just a developer preview. However if you want Android M, get Nexus 6

Raiden Scorp
Raiden Scorp

lollipop I need Android M(Macadamia nut Cooky) 6.0