Moto G (Gen 3) Vs Moto G (Gen 2): What’s the Difference?

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Moto G (Gen 3) Vs Moto G (Gen 2): What’s the Difference?

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Motorola has finally released the Moto G (Gen 3). The new phone has been in the news for quite a few months, thanks to the leaks made by retailers and sources. The Moto G (Gen 2) was a hit, like its predecessor but will be discontinued from today because the company is confident that the new Moto G (Gen 3) will perform well.

Let’s see how the Moto G (Gen 3) performs against its predecessor, the Moto G (Gen 2)


Moto G (Gen 2)

Moto G (Gen 3)

Display  5 inches, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5 inches, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Resolution HD, 1280 x 720 pixels HD, 1280×720 pixels
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad-core 1.4 Ghz Quad Core
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 306
Storage  8GB 8GB/16GB
Expandable Upto 32 GB 32 GB
Rear Camera 8MP 13MP
Front Camera 2MP 5MP
Video 720p HD, 30 fps 1080p HD video, 30 fps
Battery 2070 mAh 2470 mAh
Operating System Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop) 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
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 Not available on Flipkart  Rs. 11,999 for 8 GB and Rs. 12,999 for 16 GB

Motorola has made some notable improvements in the new Moto G (Gen 3), such as increasing the battery life, upgrading the rear camera and making Android Lollipop the default OS, compatible with 4G networks.

To begin with, the 2015 Moto G comes in two variants – the 8GB storage + 1GB RAM and  the 16GB + 2GB – while the former is for casual users, the latter has been aimed towards gamers. The new Moto G has a bigger battery than its predecessor due to the phone supporting 4G network. Given the current 4G scenario in the country, Motorola has made the smart move to include 4G capability.

Motorola has changed the processor from Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 to Snapdragon 410. Both processors are known to perform in a similar manner, so the users shouldn’t feel any difference between the Moto G (Gen 2) and the new Moto G. With display, Motorola has gone for the “If it ain’t broke, then why fix it” philosophy. The display is the same as Moto G (Gen 2), keeping the same 5 inch HD display with 720p resolution.

The rear and front camera of the Moto G (Gen 3) get an update. The new Moto G has a 13MP rear camera as compared to its predecessor’s 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, as compared to the Gen 2’s 2MP front snapper.

According to Motorola, the Moto G (Gen 3) will be available for a price of Rs. 11,999 (8GB) and Rs. 12,999 (16GB) at Flipkart from midnight tonight. Although the processor has been upgraded, along with the camera and 4G support has been added, we will only find out when we review the product.

Watch the unboxing and hands on with the new Moto G (Gen 3) here:

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