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Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) – Is It Still the Best Budget Phone?

Updated on December 8, 2015

Motorola seems to have become one of the most popular smartphones when it comes to a budget purchase. Right from the inception of the Moto G series, the handset has took the Indian smartphone by surprise. Users loved the specs combined with the affordable price rate. In fact, the latest Moto G 3rd generation price in India makes it one of the best budget phones in the market now.


The 3rd generation Moto G’s features a classic Motorola design, which really make it a looker in the general crowd. However, the phone feels great in-hand (thanks to the polycarbonate frame), and the texture-finished back offers a superb combination of style and use. Moreover, the back cover is removable, but the battery is set to be non-removable. Moto Maker is another feature that allows further personalization to the phone Also, as with other Moto phones, the back covers are changeable, and add another fun aspect to these devices.


The device comes integrated with a 1.4GHz quad-core CortexA53 processor combined with Snapdragon 410 chipset, and employs Adreno 306 for graphic enhancement. There are two versions of the phone available, one with 1GB of RAM and 8GB memory, and the other with 2GB RAM and 16GB.


The 3rd gen Moto G comes with a relatively bigger battery, a 2470mAh. Although it may not look much numerically, it does have a significant impact on the phone’s performance. When compared with its 2nd gen counterpart using the same display settings, the 3rd gen was found to have an extended battery life of at least 90 minutes, thus allowing continuous video playback for until 11 hours (brightness - 170cd/m2).


This phone features a 5inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720x1280pixels. The panel supports pixel density of 294ppi, thus allowing the phone to render images and colors more precisely. Also, the phone clocked 430 nits brightness when the slider was taken to the maximum. However, once the ambient light sensor was illuminated, the brightness recorded was 539 nits.


There are two variations of the phone – one which has 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory, and the other with twice the amount of RAM, and 16GB internal memory. Of these, the 1GB model allows 4GB for user consumption, while the other offers approx. 12GB. Nevertheless, both models feature a Micro SD expansion slot up to 32GB.


In an impressive move from the company, the 3rd Gen handset features a 13MP rear camera, and the manufacturers have stated that this is the same lens found in Google’s Nexus 6. Again, this is great news, considering the Moto G 3rd generation price in India is less than half compared to Google’s flagship device. Also included is a 5MP front camera for selfies.


Moto G 3rd Gen comes with a quad-band and global 3G support. Moreover, the phone features dual SIM slots, Bluetooth 4.0, and internet connectivity features. This includes hotspot support as well as wired connectivity feature (by making use of microUSB 2.0).

Conclusively, the 3rd generation Moto G is a smart budget phone, which not only covers the basic but also offers users something extra. Its price is another added charm to it, making it all more desirable.

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