It was Motorola who started the trend of offering powerhouse devices at a very budget price. They were the pioneers of this method. Later, many companies took the cue and started building on this idea by releasing phones with killer specs which could complete with the flagship smartphones and of course, they starting coming at a very budget price.
These phones are basically targeted at individuals who want a decent-performing phone without offering an arm and a leg for it. Starting with the first Moto G, Motorola started dominating the budget smartphone market with excellent variants. Well, its 2015 and Motorola has come out with the 3rd generation device for their popular Moto G line-up.
Okay, so let’s get down to the figures as that as what grabs attention right now, with Chinese companies like Xiaomi and OnePlus offering huge numbers at a budget price. The Motorola Moto G3 has a 5inch HD display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and has IPX7 water-resistant certification. It also has new and improved cameras on the front and the back.
There is a 13megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. Under the hood, this device runs on a 1.4GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor which comes with 1/2GB RAM variants and 8GB/16GB of ROM. Thankfully, Motorola has also included a microSD card slot which allows the storage capacity of this device to expanded up to 32GB.
With an entry-level budget-smartphone like the Motorola Moto G3, the most important feature of this device is its IPX7 water-resistant certification which necessarily means that you can dip this device in water and it will work simply fine. Keep in mind that Motorola offers a low price but for that, you are basically provided the bare essentials for getting on with your daily chores.
The Motorola Moto G3 comes with 2USB ports in the form of a unique wall adapter. It further includes USB to Micro USB cable, a lot of literature and a pair of standard Motorola earbuds. The paperwork includes manuals, warranty statement, safety guide and SAR information. The 720p HD IPS display in the Motorola Moto G3 is good enough but it lacks the presence of a full HD 1080p display resolution.
On top of the display, there is an earpiece which doesn’t work as a speaker and on the bottom; there is a mono speaker and perhaps a lot better than backfiring speakers.
This device is quite similar to the previous generation Motorola Moto G, in terms of design and it has some minor similarities to the newly released Moto X Style, Pure and Play variants as well. The rear-cover is made up of a rubberized material which offers a solid grip and repels water as well.
There is a camera module placed on a metal strip which also has a dual LED flash and the design is similar to its big brother, the Motorola Moto X. There is a further 3.5mm jack located on the middle, at the top of the display. The power button and volume rockers are located on the right with the former rigid enough to get a better feeling while holding it.
The 720p display has its perks and while it may not be as vibrant as the 1080p display, this lower resolution in turn, saves battery life. The build quality is excellent with the back portion being resistant to any minor damages, scuffs or scratches.
The entire phone is made up of hardened polycarbonate plastic and ensures that this budget device doesn’t fall short on build quality.
The Motorola Moto G 3rd generation comes with the latest Android version 5.1.1 and this is the smartphone which receives the latest updates, right after Google rolls them out for their Nexus devices. A lot of Moto X gestures work on the Motorola Moto G 3rd generation like a double twist to turn on the camera and a double chop to turn the flashlight on/off.