Moto G 3rd Gen Review: Stability With Unique Experience

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Motorola calls it the Moto G 3rd Generation, but we know it as the Moto G 2015.

Irrespective of what you call it, Motorola’s newest entry-level smartphone upgrades the features but keeps the reasonable price tag. From added durability to a more superior design, this year’s Moto G takes forward the legacy where the 2014 model left off. But can this budget device rule as the best buy in budget smartphone section, or will it fall back this time around?
Let us find that out, and much more, in our full review of the Motorola Moto G 2015!
Design and Display
The Moto G 3rd gen has a design that’s typical Motorola, but it still has a distinctive touch. While the smartphone does not exactly stand out in the crowd in terms of looks, the in-hand feel is really decent. The textured back achieves the right balance between design and functionality – it looks good and provides enough tension to offer a steady grip, without having rough finishes seen on some other smartphones.
The back of the Moto G 3rd gen is detachable but the battery is sealed off for the water resistance, probably one of the best feature of the device considering its price. If you are spending your hard-earned money and buying a smartphone, picking one that can be durable and face the rains and endure accidental spills, over one that has a full-HD display or an octa-core processor is a good buy.
Moto G 3rd gen has a 5-inch display, which comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, has decent viewing angles and you will not face any problems in terms of visibility under bright sunlight.
Software
Predictably, the new Moto G features a near-pure Android experience, meaning you will have access to the Google Now launcher, with just a couple Motorola-specific apps thrown into the mix. The first of those, by the way, is Moto Display, which shows you waiting notifications or the time automatically when you pick the handset up or pull it out of your pocket.
Motorola’s collection of apps also includes Moto Assist, which lets you set personalized behaviors for specific locations. As an example, if the phone detects you are at the theater, it can automatically silence the ringer. Or if it detects you are driving, it can automatically speak your messages to you and let you reply using your voice. These little add-ons are definitely beneficial as they help make the smartphone experience worthwhile.
Camera
In terms of image quality, the Moto G 3rd gen captures good detail outdoors and in well-lit conditions. However, the low-light functioning could have been better. The front camera is more than satisfactory to keep the selfie-obsessed happy.
Summary
If you are buying a smartphone to brag, the Moto G 3rd gen probably is not meant for you because there are no unique specifications to brag about. Having said that, we are happy to see water resistance phone at this price, and it’s about time this feature is present in all the smartphones.
While the camera and battery performance are indeed at a satisfactory level, we particularly liked the overall steadiness and experience that the smartphone offers; something we believe consumers deserve.

Picture courtesy- ibtimes.co.uk


by techtalks @TechTalks August 13, 2015 12:10 PM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi