Mobile Review: Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

After a long hiatus, the Motorola Moto G (3rd Generation) finally arrives with much anticipation in July. With promises of upgraded specifications from its predecessor and a budget-friendly price tag, this amazing smartphone most certainly doesn’t disappoint!

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Design
The design comprises of a removable smooth ergonomic back with a curved edge and a simple LCD capacitive touchscreen display, features that are very reminiscent of its predecessor yet instantly recognizable that the 3rd Generation edition is of a different level of sophistication with a sleeker profile and a premium feel.

Durability
The Moto G’s main appeal isn’t just in its looks; it is designed to be incredibly tough too. With an IPX7 water protection rating, the Moto G can withstand accidental drops into puddles or sinks filled with water. In addition, the Moto G features a durable Corning Gorilla Glass display, which protects the smartphone from unsightly scrapes and scratches
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Performance
With a powerful processor and a reliable battery performance, this is where the Moto G truly shines. Equipped with a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, advanced Adreno graphics and running on a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, the user can enjoy dependable speeds of 4G LTE while browsing the web or switching between apps. The Moto G also claims to feature a 2470 mAh battery that could last a full day, which makes it a great choice for a smartphone considering the increasing importance of having a mobile with a long-lasting battery life.

Camera
Equipped with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, the specifications alone are note-worthy for a budget to mid-range handset. Packed with a variety of camera features such as 4X digital zoom and f2.0 lens, the Moto G is able to produce good quality and clear photos while preserving color and clarity even in low lighting conditions. Furthermore, the High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging is great for capturing bright highlights and darker shadows for even better photography results.

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Pure Android Experience
One of the perks of the new Moto G is that it runs on a near unmodified version of Lollipop. This allows a more optimum and faster performance as well as being able to quickly receive and upgrade during software updates than other smartphone models with customized versions.
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Optional Customization Options
To top it off, the Moto G offers a variety of back and accent colours to customize the look of your smartphone. You can choose from many styles like a brightly coloured turquoise back paired with light chrome accent or a simple black cover complimented with an orange accent.

Verdict
Definitely a distinctive upgrade compared to its 2nd Generation model, the new Moto G is an amazing water-resistant smartphone with a good camera and powerful processors. Although the Moto G can never fully compete against up market brands, the Moto G does have an edge with its starting price of $179.99 with decent specifications and features that puts it as the winning choice in the budget to mid-ranged smartphone market.

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