By Jayanta Ghosh
A device that’s worth the buck
On November 13, 2013, Motorola Mobility unveiled the Moto G, a relatively low-cost smartphone launched in several markets, including the UK, United States, France, Germany, India and parts of Latin America and Asia. On September 5, 2014, Motorola Mobility released its successor to the 2013 version of the Moto G, called the Moto G (2nd generation). It came with a larger screen, higher resolution camera, along with dual front-facing stereo speakers.On July 28, 2015, Motorola Mobility released the third generation of the Moto G. It retained the same screen as before but upgraded the processor and RAM.
The 3rd Generation of Moto G was announced on July 28, 2015 in a worldwide press conference starting in New Delhi, India. The device is a water-resistant one with IPx7 certification and comes into two variants – 1GB RAM / 8GB ROM and 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM. The device also has latest Android Lollipop OS v5.1.1.
This device is relatively large, display is good enough at 1280 x 720p (294 pixels per inch). Comes with a Gorilla Glass 3, on the back you’ve a soft-touch replaceable cover that snaps in place and allows you access to micro-SD and SIM card slots The back of the Moto G (3rd Gen) now features an updated design with a new metallic accent around the camera and a new texture for additional grip, plus the same great curved design for easy one-handed use. While this device is not rustproof, it is waterproof. It’s designed to withstand immersion in up to 3 feet of fresh water (not the ocean) for up to 30 minutes, just so long as the back cover is sealed properly. colored front color, back color and cases, get your device engraved, and get a different colored “accent piece” around your back-facing camera and dual-LED flash. You have one speaker above the display dedicated to your phone, while the other, below the display, is a mono media speaker
The Moto G 2015 edition works with Android 5.1 Lollipop, the software here isn’t all that different from a Nexus device. Some few key new things that you will get in this new smartphone is advance water resistance feature which is IPX7 rated and will keep your Moto G (3rd Gen) safe from splashes and accidental drops in water. Designed to withstand immersion in up to 3 feet of fresh water for up to 30 minutes, provided the back cover is properly sealed. But do keep it mind that it is designed to work while submerged underwater so do not use while swimming. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with a 1.4 GHz quad-core CPU. The Moto G (3rd Gen) will have 4G LTE network speed capability for faster internet, streaming, gaming and instant connectivity. Another great improvement we found in Moto G 3rd Gen is its camera performance. Featuring a 13 MP imaging sensor, f2.0 lens, and Hybrid Multilayer IR cut filter, you can truly capture the best looking images in any lighting condition. And when ambient lighting isn’t enough, the new Dual Dynamic Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) flash automatically adjusts to ensure you get natural looking skin tones and consistent vibrant colours. front camera offers a wide 72 degree field of view, and features Motorola’s “Best Shot” feature which captures multiple shots before and after you touch the screen, recognising issues like blurred subjects or blinking eyes and recommends the best picture to keep, so you always get the best shot. In darker conditions, the phone’s display will even flash to add a little extra light to your shot. This device works with an Adaptive Brightness setting so based on the amount of light coming in to this smartphone’s front-facing light sensor, your display will be bright or dim. The UI is very neat and it has its own gallery and camera interface. Perhaps the most helpful of the additions that’ve been made to this Moto G in 2015 is the Moto Actions: “chop twice for flashlight” and “twist for quick capture.”Flipping your phone around in your hand turns the flashlight on (the LEDs at the back of the device) or launches your camera. And finally the 2470 mAh battery go all day without plugging in.
Pros: Durable, Advance water resistance, good performer
Cons: Not much change in design.
Price: INR 11,999 for 8 GB, 1GB RAM & INR 12,999 for 16GB, 2GB RAM