Motorola launched the first Moto G back in 2013, and the success they tasted with this device got them back into business. Since then there is no stopping to the Moto G series as they launched the second generation of Moto G in 2014 and now the third generation Moto G. In this article, let’s find out what are the improvements in the Moto G (3rd Gen) when compared to the Moto G (2nd gen).
When you look at the Moto G (3rd Gen), it looks pretty similar to the 2nd gen Moto G from the front side, the changes are just in the speaker grills above and below the screen. The body also has similar curvy design and the power buttons and the volume rockers are also placed at the same position. The main difference is the back side of the phone. The Moto G (3rd Gen) packs a nice vertical strip at the back which houses the camera, LED flash and the Moto logo, this strip looks very beautiful and adds uniqueness in the design of the phone.
If we talk about the display, the Moto G (2nd Gen) and Moto G (3rd Gen) both sport a 5-inch IPS LCD HD display (720×1080 pixels) with pixel density of 294 ppi. Both the generation of Moto G run on latest version Android Lollipop with regular updates.
The Moto G (3rd Gen) is slightly upgraded when it comes to the processor, it comes with a 64-bit 1.4 GHz of Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM for 8 GB storage variant and 2 GB of RAM for 16 GB storage variant, on the other hand, the Moto G (2nd Gen) is powered by 64 bit 1.2 GHz of Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1 GB RAM for both 8 GB and 16 GB storage variants. Both the devices are expandable up to 32 GB for storage.
Coming on to the camera, which has been the weakest part of the early generation Moto G’s, Motorola has really made a great improvement on Moto G (3rd Gen) which features a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and 5 megapixel wide angled front snapper over the Moto G 2nd Gen’s 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front camera.
In terms of battery capacity, there is a great improvement also. The second-gen Moto G has a 2070 mAh battery, while the new Moto G offers a higher 2470 mAh battery.
Moto G (3rd Gen) also has an important feature – its IPX7 certified water-resistant, which means the phone can withstand water for 30 minutes upto 3 feet deep which is great! The Moto G (3rd Gen) has few more cool features like moto display, quick capture and chop twice (shake twice for LED flash).
Apart from 4G LTE connectivity in Moto G (3rd Gen), both the generation of phones have similar connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS and micro USB.
The Moto G Gen 2 was launched in only black color and was priced for Rs. 12,999 whereas Moto G Gen 3 is launched in two colors – black and white with replaceable back cover with over 7 different colors. The Moto G (3rd Gen) is priced at Rs 11,999 for 8 GB variant and Rs 12,999 for 16 GB storage variant.
As for conclusion, Moto G (3rd Gen) has really surpassed all the previous generation Moto G’s and now it’s once again ready to stand up tall in the market with fierce competition.