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Reviewed on 2016-07-12
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Reviewed on 2016-05-18
Motorola has been king of budget phones for a long time and the Moto G has proven to be a difficult device to beat. The news of the third generation Moto G is exciting but the phone is now more expensive at £179 for the cheaper model and £209 for the high...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-04
Still smooth performer, Dependable cameraNew model about to launch
We re-review the Motorola Moto G3, a.k.a. Moto G 3rd Generation in 2016, a full year after its release, to see if it's still one of the best-value budget mobile phones around.The first Moto G phone (now nearly three years old, eep) properly stirred our un...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-07
Good daytime image quality, Simple – if limited – camera app, Decent screen, Higher capacity battery, MicroSD expandability, IPX7rated water resistance, Customisable casingAverage low light performance, Tapping to shoot rather than tapping to focus won't be intuitive to all, No ISO or WB control, Lacks realtime filter effects, Lowresolution panoramas, No NFC
The original Moto G redefined what you could expect from a budget smartphone, and now Motorola has released this third generation model which boasts improved camera quality along with the addition of IPX7 water resistance. The Moto G 3rd Gen comes in...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-29
Last year's Moto G literally shook up the mid-tier smartphone realm. It had impressive specs, a well designed body and features that were way above its price. Moto promised that the next Moto G would be even better. Fortunately, a few leaks here and there...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-20
Coolpad has finally launched its much awaited Note 3 Lite smartphone in India. With Coolpad Note 3 Lite, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer aims to target the sub-10K smartphone category. It sports similar features as the Coolpad Note 3 but in a lighter...
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Reviewed on 2015-11-13
Battery life, Expandable storage, LTE, Performance, PriceHazy display coating, 32bit OS, Nonremovable battery
The new third-generation Moto G fixes many of the issues it experienced during its sophomore slump. For starters, it now supports 4G LTE in its base...
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Reviewed on 2015-11-13
Battery life, Expandable storage, LTE, Performance, PriceHazy display coating, 32bit OS, Nonremovable battery
The third-generation Moto G offers better performance and battery life than its predecessor. It also gets upgraded cameras and supports 4G LTE. For those on a budget, Motorola's latest affordable smartphone is a compelling choice.Motorola discovered a win...
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Reviewed on 2015-10-27
Great build quality, Low price, Extensive customisation, Fast and optimised performance, Decent battery life, MicroSD support, Stock Android LollipopScreen could be better, camera somewhat lacking
When Google acquired Motorola back in 2012 things changed for the company massively. It went from lingering behind in the smartphone race to carving its own path separate from the rest of the pack. And what's more, that path was actually very successful...
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Reviewed on 2015-10-16
Excellent camera, Good performance, Impressive battery lifeRemoval of front speaker, Nonremovable battery, Not the brightest screen
Motorola’s hugely successful budget handset reaches its third iteration. Will it continue to reign supreme?If you cast your eyes back to the Motorola Mobility event that happened in July this year, the company announced a flurry of new devices covering bo...
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Reviewed on 2015-10-14
Motorola's software offering, even if it is a little handicapped, Great battery life, Extremely affordableChunky build, Not all of Motorola's fancier software features available, Middling camera
This site is no stranger to testing some of the more affordable handsets out on the market . While many of them receive favorable reviews, it's usually with the caveat that it really isn't that great of a phone, but it's just hard to knock something so ch...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-23
Home News Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen 2015 Review – The Best Budget Smartphone... News Review Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen 2015 Review – The Best Budget Smartphone of 2015? REALLY? By Linus - Sep 23, 2015 1094 2 SHARE Facebook Twitter Usually, Gizmochina's website...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-23
Good design, Smooth performace, Water resistancePoor specced for price, Battery life, Not the greatest display
The first Moto G (launched in 2013) is credited by many as being the device that brought Motorola back into the smartphone spotlight and pretty much redefined the concept of a budget smartphone by offering very good hardware at a surprisingly low price. C...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-19
Motorola (a Lenovo company) has released the 3rd Generation Moto G – a ready to rumble, dual sim, mass-market phone that at A$369 is great value.Motorola has had some good times and some equally poor ones. At one time a great American brand only to be sna...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-17
2013 marked what some regard as a sea-change with regards to the choice options open to users looking to purchase a new smart phone. Previously the accepted options were either expensive or old technology. However in 2013 Motorola released its ground brea...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-16
The new Moto G is ready to weather any storm with you, literally, thanks to IPX7-rated protection and Corning Gorilla Glass, so you're safe from accidental drops into water 2 as well as unsightly scrapes and scratches on your display. With an all-day batt...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-15
Excellent value for the $180 price, Moto Maker customization options, Waterproof rating of IPX 7, Best camera on a budget phoneNot the fastest processor, Plastic back is a little creaky
Motorola set the gold standard for budget phones with the first Moto G — the new one raises the bar yet again. Other sub-$200 phones will turn green with envy over the 2015 Moto G's fun customizable color options, waterproof build, and sharp, 13-megapixel...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-08
Feels great in the hand, Pretty good system performance, Excellent two day battery, High speeds possible from the Cat4 modem inside, Two SIM card slots, Upgradeable storage, Sports more water resistance than most flagship phones offerScreen is a little pixely, WiFi is occasionally glitchy, Camera could be a little better
Motorola's G has always been a pretty solid middle ground for anyone looking for a phone that offers value, so can Motorola perfect the G on its third version?Motorola's third generation G is here, and with it, a fair amount of new tech as well as some de...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-08
Great improvements to performance, battery life and the camera. Solid, water resistant design now with Moto Maker customizability. All models now come with LTE. Excellent value for money.Regression in display quality. Motorola's camera app is terrible.
In 2013, Motorola launched the first-generation Moto G, and with very respectable hardware and a price tag of just $180 off-contract, it was easily the best budget smartphone of the year. In 2014, it was a similar story: Motorola launched the second-gen M...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-08
Good build quality, 5MP and 13MP cameras, Water resistant with IPX7 ratingNo support for microSDXC memory card, Same 5inch display as last model, More expensive than similarly specced rivals
There was no two ways about it: if you wanted a well rounded smartphone on a shoestring budget, you would buy a Moto G. Then you would tell your friends about its incredible value-for-money — the first and second gen models cost no more than $269. These r...
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Processor frequency

1.4 GHz

Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model


Processor cores



Display diagonal

12.7 cm (5")

Display resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

Orientation sensor
Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Pixel density

294 ppi

Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


155 g


7.24 cm


14.2 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version

4.0 LE

2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

32 GB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

13 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Zoom capability
Digital zoom


Video recording
Video recording modes


Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Flash type


Night mode


Battery capacity

2470 mAh


Form factor


Colour of product


International Protection (IP) code


Protection features

Water resistant


Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute