The summer of 2015 has been the summer of the summers, especially for the mid-range smartphones. This is evident with the launch of powerful and strong smartphones like Microsoft Lumia 640, Asus Zenfone 2, Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 and Huawei P8 Lite. These smartphones have significantly shown that there is a ton of value associated with the middle-range smartphones and even it is depicted that this trend will not leave the market soon. It is particularly an amazing news for its manufacturing companies as well as for the consumers.
Before starting off with the Moto G3 review, we have to remember the fact that this particular segment was originally started off with original Moto G in 2013. I hope that you all are well aware about the fact that this segment was consistently popularized by Motorola, but with a new offering, Moto G3, it significantly aims at delivering impressive performance with exceptional value. Though, there is a stiff ongoing competition in the market, but Moto G3 manages to stand with resolute determination along with a hard beat price of 179.99$. So, do you think it is worth to buy?
Design and Display of Moto G3
Moto G3 manages to stay within its original styling, i.e. not premium neither a cheap-cheap one. It manages to balance in between with a pleasant as well as timeless look. It significantly swanks of its new insidious artistic changes, including its trim bezel which is metallic-like as well as the overall footprint, which is slightly larger than its previous versions. Furthermore, the real plastic casing has now got a rigid pattern look, which means that it will not be any longer a smartphone with a dimpled-back.
Moto G3 offers the users with an IPX7 certification, which significantly means that it is water-resistant smartphone. Moreover, it does allow the users to use Moto Maker for personalizing their smartphones, which includes the colours from front-to-rear casing as well as the colour of the plate surrounding the camera lens. The early customers of Moto G3 have said that till now, it is the best model of the Moto G series. Though it looks simple, but with a water resistant feature as well as a courtesy for its customization has made it fine with its pricing.
Coming to its display, Moto G3 features the same 5-inches IPS LCD touch screen with a 720p resolution, which is slightly a disappointment for many users. For keeping the cost down, Motorola had to compromise with something. So, if you are looking for a higher or full-HD resolution smartphone, then obviously Moto G3 is not the perfect device for you.
Functionality and Interface of Moto G3
One thing which I can say about the Motorola smartphones without any doubts is the stock android experience. Moto G3 features a highly functional, simple and a straightforward Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which is simply the best android version without any complaints. Though it is not a demanding one for the power users because of its high-level functionality, but it offers a broader appeal experience due to the thoughtfulness and simplicity.
Well, Moto G3 is not less than any other Motorola smartphone because it comes with a new set of enhancements, though not overpowering, but adds a meaning to the experience. It still continues with offering Moto Assist, Moto Migrate and Moto Display, but a new feature includes Moto Actions, which came in from Moto X, where users are allowed to twist over their smartphones twice for launching the camera or for turning on the LED flash. The best of all is the fact that Moto G3 features a near stock experience, which particularly means that the software updates would not be long at all.
Memory and Processor of Moto G3
Moto G3 features RAM of 2GB with a quad-core Qualcomm processor clocks at 1.4GHz. This smartphone is one of the most responsive as well as the snappiest smartphone launched recently with a mid-range price. However, in the graphics processing field, Moto G3 fails while delivering the expected results as it is sometimes jerks slightly. This smartphone is available with two storage options, i.e. 8 GB and 16GB, without the SD card slot availability.
Camera of Moto G3
The new Moto G3 has got a rear camera of 13 megapixels with a dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture lens and video recording quality at 1080p. Furthermore, it also features 5 megapixels front-camera with f/2.2 aperture lens. The camera app has got the similar looks as that in its predecessors, but there is a slight sizeable upgrades. The camera app has got a simple and intuitive interface with no manual controls.
Battery of Moto G3
Moto G3 comes with a 2470mAh non-removable battery, which majorly captivated the attention of the users. The longevity of its battery life is impressive as compared to its rival smartphones available in the market.
From the last few months, we have already received some of the best mid-range smartphones in the market, which makes it a little tougher for new smartphones to create their indelible mark. But, with Moto G3, I can say that though it is not a phone with cannot lose the battle, still manages to beat the mid-range space of the premium smartphones. It delivers unexpected excellent performance with a price of 179.99$, stock Android as well as the water-resistant construction. Despite the fact that this smartphone is not for everyone, but it is a perfect combo of design, performance and value.
So, guys, what are your thoughts about this new decent and responsive smartphone by Motorola, Moto G3?