The Moto G (3rd Gen) is one of Motorola’s newest devices to hit the market, coming in at $179. This model is a little bit more pricy then its previous models, but still comes in considerably cheap then many of its competitors. However, for this price range, you can’t really be expecting a top of the range phone so it is not without its flaws but that’s not to say it’s not a great phone.
Design: This is one of the bigger benefits of most modern Motorola phones with the ability to customize some parts of the design of the Moto G through the Moto Maker. Through this platform you are able to customize the design of this bad boy with over 1000 combinations. You can have as many color combinations as you can think of, with the ability to customize the front, back and trim.
Display: For the price, the display on the Moto G is quite good. Coming in at 720p, the colors are vivid and the movements are fluid.
Hardware: The quality of the internals of the Moto G will depend on which model you go for – the 8gb or the 16gb. The 16gb model is actually quite impressive coming with 2gb of ram, whilst the 8gb model seems to be lacking – only coming with the standard 1gb which is rather disappointing considering that the 16gb model only costs $30 more.
Camera: One of the better features of this phone is the camera. The Moto G sports a 13 mega pixel camera that can shoot in 1080p at 30fps. For the price that is quite incredible. You would honestly struggle to find a camera as good as this on a phone as cheap as this.
Water Resistant: Another benefit of this phone is that it doesn’t matter if this ones makes a trip into the toilet – it’s water resistant. This is something that should become more standard in modern smartphones.
Whilst this phone is quite good, you have to remember that it is a lower end smart phone and it has some problems to go along with it.
Hardware: Firstly, like we stated above, the 8gb model is lacking in the ram department, sporting only a 1gb chip. Another downfall in the hardware department is the processor which isn’t really all that to flash by todays standard.
Screen: Whilst the screen is good, it hasn’t really been upgraded from the previous 2nd Generation model which is quite disappointing
Price: Another disappointing factor is the price which compared to previous models has increased quite a bit – something I know is a bit disappointing to those hoping to upgrade from the previous models.
Overall the Motorola Moto G is quite a good phone, especially for the price. If you are unable to afford a higher end smart phone then this would definitely be the one I would go for, just keep in mind you are getting what you pay for.