Motorola’s Moto G (2nd-gen) handset is still considered to be one of the best budget handsets you can buy out in the market. That handset was launched back in 2014, and after weeks and weeks of intensive leaks, the company has just announced its successor, the 3rd-gen Moto G handset. Motorola has improved the device in various areas, the design of the device has been tweaked, and the specs have been upgraded, of course. Let’s see what’s new this time around, read on.
The all new Moto G features a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, just like its predecessor. Motorola has actually decided to announce two variants of the device this time around. The first variant sports 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, while the second one packs in 2GB of RAM and 16GB of in-built storage. Keep in mind that you can expand storage on both of these models up to 32GB via microSD card. What about Moto G’s SoC? Well, Motorola has decided to include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core SoC in this year’s Moto G handset, which certainly is an improvement compared to the Snapdragon 400 32-bit processor which fuels the last-gen Moto G handset. Adreno 306 is also a part of the SoC package, and it’s here for graphics processing. The 13-megapixel camera (f/2.0 aperture) is located on the back of this Moto G (2015), and below it you’ll notice the dual-tone LED flash. On the front side of this handset, you’ll be able to find a 5-megapixel camera, and a 2,470mAh battery is also a part of this package. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed on the Moto G (2015), and as usual, this is an almost stock version of Google’s OS. Unlike last year’s model, this year’s Moto G sports the IPX7 certification for water resistance, which is always a good thing. It is also worth noting that Moto G (2015) offers 4G TLE connectivity, and this applies to both the 1GB and 2GB models of this smartphone. Speaking of which, aside for the internal storage and RAM differences, these two devices are identical.
The 3rd-gen Motorola Moto G comes in Black and White color options, and you’ll once again be able to change the back covers on this device. Motorola has also announced that the Moto G is becoming a part of the Moto Maker as well, along with the other two devices which were announced today, the Moto X Style and Moto X Play. The Moto G (2015) will be available starting today in more than 60 countries throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.