Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen vs Moto G 2nd Gen Comparison: What’s New?

Motorola has launched the third generation of Motorola Moto G smartphone at an event in India earlier this week. The device comes in two variants- one with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage while the other variant packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. The device is available to buy exclusively from online retailer Flipkart.

The third generation Moto G succeeds the Moto G 2014. Thus in this post, we have compared Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen vs Moto G 2nd Gen to ascertain what changes does the 2015 Moto G brings with it. Read on to find out how Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen vs Moto G 2nd Gen compare with each other in terms of specifications, features and price.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen vs Moto G 2nd Gen

Features and Specifications Comparison: Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen vs Moto G 2nd Gen

Device/Features Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen
Price Rs. 11,999/Rs. 12,999 Rs. 12,599
Display 5-inch HD Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection 5-inch HD Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Resolution 1280×720 pixels –  294ppi 1280×720 pixels –  294ppi
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU Quad-core 1.4GHz Quad-core 1.2GHz
GPU Adreno 306 Adreno 305
RAM 1GB/2GB 1GB
Memory 8GB/16GB 16GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 32GB Yes – up to 32GB
Battery 2470mAh 2070mAh
Rear Camera 13 MP, Auto Focus, Dual LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture 8 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP 2 MP
Dimensions & Weight 142.1 x 72.4 x 11.6 mm, 155 grams 141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm, 141 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Android 4.4.4(KitKat, upgradable to 5.0 Lollipop
Additional Features IPX7 certified

Processor

The third generation Moto G is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.4GHz while the second generation Moto G packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz.

RAM & Storage

The Moto G (3rd gen) comes in two variants- one with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal memory and another with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. Both variants support expandable storage up to 32GB via microSD card. The Moto G (2nd gen) packs 1GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt memory which is expandable up to 32GB using microSD card.

Camera

3rd gen Moto G sports a 13 mega pixel rear camera with dual tone LED flash and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera while the 2nd gen Moto G comes with an 8 mega pixel camera on the rear with LED flash and a 2 mega pixel front shooter.

Battery

The 2015 Moto G is backed up by a larger 2470mAh battery as compared to 2070mAh battery of 2014 Moto G.

Connectivity

The 3rd gen Moto G comes with 4G LTE support besides usual set of connectivity options. The 2nd gen Moto G lacks 4G support and offers 3G instead.

Software

The 2015 Moto G runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system while 2014 Moto G runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system which is upgradable to Android Lollipop.

Additional Features

The third generation Motorola Moto G comes with IPX7 certification for protection against water damage.

Verdict

The 2015 Moto G certainly comes with several upgrades over its predecessor such as larger battery, improved rear and front cameras, two storage variants, improved processor and IPX7 certification for protection against water damage. At starting price of Rs. 11,999, the Motorola Moto G 3rd gen is certainly an impressive smartphone.

Do you think the upgrades in Motorola Moto G are worth calling it the third Gen Moto G smartphone? Share your views with us in comments section below!

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