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.
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|
|MicroSD||Yes – up to 32GB||Yes – up to 32GB|
|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||–|
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.
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.
The 2015 Moto G is backed up by a larger 2470mAh battery as compared to 2070mAh battery of 2014 Moto G.
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.
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.
The third generation Motorola Moto G comes with IPX7 certification for protection against water damage.
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!