Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen vs Samsung Galaxy J5: Specifications & Features Comparison [With Video]

Motorola launched the third generation of its Moto G smartphone in India last month in July 2015. The handset comes in two variants- one with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory while the other variant packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. The device is available to buy exclusively from online retailer Flipkart.

It will compete with the Samsung Galaxy J5 smartphone which packs nearly similar specifications as the Moto G (2015) smartphone. In this post we have compared both handsets to acsertain which device is better. Read on to find out how Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen vs Samsung Galaxy J5 compare with each other in terms of specifications and features.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen vs Samsung Galaxy J5

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen vs Samsung Galaxy J5: Specifications & Features Comparison

Device/Features Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen Samsung Galaxy J5
Price Rs. 11,999/Rs. 12,999 Rs. 11,999
Display 5-inch HD LCD Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection 5-inch HD sAMOLED
Resolution 1280×720 pixels 1280×720 pixels
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
CPU Quad-core 1.4GHz Quad-core 1.2GHz
Memory 8GB/16GB 8GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 32GB Yes – up to 128GB
Battery 2470mAh 2600mAh
Rear Camera 13 MP, Auto Focus, Dual LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture 13 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP 5 MP, LED Flash
Dimensions & Weight 142.1×72.4×11.6 mm, 155 grams 142.1×71.8×7.9 mm, 146 grams
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI
Additional Features IPX7 certified


Samsung Galaxy J5 is slim as compared to Motorola Moto but Moto G (2015). The latter comes with IPX7 certification for resistance against water. Moto G third generation measures 142.1×72.4×11.6 mm and weighs 155 grams while Galaxy J5 measures 142.1×71.8×7.9 mm in dimensions and weighs 146 grams. Although both devices look great in aesthetics, Moto G is built with more durable material as opposed to the competitor Galaxy J5.


Both handsets feature 5-inch HD display with 1280×720 pixels resolution. The Samsung Galaxy J5 has an upper hand in display technology with sAMOLED display while Moto G third generation packs LCD display.


Both device are powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The Galaxy J5 is clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with 1.5GB of RAM while Moto G (gen 3) is clocked at 1.4GHz paired with 1GB/2GB of RAM. GPU on both devices is Adreno 306.


The Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen comes in two variants based on storage and RAM. One with 1GB of RAM and 8 GB inbuilt storage while other comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Both variants support expandable storage up to 32GB using microSD card. Galaxy J7 houses 8GB of inbuilt memory which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.


The Galaxy J5 is backed up by a larger 2600mAh battery as compared to 2470mAh battery of Moto G 3rd Gen.


Both smartphones sport a 13 mega pixel camera on the rear and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. The Galaxy J5 comes with dual LED flash with rear camera and LED flash with front camera. While rear cameras of both phones are equally good, the front camera of Galaxy J5 has an upper hand due to LED flash and better picture quality.


Both devices offer Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, USB OTG and Bluetooth as connectivity options.


Although specifications of both devices are closely matched, yet there are some departments in which they excel over each other. If you are looking for a smartphone with better front camera, larger battery and better quality display then Samsung Galaxy J5 is the right device for you. But if you want a device which is durable, water resistant and powerful in performance then you should go for the Moto G 3rd Gen.

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen vs Samsung Galaxy J5 Comparison Video

Which handset among Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen vs Samsung Galaxy J5 do you think is better? Share your views with us in the comments section below!

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