Moto G Gen 3 4G Smartphone Launched – Is It worth to Upgrade

Moto G is one of most popular budget Android smartphone in the world. With Pure Android experience and optimised user experience and timely updates with affordable price made this smartphone attractive. Today Motorola has launched 3rd generation Moto G with much improved specs. So lets have a look into Moto G Gen 3 4G with comparison with previous gen Moto G and get initial impression whether it is worth to upgrade?

Moto G 3rd Gen 4G

Moto G Gen 3 4G Smartphone Features Comparison

Processor ,RAM and Storage

Moto G(1st Gen & 2nd Gen) had Snapdragon 400 Soc with 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 306 GPU. It had option to choose between 8GB or 16GB(Only 1 Gen Moto G). 2nd Gen Moto G supports  microSD card with only 8GB internal storage.

Moto G Gen 3 4G is powered by Snapdragon 410 Soc and option to choose between 1GB RAM with 8GB internal storage or 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage. It also support microSD card upto 32GB. This segment there is good improvement is there compared to previous gen Moto G.


In this section, there is no change in Moto G 2nd and Moto G 3rd Gen smartphones. Both smartphones share the same screen resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. However, new Moto G has IPX7 certification, which makes the smartphone dust and water-resistant (immersible up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes). It worth noting that previous generation Moto G and Moto G (Gen 2) featured a nano-coating layer that saved them only from occasional water splashes.


This segment got maximum boost in new Moto G Gen 3 4G smartphone. Now Moto G(Gen 3) sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and f/2.0 lens, and a 5-megapixel front camera. Whereas the second-generation Moto G featured an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. First Moto G was having only 5MP primary camera and VGA front facing camera. In terms of camera performance, New smartphone is worth upgrading.

Connectivity Features

The new Moto G3 has 4G support which was not available in the previous gen smartphones. It is a welcome and must have additional features. Other connectivity features remained same.

Design, Price and Other features

New Moto G3 has a improved materials which looks premium. The smartphone will be available primarily in two colours-Black and White. However, you can customise the back cover with your favourite colour buy purchasing the new back covers.

Moto G3 4G price for 1RAM and 8GB internal storage is Rs.11,999 and Rs.12,999 for 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage variant.

Moto G Moto G Gen 3 4G runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with almost stock android experience. There is huge launch offers are going on Flipkart such as special upgrade offer for Moto E and Moto G customers, Airtel Double Data on 4G for 6 months and many more.

Conclusion: It is not a complete review on Moto G  Gen 3 4G smartphone. Based on the specification we have received as on date, here are my thought on whether you need to upgrade or not. If you are looking for a 4G smartphone with better camera experience and water resistant smartphone it is worth upgrading. This holds good if you want Motorola smartphone only. Otherwise, all the specification looks very incremental upgrades. Earlier Motorola smartphones were known for timely Android updates. But after Lenovo took over, the updates are not happening like before. Moto E(1st) still runs on Android Kitkat. 1st Gen Moto G and 2nd Gen Moto G yet to get Android 5.1 update whereas others are already rolled out this updates. If you are open brand, then you can look for Lenovo K3 Note or Yu Yureka Plus which has much better specifications than this new Moto G for lesser price. I will be doing a detailed review on this Moto G Gen 3 4G smartphone. Then we can come to a final conclusion.

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