Moto G 2015 (3rd Gen) Review

Wafiur Rahman
Thursday, May 26th, 2016


 

As Moto G was one of the best budget smartphones money could afford (even I had one), they have brought out its third generation rendition, which is unfortunately a lot more expensive than expected.

 

But Moto G still remains a difficult phone to beat, albeit a little thicker and heavier, at 11.6mm and 157g.

 

Motorola has made the Moto G look more stylish with the metal strip which houses the rear camera and the iconic dimpled logo. The front slots are flush but unfortunately Motorola has removed the stereo speakers. The recessed slots also provide a place for dirt to collect.

 

There’s a new texture to the rear cover and the shape looks similar the Moto X but the Moto G is, of course, made of plastic. Motorola Shell colours include Black, Navy, Cabernet, Golden Yellow, Lime, Cherry, Blue, Turqouise, Raspberry and Chalk. There are also Flip Shells, too.

 

If you knock your glass of coke or flush the phone down in anger, IPX7 waterproofing is there to the rescue. The phone will survive after being submerged in up to one meter of water, for up to half an hour.

 

The processor, at Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 410 chip (1.4 GHz), has been updated, while retaining the five inch screen. With a new 13MP rear and 5MP front camera upgrade, the wide angle lens feature has been taken up a notch.

 

The battery comes in at 2470mAh but Motorola didn’t mention the TurboCharge feature found on the new Moto X which is supposedly even faster than the Galaxy S6. For a mere fifteen minute charge, you can get a six hour-worth smartphone usage.

 

The 8GB is currently priced at Tk. 18,000 and 16GB at Tk. 19000, so there is nothing budgetary about this budget smartphone anymore. Nevertheless, it is a phone for keepers as the longevity factor and well-established brand name can carry the market sale at satisfied positions.

 

Verdict – Although not overtly affordable like its predecessors, great camera and waterproof design makes this a must-buy for the confused buyers.

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