After the success of Motorola's second generation Moto G model that was launched last year, the Lenovo-owned company has announced another entry to its popular budget smartphone line. The new Moto G 3rd Gen 2015 Edition has just been released along with two variants of its flagship, the Moto X Play and Moto X Style.
The Moto G range is the company's most successful phone lineup to date. It traditionally combines remarkable specs with low prices and it looks like Motorola has continued that trend with the Moto G 2015.
Moto G 3rd Gen release date and price
The device maker typically unveils a new version of the Moto G every September. However, this year, the company treated us with the arrival of the new model roughly a month earlier. On Tuesday, Motorola hosted events at different cities around the world and streamed them live via its official website.
For its third iteration, the prices of the Moto G 3rd Gen remains the same-it starts with $179 for the 8GB version packed with 1GB RAM. The unlocked version is currently available right from Motorola.com. While the amount you have to pay is similar, the model's design and specifications are far from its predecessor.
Apart from its technical specs, which we will talk about below, perhaps the 2015 edition's best feature is the Moto Maker. With it, you can customize various factors including its color, storage capacity, back casing, accessories you want to go with it, and more.
Third generation Moto G specs you shouldn't miss
Given its low cost, the Moto G 3rd Gen prides itself with solid specs. It is furnished with a 5-inch, 720p display reinforced with Gorilla Glass. The pixel density comes at 294ppi so images are moderately vivid and crisp. Under the hood, you will find a quad-core, 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor from Qualcomm.
As mentioned, you can either choose 1 or 2 GB of RAM. The Moto G 2015 is powered by a 2,470 mAh battery which Motorola claims to deliver 24 hours of mixed use. It also comes with either 8 GB or 16 GB of built-in storage along with support for dual SIM.
Both cameras of the Moto G 3rd Gen also received a boost. The main cam is capable of shooting 13 megapixels images while the front-facing cam is now a 5-megapixel shooter. Back in the second-gen Moto G, the rear camera is partnered a single-LED flash. On the 2015 edition, it's now coupled with a dual-LED flash.
What's interesting about the Moto G 3rd Gen is that Motorola has blessed it with better water resistance than its flagship sibling; it's now IPX7-certified. This means the device is dust and water-resistant. You can immerse in water that's between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth for up to 30 minutes.
Aside from launching this much awaited smartphone via press events, the company has also released an informative 1-minute footage to entice users.