Moto G3(3rd Generation) Review: What Evolution Has Brought?

Motorola has released the next generation Moto G device naming it after the 3rd generation in their evolution. Moto G3(3rd generation) has come up with some upgrades to the software and the hardware as well. Let’s peek into the technical specifications, upgrades, pros, and cons of the device in the light of its predecessor Moto G2(2nd generation).


Moto G3 comes with a strong body built with polycarbonate plastic material. The back cover is a textured finished one which gives very good grip of the device in hand. The volume rocker and power buttons are placed comfortably for right-thumb usage. Yes, Moto G3 is also a righty device.

The micro USB slot is placed at the bottom thus making no major changes to the basic controls. The opening of the speaker is shortened and grooved; the steel finishing to it is replaced with mono-color, matching to the screen.

The camera on the back has got a tiny plastic sticker which is a part of the evolution of style.

What evolution has brought to the design?

The evolution has brought some changes to the look and feel of the device, improving the grip and style.


Moto G3 features 5-inch 720P HD display that can render 294 PPI on the screen. There is no change regarding the screen resolution and PPI when compared to its predecessor Moto G2.

What evolution has brought to the display?

The water-resistant feature has brought the water repellent capability to the screen and nothing else new.


The third generation brings the upgrade to the processor and RAM. The 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor has been replaced by 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor. The RAM has been increased to 2 GB. The Adreno 305 graphics processor has been upgraded to Adreno 306 processor.

What evolution has brought to the performance?

The little upgrades to the processor, RAM and graphics processor have increased the processing capabilities of this Moto G(3rd generation) to some extent. Multi-tasking and gaming experience is improved.

Operating System

G3 comes with the latest trending Android’s Lollipop 5.1.1 version on the board. This is a stable version of lollipop operating system from Android. It can manage multitasking and battery usage very well compared to that of its previous versions.

What evolution has brought to the operating system?

The stability to manage the things smartly than before.

Storage Memory

Moto G3 comes with in-built memory of 16 GB and the expandability up to 32 GB through an external micro SD card. There is no upgrade to the storage memory and its expandability compared to that of Moto G2.

What evolution has brought to the storage?

--Nothing new--


Camera has got a major upgrade in Moto G3. The 8 MP rear camera has been upgraded to 13 MP and the 2 MP front camera has been upgraded to 5 MP. The rear camera is made capable of capturing HD and full HD videos of 1080P resolution at 30fps.

It has also got a dual LED real tone flash and some more camera features with the evolution.

What evolution has brought to the camera?

The camera is a major upgrade in Moto G3. The imaging has been improved a lot compared to that of Moto G2. the water resistant capability of the device allows to shoot pictures and videos underwater.


Moto G3 sports a 4G LTE connectivity to both the SIM slots. The remaining connectivity features are all as same as Moto G2.

What evolution has brought to the connectivity?

In one word, 4G.


Battery in Moto G3 is also a major upgrade. The battery is non-removable and has been upgraded to 2470 mAh. It can long last a full day with a 720P screen and Snapdragon 410 processor.

What the evolution has brought to the battery?

Better battery and better battery juice managing operating system(Android Lollipop 5.1.1).

In the box

The box comes with a package of the handset, headset, double USB slotted wall charger, USB data cable and user manual guides.


  • Better processor and RAM
  • Upgraded camera
  • 1080P video recording
  • Water resistant in 1-meter deep water up to 30 minutes
  • Nice grip
  • Tweaked style
  • New gesture features
  • Stock Android


  • The processor could have been better
  • Thickness is not tweaked
  • The battery could have been 3000 mAh
  • Adds few more grams to weight than Moto G2.
Update: Out of box Moto G3 photos on our Facebook page (fan shared, exclusively for Amfas Tech).


If design and weight are not major concerns, you can happily go for a Moto G3. The stock android and little upgrades to the processor, camera, and battery along with the water-resistant body is try-worthy.

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