Moto G Still Best in Class with 3rd Gen
Motorola have done it again with their latest affordable Android handset, the Moto G 3rd gen. Two years after the successful Moto G 1st gen phone was launched into the marketplace, Motorola have for the third time, produced one of the best smart phones that you can buy for the price.
The Moto G 3rd gen has beautiful looks, 4G, great performance, a 13MP camera, decent battery life and is water resistant to boot! What more could you ask for in a phone that costs less than £150? Here’s my run-down on Motorola’s latest handset:
Whilst 4G networks are still very patchy across the UK, it’s 2015 and with our ever growing desire for data consumption, if you’re in the market for a new phone, it makes sense to buy one with 4G. Even if it’s only to ensure that your purchase is future proof. The Moto G3 has you covered here.
Pixels aren’t everything with a camera, but they certainly help and the Moto G3 has 13 mega pixels on its rear camera, which is capable of full HD video recording as well. Daytime photo quality is a step up from the previous Moto G models and extremely good considering the price point of the camera, but low light / night shots are still lacking and relatively heavy with noise.
Whilst not blazingly fast, the Moto G3 manages to cope well with most applications, with little stutter or dropped frames. If you’re using day-to-day apps like Facebook , Twitter, news and weather apps, e-mail and browsing, then its responsiveness will be more than acceptable.
The Moto G 3rd Gen is not going to break any records for its battery life, but it certainly isn’t going to disappoint either. A full days use can be expected with moderate use and enabling the battery saver mode could allow you to stretch the phone up to 48 hours.
One of the best features of Motorola’s phones is their lack of features, or more specifically bloat. The Moto G3 comes with an almost vanilla flavour of Google’s Android Lollipop 5.1 and because it’s not pre-installed with lots of unnecessary software, the phone performs better than some of its more expensive rivals as a result.
This is a welcome feature that I’m sure will come to rescue to those of us that are accident prone. For those of you that think you would never need such a feature, as you have always taken good care of your phone, well there’s always a first time and with the Moto G3, you can surprise your friends and colleagues as you simply pick up your phone and carry on as if nothing had happened.
Whether you’re new to the Android world, looking for your first smart phone, or just looking for the best value, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the Moto G 3rd Gen.