The Motorola Moto G 3rd gen. was released on July 29th, and it is available in two variants. The phone still comes with the same 5-inch HD display, and there is Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor powering the phone. With some specs similar to its predecessor, there might be a doubt for users of 2nd gen. Moto G whether to upgrade to this. Read the Moto G 3rd gen. vs Moto G 2nd gen. comparison.

For the several questions you might have in mind about the third gen. smartphone from Motorola, read below.

Moto G 3rd gen

Check the Moto G 3rd gen. specifications and read our Motorola Moto G 3rd gen. Review

What are the color options of Moto G 3rd gen.?

The color options available for the Moto G are White and black, with both having a matte finish on the back.

What are the variants of Moto G 3rd gen.?

There are two variants of the Moto G 2015 smartphone:
Variant 1: Has 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage
Variant 2: Has 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage

Does Moto G 3rd gen. have Gorilla Glass or other screen protection?

Yes, there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection provided to the Moto G 3rd gen. over the display, to avoid scratching.

Are the navigation buttons having LED backlight?

There are no separate navigation buttons outside of the screen, and the ones that are available for the user, are a part of the screen itself.

What 4G LTE bands are supported by Moto G 3rd gen.?

This is the model number XT1550 for Moto G 3rd gen. in India, and the bands supported by it for the 4G LTE connectivity include Band 1, 3, 7, 8, 28, and 40.

Does Moto G 3rd gen. have USB OTG support?

Yes, the Moto G 3rd gen. comes with USB OTG support.

What is the processor and GPU in Moto G 3rd gen.?

Moto G 2015 rocks the successful mid-range chipset from Qualcomm, i.e. the Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 processor, quad-core 64-bit with clocking speed of 1.4GHz. Along with that is Adreno 306 GPU, which clocks at 400 MHz.

How is the gaming performance on Moto G 3rd gen.?

Thankfully the MSM8916 chipset is well known for good gaming, even for the high-end games. And because the Moto G runs the stock ROM with no other inclusions, there is enough power for the phone to run high-end games without any lags. We played Riptide GP2, Modern Combat 5 for a brief amount of time, and these were performing very well on the phone.

Does the Moto G3 heat or has any heating issues while playing games?

No, the phone doesn’t heat up to an extent that would alarm you to stop playing. The temperatures that the Moto G3 could reach while playing top end games, was about 43-degree, which is much lesser compared to the other phones playing similar games.

How is the camera specs and video recording of Moto G 3rd gen.?

There is a 13-megapixel camera on the back of the phone and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. It is accompanied by CCT dual-LED flash, and the field of view of the camera is 76-degree. The camera comes with a f/2.0 aperture, and there are several camera modes and features available, including Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Video iHDR, Manual focus and exposure controls, Timer, Active viewfinder for scanning barcodes and QR codes. The camera can record 1080p videos.

For the front camera, there is a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, and field of view of 72 degree. Similar to the rear camera, the app features are Display flash, Fixed focus, Tap anywhere to capture, 4X digital zoom, Slow motion video, Burst mode, Auto HDR, Tap to focus, Quick Capture.

What are the Android version, pre-installed apps on K3 Note?

The Android version included in the Moto G 3rd gen. is Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and this is the Vanilla OS with no pre-installed apps from the company, except for the Google based apps which you might see on the Nexus phones. The only ones from Motorola are as always, the Moto display and such personalization apps.

How much external MicroSD storage is supported by Moto G 3rd gen.?

The 32GB card was recognised and supported by the Moto G 3rd gen., and that is the maximum it can support as external storage.

Is the Moto G 3rd gen. Waterproof?

Yes, it has got the IPX7 rating, which means it can withstand water immersion for up to 3 meters depth and up to 30 minutes time. It isn’t waterproof but water resistant. At the same time, IPX7 means it can resist water, but it is not dust proof.

Is there a secondary noise cancellation mic on the phone?

Yes, there is a secondary microphone located just beside the camera on the back of the phone. It does help well in reducing the noise.

What are the types of SIM supported by Moto G 3rd gen.?

There are two Micro SIM card slots provided in the phone.

Pros of Moto G 3rd gen.

  • Water resistant, IPX7 certification
  • Dual SIM, 4G LTE connectivity
  • Stock Android Lollipop experience
  • Great performance and gaming experience

Cons of Lenovo K3 Note

  • Battery capacity cannot match its competition
  • About 4GB internal space available in 8GB variant

We have also done FAQ of few other phones you might be interested in: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua FAQ, Yu Yuphoria FAQ and Phicomm Passion 660 FAQ.

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2 Comments

  • Ravi, Aug 21, 2015 @ 10:59 am Reply

    HI Bought my MOTO G today.It is giving heat. I just saw 20-30mins video in you tube and it started like a frying pan.Please don’t buy MOTO g 3rd generation.When i checked with flipkart they said they cant do anything they are only retailers and refund or replacement is not possible.
    MOTO G is giving so much heating issue. Please dont buy.
    Tip : Once you get any handset please keep it charging for atleast 8hrs continuously with mobile turned off.I am ready to speak to anyone and if atleat i can save 5 people not to buy MOTO G 3rd Gen i would be happy taking revenge against them

    • srinivas, Sep 1, 2015 @ 6:29 am Reply

      i purchased a Moto g 3rd from fipkart. it ‘s running cool and excellent

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