Moto G 2015, 3rd Generation – Price, Specs, Features

This morning Motorola had an event where they announced their new flagship lineup of smartphone.. Including a new Moto G.

This is the 3rd Moto G since it’s launch 3 years ago and there are minor but, very interesting and useful features that have been added to this “new” phone.

Specs:

Software

Operating System AndroidTM Lollipop 5.1.1

Hardware

CPU Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 410 quad-core

CPU Clock Speed

1.4 Ghz
GPU Adreno 306

GPU Clock Speed

400 MHz
RAM 1GB (8GB Variant) 2GB (16GB Variant)
Screen 5″

Screen Resolution

1280×720
Glass Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Water Proof Rating IPX7 Water Resistant up-to 1 meter, 30 minutes.
Battery 2470 mAh

Battery Life

*”All Day” – Motorola Claimed*

Camera

Rear – Photos 13 MP

Other Specs.

f/2.0
Auto focus
4X digital zoom
Slow motion video
Burst mode
Auto HDR
Panorama
Video iHDR
Manual focus and exposure controls
Timer
Active viewfinder
Rear – Video  1080p HD video, 30 fps (MPEG4, H.264)
Front 5MP

Other Specs.

f/2.2
Field of view (FOV) 72 degrees
Display flash
Fixed focus
4X digital zoom
Slow motion video
Burst mode
Auto HDR
Front – Video *Unknown*
Audio Speakers, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Microphone 2-mics
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
NFC
Location Services GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Additional Sensors Accelerometer (2), Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity, Sensor Hub

Variants

8GB $179
16GB $219
Base Color Black, White
Back Color Customizable
Accent Color Customizable

Models

XT1540, XT1548

Network

XT1540 LTE (2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700/AWS, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
XT1548 LTE (2, 4, 5, 12, 17, 25, 26)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700, 1900 MHz)
CDMA (800, 850, 1900 MHz)
TD-LTE (41 TD2500)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
SIM CARD Micro

That has gotten a much better deign with a wide verity of removable backs and accent strips. Which can be customized when you buy the phone using Moto maker or get them later.

There are two models of the new Moto G. The XT1540 version which is the one you get if you buy it from a GSM carrier or from the Motorola website. The XT1540 version only supports GSM carriers but, the XT1548 model can support both CDMA and GSM carriers. This model of the phone is only sold through Sprint Prepaid, US Cellular and Virgin Mobile. As far as the LTE network go – The Moto G will support Tri-Band LTE for most of the giant US Carriers.

The new Moto G also comes pre-loaded with Android 5.1.1. This is also one of the big features of the Moto G because unlike other budget phone where is OS is filled with bloatware which intend slows it down a lot but, with the Moto G line the android OS had always been really clean giving it speed boost and longer battery life – Motorola claims a full day of normal usage.

The Moto G 2015 is the way to go if you are in the market for a budget smartphone with it’s average specs to a very clean UI. It’s only $179 for the 8GB (1GB RAM) and $216 for the 16GB (2GB RAM) version.

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Dhrumil Shah

I do tech.

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