Moto G (3rd Gen) Review

It’s not that we are too good for them or don’t see their importance, but we typically don’t review mid-range Android phones like the Moto G (3rd gen). We tend to stick to the high-end guys, the ones that most of our readers get all sorts of opinionated about after flocking toward with wads of cash. But there is something different about the new Moto G. Not only is it the 3rd version of Motorola’s most successful phone of all time, but it’s also impossible to ignore. This is a sub-$200 phone that bests many $400 and above phones in performance, battery life, and style.

Since receiving a review unit a couple of weeks back, I’ve spent enough time with and without the new Moto G (3rd gen) to share some final thoughts. And while this is a step out of our comfort zone, I think you’ll see why after reading this that we decided this one was worth a deeper look.

This is our Moto G (3rd gen) review.  (more…)

Moto G (3rd Gen) Unboxing and Quick Look!

We may not have taken home a new Moto X Pure Edition after today’s Motorola product launch event, but they didn’t let us walk out the door empty handed either. Motorola tossed us a brand new Moto G (3rd gen) to start testing as we await the arrival of their 2015 flagship.

With this new Moto G, we get upgrades in all the right places (battery, 4G LTE, storage and RAM, cameras, processor, and waterproofing), but with a price that has mostly stayed the same. The phone starts at $179 and goes up to $219, depending on your storage choice. Speaking of choice, Moto Maker is now a part of the Moto G package as well! You can customize all sorts of items, too, like the back and accent colors, storage/RAM, and more.  (more…)

Moto G (3rd Gen) Specs

The Moto G (3rd Gen) is now official, available starting today through Moto Maker. Priced at just $179, this is Motorola’s affordable handset, that also delivers for those who enjoy naming off specs. While it may not stack up too high against flagship devices, there is a massive market for budget-friendly smartphones across the world.

Available through Moto Maker, buyers can choose to customize the device with various different colored backs and fronts. In addition, note that depending on which storage size you choose will directly affect how much RAM the phone has.

Here are the official Moto G (3rd Gen) specs.
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Motorola Announces Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G (3rd Gen)

Motorola took the stage in multiple cities this morning, announcing three new smartphones for the global market. We have the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G (3rd Gen). To break it down, the Moto X Style (known as the Moto X Pure Edition in the US) is a flagship device, featuring top tier specifications, with a price to match the specs. However, it is stated the Moto X Style is priced $200 to $300 lower than other 2015 flagship devices on the market. In the US, it will start at $399.

The Moto X Play is for countries outside of the US, also priced exceptionally well, featuring a massive battery and 1080p display. Lastly, there is the Moto G (3rd Gen), with a very low price, on sale starting today for just $179.

Read on below to see all of the launch details.  (more…)

Motorola 2015 Event Live Blog!

With OnePlus now less than 24 hours behind us, it’s Motorola’s turn to take the stage and give us what’s next for 2015. We know a Moto G (3rd gen) is coming, thanks to Motorola India outing the entire device this morning a bit early, but will we also see a new Moto X (3rd gen) and Moto 360? Maybe two Moto X phones? I hope the answer is “yes” to all of that.

Motorola is hosting press events in New York City, London, and Sau Paulo this morning at 9AM Eastern (6AM Pacific). We aren’t sure just yet if they are going to live stream it (Update: Live stream added!), but should they decide to provide us with a link, we’ll be sure to add it here. Otherwise, I’m here, in NYC, ready to liveblog it out for all of you.

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US Cellular Expects the Moto G (3rd Gen) to Retail for $179

The new Moto G (3rd gen) is no secret at this point. We’ve seen renders, mentions on Motorola’s site of Moto Maker options, promo videos, and hands-on time with the phone all within the last week. There are still some questions, though, one of which involves price. How low will Motorola go with the new Moto G? Will they stick close to the 2nd generation’s $179 price point? According to a source of ours, that’s exactly where Motorola plans to land.  (more…)