The Moto G (3rd gen), a phone that at its price point is almost impossible to beat, is now cheaper than ever, thanks to a short-term deal over at Motorola’s store. From today through March 7, you can buy the Moto G (3rd gen) for $199 without a contract. The deal includes the 16GB version that has 2GB RAM and normally carriers a price of $220. So yeah, you get a $20 discount.
We reviewed the 3rd gen G and told you to run to Motorola’s site as fast as your little virtual legs can go and buy it if your budget is $200. It’s a heck of a value that features top notch performance, excellent battery life, and custom options through Moto Maker. Even after almost a year, it still should be a solid budget option, unless you have another $70 or so to push towards a Nexus 5X. Ooh, decisions. (more…)
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Motorola is handing out discounts on some of its most popular products. From today through February 16, you can buy the Moto G, Moto 360 (2nd gen), or Jonathan Adler designed Moto X Pure Edition and either receive freebies or discounts. (more…)
Last night, a report out of China’s Sina that included an interview with Lenovo’s Chen Xudong, the head of the company’s mobile business, went through a really fun media cycle that took a whole bunch of translation completely out of context and then turned it all into an embarrassing display of journalism. The interview was pretty wide-ranging, covering topics like the recent change in branding direction of Lenovo and Motorola, Google Play services returning to China, use of fingerprint scanners in upcoming phones, a change in the UI approach to Motorola phones, and the death of the Moto G and E. (more…)
Motorola is gearing up Cyber Monday, like everyone else on the Interwebz, detailing the deals you can expect to see on its website. Right now, Motorola lists three deals that you can look forward to, but we do hope to see additional deals come Monday.
Kicking it off is 25% off a Moto X (2nd Gen) 64GB, bringing the price down from $399 to $299. This deal can be had from within Moto Maker, where you can choose how to customize the device to your liking. Naturally, if you choose for more expensive custom options, your price will go up. (more…)
According to a user on Google+, the Moto G (3rd Gen) is starting to receive its Android 6.0 Marshmallow soak test, which means a thorough rollout could be right around the corner. As stated by the owner, the update appeared early this morning, containing the updated OS. (more…)
When Lollipop was released by Google last year, it seemed many OEMs were in a race to deliver the good to customers as quickly as possible. As we all saw, Lollipop was absolutely riddled with bugs and performance issues, leaving a few Android users wishing they still had Kit Kat. This year, the same thing is happening, but each OEM has stated that they will not send out any OTA updates until they know the OS is stable and ready for consumers.
Motorola has now posted its official list of devices that as of this morning, should see the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. As no surprise, most of Motorola’s newer lineup will see the update, including the Moto X Pure Edition, Moto G (2nd Gen, 3rd Gen, and LTE 2nd Gen), and DROID Turbo. (more…)
Over on Google+, Motorola’s David Schuster laid out a basic view of what’s going on in the world of Stagefright patch OTAs for the Moto E in the US. According to Schuster, Motorola began pushing out an Android 5.1 update that includes the Stagefright patch for the Moto E (1st Gen) in the US last week, and the same for Brazil. (more…)
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…)