Moto G Leaks; Third-gen Smartphone is Nothing More than Sibling to its Predecessor

June 29, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

What if you want to induce some novel stuff to your smartphone so as to bring out a next-gen version? Shedding the previous concepts and entirely rebuilding a newbie is one option. But what if you don’t want to take it out of the family?

Keep the design parameters adhered to, but with minor touchups (preferably a metallic embrace), shuffle up the spec sheet for a more modified one; these are exactly what every smartphone maker in the world has been doing with their newbie products. But none of these seem to be exciting Lenovo-owned Motorola.


A video showing the glimpses of the new Moto G 3rd gen has been doing rounds, along with a detailed forecast of its specs. Don’t ask us what’s new in this device, quite frankly, except for the inevitable improvements, we don’t find any sort of out of the box thinking that would amuse the mass.

Speculations are that the new Motorola Moto G would be arriving with the same 5-inch display it packed for the second wave, yes with an unaltered pixel rate. Even an upgrade to 5-inch display wasn’t worth talking about, considering that the 720p display present ever since the first gen devices. Alongside, we also hear the RAM provided is 1GB, and as expected, the in-built storage is kept at 8GB.

Clearly there haven’t been any improvements in these frontages, but where the device ‘claims’ to excel is with its camera and processing powers. Gone are the days of 32-bit processing, and Motorola has lifted the Moto G series to the 64-bit world with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 401, which in fact is the oldest 64-bit running chipset from the Qualcomm family. It’s also the same SoC that featured in the Moto E 2015 edition.

The other upgrade comes with a 13MP camera, compared to the 8MP snapper in the former edition. The front cam has also been raised to 5MP (2MP in Moto G 2ndgen).

For many, the Moto cams were fairly underpowered ones. So we expect this improvement to be in the right direction. But unless and until we get our hands upon the new gen devices, we can’t say any word on how better the impact would be with these new changes.

The shortage in upgrades can sure be justified with the price bracket within which the device wishes to get laid. But those have to be put behind if they consider the rivals in front of them, at least with some key areas like RAM.

The 1GB RAM seemed to have lowered the standards even for the second gen Moto G. Considering that almost  an year has passed since the second gen announcement, it’s hard to believe that Motorola has failed to address these core issues.

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