The market has established itself already the third installment of a series of Motorola Moto G Is it worth the change from the previous generation to a newer, refreshed version? Let's see!
Housing and workmanship
Rating design of the new Moto G is not easy. I agree with the statement that the phone is not especially pretty, but still has "something" – maybe this silver inset on the back panel adds to its character, perhaps this profile housing – at least I design estimate as correct (but nothing more). Front device has not changed much relative to older generations G – find here two substantial size of the speaker and microphone holes, radiation sensor and a front webcam. Frame surrounding the screen does not belong to the slimmest – for me it is not a big drawback. It is also worth mentioning that we do not find here any physical key, and the entire front panel is hidden under the surface resistant glass Gorilla Glass 3.Around the housing Moto G runs a plastic frame painted pattern aluminum – normally skarciłbym manufacturer for the use of plastic, but it specific material is so good quality that there is no fault anything. Key wake and volume control bar went on the right side of the unit (to make use of the phone in the dark, texture buttons different from each other – cool idea). At the top placed headphone jack and an additional microphone. Motorola Moto G 3 gene. Is a little fatty. 11 mm thick at the age of anorexic phone very much, but on the other hand, it gives the impression of sound equipment, and the skeleton of the structure is so strong, that the device will definitely not break in pieces in your pocket. The enclosure is slightly rounded, which positively affects the user experience – the problems start when we put the smartphone on the desk and try to use the touch screen. The phone is then a tendency to slip and wobble from side to side. Plecki new Moto G looks a lot better than the previous version. I loved the silver panel, which indicates the camera face, illuminate the LEDs and discrete, but visible the Motorola logo. The flap has at the same time non-slip texture, which facilitates a secure grip. Plecki can be removed and replaced, but it will not allow access to the battery, but only micro-SD slots and a micro-SIM. I'm not surprised – at the end of the phone is waterproof (IPX7). To sum up – the quality of the housing is very good. Moto G does not squeak, and holding the phone in your hand to feel that this is not a cheap toy from the Far East. And while the smartphone is plastic, there is nothing to be ashamed of – the quality of materials used, as well as folding elements beats many other, even more expensive models.
Motorola Moto G 3Gen has a 5-inch screen – the same diagonal stand out, for example, we recently tested by Huawei P8 Lite and Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. It uses the well-known IPS technology by which colors are not distorted even at extreme angles. Screen 5 "and a resolution of 1280 x 720 translate into a density of 293 pixels per inch. The numbers can not overthrow knees, but in reality the parameters sufficient for comfortable work with the phone. The biggest problem with the 3rd generation is the maximum brightness of 384 cd / m2 in the absence of an effective anti-reflection coating – this entails a lot of problems when the sun shines through the window. Not once I happened to obscure the screen with his hand, to see the content of sms.It is worth mentioning that the Moto G correctly copes with color reproduction – nicely on your smartphone viewing videos, photos and reading e-books (even after dark – brightness minimum of 15 cd / m2 does not irritate the eyes). We can not forget also about the sensitivity of the screen – every even minimal brush sheet Glass, was recorded in an appropriate way. Writing sms, emails, and editing text using Moto G 3 is pure pleasure, especially when the phone detects up to 10 points of touch.
After a thick phone, I expect long battery life, which turned out to be not quite true. The battery capacity actually increased by almost 500 mAh terms of Moto G 2gen, which does not change the fact that 2470 mAh leaves an impression dosytu. During everyday use (internet, games, music) phone peacefully lives to the end of the day with a big supply of energy. My feelings confirmed the synthetic tests, carried out as usual by bringing clarity to a standard for us to the threshold of 120 cd / m2. Let's look at the comparison of the Motorola Moto G 3 gene. With three other popular phones that we tested in manic Editor's note: Moto G 2gen, Huawei P8 Lite and Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. [test slug = "accumulator" virtual = "conversation, video-wifi-off 3g internet, internet-wifi" product_id = "21170,20402,20980,20398"] I am convinced that with less demanding use and aid in the form power saving mode, Motorola will be able to forget the charger even for two days, which is already decent result. Remember, too, that the power-saving mode consists mainly of turning off location-based features and applications in the background. Keep this in mind even when waiting for the mail – the phone can not synchronize your mailbox while it is not open. Similar situations may occur in other applications.
The latest generation of Moto G is equipped with a 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 Exmor RS, accompanied by a lens aperture of f / 2.0 with two LED light to the dual tone LEDs – the same model can also be found in the Nexus 6. I have to admit that the new Motorola very positive to me He surprised by the quality of the captured images.Moto G 3 copes well with color accuracy, and images are sharp and clear. Even after dark shooting is as easy and enjoyable as dual LEDs provide the right amount of light, even in complete darkness. And if you can not cope with the lighting of the selected object? Image will not be as good quality, because insufficient light will cause blurring and noise.
just as easy and pleasant it is the camera application – there is no multiple filters and modes. In a very clear and simple inferfejsie we find such basics as night mode, panorama, HDR, and control the brightness and exposure. In practice, these options are adequate, but if you treat more serious about photography, can do without alternative application. Equally strong was surprised by the quality of pictures taken with the front camera. 5 megapiskselowa matrix takes pictures at a resolution of 2560×1920 pixels – with proper lighting will get a really nice detailed picture. However, if you run out of light, the picture will appear noise and interference. I am certain that amateurs "selfie" will not be disappointed. Moto G makes films at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at a speed of 29 frames / sec. – The quality and liquidity of recorded material are impeccable. Motorola has added an additional mode slomo, then phone records video at a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels and captures 120 frames / sec.. Unfortunately, the quality of such material is simply weak, and the same effect slomo is miserable – that quality differs strongly from a similar mode in the iPhone 6.
A loud speaker makes none of the information will not be the Hearing Impaired, and thanks to a second microphone catcher ambient noise, our interlocutor also hear exactly what to say to him.dialer application is virtually untouched, so everyone should find it no problem. The phone has an interesting mode "dream" that at a certain time turns off the screen and voice messages – of course we can establish contacts that are the exception to not miss something really important.
Contrary to appearances, two symmetrical holes of the front panel of the device is not entirely in stereo speakers – yes there are two, upper liable for voice calls, the bottom for media playback. During the test, the force until the volume reached 89 dB, which is no mean feat for a phone. To my surprise, the sound quality even at maximum volume has not deteriorated – the sound is clear, there is no noise or shrieks.
Connectivity and GPS
Moto G 3 is equipped with The single module Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n which coped very well both in editorial synthetic tests, as well as during everyday use. The connection to the router is not zrywało even despite a few concrete walls and a distance of several meters between devices. The phone also supports the transfer of the image based on miracast. [test slug = "wifi-phone" axis = "negative" product_id = "21,170.20402"] However, in the new version of Motorola refuse to take the NFC module, which to me would be very handy here. Moto G has for Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP (LE) which allows streaming of not only the image but also sound. Deserves praise also be used in GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou. Sometimes I happened to use the phone in the form of car navigation and I must admit that even in a thicket of tall buildings everything worked flawlessly.
Memory and OTG
Built-in phone memory on paper is equal to 8 GB – but this is not quite true. After the deduction of memory required for the system, it turns out that at our disposal is only 4.5 GB of memory, what really is a poor result. The case rescues this memory expandable via micro SD card – Moto G without any problem udźwignęła carrier with a capacity of 128 GB, which easily could move most of the applications. So if we well have a free space, the memory should not miss.Motorola also supports some external devices – for example, mouse and flash drive in FAT32 format it for her no problem. Unfortunately, the Moto G no longer handle external hard drives and hubs.
Under the hood, the new Moto G conceals a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, which works on the quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 and graphics chip Adreno 306. The whole supported by 1 GB of RAM and runs from the watchful eye of a pure Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Moto G 3Gen. You can also find a stronger version of possessing 16 GB of internal memory and 2 GB of RAM – is also available Dual SIM version.One might say that 1 GB of RAM is not enough, by today's standards – but I advise you to take into account the use of almost pure Android. No unnecessary graphic overlays, combined with 64 bit processor is more than enough to enjoy the fluidity of action. I also tried to be CPU including as many applications in the background – the phone slightly slowed happened to him occasionally, though but lag. [test slug = "android-antutu" product_id = "20980,20398,20402,20666,21170"] [test slug = "gfxbench-fps" virtual = "t-rex-3-offscreen, t-rex-3-onscreen "product_id =" 20980,20398,20402,20666,21170 "] [test slug =" 3dmark "product_id =" 20980,20398,20402,20666,21170 "] [test slug =" PCMark-android "product_id =" 20980, 20398,20402,20666,21170 "] As you can see, despite the 1 GB of RAM, Motorola Moto G 3 has achieved comparable and sometimes even better results in benchmarks since theoretically better equipped Samsung. But you can not record any significant superiority of Moto G 3Gen. over the previous version. Also I installed a few games: Asphalt 8, Smashy Road, Angry Birds. All of them joined in without a problem, but 1 GB of RAM gave itself felt, when I turned on the highest graphics settings Asphalt. This has resulted in a significant reduction frames per second – the game actually work, but the game no longer had much in common with pleasure. Dead Trigger also allowed me only average quality graphics. Unfortunately, the Motorola Moto G 3 with 1 GB of RAM, will not work well as a mobile console. Cinema-goers also can be a bit confused, because the maximum quality movie playback may not exceed 1080p and 40Mbps – the material better quality does not work at all or not smooth.
– MKV, 480p, xvid, 1Mbps, he aac, subtitles; – MKV, 720p, h264, 600kbps AAC / MP3 audio dual; – MP4, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, aac; – MKV, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, vorbis, subtitles; – MP4, 720p, h264, 6Mbps, ac3; – MKV, 1080p h264, 10Mbps; – MKV, 1080p h264, 40Mbps; – Mp4, 4K (3840×2160), h264, 34mbps – mp4, 4K (4096×1716), h264, aac, 35Mbps. There I noted that the overheated housing above the norm. [temperatura_obudowa product_id = "21170"]
System and Functionality
As I mentioned, the Motorola Moto G 3 works on the nearly intact Android 5.1.1 – we do not see here any fishnet graphic overlays. One probably will not like that fact, but I think it's an advantage. Everyone should find their way here with no problem – the top bar now works two steps, one stroke down shows all notifications, and another will open a menu with options and features of the phone. From the position of the main screen, you slide to the side, you can directly go to Google Now.Motorola has equipped the phone in some interesting applications and features. One such application is the "Migrate" which make it much easier for new users to transfer their important data from your old phone – the application supports both Android, iPhone and older models. In addition, the Moto G responds to gestures – I'm not usually a fan of such solutions, because they cause more problems than benefits. This time, however, I can not say, because thanks to the gestures you can instantly launch two of the most functional applications on your phone – flashlight (shake) and the camera (quick turn of the wrist). Motorola decided to slightly improve the use of the screen – this function is called "display Moto". It consists mainly showing notifications and controlling applications like music player, without pressing any buttons. The phone itself realizes that hold it in your hand and show a very simplified menu of items which you can also unlock the phone. In my view, these facilities are really useful and functional, rather than pushed by force. I was so accustomed to them that their lack of regret in my phone.
I will not hide that Motorola Moto G 3Gen. Really appealed to me. I like the fact that no one tried to artificially inflate your weight pushing him an application, overlays and redundant enhancers. This resulted in an efficiency comparable even with better-equipped competitors. The biggest advantage is the quality of a smartphone – although it did not use metal and glass here, feel that the phone is solidly made and will not fall apart at the first fall. And that is waterproof, which will only work in his favor. Also deserves praise durable battery and camera.Unfortunately, the phone is not ideal, because it suffers from a lack of internal memory, and in some cases an insufficient amount of RAM. It is not a smartphone player, but I am fully convinced that if someone expects from a mobile impeccable liquidity of the system, simplicity and functionality, Moto G 3Gen. It would be a great choice. At the end, I add that official website of the manufacturer , you can configure your Moto from several available tabs and pouch. [temperatura2 product_id = "21170"] [inne_propozycje product_id = "21170"]
Synthes: How the quality of the reproduced sound from the speakers? This is truly stereo? It is surprisingly good, the sound is clean and pleasant to the ear. Stereo, unfortunately, no. Bubibubibubi whether this phone can take pictures underwater? Yes you can, with pre-set the self timer under water because the screen is not touch-sensitive. Instead of photos recommend, however, make movies;) Strampek: Is there a version dual sim is, but I am not able to say whether and when it is introduced into Polish. Rysiek: 1. Is music online with Spotify can be saved? 2. Are Here Maps offline maps can be saved? 3. Does the Polish distributor wproawdzi 16GB version? 1. Yes, the default is recorded on the memory card, but you can change the settings. 2. Yes, just select the destination recording options. 3. So far I know nothing about this. The phone is on the market for only a few weeks, it seems to me that sooner or later will be able to grab the version of 16 GB / 2 RAM