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|DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB|
|Height||142.1 mm||Better than 58 % of phones rated.|
|Width||72.4 mm||Better than 68 % of phones rated.|
|Depth||11.6 mm||Worse than 57 % of phones rated.|
|Weight||155 g||Worse than 61 % of phones rated.|
|Body Colour||White | Black|
|Waterproof (Water-resistant)||Yes||Better than 87 % of phones rated.|
|SAR Value||1.13 W/kg (body), 1.06 W/kg (head)|
Micro-USB - 5 pin Micro-USB Type B
Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm
|SIM Card Type (Size)||Micro SIM|
The Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB has a height of 142.1 mm, a width of 72.4 mm and a thickness of 11.6 mm. The weight of the phone is 155 g. Many users will also appreciate the waterproof design.Show more
|DISPLAY Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB|
|Display Type||LCD display|
|Screen Size (Display Size)||5"||Better than 58 % of phones rated.|
|Screen Resolution (Display Resolution)||1280 x 720 pixels||Better than 65 % of phones rated.|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi||Worse than 73 % of phones rated.|
|Display Protection (Screen Protector)||Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (scratch resistant glass)|
The screen size reaches 5" inches. Phones with smaller displays are easier to use with one hand. The experience is less pleasant compared to phones with large displays. However, if you're buying a phone for basic use and don't want, for example, a good gaming experience or a large screen for watching movies, this size should be good enough for you. The disadvantage of LCD displays is the relatively lower color contrast displayed, as the technology cannot display absolute black well. Also due to the higher power consumption, LCD displays are no longer as common in phones. Even so, some manufacturers still equip their phones with LCD technology. However, modern smartphones are already using OLED technology. The advantage of LCD phones is that they tend to be cheaper to build than OLED technology.
Display Resolution of Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB is 1280 x 720 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px. Display´s pixel density is 294 ppi and represents another significant factor affecting image sharpness besides resolution. The higher the value, the sharper the image. Average value is currently about 350-400 ppi, which guarantees a fine and sufficiently sharp image. Finest modern phone displays reach 450 ppi and above.
|PROCESSOR Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB|
|Processor Type (CPU)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410|
|Clock Speed||1.4 GHz||Worse than 51 % of phones rated.|
|Processor Core Qty||Quad-core||Worse than 55 % of phones rated.|
|Graphics System (GPU)||Qualcomm ADRENO 306|
Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410. The number of processor cores is 4. It is a number of cores that plays an important role in evaluating the performance of phone as it is responsible for computing operations. Smartphones already commonly have a core count of around 4 to 8. Multi-core processors can perform better and reduce the processing time of a request to a minimum, which is reflected in the responsiveness of the phone, e.g. in the speed of opening applications. The processor frequency indicates how many instructions phone can process in 1 second. The higher the frequency, the better the performance. Standard processor frequency range today is between 1.8 GHz and 2.8 GHz. Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB reaches the frequency of 1.4 GHz.
The processor also includes the graphics accelerator Qualcomm ADRENO 306.
|MEMORY Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB|
|RAM||2 GB||Better than 57 % of phones rated.|
|Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity)||16 GB||Better than 50 % of phones rated.|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory)||microSDHC - up to 32 GB|
The phone´s internal memory capacity is 16 GB. The size of the internal storage determines e.g., how many photos, songs, movies, or applications you can store on your phone. This memory capacity is ideal for those who have a few basic apps and a few dozen photos on their phone. If you don't expect to use your phone to play games or need to store high-resolution photos, this size should be sufficient. There is almost no probability you're likely to see this low capacity on new smartphones. The standard memory today is around 64 and 128 GB. The best phones have internal memory of 256 GB or more. Luckily, most smartphone manufacturers nowadays offer models with different memory sizes to suit every user.
An additional option to increase the storage capacity of this model is to insert a memory card.
RAM memory of the Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB is 2 GB. Most powerful phones currently have an operating memory of 12 GB or more, which is especially useful for demanding users such as gaming enthusiasts. Normally, phones nowadays have 6 to 8 GB of RAM, which means that the phone can easily handle normal operation and more demanding applications. Operating memory of less than 4 GB is found in lower-end phones or older models, and they are suitable for low-end users who don't use demanding applications and have the phone more for basic use.
|CAMERA Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB|
|Number of Main Cameras||1|
|Sensor Resolution||13 Megapixel||Better than 80 % of phones rated.|
|Lens Aperture||F/2.0||Better than 52 % of phones rated.|
|Digital Zoom||4x||Better than 59 % of phones rated.|
|HDR Mode||Auto HDR mode|
|Camera Modes||Burst mode, Panorama|
|Light Source||Dual LED flash|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (1080p)|
|Camera Features (Functions)||Quick Capture, Colour Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash|
|Number of Front Cameras||1|
|Sensor Resolution (Front)||5 Megapixel||Worse than 53 % of phones rated.|
|Lens Aperture (Front)||F/2.2||Better than 50 % of phones rated.|
|Focus Adjustment||Focus free|
|HDR Mode (Front)||Auto HDR mode|
|Camera Modes (Front)||Burst mode, slow motion video, tap to focus|
The rear camera of the Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB has only one lens. Single lens is more typical for older phones or lower-end phones with lower quality cameras. The rear cameras of modern phones nowadays are usually equipped with two, three and sometimes even five rear camera lenses. The resolution of the main lens is 13 Megapixel. Higher resolution does not necessarily mean super high quality photos. Furthermore, it depends on the pixel size but also on other important factors. The aperture of main lens reaches F/2.0 value. The best phones have a lens with an aperture of up to F/1.5, where more light can pass through sensor and photos will be of a high quality even in low light conditions. However, lenses with apertures around F/1.8 to F/2.2 are the most common. The lower the number after the slash, the better the photo quality.
Digital zoom in this case offers zooming up to 4x. Of course, the higher the lens value, the more distant object can be zoomed in. Nonetheless, the disadvantage of digital zoom is that the quality and sharpness of photo deteriorates when using it.
The front camera of phone Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB has one lens. This number of lenses is standard on most smartphones nowadays. The resolution of front lens reaches 5 Megapixel. Again, it should be noted that resolution is only one of several other significant factors that affect resulting quality of a photo. The main lens is also equipped with aperture of F/2.2.
|BATTERY AND CHARGING Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB|
|Battery Capacity (Battery Size)||2470 mAh||Better than 56 % of phones rated.|
|Run Time Details||Mixed usage: up to 24 hrs|
The battery size of Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB is 2470 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day.Show more
|CELLULAR Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB|
|Technology||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM|
|Mobile Broadband Generation||4G||Better than 91 % of phones rated.|
|Operating System||Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)|
|Navigation||A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB supports 4G. 5G connectivity, which is slowly replacing standard 4G connectivity, is still more the preserve of the latest phones. The operating system in this case is Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop).Show more
|COMMUNICATIONS Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB|
|Data Transmission||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE|
|2G Band||850 GSM, 900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 1900 GSM|
|4G LTE Band||Band 2, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, Band 17|
|4G LTE Frequency||FDD 1900 PCS, FDD 1700 - 2110 AWS, FDD 850, FDD 2600, FDD 700b|
|Wireless Interface||IEEE 802.11b/g/n|
|Messaging Services||SMS, MMS|
Basic connectivity standards also include Bluetooth 4.0, making it easy to communicate wirelessly with other devices such as headphones, tablets, speakers and smartwatches.Show more
|MEDIA Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB|
|Supported Digital Video Standards||MPEG-4, H.264|
|FEATURES Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB|
|Phone Functions||Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, flight mode, vibrating alert|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, magnetometer|
|OTHERS Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.) 16 GB|
|Included Accessories||Power adapter|
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