Motorola Moto G vs Moto G2 vs Moto G3 – what are the differences?

As we said, the new Motorola Moto G3 is already in our labs, even though it is still to be officially released on 28.07. Now that we’ve shown you what it looks like, it’s time to take a quick look at the differences between the new model and its predecessors.

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Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen, 2015) review – the new flagship in the mid-range

Check the current price of Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen, 2015) here:


We can say that the camera was one of the worst features of the first Moto G. The second generation fixed that problem with an upgrade from 5 to 8MP and significant improvement in photo quality. Even now it is still one of the best cameras in that price range. As it appears, the new Moto G will raise the bar even more thanks to its brand new 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash. The first few sample photos we took with the phone look really impressive. The front camera is also updated to 5MP.

If there we had to point to an aspect in which the second generation was worse than the first, it’d be battery life. The reason for that is obvious – the capacity remained unchanged – 2070 mAh, while the screen (one of the main power consumers) got bigger. The good news is that Moto G3 has a 2470 mAh battery, which should definitely affect durability in a positive way.

Motorola Moto G


Motorola Moto G2


Motorola Moto G3


G and G2 used the same mobile chip – Snapdragon 400, accompanied by an Adreno 305 GPU. As expected, it is time for an upgrade in this aspect as well. Moto G3 relies on the Snapdragon 410 and its 4 economic Cortex-A53 cores, operating at 1.4GHz.

Motorola has once again decided that it is not necessary to increase the display size, leaving the same 5-inch display with an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The results of our thorough display tests are on their way, so we’ll be able to give you a far more accurate evaluation of its quality soon. We are presented with pure Android Lollipop straight out of the box, but as we know, for a long time now that’s been available for the other two models in the series.

Check out the full Moto G3 specs here:


Specs sheetMotorola Moto G3Motorola Moto G2Motorola Moto G
OSAndroid 5.1 LollipopAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 410 (4-core, 1.40GHz, Cortex-A53)Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 / 8926 (4-core, 1.20GHz, Cortex-A7)Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 / 8926 (4-core, 1.20GHz, Cortex-A7)
Storage8/16GB internal flash memory + microSD slot8/16GB internal flash memory + microSD slot (up to 32 GB)8/16GB internal flash memory
GPUAdreno 306Adreno 305Adreno 305
Display5.0-inch – IPS, 1280 х 720 pixels (294 PPI) Corning Gorilla Glass 35.0-inch – IPS, 1280 х 720 pixels (294 PPI) Corning Gorilla Glass 34.5-inch – IPS, 1280 х 720 pixels (326 PPI) Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Cameras5MP (front); 13MP with autofocus and dual LED flash, 1080p FHD video at 30fps (stereo sound)2MP (front ); 8MP (3264 x 2448) with autofocus and LED flash, 720p HD video at 30fps ( stereo sound)1.3MP (front); 5MP(2592 х 1944 ) with autofocus and LED flash, 720p HD video at 30fps (stereo sound)
Battery2470 mAh2070 mAh2070 mAh

Check the current price of Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen, 2015) here:

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8 years ago

This Specs is Awesome….on Camera side

8 years ago

Hi,recently bought motog3…speed dials contact are getting saved after I problem is, phone setting is getting locked .app lock app am using…haven’t locked the phone setting..pls advice

basil baby
basil baby
8 years ago

Good phone..good camera phone will be heat any time

7 years ago
Reply to  basil baby

could u use a gen2 screen on a gen 3 hand set

7 years ago

will a g2 screen go on a g3 handset

4 years ago
Reply to  kat

No it won’t fit