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Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7577 reviews of Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and size. The performance and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, performance, size, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 535 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

performance, price, usability, screen, portability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation 2 GB RAM/16 GB ROM 4G LTE SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackMotorola Moto G 3rd Generation 2 GB RAM/16 GB ROM 4G LTE SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

May, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1113 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the camera and portability are generally positive. The usability and price also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the social networking functionality and GPS navigation. There are some mixed opinions about the connectivity.

performance, price, usability, portability, camera

GPS navigation, social network

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G (3rd generation) - Global GSM - Unlocked - 8 GB BlackMotorola Moto G (3rd generation) - Global GSM - Unlocked - 8 GB Black

May, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the battery and usability. The durability and performance also get good feedback. The camera and reliability get critical reviews.

performance, durability, usability, battery

price, reliability, camera

35% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MOTOROLA MOTO G (3RD GEN) XT1541 8GB BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED 4G/LTE SINGLE SIM CELL PHONEMOTOROLA MOTO G (3RD GEN) XT1541 8GB BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED 4G/LTE SINGLE SIM CELL PHONE

May, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Moto G (2015) review

 

The third generation Moto G is bigger, but is it better?

Lovely camera ; Smart water resistance ; Great performance ; Decent screen

Bulkier design ; Pricer than older Moto Gs ; Non-stereo front speaker

It's pricier than previous generations, but an amazing camera and near-flawless performance make this the most complete-feeling Moto G yet.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Motorola Moto G (third-gen 2015) review: An affordable ace

 

When the original Motorola Moto G arrived back in September 2013, it shook up the smartphone market from top to bottom. It didn't just make people realise a smartphone a fifth the price of a flagship could offer decent performance, it also forced the...

Refined design, water resistance, good battery life, improved camera, almost raw Android experience with some great software enhancements

Average display, some slight performance hiccups, additional camera features could be handy, design still on the chunky side

It's easy to look at specs and compare the third-gen Moto G to similar devices, but this phone isn't about numbers, it's all about the experience. And as affordable experiences go, it's a true return to the top.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Motorola Moto G 2015 (third-gen) hands-on: A beautiful device, for a beautiful price - Pocket-lint

 

Motorola has updated its budget smartphone range - the Moto G - just three months after the last addition to the line. The Moto G originally launched in

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Motorola Moto G (2015) review: Budget big screen adds 4G, lacks new design thrills

 

When the original Moto G was unveiled back in 2013 it blew other budget phones out of the water. Its 2014 follow-up threw its weight at a larger screen size and, bizarrely, ditched 4G connectivity in the process. That's where the Moto G 2015 comes in...

Adds faster 4G connectivity, still affordable, good 5-inch display for the money, microSD card slot for storage expansion, solid battery performance

Bulky design, front-facing speaker bars design, 4G/battery-only update to 2014 model, wall charger sold separately, Moto E puts a question mark over it

Motorola truly impressed us with the original Moto G, a budget smartphone that, at launch, was untouchable. But its larger-scale and slightly more expensive follow-up was a little less impressive due to a bulkier design and lack of 4G.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Motorola Moto G 2015 review

 

The Moto G 2015 gets upgraded camera, waterproof design and Moto Maker customisation. Here's our Motorola Moto G 2015 review.

With various upgrades including a waterproof design, great cameras and stock Android, the new Moto G 2015 is a great affordable phone. The device is still a bit chunky and it's a shame to see the stereo speakers gone. It's worth opting for the model...

May, 2016

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Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Moto G 3 (2015)

 

The Moto G has been our no.1 budget smartphone for the past two years. The third version still aims to give you great value for money and an untarnished Android experience, but Motorola has given it a few new tricks. It's water resistant now, and you...

Vastly improved camera ; It's now water resistant ; Still great value for money ; Smooth and slick performance

Low-light photos only average ; Not as cheap as its predecessors

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Motorola Moto G 2015 review: hands on with Motorola's budget phone

 

Our first impressions on the new waterproof Moto G. Motorola Moto G 2015 review

The new Moto G for 2015 is an impressive, almost budget phone which feels nice in the hand and has decent specs for the price. Although the screen is still 720p, the upgraded cameras look to be better than rivals and we like that you can customise the...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) review

 

Motorola's cut-price smartphone is better than ever before, but more expensive too

Excellent performance (2GB model) ; Surprisingly strong camera ; Decent value

More expensive than older Moto Gs ; A bit chunky

Waterproofing and a much improved camera mean the Moto G (3rd Gen) still offers good value, despite a slight price hike

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Motorola Moto G 3rd Edition (2015) Long Term Review: One Year Later

 

We re-review the Motorola Moto G3, a.k.a. Moto G 3rd Generation in 2016, a full year after its release, to see if it's still one of the best-value budget mobile phones around.The first Moto G phone (now…

Still smooth performer ; Dependable camera

New model about to launch

The Moto G 4th-Generation might be about to launch, but last year’s handset is still a steal at well under £200 SIM-free. Of course, it’s likely to drop in price come next month when the latest Moto G is unveiled by Motorola, so try and hang on if you...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Motorola Moto G 3rd-Gen (2015) Review: Hands-on

 

We go hands on with the new Moto G 3 (2015), which packs some massively updated flagship-quality camera tech and a fresh new water-resistant body.

Premium camera ; Smooth performance ; Water resistant

Cheaper rivals have sharper screens ; Older processor

The 3rd-generation Moto G is a solid budget handset, with a brilliant premium-spec camera and thankfully smooth performance. The 5-inch screen may not be as razor-sharp as we’d hoped, but for anyone who loves snapping every moment of their everyday...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2470 / 2800

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Head SAR (EU):0.675

Design

Brand colour:Fine Gold / Lunar Gray
Colour of product:Black / Gold / Grey / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Protection features:Water Resistant

Display

Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:294 / 441
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Video compression formats:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE / 4.2 BLE
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 305 / Adreno 505
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor Model:410 / 430 / MSM 8916

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1.1 / 7 / Lollipop 5.1.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024 / 3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.16 / 9.5
Height :14.2 / 144.3
Weight:145.5 / 155
Width:7.24 / 73