Friday, 18 December 2015

MUST HAVE: Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)


If you are looking for a quality, affordable and value for money smartphone, the Motorola Moto G, should be on your radar! I have had the pleasure of using the 8GB, black model for the past few weeks.

The Moto G is a good-looking phone. It is both stylish and sleek, with its Corning Gorilla Glass and the cool metal strip at the back, which houses the rear camera and the Motorola logo. The back cover (removable) is made of ribbed hard plastic, and one can personalise it with various Motorola shell colour covers (colours include black, navy, lime, blue, to name a few). The Moto G, fits nicely into one’s hand, and it small enough to slip into a pocket.



The Moto G has a sharp 5” HD, 720p IPS display which provides good brightness and colour reproduction (1280 x 720 pixels resolution). Thanks to the Corning Gorilla Glass and the IPX7-rated protection, you can be at ease knowing that your phone is water resistant (up to 1 meter and 30 minutes) and that the display is protected from unpleasant scrapes and scratches.



The Moto G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip (1.4GHz quad-core) and advanced Adreno graphics, which enables one to switch back and forth between apps without slowing the phone down. Unfortunately, the phone has 1GB of RAM, however performance is still nice and smooth the majority of the time, with a lag now and then (the 16GB model contains 2GB of RAM). 8GB is a lot of internal storage space, however if extra storage is needed, the phone offers storage expansion support and can take a microSD card up to 32GB. The Moto G is powered by Android and comes pre-loaded with version 5.1 Lollipop. Android Lollipop is simple and very user friendly.


The Moto G takes really good photos. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and a 5-megapixel camera up front for dope selfies! Video can be shot at up to 1080p or 720p for slow motion.

Other notable features are that it supports 4G LTE and has solid battery life (the battery is non-removable). 

With Christmas, just being one week away, the Moto G, makes an excellent gift for your loved ones! The phone is a must have because it is affordable, good-looking, water resistant, user friendly and it has a good camera to capture all of one’s special moments!

The Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) (8gb) is available from the Orange online store for R3,320 (price as at 17 December 2015, price subject to change). Click HERE to visit the Orange online store.