Moto G (3rd gen) renders leak with a design more stylish than usual


Specifications of the upcoming Motorola Moto G (3rd generation) recently leaked. According to the leaks, the phone will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC, a 13 mega-pixel main camera, and a 5 mega-pixel front facing camera.

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The leaks also reckon that the phone would have a 5-inch display, with an HD display. To think of it, a full HD display would probably make more sense, but time will tell if that does happen. Coming back to the leaks, also mentioned is the RAM, which is expected to stay at 1GB (downer).

A couple renders of the phone just leaked, and portray a picture different than usual. If true, the Moto G 3rd (or Moto G 3) will be a lot more stylish with a more curvy design. The Moto G has traditionally been a very no-nonsense phone with budget prices and specs that agree with price… but often with unmatched software support (in its price range, that is).

The rear metal strip connecting the camera to the trademark Motorola dimple will remind some of Nokia’s Lumia lineup. To think of it, the metal strip does look pretty cool… especially considering that the Moto G will only be a budget phone.

What do you think?

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25 Comments

  1. eliHd452
    July 13, 2015

    This is oneplus 2! mis the front speakers.

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2015

      It’s more of Nexus 6/Moto X inspired.

  2. Kekrembec
    July 13, 2015

    Moto is good at software optimization and updates. I think phone will be snappy with 1gb ram, but we need at least 2gb ram for ideal multitasking.

  3. Lars
    July 14, 2015

    If it really comes with 1GB RAM, they better put a price tag on it that’s less than 70$.

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2015

      Don’t forget it’s main market is the USA where prices are inflated due to subsidization. Most people who buy it will get it for “free” with a 2 year contract (you end up paying 5x what the phone is worth but thats another story for another day). I would look at the Blu Life One (2015) as a starting point for the price. That was also a 1GB phone and its retail price is $149 ($99 on presale). It will probably be priced between $149-179. 1GB of RAM isn’t great but for people who only need a phone to do the basics (facebook, pictures, candy crush) it’s more than enough.

      • Lars
        July 14, 2015

        Problem is those ‘basics’ often include Facebook or Facebook Messenger and those apps eat away RAM. Add a few others and it doesn’t take long before your device becomes sluggish.

        • balcobomber25
          July 14, 2015

          Depends on the users usage. I still use my Nexus 7 with 1GB of RAM and have no issues. I use it for FB, FB Messenger, Youtube, and some light gaming. My travel phone is an Alcatel with 1GB of RAM and same thing it handles the basics without a hitch. For $130 phone it’s more than capable.

          • Ivan Rusanov
            July 14, 2015

            Exactly.
            2GB and up is nice, you can get more apps running at the same time before the OS starts to kill some of them, but 1GB RAM is not that bad with an optimized ROM.

            I’m still using my Lenovo A820 with self-build from source and optimized android and it works just fine. You know, clean AOSP is not so resource -hungry as MIUI for example. And moto G has one of the most optimized and clean roms out of the box.

            But I agree that for a new device, it would be better to have 2GB. It shouldn’t add much to the overall production cost.

            • balcobomber25
              July 14, 2015

              And that’s what a lot of people don’t take into consideration. You can have 16GB of RAM but if the software is horrible it won’t make much difference. Moto runs near stock Android which means it will run comparable to many budget phones with 2GB and poor software.

            • Ivan Rusanov
              July 14, 2015

              Completely agree. However, it is kind of a vicious circle.
              New devices have more and more physical RAM and 2GB might be considered as a standard this year. So developers care less and less about software optimization, because there’s more RAM “to waste”.

              But optimized software is a must and Chinese manufacturers need to improve in that direction. Moto G is a nice example how a device with low-end specs can run. Even my A820 with the old MT6589 runs better than Elephone P6000 with their crappy rom for example, when the latter has much higher horsepower under the hood and should blow my device away. In reality it feels laggy in everyday use, while mine “flies”.

              What I found recently in one of the Lenovo kernels, there are optimizations from Motorola. I haven’t inspected stock moto kernels/roms, but I think they do optimize the aosp rom further for the particular chipset their devices are running and that’s the right approach – get the maximum from the hardware and try to not waste resources.

              We can see that Lenovo K3 is one of the fastest MT6752 devices, so probably they got some know-how from Motorola.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        July 14, 2015

        but but … i play GAMES !

        • balcobomber25
          July 14, 2015

          If you play games go for one of the 6752 phones which you can find for the same price. The SD410 isnt great for games to begin with (unless its on Windows Phone, it runs beautifully on that).

          • Muhammad Yasir
            July 14, 2015

            woat ?! windows is optimised to run SD chips ?!
            i knew Intel had a secret deal with those qualcomm scum !

            • balcobomber25
              July 14, 2015

              Windows Phone is incredibly resource efficient. Most of their phones run on SD 400 series chips with 1GB of RAM and they are all buttery smooth. In fact on Windows Phone with SD400 you can play games like Asphalt 8 (on mid settings) without issues.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              July 14, 2015

              hmmm … thats a nice fact. means that Windows might JUST still have a future with being a reasonable handheld OS in the long term …

            • balcobomber25
              July 14, 2015

              Well they just laid off 7800 workers and took a huge loss on the Nokia purchase so it’s future is looking dim. The software is very minimal and runs beautifully, the stock camera app is excellent, the cameras themselves for the most part are very good. The problem is the app gap, there are so few apps for WP.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              July 15, 2015

              yeah lack of games and general apps on the WP really sucks …

              but lets wait and see what they have in store… its freaking microsoft man , nothing is too big or too surprising for them

  4. realjjj
    July 14, 2015

    The Moto X inspired back is nice but the front is still one of the ugliest around., the specs are far too weak for this line, Lenovo is just losing the plot. They should look at the BOM for the first gen and keep the BOM at least flat instead of always going lower.

  5. CoinPhone
    July 14, 2015

    Motorola needs to spend some money in hiring a real product designer.

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    July 14, 2015

    HAHAAHH !! Sd410 ?!

  7. Steve B
    July 14, 2015

    My son has the original Moto G and it’s been a decent phone which has stood up well to teen abuse, but now we also have the option of the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6, an updated ZTE blade 6/6 plus, for only £125. Moto will need to up their game somewhat.

  8. Babidi
    July 14, 2015

    Why does it have to be a 4XX CPU. If Motorola keeps on releasing expensive phones with poor hardware, people would finally start buying Chinese phones more than they do now.

    When I say Motorola phones are expensive I mean that they are expensive compared to the Chinese phones with similar specifications.

    • Steven Fox
      July 15, 2015

      But Moto`s build quality is excellent and updates are frequent(SD200 with Lollipop anyone?), also camera is really good and it`s a carrier phone which means you can get it pretty cheap when you re-sign your contract.

      • Babidi
        July 16, 2015

        You are right that the build quality is excellent compared to some similar priced phones.

        I had the Moto G 2nd Gen and I believe the camera wasn’t that good compared to Honor 4X which costs almost as much as Moto G.

        You are forgetting one important fact that not everyone who uses these phones lives in US, so we and a lot of people won’t get it for a cheap price because our telecom operators don’t offer phones with contracts.