Third-generation Motorola Moto G stars on video, specs revealed

Third-generation Motorola Moto G stars on video, specs revealed
Earlier this month, we told you that the stars were aligning and as a result, heaven would soon drop the third-generation Motorola Moto G. Indian online retailer Flipkart had even put up a listing for the handset, although it was later taken down. Computing the length of time it took for Motorola to release the second-generation Motorola Moto G and extrapolating it to the future, produced a July release for the third-generation version of the phone.

Codenamed Osprey, the third-generation Motorola Moto G is the star of a new video that was put up on YouTube today. Coming from the CPU-Z app, we see that it features a 4.97-inch screen with a 720 x 1280 resolution. The Snapdragon 410 SoC is under the hood with a quad-core CPU, and the Adreno 306 GPU on board. 1GB of RAM is inside.

The AnTuTu benchmark site reveals that a 13MP camera adorns the back of the phone while a 5MP snapper graces the front. As we discovered on the Flipkart leak, the phone has 8GB of internal memory, which is expandable. The third-gen Moto G supports 4G LTE connectivity and will come with Android 5.1.1 installed. By the way, if you're keeping score, the third-gen Moto G had an AnTuTu tally of 23,355.

Considering the number of leaks we've seen about the third-generation Motorola Moto G, a July release certainly could be in the cards. Stay tuned.

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1. Avenger337

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

The hardware specifications as disappointed me, I hope that better before going to market. Snapdragon expected something like 610 and two gigs of ram at least otherwise I liked. Anyway, hopefully the final version.

6. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I really don't know what you expected from a ~£150 phone

9. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

410 SoC is the same one as in the Moto E. Moto G is supposed to be higher end than the E, so as Avenger337 said, I was expecting at least the 610 or 615 chip. The 410 lags like crazy on the Moto E with Lollipop. You can also find tons of low to mid end devices with 2 gigs of RAM, so I guess Motorola could have easily done it too. 16 gigs of storage is also a given, I mean we're talking about the NEW Moto G right? The previous one had a quad core chip, 1 gig of RAM and 8 gigs of storage, with a 5' HD screen. What's new?

19. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Not a single Chinese device that you are referring to in that price range with those great specs will have 5.1 android and almost immediate updates for at least a year or two. Specs are all great but when you are running a slow bloated software that hasn't been updated in 6 months kinda makes the moto G even with the 410 a great value. Not to mention in EU/USA where almost no chinese brands are officially sold this is one of the few good choices we have at this price range. Oh and my first gen moto G still works perfectly well runs official 5.0 and its a two year old LOW END phone.

28. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Go and google and u will see alot of chinese brands devices will have greater specs at same price range. Lenovo, ASUS, Huawei, Xiaomi, 1+1. Updates is the only thing u are correct on.

33. DRO_ID

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

For $199, The Asus Zenfone 2 has 5.5 1080p, 2gb ram, 13mp rear/5mp front camera that's actually good at taking pics,16gb storage with external option, 3000mAh battery & comes with lollipop. Is it gonna get updated to Android M, that's uncertain at this point, but from Asus track reacord with their lower end Zenfone's, it would likely get the update. So, the point is, what would make anyone buy the Moto G with those specs, when for a lil extra cash, they can get something much better?

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Bull crap on the 410 lags like crazy. I hope you do know that the 410 is a 64 bit cortex-A53 CPU with ARMv8 instructions and can run upto 1.4 GHz. The Snapdragon 400 is a 32 bit cortex-A7 CPU with ARMv7 instructions. So even if they run at the same clock speed the 410 should run at a minimum of %30 faster. It can run faster if you introduce a 64 bit OS. Which the latest lollipop 5.1.1 is a 64 Android version. If they introduce this Moto G at the same price. Then it will definitely be worth it. Motorola will be getting my money.

31. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

I don't care about your theoretical stories. I have the 2015 Moto E and it lagged like crazy from day 1. End of the discussion.

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2. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

2015 low range phone with apple flagship specs... lol

7. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

The Iphones have very good SoC inside. Not even comparable with s410.

8. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Apple flagship specs? You do know that the iPhone is one of the best performers when compared to android flagships? With a top 3 camera, and superb screens? I don't like Apple, but if i was to ditch my S6 Edge for something else, it would be either an iPhone 6 or the G4, and i hate iOS! The 2 aspects that will do the iPhone great if they get bumped, are the ram and the MP. With 2gb of ram and atleast 12mp shooter, it will be tough for any phone to beat the well balanced iPhone.

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The screen is not superb. The iPhone 6 has a mid range display resolution (1334x750). The Moto G is only slightly lower in resolution (1280x720). The iPhones have a good 64 bit CPU. However they are low end in todays world. Especially when iOS 9 will not offer real multitasking or split screen, which is only reserved for iPad Air 2 that has a tri-core A8 processor running at 1.5 GHz with 2 GB of ram. The iPhone 6/6+ only has a dual core A8 running at 1.3-1.4 GHz with only 1 GB of ram. Prices for both iPhone 6 $649, Moto G around the $200 mark. Big difference in price.

25. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

As well as big difference in quality and performance

32. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

Screen resolution is just a small part of the story. Some FHD screen look way worse than some HD screens. Have you ever heard of color accuracy, viewing angles, brightness, black level, contrast ratio? I'm mostly an Android guy but Apple always come up with amazing screens.

3. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

If that's true, it's a mediocre update at best.

4. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

Seriously? Same processor as the 2015 Moto E, which is too weak for Lollipop, 1 gig of RAM and only 8 gigs of storage? Where's the evolution?

5. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Here's hoping for a 2600mAh battery at least.

10. sunnyfpy

Posts: 292; Member since: May 12, 2013

Thumbs down.

11. pa_follow

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 21, 2015

What a pity.

12. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Ive said before that I would be happy with a mid ranger that came with a good camera but after seeing this I change my mind.

13. Trickzter

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

The original Moto G was considered the best bang for buck phone, not anymore. You can get a Chinese phone with much higher specs for similar price as Moto G. For example, Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro or Redmi Note Pro, Elephone P7000, Meizu M1 Note. All around USD$200 or under.

14. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Very disappointing. The Zenfone 2 seems like a much better buy.

15. Jon_Snow

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 02, 2015

Come on, Motorola! The biggest difference between this and the new Moto E is this has LED flash. How is this an improvement over last years Moto G? Did they at least keep the front stereo speakers?

38. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

i saw the leaks and apparently they did, I've read from a lot of reviews that the sound of the 2014 Moto G is rather 'meh' despite the positioning, you simply can't call it the cheaper version of One M8

16. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I'm sick of the design with the speakers. Front facing are great, but the way Motorola does it is horrible with those bars. The Sony Z3+ is the way to do it. Even the Z3 was better. Much more streamlined.

17. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

8gb not enough 16 will do.

18. irossdrummer

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

kinda disappointing, at least something higher than a sd 410.... do a 615 or something....... ans 2 gigs of ram, the 5-inch is actually pretty nice but a 1080p display wouldve been nice so the moto x 2015 could have a QHD 1440p dispaly.... ohhh well

20. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

If this is true then the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 and the Zenfone 2 are wayy better budget options

21. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009


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