Motorola Moto G (2015)

Description

The Motorola Moto G (2015) still packs a 5” display with a 720 x 1280 resolution, giving it a 294 PPI density. This is crisp enough, especially for the class of device, and we are a bit relieved the Motorola didn't try to boost the resolution, which might've ended up overburdening the GPU and battery. The SoC under the hood is a quad-core Snapdragon 410 – Qualcomm's entry-level 64-bit solution, boosting the series out of the 32-bit era. Here's the interesting part now – the Moto G (2015) is the first of its line to come in two variants – one will have 8 GB of internal storage and 1 GB of RAM, while the other one will have 16 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM – quite generous for a device of its class, but needed for future-proofing. Both variants' storage can be expanded via microSD card of up to 32GB.

This device is also known as Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.), Motorola XT1540, Motorola XT1548, Motorola XT1540

Cons

  • Thick body (0.48 inches)

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 5.0 inches
Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels, 294 PPI
Technology: IPS LCD
Screen-to-body: 67.05 %
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Processor: Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
GPU: Adreno 306
RAM: 2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage: 16GB
Storage expansion: microSDHC up to 32 GB
OS: Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop) Screenshots

Battery

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Capacity: 2470 mAh
Type: Not user replaceable

Camera

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Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 13 MP (Autofocus)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.0
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Features: Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling
Front: 5 MP (HDR)
Dimensions: 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.48 inches (142 x 72.4 x 12.2 mm)
Weight: 155.0 g
Materials: Back: Plastic
Resistance: Water; IP x7
Features: Notification light
Colors: Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
UMTS: 900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: LTE, HSPA, HSUPA
SIM type: Micro SIM

Multimedia

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Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
Sensors: Accelerometer
Other: Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, (MP3)
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Nov 25, 2015
FCC ID value: IHDT56QG1 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.06 W/kg
Body: 1.12 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.40 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.33 W/kg
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Alternative variants

Motorola Moto G (2015)

Differences from the main variant:
RAM: 1GB
Internal storage: 8GB

Motorola Moto G (2015)

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 17(700 b), 5(850), 4(AWS-1), 2(1900), 7(2600)
UMTS: 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Motorola Moto G (2015)

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 5(850), 26(850+), 4(AWS-1), 2(1900), 25(1900+)
LTE (TDD): Bands 41(2600+)
UMTS: 850, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
FCC approval:
Date approved: Jul 09, 2015
FCC ID value: IHDT56QG6 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.41 W/kg
Body: 1.10 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.59 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.44 W/kg

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