Motorola Moto G (2015)

Announced:
Jul 28, 2015
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jul 28, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

Display size:

5.0 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

294 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

67.05 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0

Flash:

Dual LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling

Front:

5 megapixels

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions:

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.48 inches (142 x 72.4 x 12.2 mm)

Weight:

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water; IP x7

Features:

Notification light

Colors:

Black, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916

Processor:

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 306

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

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, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Battery

Capacity:

2470 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable

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

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.06 W/kg

Body:

1.12 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.40 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.33 W/kg

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

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Motorola Moto G (2015) 8GB

Differences from the main variant:

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

8 GB

Motorola Moto G (2015) XT1540

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 17, 5, 4, 2, 7

UMTS:

850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Motorola Moto G (2015) XT1548

for U.S. Cellula and Virgin Mobile

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 12, 17, 5, 26, 4, 2, 25

LTE (TDD):

Bands 41

UMTS:

850, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 09, 2015

FCC ID value:

IHDT56QG6 link

FCC 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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Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.48 inches)
  • Too little RAM

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.

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