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Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543)

Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543)
alaScore 95

7004 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7004 reviews of Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and size. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the connectivity.

usability, performance, price, size, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 490 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The usability and price also get good comments.

performance, price, usability, screen, portability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation 2 GB RAM/16 GB ROM 4G LTE SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackMotorola Moto G 3rd Generation 2 GB RAM/16 GB ROM 4G LTE SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1039 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the camera and portability are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the connectivity, and there are some negative comments about the social networking functionality and GPS navigation.

performance, price, usability, portability, camera

GPS navigation, social network

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G (3rd generation) - Global GSM - Unlocked - 8 GB BlackMotorola Moto G (3rd generation) - Global GSM - Unlocked - 8 GB Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Motorola Moto G (2015, 3rd Gen) / G3 (XT1540, XT1541, XT1542) / G3 Dual SIM (XT1543) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the battery and usability. The durability and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the camera and reliability.

performance, durability, usability, battery

price, reliability, camera

35% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MOTOROLA MOTO G (3RD GEN) XT1541 8GB BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED 4G/LTE SINGLE SIM CELL PHONEMOTOROLA MOTO G (3RD GEN) XT1541 8GB BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED 4G/LTE SINGLE SIM CELL PHONE

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Motorola Moto G (3rd Generation) Smartphone Review

 

"G" as in good. Motorola gives the third generation of its Moto G a refined face lift and delivers a superb money-performance bundle: A decent camera, long battery life, and up-to-date operating system. What's more, the device is now waterproof.

Personalized design, Decent Bluetooth range, Superb screen, Good GPS performance, Decent camera, Expandable storage

but only by 32 GB, Tight storage (8 GB model), Few HSPA frequencies, No NFC, No DLNA, Miracast, Slim Port or MHL, Few included accessories

Motorola again delivers a good mid-range smartphone with its new Moto G, which convinces with strikingly good key features. The battery life and primary camera are really good and are difficult to match in this price range. The HD screen is also...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Jacob Kastrenakes (theverge.com)

Moto G (2015) review: this is Motorola's real flagship

 

When Motorola introduced its latest series of smartphones last week, all eyes were on the Moto X. For several years, the Moto X has been Motorola's top-of-the-line phone — the one we all look to...

Very cheap ; Great performance ; Stylish design

Inconsistent camera ; Dull display ; Large body

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto G Late 2015 ( 16GB, white)

 

The Moto G's been around for a couple of years, but last year's version lacked faster LTE in the US (a global version with LTE has been available since April). This new model adds a lot more than just LTE: it's got better front and rear cameras, has...

The new Moto G has improved design, water resistance and a stepped-up camera. The design and hand feel are great, and the battery lasts more than a full day.

Processor speed lags if you're trying to do many things at once. The entry-level version (8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM) is too underpowered compared to the slightly pricier step-up model.

With added water resistance and a better camera, the LTE-enabled Moto G is one of the best affordable unlocked smartphones around right now.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Moto G (late 2015) review:

 

When I think of what I want in an everyday phone, I think of battery life, camera, how it feels, and how durable it is. And yeah, how the screen looks. That's what pretty great about Motorola's latest update to its midrange budget smartphone, the Moto...

The new Moto G has improved design, water resistance and a stepped-up camera. The design and hand feel are great, and the battery lasts more than a full day.

Processor speed lags if you're trying to do many things at once. The entry-level version (8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM) is too underpowered compared to the slightly pricier step-up model.

With added water resistance and a better camera, the LTE-enabled Moto G is one of the best affordable unlocked smartphones around right now.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto G ( 2015)

 

The 2015 version of the Moto G sees a welcome return of 4G LTE. This fourth generation is visually identical to last year's model, with the same 5-inch, 720p display and 1.2GHz quad-core processor slumbering beneath. It's updated to the latest version...

The Motorola Moto G's big, bright screen makes movies more immersive, the pure Android Lollipop experience is easy to use and both the camera and the battery put in decent performances.

Processor power is underwhelming, even for a budget phone, which makes operation sluggish at times.

The big screen, 4G LTE data speeds and low price make the Motorola Moto G a solid choice both for people who want to watch movies on the move and for smartphone newbies.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

Motorola Moto G (2015) Review

 

We can't forget how Motorola popularized the mid-range segment with the original Moto G, but their latest offering is aiming to continue the legacy of delivering exceptional value and performance. Even with thick competition already in the midst, the...

Can’t beat its $180 starting price ; IPX7 certification for water resistance ; Customizable design courtesy of Moto Maker ; Near stock Android experience ; Motorola software enhancements continue to be meaningful ; Outstanding battery life ; Good call...

Super long recharge time ; Sharp tone with speaker at the loudest volume ; Weak 1080p video recording quality ; Choppy graphics processing

It’s only getting tougher for phones in the mid-range category to make an indelible mark in the industry, especially when the last few months have yielded some awesome and value-conscious phones already. For the third-generation Moto G, however, it...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Lucian Armasu (tomshardware.com)

Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) Review

 

Motorola discovered a winning formula when it released the original Moto G in the fall of 2013. Based on stock Android and free of the bloatware that usually clutters the app drawer, it offered a compelling user experience for less than $200. At the...

Battery life • Expandable storage • LTE • Performance • Price

Hazy display coating • 32-bit OS • Non-removable battery

The Moto G (3rd gen) is a significant upgrade over the previous generation in every way that matters. Battery life is excellent and it comes with some of the best cameras available for its price. System performance is good, but hardcore gamers will be...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Grant Hatchimonji (brighthand)

Motorola Moto G Review (3rd Gen): Good & Cheap

 

Put simply: starting at $180 unlocked, the third-generation Motorola Moto G is the epitome of “bang for your buck.”

Motorola’s software offering, even if it is a little handicapped ; Great battery life ; Extremely affordable

Chunky build ; Not all of Motorola’s fancier software features available ; Middling camera

It’s amazing how much you can get for so little these days. The third generation Moto G, which provides users with the second-most-recent version of Android, a 5-inch display, great battery life, Motorola’s useful (but unobtrusive if you don’t want...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Motorola Moto G (2015) Review

 

After delivering the best budget smartphone in 2013 and 2014, Motorola is going for the hat trick with this year's Moto G. It still costs $180 and it still features great hardware for the price. One of the biggest updates to the Moto G in this year's...

Great improvements to performance, battery life and the camera. Solid, water resistant design now with Moto Maker customizability. All models now come with LTE. Excellent value for money.

Regression in display quality. Motorola’s camera app is terrible.

After a couple of weeks using the 2015 Moto G, it’s safe to say that, once again, this entry-level handset is one of the best on the market today. This third-generation model packs some decent improvements over its predecessor, and although it’s not a...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen review

 

The third generation Moto G is a competent mid-range Android phone with colourful, changeable covers. It's a good all-rounder with a nice camera and good battery life.

We can't get very excited by the 3rd Gen Moto G. It's a competent performer, with no significant weaknesses, but it's not an outstanding phone either. The mid-range is an uneventful arena, with few surprises and lots of safe plays. You won't go wrong...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Curved Design: Yes

Display

Pixel density:294

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes