Motorola’s Moto G is a surprisingly simple phone. Its focus isn’t on rich, cutting edge features, but instead the Moto G is designed for those looking for a simple device, without the expenses associated with high-end smartphones.
The curved back case of the Moto G feels good in hand. Weighing 0.15 kilograms, the phone measures 5.6 inches tall and 2.8 inches wide, and offers a large screen without feeling like a bulky device. Users can also select from a number of colour options, allowing them to personalise the look of their device. In addition to a comfortable feel, the screen of the Moto G is pleasing. The 5-inch HD screen includes a 1280x720p resolution, giving users a bright, colourful display.
Internally, the Moto G runs Android 4.4 KitKat, Google’s latest mobile OS. The device features an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.2GHz quad-core chip, and a microSD slot, which boosts the phone’s storage capacity. Photographs are good, but not as high of quality as some of the higher end smartphones on the market today.
The focus of Motorola’s Moto G appears geared toward mobile phone users looking for the feature rich Android OS, good image quality, and customisable coloured cases. There are no innovative features on the Moto G, but users will get a good phone at a great price. The major drawback of the Moto G is its lack of LTE connectivity. The device tops out with data speeds at HSPA+.
Like the Moto G, LG’s G3 has rounded corners and an appealing design that gives it a smooth, clean look. Although the device’s back case is made of plastic, it has a high quality metallic finish, making it appear more on the high end scale. The Moto G is also available in a number of colours. The power and volume buttons are located on to the back of the phone and mesh nicely with the metallic finish, but having buttons on the back of the device may take getting used to. Overall, the LG G3 is a beautiful smartphone that feels and looks great.
Internal specs are also impressive. Unlike the Moto G, the G3 offers more high end features. The LG G3 features a 2560 x 1400 pixel resolution in a beautiful 5.5 inch display. The thin bezel makes the screen appear even larger. For taking photos, the G3 has a 13-megapixel camera with an auto focus feature and dual-LED flash. The result is high quality pictures ready to share with friends and family.
The LG G3 runs a simplified version of Android 4.4 KitKat, which features a clean, flat interface that is both minimalist and beautiful. Another added software benefit is LG Health, a fitness tracker app that allows users to track their physical activities. Users can also adjust the size of their keyboards, a feature few smartphones offer. For those looking for a large typing space, keyboard size adjustments can be made by simply dragging up or down on the top of the keyboard.
Moto G vs LG G3
The Moto G and the LG G3 have many great features out of the box. Both run Android 4.4 KitKat and are available in an array of different colours. Buyers looking for higher end features will find that the LG G3 offers more advanced technology, a higher megapixel camera with flash, and a higher screen resolution. The Moto G has many features but these often come with lower quality as well. Users looking for high quality features will find them in the LG G3, while those seeking a smartphone with mid-range features can save on costs with the Motorola Moto G.