Motorola launched the Moto G first generation in 2013, and it became a hit because of its affordable price tag and smooth performance. Fast forward to 2015 and now Motorola has launched the third generation of its Moto G. The new Moto G comes with an affordable price and also sports some impressive features. Before we delve deeper, let’s take a closer look at the device specs.

Why The Moto G 2015 Is Really Impressive

Moto G 3rd Generation Tech Specs:

Screen: 5-inch 720p HD display (294ppi)

Processor: 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410

RAM: 1GB or 2GB depending on the storage variant

Storage: 8GB or 16GB + microSD card slot (support up to 32GB)

Operating system: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Camera: 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing camera

Battery: 2,470mAh non-removable battery

IPX7 water resistant

One distinctive feature is that the new Moto G is IPX7 water resistant. It is notable that the device offers a water resistant body at such a low price point, however, note that you must put the back on tightly for complete water resistance. If the back is on properly, then the phone can withstand immersion in water up to 3 feet deep for 30 minutes.

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

The phone offers the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS bundled, which means you don’t need to wait for the OTA update after getting the device. But the best part is its Android experience as it doesn’t comes with much bloatware, unlike other companies like Samsung. It is not vanilla Android, but it can be said that it offers a near vanilla Android experience. Those who like a simple, usable operating system without any bells and whistles will love this phone.

Pricing

Pricing for the new Moto G 2015 starts at $179, unlocked, which is really a good deal give the specs and features. At such a price point, you are getting a high performance phone with features like 5-inch screen, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset, 1/2GB RAM, 8/16GB internal memory and an IPX7 water-resistant body.

So what do you think of the new Moto G? Let us know in the comments section below.