Few days back, popular smartphone vendor Motorola launched the next generation of its famous Moto G smartphone with some improved specs and new capabilities. The budget oriented Moto G series has played a crucial part in redefining company’s fate, and now its third generation has hit the Indian market with some great specs and very competitive price tags.
The new Moto G (Gen 3) has been launched two variants, one with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM, and other with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. The high-end variant of this device has been specifically designed for power users, and looks like a tough competitor for players like Mi4i, ZenFone 2 and Lenovo K3 Note. Xiaomi’s and Asus’ budget beauties offer high-end features at the same price tag, but Lenovo’s big boy K3 Note packs top notch performance at a much lower price point. Practically, it stands as the biggest competitor against the new Moto G (Gen 3), and can easily take on its sales with few open sales rather than flash sale models. To know more about major similarities and differences packed with these powerful midrange phones, check out our detailed comparison featured right below-
In terms of design, the new Moto G looks a whole lot better and well-crafted than big Lenovo k3 Note. From the front, the device looks identical to Moto G (Gen 2), but from the back, it has been given a complete makeover with a beautiful strip stretching from the camera module till Moto logo. Again there is a bump on the rear like previous generations, but the colored swappable back covers add a great touch to the overall look and feel of this device.
Lenovo K3 Note, on the other hand, features the typical design language from A6000 and A7000. It comes in black, yellow and white color options, features a soft touch back with matte finish, and gives a great feel while playing games or carrying around from one place to another. It’s slightly heavier than Moto G (Gen 3), but looks pretty good to cater standard requirements with full proficiency.
In terms of display capabilities, Moto G (Gen 3) falls just behind Lenovo K3 Note. The latest beauty from Motorola packs a decent viewing experience with its 5-inch HD IPS display, but it does not outshines against Lenovo K3 Note’s 5.5-inch full-HD IPS display. The new K3 Note features a pixel density of 401ppi, and gives a great viewing experience from all angles. Its rich color rendering and better contrasts take multimedia experience to a whole new level.
Under the hood, Motorola Moto G (Gen3) and Lenovo K3 Note pack top notch hardware, and deliver extremely smooth and glitch free performance. The new Moto G has been powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset clocked at 1.4GHz, coupled with 2 gigs of RAM, while Lenovo K3 Note has been powered by a faster octa-core MediaTek MT6752 chip clocked at 1.7GHz with 2GB RAM. Both devices can handle heavy multi-tasking, but K3 Note packs a faster processor, and might just win against Moto G (2015).
On the software front, Lenovo K3 Note and Moto G (2015) pack the latest iteration of Android with a clean and generic interface. The powerful K3 Note runs Android 5.0.2 out of the box with vibe UI 2.5 on the top, while the new Moto G (Gen 3) runs Android 5.1.1, with stock interface and improved Motorola apps like, Moto migrate and Moto assist. Both phones runs smoothly and give top-grade performance without any lags or issues.
Moto G (2015) and Lenovo K3 Note pack powerful rear and front facing snappers to produce quality images under broad daylight and lowlight conditions. Both phones have been equipped with 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel shooters, and give best photography experience with features like, LED flash, autofocus, and geo-tagging. Smartphone photography looks extremely improved with both of these phones.
When it comes to storage, Moto G (Gen 3) and Lenovo K3 Note go head to head with 16 gigs of built-in storage. Both phones pack enough memory to keep a rich selection of apps, and offer further expandability by up to 32 gigs via external micoSD card. Whether you’re a big music lover or core gamer, both of these phones will cater all your needs with full proficiency.
On the connectivity front, Moto G (Gen 3) and Lenovo K3 Note go head to head, and pack standard support with a rich set of options like, Wi-Fi, 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE, GPRS/EDGE, A-GPS, and microUSB 2.0. Web browsing on both phones will be smooth, and LTE connectivity will add further power with lightning fast downloading and uploading speeds.
In terms of power efficiency, there is a big difference between Lenovo K3 Note and Moto G (2015). On one hand, the new Moto G packs decent backup with its 2,470mAh battery, while on the other, the powerful K3 Note holds more amount of charge with its bigger battery of 2900mAh. Whether you’re at home, at work, or at office, K3 Note will surely last for a day or more, and will cater all your needs. The battery of Moto (Gen 3) has also been improved from last year, but it still lacks some juice to take on powerful devices like K3 Note.
In the Indian market, the 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM variant of Moto G (Gen 3) has hit the shelves at an enticing price tag of Rs. 11,999, while the 2GB RAM and 16 gig variant will come at a slightly higher price of Rs. 12,999. Motorola hasn’t made any changes in its pricing strategy, but in front of Lenovo K3 Note coming at Rs. 9,999, the new Moto G still looks slightly expensive.
Considering the entire package of pricing and specs, Lenovo K3 Note looks like a better smartphone than Moto G (Gen 3). Although, it misses out on IPX7 certification, but its classy form factor and rich features appear perfect for power users. The beautiful display, fast processor, and long battery life of this device are some major plus points against the new Moto G.