After launching the second generation of Moto E, G, and X series, Motorola has made some silent changes in its product strategy. This year, the company has launched two phones under each category for expanding its footprint. First, the Moto X Play and Moto X Style were unveiled, and now, the Moto G Turbo has shown up as an improved avatar of Moto G (Gen3).
In terms of look and feel, the new Moto G Turbo is a lot similar to the original Moto G (Gen 3). The power-packed device is priced slightly higher than the original variant and is touted to bridge the gap between Moto G3 and Moto X Play. However, the company is playing smart, and with frequent price cuts on both smartphones, it is now offering stupendous deals under all price brackets.
The new Moto G Turbo incorporates some fancy capabilities that Moto G Gen 3 fails to offer. It performs brilliantly but is slightly expensive as well. So, elucidating the key differences and similarities, here’s a brief comparison between the two Moto Gs!
Design and Form-factor
In terms of design and build quality, barely anything changes from Moto G (Gen 3) to Moto G Turbo. Both phones look like carbon copies of each other, and feature identical design elements with same height, weight and thickness. The back panel of Moto G Turbo is also the same one from Moto G Gen 3. It incorporates a textured finish and is replaceable with several swappable covers rolling in the market.
The only difference between the two phones comes from water and dust proofing. The iPX7 certified Moto G3 is water resistant up to 1-meter for 30 minutes, while the new Moto G Turbo with IP67 certification is both water-and-dust resistant!
Display and Visual Experience
In terms of visual experience, there is no difference between Moto G and Moto G Turbo. Motorola seems stuck with the high-definition, and offers the same display panel with all Moto G phones! Moto G 2015 and its improved Turbo Edition both incorporate a 5-inch HD IPS panel with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. They both produce rich colours with adequate sunlight legitimacy and feature fine details with 294 pixels per square inch.
The major difference between Moto G (Gen 3) and Moto G Turbo comes from their hardware. The July launched, Moto G Gen 3 comes with a 32-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset clocked at 1.4GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM, while the Turbo Edition powers up by a much improved Snapdragon 615 SoC with four Cortex A-53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz and other four running at 1.0GHz. It features the same 64-bit chipset that comes with popular mid-range devices like Moto X Play and HTC Desire 826, and promises mind-boggling performance without any lag or thermal issues.
The upgrade to Snapdragon 615 is absolutely worthy for budget phone buyers, and enables them to play high-end games including FIFA 16, Asphalt 8 and many others!
Motorola offers the latest iteration of android with both Moto G3 and Moto G Turbo. Both phones will receive an upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in near future, but as of now, they both run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and feature a slick and lag-free interface with some commonly used proprietary apps such as, Moto Assist and Moto Migrate. Overall, the software on both phones is absolutely identical and there’s no major difference up here!
Even in the camera department, Moto G Turbo is exactly similar to Moto G Gen 3. The Turbo Variant features the same 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel secondary shooter with dual LED flash and 1080p video capturing capabilities. It gives decent snaps in different environments, and offers adequate speed without any lag or focus issues. The camera app from Motorola is also pretty slick, and is enriched with a gamut of features for hassle-free photography!
Power Efficiency creates the biggest line of difference between Moto G3 and Moto G Turbo. Both beauties pack similar sized non-removable batteries and offer more than enough juice for seamless work and play throughout the day. They endow sufficient fuel for normal usage, but if you’re a heavy user with more of gaming and web-surfing habits, Moto G Turbo Edition with fast charging capabilities is likely to be a better option. As the name suggests, the new Moto G Turbo, comes with a Turbo Charger and can give you up to 6 hours of battery life with a single 15-minute charge. It’s a lot better than Moto G, which takes its own sweet time to charge up completely!
The price game is played smartly by Motorola. In July 2015, the 8GB and 16GB variant of Moto G were launched at Rs. 11,999 and Rs. 12,999, and in November, the Turbo Edition was launched at Rs. 14,499. Just after a few months, Motorola has slashed their prices by Rs. 2000 in India. So now, the 8GB and 16GB variant of Moto G are available at Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 10,999, while the power-packed Moto G Turbo is available at Rs. 12,499. It’s a smart move the company, especially considering the launch of K4 Note, Coolpad Note 3, and new budget players!
So, here goes our comparison between the new Moto G Turbo and Moto G. In our opinion, the Turbo Edition is nothing but a fancy upgrade over the existing Moto G. It is very similar to the original one, and is enriched with some additional tweaks that come for few more bucks.
Moto G Turbo and the unexpected reduction in its price value has literally killed the original Moto G 2015. The phone’s available at Rs. 12,499 and is a real bang for the buck deal for smartphone buyers. If you’re looking for a classy smartphone with tempting specs, no other option can go better than the powerful Moto G Turbo!