In line with what we had reported earlier that the Moto G Turbo Edition to be launched in India 10 December. Therefore, Motorola launched the new Moto G Turbo Edition smartphone in India today. The upgraded version of the Moto G smartphone will be exclusively available on Flipkart at a price tag of Rs. 14,999 and it will go on sale starting today midnight.
The Moto G Turbo was first released in Mexico in early November and now it has finally made its entry into the Indian market. The Moto G Turbo comes with some improvements over the Moto G 3rd Gen. But how much of an improvement the Moto G Turbo offers over the Moto G and is it worth it to upgrade to Moto G Turbo if you already own a Moto G 3rd Gen smartphone, let’s check that out. The latest Moto G Turbo houses an improved processor – the octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocking a speed of 1.5GHz and this is paired with the Adreno 405 GPU. The Moto G on the other hand is powered by the Snapdragon 415 processor.
The battery capacity of the Moto G Turbo remains the same as the Moto G (3rd gen) at 2,470mAh, but what differentiates the two smartphones is that in the Turbo edition, it supports Motorola’s Turbo quick charge and this along with the TurboPower charger that one gets with the smartphone, the user can get up to 6 hours of usage by charging the device for just 15 minutes. The new member of the Moto G family also boasts IP67 certification over the IPX7 certification of the Moto G (3rd Gen), which makes it more resistant to water and dust.
In the looks department, the Moto G Turbo is almost indifferentiable from the Moto G (3rd Gen), the back cover has matte finish and it sports a familiar design to the one we saw on the Moto G 3. This cover has the camera sensor placed at the same position and the flash and the Motorola logo placed under it.
Moto G Turbo Edition Specification, Price and Features:
The Moto G Turbo Edition sports a 5 inch HD display on the front with the resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a pixel density of 294ppi, the screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
AS mentioned earlier the Turbo edition of the Moto G is powered by the 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, this is supported with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, the storage space is expandable upto 32GB with the help of a microSD card.
The rear of the Moto G Turbo houses the 13 Mp camera having an aperture of f/2.0 and supported by dual-LED CCT flash, along with this the smartphone has a 5 MP selfie shooter on the front with f/2.2 wide-angle camera. The smartphone supports all the basic connectivity options like dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and GPS and it runs the Android v5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.
Moto G Turbo Edition VS Moto G (3rd Gen)
|Features||Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition||Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)|
|Weight||155 grams||155 grams|
|Display||5-inch 720p||5-inch 720p|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Processor||1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 “octa-core”||1.4GHz Snapdragon 410 “quad-core”|
|Storage||16GB (expandable)||8GB/16GB (expandable)|
|Rear Camera||13 MP||13-megapixel|
|Front Camera||5 MP||5 MP|
|Battery||2,470mAh (Turbo quick charge support)||2,470mAh|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM, 4G LTE support||Dual-SIM, 4G LTE support|
|Misc||IP67 certification||IPX certification|
|Android OS||5.1.1 Lollipop||5.1.1 Lollipop|
|Price||Rs 14,499||Rs 11,999/Rs 12,999|
The smartphone does offers some really worth tempting improvements over its predecessor but for me the decision will be dependant on how important is the fast charging for me, if you can do without the fast charging capabilities, then stay with your Moto G (3rd Gen). But if you are looking for a smartphone to purchase and you do not what to spend a penny over Rs. 15,000, then the Moto G Turbo comes across as a very decent choice.