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The Moto G has been one of the incredibly successful stories for Motorola in the last five years.

The company has been able to build on the success to an extent where the new third-generation Moto G promises to set new benchmarks. Packed with features, the Moto G (3rd gen) has the capability to take on phones like the Galaxy Grand Prime, which will enjoy far bigger visibility since it is a Samsung product.

The screen size of the Moto G was brought to its 5.0 inches in the predecessor. Rather than increase on this statistic, Motorola appears to have realized that the display is on the verge of making the phone uncomfortable to handle should it increase in size.

Hence, the phone remains relatively unchanged in the display department compared to the predecessor. This includes the resolution, which remains the 720p. The Galaxy Grand Prime also uses a screen of a similar size, but it comes with just 540 x 960 pixels on offer. This poor resolution means that the device is unable to compete – in terms of display quality – with the Moto G 3rd gen.



Perhaps, the biggest talking point of the Moto G (3rd gen) will be the water resistant capabilities. Of course, it still remains a mid-range smartphone, but it can be submerged in water for around 30 minutes at a reasonable depth of around 1 m. The Galaxy Grand Prime lacks such outstanding features, but instead makes up for it by having a design similar to that of many other high-end phones from Samsung.

The phone is also fairly thin at just 8.6 mm, which is a vast advantage compared to the Moto G (3rd gen). The Motorola phone is at a great disadvantage in this regard, since it comes at 11.6 mm – which is in fact 0.6 mm greater than last generation.


One of the primary disadvantages of the second-generation Moto G has been corrected in the third-generation and this is by having a 13 megapixel camera in the rear. This is also substantially better than the eight megapixel shooter provided in the Galaxy Grand Prime. The usual long list of features found on Samsung smartphone cameras are absent on this and it is not too surprising given the price point where it will be competing.


However, Moto G (3rd gen) has tried to set new benchmarks by offering features like dual LED flash and auto HDR mode as standard.


The presence of a five megapixel camera on the front of the Moto G (3rd gen) is aptly matched by the Galaxy Grand Prime. Despite having a similarly sized display and other specifications in terms of processing power, the Motorola device only has a 2470 mAh battery. The Galaxy Grand Prime has a removable 2600 mAh battery to help its cause. The Galaxy Grand Prime is one of the budget friendly smartphones at around $180 while the Moto G (3rd gen) will also cost the same.

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