Motorola is back on track with another generation of the successful G series. Just for this year we already have three devices: Moto G, Moto G Plus and Moto G Play. However, all this naming has proven to be quite confusing, with number four appearing everywhere and with the company including it in their logo.
But the size seems to be the major difference between the three devices. Moto G and the G Plus have the same dimensions, namely 153×76.6×9.8 mm and weigh 155 g, while the Play version is smaller, contrary to what would you expect: 144.4x72x9.9 mm and 137 g.
The design is also pretty similar. All three of them use plastic for the chassis, but the simple G version and the G Plus look more high class, having metal details, front placed speakers and being water resistant. Meanwhile, Play keeps a rubber finish, which is more practical and more economical. An advantage of the Moto G and the G Plus is the fact that they are customizable through the Moto Maker option which helps you change accents, colors or shells.
When it comes to the display, Moto G and G Plus have a 5.5 inches IPS LCD one and Gorilla Glass 3, with a resolution of 1920x1080p. If you do the math, that means 401 ppi. Meanwhile, the Play version has only 5 inches and 1280×720 pixels resolution, which means 294 ppi, a number way smaller than that of the previous two phones.
At the same time, Moto G Play has the same features as the 2015 version of the Moto G. However, it has larger bezels at the top and at the bottom and a ratio between the screen and the body of 66.3%, as compared to the 71.2% of the G and G Plus.