It not very good
I have bought two moto g 2015 with 1gb ram. To tinker with old phones. I have found that with roms above 8.1 it tends to crash if I use web browsers or do two things at once. I don't understand. Because I also have several 2015 Moto E, which even with Android 10 are much better.
It happens to me with chromium-based browsers. Yesterday I was watching a YouTube video in the background plus watching forums with Kiwi browser. Well, the system crashed and I had a hard time closing the applications. Then I used vivaldi and the same thing happened. Soon the system lags and crashes.
But if I install lineageos 14.1, this doesn't happen. The system is fine and the web browsers are fine. But of course, it is a very old system and without support for updated apps.
I've looked around and people are complaining about this phone for overheating. From there you hang them. But it doesn't make sense that it happens to me in more modern roms and not in the old ones. It could also be a ram consumption issue. But I have other 1GB phones that this does not happen to me. The fact is that seeing what happens with two different ones, the phone has factory defects.
Eliot, 14 Sep 2022Nice camera 64 Mpx on G30, slow Mo, Thz, auto, high frequency rateG30 is my backup phone! I havent throughly tested the camera but I'm surprised that G30 took more updates than my Edge+
This was a fine phone in its day. Got it for free from Telus in 2015. For a midrange phone of that era, it had a phenomenal picture. Pictures I took of my kids back then still pop with colour. Good performance. But with 8 GB storage in my version, it didn't take long to fill right up.
Nice camera 64 Mpx on G30, slow Mo, Thz, auto, high frequency rate
I like its design
Does it supports volte
XT1548 LTE Band 12 is not supported. You can read on reddit for more details, but can verify this specific model will not work with T-Mobile nor T-Mobile MVNOs.
sac, 17 Apr 2021Had the phone for 5 years now. Annoyingly it didnt have 5Ghz wifi capability(nor did I apprec... moreThis reflects my experience with this phone, only one extra app and it says "storage running low".
Honestly this phone is bare bones. It doesn't store more than 50 pictures before it says "storage is full and things won't work" [sic] ... One extra app on top of the basic apps it comes with is all it will support. If all you need is a basic phone with text (and it doesn't interpret many emojis sent from iPhones), maybe it's worth going cheap for it.
Great phone!! You can still upgraded to Android 10 , via Lineage maybe more but I consider is enough because its limited hardware. I have had many more during this 6 years and half ..and still keep it as back up phone until dies it's great as paswords saver and many more functions new phones don't have since it's rooted.!!
sandy, 12 Aug 2021I am using this phone for the last 5 years, the screen was broken but I fixed it from the loca... moreYou can unlock the bootloader (even in an official way) and install LineageOS 17.1 like I did for my father. It runs much smoother and it's based on Android 10
I am using this phone for the last 5 years, the screen was broken but I fixed it from the local mobile repairing center they replace it with a combo for Rs.1300,
I wish that Motorola has to relaunch this phone with new hardware with the same design with updated android versions, I will buy it because it's a handy design... and you can replace its back cover with colorful options... I loved it... nowadays my phone battery getting low...
I am confused to buy a new phone but the new moto 40g fusion and 60 is too big to design
Anonymous, 06 Jul 2021I too own moto g3 from 2015. Hows the battery life after installing custom ROM?Installed Lineage os 17.1 on my 6 year old moto g3. My experience is so far so good. Now my device is running Android 10. Is Android 11 available for this device? Wanted to try.
vasanthakumarC, 08 Apr 2021I'm still holding on to my Moto G3 which is over 5 years old. I don't use it as my p... moreI'm still using mine too this day. It's my main phone and it's decent for Discord, Instagram, YouTube, and simple apps like that. Anything demanding of the processor and it heats up like the inside of a car on a hot summer day. The battery isn't great but isn't terrible either. I'm looking into a Samsung Galaxy A12 and I'm hoping that it'll be a big upgrade.
Had the phone for 5 years now. Annoyingly it didnt have 5Ghz wifi capability(nor did I appreciate that it was a non feature), only an occasional issue that wifi is not supplied at 2.4 GHz.
I like that it is splashwaterproof and it does most things well, battery life has remained good so no issues for me.
my major issue is trying to install any apps on the phone....."storage space is running out"......and there is no option to transfer anything to the SD storage card(other than music photos), the operating system itself takes up most of the internal storage and I can only have a few apps installed, have to revert to uninstalling them, then calling them up when needed. The specs say it has 8GB, unsure on how going to a new phone will fix this issue if the new ones only have about the same.
Happy to keep using it if the internal storage for apps can be solved.
Bummed out, 02 Apr 2021unable to upgrade past android 6. Google Play Services no longer supported; required for many ... moreI'm still holding on to my Moto G3 which is over 5 years old. I don't use it as my primary device though. It's just a backup phone that i charge and discharge regularly to maintain the battery.
I recently installed Lineage OS 17.1 (osprey) custom ROM, based on Android 10, the device feels like brand new. Even my primary device runs on Android 9.
Moto G3 with Lineage OS custom ROM feels a whole lot better than the stock OS. If your device warranty has expired, I suggest you to try installing any custom ROM of your liking. I chose Lineage OS because of their "CURRENT" support status for Moto G3, unlike other few developers' "discontinued" status.