I've been using the Moto G3 for over two years now with no problems; it's been a great phone for my needs (texting, fb, messenger, photo, video). Great camera, good battery life, no extra apps. My only complaint is that even though it is 'expandable; with a micro SD card, Android does not allow apps to be moved to SD storage, even when formatted as internal. Only photos & videos can be stored and default apps cannot be deleted, only disabled. What does this mean? Very low storage space! I was only able to upload 4 apps before running out of room. :(
In November I purchased this phone from staples and I've had nothing but problems with it.
It has uninstalled apps that I installed on it multiple times, it refused to use the micro SD card that I put into it and I had to reformat the card on it to be able to use it (lost all of my music and photos, including important photos of loved ones that I wanted to keep) and also the phone refused to let me put files onto it from a computer. Not to mention I also only have 6 hours of battery life on any given day.
It's only benefit over a flip phone is that it has a full keyboard (that sometimes has to be opened and closed five times to use)
I have had a Moto G1 found it was a really good phone and bought a Moto G2 for my wife which was also a good phone on low buget costs .
I then upgraded my G1 for a Moto G3 on Lolipop android 5.0.1 and it seemed ok as it's predessesors.
But when it up graded to Marshmellow andriod 6.0.1, things started to go wrong so much so as I want to get shut of it.
I am half way through my contract so upgrade is not so easy without financial layout.
Very disapointed with Moto G 3 after upgrade to Marshmellow. Several returns to network operator and contacts to Motorola support with 3 factory resets and deleting apps on phone to increase memory and SD card fitted did nothing for the performance of this phone and its constant freezing of apps and screen blanking out.
Also found the battery discharge quickly .
I was so naft off with this phone I am now looking at other manufacturers specs to find a suitable replacement.
May be I'm just unlucky with this phone but I expected better from Motorola.
Don't this motorola's support is as good since Lenovo took them over. As had a major software issue with a motorola cctv which also had software issues return it after 12 months for refund as they could not get software bugs fixed.
Battery life, 04 Apr 2017How long does the battery last?!?!?!I've had this phone for over a year now and have not any major problems with it, and it's been extremely reliable... Providing you're not a person who lives on your phone ever second of the day, you'll easily get an 8 hour day out of the battery, and a bit longer if you have battery saver enabled...
Anonymous, 16 Jan 2017My phone worked really good for a year, I was very happy and amazed with it. Since six months... moreWhat ive noticed is not to save any pics to sd card because it just gets corrupted then your sd card unmounts itself so i cleat all the pic on sd card and only safe to internal memory
I had this Moto G 3rd generation for 3 months, and the phone doesn't ring. I bought brand new from Amazon, what can I do ? Thanks
over all phone is good but can't connect to smart tv and available to cast screen but not connect to smart android tv
I m using moto g3 since from last 1.5 yrs now it is getting too hot when charging and also while talking for long time.
And also get off for 2- days at every month.
Just waste of money & my mom also having same model ,she also suffering from same condition
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2017Can someone help! My phone keeps Losing newly added phone numbers ! Any ideas please , thanks Go to play store and get recovery contacts app install ant take it...
Bob, 18 Mar 2017Does anyone know how to upgrade the Moto G 3rd generation to Android 6.0?settings-About phone-system update
Does anyone know how to upgrade the Moto G 3rd generation to Android 6.0?
Tried Tesla ROM? Is far better than Lineage OS (I had battery drain issues too with that one). Now with Tesla my battery last more and the phone UI response is even faster.
Can someone help! My phone keeps Losing newly added phone numbers ! Any ideas please , thanks
The phone is available in 1/8 and 2/16GB variants. Argos are selling the 1/8 for 109 quid right now but not the 2/16
I Have been using this phone for a year. Dollar for dollar it is a very good phone. It is not a $700.00 phone so comparing it to one is unfair. Wifi works very well and using the Internet is acceptable but a bit slow. It takes great picturers, better than my iPad . The biggest issue I gave seen is closing out of the camera is slow. If you need a decent phone for a great price this one works well.
AnonD-649776, 03 Mar 2017Umm, the phone you're bashing has 2gb ram. Clearly you never owned the phone.Phone comes in 2 variants, 8GB/1GB and 16GB/2GB. I also own the 1GB and it was crap when it was new. Unfortunately the (good) 2GB variant was much harder to find at the time...
AnonD-607174, 17 Feb 2017Bad. Very bad. Not only was it 8 months old before OS upgrades stopped, but it has no gyroscop... moreUmm, the phone you're bashing has 2gb ram. Clearly you never owned the phone.
Tufail, 19 Feb 2017Facing any problem after upgrade to 6.0 marshmallow?No 6.0 update related problems, but this phone has a huge issue: the voice audio protocol is fubar, making your outgoing voice audio strongly choppy. Many threads about it are referenced through google, but they offer no simple effective fix. I only found an extremely complicated fix going through rooting the phone an applying much, much more complicated and delicate steps.