This phone is awful. It is really really bad. though it may perform well in the first few months of owning it, it quickly deteriorates. Many apps begin to bug out, often the Motorolla G3 wont even be able to run the apps. The phone sometimes crashes and when it does if you have a micro SD card it will wipe the card as well. I have had to factory reset this phone just to get it to work again. it is so poorly put together that it cannot handle having a micro SD card without currupting all your files. Of course you need an sd card because the small amount of internal storage is taken up by system apps and files.
Do not buy this phone unless you only intend to use it to call and text people, the benefits of this phone are nothing compared to the massive inconvenicence this terrible device is.
Think about what? If you need flagship features get a flagship phone for $1000
Think before you buy. Think of how you are planning to use the smartphone. If you want to run many app's at the same time, want WiFi 802.11ac (5.4mHz), fingerprint security, NFC, run Android 8.0 (Oreo), an extremely fast processor, have much memory and storage space (4gb/32+gb); DON'T buy this smartphone. If you want a smartphone that will do many of the things listed above; go ahead and spend $500+ for a much more powerful phone. However, if you just want to use this smartphone to do light to moderate things (phone/text/internet) the 2gb/16gb model is a perfect one. Go ahead and spend the extra 20 bucks for the 2gb/16gb model and avoid the 1gb/8gb one. Now I do know my stuff having worked in the industry for many years. Here's a few tips:
If you have a overheating problem; I run an app called Cooler Master, it's free and could be found in the Google Store. Also, shut down any app's you are not using. I have friends here in Costa Rica who have had this problem and examining their phone I have found that don't exit their app's once finished. They still have 20+ app's running in the background causing the heating problem. Close these app's by pulling down on notifications (upper left on your screen) then swiping to the right or left each app or press the CLEAR ALL button. Also, you can limit the number of active app's by going into the Developer Options. You can access Developer Options by going to Settings, then at the bottom of the screen tap About, then tap on the Build Number 5 times, then back out to the Setting screen, then scroll down to the bottom you should see Developer Options. Just select it and scroll down to Background Process Limit. I got my set to 2 processes.
Try to root your phone. There are many websites that you give you instructions on how to root your Moto G3, also there are many YouTube videos on how to root your phone. Just Google "How to root a moto g3".
Rooting your phone will allow you to install many extra things on your phone like custom ROM's and app's that require root access. One app that uses root access is Greenify. Greenify with root access allow you to place your phone in Sleep and Hibernate (your running app's) while you don't use the phone. Sleep and Hibernate still allow you to make and receive calls. I get 2 or 3 days on my battery and I moderately use my phone which I have had for 2 and a half years.
I am retired in Costa Rica for over 10 years and I hope this information is useful. Take care and good luck.
this is the best phone ever !! I do really love it has a lot of functions and is Motorola so its the best device ever I love the Motorola phones
Temperature of Moto G3 increases to a great extent while talking on phone. My phone has motherboard problem. It needs to be replaced.
just run this phone in a wash cycle by accident
wow was i happy it works
had it for 2 years and seals were not great
what can i say
Also, get the 2GB Ram/16GB Storage model and not the 1GB/8GB model. A few more tips: Get WiFi Transfer Pro to transfer files from phone to computer via your WiFi no cable needed. Also, try to root the phone for many extras like extended battery life etc. Got a friend here in CR wanting a new cell phone to call his family in the States. Since he only need it to make local calls, use facebook, email, skype etc. I recommended the smaller model. If you want to do a lot with the smartphone, the lesser G3 will not be able to handle it. One more thing, get an SD chip to extend your storage.
I bought this phone from USA Amazon.com about 2 years ago. I did root it, and I am running Android 7.1.2 with Linage 14.1 ROM. I must say that this is the best cell phone I have ever had and I have own cell phones for many years. My first smartphone was the Nexus 1. For the price and what it does, it is the best. BTW, rooting is not extremely difficult. If you can follow directions, it can be done. Just GOOGLE "How to root a Moto G3". I do recommenced getting the 2GB/4GB phone and not the 1GB/2GB.
06543, 29 Oct 2017I hated this phone from the beginning. It's pretty but that's about it. You can't give individ... moreOne of d worst mobile I have ever used....motoG3 features r good by battery pack is most worst condition
This is a great phone particularly the 16gb version, why would anybody spend $800 for a phone when this Moto G 3rd gen does it all. Well for the most part.
I love this phone. Miss it. Was using it for two years but decide to change it for Huawei p9 lite and give it to my mom. To be honest... Moto is much more better than Huawei. Battery life, camera, os, everything is better. hope when the moment to take a new phone comes, to have some good moto device.. G3 is supreme midranger for its time. Hands down. Hell of a phone. Good old Motorola devices wad just amazing. Moto X, Moto G's, bfor Lenovo. Moto X Style. Nexus 6. I've miss that phones. Lenovo sucks.
I have had this phone for over a year and I like it. It has some space issues at it only has 8gb internal memory but you need to move all your apps to SD card if possible otherwise you can "force stop" the apps you dont use
Lisa, 18 Aug 2017Because the internal memory is so small, how do I transfer apps to the SD Memory card?To transfer music and videos to SD card download ES file explorer ,then long click till a circle comes up on the items you want to transfer then go more at the bottom right hand corner which will tell to move.ps don,t forget to click the circles you want to transfer
I hated this phone from the beginning. It's pretty but that's about it. You can't give individual text tones or ringtones, the contact list doesn't have letters on the side so you have to literally scroll all the way to Q or else search, can't select the vibration intensity, no scheduled texting, can't select a picture for the lock screen, have to swipe down the notification bar to see what percent my battery is on, doesn't have a camera button on the side, the volume buttons I guess are for left handed people but I'm not so it was always on the wrong side, the text thread is ugly and if you download a prettier one you can't receive picture messages, can't slide between pictures in a message thread (have to click one, then go back, then click the next one, then go back, etc), can't select certain messages to delete (it's either a whole thread or none), can't block numbers without saving first & even blocked numbers get through (don't ask me how, but it happened), if someone calls while my phone is off I don't get a missed call notification, battery doesn't last all day & phone dies on the charger, you can select the battery saver mode but then your phone will move slower than a sloth & is basically useless, phone consistently dies at 3% then when you plug it in it's at 0% and you have to wait for it to get to 4% before you can turn it back on (remember the whole time the phone is off you'll never know who called you unless they text or leave a voicemail), takes forever to turn on & forever to end calls (no redial button right after either), there's no restart phone option, doesn't send and receive all my text messages, [I'm not 100% sure but I'm almost positive sometimes I receive texts late, I'll receive about 3 or 4 texts from different people all at the same time after not receiving any messages for a while like they were stuck somewhere], autocorrect is awful (barely recognizes my name, switches actual words to other words that don't make sense, doesn't fill in or even recognize a word I'm trying to spell if I mess up one letter).
And now after 2 years the phone moves incredibly slow, camera has somehow gotten worse (pictures are very grainy), battery barely charges (wake up to 13% after charging the whole night & only charges at a certain angle), phone won't turn on while it's charging, phone will turn off once plugged into a charger.
But for $180 I guess it's an alright phone. If you just need to call and text and download a couple apps it does what it needs to.