Motorola Mobility has launched its new edition of their popular smartphone lineup, the Moto G Turbo Edition in India, today.
The Moto G Turbo Edition will be available in two variants - Black with DeepSea Blue back and White with Slate back, exclusively on Flipkart starting today, 12pm onwards at Rs.14,499.
The company has added the Turbo Edition to its Motorola Moto G series of mid-range smartphones. Motorola has launched the Moto G Turbo Edition in Mexico last month, which essentially is the third-generation variant of the Motorola Moto G but with some updated specifications and features.
The smartphone is a bumped up version of the last Moto G 3rd generation smartphone. Like the Moto X Turbo edition, this one also supports fast charging with the Motorola Turbo charging feature. Here is our first impressions.
Design and Built
The Moto G Turbo Edition is identical to the Moto G 3ed gen, but the changes are made internally. On the front, you will see two metallic grille which stood out on the earpiece speaker and base. The bezel on the top and bottom certainly looks thicker for a 5 inch device.
Similar to the third-generation Moto G, you will see Power key and Volume rocker on the right-hand side, the device has a 3.5mm audio jack located exactly center on the top, while the base has the microUSB port for charging and data transfer.
On the rear side, you'll see the major design language changes, compared to the second-generation Moto G. However, the rear design is exactly same of the Moto G 3rd Gen. The removable rear-cover is textured and gives a good grip. There is a single silver-gray column, which has the 13 megapixel primary camera on the top, followed by the dual-LED flash and at the base it has a dip with Motorola logo.
The device has a great looks, however, you need to ensure that you have locked the rear-cover properly, considering the handset is an IPX7 certification for water resistance. The smartphone can withstand immersion in water up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes. On opening the rear-cover, you will see a completely sealed phone with just slots for SIM card and the microSD card.
Motorola retains the same form factor from last year's model and it has also gone with the same 5-inch HD display size. The display resolution also remains unchanged at 1280x720 pixels, and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top.
The display might not compete with Full HD and Quad HD smartphone of this size, but 720p still offers decently well, and only on a very close observation you can notice pixellation. But, the display is quite crisp and had a reasonably sharp experience. Overall, the display of Moto G Turbo Edition has a pleasant display without any noticeable color tinge.
Under the Hood
Motorola has bumped up the chipset from Snapdragon 410 quad-core chipset to Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU in the Moto G Turbo Edition. The processor has a clock speed of quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and paired with 2GB of RAM.
The Moto G Turbo Edition features a built-in storage option of 16GB and also support to expand memory up to 128GB using a microSD card.
We got to spend a little time with the Moto G Turbo. The performance of the smartphone was quite smooth for using about 30 minutes, and didn't lagged while using. The fact is that handset comes with a clean stock Android OS, and there was no slowdown of the device when browsing, switching applications and multi tasking. Stayed tuned for full review.
The Moto G Turbo Edition runs on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, just like the Moto G 3rd Gen, and is planned to upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There is no skin atop of the OS, and you will have the stock Android experience.
However, the device comes with Motorola proprietary features like Moto Display, Quick Capture and Chop Twice. Moto Display lights up only that portion of the display that is required, Quick Capture is a gesture control to activate the camera app by flicking your wrist. While, the Chop Twice is also a gesture control that lets you activate the torch light by making chopping gestures.
The Moto G Turbo Edition has the same 13 megapixel rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture and a 5 megapixel front-facing selfie shooter. The camera hardware is same as the Moto G 3rd Generation.
The primary camera on the back comes with dual-tone LED flash unit, and the sensor is the same one that Motorola used in the Nexus 6 and it features an HDR mode and is capable of shooting 1080p video.
As the name suggest, the USP of Moto G Turbo Edition is its battery. It is packed with a 2,470mAh battery which supports Motorola's Turbo charging technology for instant charging of battery.
Moto G Turbo Edition is just a Moto G 3rd Gen with Turbo charging features. The device got good hardware over the third-generation Moto G such as Snapdragon 410 quad-core chipset to Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa-core CPU, which is a great move.
In terms of camera, battery, Android experience, the Moto G Turbo certainly has a plus point. However, at the price point it will be selling at somewhere around Rs. 14,000, you can see lots of impressive smartphone with overall performance as well.
We will soon review its performance and features in depth. Stay tuned with GizBot for the full review.