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Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) vs. Lenovo K3 Note – Battle of the Price Conscious Smartphones

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The recent launch of the Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) has threatened to alter significantly the mid-range smartphone segment for the time being.

This product builds on the success of the Moto G 2nd gen, and it is not one to be taken lightly. Competitors, though, have taken towards the presence of this new Moto G by equipping their phones with a standout aspects too. The Lenovo K3 Note is a great example of this aspect.

Large Display

The days of only the high-end smartphones featuring display sizes of about 5.5 inches are certainly gone for the good. The Lenovo K3 Note maybe a mid-range device, but it offers a 5.5-inch display that packs quite a punch in terms of detail. It offers full HD 1080p resolution as standard, and it is of necessity rather than luxury on this screen size. The Moto G (3rd gen) is at an obvious disadvantage in this regard largely because it comes only with a 5 inch display, which also loses out in terms of detail since it has only 720p resolution on offer.

Water Resistance

The Moto G (3rd gen) makes up for this disappointment by offering water resistant capabilities. Thus, it becomes one of the few devices on the market to offer IPX7 rating in terms of water resistance. The Lenovo may have a large display, but it does not offer any protection to this screen. Instead, the Moto G (3rd gen) moves ahead in front by offering the gorilla glass 3 version as standard. This eliminates the need for any third-party solutions to protect the screen from scratches and another sort of issues.

Camera

Moving on in the camera segment, the 13-megapixel camera in the rear of the Moto G (3rd gen) offers excellent capabilities on the image in front. This includes video recording too, as the device can record in maximum full HD resolution. The camera includes HDR mode even for videosduring the front facing camera also has an auto HRD mode. This camera has a five-megapixel sensor, which should be good enough for most self-portrait necessities. The growing popularity of selfies means that the Lenovo K3 Note also offers this level of quality through its five-megapixel camera. The rear camera is also similarly equipped at 13 megapixels.

Missing out on aspects like Wi-Fi direct and NFC, both the Lenovo K3 Note and the Moto G (3rd gen) do not have the full range of connectivity options. Instead, they offer all the important ones without fail. Interestingly, the Lenovo K3 Note can provide additional capabilities like Dolby Atmos sound experience through the headphones. Where the Lenovo K3 Note truly shines is in the battery department due to its 3000 mAh battery. It is just about adequate compared to the underpowered the 2470 mAh battery on the Moto G (3rd gen), which costs $180. The Lenovo K3 Note is priced at around $160.