Motorola has made a strong comeback after the top level of the company has made few changes. In its latest devices, it has come up with amazing handsets, and impressed the users with the type of hardware they have provided under compelling price range. The most recent device launched by Motorola in India is the Moto G Turbo Edition, which looks exactly like the Moto G 3rd Generation but has some extra capabilities under the hood. Let us find out what’s new in the Moto G Turbo Edition this time.

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Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition Pros

  • Great Performance
  • Good battery life
  • Sturdy build quality with water and dust resistance
  • Gorilla glass protection
  • Stock Android experience
  • Turbo Charging and bundled turbo charger

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition Cons

  • Average camera performance
  • Display could have been better (most phones of this range are coming with FHD resolution)
  • Old design

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition Quick Specifications

Key SpecsMotorola Moto G Turbo Edition
Display5 inches IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.5 GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 615
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 32 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with CCT flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 2470 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM (Micro)
WaterproofYes
Weight155 gms
Price 9,499/-

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition Unboxing, Quick Review, First Impressions [Video]


Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The new Moto G Turbo Edition looks almost the same like the Moto G (3rd Gen), but this one feels a little heavy and premium and the typical Motorola frame is made out of plastic. On the front it has a Gorilla Glass 3 panel protecting the 5 inch display and the earpiece is on the top and a loudspeaker below like Motorola does in all its phones. At the back is a textured plastic cover that lets you grip the smartphone very easily, the texture saves the phone from slipping out of your hands. The best part is that this phone is dust and water resistant with an IP67 certification. We are satisfied with the build quality but design has nothing new to wow the users.

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual Mirco SIM slots.

Question- Does the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition has a microSD slot, it can support up to 32 GB microSD.

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Question- Does Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- The Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition has Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition?

Answer- It features a 5 inch IPS LCD panel with HD (1280×720 p) resolution and pixel density of 294 ppi. The touch works well and the screen is protected with Gorilla Glass 3. The colour reproduction is good and the viewing angles are also impressive. It is easily viewable indoors as well as outdoors. But we have seen much better displays in this price segments and Moto G Turbo loses some points for this.

Question- Does Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

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Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlid?

Answer- No, there are no physical navigation keys. It has on screen navigation buttons.

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Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- No, it does not have a fingerprint sensor.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition?

Answer- Yes, it supports fast/turbo charging. It comes with a turbo charger inside the package.

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Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Out of 16 GB of internal storage, around 11.8 GB is available at user end.

Question- Can Apps be Moved to SD card on Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition?

Answer- Yes, apps can be moved to SD card.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- No bloatware apps are preinstalled.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Out of 2 GB, 1.4 GB of RAM was free on the first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- No, it does not have a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- Does Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- No, Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition does not have any theme options to customize the look of the phone.

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- It has a very loud sound output from the loudspeaker.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality was good and the voice was clearly audible at both ends.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of The Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition?

Answer- Both the cameras on the Moto G Turbo are average performers and the captured images came good in daylight but with not so accurate color reproduction. Low light performance is decent; in some cases the images were grainy. The video recorded in 1080p resolution and 720p slow motion videos came out really good. Autofocus works quick and accurate and the camera UI is also the same as we see in all the Motorola devices.

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition Camera Samples

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of recording and playing Full HD videos but the resolution will be restricted only to HD.

Question- Can Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition record slow motion videos?

Answer- Yes, it can record slow motion videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition?

Answer- It comes with a 2470 mAh battery, which comes with turbo charging capability. It charges 50% in around 30 minutes and if compared to Moto G 3rd Gen, Turbo lasts longer.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition?

Answer– Black with Deep Sea Blue back and White with Slate back variants are available

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition?

Answer- No, you cannot change display temperature.

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition?

Answer- Yes, it offers power battery saver mode in Settings > Battery > more options icon.

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Question- Which Sensors are available on Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition?

Answer- It has Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, G-sensor and light sensor.

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Question- What is the Weight of Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition?

Answer- It weighs 155 grams.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition?

Answer- The SAR values are: Head- 0.905 W/kg and Body- 1.069 W/kg.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support tap to wake up command.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition Have Heating Issues?

Answer- Yes, the phone gets a bit warm while charging. But it is expected as it supports turbo charging. The phone also gets warm while gaming but it never got unbearably hot.

Question- What are the benchmark scores?

Answer- Antutu- 26176

Quadrant standard- 23540

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Nenamark- 59.9 fps

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Question- Can Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition good at handling graphic greedy games but still, it suffers a little when RAM is busy with apps working in the background. The gaming performance is impressive for this price.

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Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create and share internet from this device.

Conclusion

Moto G Turbo is one of the most reliable smartphone of this price segment. The performance is smooth and the design is sturdy. The turbo charging feature steals some of the praises but we must not ignore that Lenovo Vibe S1 offers much better display, a way better design and camera by paying INR 1500 extra. Overall the phone is good and does have a lot to impress the Motorola loyalists.