Motorola has always enjoyed a safe position in the Indian markets in the past, but the past few months has been hot for the smartphone market because of more and more Chinese smartphone manufacturers pushing affordable and powerful smartphones inside the Indian shores.

Moto G Turbo Edition

In a race to capture majority of the market share, Motorola has rolled out an upgraded variant of Moto G 3rd Gen handset with improved specs and turbo charging. Let’s take a better look at the new Moto G Turbo Edition.

Moto G Turbo Edition 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/-

Moto G Turbo Edition Box Contents

The box contains the handset, 1 Turbo charger, 1Wired headset, 1 Warrantee guide and 2 Getting started guide (English and Hindi)

Moto G Turbo Edition Unboxing, Quick Review, Pros And Cons [Video]

Physical Overview

The Moto G Turbo Edition has nothing new to flaunt in terms of looks, it looks exactly like the earlier released Moto G3. It has the same matte-finish removable back cover with the camera unit t the very same place, that is center and the Motorola’s patent M logo is below it. The two Micro-SIM slots and the microSD slot are under the back cover.

The 5 inch screen size is very comfortable to hold and use with one hand and the finishing on the back makes it great to grip every time you hold it. The size and weight remains the same as the older version, while there are some changes under the hood to improve the durability.

It’s not possible to spot any physical difference when you hold both the phones side by side. But Motorola has added up to the durability by making it water and dust resistant. The new Moto G Turbo comes with IP67 certification, while Moto G (3rd gen) comes with IPX7 certification. Moto G Turbo can tackle both dust and water, but the Moto G 3 has only been tested for water resistance. If you want a rough and tough phone, the Moto G Turbo is a much better choice.

Moto G Turbo Edition Photo Gallery

Gaming Performance

The phone comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, out of which 11.8GB is available to the user. It also supports 32GB microSD card. If we have a look at the spec sheet, the Moto G Turbo looks decent enough to handle graphic dominant games and deliver good gaming experience. We were easily able to play games like Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger 2 without facing frame drops or hiccups, but the device became a little warm when we played for a long time. But the heat was easily bearable and didn’t create any problem while gaming.

Moto G Turbo Edition

GamePlaying DurationBattery DropInitial Temperature (In Celsius)Final Temperature (In Celsius)
Dead Trigger 215 Minutes4%27.4 Degrees32.6 Degrees
Asphalt 8: Airborne30 minutes18%29.7 Degrees44.8 Degrees

Day to Day Performance and Benchmark Scores

In our initial experience, this device delivers an impressive performance while navigating through the menu, launching multiple apps and switching between them. It offers commendable call quality and excellent signal reception and we did not encounter any issues while calling even when the signals were comparatively weak.

The benchmark scores of the Moto G Turbo Edition are:

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Benchmark AppBenchmark Scores
AnTuTu (64-bit)26716
Quadrant Standard 23540
Geekbench3Single-Core- 652
Multi-Core- 2512
Nenamark59.9 fps

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Verdict

We are happy with the performance that Moto G Turbo Ediition provided, the specs did not look very strong on paper but the actual usage cleared all our doubts. This device is a great improvement over the last one, but the the hardware configurations are not enough for Motorola to take them to the top of the list. We expected some changes in the design and feel, but Motorola didn’t took the looks in consideration at this moment. IP67 certification and the authentic Android experience remain the best reasons to choose Motorola, and introduction of turbo charging is also a great feature to add overall value to the handset. It is good for gamers and for aggressive users as the battery charges quickly, lasts long and the games run smooth; what else do we need?