The Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen is priced at Rs 12,999 and while it is one of the most popular phones of this segment, there is a new phone around to threaten its position, the Lenovo K3 Note Music Edition, which is also priced at Rs 12,999. The Music Edition is largely similar to the regular K3 Note, except for the fact that it has AnyWoofer technology (world first), Dolby Atmos, and ceramic speakers.
It should be noted that there is a cheaper version of the 3rd generation Moto G with 8 GB storage and 1 GB of RAM priced at Rs 11,999.
Here is a comparison of the phones on the basis of their features which will help you choose one of them.
The Lenovo K3 Note Music Edition and Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen are diametrically different from each other in terms of design. While the Lenovo handset like its peers has a slim profile, the Moto G 3rd Gen has a curved body as is seen in other Motorola smartphones.
Both the smartphones come in attractive colours too. While Lenovo has launched the K3 Note Music in Pearl White, Onyx Black, and Laser Yellow colours, the Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen primarily comes in black and white colours but Motorola is offering various replacement covers and flip covers for the phone in many other colours for which you have to pay some more bucks.
The Lenovo K3 Note Music Edition measures 152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm and weighs 150 grams. The 3rd gen Moto G measures 142.1 x 72.4 x 6.1 mm and weighs 155 grams. It must be mentioned, that the Moto G is a water resistant devices, and this tips the scales in its favour to a certain extent.
The Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen is armed with a 5 inch HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Lenovo K3 Note Music Edition’s display does not have any protective glass but its 5 inch screen has full HD resolution. Anyway, these days a tempered glass cost just few hundred bucks and can better protect your device’s display. So undoubtedly our vote goes for the Lenovo smartphone.
Processor & Memory
The Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation is armed with the Snapdragon 410, clocked at 1.4 GHz which runs with 2 GB of RAM. Its internal memory stands at 16 GB, which can be expanded by another 32 GB.
The Lenovo K3 Note Music Edition is armed with a MediaTek octa-core processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz, which runs with 2 GB of RAM. The Lenovo K3 Note Music Edition has 16 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by another 32 GB via a microSD card.
The Lenovo K3 Note Music Edition is the winner of this round by a mile, thanks to its better processor.
The Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation runs on Android Lollipop and has the stock UI while the Lenovo K3 Note Music Edition runs on Android Lollipop with Lenovo’s Vibe UI. Most importantly, the phone has several sound technologies. As per Lenovo, the K3 Note Music Edition has got ‘AnyWoofer technology’ which, as per Lenovo, packs enough power to turn any carton box into a sound amplifier!
The Motorola Moto G 3 has a 2470 mAh battery, while the Lenovo K3 Note Music Edition is armed with a 3000 mAh battery which can provide up to 14 hours of talk time or 340 hours of standby (network not known).
The Lenovo K3 Note Music Edition has a 13 megapixel camera with autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, smile detection, HDR; face beauty, an aperture of f/2.0, flash, and video recording at 1080p. It has a 5 megapixel front camera with Omnivision OV5670 with 3 lens element, F2.2 aperture.
The Motorola Moto G 3 too has a 13 megapixel camera with an aperture of F/2.0, flash, auto-focus, HDR, and video recording at 1080p at 30 fps. It also comes with a 5 megapixel front camera.
Overall, the cameras are alike, spec for spec. This round is likely to be a draw, but we will reserve final judgement for a real world comparison.
The Moto G 3rd Generation has two SIM card slots and it offers 4G, WiFi (b/g/n), WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS. The Lenovo K3 Note is a dual-SIM 4G phone. It has GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS; Bluetooth 4.1 LE, WiFi, and WiFi Hotspot.
So the Lenovo phone seems to have a slight advantage with the better Bluetooth version.
The Lenovo K3 Note Music Edition beats the Moto G 3rd Gen hands down in almost all departments. It is yet another superb value for money proposition from Lenovo, but this is one that only people who plan on listening to a lot of music should consider. For others, look at the regular version. It is a sign of the overwhelming victory of the Lenovo K3 Note Music Edition that we have spoken about its sibling, rather than the Motorola Moto G 3rd generation, which was not even in the running.