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[Q] Moto G vs Galaxy S3

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2nd December 2013, 03:17 PM   |  #1  
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I have an order placed for the Moto G, but now have the opportunity to get a brand new Galaxy S3 for $200 off-contract. Specs wise the phones are very similar; with the S3 having a bigger (AMOLED) screen, SD support, and a plethora of accessories & ROMs. This along with a removable battery & better camera have me leaning towards the S3.

Do any Moto G owners currently have an S3? If so could I get an opinion on whether its worth cancelling my order & purchasing the older phone.
2nd December 2013, 03:28 PM   |  #2  
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Get both and then sell the one you don't want. Specs wise the S3 wins but the moto G seems to ignore that factor.

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2nd December 2013, 04:59 PM   |  #3  
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i would say s3 has better camera but that is about it.
moto g is snappy and has great batterylife and screen. also moto g will get 4.4 in january so my guess is that it will also get the next version of android.
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2nd December 2013, 05:18 PM   |  #4  
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I had an s3 for about one year and sold it as soon I got the Moto g.
The s3 is a nice phone but the battery use to drain fast sometimes and have a lot of software issues. Also, even with cyanogenmod it freezes sometimes. The screen is bigger but not that much and in comparison with the moto g it looses in brightness.

GPS and Google now consumes a LOT of battery on the s3 while in moto g they barelly appear in the battery graphics consumption. Also, the moto g have a better design and feels great in hand, while the s3 is kinda ungly and you will need to use it with both hand in lots of situations.


I'm in love with my moto g and selling my s3 to buy it was one of the best choices I made. It runs android flawless!!!
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2nd December 2013, 06:10 PM   |  #5  
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I did camera comparison in low light without flash, left MotoG, middle RAZRi, right Galaxy S3:

http://www.android-hilfe.de/motorola...ml#post6758301
These are png's so they are 1:1 quality, no forum crop or reduced quality.
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2nd December 2013, 06:14 PM   |  #6  
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I have both phones, both on stock ROM. The S3 is getting more and more laggy.

Pro S3: Slimmer, less weight, slightly bigger screen, better camera
Pro MG: Blazing fast, feels more sturdy, Kitkat in '14, no balderdash, great battery life

If it wasn't for NFC & removable SD support I'd ditch my S3 right away.
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2nd December 2013, 07:52 PM   |  #7  
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Get the Moto G. Pure Android is great... Just got mine yesterday and i'm loving it.. Feel much better in my hands than my nexus4.

This is the phone i was waiting since Android came out
2nd December 2013, 08:46 PM   |  #8  
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I've had an S3 and currently have a Moto G. I'd definitely say the Moto G, it's faster/smoother, better screen, better battery life etc. IMO of course
2nd December 2013, 10:52 PM   |  #9  
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Get the Galaxy s3. More capable and better resale value.
Assuming the Galaxy s3 is legit and won't get blacklisted.

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3rd December 2013, 12:44 AM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by deadpunk

Get the Moto G. Pure Android is great... Just got mine yesterday and i'm loving it.. Feel much better in my hands than my nexus4.

This is the phone i was waiting since Android came out

That and the glass back are the two things i hated about the n4. It felt like it just did not belong in my hand.

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