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Variants of Moto G (3rd Gen)

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The following information is subject to change:
XT1540: Single-SIM (Retail US | Canada (Telus) | Latin America (Tigo, Movistar Mexico))
XT1541: Single-SIM (Retail EU | GB | SP | FR | GER)
XT1542: Single-SIM (Retail Latin America (Movistar Columbia))
XT1543: Dual-SIM (Retail Brazil | Latin America)
XT1544: Dual-SIM with Digital TV (HDTV) (Brazil | Latin America)
XT1548: Single-SIM (US - CDMA Prepaid)
XT1550: Dual-SIM (Retail Asia | India | Brazil)
XT1556: Dual-SIM (Turbo Edition) (Mexico | Brazil | Latin America)
XT1557: Dual-SIM (Turbo Edition) (Asia)

**All Models appear to be available as either 8GB Storage with 1GB RAM or 16GB Storage with 2GB RAM. The only exception is the Turbo Edition, which is 16GB Storage and 2GB RAM only.​

Frequency Band Support:
XT1540: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 1700/AWS, 1900, 2100 - LTE: B2 (1900), B4 (1700), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B17 (700)
XT1541: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 900, 2100 - LTE: B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B20 (800)
XT1542: Unknown - Likely same as XT1543
XT1543: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 - LTE: B4 (1700), B7 (2600), B28 (700)
XT1544: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 - LTE: B4 (1700), B7 (2600), B28 (700)
XT1548: CDMA: 800, 850, 1900 - GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 1700, 1900 - LTE: B2 (1900), B4 (1700), B5 (850), B12 (700), B17 (700), B25 (1900), B26 (850) - LTE-TDD: B41 (2500)
XT1550: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 900, 2100 - LTE: B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B28 (700) - LTE-TDD: B40 (2300)
XT1556: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1700, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 - LTE: B4 (1700), B7 (2600), B28 (700)
XT1557: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1700, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 900, 2100 - LTE: B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B28 (700) - LTE-TDD: B40 (2300)​
 
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I live in Portugal and I want to buy the Moto G 3rd Gen, dual SIM with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory.

does anyone knows a website where I can buy it?
 

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It seems that XT1550 should work almost without problems in Europe. There is lack of support for B20 band, but everything else is same as in EU version.
 
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It seems that XT1550 should work almost without problems in Europe. There is lack of support for B20 band, but everything else is same as in EU version.
Yes, I was going to say there probably would be no problems with XT1550. Maybe Amazon.es has Asian / Indian phone importers?
 

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XT1550 Dual-SIM 2GB RAM | 16GB Storage is available from Flipkart (India): Black | White ($203 | 184 Euros)

Does anyone know a US / European importer?
 

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Motorola have removed LTE Band 12 from the specifications for XT1540. First post updated.
 

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can you upload CPU-Z results of 2GB version?
Unfortunately I don't have access to a 2GB handset. You could start a new thread in 'General' called something like: Performance comparison - 1GB vs 2GB

Remember questions are not allowed in General, but a thread showing the difference between models would be tolerated. Don't ask a question in thread title or first post. You could simply state: Please post CPU-Z results here.
 
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Hi, I think I'm going to buy this device but I have some compatibility questions: Will 1Gb ram model roms work on 2Gb one? And will the 1Gb ram models use all the capabilities of the 2Gb ram model?
 

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Hi, I think I'm going to buy this device but I have some compatibility questions: Will 1Gb ram model roms work on 2Gb one? And will the 1Gb ram models use all the capabilities of the 2Gb ram model?
As far as I know, there is no difference between the 1GB version and 2GB version other than the amount of RAM and Internal Storage. I expect the ROMs to be exactly the same, and inter-changeable. For example; a ROM compatible with XT1540 will work on either version - with the same features / options.
 

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hmm i dont see the XT1540 (USA / tmobile) version selling with 2GB RAM anywhere yet...
only found the 1GB RAM on amazon so far..
 

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    The following information is subject to change:
    XT1540: Single-SIM (Retail US | Canada (Telus) | Latin America (Tigo, Movistar Mexico))
    XT1541: Single-SIM (Retail EU | GB | SP | FR | GER)
    XT1542: Single-SIM (Retail Latin America (Movistar Columbia))
    XT1543: Dual-SIM (Retail Brazil | Latin America)
    XT1544: Dual-SIM with Digital TV (HDTV) (Brazil | Latin America)
    XT1548: Single-SIM (US - CDMA Prepaid)
    XT1550: Dual-SIM (Retail Asia | India | Brazil)
    XT1556: Dual-SIM (Turbo Edition) (Mexico | Brazil | Latin America)
    XT1557: Dual-SIM (Turbo Edition) (Asia)

    **All Models appear to be available as either 8GB Storage with 1GB RAM or 16GB Storage with 2GB RAM. The only exception is the Turbo Edition, which is 16GB Storage and 2GB RAM only.​

    Frequency Band Support:
    XT1540: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 1700/AWS, 1900, 2100 - LTE: B2 (1900), B4 (1700), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B17 (700)
    XT1541: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 900, 2100 - LTE: B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B20 (800)
    XT1542: Unknown - Likely same as XT1543
    XT1543: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 - LTE: B4 (1700), B7 (2600), B28 (700)
    XT1544: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 - LTE: B4 (1700), B7 (2600), B28 (700)
    XT1548: CDMA: 800, 850, 1900 - GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 1700, 1900 - LTE: B2 (1900), B4 (1700), B5 (850), B12 (700), B17 (700), B25 (1900), B26 (850) - LTE-TDD: B41 (2500)
    XT1550: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 900, 2100 - LTE: B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B28 (700) - LTE-TDD: B40 (2300)
    XT1556: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1700, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 - LTE: B4 (1700), B7 (2600), B28 (700)
    XT1557: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1700, 1900 - UMTS/HSPA+: 850, 900, 2100 - LTE: B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B28 (700) - LTE-TDD: B40 (2300)​
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    Heys guys any help directing me to the correct working Bootloader Unlock, Root, and TWRP Recovey Step Guide for XT1540 model Moto G 3rd edition_ 16GB&2GB model purchased unlocked from Walmart currently running on 6.0 Marshmallow (stock out of the box) on Straight Talk/(At&t Network)

    I would forever be in your debt and Gladly buy you a coffee/beer

    Have owned Samsungs my whole life, first moto, used to using Odin for everything Root&Recovery related, its just ALL THESE Variants, have my head spinning, dont know which guide to use for my model, which Chainfires Super SU, TWRP, & Root method to use, as they are all for Lollipop.
    Thank you Ahead of time

    Sent from my MotoG3 using XDA-Developers mobile app
    The method is exactly the same for ALL Moto G 2015 variants, in fact all 2015 & 2016 model Moto devices, that can be bootloader unlocked.

    1) Unlock the bootloader via Moto's site
    2) Download latest SuperSU zip to the phone and latest TWRP to computer
    3) Boot TWRP to phone and backup, move backup to safe place
    4) Flash/Boot TWRP and allow changes to system
    5) Go to Advanced - Terminal and enter `echo SYSTEMLESS=true>>/data/.supersu` and exit Terminal
    6) Flash SuperSU
    7) Reboot

    I just need to make a full thread about this like I did in the Moto G4 group, this question still comes up WAY too often.
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    Hi, I think I'm going to buy this device but I have some compatibility questions: Will 1Gb ram model roms work on 2Gb one? And will the 1Gb ram models use all the capabilities of the 2Gb ram model?
    As far as I know, there is no difference between the 1GB version and 2GB version other than the amount of RAM and Internal Storage. I expect the ROMs to be exactly the same, and inter-changeable. For example; a ROM compatible with XT1540 will work on either version - with the same features / options.
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    Thank you kind sir. Are you planning on getting a 3rd gen G?
    It is tempting :)
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    The method is exactly the same for ALL Moto G 2015 variants, in fact all 2015 & 2016 model Moto devices, that can be bootloader unlocked.

    1) Unlock the bootloader via Moto's site
    2) Download latest SuperSU zip to the phone and latest TWRP to computer
    3) Boot TWRP to phone and backup, move backup to safe place
    4) Flash/Boot TWRP and allow changes to system
    5) Go to Advanced - Terminal and enter `echo SYSTEMLESS=true>>/data/.supersu` and exit Terminal
    6) Flash SuperSU
    7) Reboot

    I just need to make a full thread about this like I did in the Moto G4 group, this question still comes up WAY too often.
    thank you to much sir you are to kind, I have located your newly created ''How to Root Any........" Your donation shall be forth coming, you are the prime example of XDA Professionalism