Motorola has announced yet another price slash and this time around it is both the Moto G (3rd Gen), Moto X Play and the newly launched Moto G Turbo edition whose prices have been reduced. The Moto G3 is now retailing at an impressive Rs 9,999 (for 8GB RAM variant and Rs 10,999 for 16GB variant), while the Moto X Play starts at Rs 16,499 for the 16GB, whereas the Moto G Turbo is available at Rs 12,499. Apart from the price reduction, Motorola also has a exchange program going on which will offer up to Rs 4,000 on your old handset for the Moto G (3rd Gen), up to Rs 7,000 for the Moto X Play and up to Rs 5000 for the Moto G Turbo.


It is difficult to ascertain the reason for the reduction in the prices but it probably has something to do with the increased competition and an impending sales target. It comes as no surprise since even Apple, a company that seldom offers discounts axed the price of iPhone 6 and the 6s drastically.

The Moto G (3rd Gen) is a pretty good device and it also comes with advanced water resistance technology to handle those occasional splashes. On the imaging front, it features a 13-Megapixel primary sensor and a 5-Megapixel secondary sensor. The device is well endowed with all the connectivity features including the 4G LTE and it runs on the Android Lollipop, with Marshmallow being rolled out in phases.

Moto G Turbo Edition however offers a complete IP67 rating which will keep your phone safe even when it is immersed into water and will also protect it from dust. The Turbo edition also features the quick charge feature which promises 6-hours of usage in just 15 minutes of plugging in.

So if you are looking for a decent speeced affordable device with near stock Android experience, both the Motos will satisfy your needs. The Moto G 3rd Gen and the Moto G Turbo Edition both will be retailing on Flipkart.

Edit: Article updated to include Moto X Play’s price cut as well

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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.