The recently released Moto G 3rd Gen (2015), popularly but wrongly named as Moto G3 has already become a popular budget device, especially in India. The new Moto G has two variants, one is 8GB with 1GB RAM, which is not so popular, and the other is a 16GB model with 2GB RAM. The 2GB RAM variant has become very much popular in India and the price difference between both the variant is mere Rs. 1000.

The model with 1GB RAM is priced at Rs. 11,999, while the 2GB variant is priced at Rs. 12,999. The difference of Rs. 1,000 will provide you extra 8GB of internal storage and an extra GB RAM. Therefore the 16GB variant is an excellent choice. Moto G 3rd gen is available in two colours, i.e. Black and White, but it comes with many back cover colour options.

When comes to Lenovo K3 Note, it has only one 16GB variant with 2GB of RAM. It also has only two colour options, i.e. Black and White. Surprisingly, K3 Note is priced at Rs. 9,999, even though it has bigger screen and battery. So let’s begin the comparison between Moto G3 (Moto G 3rd Gen 16 GB) and Lenovo K3 Note.


Moto G 3rd Gen 16GB vs. Lenovo K3 Note


Both the phones have GSM, HSPA and LTE support, but Moto G 2015 support more 3G and LTE band than K3 Note. This might be useful when you travel in different countries; Lenovo K3 Note may not be able to operate in other countries due to lack of band support.

Therefore Moto G 3rd Gen is a type of universal device that will work on almost all the networks around the world, while K3 Note has limited band support.


Both the phones are beautifully built, but Motorola has refined their previous design to make it better. K3 Note is just like a rectangular block without any curves like Moto devices. The build quality of K3 Note is somewhat lighter than Moto G 2015.

Not only in build quality, but K3 Note is lighter than Moto G3 by 5 grammes in spite of having a 5.5-inch screen as compared to the 5-inch screen of Moto G 2015. Moto G weighs 155 grammes while K3 Note is 150 grammes. Both the phone have IPS display, but K3 Note has a full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, while Moto G has only HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.

The display of K3 Note is really beautiful, but the only downside is that this 5.5-inch screen does not have any protection, this means that it is highly prone to scratches and fingerprints. You need to apply a tempered glass before using the phone to keep the phone protected from any damage. Moto G is a compact phone as compared to K3 Note and can be easily operated with single hand, but this is not the case with K3 Note, you might feel it difficult to use K3 Note with single hand in many situations.

Processor, RAM and GPU

Moto G is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 with 1.4 GHz Quad-core processor and Adreno 306 GPU. On the other hand, Lenovo K3 Note has Mediatek MT6752 with 1.7 GHz Octa-core along with Mali-T760MP2 GPU. Both the phones have 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM.

In the real world, both the device works very well without any lag. 2GB RAM well operates the multi-tasking, and the storage can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of microSD card in both the phones.


Surprisingly both the phones have similar primary and secondary cameras. Both have a 13 MP primary shooter and a 5 MP front-facing shooter. Both the phones have dual-LED flash, autofocus and HDR support. But in the real world, the front camera of Moto G is weaker as compared to K3 Note.

Overall both the phones have a similar camera, but K3 Note wins over the picture quality.


Moto G 3rd Gen has 2470 mAh battery while Lenovo K3 Note has 3000 mAh battery. It is evident that bigger screen needs a bigger battery, therefore in practical usage both the phone gives the almost similar type of battery backup. Though, K3 Note has a slight edge over Moto G 2015.

Moto G 3rd Gen 2015 16GB


Moto G comes with Android 5.1.1 with almost stock experience while K3 Note has Android 5 on it with Lenovo Vibe 2.0 over it, which completely changes the look and feel of Android. Moto G will get updates faster than K3 Note, as it has almost a stock Android ROM and it will require less time to make required changes.


Regarding price, Lenovo K3 Note is competitively price against Moto G 2015. Where Moto G3 16GB variant is priced at Rs. 12,999, K3 Note holds a price tag of Rs. 9,999.

Final Verdict

Both the phones justify their price with their quality and performance. You can go for any phone and you won’t be wrong in any case. Moto G 3rd Gen has better build quality over K3 Note but is priced a bit higher as compared to K3 Note. Overall, you might to decide the price and the build quality, as both the phones perform equally well in real world.

Comparison Summary

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen (16GB) Lenovo K3 Note

  • Great build quality
  • Stock ROM, faster updates and better user experience
  • Plenty of LTE and HSPA band support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

  • Better Camera
  • Bigger Battery
  • Full HD Display with 5.5-inch screen

  • Small Battery in comparison
  • The front camera is not up to the mark.
  • No full HD display.

  • No Screen protection.
  • Build quality is not up to the mark
  • No faster updates and comes with unpopular Lenovo Vibe 2.0
  • Lesser network bands supported.

You can also check out our detailed review of Lenovo K3 Note here.

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