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Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1725) vs Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto C Plus vs Motorola Moto G3 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Motorola Moto G3 XMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)07Points
Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)
5"
TFT

720x1280

8
MP

2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4000
mAh

(Removable)

vs
15PointsMotorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)Compare Motorola Moto C Plus X
Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
5"
IPS

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2470
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Moto C Plus (XT1725)7 Advantages Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)vsMoto G3 (XT1543 8GB)15 Advantages Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
+16GB (10GB available)150%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs8GB (4GB available)
+10 millimeters (0.39 inches)16%
Thinner
vs11.6 millimeters (0.46 inches)
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsDual-LED flash
+Android 7.0 NougatAdvantage
Android 7.0 Nougat is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
+4000 mAh62%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2470 mAh
+LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
1.3Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Core13%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Until 32GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
162 grams (5.67 ounces)vs+155 grams (5.43 ounces)5%
Lighter
TFT LCDvs+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
(back) 8MPvs+(back) 13MP60%
Higher resolution main camera
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)10%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 2MPvs+(front) 5MP162%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
HD (1280x720)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) VGA (720x480)vs+(front) HD (1280x720)167%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IPX7 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

24 Common items in both devices
1GB LPDDR3
Plastic body, glass front
16 million
720x1280 pixels
294 PPI
5"
Only digital zoom
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
ModelMoto C Plus (XT1725)Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
Other model namesLenovo Moto C Plus XT1725 (16GB + 1GB RAM)Motorola Moto G 2015 XT1543 Dual-sim, Motorola Osprey
Country or region available(Latin America)ArgentinaChileMexicoPeru
(Latin America), Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru
Brazil
Brazil
BrandMotorolaMotorola
Release dateJune, 2017July, 2015
Depth10 millimeters (0.39 inches)11.6 millimeters (0.46 inches)
Size (width x height)72.3 x 144 millimeters (2.85 x 5.67 in)72.4 x 142.1 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)
Weight162 grams (5.67 ounces)155 grams (5.43 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIPX7 certified: water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
HardwareMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6737 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 412 MSM8916v2 (28nm)
CPU processor1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A531.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP2 550MhzQualcomm Adreno 306 450Mhz
RAM memory1GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.0
8GB (4GB available)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~67% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)294 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)
LTE Cat4 700/1700/2100/2600 (Bands 4,7,28)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
2ª cameraMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (720x480)HD (1280x720)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.264, H.263, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Metallic Cherry, Fine Gold
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, White
- Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation
- Motorola Assist
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)
HC60
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh2470 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy780 minutes | 13 hours | 0.5 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1725)Motorola Moto G3 (XT1543 8GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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