1. mattyk69's Avatar

    I am looking for a new phone and I am conflicted between the Moto G 3rd Gen (1GB Model) and the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. Both are the same price and the Xperia is much more powerful but I have read online that the phone heats up fairly quickly from simple tasks such as a few minutes of web browsing or listening to music. The heat issue is really the only thing stopping me from getting the Xperia, does the phone really heat up to a dangerous level? Does the Moto G have a heat issue? Is it worth buying the less powerful phone simply because of this?
    10-03-2015 05:55 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I don't have details about CPU temps, but I would suggest that from a support standpoint, it might be better to go with Motorola. What I've observed from Sony over the past few years is that they introduce a phone with impressive hardware, then proceed to forget about it maybe a year later (especially if it isn't one of their flagships). The tenuous nature of their mobile business also worries me a bit--many people were speculating a little while ago that Sony would just leave the space, but then they asserted that they were going to continue (despite losing money).

    Although there has been a bit of an uproar recently about Motorola ditching support for some of its prominent phones from as recently as 2014, I would still trust them more with more prolonged support.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-03-2015 08:55 PM
  3. mattyk69's Avatar
    The phone would be a 2year contract so it is probably better going with Motorola if this is the case, I am new to Andorid but I have read that the Motorola will be getting Android 6.0 at some point, I imagine this would future proof the device for some time?
    10-04-2015 04:14 AM
  4. Grobi93's Avatar
    Get the Moto G3, it is a better phone.
    10-04-2015 04:20 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You are correct, Motorola has announced that they will be updating the 2015 Moto G to Marshmallow: Motorola commits to Marshmallow updates for select phones, will retire Moto Assist and Migrate | Android Central
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-04-2015 01:25 PM
  6. Abdelaziz Khabthani's Avatar
    even the moto g3 1gb version is getting the update ?
    01-06-2016 10:04 AM

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