CES isn’t usually a big show for smartphones, but that hasn’t stopped Motorola from giving the entire Moto G range a big refreshment to start the year, along with a new version of Motorola’s most affordable 5G phone.
With the arrival of the new Moto G family and the new Moto One 5G Ace, Motorola will have a range of brands new phones for basically any price range under $ 400.
Motorola revives Moto G Play, starting at $ 170, as the most affordable handset in the group and although it is quite simple, it has most of covered basic things. You receive 6.5-inch display with dimensions of 1600 x 720 (yes, this is HD, not Full HD), Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chip, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage space, microSD card slot and a fairly large 5000 mAh battery.
There’s also a fingerprint sensor built into the Motorola logo on the back, and what looks like dual cameras, but is actually one—The Moto G Play has a 13-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera to help with portrait photos. And to round it all off, the Moto G Play has a relatively sturdy matte plastic back with little water resistance designed to protect small spills or rain.
Then we come to what may be my favorite phone from the group, Moto G Power, which retains the same 5000 mAh battery used in Moto G Play, but adds slightly better specifications. Depending on where you get it, the G Power will be available in two configurations: a $ 200 model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, or a $ 250 model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Whichever configuration you choose, the G Power also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, a slightly larger 6.6-inch display measuring 1600 x 720, a microSD card tray and three rear backs (48-MP main, 2-MP macro and 2-megapixel depth camera). For me G Power hits the budget sweet spot and is able to cover most of the basics without adding a lot of extra frills, although I’d like to see Motorola include either an ultra-wide or a telephoto camera in place of this macro lens.
Then there is Moto G Stylus, which starts at $ 300 and does its best to be a much more affordable alternative to Samsung’s high-end Galaxy Note line. This is because while the stylus is on (hidden in a convenient slot on the side of the phone), it doesn’t have the buttons or extra wireless features you get from Samsung’s S-pens.
to maintains all your drawings and notes-to meet the needs, Moto updated the Moto Notes application, while increasing the size of the G Stylus display to a 6.8-inch FHD + screen, with GStylus also gets a small boom in performance from G Power s Snapdragon 678 chip and 4 GB RAM and 128 GB standard storage. However, with a smaller 4000 mAh battery (and a larger screen), don’t expect the G Stylus’s battery life to be as good as the cheaper siblings.
However, the rear of the G Stylus has three real cameras: a 48-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and 2-megapixel macro camera (plus a fourth depth sensor). And instead of a Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor Both G Power and G Stylus receive side-mounted fingerprint readers located just below the power button and volume key on the right.
Finally, although technically not part of the Moto G family, there is the new Moto One 5G Ace. Starting at $ 400, the Moto One 5 Ace is now Motorola’s cheapest 5G phone and $ 100 less than the original Moto One 5G (which launched last fall), although it comes with the caveat that it only supports below 6Ghz 5G, but not faster mmWave 5G. Except for this one small detail, the other specifications of the Moto One 5G Ace they look pretty good for the money. That It comes with a Snapdragon 750G chip, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of memory and a large 5000 mAh battery, and some retailers also offer a model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of memory.
The front has a 6.7-inch 2400 x 1080 FHD + display and a 16-megapixel selfie camera (which the G Stylus also gets), while the rear has a similar camera setting as the G Stylus, with 48-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel, ultra-wide camera and 2-megapixel macro camera.
All said, with the new Moto One 5G Ace and the Moto G, Motorola seems to be looking to absorb even more of the budget and mid-range phone market. Moto may have made a phone too much, because if you look at the specifications and features, there are not as many differences between the models as you would expect.
But there are some nice sequences in all these phones, including retention of the 3.5mm audio jack, a generally clean approach to Android and improvements to many basic apps and features, such as the night mode of the Moto camera.
Still, it seems strange to me that while the Moto One 5G has NFC support, which you need to use apps like Google Pay, Motorola has failed to add NFC to one of the cheaper Moto G phones. But what could be more Most embarrassing is that all of these phones will arrive with Android 10, not Android 11, which officially launches in September. And while Moto says it will provide an update to Android 11 sometime in the future, it’s the only major Android update each of these phones is planned to receive, which is a real thing for anyone thinking of keeping these phones for more than a year. .
But if you are looking for a new budget phone, Moto the year begins, giving you a bunch of opportunities. The new Moto G and Moto One Ace 5G family will be available unlocked by a number of retailers from January 14.