Motorola takes the wrap off its three new G-series mid-range phones. Motorola says that it has a great understanding of mid-tier markets like no others, but we’re not sure if it stands true now. Still, props to them for pushing out mid-rangers with unique features like stylus.
Moto G Stylus (2021)
Starting with the Moto G Stylus (2021), the phone brings a 6.8-inch screen, which is quite huge, also the first and the biggest of its kind on a G-series ever. To fully utilize the screen, Motorola has packed a “push-pen” stylus — it has a clicky top that helps you pull it out of its cradle inside the phone (like the recent Galaxy Note series).
Running the show inside is a Snapdragon 678 chipset with Android 10 and Motorola’s custom software like the Moto Note app to make use of the phone’s stylus. The stylus will come in handy while sketching something or to highlight text and copy it to another app.
The phone comes in only one memory variant, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, though you do get a microSD card slot for expansion. The battery is set at 4,000mAh capacity but sadly it only supports 10W for charging.
At the back of the phone is a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor and f/1.7 lens. Accompanying it is an 8MP ultrawide with 118-degree FoV, while the remaining two are 2MP macro and depth helper. The front has a 16MP module with pixel binning support for selfies. The main camera is capable of recording 4K 30 fps videos, whilst the ultra-wide and selfie cam can shoot timelapse.
The Moto G Stylus can be purchased for a price of $300, which is around NPR 35,000 in Nepal. Shipping will begin on January 13.
Moto G Power (2021)
The Moto G Power (2021) misses out on a stylus and a bigger screen, but it gets a bigger battery — a 5,000mAh unit that is said to last 3 days on a single charge.
The phone ships with a 10W charger but it supports up to 15W charging, which is one step up from the Moto G Stylus. The downgrade, however, is inside. The phone has a less powerful Snapdragon 662 chipset accompanied by 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Of course, you still get a MicroSD slot for expansion.
Another downgrade is seen at the front with a 720p panel. Also, even if the phone gets a 48MP main camera, it can only shoot 1080p resolution video. Again, there’s no ultra-wide sensor, however, you still get two 2MP modules.
The Moto G Power (2021) goes for a starting price of $250 with shipping starting from January 13.
Moto G Play (2021)
Out of the three smartphones, the Moto G Play (2021) is the most affordable one, with a price tag of $170. For that price, you get a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with 720p resolution, Android 10 OS, a Snapdragon 460 chipset with 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
The 5,000mAh battery is present here as well with 3 days of usage and 10W charging standard.
For the camera, we have a 13MP main module, a 2MP depth helper, and a 5MP selfie shooter which is placed inside a notch.
With Motorola officially making an entry in Nepal a month ago it’s safe to say that we’ll at least see one of these smartphones here. But the question remains that if it’ll have a competitive edge over other makers like Xiaomi, Samsung, and Vivo.