Motorola is expanding its line of Moto G smartphones more than once, now with the 2022 models of the Moto G 5G and Moto G Stylus 5G. It’s no exaggeration to say that modern cheap phones have had much of their success with the original Moto G. This early 2013 model was so revolutionary that one should expect a smartphone for under $200. The Moto G looked good, it was well built and the specs were surprisingly good for the money. If there’s a perfectly frugal phone out there, the Moto G is the closest I’ve ever seen.
Subsequent Moto Gs may not have been as magical, which certainly didn’t stop Motorola from climbing as fast as possible. Currently, Motorola has listed 11 Moto G devices on its site in the US, two of which have already launched in 2022. Following the updated models of the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus launched earlier this year, Motorola is now launching new versions of the Moto G 5G and Moto G Stylus 5G.
Face logo, the Moto G 5G and Moto G Stylus 5G stand out for their prices – and it doesn’t make sense. The former starts at $399, while the latter starts at $499. The $399 Moto G 5G is significantly cheaper than the LTE Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus, both selling for $199 and $299 respectively. the new Moto G Stylus 5G is $100 more expensive than its predecessor of the same name. These big price increases suggest big improvements over the hood, but in reality the two new Moto Gs are more similar.
Starting with the Moto G 5G, the cheapest of the two Motorola devices is an interesting product. Instead of a more widely used Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, the Moto G 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700. The Dimensity 700 is an octa-core chip with two high-density cores and six low-power. It is a good silicon layer, but was first announced in November 2020 and is based on the older 7nm production design. It also comes with 4 or 6 GB of RAM and a range of between 64 or 256 GB of storage (which you can expand up to 1 TB).
The fabric is also strange. It’s quite large at 6.5 poles and has an update rate of 90 Hz, but the resolution is limited to just 1600 x 720 HD+ and has an LCD screen. It’s a similar story for battery life. The 5000 mAh battery is fantastic, but with charging speeds of just 10W it should slow down a bit back to a full charge.
Other specifications include a continuous texture of pit and rust. The 50MP main camera looks promising, but it is accompanied by two macro sensors and 2MP detachable depth. The IP52 water resistance rating and the 3.5mm laptop are good, but there is no NFC for Google Pay.
As you’d expect from a phone that costs $100 or more, the new Moto G Stylus 5G has more impressive specs in almost every way. Instead of an old MediaTek chip is the Snapdragon 695. It’s only a year older than the Dimensity 700, but the 6nm design means it should be faster and more efficient than everyday use. The Moto G Stylus 5G also comes with up to 8GB of RAM and has base storage up to 128GB (also expandable to 1TB).
The tela is also better. There’s also an LCD panel, which is larger at 6.8 inches, has a faster 120Hz update rate and is much smoother than a Full HD+ resolution. The 5000 mAh battery is the same, including Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support for faster charging times. In terms of cameras, the Moto G Stylus 5G has a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle/macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. It has the same water resistance rating IP52 and 3.5mm earphones, and u Phase get NFC for or Google Pay.
Motorola appears to have a launch date of April 28 for the Moto G Stylus 5G, followed by the Moto G 5G which hits stores on May 19. Unlocked models are available at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, as well as a variety of operator options from AT&T, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile, and many more.
Embedding the Moto G 5G and the Moto G Stylus 5G can look good in a bowl, it’s hard to compete well with other economical devices available today. The OnePlus Nord N20 5G (excluding T-Mobile) offers a Snapdragon 695, an AMOLED display, and 33W charging fines for just US$280. The US$449 Galaxy A53 5G is even more competitive, offering a 120-AMOLED display. Hz , a 5,000 mAh battery, a 25 W charge and four years of OS updates – a big improvement over the promised Android upgrades for the Moto G 5G and Moto G Stylus 5G. This isn’t to say there isn’t a market for the two most recent Motorola devices, but given how much the company is charging for them, both seem more deceiving than usual.