For its mid-range Moto G lineup of phones with new versions of Moto G Power, Moto G Stylus, and Moto G Play, which promise low prices and days of battery life across the board, Motorola is kicking off 2021 with refreshments.
Moto G Play
The Moto G Play (2021) is the most accessible of the three, going for $170. If you like what you see, units are available today. And what you see is a 720p IPS and Android 10 6.5-inch LCD running on a Snapdragon 460 chipset with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ram (plus a MicroSD slot).
This one also has a 5,000 mAh battery that guarantees 3 days of use between charges (it charges over USB-C at 10W). There are 3.5 mm jacks on all three G-series phones, and they all lack NFC.
A 13MP main cam (1080p/60fps video), a 2MP depth sensor, and a 5MP selfie camera are available in the camera department. The selfie cam is like the other three in a notch instead of a punch hole, underlining the budget alternative.
Moto G Stylus
The Moto G Stylus (2021) has a monitor of 6.8′ 1080p, the largest yet on a G-series. And it comes with a stylus “push-pen,” which has a clicky top that lets you pull it inside the phone from its sheath.
The phone is only equipped with one memory, Snapdragon 678, 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage (with a MicroSD slot for those who need more). The battery has a capacity of 4,000 mAh and only supports the regular 10W for charging.
With a 48MP main sensor (f/1.7, 0.8 μm), plus an 8MP ultrawide (118°), 2MP macro, and an additional 2MP depth sensor, the camera is identical to the Ace (also announced today). The selfie cam is a 16MP module with support for pixel binning. The main cam can capture 4 K 30 fps videos; the ultra-wide and selfie cams can shoot hyper-lapse.
You may order the Moto G Stylus today for $300, but remember that the first units will start shipping on January 13th.
Moto G Power
Compared to the Stylus, the Moto G Power (2021) goes for a bigger battery screen. And, of course, no stylus. On a single charge of 5,000 mAh, this one promises to last 3 days, compared to only 2 for the Stylus.
If you have the right power brick, you get a 10W charger in the pack, but the phone supports 15W. It also comes with the Snapdragon 662 Tamer chipset, combined with 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB of ram (with a free microSD slot ready for expansion).
The screen falls to a resolution of 720p. And although the phone retains the primary 48MP sensor, the video resolution is limited to 1080p. The ultra-wide module is also gone, but the two 2MP ones stay on board.
For $250, the latest G Power can be yours. Shipping begins on January 13th.