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Motorola's new economic proposals look unexpectedly good – Motorola

Motorola's new economic proposals look unexpectedly good – Motorola

Two new phones in the Moto G series bring big improvements.

Motorola's recent offerings in the budget cellphone segment have been lagged by lackluster design, pointless extra cameras, and indifferent technical specifications. But there seems to be hope on the horizon: the Moto G Power 5G and 2024 Moto G 5G look interesting, at least in theory.

Both devices finally offer NFC technology (why this feature was absent in previous versions remains a mystery) while being presented with interesting back surfaces, made of eco-friendly vegan leather. In fact, they also have a microSD card slot, as well as a built-in headphone jack, two convenient features that most mobile phone manufacturers abandoned years ago. The G Power 5G also offers wireless charging for the first time, a rare feature in the budget mobile segment. Prices will start at $199 for the Moto G 5G and $299 for the Moto G Power 5G.

The relatively more expensive Moto G Power features a 6.7-inch 1080p LCD display with a fast 120Hz refresh rate. It might be better to use a lower refresh rate OLED screen, but at $300 there are inevitably some compromises. It uses a MediaTek Dimensity 7020 chipset, with 8GB of RAM, and has only two cameras: a 50-megapixel central camera with optical stabilization, as well as an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle one with autofocus, which also performs macro duties. . .

The G Power supports 30W wired charging, though you'll need to buy a separate charger for the device to reach those speeds. It supports wireless charging up to 15 watts. The device contains a 5000 mAh battery, which is the same as the cheaper Moto G 5G.

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The simpler of the two new models is equipped with a first-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 chipset, with 4GB of RAM, and features a 6.6-inch 720p LCD display, also with a 120Hz refresh rate. The main camera is 50MP (the macro lens remains 2MP), while wired charging is up to 18W. Like the G Power, it's simply labeled “water resistant” and isn't certified for full dust or water resistance, which is unfortunate but to be expected in the budget category.

The changes are interesting, but as always, a lot will depend on practical implementation. Motorola's previous offering in the budget segment was riddled with bloatware, which severely limited its appeal. However, we'll soon find out exactly what Motorola has in store: the Moto G Power will be available from March 22 via Cricket Wireless, with other carriers following shortly after, with its unlocked version launching on March 29. The Moto G 5G will debut via T-Mobile on March 21, with the rest of the carriers following shortly after. Those interested in the unlocked version will have to wait a little longer, until May 2nd.