Motorola is bigger than anyone reading this. It has gone through many changes over the decades, such as spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions, and almost anything else that can happen to a company. Today, Motorola’s mobile avatar is emerging. After LG withdrew from the smartphone market, Moto increased its market share and became the third largest OEM in the US. It has succeeded not as a fancy flagship phone, but as an affordable, capable device that carriers want to have in their stores.
That’s a decent description of the company’s new phone, the Moto G Power. Yes, less than a year after the release of the Motorola G Power, but it’s a 2022 model. It will begin appearing on some carrier lineups early next year, but will be available across nearly all sales channels in a few months. When the phone arrives, it can be purchased for $200, which is slightly cheaper than the previous version. Moto changed the camera to a 50MP sensor and internally switched from Qualcomm to MediaTek. At the end of the day, for better or worse, that’s what you’d expect from a $200 Motorola phone.
The new Moto G power goes to a slightly underperforming MediaTek chip, and neither the 90Hz screen nor the 50MP camera make up for it.
- Brand: Motorola
- save it: 64 GB
- CPU: MediaTek Helio G37
- Note: 4 GB
- Operating System: Android 11
- Battery: 5000mAh, 15W charging
- Port: USB-C, headphone jack
- Display (size, resolution): 6.5″ 720 x 1600 LCD @ 90Hz
- Camera (Front): 8 MP
- Camera (Rear): 50MP primary, 2MP depth, 2MP macro
- Price: $199.99
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, BT 5.0
- Size: 167.2 x 76.5 x 9.4 mm, 203 grams
- Extreme battery life
- Clean version of Android
- There’s still a headphone jack.
- The $200 price will likely go down with carrier promotions.
- Low power hardware
- The display is low-resolution, dark and cut-out.
- It comes with outdated software and only received one major OS update.
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