We may be nearing the end of the week, but Motorola isn’t coasting into the weekend, because the company today took the wraps off of two new Moto G series devices.
The Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power are now official. As its name suggests, the Moto G Stylus comes with a pen that you pull out from the bottom of the phone’s body, letting you more easily edit photos, take notes, sketch, and more. Motorola has even made a new Moto Notes app that’ll launch when you take the stylus out, even if the phone isn’t unlocked.
Camera performance is another focus of the Moto G Stylus. It’s got a triple rear camera system with a 48MP main sensor that has an f/1.7 aperture and Quad Pixel technology that combines four pixels into one, getting you a 12MP image that’s sharper and brighter. The 16MP ultra-wide angle action cam has a 117-degree field of view and lets you take landscape videos while in portrait mode, and a 2MP macro camera will help you get better close-up shots.
The Moto G Stylus features a 6.4-inch FHD+ display with a hole-punch where its 16MP selfie cam lives, and there are dual stereo speakers for a better entertainment experience. A 3.5mm headphone jack is included, too, which is something you don’t see on every phone nowadays.
Inside there’s an octa-core Snapdragon 665 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot. A 4000mAh battery is powering the Moto G Stylus, and you’ll recharge that battery over USB-C at up to 10W speeds. A fingerprint reader is included as well.
On the software side, the Moto G Stylus comes equipped with Android 10 and a “clean, bloatware-free software experience.” Motorola is also touting a new Moto Gametime app that’s included with the Moto G Stylus and will block interruptions while you’re gaming.
Motorola says that the Moto G Stylus will be available unlocked this spring in the U.S. for $299.99. It’ll also be available from Verizon, Metro by T-Mobile, and Republic Wireless in the U.S., as well as Videotron in Canada.
And then there’s the Moto G Power. This one’s all about battery life, packing a 5000mAh battery that Motorola says will last you up to three days on a single charge.
The Moto G Power has a triple rear camera setup of its own that includes a 16MP main sensor with f/1.7 aperture and phase detection autofocus, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens with 118-degree field of view, and a 2MP macro cam. The front camera is a 16MP sensor with Quad Pixel tech.
Like its Moto G Stylus sibling, the Moto G Power is equipped with a 6.4-inch FHD+ screen, dual stereo speakers, and a fingerprint reader. There’s an octa-core Snapdragon 665 processor in there, too, as well as 4GB of RAM. 64GB of storage is bult-in, and a microSD card slot will let you add up to 512GB of additional storage if you need it.
Motorola plans to launch the Moto G Power unlocked in the U.S. this spring for $249.99. It’ll also be available on Verizon, U.S. Cellular, Consumer Cellular, Republic Wireless, and Xfinity Mobile. Folks in Canada can expect it on Videotron and Freedom Mobile this spring.
What do you think of the two newest entries in Motorola’s popular Moto G series?