Motorola Announces 3 New Moto G Phones, Motorola One 5G Ace

Motorola One 5G Ace

It may be early on a Friday, but Motorola has four new budget phones for you to get excited about, Moto budget phone lover. The 2021 versions of the Moto G Stylus, Moto G Power, and Moto G Play are official, as is a new phone, the Motorola One 5G Ace. With prices starting at $169 and topping out at $399, they should have a phone for anyone not looking to make a dent in the bank account.

Since there are four, and each is quite different, let’s dive into them one by one.

Motorola One 5G Ace

Motorola One 5G Ace

As the highest-end phone of the bunch, and the only outside of the Moto G family, we’ll start with the Motorola One 5G Ace.

This phone is powered by a Snapdragon 750G 5G chipset and features a 6.7″ FHD LCD display, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage (with SD slot), 5000mAh battery with 15W charging, USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, single speaker, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, rear fingerprint reader, and Android 10.

On the back, there is a triple camera made up of 48MP standard (bins to 12MP), 8MP wide, and 2MP macro lenses. The front selfie camera weighs in at 16MP.

This is a plastic 5G phone that works on sub-6 networks and will see 1 major OS update and 2 years of security patches. It comes in Volcanic Grey (above) and Frosted Silver (top).

The One 5G Ace is available unlocked on January 14 for $399. You’ll find it at places like Best Buy, Amazon, Motorola, and B&H Photo. At some point in the future, carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Google Fi will pick it up too.

Moto G Stylus (2021)

Moto G Stylus 2021

For the creative types, the Moto G Stylus is a massive phone that adds in a stylus to let you jot down notes, mark-up screenshots, and take control of the entire experience without your finger.

This phone is powered by a Snapdragon 678 chipset and features a 6.8″ FHD display, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage (with SD slot), 4000mAh battery with 18W charging, USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, single speaker, Bluetooth 5.0, power button fingerprint reader, and Android 10. It does not have NFC.

On the back, there is a quad camera made up of 48MP standard (bins to 12MP), 8MP wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth lenses. The front selfie camera weighs in at 16MP.

This is a plastic non-5G phone and will see 1 major OS update and 2 years of security patches. It comes in Aurora Black and Aurora White. As a “Stylus” phone, it does indeed come with a stylus that pops out from the bottom.

The Moto G Stylus is available unlocked on January 14 for $299. You’ll find it at places like Best Buy, Amazon, Motorola, and B&H Photo. At some point in the future, carriers like Boost Mobile, Cricket, and Republic Wireless will pick it up too.

Moto G Power (2021)

Moto G Power 2021

As the name suggests, the Moto G Power is all about battery life. Oh, you thought “power” meant powerful? Nah, man, this phone isn’t spec’d out, but it does have a big ol’ 5000mAh battery that could last up to 3 days, Motorola says.

This phone is powered by a Snapdragon 662 chipset and features a 6.6″ HD LCD display, 3GB (Best Buy) or 4GB RAM, 32GB (Best Buy) or 64GB storage (with SD slot), 5000mAh battery with 15W charging, USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, single speaker, Bluetooth 5.0, power button fingerprint reader, and Android 10. It does not have NFC.

On the back, there is a triple camera made up of 48MP standard (bins to 12MP), 2MP macro, and 2MP depth lenses. The front selfie camera weighs in at 8MP.

This is a plastic non-5G phone and will see 1 major OS update and 2 years of security patches. It comes in Flash Gray, Polar Silver, and Glowing Blue.

The Moto G Power is available unlocked on January 14 for $199 (32GB) and $249 (64GB). You’ll find it at places like Best Buy, Amazon, Motorola, and B&H Photo. At some point in the future, carriers like Boost Mobile, Cricket, Verizon, Google Fi, and Republic Wireless will pick it up too.

Moto G Play (2021)

Moto G Play 2021

The cheapest of the bunch is the Moto G Play, and to be honest, there isn’t a ton to like here unless you have an extremely limited budget. Motorola cut the processor down, lowered the resolution, and is giving you the basic 2-camera experience.

This phone is powered by a Snapdragon 460 chipset and features a 6.5″ HD LCD display, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (with SD slot), 5000mAh battery with 10W charging, USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, single speaker (bottom), Bluetooth 5.0, rear fingerprint reader, and Android 10. It does not have NFC.

On the back, there is a dual camera made up of 13MP standard and 2MP depth lenses. The front selfie camera weighs in at 5MP.

This is a plastic non-5G phone and will see 1 major OS update and 2 years of security patches. It comes in Flash Gray and Misty Blue.

The Moto G Play is available unlocked on January 14 for $169. You’ll find it at places like Best Buy, Amazon, Motorola, and B&H Photo. At some point in the future, carriers like AT&T, Cricket, Google Fi, T-Mobile, and Verizon will pick it up too.

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