Motorola Announces Moto G Power and Stylus Smartphones

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Motorola just unveiled two new smartphones, the Moto G Power and G Stylus. Fans of the G series know these smartphones regularly deliver some of the best value and bang-for-buck performance on the market. Based on their specs, the G Power and G Stylus look to continue that reputation, thanks to bigger displays, better processors, more memory, and beefed-up camera systems—all at a very wallet-friendly price.

True to its name, the Moto G Power boasts a number of robust features that live up to its moniker. For starters, it packs a 5,000mAh battery that can deliver days—not just hours—of uninterrupted use. It also features an upgraded camera setup that includes three lenses on the back (16MP wide, 8MP ultrawide with a 118° FOV, and a 2MP macro lens) and a 16MP hole-punched lens on the front. The G Power's FHD+ Max Vision display measures 6.4", making it larger than last year's model. There's additional power inside, as well. Beneath the G Power's hood is a very capable Snapdragon 665 chipset, which isn't the most cutting-edge CPU available, but it's plenty to guarantee strong, reliable performance. Supporting that chip are 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory, as well as a microSDXC slot, in case you need some extra room. Like its predecessors, the G Power runs a near-stock version of the latest Android OS with a few Motorola-specific flourishes skinned over the software.

moto g power
moto g power

The Moto G Stylus is an exciting new entry into the Moto G family. In terms of specs, it's similar to the G Power in many categories. It has the same screen size, same processor, and the same amount of RAM. However, there are some very notable differences between the two. Let's start with the obvious: the stylus. As its name implies, the G Stylus does indeed come with its very own built-in stylus—a first for Motorola. In terms of form and function, it's a pretty standard stylus—you can use it to draw, edit photos, etc. But considering the fact that Android phones with built-in styli are pretty rare, and those that do come with a stylus often three times as much, it's an impressive feature. Another impressive feature is the Moto G Stylus's camera system. It's more powerful the G Power's setup and features a 48MP quad-pixel main camera, a 16MP ultrawide, and the dedicated 2MP macro lens. Like the G Power, the Moto G Stylus also has a hole-punched 16MP selfie camera on the front. The Moto G Stylus also comes with more memory than the Moto G Power—128GB vs. 64GB—which justifies its slightly higher cost.

moto g stylus
moto g stylus

Despite their long list of features, neither phone supports NFC or wireless charging, which could be a deal breaker for some customers. Otherwise, both the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power look excellent candidates for best budget phone of the year.

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