It is not that common for smartphones to be released at CES, but here we are at the start of 2021 with Motorola bursting out of the gate with a full refresh to its G-Series phones, with a new Moto G Play, Moto G Power, and Moto G Stylus. In addition to the trio of G-Series smartphones, Motorola released an upgrade to the Moto one 5G, with the Moto one 5G ace.
With this announcement, Motorola spreads all four phones across the entry-level and midrange smartphone categories. Starting with the company’s only entry-level offering, the Moto G Play, looks can be deceiving. For an entry-level phone, it has an impressive 6.5" Max Vision HD+ display with a 20:9 cinematic aspect ratio, the same aspect ratio as every other phone in the lineup. It also has comparable battery capabilities, with a 5000mAh capacity that can last for roughly 3 days. Its entry-level status lies mainly in its Snapdragon 460 processor and camera system. It is the only model with two rear cameras, a 13MP main and 2MP depth sensor.
Solidly into the midrange are the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus. Compared to the G Play, these phones deliver better images, especially at night, with the use of quad-pixel technology. Motorola uses this for each of the 48MP main cameras. The company also upgrades the processor to a solid Snapdragon 600-series CPU. The G Power houses a Snapdragon 662, while the G Stylus has a Snapdragon 678.
Within this category, the G Power and G Stylus differ primarily in storage capacity and with the inclusion of a built-in stylus on the aptly named G Stylus. The G Power gives you a choice between 32GB or 64GB; the G Stylus doubles that to 128GB. The extra storage can be used for the drawings and notes you can create exclusively with the G Stylus. For those who desire those features and precision navigation, it is the only choice.
To accommodate stylus use, Motorola gave the G Stylus the largest screen of the bunch at 6.8", though the G Power’s display is still pretty sizable at 6.6". Rounding out photo capabilities, both have a 2MP macro and depth sensor, but the G Stylus edges out the G Power with a fourth lens: an 8MP ultrawide. The G Stylus comes out ahead on the front of the phone, too, doubling the G Power’s 8MP camera with a 16MP option that also incorporates quad-pixel tech.
Outside of the G-Series is the Moto one 5G ace, sitting alone at the upper end of the midrange tier. Compared to the G Stylus, it has a fractionally smaller screen at 6.7" and has the same rear/front camera system, minus the 2MP depth sensor. However, it more than makes up for that in speed. The fast Snapdragon 750G processor and support for 5G Sub-6 networks gives demanding users the ability to enjoy smoother online mobile gaming and video content streaming at up to 4K.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is a phone upgrade, you can find the entire lineup of new 2021 Motorola smartphones at B&H. Enjoy impressive mobile entertainment capabilities while saving money with the Moto G Play. Give yourself more mobile photography options with the Moto G Power. Utilize the versatility that only a built-in stylus can offer with the Moto G Stylus. Or you can take the leap into 5G speeds with the Moto one 5G ace.
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