Motorola swung for the fences earlier this year with a new premium phone, but make no mistake: Reliable, low-cost devices are still the brand’s bread and butter. And now, smartphone shoppers on a budget have two more to choose from.
The $200 (GH₵1,154.93) Moto G Fast has all the makings of a solid budget phone, but there’s something we really need to address upfront: Motorola’s questionable branding. This year’s Moto G Power has a huge, 5,000mAh battery. The Moto G Stylus has, well, a stylus. With that in mind, you might expect the Moto G Fast to be the fastest of Motorola’s mid-range offerings, but that’s simply not that case.
Since it uses the same Snapdragon 665 chipset as the two phones I just mentioned, the best the G Fast could do is match their performance. That seems pretty unlikely when you consider the G Fast packs 3GB of RAM — that’s 1GB less than either of those others Moto Gs. Put another way, in no way is this phone faster than any of Motorola’s other mid-range phones.
$200 gets you a 6.4-inch “Max Vision” display running at 1560×720, 32GB of internal storage, support for microSD cards as large as 512GB, a 4,000mAh battery, and 10W rapid charging. Shutterbugs will find a surprisingly flexible trio of cameras around back, too: The G Fast uses the same 16-megapixel main, 2-megapixel macro and 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensors as the Moto G Power. Throw in a typically clean build of Android 10 with the “My UI” features Motorola introduced on the Moto Edge Plus, and you’ve got a decent little package for the price.
Moto E runs Android 10 and sports 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (up from 16GB last year), a 3,550mAh battery, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 6.2-inch display running at the same 1520×720 as its big brother. It’s worth noting that the screen Motorola went with this year is much bigger than what we got in the prior year’s model, so it’s a good time to be shopping for phones on the cheap. And then there are the cameras.
Motorola likes to say the Moto E has a dual-camera system, which is technically true: A 2-megapixel depth sensor indeed sits above the 13-megapixel main camera.
Thankfully, the wait shouldn’t be too long like the G Fast, the new Moto E will go on sale at a smattering of online and physical retailers on June 12th.
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