The Moto G series has finally a 5G model. This is one of the most popular budget series around, that now caters to people who want a 5G connectivity for their phone. Meet the latest Moto G 5G plus. It's not just a phone for 5G but also a heavy specs step up in a range of other areas. The first phone in the G series was introduced only 9 months ago, and barely a month since the last one. The phone also gets the biggest screen of any other device in the Moto G. It comes with a 6.7-inches diagonally, and it's also got a 21:9 aspect ratio. Plus, this is the first Moto G phone to have a fingerprint sensor mounted on the side.
So, the Moto G 5G plus is the biggest step for a Moto G phone in a while. As per news the company's Motorola Edge just came out and the next Moto flagship Razr 2020 is likely coming soon. The phone was initially launched in the UK and Europe, but not confirmed for the other regions so far. The biggest change is the vertical camera bump and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The placement doesn't feel comfortable; especially if you have small hands.
The Moto G 5G (weird name, right) has a massive six cameras in total, which is a huge number for a budget-category phone. On the rear of the handset there's a 48MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth-sensing camera, then on the front there's a 16MP main and another 8MP ultra-wide snapper for solo and group selfies respectively. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 765G chipset, which is surprisingly advanced. The phone comes in either 4GB or 6GB of RAM models. The phone is 5G-compatible too as we mentioned earlier. The Moto G 5G plus operates on Android 10, with a Google-made UI, and not a custom overlay as most manufacturers use. If budget is your main concern, and you can wait, this could be your phone but there are certainly better 5G phones out there with a better camera.
Since Motorola has re-surfaced, it is flooding the smartphone industry with mobile phones of almost similar options. Almost a month ago, the company launched the OneFusion plus, and now we have another model in the mid-range phone. The Motorola one function isn't anything special when it comes to the hardware specs. It is a more economical version of its predecessor Motorola One fusion plus.
The major difference between the One Fusion and the earlier One Fusion plus, the latter features a 16-MP front-facing camera that rises to the occasion. The One Fusion's unspecified front camera, in contrast, hides insides a tiny waterdrop notch on the phone's massive 6.5-inch display screen. Despite its size, however, that Max Visions display HD+ resolution.
The Motorola One Fusion is powered by an old Snapdragon 710 with 4GB of RAM. You get 64GB as internal storage but that can be extended if you want to. There is also a traditional fingerprint scanner for security on the rear side, though we don't know anything about the headphone jack yet. The Motorola One Fusion's selling point is its battery and cameras.
The phone features a 5,000mAh battery that is advertised to last up to 48-hours, depending on how you use it. The One Fusion sports a 6.5-inch Max Vision HD+ display with a waterdrop notch, unlike the notch-less One Fusion+ screen. Optics-wise, it boasts a 48MP main camera with Quad Pixel technology. This is joined by an ultra-wide-angle lens with a 118-degree field of view, a Macro Vision camera, and a depth sensor.
There isn't any news on the price yet, but the One Fusion is expected to get a lower price than the 300 euro for the plus variant. The phone is available now in various countries of Latin America and will be launched in Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the next month.
Motorola astonished the tech world last year when it reappeared with its iconic Razr flip phone as a foldable smartphone. It worked well and got lots of attention from its fan base but its success was overshadowed by the more powerful Galaxy Z flip from Samsung. However, in December, the company revealed that they are working on a 5G version of the Razr, and recently they announced a revamp of the upcoming smartphone.
The Motorola Razr was the first vertically foldable phone to hit the market on Feb 6, 2019. It features a 6.2-inch display and a secondary 2.69-inch glass display when folded. Razr was a rather unimpressive mid-range smartphone, packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a 16MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, Android 9 Pie, and a 2,510mAh battery. The Galaxy Z Flip, on the other hand, had an arguably better display in terms of look and feel, a better processor, more RAM, more storage, a larger battery, newer software, faster charging, and better cameras.
According to the latest rumors and leaks, the second-generation Motorola Razr has the code name "smith". The foldable is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a 2,845mAh battery. The rear camera is also getting an upgrade to Samsung's 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor while the front camera is getting upgraded to a 20MP shooter.
The device will run Android 10 out-of-the-box, presumably with Motorola's many improvements to the Quick View display. The dimensions of the main "Flex View" and closed "Quick View" display themselves, as far as we know, haven't changed from the first-generation model, though we hope that Motorola will introduce enhancements like a layer of Ultra-Thin Glass. Razr will support 5G connectivity, made possible with the inclusion of the Snapdragon 765 with its Snapdragon X52 modem.
The phone's high performance speaks for itself. As it is powered by a very fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC processor. The phone features a powerful triple camera array consisting of 108MP main camera lens, 8MP telephoto lens, and 16MP ultra-wide sensor. Although the camera hardware is impressive as it is, it turns out that the real power of the device lies in several software-based features that further enhance the photography experience of the user.
But the biggest selling point or should we say, the only thing that differentiates it from other premium phones is its video enhancement solution, developed by a Swedish company. As per the official sources, the Motorola has collaborated with Imint, to integrate their video stabilization solution on the Motorola Edge plus. This will enable video makers, vloggers to shoot high-quality videos right from their smartphones.
The Vidhance video stabilization technology works with active optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS) to reduce the unwanted shakiness, and motion blur due to sudden movements and shakes. The company claims that the Motorola Edge plus can shoot amazing videos with greater stability even in low-light situations. Vidhance dynamic blur reduction technology helps to minimize the motion blur caused by low shutter speed and abrupt movements.
Do you need a phone with a bigger battery size but with a less price tag? Motorola has recently unveiled the Moto G8 power lite, an affordable phone with a huge 5,000mAh battery. Just a couple of months ago, the company introduced the Moto G8 Power smartphone. The Lite version offers almost the same specifications but comes with a reasonably impressive price that is less than $200.
The device has a 6.5-inch HD+ display, the Moto G8 Power lite is powered by the powerful MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. The device comes with an expandable storage option that allows you to increase the storage up to 256Gb with a microSD card. As this is a power device it lives up to its name by featuring a high-capacity battery but relies on a micro USB port with charging at up to 10W speeds.
When it comes to the photography section, the device doesn't take it lite. At the rear side, you will find a triple camera array that has a 16-megapixel primary sensor, 2-megapixel macro lens, and 2-megapixel depth sensor. The selfie camera has an 8-megapixel lens and is housed within a display notch. There is also a rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint scanner to open the phone using biometric prints.
The only drawback here is that the device is still relying on the older version of Android Pie rather than Android 10 out of the box. Moto isn't very good with software updates and that makes us wonder that if the users will get the updated OS anytime sooner or not. The company has launched the phone in two amazing colors - turquoise and blue. It will be soon available for sale in selected markets like Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania over the coming weeks.