Jump to content

2020 Moto G goes up for pre-order today, $250 for a 5000mAh battery


Recommended Posts

2020 Moto G goes up for pre-order today, $250 for a 5000mAh battery

Motorola's low-end smartphone goes on sale with a pretty big battery.

The Motorola Moto G is no longer the fantastic phone it used to be, but Lenovorola is still pumping out yearly editions of the low-end smartphone. As was announced back in February, this year there are two Moto G phones, the Moto G Power and the Moto G Stylus, and they're up for pre-order today, with a ship date of April 16.


The two phones look basically identical, with 6.4-inch 2300×1080 LCDs, mostly all-screen designs (with a slightly taller bezel at the bottom), front cameras that live in a circular display cutout, and a vertical strip of cameras on the back. Both phones have the Snapdragon 665 SoC with 4GB of RAM, which is an 11nm, with eight Cortex A73-derivative CPUs running at 2.2Ghz.


The differences between the two phones are in the storage, battery, cameras, the stylus accessory, and, of course, the price. The cheaper Moto G Power is $250, with 64GB of storage, a 5000mAh battery, and three cameras: a 16MP main sensor, a 2MP macro lens, and a 8MP ultra-wide. The G Stylus loses a lot of battery in exchange for that stylus storage, and it's also 0.5mm thinner than the Power, so the $300 device has only a 4000mAh battery and 128GB of storage. The main camera is 48MP, then there's a 2MP macro lens, a 16MP "action cam," and the addition of laser autofocus.


Both phones have rear capacitive fingerprint readers (it's in the Motorola logo), MicroSD slots, headphone jacks, and USB-C ports with only 10W rapid charging. A real bummer is that there's no NFC, so no mobile payments.


Motorola doesn't care about updates, and anyone buying the 2020 Moto Gs should know they'll be stuck on the shipping version of the OS (which, thankfully, is Android 10) for a while. The 2019 phones, the Moto G7s, still haven't been upgraded to the six-month-old Android 10. The 2018 Moto G6 launched with Android 8 and got an Android 9 upgrade in July 2019, 11 months after the OS shipped.


The phones will be sold at all the usual suspects: Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart, and Amazon. Verizon will pick up both devices, and Motorola says one or the other should pop up at smaller outlets like US Cellular, Consumer Cellular, Google Fi, Republic Wireless, Xfinity Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, and Ting.



Source: 2020 Moto G goes up for pre-order today, $250 for a 5000mAh battery (Ars Technica)  


(To view the article's image gallery, please visit the above link)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...