While some phone makers only offer a stylus with high-end smartphones, Motorola has been selling a line of mid-range Moto G Stylus handsets for years for folks willing to sacrifice specs (and some stylus functionality) in pursuit of a more affordable price tag.
This year’s Moto G Stylus (2022) ups the ante in some key areas: it has a more RAM, a bigger battery, an updated camera system and a higher screen refresh rate than last year’s model, while keeping the same $300 price tag. But Motorola also swapped out a mid-range Qualcomm processor for a mid-range MediaTek chip, which could be more of a lateral move.
Motorola is taking orders for the new Moto G Stylus now and expects to begin shipping the phone February 17, 2022.
Here’s a run-down of some of the phone’s key specs:
|Moto G Stylus (2022)|
2460 x 1080 pixels
20:9 aspect ratio
90 Hz refresh rate
Stylus (docks inside phone)
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G88|
microSD card reader (up to 512GB)
8MP ultra-wide angle (118 degree FoV) + macro
|Ports||USB 2.0 Type-C|
|Water resistance||“Water repellent” but not waterproof|
(no 5G or NFC)
|Security||Fingerprint reader (side)|
|Dimensions||170.21 x 75.9 x 9.45mm|