Motorola has unveiled two new budget smartphones with big batteries, high screen refresh rates, and fairly low starting prices.

The new Moto G 5G (2024) will be available from wireless carriers later this month, and unlocked models are expected to sell for $200 when it hits retail in May. And the Moto G Power 5G (2024) is a model with a better screen, faster processor, and faster charging that will cost $300 when unlocked models go on sale March 29th. It will be available from select wireless carriers in the US starting a week earlier.

Both phones ship with Android 14, feature support for NFC, and have 120 Hz displays, 5,000 mAh batteries, 128GB of storage, microSD card readers, 3.5mm headphone jacks, and speakers with Dolby Atmos audio.

But the Moto G Power has a few key features that help justify its higher price:

Moto G Power 5G (2024)Moto G 5G (2024)
Display6.7 inches
2400 x 1280 pixels
120 Hz
6.6 inches
1612 x 720 pixels
120 Hz
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 7020Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
microSD card reader (up to 1TB)
Cameras (rear)50MP primary (w/OIS)
8MP ultrawide / macro
50MP primary
2MP macro
Camera (front)16MP8MP
Battery5,000 mAh
Charging30W (wired)
15W (wireless)
18W (wired)
OSAndroid 14
Dimensions167 x 76 x 9mm164 x 75 x 8mm
Weight201 grams194 grams
AvailabilityMarch 22 (Cricket, followed by other carrier)
March 29 (unlocked)
March 21 (T-Mobile, followed by other carriers)
May 2 (unlocked)

press release (via Tom’s Guide and Ars Technica)

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  1. I just got a Samsung A15 for $200 with an AMOLED screen. After having owned Motorola, Asus, LG, and few others, I think Samsung makes the best Android phones overall in terms of qualtiy, support, and reliability.

    1. I love how these Moto models are still rocking an LCD screen like it’s 2000’s. They are decent phones though. I’m not really a fan of Moto’s software but I don’t think I’d care for Samsung’s software either after testing Samsung Internet Browser. The closer to stock Android the easier it is to debloat without root. Debloating a moto can result in having to choose between keeping the Moto bloat and retaining Picture-In-Picture mode or removing both as Moto integrated the Picture In Picture feature into its own Suite of apps in order to have a nifty side-tray you can pull out for Pic-In-Pic apps.

      1. Motorola made a very nice flip phone, the E815, which was basically a more compact version of the RAZR. I really liked that phone, and kept it until the hinge broke.

        I purchased a MOTO G phone a few years ago, but immediately returned it. Don’t recall exactly why, but I think it may have been something to do with not being able to connect to a hidden WiFi network. There may have been a work around, but I didn’t have the patience to mess with it, and it was an otherwise unimpressive phone.

        Every Samsung phone I’ve had since has been far and away better than the others by a wide margin. The only reason I got the new Galaxy A15 is my Galaxy A30 just up and died after running perfectly since 2019. I figure with that amount of use, I got my money’s worth out of it.

        My Google Pixel 3 certainly didn’t last nearly as long, and charging was problematic. Eventually the battery started bulging. I hope the newer Pixel phones are better.