January 25, 2021
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Motorola shovels the 2021 Moto G lineup onto the market

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Motorola has announced most of its 2021 lineup all at once, so we have a big pile of phones to sift through. Meet the Moto G Play (2021), Moto G Power (2021), Moto G Stylus (2021), and Motorola One 5G Ace. These names all really roll off the tongue.

There’s no way we’re making sense of this without a big table, so here we go:

Moto G Play (2021) Moto G Power (2021) Moto G Stylus (2021) Motorola One 5G Ace
STARTING PRICE $169.99 $199.99 / $249.99 $299.99 $399.99
SCREEN 6.5-inch 1600×720p LCD 6.6-inch 1600×720p LCD 6.8-inch 2400×1080 LCD 6.7-inch 2400×1080 LCD
CPU Snapdragon 460
(Four 1.8GHz Cortex A73 cores,
four A53 cores, 11nm)
Snapdragon 662
(Four 2GHz, Cortex A73 cores,
four A53 cores, 11nm)
Snapdragon 678
(two 2.2GHz Cortex A76 cores,
six A53 cores, 11nm)
Snapdragon 750G 5G
(two Cortex 2.2GHz A77 cores,
six A55 cores, 8nm)
RAM 3GB 3GB or 4GB 4GB 6GB
STORAGE 32GB 32GB or 64GB 128GB 128GB
CAMERA 13MP Main
2MP Depth
5MP Front
48MP Main
2MP Depth
2MP Macro
8MP Front
48MP Main
8MP Wide Angle
2MP Macro2MP Depth
16MP Front
48MP Main
8MP Wide Angle
2MP Macro
16MP Front
PORTS USB-C, headphone jack
BATTERY 5000mAh 5000mAh 4000mAh 4000mAh
NFC No No No Yes

If we compare this to last year’s lineup that was announced around this time, the cheapest phone used to be the $150 Moto E (2020) and now it’s the Moto G Play (2021) at $170.  That extra $20 includes a big battery upgrade from 3550mAh to 5000mAh, an extra GB of RAM, and an upgrade from Micro-USB to the modern world of USB-C. Everything has a big 5000mAh battery other than the Moto G Stylus, which has to carve out some space for storage of the eponymous stylus.

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