Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus announced with SD 665 SoC, punch-hole LCD display, and triple rear cameras
Ahead of MWC 2020, Lenovo-owned Motorola has announced two new G-series smartphones. The two smartphones are the Moto G Stylus and the Moto G Power. The latter one was earlier rumored to be called the Moto G8 Power, however.
The Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus are identical in look as they both sport a punch-hole cutout on the top-left portion of the display while the rear is stacked with a triple-rear-camera setup aligned in a vertical layout. The rear also has a fingerprint scanner integrated into the Motorola batwing logo.
The Moto G Stylus, as the name suggests, is accompanied by a Stylus Pen for creating notes and doodling. The G Stylus is the first smartphone from Motorola to be armed with a Stylus Pen.
The Moto G Stylus ensures that the users get to experience an S Pen at an affordable price instead of splurging a premium on a Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone. It is another matter that in order to balance the cost, Motorola skimps on pressure sensitivity and the Bluetooth functionality of the S Pen offered with the Galaxy Note devices.
Both the smartphones pack the same size 6.4-inch 1080×2300 full HD+ LCD screen with an unusual 19.17:9 aspect ratio and 300ppi pixel density. The Moto G Stylus, however, comes with an 89% screen-to-body ratio as compared to an 88% screen-to-body ratio of the Moto G Power.
Under the hood, both the smartphones are ticked by the same mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core SoC mated to a standard 4GB RAM. The G Power is equipped with 64GB built-in storage while the G Stylus features 128GB onboard storage.
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The duo has a storage expansion facility of up to 512GB via microSD card. On the software front, the devices boot Android 10 out-of-the-box with a stock overlay.
When it comes to the battery the Moto G Stylus packs a bigger battery rated at 5,000mAh versus a 4,000mAh battery found inside the Moto G Power.
Both the devices tack on a 16MP f/2.2 selfie shooter inside the punch-hole cutout, however, their triple-rear cameras differ in terms of resolution with the Moto G Stylus getting an edge over the Moto G Power.
The Moto G Stylus has 48MP f/1.7 primary sensor, 2MP macro lens, and a 16MP wide action camera in line with the Moto One Action smartphone. It is pertinent to note that the action camera is not for the still photography; rather it is intended for video shooting only.
The Moto G Power, on the other hand, comes with a 16MP f/1.7 primary sensor, 2MP macro lens, and an 8MP wide-angle sensor. As far as the autofocus is concerned, the Moto G Power has phase detection autofocus (PDAF) while the Moto G Stylus comes with laser autofocus.
Other notable aspects of both the smartphones include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as Dolby dual-stereo speakers.
The Moto G Stylus is priced at $299.99 (Approx. INR21,400) while the Moto G Power is set for $249.99 (Approx. INR17,800). The smartphones duo will soon be available to buy in the US and Canada. No information has, so far, been communicated by the company as to when the devices will be available in the International markets including India.