The latest device in Lenovo’s Moto G line is moto g pure, a low-cost $159.99 phone coming to the US and Canada.
6.5-inch, 1600×720 LCD in specs; a MediaTek Helio G25 (that’s eight Cortex A53 CPUs built on a 12nm process); 3 GB RAM; 32GB storage; and 4000 mAh battery. There’s a microSD slot – which is what most will need, as the phone only has 32GB of storage – and a headphone jack. The camera bump on the back is doing its best flagship effect, but in terms of hardware, you’re getting a 13MP camera, a 2MP “depth sensor” and an LED flash. The front camera is of 5 MP.
The body is all plastic. The front has a teardrop camera notch with a large chin over the buttons, but again, the phone is cheap. The Motorola logo on the back also houses a fingerprint reader, which is a nice touch. The phone supports 2.4 and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5, but sadly there is no NFC. The USB-C port supports 10W charging and the phone runs on Android 11.
Motorola is very good at distributing these cheap phones in the US, and it has a long list of partners. For now, there are only US launch details; The phone will go on sale on October 14 at Best Buy, Walmart, B&H Photo, Amazon, Motorola.com and Verizon. Motorola says that the phone will be available for T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, AT&T, Cricket, US Cellular. , Consumer Cellular, Boost Mobile, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile and Republic Wireless “in the coming months.”