Motorola’s most budget 2021 phone ever
In the holiday shopping season, Motorola is squeezing in another budget-friendly phone into its 2021 Moto G lineup – the Moto G Pure.
At $159.99, the Moto G Pure is the least expensive member of Motorola’s lineup, with the previously released Moto G Play only priced at $169 (before the discount) by about $10 more. On the other hand, both the Moto G Power and G Stylus are priced significantly higher at $199 and $299 respectively.
The biggest difference between Moto G Pure and G Play is in their processor. The G Pure uses the MediaTek Helio G25, while the G Play uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chip from 2020. Based on processor comparison data nanoreview.net, Snapdragon 460 is the faster and more energy-efficient octa-core processor of the two. But our review of the Qualcomm-powered Moto G Play has already noted how under-powered that phone was, so keep your hopes low for the performance of the MediaTek chip on the Moto G Pure.
Like its more expensive sibling, the Moto G Pure too has 3GB of RAM to support its processor, 32GB of internal memory that’s expandable with a microSD card, and a 6.5-inch display at 720p that’s expected by 2021. Slightly low resolution. Other Features Unique to the G Pure: It is waterproof against light rain (IP52) and houses a 4000mAh battery that Motorola claims can last up to two days depending on usage.
The G Pure’s camera system is similar to that of the G Play, but its 13-megapixel main camera has a slightly smaller f/2.2 aperture. There is also a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 5-megapixel front camera. Since Motorola is known for its fun photo software and smart AI, you can experiment with photography features like Spot Colour, Auto Smile Capture and Smart Compose on this phone.
The Moto G Pure is compatible with all North American 4G LTE bands – from Verizon to Telus, but it doesn’t support any 5G networks.
If you want to buy this Moto G Pure as soon as possible, you’ll need to pre-order the unlocked version on October 14th, which costs $159.99. It will be available at Best Buy, Walmart, B&H Photo, Amazon and Motorola.com.
If you’re looking for carrier deals, Verizon is offering this phone “free” when you sign up for a new line with a 24-month payment plan (for $149.99 in value) starting October 14th. will present in Metro by T-Mobile will also be offering a similar deal in the near future, but no timeline has been shared. Otherwise, you’ll have to hang tight to this phone to land on other carriers in both countries — within the next few months, according to the press release.