Moto G Power now available for pre-order at Best Buy and Amazon

Moto G Power now available for pre-order at Best Buy and Amazon

Motorola has many, many, many different budget smartphones, most of which carry the long-running Moto G name. One of the more recent additions is the 2022 Moto G Power, a mid-range smartphone with an emphasis on long battery life. The phone has already been available in the U.S. through carriers, but now it’s coming to retail channels later this month, and you can pre-order it now.

As a refresher, the Moto G Power has a 6.5-inch 90Hz 720p screen, a MediaTek Helio G35, 4GB RAM, two rear cameras, a 5,000mAh battery, and a “splash-resistant” design. Motorola appears to only be selling the 128GB storage option in the US, while some other regions have also sold a 64GB storage option. Notably, there’s no NFC support, which is just silly in 2022.

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Specification Moto G Power (2022)
Dimensions and Weight
  • 167.24 x 76.54 x 9.36
  • 203g
Display
  • 6.5-inch IPS LCD
  • 1600 x 720 (HD+)
  • 90Hz refresh rate
SoC
  • MediaTek Helio G35
    • 8x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (up to 2.3GHz)
  • IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
RAM and Storage
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB flash storage
  • MicroSD card support
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000 mAh battery
  • 10W fast charger (inside the box)
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 50MP Quad Pixel f/1.8, 1.3μm
  • Secondary: 2MP depth sensor
Front Camera
  • 8MP f/2.0
Ports
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Connectivity
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Type-C port
  • WiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
Security Side-mounted fingerprint reader
Software
  • Android 11

We haven’t had the chance to review the latest Moto G Power, but impressions haven’t been overly positive. Android Police’s review said “performance is just so-so” in its review, and Android Central criticized “the lag you’ll constantly have to endure while using this phone.” The battery life is apparently worthy of the ‘Power’ name, but there’s no NFC and the phone ships with Android 11 instead of Android 12. There is a USB Type-C port, which took Motorola a while to use across its entire product lineup, but charging is limited to 10W.

The phone is available to pre-order at Amazon and Best Buy from the links below, and the release date is set for March 18.

    The newest Moto G Power will be available in the US at $199.99.

Update: A previous version of this article stated that the Moto G Power was only now coming to the U.S. It has been updated to reflect that it has been available through carriers since December.

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