The Moto G Pure is a new budget phone with an outdated design

The Moto G Pure is a new budget phone with an outdated design

After launching the Moto G50 5G towards the end of August, Motorola is now back with another G series device. The latest addition to the lineup is an affordable phone called the Moto G Pure, and it features budget hardware and an outdated design. Read on to learn more about Motorola’s latest budget offering.

Moto G Pure: Specifications

Specification Moto G Pure
  • IP52 water-resistance
Dimensions & Weight
  • 167.36 x 75.63 x 8.75mm
  • 188g
  • 6.5-inch HD+ LCD
  • 1600 x 720p
SoC MediaTek Helio G25
RAM & Storage
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • Expandable up to 512GB
Battery & Charging
  • 4,000mAh
  • 10W charging support
Security Rear-mounted fingerprint reader
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 13MP f/2.2
  • Depth sensor: 2MP f/2.4
Front Camera(s) 5MP f/2.4
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Single bottom-firing speaker
  • Dual-mic
  • 4G LTE
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Software Android 11
Color(s) Deep Indigo

As you can see in the attached images, the new Moto G Pure looks nothing like the other Moto G series devices launched this year. It features the same design as Motorola devices from last year, with a pill-shaped camera module and a textured back panel. Over on the front, it features huge bezels around the display and a teardrop-style notch at the top for the selfie cameras.

As you’d expect from looking at its design, the Moto G Pure isn’t a powerhouse of a device. It features a 6.5-inch HD+ display backed by a MediaTek Helio G25 chip, 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage. The device has a dual-camera setup on the back, featuring a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor, and a single 5MP selfie shooter on the front.

Thankfully, it does have a substantially large 4,000mAh battery, which, combined with the budget-centric hardware, should deliver excellent battery life. However, charging up the device won’t be that good of an experience, as it only supports 10W wired charging. For connectivity, the Moto G Pure features a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 4G LTE support, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0.

Other noteworthy features include IP52 certification, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a single bottom-firing speaker, and dual microphones. The Moto G Pure runs Android 11 out of the box.

Pricing & Availability

The Moto G Pure will be available for pre-order in the US starting October 14. Motorola will offer the device in a single Deep Indigo color variant. The phone will retail for $159.99 on Best Buy, Walmart, B&H Photo,, and Motorola’s website. It will also be available through Verizon on the same date. T-Mobile and Metro will offer the device in the coming months.

    The Moto G Pure is a budget-friendly device featuring the MediaTek Helio G25 SoC, a 6.5-inch HD+ display, and an outdated design.

Motorola says that the Moto G Pure will go on sale in Canada in the coming months, but it hasn’t shared a definite timeline for the same.

About author

Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.