Motorola opens up Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus pre-orders in the U.S.
In early February, Motorola announced two new devices in its 2020 Moto G lineup. Rather than brand these devices as part of the Moto G8 lineup, Motorola opted to drop the numbering entirely. The Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus are two affordable mid-range smartphones that Motorola announced would come to the United States, but given the product delays we’ve seen occur due to COVID-19, we weren’t sure when they would pull the trigger. Today, though, Motorola has opened up pre-orders for both devices, with retail sales expected to go live on April 16th.
The G Power and the G Stylus are two very similar devices. Both pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, a decidedly mid-range processor, 4GB of RAM, a 6.4-inch LCD at FHD+ resolution and with a single, left-sided hole-punch cutout, 16MP front-facing cameras, 3.5mm headphone jacks, USB Type-C charging ports, and Android 10 on board. Where they mainly differ are in the rear cameras, the battery capacities, and the inclusion of a stylus. While both devices offer triple rear cameras, the Moto G Stylus has a higher resolution primary camera (48MP versus 16MP) and a better wide-angle camera (Motorola’s 16MP “Action Cam” versus a standard 8MP wide-angle lens). The Moto G Power will provide better battery life with its 5000mAh battery, a 1000mAh increase over the Moto G Stylus. The G Stylus, though, comes with a stylus pen that can be inserted into the body of the device.
The Moto G Power costs $250 while the Moto G Stylus costs $300. These prices aren’t remarkable if you compare them to devices sold in markets like India or China, but in the U.S., there aren’t very many decent options at this price point. You can buy the Moto G Power straight from Motorola online or through Best Buy or B&H Photo. Likely, you can do the same for the Moto G Stylus on the Motorola website, Best Buy, or B&H Photo.
Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus Specifications
|Moto G Power||Moto G Stylus|
|Size||159.85 x 75.84 x 9.63mm, 199g||158.55 x 75.8 x 9.2mm, 192g|
|SoC||Snapdragon 665||Snapdragon 665|
|Display||6.4-inch, FHD+, LCD, hole-punch||6.4-inch, FHD+, LCD, hole-punch|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||4,000 mAh|
|Ports||USB-C, Headphone jack||USB-C, Headphone jack|
|Software||Android 10||Android 10|