Motorola sells a lot (and we do mean a lot) of interesting low to mid-end handsets at hard-to-beat prices worldwide nowadays, but the Moto G Power family might just be the brand’s king of the budget hill, especially in the very important US market where LG’s absence is arguably missed the most.
A completely unremarkable design and a modest screen
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the G Power (2022) will be going back to the 1080p mark, retaining its predecessor’s screen resolution while possibly accommodating an even bigger “chin” and thus squeezing slightly less display real estate (6.5 instead of 6.6 inches) into an overall taller body.
On the bright side, the 6.5-inch screen will apparently support 90Hz refresh rate technology, which is not (yet) a standard feature in the sub-$300 segment.
The side bezels are alas also chunkier, leading to a larger width number, but for what it’s worth, the Moto G Power (2022) is purportedly set to slash a hair off the 9.5mm profile of the G Power (2021).
50MP camera, 5,000mAh battery, and other key specs
It’s pretty clear that the main selling points of this undoubtedly affordable device will not include any references to its external appearance whatsoever, but the combination of a 50MP primary shooter and 5,000mAh cell might just be enough to draw quite a bit of customer interest… at the right price.
Although it marks no improvement over the 5,000mAh cell capacity of the G Power (2021)… and G8 Power, and G7 Power, the G Power (2022) juicer should deliver impressive running times between (10W) charges, aided by the aforementioned frugal 6.5-inch panel and a similarly energy-efficient Helio G37 SoC.
That’s right, Motorola is planning to switch from Qualcomm to MediaTek, and even though the unreleased G37 sounds like a potentially faster processor than the P35 tipped by those Geekbench records from earlier today, it’s safe to expect humbler overall performance compared to the Snapdragon 662 inside the Moto G Power (2021).