Motorola’s Moto G50 aims to strengthen the manufacturer’s mid-range 5G portfolio, and it will be put to the test as we managed to receive a device for review here at HQ. So what do you get right here and should you consider a Moto as your first 5G phone?
The packaging here is your typical Moto affair with a clear gel case, USB-C cable and a 10W power adapter present in the box. Our review unit has the uninspiring steel gray color, which is quite reflective and gives blue shades under certain lighting. The phone feels significant in the hand, weighing 192 grams. The plastic frame and back are nothing to brag about, but are well composed and feel robust enough.
As we walk around the front, we have a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate. The panel has a decent sized chin, while the top is interrupted by a water drop hook for 13MP selfie cam. The screen is not the brightest, and the 720p resolution is a bit disappointing to look at a 2021 midranger.
My UX on top of Android 11 runs smoothly and the phone definitely feels snappy considering the 90Hz refresh rate. We’ll have to see how the Snapdragon 480 5G handles more demanding benchmarks.
There are two cameras in the back with a 48MP mains shooter and 5MP macro cam, and the few samples we took look pretty usable at first glance. The third aperture is for the 2MP depth assistant.
Then a 5G phone for € 250 with a medium chipset, clean software and a 5,000 mAh battery. It sounds good on paper, but we’ll have to review our tests to see if it deserves your consideration. Keep an eye out for our full review coming next week.