The Motorola Moto G50 is a 5G budget-friendly smartphone released on 26 April 2021. The phone targets smartphone users who are looking to get their hands on cheap 5G smartphones as 5G continues to roll out in major cities. The 8GB + 128GB model of the Moto G50 is priced at around $275 in the US and £199.99 in the UK, according to Motorola’s UK website. It will however be available in selected European markets.
Moto G50 Specs and Review
The Moto G50 is a buffed-up version of the Motorola Moto G30. It is available in Aqua Green and Steel Grey colors and a water-repellent design. It should not be mistaken to be better than the Motorola Moto G40 Fusion which was released on 1st May 2021. The Moto G50 is a low-end budget-friendly phone whereas the Moto G40 Fusion an upper mid-range 5G smartphone.
For the specs, the Moto G50 has a 6.5″ Max Vision HD+ IPS LCD display. It has a screen resolution o 1600 x 720 pixels and boasts a pixel density of 269 pixels per inch. Instead of a standard 60 Hz screen refresh rate, the Moto G50 has a 90 Hz screen refresh rate. The display uses the tear-drop design which gives it a 13 MP selfie camera placed at the top of the screen. There’s also a notification LED at the top next to the earpiece grill.
The phone runs on Android 11 out of the box. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 chipset which is a budget 5G processor. This processor is paired with 4GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage with an option for a 128 GB model. If this is not enough, the Moto G50 can support microSD cards of up to 1 TB.Like it’s Motorola’s culture, the fingerprint scanner is rear-mounted with a Motorola logo in the center. The phone also supports face unlock which although is meant to improve phone security, does the opposite. For audio, the Moto G50 has a single speaker with smart PA, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and 2 microphones.
There are 3 cameras at the back of the Moto G50. They are a 48 MP main camera, a 5 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor. Next to the sensors is a single LED flash. The camera can record Full HD+ videos at 30fps and 60 fps and as for HD videos, it can push up to 120 fps. It has features like macro video, slow motion video, timelapse video, hyper-lapse video, and spot color.
The battery has a capacity of 5000 mAh. It is 15W charging capable and is non-removable. However, despite the 15W charging support, the phone comes with a 10W charger in the box. On a full charge, the battery can last up to 2 days with low-medium usage.
Moto G50 Full Specifications
|Realease date||April 2021|
|4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|Resolution||720 x 1600|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G|
|Storage||64GB & 128GB|
|Rear Camera||48 MP Main|
5 MP Macro
|Selfie Camera||13 MP|
|Battery||5000 mAh (non-removable)|
|Other Features |
|Fingerprint (rear-mounted), gyroscope,|
Dual Nano SIM, Proximity, barometer,
Accelerometer, FM Radio,
3.5 mm headphone jack, loudspeaker,
NFC, ambient light sensor,