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Moto G50 offers 5G and 90Hz display on a tight budget

By Nadeem Sarwar March 25, 2021, 5:00 pm
moto g50 grey

After appearing in multiple leaks over the past couple of weeks, Motorola has launched its latest G-series mid-ranger – the Moto G50. Priced at €229.99, the latest budget phone from Motorola will be available in a bunch of European markets in the coming weeks. Right now, the phone is listed on the Motorola UK website with a ‘coming soon’ status. However, details about its availability in the US market are yet to be revealed, but we’ll keep you posted when the device lands stateside. 

90Hz refresh rate, but you gotta live with an HD+ resolution

The internal hardware is modest, yet not too shabby for what Motorola is asking for the price tag. You get a 6.5-inch display with a low-ish HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) display that translates to a pixel density of  269PPI. On the bright side, the screen refresh rate stands at 90Hz, which is neat. 

moto g50 launch

Qualcomm’s freshly announced Snapdragon 480 SoC keeps things running inside, in tandem with 4 gigs of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard storage. You can expand the onboard storage via a microSD card of up to 1TB capacity. Do keep in mind that a 1TB microSD card from a reputed brand like SanDisk usually costs around $220, just shy of the Moto G50’s asking price itself. 

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You get three cameras at the back – a 48MP main snapper, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you’ll find a 13MP shooter sitting in a waterdrop notch. Both the front and rear cameras can record FHD videos at 60FPS frame rate. Moto G50 also offers a handful of other camera tricks such as Hyperlapse video, RAW image capture, spot color (a favorite of mine), macro video, and cinemagraph to name a few.

moto g50 blue

The phone comes equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging. However, you will only get a 10W charger in the retail package. Android 11 with an almost stock interface runs things on the software side, and interestingly, there is NFC on the table as well. The water-repellent build is plastic, and you get to choose between two colors – Aqua Blue and Steel Grey. 

Moto G50 specifications

HD+ (1600×720)
269 PPI pixel density
20:09 aspect ratio
85% screen-to-body ratio
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 480
Up to 1TB microSD card expandable
Rear Cameras 48MP main
1.6 µm pixel size 
Quad Pixel technology

5MP Macro Vision
1.12 µm pixel size

2MP depth sensor
1.75 µm pixel size

FHD (60/30 fps)
HD (120 fps)
Front Camera13MP 
1.12 µm pixel size
FHD (60/30 fps)
HD (120 fps)
ColorsAqua Green 
Steel Grey
15W fast charging
10W charger in-box
SoftwareAndroid 11
SensorsNotification LED
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Sar sensor (compatible)
Barometer (TMO)
Dimensions164.9 x 74.9 x 8.95 mm
Weight192 grams
Connectivity4G LTE
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Hybrid Dual SIM
(2 Nano SIMs, or 1 Nano SIM + 1 microSD)


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