Motorola’s Moto G50 aims to solidify the manufacturer’s mid-range 5G portfolio and it will be put to the test since we managed to receive a unit for review here at headquarters. So what exactly are you getting here and should you consider a Moto as your first 5G phone?
The packaging here is your typical Moto deal with a transparent gel case, USB-C cable and 10W power adapter present in the box. Our examination unit sports the uninteresting Steel Grey color which is quite reflective and gives shades of blue in some lights. The phone feels substantial in hand weighing 192 grams. The plastic frame and back are nothing out of the ordinary but are well assembled and look pretty solid.
On the front we have a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The panel sports a decent-sized chin while the top is interrupted by a waterdrop-shaped notch for the 13MP selfie camera. The screen isn’t the brightest and the 720p resolution is a bit disappointing to see on a 2021 midranger.
My UX on Android 11 works well and the phone is definitely lively considering the 90 Hz refresh rate. However, we’ll have to see how the Snapdragon 480 5G handles more demanding benchmarks.
There are two cameras on the back with a 48MP power shooter and a 5MP macro camera and the few samples we’ve taken seem quite usable at first glance. The third aperture is for the 2MP depth assistant.
So a 5G phone at € 250 with a mid-range chipset, clean software and a 5,000 mAh battery. It sounds good on paper, but we’ll have to go through our tests to see if it deserves your attention. Stay tuned for our full review coming up next week.