Last year, Motorola launched the Moto G Stylus, an affordable phone with… well, a stylus. The company is now gearing up to release the Moto G Stylus 5G, a $400 handset with an upgraded camera, two-day battery and tracking features to help you find the phone̵
The Moto G Stylus runs on a Snapdragon 480 processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage (you can pay extra for a 6GB RAM 256GB storage model). It features a 6.8-inch FHD+ display, 5G connectivity (sub-6Ghz, no mmWave support), a headphone jack, a microSD slot, and a large 5000mAh battery that lasts up to two days on a single charge. single charge.
These specs offer minor improvements over the old Moto G Stylus, which used a slightly slower Snapdragon 680 CPU and smaller 4000 mAh battery. Funnily enough, the Moto G Stylus 5G’s improvements were in the camera array and the improved, proprietary stylus.
The Moto G Stylus 5G has a quad camera array with a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor for portrait mode effects, and a 5MP macro lens. These lenses should offer more flexibility than the previous model’s limited camera range, and the Moto G Stylus 5G’s improved processor can improve photo quality through better computational photography (of course we can’t verify that until we try the phone).
Unlike the Galaxy Note stylus, the new Moto stylus does not use Bluetooth. That eliminates the possibility of Tile-like tracking features, but interestingly enough, the new Motorola phone records your location every time you take the stylus out of the holder. That way you’ll know when you lose the stylus where you last used it.
The new stylus also has a new design. It is longer than the previous model and has an even, cylindrical shape. This new design should make it easier to remove the stylus from the phone and allow users to replace the stylus without turning it at a specific angle.
If you’re familiar with 5G phones in the $400 price range, you might notice that the Moto G Stylus is a little below spec. It has a slower processor and lower megapixel camera array than the comparably priced OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Samsung A52 5G. It also lacks a high refresh rate display, which is now common in phones in this price range. That’s clearly the trade-off for a phone with a cool stylus.
Motorola will start selling the Moto G Stylus 5G for $400 on June 14. Motorola will launch with Android 11 and says the phone will get an update to Android 12 later this year or early 2022, but that’s it. After that OS update, the Moto G Stylus 5G will only receive security updates.