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The best Motorola phones you can get right now

Motorola has something for every wallet.
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September 14, 2022
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Lenovo-owned Motorola covers all the bases with its smartphone portfolio, giving consumers plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for an expensive or an entry-level device, the company has you covered. We take a look at the best Motorola phones available at different price points, starting at well over a grand and going down to as low as $100.

The pros and cons of Motorola phones

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From the original Motorola Razr to their latest offerings, Motorola has remained an important brand in the cellphone market. Now owned by Lenovo, the company isn’t nearly as important as it once was, but it continues to bring some exciting offerings to the industry. That said, going with a Motorola device also tends to have its downsides.

Let’s start with the advantages of going with one of the best Motorola phones. Fans of the vanilla Android experience will be happy with Motorola’s UI. While there are some slight changes and added features, Motorola’s interface tends to stick very close to the stock Android experience. This makes them very simple to use, and the experience is much cleaner.

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Motorola has also long been a pioneer in the budget smartphone market. Their Moto G series was among the first to offer super affordable devices with acceptable performance. This makes Motorola an excellent choice for those on a tighter budget.

You might also enjoy some of Motorola’s neat added tricks. The ability to turn the flashlight on by simply shaking the phone continues to be a great feature popularized by the manufacturer. You can also easily access the camera with a double wrist twist.

All that said, Motorola is also not that great at making proper flagship devices. Their attempts at making a high-end device have mostly gone unnoticed. And the fact that they’re now mostly known for their budget devices affects brand recognition.

Another problem with many Motorola devices is availability. We’ve tracked down most of our picks on Amazon, but some are international models with limited support in the US.

The best Motorola phones

Editor’s note: We will update our list of the best Motorola phones as new devices launch.

Motorola Moto Edge 30 Ultra

This is the latest and greatest phone from Motorola. It offers high-end specs, a great camera on paper, and a bunch of other bells and whistles. However, depending on where you live, it can be a bit hard to get your hands on it since it’s not yet available in all Western markets.

The Moto Edge 30 Ultra is the first phone with a 200MP primary camera. We haven’t tested it out yet, but it looks promising on paper. The handset also comes with Snapdragon’s flagship chipset, a 144Hz display, and 125W charging. There’s also 50W wireless charging on board. 

It’s not a completely new phone, since it already made its debut in China back in August. However, it goes under a different name in China — as well as other Asian countries — as it’s being called the Motorola X30 Pro.


Motorola Moto Edge 30 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Camera: 200, 50, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 60MP
  • Battery: 4,610mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Motorola Moto G200

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Motorola is known for its excellent mid-rangers and entry-level smartphones, but that usually means a compromise in certain specs and features, particularly in the performance department. The Motorola Moto G200 is perfect for anyone looking for high-end performance with a mid-range price tag.

The Moto G200 is the second G-series phone to come with a Snapdragon 800 series processor, improving upon 2021’s G100. It packs a Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset, paired up with 8GB of RAM. Continuing with the impressive features, the Moto G200’s camera setup comes with a 108MP primary shooter, and you also get a solid 16MP selfie option. A huge 5,000mAh battery keeps everything running.

However, something to remember is that the unlocked version of the Moto G200 is only available for international markets. If you’re shopping in the US, you’ll have to look at the older Moto G100.


Motorola G100 specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888+
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Camera: 108, 13, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Moto G Stylus 5G (2022)

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Motorola has a few phones with a stylus available, but we think the Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) is the best one. We even called it an affordable Galaxy S22 Ultra alternative.

See also: The best stylus apps and S Pen apps for Android

Its specs and features are nothing to write home about, but the performance is more than good enough for most people. The battery life is great as well, while the software experience is quite clean since the UI is similar to stock Android. The stylus isn’t quite advanced as Sasmug’s S-Pen, but it still gets the job done.

There are a few issues worth pointing out, though. The cameras are a bit middling, the display is too dim for our liking, and the charging is slow, as it takes the battery 100 minutes to go from zero to full. But overall, this is still one of the best Motorola phones you can spend your money on.


Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 695
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Motorola Moto G Pure

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The last member of Motorola’s 2022 Moto G family is the Moto G Pure. It’s the most affordable phone in the trio, and it acts as the successor to the Moto G Play — we think.

The Moto G Pure is light across the board, with a 4,000mAh battery, a Mediatek Helio G25 processor, and just 3GB of RAM. You can expand the 32GB of onboard storage, but it’s a case of getting what you pay for. Motorola added an HD+ display and a water repellent design for good measure.

Motorola’s Moto G Pure is light in the camera department, with a 13MP wide lens and a 2MP depth lens. You’ll get a 5MP selfie shooter to wrap things up. On the bright side, the Moto G Pure still has a headphone jack.


Motorola Moto G Pure specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch HD+
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G25
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Cameras: 13 and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Moto Edge Plus (2022)

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If you want a high-end device from Motorola, the Moto Edge Plus (2022)  is one of your best bets. It’s a well-balanced device with powerful specs, an elegant and well-built design, and a price that keeps up with most flagships.

The Moto Edge Plus (2022) features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The battery is also pretty fair at 4,800mAh with excellent 68W wired charging. The camera isn’t going to change the game, but it’s nice to see a pair of 50MP options on a Motorola phone.

Keep in mind that this phone is branded as the Motorola Edge 30 Pro in various regions including Europe and Latin America.


Motorola Moto Edge Plus (2022) specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 50, 50, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 60MP
  • Battery: 4,800mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Moto Edge (2022)

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Motorola’s Edge device ditches all other monikers, but it doesn’t ditch all of the premium specs. It’s a solid mid-range option, complete with Mediatek’s Dimensity 1050 chipset.

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Outside of that, you’ve got a 6.-inch OLED display to work with. You also get a 5,000mAh battery with 30W charging, up to 8GB of RAM, and as much as 256GB of storage built in.

You’ll get a strong camera module as well, starring the 50MP main sensor paired with 13MP and 2MP backups. While it’s cheaper than its bigger brother — Moto Edge Plus (2022) — it will actually get an extra year of OS and security updates. It ships with Android 12 and will get upgraded all the way to Android 15.


Motorola Moto Edge (2022) specs:

  • Display: 6.6-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Mediatek Dimensity 1050
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 13, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Moto E32

Moto E32

This phone is not officially available in the US but is on sale in various other regions including Europe. It’s a relatively new device aimed at those who don’t want to spend a fortune on their new phone.

You get a large 6.5-inch display, a big 5,000mAh battery, and three rear cameras. Motorola decided to go with a Unicos SoC for the device instead of one from Qualcomm or Mediatek, likely to keep the price down. Paired with 4GB of RAM, it should be good enough to handle everyday tasks like scrolling through social media with ease.

The handset is quite easy on the eyes, sports a 90Hz refresh rate, and has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It’s one of the best Motorola phones on a budget you can get.


Motorola Moto E32 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch HD+
  • Chipset: Unisoc T606
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 16, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Moto G60s

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You probably haven’t heard of the G60s — its availability is somewhat limited, and it’s a lot like the Moto G Power overall. That said, we thought it was worth considering if you can get a hold of one.

The device is very affordable and comes with some nice specs. But the main reason why we recommend it is its massive 5,000mAh battery with 50W charging. That beats most of the other budget-friendly Motorola phones you can track down. The Moto G60s should last a long time on a single charge, too.

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Otherwise, specs include a Mediatek Helio G95 and up to 6GB of RAM. You also get a pretty nice 6.8-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The quadruple camera system is no slouch either, with its 64MP main shooter.


Motorola Moto G60s specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio G95
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11