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The best Motorola phones you can get right now

Motorola has something for every wallet.
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April 7, 2022
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Ryan Haines / Android Authority

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 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. The most popular “higher-end” device is the Moto Razr series with foldable screens, and even those tend to fall short against the competition.

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 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

Motorola Moto G Stylus 2022 and Moto G Stylus 5G

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The 2022 version of Motorola’s Moto G Stylus is the only way to try a stylus phone on the cheap. It may not be the most powerful device in the Moto portfolio, but the G Stylus should treat you well for your money.

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

Of course, if you have your eyes set on the Moto G Stylus, it’s probably for the key feature — the stylus. You won’t have to spend nearly as much as Samsung’s Galaxy devices cost, yet you can enjoy many of the same writing and drawing features. Motorola also tapped a quad-camera array to hold down the back of the phone.

Suppose you have some extra cash to spare. In that case, you can also pick up the 5G-version of the Moto G Stylus. Apart from offering superior data speeds, the 5G-capable iteration of the phone comes with similar overall specs and Android 11 on board. It’s more expensive, but the 5G version of the Moto G Stylus is also the better of the two.


Motorola Moto G Stylus 2022 specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G88
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Camera: 50, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 480
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Camera: 48, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Motorola Moto G Power 2022

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The next member of Motorola’s Moto G family is the Power. Although it packs power in the name, that strength comes from the battery department rather than the processing one. A 5,000mAh cell is the star of this show, with some other lightweight internals sprinkled in.

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For starters, Motorola’s G Power drops to a MediaTek Helio G37. You can grab 4GB of RAM, and the storage tops out at 128GB. If you need a bit more, the Moto G Power comes with a microSD slot, so you can always add on. The G Power also offers plenty of room for activities on the 6.5-inch Max Vision HD Plus display.

The OEM boasts that you can achieve up to three days of battery life with its large cell, and you can recharge at 15W speeds. Motorola chose a triple camera for the back of the G Power that’s capped off by a 50MP lens. However, it’s only flanked by a pair of 2MP options — a depth sensor and a macro lens.


Motorola Moto G Power 2022 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch HD+
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G37
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 50, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

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 30 Pro

If you want a proper Motorola high-end device, the Moto Edge 30 Pro 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 30 Pro features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, which is as high-end as you can get right now. 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.

Other specs include up to 12GB of RAM and as much as 512GB of storage. It has a 6.7-inch 144Hz OLED screen too, which is rather nice.


Motorola Moto Edge 30 Pro 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 2021

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Motorola’s main 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 Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G chip.

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Outside of that, you’ve got a 6.8-inch wraparound OLED display to work with — the same as you’ll find on the Edge Plus. Where you start to see differences is with the battery capacity, namely the 5,000mAh cell. The Moto Edge also packs 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage built in.

You’ll get a strong camera module as well, starring the 108MP sensor with 8MP and 2MP backups. At least the front camera is crisp at 32MP, and the Moto Edge (2021) is fully 5G ready.


Motorola Moto Edge (2021) specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 778G
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • 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

Moto G22

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Motorola’s Moto G22 is one of the newest devices on this list, but also an excellent choice. The camera bump is unique among the G series and manages to pack four lenses. It’s topped off by a crisp 50MP shooter, along with ultrawide, macro, and depth options.

Under the hood, you’re looking at a MediaTek Helio G37, which might not set any records. However, the phone ships with Android 12 out of the box, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage. The 6.5-inch display is smooth, with a 90Hz refresh rate and an HD+ resolution. It might not be the sharpest, but it’s good for the cost.

Motorola even packed its G22 with a hefty 5,000mAh battery and 15W wired charging. Users in India get an extra boost — the country supports 20W wired speeds instead.


Motorola Moto G22 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch HD+
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G37
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 50, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Moto G71

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The last Motorola phone on our list also turns out to be one of the hardest to find — at least in the United States. Motorola’s G71 is a perfect midrange bridge between the powerful Edge series and the approachable G series, with 5G and a classic Motorola design.

The entire body may be plastic, but the 6.4-inch AMOLED display offers a sharp Full HD+ resolution. You get a 5,000mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of onboard storage, too. Motorola didn’t pull many punches when it comes to the G71, and the 50MP main camera is enough to keep the rest of the lenses afloat. It packs a Snapdragon 695 processor under the hood, the first time the chip has been featured in the Indian market.


Motorola Moto G71 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 695G
  • RAM: 4/6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 50, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11