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Lenovo-owned Motorola covers all the bases with its phone lineup, 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. Let’s dive in.

Best Motorola phones:

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


1. Motorola Razr

Moto Razr foldable unfolded sitting in box speaker

Motorola’s first crack at resurrecting the Razr wasn’t our favorite effort of all time. However, the 5G-ready version released in 2020 managed to right a few wrongs. The form factor is ultimately the same, and you’re looking at a 6.2-inch clamshell folding display with a 2.7-inch secondary display. It also comes in three different colorways if you want to match your Razr to the rest of your tech.

The new Motorola Razr foldable phone specs are still not quite what you’d find on most flagships. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip inside and 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. There’s also a small 2,800mAh battery, and it ships with Android 10 out of the box rather than Android 11.

The Motorola Razr started as a Verizon exclusive, but you can now get yours unlocked. It’s the most expensive phone on this list, but it’s also the most unique one.


Motorola Razr 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch main, 2.7-inch secondary
  • SoC: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Camera: 48MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. Motorola Moto G Stylus

The 2021 version of Motorola’s Moto G Stylus is one of the OEM’s latest offerings, and it’s a great way to try a stylus phone on the cheap. It may not be the most powerful device in the Moto arsenal, but the G Stylus should treat you well for your money.

See also: 10 best stylus apps and S Pen apps for Android

You could probably call it an entry-level phone with mid-range goals thanks to the decent Snapdragon 678 chip and large 4,000mAh battery. The Moto G Stylus only packs 4GB of RAM, but it’s nice to see 128GB of storage out of the box. The Moto G Stylus has you covered with a 6.8-inch Full HD+ unit if you want ample screen real estate.

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.

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Motorola Moto G Stylus specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 678
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Camera: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

3. Motorola Moto G Power

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.

See also: Why is my phone’s battery draining so fast?

For starters, Motorola’s G Power drops the Snapdragon 678 chip for a lighter Snapdragon 662. You can choose between 3GB or 4GB of RAM, but the storage tops out at 64GB. 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 6.6-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 48MP lens. Around the front, you’ll find a basic 8MP option.

 


Motorola Moto G Power specs:

  • Display: 6.6-inch HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 662
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • Cameras: 48, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

4. Motorola Moto G Play

The last member of Motorola’s 2021 Moto G family is the Moto G Play. It’s the most affordable phone in the trio, but it keeps a few of the best specs from its more powerful siblings.

You’ll be well treated in the battery department with a beefy 5,000mAh cell. Motorola once again estimates as much as three days of life out of a single charge. The G Play has a solid 6.5-inch display as well, even if it is only HD Plus. It ships with a Snapdragon 460 chip on board, and you’ll only get 3GB of RAM paired with 32GB of storage.

Motorola’s Moto G Play is light in the camera department as well, 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 Play still has a headphone jack.

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Motorola Moto G Play specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 460
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage:32GB
  • Cameras: 13 and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

5. Motorola Moto Edge Plus

If you want a proper Motorola flagship device, the Moto Edge Plus is probably your best bet. Yes, it’s limited to Verizon exclusively, but it comes with all of the specs you could probably ask for.

See also: Moto Edge Plus review

The Snapdragon 865 chip kicks things off in genuine flagship fashion, and it’s married up with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space. You’re also looking at a 6.7-inch Full HD display with waterfall edges, HDR10+, and a 90Hz refresh rate. The Moto Edge Plus comes 5G ready based on its powerful chip, and the 5,000mAh battery should keep the lights on for a while.

Motorola even packed some power into the camera department as well, led by a 108MP main shooter. There’s also an 8MP telephoto lens and 16MP ultra-wide camera. For selfies, you’ll have a 25MP camera to capture every last detail.

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Motorola Moto Edge Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 16, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

6. Motorola Moto Edge

Motorola’s other Edge device ditches the Plus moniker, but it doesn’t ditch all of the premium specs. It’s a solid mid-range option, complete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chip.

See also: Motorola Moto Edge review

Outside of that, you’ve got a 6.7-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 4,500mAh cell. The Moto Edge also dips down to 4GB or 6GB of RAM along with up to 256GB of storage space. 

You’ll get a lighter camera module as well, dropping the 108MP sensor for a 64MP option and keeping the 8MP and 16MP backups. At least the front camera is the same at 25MP, and the Moto Edge is just as 5G-ready as its more powerful sibling.


Motorola Moto Edge specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 16, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

7. Motorola One 5G Ace

The last major Motorola line is the One series. We’ll start with the One 5G Ace because it’s the newest option of the bunch. It keeps some good things going regarding display size and battery life, even if it’s not the trump card that Motorola named it for.

See also: Motorola One 5G Ace review

Motorola’s positive features start with the large 6.7-inch Full HD Plus display and the hefty 5,000mAh battery. The OEM really does seem to have the market cornered when it comes to long-lasting devices. You’ll get your 5G access in the form of a Snapdragon 750G chip, which is on the weaker side as far as next-gen chips are concerned.

Even though the Motorola One 5G Ace launched as one of the first 2021 phones, it still comes with Android 10 out of the box. We’d certainly have liked to see Android 11 right away, but what can you do. You once again find a triple camera setup on the back, with a 48MP lens flanked by 8MP and 2MP options.

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Motorola One 5G Ace specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 750G
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

8. Motorola One 5G

One of the older members of the expanding Motorola One range, the Motorola One 5G is one of the most affordable ways to get 5G in your pocket. It ships with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 chip onboard, which has plenty of punch in the mid-range sphere.

You’ll get an absolute arsenal of cameras for your money, too — four packed onto the back and two on the front. The rear cameras are topped off by a 48MP lens, while there are 16MP and 8MP options on the front. Motorola’s One 5G has the energy to keep going as well with a, you guessed it, 5,000mAh battery.

The Motorola One keeps up with the best based on its 6.7-inch display, once again with Motorola’s Full HD Plus resolution. It packs most specs you could ask for, but the Motorola One 5G is limited to AT&T and Verizon, so you’ll have to shop carefully.


Motorola One Action specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Exynos 9609
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 16, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

9. Motorola One Fusion Plus

Motorola One Fusion Plus

One final Motorola One phone for you to consider is the One Fusion Plus. It looks an awful lot like some of Motorola’s other devices at first glance, but this one packs a pop-up selfie shooter. That means you can enjoy the 6.5-inch Full HD Plus display completely uninterrupted if you so desire.

Powering the One Fusion Plus, you’ll find the Snapdragon 730 in Europe and the United States while the 730G keeps India on the go. It falls on the lower end of the spectrum with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and you’ll get 128GB of storage for your money. Motorola’s One Fusion Plus keeps the headphone jack, which is a welcome sight.

We’ve mentioned the selfie shooter already, which packs 16MP of pop-up goodness. Around the back, you’ll get four total lenses to work with — 64MP, 8MP, 5MP, and 2MP. The One Fusion tops things off with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader and a 5,000mAh battery.


Motorola One Fusion Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 730
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

10. Motorola Moto E

The last and least expensive device on our roundup of the best Motorola phones is the Moto E. It won’t blow your socks off, but it makes for a solid bargain buy if you want to do the basics.

Motorola’s entry-level Moto E offers just 2GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 632 chipset. It does ship with Android 10 on board, though the 3,550mAh battery is easily the smallest on this list. You can tap into 32GB of storage space and feel free to expand it with the dedicated microSD slot.

The Moto E may not be a camera lover’s dream, but it does offer two rear lenses. You have 13MP and 2MP shooters to work with, as well as a 5MP option around on the front.


Motorola Moto E specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 632
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Cameras: 13 and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 3,550mAh
  • Software: Android 10

These are our picks for the best Motorola phones you can get, although there are many more options out there. We’ll update this list with new models once they launch.