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Lenovo-owned Motorola covers all the bases with its smartphone lineup, giving consumers choices at every price point. Whether you’re looking for a high-end, mid-range, or a budget device, Motorola has you covered. To help you make your choice, here are our picks of the best Motorola phones available.

Which devices are the best Motorola phones in each category? Let’s find out.

Editor’s note: We will be updating this list regularly as new devices launch.

Best high-end smartphone: Moto Z3

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The Motorola Moto Z was introduced in 2016 as an exciting shift away from the norm, introducing the first Moto Mods. With subsequent iterations, the portfolio of attachable Mods has continued to grow, and backward compatibility is one of their biggest selling points.

Moto Mods continues to be a big part of the latest in the Z-series — the Moto Z3 — and the latest Motorola flagship brings something new with a future promise of access 5G speeds. While this makes the Moto Z3 future-proof, the rest of its specifications go the other way. With a Snapdragon 835 onboard and a Full HD+ display, the Moto Z3 falls behind a lot of the flagship competition.

Luckily, Motorola has priced the Verizon-exclusive Moto Z3 appropriately at $480. It is a solid smartphone with a beautiful design and comes with excellent and useful add-ons that really help you get the most out of the device.


  • 6.01-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,160 x 1,080 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB of onboard storage, expandable up to 2TB
  • Dual 12MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 156.5 x 76.5 x 6.75mm, 143 grams

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Best mid-range smartphone: Moto G7

Motorola found its success in the smartphone game on the back of its ever-popular G series. The impressive series has improved with every generation. Motorola recently announced the Moto G7 series, and the standard Moto G7 has some solid hardware specs at a great price.

The Moto G7 (and the rest of the Moto G7 series) has a pretty similar design to previous versions. You still get a display with a wrap-around frame on the front, and a circular camera module in the back. The Moto G7 has a big  6.2-inch screen, with a 2,270 x 1,080 resolution, compared to the 5.7-inch display on the Moto G6. Inside, you are getting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, which is must faster compared to the 450 chipset on the older Moto G6. The Moto G7 also has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You still get a dual rear camera set up, with a 12MP primary sensor, and a 5MP secondary depth sensor. Finally, you get an 8MP front-facing camera and a 3,000mAh battery.

With a larger screen and a faster processor than the Moto G6, the Moto G7 is an excellent choice for people who want an affordable phone that can do most things very well. It is on sale in certain international markets now, and will go on sale in the U.S. later this year for $299.


  • 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with 2,270 x 1,080 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB of onboard storage, expandable up to 128GB
  • Dual 12MP + 5MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 157 x 75.3 x 8mm, 172 grams

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Best budget smartphone: Moto G7 Play

If you are looking for an even more affordable option, the Moto G7 Play is a great way to go. Despite the similar name, it falls more in line with the Moto E5 Plus than the Moto G7.

The Moto G7 Play has the same 5.7-inch display as the older Moto G6 Play, though the resolution has been bumped up a bit to 1,512 x 720. You also get the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor found on all of the new Moto G7 phones, but just 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. You also get a 13MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, and a 3,000mAh battery, which should last a full day on a single charge. One nice addition to the Moto G7 Play; like the other Moto G7 phones it has a USB-C port for charging (the Moto G6 Play had the Micro-USB port).

The Moto G7 Play will cost just $199 when it goes on sale in the U.S. later this year. If you are looking for a solid smartphone on a budget, the Moto G7 Play is definitely worth consideration.


  • 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with 1,512 x 720 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 chipset
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB of onboard storage, expandable up to 128GB
  • 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 148.71 x 71.5 x 8.19mm, 151grams

There you have it — these are the best Motorola phones you can get your hands on, in our opinion, although there are plenty of other models available to choose from. What do you think of our picks for best Motorola phones? Let us know in the comments!


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