Weekly poll: are Motorola's new mid-range and entry level phones hot or not?
Motorola unveiled five new mid-range and entry level smartphones earlier this week – the Moto G73 and G53, the Moto G23, G13 and E13. The two higher end G-series models now flaunt 5G connectivity (which the G72 and G52 lacked), the other three stick to 4G.
Before we dive into the details for each phone, here are the prices for the new models, so that you have context when looking at what features each phone offers:
- Moto G73 (8/256GB) - €300
- Moto G53 (4/128GB) - €250
- Moto G23 (4/64GB) - €230
- Moto G13 (4/64GB) - €180
- Moto E13 (2/64GB) - €120
Let’s start with a look at the two 5G models. The Moto G73 is easily the best of the bunch – it’s the only one with an FHD+ display and the only one with an 8MP ultra wide camera. It is powered by a Dimensity 930 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage (plus microSD slot) and the 5,000mAh battery charges at 30W.
What do you think about the Moto G73 – is it worth it or are there better €300 mid-rangers out there? Vote below or using this page.
The Moto G53 is essentially the same size and it also has a 6.5” 120Hz IPS LCD, however, it only has HD+ resolution. Also, the 50MP main camera on this one uses a smaller sensor – 1.0µm pixels on the G73 and tiny 0.64µm pixels on the G53 – and it lacks an ultra wide camera. The 5,000mAh battery has been cut back to basic 10W charging (for Europe, Latin American units will do 18W). The chipset is different too, a Snapdragon 480+.
The Moto G53 is €50 cheaper than the G73, but that’s if you don’t account for the memory configuration - the G53 has half the RAM and half the storage of the G73. And what about that HD+ screen? Vote below or using this page.
The Moto G23 and G13 both have 6.5” HD+ displays (IPS LCD), though unlike the G53 they run at 90Hz. Also, both phones are powered by the Helio G85, so you only get 4G connectivity.
That said, the G23 has a 5MP ultrawide camera – not as good as the 8MP one on the G73, but still better than nothing. Also, the 5,000mAh battery supports 30W fast charging, beating the G53.
The Moto G23 sounds like the better deal, though no 5G will be a dealbreaker for many. What do you think – yay or nay? Vote below or using this link.
The Moto G13 is last stop before Android Go Edition. It loses the 5MP ultra wide and its selfie camera drops to 8MP, plus its 5,000mAh battery charges only at 10W or 20W (depending on the region). Still, that €50 discount from the G23 may be worth it – is it? Vote below or using this link.
Finally, the Moto E13 is a simple €120 Go Edition phone. Its Unisoc T606 isn’t as fast as the Helio G85 but doesn’t lag by much – it’s the 2GB of RAM that is the real issue. Anyway, the camera resolution drops to a basic 13MP on the back and battery charging is firmly at 10W (the 5,000mAh capacity is nice, though). Is the E13 a phone you can see yourself buying, for a family member or even for yourself? Vote below or using this page.
- 16 Apr 2023
I agree even there devs are lazy to provide update sometimes update makes your phone worst I faced it with premium midrange moto edge 30 till the day 16.04.2023 we haven't get Android 13 update which is pathetic for 23k phone
- 02 Feb 2023
GSMARENA, the idea of "In the box" category in specs suggested by anonymous user here might be considered. https://m.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_a14_5g-reviews-12004p2.php
- 01 Feb 2023
Motorola was a nice company when it was not owned by Lenovo.