While the world is obsessed with Moto Razr leaks, we’re more interested in Motorola’s budget products. And the new Moto G Power (2023 Edition) is quite an interesting device: At just $300, it offers several premium features and can go head-to-head with similar Samsung products.
The big selling point here, for me at least, is the 5000mAh battery. Motorola says the Moto G Power will offer up to 38 hours of battery life, so you don’t want to wake up to a dead phone if you forget to plug it in at night. (For reference, the battery charges at a respectable 15 watts. But the phone only comes with a 10-watt charger.)
Beyond the battery, the Moto G Power packs a 6.5-inch 1080p display with a buttery-smooth 120Hz refresh rate. It also uses a fairly large 50MP main camera, along with a 13MP selfie lens and a 3MP macro camera. I can’t vouch for the quality of these cameras without hands-on experience, of course.
And I’m happy to say that the Moto G Power has a headphone jack. You don’t need to buy adapters or stupid accessories to use wired headphones with the Moto G Power. (Of course, this phone also offers the latest Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. You won’t have any problems with wireless headphones or accessories.)
Under the hood, the Moto G Power uses a modest MediaTek Dimensity 930 chipset. This processor is comparable to the Snapdragon 778G and boasts 5G connectivity – it’s a solid choice for the average user and can handle most mobile games, assuming you don’t need the highest graphics settings possible.
I’m a bit worried about the base Moto G Power model, which uses just 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. If possible I suggest buying the upgraded version with 6GB RAM and 256GB storage as it will give you a smoother experience and (possibly) extend the life of the phone.
Regardless, the Moto G Power (2023 Edition) launches on April 13 for $300. It will be available on the Motorola web store, Amazon and Best Buy. Carriers will receive the phone at a later date. I should note that the Moto G Power is similar to Samsung’s new Galaxy A54, which is just $250 with an eligible trade-in.
Moto G Power 5G (2023 model)
The Moto G Power 5G features a large 5,000mAh battery, a 120Hz display, a headphone jack, and a 50MP main camera. It’s a pretty neat package for the price.