The Motorola g50 5G offers 5G smartphone performance for a minuscule $399 – how can this be?
Motorola is determined to blitz the market with its new Edge 20 range from $499 to $899 (read our first look here). This device sits almost as low as you can go for a 5G phone that still meets Motorola’s ‘g’ standards. Sure, the price is keen, but the specs are pretty good.
Specifications Motorola g50 5G
Android11 and MY UX All Google Apps No official update policy but expect at least one OS and two years of security patches
MediaTek Dimensity 700
4/128GB and up to 512GB microSD
167 x 76.4 x 9.26mm x 206g Plastic frame and back, water repellent coating
6.5″, 1600 x 720, 20:9, 90Hz IPS
Wi-Fi 5 AC, BT 5.0, NFC, GPS single band
5000mAh (supports 5V/3A/15W) but supplied with a 5V/2A/10A charger
4G and 5G Bands
Hybrid dual sim, Supports all Australian 4G and 5G sub-6Ghz and 5G low-band
48MP | .8um | f/1.7 | bins to 12MP 1.6um
2MP Macro Vision | 1.75um [f/2.4]
2MP depth sensor | 1.75μm [f/2.4]
Rear camera software
Shot optimization, Auto smile capture, Gesture selfie, Smart composition, HDR, Timer, Active photos, Pro mode, Portrait mode, Cutout, Macro, Spot colour, Cinemagraph, Panorama, Live filter, High-res zoom, RAW photo output, Best shot, Google Lens integration
JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, The Good Guys, Big W, Motorola Online. Available at Vodafone by the end of September
Well specified and worthy of consideration. The $399 price puts it squarely up against OPPO A54 5G 64GB ($359 – A74 5G has 128GB at $449), the new vivo Y52 5G 128GB ($379) and the new realme 7 5G 128GB.