Best Motorola phones 2023
You might be surprised at how good Motorola phones still are.
Motorola is one of the oldest and most recognizable phone brands in the world, and while it may not have the same dominance in the market that it once did, the company still kicks out some truly excellent Android phones, often at great prices. If your heart is set on one of these solid devices, here are the best Motorola phones that are out right now.
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The Motorola Edge (2022) offers an impressive set of specs for a flagship-level phone powered by a mid-range chipset. It offers surprisingly great battery life despite its slick 144Hz OLED display, and its performance is just as smooth. It also benefits from a much better software promise.
The Moto G Stylus gets an upgrade for 2022 thanks to its Snapdragon chipset, which brings great performance. Along with the new 5G chip, it comes with a 5,000mAh battery that provides two days of power.
Pretty in Pantone
The Edge 30 Fusion may be the best-looking Motorola phone ever released, thanks to the company's partnership with Pantone. The device has a flagship chipset, impressive cameras, a 144Hz OLED display, and 68W fast charging. It's also available in the Viva Magenta, Pantone's color of the year.
On the Edge
This is one of the few U.S.-bound flagships from Motorola, sporting the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, a 144Hz display, and a triple camera array with two 50MP sensors. This phone also has a phenomenal fingerprint sensor and decent 30W charging (adapter included in the box).
The Motorola One 5G Ace sports a Snapdragon 750G processor that allows for great performance across the board. Rounding out the experience is a large 5,000mAh battery, a 6.7-inch Full HD+ display, and 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. As far as Motorola phones go, it's a good mid-tier option.
The Moto G 5G offers fantastic battery life, but won't wow you with its 720p+ display and 4GB of RAM. It's not the fastest phone and won't win any rewards. That being said, it's a solid, cheap Android phone that will get you through a couple of days, thanks to its 5,000mAh battery.
Battery for Days
Motorola's G-series has always been about delivering quality phones at great prices, and the G Power (2022) is an exceptional example of that goal. The star of the show is the 5,000 mAh battery, offering up to three days of use per charge. Rounding out the experience is a great 6.5-inch HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a trio of rear cameras that are solid for the price.
The midrange flagship
With the Edge, Motorola produced a fairly well-balanced flagship that brings a lot to the table. Its 6.8-inch display is quite the looker, featuring an AMOLED panel, Full HD+ resolution, and 144Hz refresh rate. Powering the Edge+ is the Snapdragon 778G processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and a massive 5,000 mAh battery. It also sports a 108MP primary camera.
The first Motorola Razr was a bit of a dud, but with the second-generation model, the company found its footing and created something pretty magical. The design is much more refined, the specs are plenty decent, and it actually costs less than the first generation. Not everyone needs to (or should) spend too much money on a folding flip phone, but if this looks like the kind of smartphone you've been waiting for, the Razr 5G might be worth a look despite its age.
Why the Motorola Edge (2022) is our top pick
Motorola is great at striking a balance between performance and price, and this shows with the Motorola Edge (2022). The device is powered by a mid-range MediaTek Dimensity 1050 chipset, which doesn't sound very impressive, but it manages to provide a great experience while keeping costs down.
Not only can you manage multiple days on a single charge, but the phone offers a slick 144Hz OLED display and a speedy fingerprint sensor. The best part is that Motorola is committing to three major OS upgrades and four years of updates, something the company doesn't typically offer with its devices.
If you can find it at a discount, the Motorola Edge (2022) is a must-buy.
The Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) delivers incredible value
Out of all the Motorola phones currently available, the Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) shines as the best overall package the company has to offer. The balance of modern specs, features, and price are darn-near perfect given how affordable the phone is, making it a clear winner in our eyes, particularly among other budget Android phones.
While Motorola released two stylus-laden phones this year, only one of them comes with 5G. Not only that, but the Snapdragon 695 chipset provides a surprising amount of performance, while ensuring the phone will last you a full two days on a charge. And that's with the 120Hz display on full blast. It also has a decent camera setup with a 50MP camera, up to 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of expandable storage.
Did we mention it has NFC? It has NFC.
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