Best Motorola Phones Android Central 2020
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 products. If you know you want your next phone to be a Motorola one, here are the best ones that are out right now.
- Can't be beat: Moto G7
- Works with Moto Mods: Moto Z4
- Up close and personal: Motorola One Zoom
- Battery for days: Moto G7 Power
- Cheapest there is: Moto G7 Play
- Super tall display: Motorola One Vision
If you want the best mix of specs, features, and value, the Moto G7 is the way to go. Motorola's G-series has always been about delivering quality phones at great prices, and the G7 is an exceptional example of that goal. It has a gorgeous 6.2-inch Full HD+ display, and around the back, you'll find dual 12MP + 5MP rear cameras. Internally, the phone's packing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 632 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery that's charged via USB-C.
The latest phone in the Moto Z lineup, the Moto Z4, continues Motorola's commitment to its Moto Mod ecosystem. The Z4 works with all previous Moto Mods that have come out before it, allowing you to quickly throw on an external speaker, Polaroid printer, 360-degree camera, and a myriad of other accessories in the blink of an eye. On its own, the Moto Z4 features specs such as a 6.4-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 675 processor, 48MP rear camera, and a very respectable 3,600 mAh battery.
We've seen a lot of advancements in phone cameras lately, and the Motorola One Zoom is Motorola's chance to shine in these regards. The phone is equipped with four rear cameras, consisting of a 48MP main sensor, 16MP wide-angle sensor, 5MP depth sensor, and an 8MP telephoto sensor that offers 3x optical zoom. The phone's also equipped with a 6.4-inch OLED display, up to two days of battery on one charge, and a Snapdragon 675 processor paired with 4GB of RAM.
Without a doubt, the main reason to buy the Moto G7 Power is for its legendary battery life. Thanks to a combination of a 6.2-inch HD+ display, power-sipping Snapdragon 632 processor, and gigantic 5,000 mAh battery, Motorola says you can expect up to three days of use per charge. In addition to that great battery life, the Moto G7 Power also gets points for its 12MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera, and rear-mounted fingerpint sensor. Even better, the charging port is USB-C!
If you just need a smartphone that'll do the basics and cost as little as possible, the Moto G7 Play fits the bill quite nicely. It's by far the cheapest phone on this list, and despite the ultra-low price tag, you're still getting a very competent piece of tech. The front of the G7 Play is home to a 5.7-inch HD+ display and an 8MP selfie camera with its own dedicated flash. Flip the phone over, and you'll find a 13MP rear camera with a fingerprint sensor. There's also a 3,000 mAh battery and a water-repellent nano-coating.
Similar to the Motorola One above, the Motorola One Vision is a great choice if fast/consistent software updates are important to it. It features a clean build of Android 9 Pie, and thanks to the Android One program, is guarnateed to be updated for a few years to come. The One Vision also stands out thanks to its fast Exynos processor, 48MP rear camera, and a 6.3-inch display with a super tall 21:9 aspect ratio. Since it's an international phone, however, it only works on T-Mobile and AT&T and doesn't support every LTE band in the U.S.
If we had to choose
All of Motorola's phones these days are targeted at the low or mid-end markets, and of all the devices currently in its portfolio, the one that stands out as the clear winner is the Moto G7. The G7 strikes a near-perfect balance of offering a modern design and great specs at an affordable price, and we especially love that it works on every carrier in the U.S.
The Moto Z4 is another interesting option, and for people that are already invested in Motorola's Moto Mods, it allows you to keep on using them for a few more years on a phone with modern specs and a gorgeous OLED display. It's not the best value on its own compared to similarly-priced handsets from other brands, but when paired with those Moto Mods, it becomes a beast of its own.
Lastly, if you only have around $200 to spend on a new phone, the Moto G7 Play is one of the best low-cost Android phones on the market. Period.
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