The Verdict

The Motorola Moto G50 is an entry-level 5G smartphone that is well worth the money. Like other budget smartphones, it has a few comprises such as; 720p display, a plastic all-rounder and the Snapdragon 480 CPU. However, you will be surprised it's been very well thought-out by Motorola. For the money you're getting, 5G enabled, a 5,000mAh battery, and triple rear cameras.

So, should you buy the Moto G50? Read on further...

Our Rating 4/5 
 
 
 
 
 

Pros:sentiment_very_satisfied

  • Reasonably Priced
  • 5G Enabled.
  • Excellent Battery Life

Cons:sentiment_very_dissatisfied

  • Plastic Feel
  • Mid-ranged Processor
  • IPS Screen

Moto G50

One thing I love about Motorola is you're sure to get excellent value for money. It's not going to cost you the world, unlike some brands out there. Let's not point any fingers!

The Moto G50 is an affordable Dual SIM 5G phone, a price-friendly option to jump on the 5G bandwagon, a budget 5G smartphone.

In recent times more budget phones are coming with 5G, guessing it's getting easier to implement, but still, 5G is new to us.

One thing I love about Motorola is you're sure to get excellent value for money. It's not going to cost you the world, unlike some brands out there. Let's not point any fingers!

The Moto G50 is an affordable Dual SIM 5G phone, a price-friendly option to jump on the 5G bandwagon, a budget 5G smartphone.

In recent times more budget phones are coming with 5G, guessing it's getting easier to implement, but still, 5G is new to us.

The G50 packs a whopping 5,000mAh Li-Po battery, 6.5in screen, Snapdragon 480 CPU, and has 64GB internal storage.

As usual, Motorola has played it safe. The G50 is very competitive for its price tag. However, although it's a budget smartphone with some great features, there are some factors that you'll easily overlook, begs the question, what are the compromises?

So, how does the rest compare? Is this Moto a budget smartphone mediocre? Read on further to see what we think.>The G50 packs a whopping 5,000mAh Li-Po battery, 6.5in screen, Snapdragon 480 CPU, and has 64GB internal storage.

As usual, Motorola has played it safe. The G50 is very competitive for its price tag. However, although it's a budget smartphone with some great features, there are some factors that you'll easily overlook, begs the question, what are the compromises?

So, how does the rest compare? Is this Moto mediocre? Read on further to see what we think.

Styling And Design-Build

Moto G50

Well, nothing to rave about here, as you can expect for the price - it's all plastic, nothing stands out when styling is concerned.

Falling a little short when it comes to dimensions, as it's 74.9mm x 164.9mm and slightly weighty at 192g.

As far as bezels go, it's plastic and thick, which gives the phone a slightly bulky feel as it's 8.95mm in thickness.

The back of the phone is consistent in style with the front. Here we find the circular fingerprint scanner, alongside is the triple-camera tucked nicely in the upper left-hand corner.

At the bottom of the phone, it has the traditional 3.5mm jack, the loudspeaker and the USB-C charging port.

The G50 provides some water resistance, however, not IP rated.

In conclusion, a little disappointing as the general build quality of the phone feels very plastic and cheap. Aluminium bezels or a glass-back would have gone a long way here, but I guess a pricing factor was at play here. A decent silicone case will remedy this to some extent.

Screen

Moto G50

Fitted with a 6.5in IPS display rather than a better-looking AMOLED screen, this means it looks a bit bland and not giving the deep colours we all desire. The text doesn't pop out and seems a little dull.

The screen resolution is borderline okay, at 269 pixels per inch (720 x 1,600 pixels), so expect some pixelization and graininess. The display is similar to the likes of the G8 and G9. However, the resolution is more favourable with the G100 as it's 409 pixels per inch.

Overall, for what you are paying, you're getting your monies worth. After all, let's not forget it's still a 5G phone with a very high capacity battery.

Performance/ Technology

The Moto G50 has a Snapdragon 480 CPU and 4GB ram. In comparison, it's no better than the 765G Snapdragon fount in the Motorola Edge or OnePlus Nord, which outperforms by miles.

It's not the best performer in its price bracket, but it's decent.

That said, this phone is nippy and performs well, believing most will be satisfied. It does take a heartbeat to load games - generally, it's somewhat unnoticeable.

As standard, you get 64GB internal memory, in which 17GB is pre-used, leaving you 47GB. That said, it does take a MicroSD card, which is a bonus, but you may need to sacrifice the other SIM card slot.

The Fingerprint scanner is at the rear of the phone, a little disappointing as an in-screen scanner is a norm these days.

Camera Quality

Moto G50

The front-facing camera (selfie cam) is a 13MP f/2.2 camera, no complaints here, perfect for selfies, video calling and making short clips.

There are Three rear-facing cameras on the back; 48MP f1.7 wide-angle, 5MP f/2.4 macro, and a 2mp f/2.4 depth camera. Video recording is also good at 1080p@30/60fps.

Judging by the camera specifications and price range, it's well suited for a budget 5G smartphone.

Battery Life

Moto G50

Being a crucial factor, Motorola smashed this out of the park with a colossal non-removable 5,000mAh Li-Po battery. Coupled with the 720p IPS display, this works in the G50's favour in terms of endurance.

The battery endurance will see you through the day and then some, which is nice, especially if you're like me, forgetful!

There is no wireless charging capabilities or the ability to reverse-charge, which is expected from a budget 5G phone.

The Moto G50 does, however, offers 15W charging capabilities which is better than some in the same price bracket.

G50 Specification List

MANUFACTURER: Motorola
RELEASE DATE: 26, April, 2021
OS PLATFORM: Andriod 11
DIMENSIONS: 164.9 x 74.9 x 9 mm (6.49 x 2.95 x 0.35 in)
WEIGHT: 192 Grams
LCD DISPLAY IPS LCD, 90HZ
TRIPLE CAMERA 48MP WIDE, 5MP MACRO, 2MP DEPTH
SELFIE CAMERA 13MP HDR
MEMORY: Internal: 64
External Card Slot: MicroSD
SOUND: LOUD SPEAKER, 3.5MM JACK
COMMS: WIFI, BLUETOOTH, NFC, DUAL-BAND, GPS
FEATURES: FINGERPRINT, ACCELEROMETER, GYRO, PROXIMITY, BAROMETER
COLOURS: STEEL GREY, AQUA GREEN
NETWORK: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G

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