5G is becoming a standard for smartphones. 2020 was all about 5G support. We saw flagships getting 5G support, and now it’s time for the mid-rangers to enjoy the high speeds. 5G may not be the most important aspect for the Asian market however it is for the US market. And for that, we will see a lot more 5G centric mid-ranged devices. One of them comes from Motorola codenamed Keiv. It is all set to launch as Motorola Moto G 5G.
Motorola Moto G 5G – What do we know so far?
The upcoming mid-range smartphone was leaked earlier last month. And now since the launch is near, we have more information. Motorola Moto G 5G comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 chipset. The smartphone comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The Snapdragon 690 is an entry-level 5G chipset from Qualcomm and was unveiled earlier this year. We have previously seen this chipset on the OnePlus N10 5G smartphone. This clearly hints that this is Moto’s answer to the OnePlus budget offering.
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Moto G 5G phone takes an edge with its OLED panel. It does come with a 60Hz refresh rate. On the other hand, the OnePlus N10 5G opts for an IPS panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. Many people prefer a high-quality display with better colors and not a high refresh rate display. And in my opinion, if a device is gaming-centric then a higher refresh rate is vital. However, with a mediocre chipset, I don’t really prefer a higher refresh rate. So, Moto G 5G has an advantage.
Let’s talk about the camera. The Motorola Moto G 5G supports a triple rear camera setup. It compromises a 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 primary sensor, 8-megapixel telephoto, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The camera setup seems interesting to me. Usually, we do not find the telephoto lens on mid-range smartphones rather there is an ultra-wide sensor. OnePlus Nord N10 5G comes with a quad-camera setup and has a 64-megapixel primary. It again comes to personal preference. Ultra-wide shooters are usually not great on mid-range devices, and that may be a reason Moto opted for a different layout.
With the same chipsets, if we also had other hardware similar, then nothing would have made the Moto G 5G different. I liked how Motorola is offering something different than usual. However, pricing would play a vital role. OnePlus N10 5G comes at £379 (~$427), and if Moto is able to price the phone lower than OnePlus, then it would be a very good device.