The Motorola Moto G Power 2021 takes the baton from the 2020 model of the Moto G Power. Much like its predecessor, It offers enthusiasts capable smartphone hardware, for a price far that doesn’t put too much weight on your wallet. It falls in the category of smartphones described as having good value for money.
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Motorola Moto G Power 2021 Key Specs & Features
- 6.6 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 Pixels (266 PPI)
- Android 10
- Octa-core Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
- 3GB, 4GB RAM
- 32GB / 64GB Built-in Storage, SD-Card Support
- 48MP + 2MP + 2MP Triple Rear Cameras
- 8MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Scanner (Side-Mounted)
- 4G LTE Network
- Water-repellent Coating
- Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
Design and Display
Subtle designs are pretty much the par for the course on smartphones with low price tags. The Moto Moto G Power 2021 falls in this category. Just like its predecessor we are offered with a smartphone design that sits in the non-flashy zone.
On the front of this Android phone, you will find a 6.6-inch IPS LCD display, which is pretty much the same size as last year. However, there is a reduction in resolution and density. Instead of the 1080p display and 399 PPI density we got last year, we are now being served with a 720 x 1600 resolution and a density of 266 PPI.
Moving on to the rear, we have a square camera module design, that seems to have drawn inspiration from the Huawei Mate 20. This rear camera module holds three cameras and an LED flash. Below the camera module is the Motorola emblem, which indicates its a Motorola smartphone.
Motorola G Power comes in two colour variants that include Flash Gray and Polar Silver, which could pretty much endup being a dilemma for enthusiasts who don’t fancy any of the colour options.
They may not being an entire camera upgrade, but Motorola did make efforts to make the rear primary camera more capable. We saw a jump from 16MP camera to a 48MP camera on the Motorola G Power 2021.
The other members its rear camera department, include a 2MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 2MP depth camera also with an aperture of f/2.4. This rear camera setup is capable of shooting videos up to 1080p @ 30fps.
Upfront, we have got a single 8MP shooter, as opposed to the single 13MP shooter we had last year. This 8MP camera has an aperture of f/2.0 and is capable of shooting videos up to 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The Motorola Moto G Power 2021 retains the mid-range category trait as its predecessor, however, it does this with a slighly lower processor. Here we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, as opposed to the Snapdragon 665 processor as seen on last year’s model.
As for the rest of the main performance drivers, Motorola is offering dual RAM and storage configuration, as opposed to the single setup we had last year. Here we have options for either 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, or 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
However the variant you decide to purchase, you will get a non-removable 5000mAh battery, which is one of the major selling point.
On the software side, the Motorola Moto G power 2021 runs its user interface, ontop of the Android 10 operating system.
The Motorola Moto G Power features a 3.5mm headphone jack, Low-energy Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi.
Internet connectivity on here is capped at 4G LTE, which means enthusiasts won’t be getting 5G connectivity with this device, even in an area with 5G reception.
Motorola Moto G Power Price and Availability
Motorola Moto G Power price starts at around $199 for the entry level variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This price translates to around 75,859 Naira in Nigeria, 1,169 GHC in Ghana and 21,891 KHS in Kenya.
Please note that the top of the line 4GB RAM / 64GB internal storage, will cost you around $249.
The Motorola Moto G Power was announced on January 8th 2021 and is expected to be available for purchase as from the 24th of January 2020.
Motorola Moto G Power 2021 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Motorola Moto G Power 2021:
- Platform: Android 10
- Processor: Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm) (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 610
- Memory: 3GB / 4GB RAM
- Colours: Flash Gray, Polar Silver
- Dimension: 165.3 x 75.9 x 9.5 mm
- Weight: 206.5 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.6-inch IPS LCD 720 x 1600 Pixels, ~83.8% screen-to-body Ratio, 266 PPI
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48MP (Primary) f/1.7 + 2MP (Macro) f/2.4 + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, f/2.0, HDR, [email protected], gyro-EIS
- Built-in Storage: 32GB / 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes (microSDXC – Dedicated Slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: 800 / 1900
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 25, 26, 29, 30, 38, 41, 66, 71
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, LTEPP, SUPL
- Maps: Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Side-Mounted
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Google Assistant
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 5000mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –