- Analysis by KJ David
A stylus-equipped smartphone, the Motorola Moto G Stylus opts for mid-level processing specs only, particularly, a Snapdragon 665 2GHz octa-core engine and only 4GB of RAM . In comparison, some of the most popular eight-core contenders around the time of this technical review, use chips that peak at over 2.5GHz and pack 6GB of RAM. The absence of NFC support also sounds highly questionable to us, knowing that a good number of lower-class models offer NFC, largely for device-to-device data transfers and mobile wallet management.
Another slight con is its decision to stick to a 1080p (Full HD resolution on its display -- we were hoping for a 2K-1440p facade, considering its productivity-driven stylus accessory , 6.4-inch screen real estate, and wide 19.17:9 aspect ratio. By the way, check out some of the best phablets on this Phonerated list.
Jumping over to its pros, the G Stylus touts an upmarket triple-lens main camera , which consists of a high-caliber 48-megapixel primary lens with the Quad Pixel technology, a 2-megapixel Macro Vision lens for high-detail shots, and a 16-megapixel Action Cam for scenic shots (It has a 117-degree viewing angle). Also on board is a 4K-2160p video-recording mode and laser focusing (TOF).
Its imaging pros and cons are joined by a respectable 16-megapixel selfie cam whose key features include an accompanying screen flash function, Cinemagraph, and HDR shooting.
Going back under the hood, this Moto G model banks on a 4000mAh battery coupled with a 10W quick-charging system, while a 128GB memory extendable by up to 512GB is on storage duties. Like a few of its Motorola cousins, this model also features a water-repellent design , with Mystic Indigo being its only color option.
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So, with those pros and cons in mind, the Moto G Stylus seems to befit mid-range shoppers who prioritize productivity and photography more than anything else.
** This phone is also known as: Nokia XpressMusic 5310 2020
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