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About half a year after the Motorola Moto G 5G Plus, the company released the more affordable version - the vanilla Moto G 5G. The newer device is almost identical to its older sibling in terms of design and hardware. There are just a couple of key components differentiating the two and allowing for a lower price point.
The standard Moto G 5G tones down the chipset to Snapdragon 750G instead of the Snapdragon 765G on the Plus model, and that's a good thing. We start seeing a trend here, and we like how Motorola is putting effort into bringing more recent chipsets into consumers' hands. Older Motorola handsets were often scolded for coming out with older SoCs. This is no longer the case. Both the Moto G 5G and the Moto G 5G Plus employ capable and up-to-date chipsets.
Another key difference would be the display. Size and resolution (mostly) match, but the non-Plus variant we have here skips the HRR and settles for a standard 60Hz refresh rate. The camera experience is expected to be largely the same. Only the macro lens and the secondary selfie camera are missing, but the important ones are borrowed from the Plus' setup. Battery and charging remain the same too.
But enough about the differences and similarities between the two. Like the Plus model, the proper Moto G 5G faces some stiff competition in this segment. We have Xiaomi, Samsung, and Realme with similar or identical chipsets offering an excellent value for money. So let's see if the Moto G 5G is up to the task.
The handset comes in a standard box with the usual user manuals and the appropriate wall charger, and USB-A to USB-C cable. The charger is rated at 20W to support the phone's fast-charging capability. You also get a transparent silicone case as a bonus.
Not Google running the show now that's why they're cheap n nasty
Motorola are basically a different company now from the handsets that had weak chips in so you can't really compare
Motorola specs and design are ugly and dated.