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Motorola Moto G Play comes to the US as the least expensive model among the other four phones the company introduced earlier. The price tag is queerly low $169 and it identifies the phone as a budget model.

Moto G Play (2021)
Image: theverge.com

If you take into consideration the price point it is fair enough to expect such specs: a 6.5-inch 720p LCD with standard refresh rate, Snapdragon 460 processor with 3GB of RAM, and a generous 5,000mAh battery.

Allison Johnson noticed in the original article for The Verge that Motorola’s budget-friendly phone will be one of a smaller number of options. This means that such a phone in this budget category will be one of the least.

There are a couple of aspects of the phone’s feature set that feel underwhelming even considering the price: namely, a paltry 32GB of storage (though it can be expanded after the fact) and a 13-megapixel main camera when more advanced, high-resolution pixel-binning sensors are becoming the norm at every price point, for example.

But in general Moto G Play gives everything you need from the cheap phone. Of course, you’ll have the option to boost it up for an extra $50 to $100 if your budget is more flexible. As a result, you can get some nice upgrades.

MOTO G PLAY Performance

In the heart of the Moto G Play, there is a Snapdragon 460 chipset. It is relatively new, cheap and its position as a beginner level Qualcomm processor. It comes in pair with 3GB of RAM. This power should support your daily life with some daily tasks like jumping between apps and scrolling social media, albeit with subtle but noticeable stuttering along the way. 

MOTO G PLAY comes with a huge battery

In 2017 you wouldn’t even notice some pixels on the screen. But in 2021 the 720p resolution stretched across the 6.5-inch display could depict some pixelated images. From Allison’s personal experience she states in the article that with max brightness it was a bit hard seeing the screen properly outdoors.

The G Play has got a 5,000mAh battery under the hood. It is more than enough to keep your telephone alive for a very long time. Motorola claims it will get three days of battery life, which is probably true if you’re a light user and conservative with your screen brightness.

Storage is a temporarily weak point

So the Moto G Play includes only 32GB of storage which can not be enough in 2021. But here is good news. You can pay an extra $10-15 for microSD and physically expand the storage.

MOTO G PLAY camera

TheThe G Play has just one 13-megapixel rear-facing camera (accompanied by a 2-megapixel depth sensor) and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. If nothing else, the G Play’s camera offerings are very straightforward. There are just two main shooting modes in the native camera app: photo and video. Portrait mode and a few other extras are available in the shooting menu, but there’s no night mode here.

Perhaps, that’s it for the Moto G Play. When the phone doesn’t have one of the privileged positions in your life, this model is a perfect match for you.

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