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Pros and Cons
- Inexpensive ($99.00)
- 6.6" large HD screen
- Camera (48MP High Resolution Camera and 1080P Video)
- RAM (4GB)
- ROM (Storage Capacity 64GB)
- Screen Resolution not 1080P HD
- Not 5G capable
- No Ultra Wide Angle Lens
Motorola Moto G Power Specifications
Price: $199, $249, or $99 @ Boost Mobile with service contract
Screen size: 6.6 inches (1600 x 720)
CPU: Snapdragon 662
RAM: 3GB, 4GB
Storage: 32GB, 64GB
Rear cameras: 48MP (f/1.7) main; 2MP (f/2.4) macro; 2MP (f/2.4) depth
Front cameras: 8MP (f/2.0)
Battery size: 5,000 mAh
Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 14:04
Size: 6.5 x 3 x 0.37 inches
Weight: 7.3 ounces
Review and Opinion
I primarily use my Motorola G Power (2021) for personal use, talk, text, email, and photography. Sometimes I use an app for work to keep an eye on certain systems at my job. I mostly use the camera for documenting my travels and for photographing products and scenery.
Overall I felt this phone was excellent. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would say it came in around an 8. I gave it an 8 based on the cost ($99.00) and the 48MP camera. Relatively rugged, this phone has a plastic back cover with a hardened glass screen that helps protect it from small drops and scratches. The 48MP rear-facing camera really provides vivid and realistic photos. Captured images appear crisp and clear and are definitely a plus if considering this phone.
I really love the way photos turn out on this phone. The camera is capable of taking excellent macro shots with bright, vivid, sharp photos. The camera also provides a 16.9 wide-angle lens that was perfect for taking highly detailed landscape shots for my different articles. One drawback is that this camera does not include an ultra-wide-angle lens. Even without it, I felt the camera on this phone is good enough that I often leave my digital camera at home. It can shoot high-quality video at 1080P resolution with the rear camera and an even more impressive 1080P resolution with the front-facing selfie camera.
RAM and Processor
The 4GB of RAM is sufficient for most everyday tasks and the Snapdragon 662 processor can handle things smoothly if I have too many apps open at once. It is an upgrade to the Moto G Fast.
The built-in 64GB of storage is adequate, providing enough storage space for apps, photos, and videos. I am able to expand my storage with the addition of a 512GB SD card to store photos and video.
The battery life is also excellent with the phone lasting all day with heavy use and nearly 4 days with occasional use. The Moto G Power supports fast charging and is capable of providing a full charge to its 5000 mAh battery in just a couple of hours.
I wish this phone offered Near Field Communication (NFC) capability so I could use the phone to pay for things at grocery stores, convenience stores, and anywhere else where that function is available. I'm quite satisfied with this phone. It gets the job done extremely well for the money. I hope that Boost Mobile provides an Android 11 update soon. That would make this phone more stable, secure, and even more reliable than it already is.
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