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Motorola Moto G Stylus

Motorola Moto G Stylus

from  $299+
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76 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The $300 Moto G Stylus is a capable smartphone with a stylus that makes it easy to take notes and make handwritten lists on the fly. The doodling experience is hampered by a lack of palm rejection, but the fact that the option remains to take quick, handwritten notes will compel some to consider it. Aside from the pen, the G Stylus is almost identical to the Moto G Power and it has solid performance plus a great 14-hour battery life. It takes its best photos in good lighting and, while the included macro lens is a strange choice, it ultimately adds a unique flare that makes it stand out among other mid-range smartphones. However, the G Power’s lack of NFC, disappointing Night Mode photography and its plastic design prove that sacrifice is necessary when opting for a more affordable handset.

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Pros
  • One of the few budget smartphones with a stylus
  • Cinemagraph is an easy way to make personal animated gifs
  • Runs a mostly clean version of Android 10
  • An actual headphone jack
  • Macro lens is a surprising but enjoyable choice
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Frustrating lack of palm rejection when using the stylus
  • Plastic hardware
  • No NFC
  • Night Mode photography isn’t great

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Specs

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Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
6.4in
Internal memory
128GB
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
6.4in
128GB
Yes

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76 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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