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Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus now on sale for $750 less than Galaxy S20

Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power
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Motorola's new budget handsets — the $249 Moto G Power and $299 Moto G Stylus — are now on sale. You can order both from the phone maker's website starting today (April 1), and you can find them in stores beginning April 16.

Both new Moto G phones come unlocked and support both CDMA and GSM network bands, enabling compatibility with all carriers. Both have 6.4-inch LCD panels with full-HD resolutions, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipsets. The Power comes with 64GB of onboard storage, while the Stylus packs 128GB — but they can each be expanded with microSD cards.

Whether you go for the Power or the Stylus, that's a lot of phone on paper, and for a very reasonable sum — especially as modern flagships, like the Samsung Galaxy S20, have blown clear past the four-digit threshold.

The name gives away the primary difference between these phones. The Moto G Stylus has, well, a stylus, that docks in the device, Galaxy Note-style. However, the G Stylus has a smaller battery than the Moto G Power. Whereas the Stylus' battery weighs in at 4,000 mAh, the Power has a gargantuan 5,000-mAh unit. 

Last year's Moto G7 Power also had a 5,000-mAh battery and lasted for a record-setting 15 hours and 35 minutes in Tom's Guide's custom battery test. We're expecting similarly big numbers from its successor.

The Moto G Stylus also has slightly better cameras than its cheaper sibling. Both devices incorporate triple-lens modules, but the Stylus' main sensor is rated at 48 megapixels and benefits from quad-pixel binning, while the Power settles for a 16MP main lens. The Stylus also gets an exclusive Action Cam ultrawide lens that can record landscape video, even when held vertically.


Moto G PowerMoto G Stylus
Price$249$299
Screen Size (Resolution)6.4-inch Full-HD+ LCD6.4-inch Full-HD+ LCD
OSAndroid 10Android 10
ProcessorSnapdragon 665Snapdragon 665
RAM4GB4GB
Storage64GB128GB
Rear CameraTriple: 16MP main (ƒ/1.7); 2MP macro (ƒ/2.2); 8MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2)Triple: 48MP main (ƒ/1.7); 2MP macro (ƒ/2.2); 16MP ultrawide Action Cam (ƒ/2.2)
Front Camera16MP (ƒ/2.0)16MP (ƒ/2.0)
Battery5,000 mAh4,000 mAh
Weight7.01 ounces6.77 ounces
ColorSmoke BlackMystic Indigo

The new Moto G family runs Android 10 out of the box, while retaining Motorola's light touch on Google's mobile operating system. Both models will be sold at a range of retailers, including Best Buy, B&H and Amazon, as well as through carriers, including Verizon, Metro by T-Mobile, Google Fi and Republic Wireless.

We went hands on with both devices in early February, and they seemed worthy of the Moto G line's reputation for solid performance at very comforting price points — though you'll have to hang on a few more weeks for our final verdict.

Adam Ismail is a staff writer at Jalopnik and previously worked on Tom's Guide covering smartphones, car tech and gaming. His love for all things mobile began with the original Motorola Droid; since then he’s owned a variety of Android and iOS-powered handsets, refusing to stay loyal to one platform. His work has also appeared on Digital Trends and GTPlanet. When he’s not fiddling with the latest devices, he’s at an indie pop show, recording a podcast or playing Sega Dreamcast.