The Moto G Pro is one of the more interesting budget phones. It has a stylus and an action camera mode only for video. You pay a touch more, as a result, pushing the value on the brink of a couple of even more capable phones. Read up on the limitations of the stylus before buying, but it’s a refreshing change among a mass of very similar, very good affordable Androids.
Moto G Stylus Review
The Moto G Pro / Moto G Stylus seems like a standard affordable phone but is anything but. It has two features not found in any of the lead competition, a stylus that slots into the frame, and an action video camera that shoots widescreen video when the phone is held upright.
Moto G Pro / Moto G Stylus price and release date
• Out now
• Costs $299 / £289.99 (around AU$260)
• Moto G Pro in some markets, Moto G Stylus in others
The Moto G Pro was announced in May 2020, a time of an entire heap of Motorola phones.
There are really too many Motos these days for normal people to keep track. But the Moto G Pro is one among the higher-end ones. It sits slightly below the Moto G 5G Plus, and above the all-rounder Moto G8 Plus.
• Smart stylus implementation, if not smart stylus tech
• Chunky plastic frame
• Low-key color gradient
The Moto G Pro looks remarkably similar to the G8 Power. It’s a mid-size phone, not super-slim but has curves that don’t make it’s 9.2mm thickness too apparent.
Specs and performance
• Snapdragon 665 with 4GB of RAM
• Standard performance for the category
• Some games run better with Qualcomm than MediaTek or Samsung CPUs
The Moto G Pro has a good Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but it’s not the most powerful phone available at the price. Its chipset is that the Snapdragon 665, as seen within the less expensive Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T.