After a series of leaks, Moto G Stylus finally launched today, and as the name suggests, this phone has a stylus. It is a budget phone from the brand with specs that include a Snapdragon 665 SOC, triple rear cameras, a 4,000mAh battery & a punch-hole display on the front.
The phone has a punch-hole design on the front, which means there is a circular cutout in the display for the selfie camera. Like the Motorola One Vision & Motorola One Action of last year, this camera cutout is there on the top left. There are stereo speakers on the device that are tuned by Dolby.
It is a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ MaxVision display with an aspect ratio of 19.17:9. It is an LCD panel instead of OLED, but that’s not a surprise since it is a budget phone.
On the rear, there is a triple camera setup placed vertically in the same manner as the last year’s Moto G8 Plus. The fingerprint scanner is also placed on the rear. The triple camera setup includes a primary 48 Megapixel f/1.7 sensor with Quad Pixel Technology, a secondary 2 Megapixel Macro lens, & a 16 Megapixel Action Cam with 117-degree FOV.
The fourth circle that you see on the rear is for the Laser Autofocus system. The selfie camera is a 16 Megapixel unit with an f/2.0 aperture.
Some rear camera features include EIS, 4K 30fps video recording, Portrait Mode, HDR, RAW Photo, Cinemagraph, Panorama, Live filter, High-res zoom, etc. There is EIS for the front-facing camera as well.
The Moto G Stylus is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SOC & there is 4GB RAM + 128GB storage. The USB Type-C port, headphone jack & the slot for the stylus are placed on the bottom. There is a 4,000mAh battery & the phone supports the standard 10W charging. Android 10 runs out of the box.
There are some new features for the Stylus. For Example, you can choose an app to launch or an action to be performed when the stylus is taken out of the slot. The new “Moto Note” can be used to write notes using the stylus. Also, while you are writing with the stylus, you can use your finger as an eraser.
Users can also track the location of the stylus via the app since the app records the time & location of the time when you last removed the stylus from the body of the phone.
MOTO G STYLUS – PRICING & AVAILABILITY
The Moto G Stylus is priced at $299 in the US & comes in a single storage option – 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM. The color options include just one color – Mystic Indigo. The phone will go on sale this Spring.