Recently, Motorola launched a budget 5G phone in India, the Moto G34 5G. The Moto G Play 2024 was also launched in the US at $149. The brand is now all set to launch another budget phone, the Moto G24. This is a non-5G phone, and the official renders, along with the specifications and pricing, are now out, thanks to Appuals. Going by the name, this is the successor to the Moto G23, which was launched last year with a MediaTek Helio G85 SOC, a 5000mAh battery, and a 50MP camera.
The design is similar to the recently launched Moto G34 & Moto G Play 2024. The phone has flat sides, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a hole punch design on the front. There is a USB Type-C port on the bottom and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top. The source did not mention stereo speakers, but that’s something we expect in this budget phone.
Under the hood, the Moto G24 has the same chip as the Moto G23, the MediaTek Helio G85. This is an almost four-year-old chip, and there is no 5G support as well. The phone has 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. There is a 5,000mAh battery with 20W fast charging. For comparison, the Moto G23 supported 30W fast charging.
There is a 6.56-inch 90Hz LCD with a 720p resolution. The dual camera setup on the rear includes a 50MP primary sensor and a 2MP macro camera. For comparison, the Moto G23 had a triple camera setup that included a 5MP ultrawide camera. The selfie camera has an 8MP sensor, compared to a 16MP sensor on the G23.
Finally, the phone runs on Android 14.
Well, compared to the Moto G23, the Moto G24 seems more like a downgrade than an upgrade. The phone has the same SOC, a slightly larger display with the same resolution and refresh rate, the same battery, slower charging, no ultrawide camera, and a downgraded selfie camera.
As for the pricing, the Moto G24 is launching in Europe at €169. For comparison, the Moto G24 was launched in Europe at €230. So, at least the price is lower than the predecessor.