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Motorola Moto G Play (2023)
Motorola Moto G Play (2023)
Motorola Moto G Play (2023)
Motorola Moto G Play (2023)

Informr score
The Motorola Moto G Play (2023) currently has an Informr score of 4.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
2.3 GHz
2.3 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
16+ MP, f/1.22
16+ MP, f/1.22
5000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Moto G Play for 2023 costs $170 (or even less at Amazon), making it one of the cheapest new phones you can get right now, and without the bloatware or wireless carrier restrictions we sometimes see on lower-priced devices. With a decent set of specs for the price -- including a triple camera sys...

- Mike Sorrentino, Cnet

Given the alternatives that are available for just a few more dollars, it is quite hard to recommend the Motorola Moto G Play (2023). It has some great things going for it, but most of them are ruined by the extremely slow processing power which prevents the phone from delivering the bare minimum wh...

- Aleksandar Anastasov, PhoneArena
XDA Developers
XDA Developers

If you want the most complete, top-of-the-line package from an Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is it. I have loved my time with this phone, and unlike other phones I’ve used before, I haven’t counted the days until I can go back to my Pixel.

- Chris Wedel, XDA Developers
Tom's Guide
Tom's Guide

Motorola’s latest budget phone is an exercise in frustration. The Moto G Play (2023) suffers from a multitude of problems, from performance to photo quality. At least it’s cheap.

- Jordan Palmer, Tom's Guide
Android Central
Android Central

Motorola starts off the year with a questionable smartphone launch. After skipping a year of the Moto G Play lineup, the latest model offers meager upgrades over its predecessor while suffering through major performance problems. That said, there are some nice qualities, but they're not really enoug...

- Derrek Lee, Android Central

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Common Questions

Motorola Moto G Play (2023) prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Motorola's suggested retail price is $169.99. You can compare Moto G Play (2023) prices from around the web here on The Informr.

Motorola backs up the Moto G Play (2023) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Motorola Moto G Play (2023)'s screen size is 6.5 inches with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution.

2.3 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6765 Helio G37 (12 nm) Octa-core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 12 operating system (OS).

16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ MP, f/1.22 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5000 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 1320 minutes.

Moto G Play (2023) Specs

Release Date January 12, 2022
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System Android 12

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Processor MediaTek MT6765 Helio G37 (12 nm) Octa-core 2.3 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.19 W/kg
Body: 1.44 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
16+ Megapixels, f/1.22, Wide
2+ Megapixels, f/2.4, Macro
2+ Megapixels, f/2.4, Depth
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels, f/2.4
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Pixel Density 269 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 90Hz refresh rate
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1320 minutes
Standby Time Up to 15.625 days
Mixed Usage Up to 4320 minutes
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Material Plastic
Colors Deep Indigo
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.724 x 7.654 x 0.936 cm (6.6 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 203 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 52
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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