7.4/10
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The Motorola Moto G Stylus currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
6.4"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Engadget

The $300 Moto G Stylus is a capable smartphone with a stylus that makes it easy to take notes and make handwritten lists on the fly. Aside from the pen, the G Stylus is almost identical to the Moto G Power and it has solid performance plus a great 14-hour battery life. It takes its best photos in go...

- Valentina Palladino, Engadget
Tom's Guide

The Moto G Stylus features a handy stylus for note-taking and lasts a long time on a charge. But the Moto G Power has a bigger battery, costs less and is the better value.

- Philip Michaels, Tom's Guide
Android Authority

If battery life is your primary concern, you can’t go wrong with either the Moto G Power or the Moto G Stylus.  The G Power, in particular, delivers dividends on battery life with three days of uptime. The G Stylus may only reach two days, but that’s still better than many devices in any price range...

- Eric Zeman, Android Authority
ZDNet

The price justifies a mid-level processor and the Snapdragon 665 performed well most of the time. I had a few times where things would lag a bit and noticeable pauses in reaction appeared. I also had to restart the phone twice due to some mysterious freezes. Overall though, I was able to have great...

- Matthew Miller, ZDNet
Cnet

I appreciate the key feature of the Moto G Stylus. The stylus adds a level of precision that makes navigating the phone more efficient. Now, I'm not a huge stylus person and this feature isn't for me. But that's OK, because the Moto G Stylus is still a solid featured budget phone.

- Patrick Holland, Cnet


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Motorola released the Moto G Stylus on March 19, 2020.


The Moto G Stylus price 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. You can compare Motorola Moto G Stylus prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Motorola backs up the Moto G Stylus with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Moto G Stylus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.4"

The Motorola Moto G Stylus's screen size is 6.4 inches with 1080 x 2300 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery.

Moto G Stylus Specs

Overview
Release date March 19, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1500/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Mystic Indigo
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.855 x 7.58 x 0.92 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 192
Water Resistant / Waterproof Yes
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2300 pixels
Pixel density 399 pixels
Size 6.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
No
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (2 MP, F2.2, Macro), 3rd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Unknown
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola Moto G Pro

Motorola Moto G Pro (EU) has some upgrades: Dual-SIM support, NFC, and a faster charging.

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Engadget

It's a stylus-toting handset with a lot to like but a few big downsides as well

from Engadget

The $300 Moto G Stylus is a capable smartphone with a stylus that makes it easy to take notes and make handwritten lists on the fly. Aside from the pen, the G Stylus is almost identical to the Moto G Power and it has solid performance plus a great 14-hour battery life. It takes its best photos in...More

The $300 Moto G Stylus is a capable smartphone with a stylus that makes it easy to take notes and make handwritten lists on the fly. Aside from the pen, the G Stylus is almost identical to the Moto G Power and it has solid performance plus a great 14-hour battery life. It takes its best photos in good lighting and, while the included macro lens is a strange choice, it ultimately adds a unique flare that makes it stand out among other mid-range smartphones. However, the G Power’s lack of NFC, disappointing Night Mode photography and its plastic design prove that sacrifice is necessary when opting for a more affordable handset.

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Tom's Guide

Handy stylus for note-taking, decent photos and performance for the price

from Tom's Guide

The Moto G Stylus features a handy stylus for note-taking and lasts a long time on a charge. But the Moto G Power has a bigger battery, costs less and is the better value.

Read full review

The Moto G Stylus features a handy stylus for note-taking and lasts a long time on a charge. But the Moto G Power has a bigger battery, costs less and is the better value.

Read full review

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Android Authority

Mega battery life for less than $300

from Android Authority

If battery life is your primary concern, you can’t go wrong with either the Moto G Power or the Moto G Stylus.  The G Power, in particular, delivers dividends on battery life with three days of uptime. The G Stylus may only reach two days, but that’s still better than many devices in any pri...More

If battery life is your primary concern, you can’t go wrong with either the Moto G Power or the Moto G Stylus.  The G Power, in particular, delivers dividends on battery life with three days of uptime. The G Stylus may only reach two days, but that’s still better than many devices in any price range. If you can give up some battery life, I think the Stylus is the better performer. It includes the useful stylus and has the better of the two camera systems hands down.

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ZDNet

Long battery life, basic stylus support, $300 price

from ZDNet

The price justifies a mid-level processor and the Snapdragon 665 performed well most of the time. I had a few times where things would lag a bit and noticeable pauses in reaction appeared. I also had to restart the phone twice due to some mysterious freezes. Overall though, I was able to have gre...More

The price justifies a mid-level processor and the Snapdragon 665 performed well most of the time. I had a few times where things would lag a bit and noticeable pauses in reaction appeared. I also had to restart the phone twice due to some mysterious freezes. Overall though, I was able to have great phone conversations via cellular and WiFi Calling connections, work all day with it as my primary device, enjoy a couple shows, and proved to myself it could be my main phone if I didn't care that much about the advanced technology found in flagship devices.

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Cnet

Stylus lovers, you now have another option for your note-taking and doodling needs

from Cnet

I appreciate the key feature of the Moto G Stylus. The stylus adds a level of precision that makes navigating the phone more efficient. Now, I'm not a huge stylus person and this feature isn't for me. But that's OK, because the Moto G Stylus is still a solid featured budget phone.

Read full review

I appreciate the key feature of the Moto G Stylus. The stylus adds a level of precision that makes navigating the phone more efficient. Now, I'm not a huge stylus person and this feature isn't for me. But that's OK, because the Moto G Stylus is still a solid featured budget phone.

Read full review

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The Verge

Low in trade-offs, low in price

from The Verge

The new Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power are a sizable step forward, thanks to the boost in camera performance. Following tradition, it’s also bursting with features and a familiar low price.  If you can’t spend more than the Moto G Stylus or G Power cost, or simply don’t want to spend more...More

The new Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power are a sizable step forward, thanks to the boost in camera performance. Following tradition, it’s also bursting with features and a familiar low price.  If you can’t spend more than the Moto G Stylus or G Power cost, or simply don’t want to spend more, you currently won’t be able to find a more well-rounded phone at this price.

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Digital Trends

Takes a gamble on a niche feature, and can't turn it into a win

from Digital Trends

The Moto G Stylus makes a gamble that doesn’t entirely pay off. The stylus isn’t a killer feature, and it seems to inflate the phone’s girth. Most people will want a thinner, lighter device.

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The Moto G Stylus makes a gamble that doesn’t entirely pay off. The stylus isn’t a killer feature, and it seems to inflate the phone’s girth. Most people will want a thinner, lighter device.

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