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Moto G Stylus 5G: $500 Phone Gets Higher-End Features at a Midrange Price

A big display with a high refresh rate and good photography highlight this stylus-equipped phone.

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At $500 (which roughly converts to £320, AU$560), the Moto G Stylus 5G for 2022 has higher-end features normally found on more expensive phones, including a 6.8-inch screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 50-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. You also get a built-in stylus.

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The phone runs on Android 12, and is promised one upgrade to Android 13. The phone will also get three years of security updates.

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The main 50-megapixel camera on the back of the phone is accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel depth sensor camera. On the front is a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

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The stylus fits right inside of the phone.

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The screen's 120Hz refresh rate makes animations and scrolling very smooth.

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The phone's thin frame is easy to grip for texting, but its taller body does mean that a lot of the phone is exposed if you are texting with the lower half of the phone.

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The phone comes with optical image stabilization, which helps reduce motion blur caused by shakiness.

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When you pull the stylus out of the phone, a menu offering quick access to apps optimized for it appears.

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With the stylus, you can take a note, annotate a screenshot or send an animated message that Motorola calls a Live Message. The phone also includes a handwriting recognition keyboard.

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For more photos of the Moto G Stylus 5G, keep browsing through the gallery.

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