Motorola continues its steady stream of affordable phones by releasing the Moto G Pure. In 2021, aside from the, all of the phones Motorola released in the US cost $500 or less. The new Pure is $160 and has the lowest price of any new Motorola device. And that's before any discounts.
So what's the catch? What does $160 get you in terms of a phone? In the case of the Pure, quite a bit. You get a 6.5-inch display, a battery that Motorola claims will last you two days, a close-to-stock version of Android 11 and IP52 rating for water- and dust-resistance.
The Pure joins an already. There is a Taco Bell mixing of ingredients with the Moto G family. Motorola is masterful mixing specs and features of one phone with another. Like all other Moto G phones, except the Moto G Stylus 5G, the Pure is a 4G phone only which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
2021 Moto G phones compared
|Phone||Price||Screen||Battery||Storage and RAM|
|Moto G Pure||$160||6.5-inch 720p||4,000 mAh||32GB, 3GB|
|Moto G Play||$170||6.5-inch 720p||5,000 mAh||32GB, 3GB|
|Moto G Power||$200||6.6-inch 720p||5,000 mAh||32GB, 3GB|
|Moto G Power||$250||6.6-inch 720p||5,000 mAh||64GB, 4GB|
|Moto G Stylus||$300||6.8-inch 1,080p||4,000 mAh||128GB, 4GB|
|Moto G Stylus 5G||$400||6.8-inch 1,080p||5,000 mAh||256GB, 6GB|
None of the Pure's features are going to give theor the a run for their money. And the Pure isn't supposed to. You could buy four and a half Moto G Pure phones for .
But to get the Pure to such a low price Motorola made a number of smart compromises and omissions. There is a dual-rear camera which is really a single 13-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera for portrait mode photos. As opposed to using a Snapdragon processor, the Pure has a MediaTek Helio G25 octa-core processor. Instead of a stylish hole-punch cut out for the 5-megapixel selfie camera there's a teardrop-shaped notch. The screen has a 1,600x720-pixel resolution which is 2021 isn't that great.
The Pure lacks NFC, wireless charging and a high refresh rate display but comes with 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot for expandable storage, 3GB of RAM and a headphone jack.
You can order the Moto G Pure unlocked starting Oct. 14 from Motorola and retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and B&H. A Verizon version will also be available to order the same day. AT&T and T-Mobile will start offering the Pure later this year.