MOTOROLA G50 Review || A Worthy 5G Smartphone?
Now this is a budget 5g motorola device and going by the model numbers you would think its a pretty substantial upgrade over the g10 or the g30, but is it this is what im here to find out so im a little bit late when it comes to Reviewing the g50 as it was released all the way back in april, and i am slowly making my way through as many budget motorola devices as i can so lets start with the specs so up front. You get a 6.5 inch 720p display with a 90 hertz refresh rate bezels around the phone are relatively thick, especially with this chin, but thats been the same on all budget motorolas that ive tested and up top you get a 13 megapixel selfie camera in this teardrop Design – and this is the same 13 megapixel camera at f 2.2 as youll, find on the motorola g30 and as with other budget phones in general, the g50 is an all plastic phone, but its not a unibody plastic. Like you find on the g10 and g30. This plastic frame is flat and reminds me of the real me 8 5g and the back has the same glossy back with a nice mirrored design. It looks a lot nicer in person and i much prefer the look of the g50 over the g60s and as with the g60s, the camera bump on the g50 is barely noticeable on the top of the phone.
You have a microphone and on the bottom, you have another microphone, usb c port and single firing. Speaker – and here is a quick sample from the speaker of the g50 nice sort of shimmy effect. Of course it is still plastic. Youve got your fingerprint sensor in the back there and then your triple camera. The g50 supports 15 watt charging, but unfortunately you only get a 10 watt charger supplied in the box. This means that you only get about 23 of charge in 30 minutes, which is very frustrating considering a lot of xiaomi and real me. Phones are supplying 30 watt charges or more in the box, and this of course does mean that the phone does take around two and a half hours to get from zero to 100. So that is quite a long time, of course, if youre charging overnight its not going to be the end of the world, but if youre wanting to plug your phone in for a quick charge, youre not going to get that on this phone under the hood, you Get a snapdragon, 480 5g processor built on an efficient, eight nanometer fabrication, which will definitely be a factor in the phones battery life, as well as the lower resolution screen and going by benchmarks. The 480 inside the g50 is about on par with the helio g95. In the g60s, but this is a slightly older chip built on an older 12 nanometer process, and the g95, however, will likely perform better in gaming as it is a gaming centric chip.
And although the g50 has a 400 series processor, the phone does perform better in benchmarks than the g30, which has a snapdragon 662 performance for me has been absolutely fine. I had zero stutters day to day and light gaming was absolutely fine. The only thing i had was the same delay in processing images, which i found with every motorola phone that ive used except the g60s yet and lastly, lets talk about the camera. Now. This is an area that people find controversial. The g50 has a triple camera system with a 48 megapixel main camera, but the other two cameras are just a five megapixel macro camera and a depth sensor, so theres no ultra wide camera on the g50, whether it was a way of keeping the cost down and For me, its not the end of the world, but for those that, like an ultra wide youll, be better looking elsewhere. Photos from the 48 megapixel camera are to be expected from a budget motorola phone, and this is the same hardware found in the g10. But image processing should be slightly improved with the snapdragon 480 over the 460 found in the g10 and as with most motorola phones, photos come out with true to life color no over saturating, which is always nice and, of course, theyve been down to 12 megapixels, which Helps collecting more detail, the downside is, noise does start to creep in when the light even slightly starts, to drop or its a dull day and nighttime photography is to be expected at this price.
Bright areas, arent handled very well but night mode, does a good job in controlling these areas. Creating a more usable photo. Video from the main camera of the motorola g50 tops out at 1080p at either 30 or 60 frames per second, as does the video from the selfie camera again 1080p at 30 or 60 frames per second. Let me know in the comments what you think of this video quality and the audio pickup from the motorola g50d. There are two configurations of the motorola g50 to choose from both come with four gigabytes of ram and then youve got the option of either 64 or 128 gigabytes of internal storage. The model i have here has 64 gigabytes of internal storage, but of course, both are expandable via microsd and as for software, you get a nice clean version of android and, of course, youve got android 11, as the software, whether you get android 12 on the g50. Will only time will tell, but, as you can see, you get a nice clean version of android, which is found on every other motorola phone that you can get pretty good, no bloatware or anything like that. The only unwanted app that you might have is just the motorolas own app, which is basically just a shortcut to various things like changing the display settings and all that sort of stuff so other than that. Its a very clean version of android, one that im on board with all the way, so in a nutshell, thats my more in depth, look at the motorola g50, all in all its a pretty good phone.
I love the look of it. Its probably one of my favorite finishes on all of the motorolas that ive used, the lack of an ultra wide, like i said, might be an issue for some people, but everything else, i think, is absolutely fine. The camera takes some nice photos. The stock android experience is fine. The snapdragon 480 dont be put off by the fact that its a 400 series processor, if youre, not a heavy user. This thing is absolutely fine. Getting through everything and battery life is amazing. I charged it up yesterday, ive been using it as my full phone and ive still got 43, so this should easily last me the end of today after taking it off charge at about 6 30 yesterday morning. So if you want something with great battery endurance and a really nice finish, the g50 is a good option and of course, 5g, if theres any other motorola budget devices. Youd like me to have a look at whether theyre new or even older models. I have got an older model.