Moto G 5G launched in the United States as the Motorola One 5G Ace for US$399
Motorola has launched a barrage of smartphones into the United States market today. Between the Moto G Stylus (2021), Moto G Power (2021), and Moto G Play (2021), there's something for everybody. However, 5G connectivity seems to be lacking across the board. Those with a slightly higher budget will be pleased to know that they can get their hands on the newly-released 5G-ready Motorola One 5G Ace (aka the Moto G 5G globally) for just US$399. It will be available for purchase on all major platforms, including Motorola's website, on January 14.
For all intents and purposes, the Motorola One 5G Ace is a watered-down version of the Motorola One 5G (known globally as the Moto G 5G Plus). There are several noticeable compromises in the smartphone's display, cameras and chipset. It uses a slightly lower-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and an Adreno 619 GPU. However, that isn't necessarily bad, as we found several anomalies with the Motorola One 5G's Snapdragon 765's gaming performance.
The Motorola One 5G Ace also skips a high-refresh-rate display, opting to use a 6.7-inch FHD+ LTPS IPS LCD panel clocked at 60Hz instead. Thankfully, the Motorola One 5G Ace still has a 5,000mAh battery that supports fast charging at 15W. However, the charger included in the retail packaging only charges the phone at 10W, meaning that you may have to look at third-party alternatives for that extra 5W of power.
The Motorola One 5G Ace comes with three rear camera modules. Its 48MP primary sensor is assisted by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro lens, opting to ditch the 2MP sensor altogether. Even the selfie cameras are not spared, with the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens being scrapped altogether. That leaves us with a solitary 16MP module for video calls and selfies. The fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back as well.
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