Moto G Stylus (2021) launched with four rear cameras, Snapdragon 678 chipset, 4,000mAh battery, and more
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Motorola's ever-expanding repertoire of smartphones just got a lot more confusing with the Moto G Stylus (2021). Stylus-wielding smartphones are few and far between, especially in the sub-US$500 segment. Motorola entered the race in 2020 with the first Moto G Stylus. The Moto G Stylus (2021) costs US$299 and will be available for purchase across all online and offline starting January 13.
The Moto G Stylus (2021) comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 chipset, 128GB of internal storage (expandable via micro SD card), and 4GB of RAM. It comes with a 6.8-inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel; a full 0.4-inches bigger than its predecessor. That extra real-estate will come in handy for people who use the stylus frequently. The stylus is not Bluetooth-enabled, so Galaxy Note-like features like Air Actions are out of the question.
Its quad-camera array consists of a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. Depending on who you ask, many would consider this both an upgrade and downgrade over its antecedent because macro and depth sensors do little to improve the cameras' overall performance. Selfies and video calls are handled by a 16MP module nestled at a hole-punch cutout on the top-left corner of the screen. Its 4,000mAh battery supports fast charging at a paltry 10W.
One key difference between the Moto G Stylus (2021) and the original Moto G Stylus, apart from the redesigned camera configuration and chipset, is the fingerprint scanner's location. This time around, Motorola has chosen to follow popular design trends and opted for a side-mounted fingerprint sensor instead of a rear-mounted alternative.
Pre-order the Moto G Stylus (2021) on Amazon.