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Motorola Moto G Pro: Affordable stylus smartphone makes a good impression in our review

The Motorola G Pro is a very inexpensive smartphone with a stylus pen
The Motorola G Pro is a very inexpensive smartphone with a stylus pen
The Motorola Moto G Pro is a cheap smartphone with a stylus and a serious competitor for Samsung's Galaxy Note series. We take a closer look at the device and summarize the most interesting test results.
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Although the 6.4-inch Motorola Moto G Pro's official price of 330 Euros (~$390) is not incredibly cheap, the smartphone comes with an active stylus. Due to this, it may even be considered to be relatively inexpensive, as a comparison with the competition shows.

With its pricey Galaxy Note series, Samsung is the market leader in the stylus smartphone sector. Currently, even the cheapest Galaxy Note model, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, starts at 400 Euros (~$470).

In our review, the Moto G Pro not only shines in comparison by being an interesting alternative to expensive stylus smartphones but also by providing a very polished stylus experience. While there is a small input delay, it is not very noticeable while navigating the menus and it only really becomes apparent when the stylus is dragged fairly quickly across the 2300x1080 IPS screen.

Another advantage of the Moto G Pro is the fact that it ships with Android One. Thus, users will not have to worry about Motorola prematurely discontinuing updates for its stylus smartphone. To the contrary: Android One smartphones are guaranteed OS updates for two years and security patches for three years. As a result, Motorola will almost certainly roll out Android 11 and 12 to the Moto G Pro.

Buyers of mid-range smartphones usually have to keep their expectations in check when it comes to the camera module. However, the Moto G Pro and its 48-MP camera do a lot of things right in this regard. In good lighting, the latter takes stunning pictures that can compete with much more expensive smartphones. Even in low-light situations, the Moto G Pro still performs quite well.

More details and test results can be found in our in-depth review of the Motorola Moto G Pro.

The Moto G Pro comes with a digital pen that is as useful for browsing the web as it is for creating sketches. The stylus can be conveniently stored inside the case
The Moto G Pro comes with a digital pen that is as useful for browsing the web as it is for creating sketches. The stylus can be conveniently stored inside the case
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Manuel Masiero
Editor of the original article: Manuel Masiero - Senior Tech Writer - 145 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My fascination for computers started with the C64. Since then, I’ve put everything that comes my way in terms of hardware through its paces. From the C64 to the Amiga 500 and the first PC with an 8088 CPU, my list of projects has grown increasingly longer. For more than 20 years now I have also turned my hobby into my profession and have been active in the mobile section of Notebookcheck since 2021. Before that, I worked as a hardware editor for IDG Media (tecChannel.de) and VNU Business Publications (PC professional), among others.
Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 268 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Manuel Masiero, 2020-08- 4 (Update: 2021-03- 6)