Motorola Moto G Stylus: 2022 edition launched with a 90 Hz display and a questionable chipset change
Motorola has revealed the Moto G Stylus (2022), a hardware refresh that retains its predecessor's US$299.99 price tag. As its name suggests, the new Moto G Stylus still has a built-in stylus too, like the upcoming Galaxy S22 Ultra. However, this year's Moto G Stylus could have a slower SoC than its predecessor.
Specifically, Motorola has equipped the Moto G Stylus (2022) with the MediaTek Helio G88 a 12 nm SoC that is older than the Snapdragon 678 it replaces. According to our database, the Helio G88 manages 86% of the performance that the Snapdragon 678 manages, too. In saying that, Helio G88 outpaces the Snapdragon 678 in some benchmarks, such as PCMark for Android.
Similarly, the Helio G88 has a faster GPU than the Snapdragon 678. The Moto G Stylus (2022) offers upgrades on its predecessor in other areas though, such as a 90 Hz refresh rate. For reference, Motorola continues to use a 6.8-inch and 1080p display, albeit one that is 60 pixels taller than the display found in last year's Moto G Stylus.
Separately, Motorola equips the Moto G Stylus (2022) with 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of expandable storage and a 5,000 mAh battery that it can recharge at 10 W. Additionally, the smartphone has 50 MP primary, 8 MP ultra-wide, 2 MP macro and 16 MP front-facing cameras. Motorola has not confirmed if it will release the Moto G Stylus (2022) outside the US, where it will arrive with Android 11. Motorola expects to begin shipping the Moto G Stylus (2022) on February 17.