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Motorola Moto G Stylus: 2022 edition launched with a 90 Hz display and a questionable chipset change

The Moto G Stylus (2022) is available in two colours, both for US$299.99. (Image source: Motorola)
The Moto G Stylus (2022) is available in two colours, both for US$299.99. (Image source: Motorola)
Motorola has unveiled a new Moto G Stylus, aptly called the Moto G Stylus (2022). While the smartphone features a few upgrades, it also includes a slower SoC, albeit one with a faster GPU than last year's Moto G Stylus has. The Moto G Stylus (2022) is available in two colours, costs US$299.99 and ships with Android 11.

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.

The Moto G Stylus (2022) in Metallic Rose. (Image source: Motorola)
The Moto G Stylus (2022) in Metallic Rose. (Image source: Motorola)
The Moto G Stylus (2022) in Twilight Blue. (Image source: Motorola)
The Moto G Stylus (2022) in Twilight Blue. (Image source: Motorola)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02- 3 (Update: 2022-02- 4)