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Motorola Moto G23

Specifications

Motorola Moto G23
Motorola Moto G23 (Moto G20 Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G85 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 115 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 162.7 x 74.7 ( = 0.32 x 6.41 x 2.94 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 30 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 5.0MP, f/​2.2, depth of field, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.45, Videos @720p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers (hybrid), Keyboard: OnScreen, charger, USB cable, bumper, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR:0.450W/​kg Head, 1.790W/​kg Body, IP52-certified, fanless
Weight
184.3 g ( = 6.5 oz / 0.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
230 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 73.5% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 57%, features: 48%, display: 71% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto G23

79% Motorola Moto G23 smartphone review - Plenty of memory for the mid-range | Notebookcheck
Motorola's Moto G23 is an inexpensive mid-range phone with good stamina and a 90 Hz panel but comparatively little performance. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, or should you rather buy another smartphone? We’ll find out in our test.
80% Motorola Moto G23 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Moto G23 gives you high quality on the essentials, with a few exceptions. An overambitious camera and vibration motor that is so annoying I switched it off are two examples. But the important stuff, such as functional performance, battery life, charging, connectivity, screen and sound, you get here at a good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola Moto G13 vs G23 | Unboxing & Comparison
Source: Tech Spurt English
Motorola's Moto G23 and G13 are two budget smartphones costing under £200 in the UK, with very similar specs including the same 50MP camera sensor and Helio G85 chipset. This unboxing and hands-on review compares the Motorola G23 vs G13 to see which is the best value phone for you in 2023. Photo quality, gaming performance, battery life and more is covered off. Of course, you have other options for under £200 like the Moto G53 if you want 5G support, or G32 if the screen is more important. You've got a lot of choice here, because Motorola launches so many bloody mobiles! Still, the Moto G13 is a decent choice if you only have £150 to spend. For that budget, you get the same decent everyday performance as the Moto G23, despite having half the memory. You can even get gaming on Call of Duty and other less demanding titles, albeit on lower graphics settings. The Motorola Moto G23 and G13 offer the same 50 meg camera, while the G23 also serves up a basic ultra-wide shooter. Photo and video quality is fine as long as your subject is perfectly still. Battery life is excellent on both, you get the same slick stock Android 13 experience (although no Moto app!) and the design is near identical. So which are you more tempted by? Stay tuned for my review round-up of the best budget phones of 2023!
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2023
79% Motorola Moto G23 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
All in all, the G23 can absolutely meet the expectations associated with the given price range. For a budget phone, it shows great promise in terms of performance. If you decide to pick the Moto G23 for your daily driver, you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised, as long as you can accept its few, but noticeable shortcomings.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 79%
76% Motorola Moto G23 Review: Too many simplifications
Source: Root Nation English
Motorola's new G-series budget phone attracts with its design and long battery life, but otherwise it's a very cheap device. Weak screen, stripped-down software, low quality shooting in low light. At the moment, competitors' offers are more interesting, and Moto G23 can only be helped by a price reduction.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 60% performance: 50% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
Motorola Moto G23 Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
If you like performance-driven phones, then the Motorola Moto G23 will not fall into a similar category since the device got an average hardware setup, usually found even in the last three generations of entry-level phones. So there’s no major progression in terms of the hardware configuration. But still, we know that Motorola phones provide clean UI, and many people prefer a bloatware-free interface. As for the other factors, the display is what you expect from a budget phone, the battery life is obviously not an issue since you are getting long-lasting screen time, and the latest Android 13 ecosystem comes as a cherry on top. However, the average camera quality, mediocre gaming, and performance are the core downside. Therefore, if you are looking for a better alternative, you should consider the Realme 10 since it brings a complete package of features. We recommend Moto G23 if you are getting a major discount offer only.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2023
Motorola Moto G23 Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Motorola announced the Moto G23 smartphone in January 2023 at an expected price of $328 (Rs 27,490 in India) approx. The Moto G23 smartphone comes with 4G connectivity and is available in Matter charcoal, Pearl White, and Steel Blue color variants. For display specs, you will get a decent 6.5 inches IPS LCD display panel that renders a 90Hz refresh rate with HD resolution. The display has also protected by panda glass protection. The device offers a dual sim and water-resistant design. The Motorola Moto G23 smartphone also runs on the latest Android 13 OS with a clean UI. Under the hood of the Moto G23, you will receive the 12nm Mediatek MT6769Z Helio G85 chipset that will handle your daily tasks. You can pick between the 64GB to 128GB storage that will be accompanied by 4GB/8GB RAM support, while for expand memory you also get a dedicated secondary card slot. Let’s talk about camera performance, in the Motorola Moto G23 smartphone you get a triple camera setup that includes a 50MP primary camera, 5MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro sensor. Moving the front display, the device brings a 16MP selfie lens. In terms of video recording, you can record 1080p videos from both cameras. The phone is powered by a massive Li-Po 5000 mAh battery capacity with decent 30W fast charging support. Everything looks good as a mid-range segment but the company didn’t provide 5G connectivity in this phone which is the downside of this smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2023

Foreign Reviews

80% Elegantes Budget-Handy mit viel Speicher
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Smartphone mit viel Speicher und starkem Akku
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Motorola Moto G23
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2023
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
60% Motorola Moto G23
Source: Tudo Celular Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2023
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60%
Review Moto G23 | Um celular simples, mas equilibrado
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Premium design; long battery life; good hardware; decent performance. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2023
Motorola Moto G23 | Primeira Opinião
Source: Target HD Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; quick charging; beautiful design; nice display; decent hardware; good cameras. Negative: Unsupported 5G; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/24/2023
70% Recenzja smartfona Motorola moto g23. Perła wśród budżetowców?
Source: X kom Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Recenzja Motorola moto g23. Niby jest dobrze, ale…
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/20/2023
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
60% Co daje ci 1000 zł w 2023 roku? Recenzja Motoroli moto g23
Source: Video testy Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
Porównanie bardzo tanich moto g13 i moto g23
Source: GSM Online Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; high performance; nice cameras; quick charging. Negative: Poor cameras in low light condition; mediocre video recording.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2023
Test Motorola moto g23 – przemyślany i starannie wykonany
Source: Techno Senior Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Attractive price; long battery life; decent display; great cameras; slim size; modern design; headphone jack; NFC module.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2023
Обзор смартфона Moto G23
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: High performance; impressive battery life; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; NFC module. Negative: Unsupported 5G.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2023
80% Motorola Moto G23: Snygg budgetmobil med mycket minne
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

ARM Mali-G52 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 2 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Helio G85: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x big ARM Cortex-A75 cores at up to 2 GHz and 6x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz. Integrates a Cat-7 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) LTE Modem (4G), ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and a ARM Mali G52 MC2 with up to 950 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.50":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Motorola: Founded in 1928, the US-based company mainly focuses on communication technology such as smartphones. The original company Motorola Inc was split up in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone division and was taken over by Google in 2012 and Lenovo in 2014.

The company is known for its cell phones and other electronic devices such as smartwatches, tablets and accessories. Motorola was one of the first companies to produce cell phones, and in recent years has also innovated in the areas of 5G technology and modular smartphones (Moto Mods). Motorola is also active in public safety and professional communications, providing solutions for government agencies, businesses and other organizations. The company has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide. 


73.5%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2023-02-12)