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Motorola Moto G53 5G review: Affordable 5G smartphone with 120 Hz and 50 MP camera

Too little for the midrange? The Moto G53 is an affordable mid-range smartphone with a long update supply and good features, but it leaves some questions in comparison to the Moto G52. Read on to find out what weaknesses are revealed in our review of the Moto smartphone and whether the price of US$200-325 (depending on your location) is justified.
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review

The Moto G53 focuses on lean software such as security features and on multimedia use with its Dolby Atmos-certified stereo speakers and 6.5-inch 120 Hz screen. However, the IPS panel only has a meager resolution of 1600x720 (HD+) and a pixel density of 269 ppi.

Motorola has installed Qualcomm's Snapdragon 480+ chipset, which, in contrast to its predecessor, now enables access to the 5G network. In addition, Motorola combines 4 GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal storage for an RRP of US$200-325(depending on location).

A supposed highlight is the rear main camera with the ISOCELL JN1, which is also used in the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G. With a sensor size of 1/2.76 inch and a resolution of 50 MP, the pixels are, however, quite small at 0.64 µm. At least 1.28 micrometer virtual pixels are achieved with SOCELL 2.0 technology.

Motorola Moto G53 (Moto G50 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / 55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
,
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 112 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, OTG, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.1, 5G: n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n40/n41/n77/n78 | 4G: 1/2/3/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28/32/38/40/41/42 | 3G: 1/2/5/8/19 | 2G: 2/3/5/8, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, 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
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.8, 1/2.76", 0.64µm) + 2 MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2,0, 1,12 µm)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: OnScreen, USB cable, charger, info material, MyUX, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.980W/​kg Head, 1.320W/​kg Body, widevine L1, fanless
Weight
183 g ( = 6.46 oz / 0.4 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
250 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
79.1 %
03/2023
Motorola Moto G53
SD 480+, Adreno 619
183 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"1600x720
79.2 %
01/2023
Realme 10
Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2
178 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.40"2400x1080
82.5 %
07/2022
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
205 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080
80.3 %
10/2022
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
197 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2408x1080
80.2 %
10/2022
Oppo A77 5G
Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2
190 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.56"1612x720
81 %
07/2022
Motorola Moto G52
SD 680, Adreno 610
169 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.60"2400x1080

Case - Moto G53 with punch hole

Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 in pink and silver
Motorola Moto G53 in pink and silver

The inexpensive Motorola smartphone is equipped with a punch hole in which the 16 MP selfie camera is housed. Made of plastic, the Moto G53's case is solidly built and can be purchased in three colors, namely Ink Blue, Arctic Silver, and Pale Pink.

The surface of the back is matte, which resists greasy smudges well enough. Unlike the Moto G52, the successor lacks IP52 certification. Instead, the Moto G53 only uses a water-resistant design. The manufacturer specifies this as protection against splashes of water or light rain.

The bezel just below the IPS panel is quite wide. Expressed in numbers: less than 84 percent of the smartphone's front side is attributable to the display. As a result, the 6.5-inch Moto G53 is not exactly compact. A dedicated Google Assistant button, as in other Moto models, is not installed in the Moto G53.

Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review

Size Comparison

165.4 mm / 6.51 inch 76.9 mm / 3.03 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs164.19 mm / 6.46 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 8.12 mm / 0.3197 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs163.8 mm / 6.45 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs162.7 mm / 6.41 inch 74.7 mm / 2.94 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 183 g0.4034 lbs160.1 mm / 6.3 inch 74.5 mm / 2.93 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 169 g0.3726 lbs159.9 mm / 6.3 inch 73.3 mm / 2.89 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Motorola smartphone with 3.5 mm jack

In addition to stereo speakers and the dual-SIM function, features of the mid-range smartphone include an NFC chip and USB OTG for quickly connecting external accessories. The wireless image transmission of screen content (Miracast) also worked without issue under testing. A USB Type-C port that supports the USB 2.0 standard is available for wired data transfer

Buyers of the Moto phone also have access to an audio jack for headphones, and thanks to DRM Widevine L1, streaming content can be viewed in HD quality.

Bottom (speakers, USB port, microphone, jack)
Bottom (speakers, USB port, microphone, jack)
Top (microphone)
Top (microphone)
Right (buttons)
Right (buttons)
Left (card slot)
Left (card slot)

microSD Card Reader

The integrated microSD slot supports the current SDHC and SDXC standards up to 1 TB. The Moto G53's copying speed of 27 MB/s is solid, but a Samsung Galaxy A23 copies pictures much faster. Nevertheless, in tandem with our AV PRO V60 reference card, the microSD slot performs well with good values in the Cross Platform Disk Test.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
45.7 MB/s +71%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
29.7 MB/s +11%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
26.8 MB/s
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
22.9 MB/s -15%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
20.56 MB/s -23%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
11.84 MB/s -56%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Motorola Moto G53 Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø38.9 (28.3-49.6)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø41.4 (29.9-52.3)
Motorola Moto G53 Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø76.1 (26.1-84.4)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.9 (67.1-81.5)

Software - Motorola smartphone with Android 13

Motorola uses its own MyUX interface for its mid-range smartphone, which complements Google's Android (version 13). During our review period, the security patches on our Moto G53 were from January 2023. According to the manufacturer, security patches will be discontinued from January 2026 and will be released in intervals of two months. This is very commendable for a middle-range smartphone. However, there is a downside to the Android upgrades - the Moto G53 will only receive the next generation, namely Android 14.

The Moto G53's MyUX UI does not offer the company's Ready For functionality, but the supports a bundle of hardware and software security functions called ThinkShield for Mobile. There is also the new Moto Secure app, which allows users to adjust privacy controls and security features or hide apps and files in a secure folder protected by a PIN. Sensitive apps, such as those from the financial sector, can also be hidden through neutral app icons and naming options.

Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review

Communication and GNSS - Moto G53 with 5G

In terms of communication, the Moto smartphone only uses Bluetooth 5.1, although the Snapdragon 480 Plus theoretically supports Bluetooth 5.2 - this is probably due to an error in Motorola's data sheet, since the LC3 codec is listed in the developer options for the Moto G53. In addition to 5G support, the mid-range smartphone connects to the mobile internet via 16 LTE bands. For home WLAN, the Moto G53 offers rather standard fare with WiFi 5, which still delivers competitive transfer rates in our measurements. In tandem with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, the Moto smartphone behaved consistently both when receiving and sending data.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (34.8 - 1875, n=209, last 2 years)
655 MBit/s +90%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
346 (316min - 353max) MBit/s 0%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
345 (317min - 350max) MBit/s
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
336 (292min - 344max) MBit/s -3%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
330 (304min - 343max) MBit/s -4%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
322 (124min - 352max) MBit/s -7%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
283 (244min - 311max) MBit/s -18%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (40.5 - 1810, n=210, last 2 years)
692 MBit/s +93%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
370 (345min - 381max) MBit/s +3%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
368 (337min - 378max) MBit/s +3%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
358 (334min - 374max) MBit/s 0%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
358 (319min - 374max) MBit/s
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
349 (317min - 362max) MBit/s -3%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
292 MBit/s -18%
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Motorola Moto G53; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø345 (317-350)
Motorola Moto G53; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø358 (319-374)
Localization indoors
Localization indoors
Localization outdoors
Localization outdoors

In order to better assess positioning accuracy in everyday use, we took the Moto G53 on a short bike ride and recorded the route in parallel with a Garmin Venue 2 for comparison purposes. Although the localization capabilities of the Motorola smartphone are not always perfect, deviations in the detailed summary of the GPS recording are minor. No notable inaccuracies arise in the course of the almost 4 km long journey with the Moto G53

The positioning module of the Moto smartphone uses the main satellite systems GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BeiDou (B1) and Galileo (E1) to determine its location. The satellite-based supplemental system SBAS is also used.

Positioning of the Garmin Venu 2
Positioning of the Garmin Venu 2
Positioning of the Motorola Moto G53
Positioning of the Motorola Moto G53

Telephony and Voice Quality - Motorola smartphone with dual SIM

Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review

In our tests, we liked the voice quality produced by the Moto smartphone, but its SAR values are relatively high at almost one watt per kilogram (head) and 1.3 W/kg (body). Standards such as VoLTE or WLAN calls are supported. During our test calls with the Moto G53, voices were reproduced clearly and also characterized as clear by our conversation partner. Thanks to the two well-functioning microphones, the Moto smartphone also cuts a fine figure in video conferencing (tested via Skype) and via the stereo speakers.

Cameras - Motorola smartphone with dual cam

Moto G53: Portrait mode
Moto G53: Portrait mode
Moto G53: Photo mode
Moto G53: Photo mode

The camera setup of the Moto G53 is certainly not the greatest in terms of flexibility and versatility. On the front, there is a 16 MP camera that can record videos in a maximum resolution of 1080p. Photos are appealingly sharp in difficult lighting conditions and well exposed in portrait mode.

Motorola clearly focuses on the wide-angle camera in the Moto G53 - because the second lens is only used for macro photography and has a very low resolution of 2 MP. The main camera is Samsung's ISOCELL JN1 sensor, which is also used in the Galaxy A23 5G. The 50 MP sensor has an f/1.8 aperture and captures subjects with a high level of contrast. In addition to the pixel binning process, in which 4 pixels are merged to form a huge "super pixel", a 50 MP mode can also be used. In daylight and, surprisingly, also in the dark, the Moto G53 takes attractively sharp photos. Due to the rather small image sensor, the photos are not perfectly illuminated in low light, but they are more than convincing for the price range.

Wide angle
Wide angle
3x zoom
8x zoom (max)
Macro
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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Under controlled lighting conditions, we used the ColorChecker Passport to analyze the color representation of the 50 MP optics in comparison to the actual reference colors. Those who value an exact color representation are unlikely to be happy with the Moto G53. Aside from the smartphone-typical brightness, the Moto Phone reveals relatively large deviations in the ColorChecker, especially in the green and blue tones.

ColorChecker
21.6 ∆E
12 ∆E
22 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
23 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
2 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G53: 14.1 ∆E min: 2.04 - max: 24.44 ∆E
ColorChecker
25.8 ∆E
48.5 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
40.3 ∆E
57.5 ∆E
48.9 ∆E
31.7 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
55.5 ∆E
58.2 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
42.4 ∆E
32 ∆E
53.9 ∆E
37.6 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
54.1 ∆E
55.3 ∆E
45.7 ∆E
33.3 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G53: 39.45 ∆E min: 10.37 - max: 58.19 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Moto G53 with power adapter

Hybrid card slot of the Moto G53
Hybrid card slot of the Moto G53

The scope of delivery includes a modular 10-watt power supply, a data and charging cable, a SIM pin, and a quick start guide with warranty information. In addition to a protective case that Motorola does not include with its Moto G53, the predecessor also came with the 33-watt TurboPower charger. The step backwards here is incomprehensible, especially since the battery capacity has remained unchanged at 5,000 mAh. The manufacturer provides a 24-month warranty for the Moto G53 in Germany. This may differ in other countries, so buyers should double check before purchase.

Optional and extended insurance coverage is also available via Motorola's online shop for around US$20, under which the Moto G53 is insured against defects and mechanical failure for an additional 12 months. An optional accident protection contract called Moto Care offers additional coverage for liquid or property damage. For this, Motorola charges around US$40 extra for 24 months.

Input Devices & Operation - Motorola smartphone with FaceUnlock

The capacitive touchscreen of the Moto G53 reliably recognizes our finger inputs. In addition to the high refresh rate of 120 Hz, the low touch latency also benefits smartphone operation. The Moto G53 scans for possible user touches in certain applications (such as games) up to 250 times per second. Via the front camera, the Moto smartphone can be unlocked via facial recognition, but this is done using a 2D process and is thus not very secure. A fingerprint scanner has been integrated into the power button for a secure biometric unlocking option, which performs well with a good recognition rate. The positioning is also comfortable for our taste. However, the unlocking process until the display turns on takes a certain amount of time.

Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review

Display - Moto G53 with IPS panel instead of OLED

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

Display fetishists will certainly not be happy with the Moto G53, as Motorola has cut back here compared to the predecessor. The high-contrast OLED panel of the Moto G52 with a 1080p resolution has been replaced by an IPS panel with a low pixel density of 269 ppi in the 2023 model. At least the refresh rate has been increased to 120 Hz. Those wanting to save some energy can set the screen at 60 Hz. The smartphone also offers an automatic mode.

In our brightness measurements, the IPS panel achieves an average of 559 cd/m² on a full white display, which is satisfactory for this price range, but less than the Moto G52. The APL18 measurement, which is more representative of everyday use, registered 602 cd/m² in the center of the image. Another solid value, but the predecessor is also brighter here at around 664 cd/m² (APL50).

No screen flickering (PWM) was detected in the Moto G53 due to LC display technology. The IPS-typical weaknesses (shading, uneven lighting at the edges) are also not very pronounced in Motorola's smartphone.

561
cd/m²
562
cd/m²
534
cd/m²
553
cd/m²
587
cd/m²
542
cd/m²
554
cd/m²
581
cd/m²
561
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 587 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 559.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 587 cd/m²
Contrast: 1468:1 (Black: 0.4 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.6 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 3.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
90.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.463
Motorola Moto G53
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Realme 10
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
PLS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Oppo A77 5G
IPS, 1612x720, 6.56
Motorola Moto G52
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.60
Screen
-29%
33%
-43%
-16%
32%
Brightness middle
587
553
-6%
687
17%
447
-24%
592
1%
655
12%
Brightness
559
553
-1%
694
24%
428
-23%
566
1%
649
16%
Brightness Distribution
91
91
0%
96
5%
86
-5%
90
-1%
95
4%
Black Level *
0.4
0.31
22%
0.4
-0%
Contrast
1468
1442
-2%
1480
1%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.6
4.23
-63%
1.2
54%
5.54
-113%
4.62
-78%
1.1
58%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.62
10.83
-93%
4
29%
10.04
-79%
6.5
-16%
2.58
54%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.3
3.6
-9%
1
70%
7.3
-121%
4.5
-36%
1.7
48%
Gamma
2.463 89%
2.24 98%
2.16 102%
2.03 108%
2.32 95%
2.212 99%
CCT
6288 103%
7171 91%
6496 100%
8853 73%
7653 85%
6557 99%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17915 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Messreihe mit fixer Zoomstufe und unterschiedlichen Helligkeitseinstellungen

The IPS panel's black level of 0.4 cd/m² gives the Moto G53 a good contrast ratio of around 1,500:1, but the black level is not really convincing when compared to the OLED competition, because black areas on the screen have a slight grey haze. The mid-range smartphone only has two color profiles for which the color temperature can be adjusted. The calibration of the AMOLED panel was examined using the Calman analysis software. Our measured DeltaE values for the sRGB color space indicate a small deviation in the colors (<3). Differences are particularly noticeable in magenta and blue. The representation of the grayscales also shows a slight deviation, but here we are just outside the target range of less than 3.

Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: Natural)
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: Natural)
Colour space (target colour space: AdobeRGB; profile: Natural)
Colour space (target colour space: AdobeRGB; profile: Natural)
Color space (target color space: P3; profile: Natural)
Color space (target color space: P3; profile: Natural)
Color space (target color space: sRGB; profile: Natural)
Color space (target color space: sRGB; profile: Natural)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: Natural)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: Natural)
Color saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: Natural)
Color saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: Natural)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.6 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 62 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
56 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 32 ms rise
↘ 24 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 91 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

The Moto G53 is well equipped for everyday outdoor use. Content remains legible in direct sunlight due to the moderate brightness, but reflections on the glass surface should be avoided.

The viewing angle stability of the IPS panel is okay, but a strong loss of brightness is noticeable at very flat viewing angles. Changes in the colors are hardly noticeable.

Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review

Performance - Motorola smartphone with Qualcomm SoC

The Moto smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 480 Plus, which integrates a total of eight cores divided into two clusters. Thanks to the two Cortex A76 cores, the Moto G53 achieves solid performance values for its price range, although the Snapdragon 695 in the Poco X4 Pro or Galaxy A23 performs around 20 percent better in Geekbench. In the PCMark system benchmark, on the other hand, the Moto G53's scores are much more appealing.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=217, last 2 years)
918 Points +65%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
694 Points +24%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
680 Points +22%
Oppo A77 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
598 Points +7%
Realme 10
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
576 Points +3%
Motorola Moto G53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
558 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
  (540 - 558, n=3)
551 Points -1%
Motorola Moto G52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
378 Points -32%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=217, last 2 years)
3009 Points +84%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2038 Points +25%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1997 Points +22%
Oppo A77 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1774 Points +9%
Realme 10
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1767 Points +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
  (1632 - 1661, n=3)
1645 Points +1%
Motorola Moto G53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1632 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1573 Points -4%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=153, last 2 years)
738503 Points +132%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
383847 Points +21%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
344344 Points +8%
Motorola Moto G53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
317725 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
  (311776 - 317725, n=2)
314751 Points -1%
Motorola Moto G52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
207780 Points -35%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=213, last 2 years)
11798 Points +17%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
10571 Points +5%
Realme 10
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
10328 Points +2%
Motorola Moto G53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
10093 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
  (9527 - 10492, n=3)
10037 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
9742 Points -3%
Oppo A77 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 810, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
8100 Points -20%
Motorola Moto G52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
6728 Points -33%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=165, last 2 years)
837 Points +53%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
604 Points +11%
Motorola Moto G53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
546 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
  (496 - 546, n=3)
522 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
521 Points -5%
Motorola Moto G52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
327 Points -40%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=165, last 2 years)
5745 Points +78%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3794 Points +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
  (3194 - 3311, n=3)
3247 Points 0%
Motorola Moto G53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3236 Points
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3171 Points -2%
Motorola Moto G52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2573 Points -20%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=165, last 2 years)
9678 Points +57%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7736 Points +26%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
6789 Points +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
  (5903 - 6975, n=3)
6345 Points +3%
Motorola Moto G53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
6157 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
5739 Points -7%
Memory
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=165, last 2 years)
6250 Points +65%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4593 Points +21%
Motorola Moto G53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3782 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
  (3715 - 3782, n=3)
3750 Points -1%
Motorola Moto G52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
3483 Points -8%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3167 Points -16%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=165, last 2 years)
14101 Points +390%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4401 Points +53%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
4166 Points +45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
  (2876 - 3868, n=3)
3523 Points +22%
Motorola Moto G53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2876 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2182 Points -24%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=165, last 2 years)
1494 Points +18%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1283 Points +2%
Motorola Moto G53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1263 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
  (1213 - 1263, n=3)
1231 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1128 Points -11%
Motorola Moto G52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
917 Points -27%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=150, last 2 years)
21814 Points +316%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7638 Points +46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
  (5126 - 6690, n=3)
5686 Points +8%
Motorola Moto G53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
5242 Points
AImark - Score v3.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=105, last 2 years)
17833 Points +4106%
Motorola Moto G53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
424 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
  (413 - 424, n=2)
419 Points -1%

The Adreno 619 installed in the Qualcomm-SoC handles graphical tasks significantly better than the Adreno 610 in the predecessor, but the results of the Moto G53 are lower than those of the mid-range competition. In 3DMark in particular, the Moto smartphone is almost 30 percent behind the Mali-G57 MP2 in the realme 10. Owing to the low HD+ resolution, the Moto G53 performs better than the 1080p comparison devices in the GFXBench on-screen values, as expected.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
371 Points +29%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
366 Points +28%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
351 Points +22%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
348 Points +21%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
287 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
122 Points -57%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
378 Points +29%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
362 Points +24%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
361 Points +23%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
355 Points +21%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
293 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
115 Points -61%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1340 Points +38%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1293 Points +33%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1227 Points +26%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1196 Points +23%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
973 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
463 Points -52%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1364 Points +39%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1326 Points +35%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1292 Points +32%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1198 Points +22%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
982 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
457 Points -53%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2901 Points
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2865 Points -1%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2861 Points -1%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2806 Points -3%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2736 Points -6%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2511 Points -13%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2731 Points +22%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2655 Points +19%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2576 Points +15%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2541 Points +14%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2232 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1153 Points -48%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2738 Points +16%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2699 Points +14%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2624 Points +11%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2606 Points +10%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2363 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1299 Points -45%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3798 Points +12%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3556 Points +5%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3512 Points +4%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3387 Points
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3383 Points 0%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2674 Points -21%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2998 Points +24%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2899 Points +20%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2653 Points +10%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2535 Points +5%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2412 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1242 Points -49%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3092 Points +17%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2994 Points +13%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2843 Points +8%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2708 Points +3%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2638 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1367 Points -48%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2983 Points +19%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2856 Points +14%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2769 Points +10%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2652 Points +6%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2511 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1357 Points -46%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2836 Points +20%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2733 Points +16%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2632 Points +11%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2529 Points +7%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2363 Points
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1154 Points -51%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3527 Points +47%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3393 Points +41%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3388 Points +41%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3195 Points +33%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2738 Points +14%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2398 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
103 fps
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
82 fps -20%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
81 fps -21%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
36 fps -65%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
94 fps +16%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
91 fps +12%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
81 fps
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
41 fps -49%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
68 fps
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps -38%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
41 fps -40%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps -71%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps +15%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
46 fps +12%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
41 fps
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
22 fps -46%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
55 fps
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps -45%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps -47%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
13 fps -76%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps +21%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps +17%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
29 fps
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
15 fps -48%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
29 fps
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps -41%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps -45%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7.4 fps -74%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps +18%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps +12%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
17 fps
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8.8 fps -48%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps -5%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps -40%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps -40%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
10 fps -50%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5.3 fps -73%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8.9 fps
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.1 fps -9%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.7 fps -13%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
6.5 fps -27%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
6.2 fps -30%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1.4 fps -84%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
31 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
31 fps
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps -39%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
18 fps -42%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps -48%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
9.5 fps -69%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps +17%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps +17%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
18 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
18 fps
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps -6%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5.1 fps -72%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=173, last 2 years)
106.1 Points +53%
Motorola Moto G53 (Chrome 111)
69.475 Points
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (Chrome 106)
67.19 Points -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G (61.8 - 69.5, n=3)
65.7 Points -5%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
64.534 Points -7%
Motorola Moto G52 (Chrome 103)
40.743 Points -41%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=157, last 2 years)
107.1 runs/min +124%
Motorola Moto G53 (Chrome 111)
47.78 runs/min
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G (42.3 - 47.8, n=3)
45.9 runs/min -4%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
42.4 runs/min -11%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (Chome 106)
40.6 runs/min -15%
Motorola Moto G52 (Chrome 103)
37.48 runs/min -22%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=160, last 2 years)
100.2 Points +30%
Motorola Moto G53 (Chrome 111)
77 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G (63 - 77, n=2)
70 Points -9%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
65 Points -16%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (Chrome 106)
60 Points -22%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (4633 - 89112, n=211, last 2 years)
33640 Points +61%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
22938 Points +10%
Realme 10 (Chrome 109)
21308 Points +2%
Motorola Moto G53 (Chrome 111)
20938 Points
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (Chrome 106)
20787 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G (19795 - 20938, n=3)
20474 Points -2%
Oppo A77 5G (Chrome 106)
14427 Points -31%
Motorola Moto G52 (Chrome 103)
12386 Points -41%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Motorola Moto G52 (Chrome 103)
3183.3 ms * -74%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G (1829 - 2280, n=3)
2067 ms * -13%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
1982.32 ms * -8%
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (Chrome 106)
1948.1 ms * -6%
Motorola Moto G53 (Chrome 111)
1829.3 ms *
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=173, last 2 years)
1595 ms * +13%

* ... smaller is better

Motorola does not provide any information regarding the UFS storage connection. Based on the determined values, the manufacturer has likely installed the 2.1 standard again, as in the predecessor. However, the AndroBench benchmark does not attest to the Moto G53's high performance. The read rates of less than 500 MBit/s in particular are extremely low. The Qualcomm SoC seems to limit speeds here, since the Moto G51 also has a similar data throughput. 

Motorola Moto G53Realme 10Xiaomi Poco X4 ProSamsung Galaxy A23 5GOppo A77 5GMotorola Moto G52Average 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
77%
26%
33%
63%
46%
17%
179%
Sequential Read 256KB
474.6
881
86%
303.4
-36%
485.1
2%
908.5
91%
893.44
88%
Sequential Write 256KB
243.87
530.1
117%
483.33
98%
487.4
100%
492.8
102%
503.56
106%
Random Read 4KB
166.24
200.5
21%
193.45
16%
188.2
13%
182.4
10%
98.99
-40%
152.9 ?(92.6 - 239, n=113)
-8%
Random Write 4KB
139.83
257.7
84%
173.03
24%
163.1
17%
206.3
48%
182.92
31%
131.6 ?(18.2 - 290, n=113)
-6%

Gaming - Moto G53 manages 120 fps

In order to assess the GPU power of the Moto G53 not only in the graphics benchmarks, but also in gaming, we took a closer look at two Android titles from the Play Store using software from our partner GameBench.

Both Android games run mostly smoothly and with only a few frame drops. However, the Moto smartphone does not manage to exceed the 40 fps limit in PUBG Mobile, no matter which graphics setting we choose. In HD mode, the Moto G53 runs at just 30 fps.
Surprisingly, the native 120 fps of the IPS panel is possible in Armajet. On average, the Moto G53 "only" achieves 98 fps, but even current high-end smartphones such as the Vivo X90 Pro are unable to average more than 60 fps in the 2D multiplayer shooter due to frame locks. So the low-priced Motorola mid-range can score some points here.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG mobile
PUBG mobile
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Motorola Moto G53; Armajet: Ø98 (51-120)
Motorola Moto G53; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø39.8 (30-41)
Motorola Moto G53; PUBG Mobile; Balanced: Ø39.7 (34-41)
Motorola Moto G53; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø29.7 (21-31)

Emissions - Motorola phone stays quite cool

Temperature

The Moto G53 gets noticeably warm in our load scenario with a peak of just under 42 °C, but not uncomfortably hot. It is interesting to see whether the low heat development of the mid-range smartphone negatively impacts the performance of the Qualcomm SoC.

In the 3DMark stress tests, we monitored the behavior of the Snapdragon 480 Plus under sustained load. We get values of over 95 percent for the Moto G53, which attests to the system's consistent performance.

Max. Load
 40.8 °C
105 F
35.4 °C
96 F
32.9 °C
91 F
 
 40.1 °C
104 F
35.3 °C
96 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 38.9 °C
102 F
34.7 °C
94 F
33 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 40.8 °C = 105 F
Average: 36 °C = 97 F
34.5 °C
94 F
36.1 °C
97 F
40 °C
104 F
34.7 °C
94 F
36.4 °C
98 F
41.6 °C
107 F
33.7 °C
93 F
36.5 °C
98 F
40.7 °C
105 F
Maximum: 41.6 °C = 107 F
Average: 37.1 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.3 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 21.2 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.8 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.6 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.1 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.7 % +3%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.7 % +3%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % +3%
Realme 10
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 % +3%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
98.8 % +2%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
96.9 %
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.1 % 0%
Motorola Moto G53
Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
98.8 %
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
98.6 % 0%
Oppo A77 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
98.6 % 0%
Motorola Moto G52
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
% -100%
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Motorola Moto G53 Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø1.755 (1.744-1.766)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.14 (2.13-2.16)
Oppo A77 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.17 (2.15-2.18)
Motorola Moto G53 Adreno 619, SD 480+, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø5.87 (5.72-5.9)
Realme 10 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø8.19 (8.16-8.21)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.25 (7.24-7.28)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.2 (7.19-7.22)
Oppo A77 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 810, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø8.04 (7.97-8.07)
Motorola Moto G52 Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.68 (2.68-2.68)
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review
Motorola Moto G53 5G smartphone review

Speakers

In terms of audio, the Moto G53 has stereo speakers and a wide selection of Bluetooth codecs, including LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive, as well as a 3.5 mm jack, despite the low price. The two speakers deliver a rather low maximum volume of 83 dB and the sound also reveals weaknesses. The treble and super tweeters in particular could be more linear and the bass is also virtually non-existent. A look at our review of the Moto G52 shows that the predecessor performed better in this regard.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.644.82537.136.13128304032.933.45031.835.8632630.78022.927.810021.131.712523.73016018.234.820013.339.125014.545.131512.851.540011.454.850011.759.963010.965.980015.270.5100012.271125012.872160010.973.9200010.973.8250011.674.931501272.4400012.966.5500013.664.1630014.365.5800015.161.41000015.757.61250016.557.31600017.454SPL25.482.7N0.749.4median 13.3median 61.4Delta2.311.534.229.131.625.528.224.829.630.734.235.226.723.219.42220.119.413.823.413.336.110.441.711.247.39.552.1957.39.461.59.364.613.170.615.178.715.578.79.676.89.374.610.172.210.67611.471.61257.812.952.813.569.214.170.114.959.615.552.624.485.90.559.2median 12median 61.52.411.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto G53Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto G53 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 49% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 68% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 9.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (13.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 63% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 79% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 17% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery Life - Motorola smartphone with 5,000 mAh

Power Consumption

Motorola Moto G53: 10W power adapter
Motorola Moto G53: 10W power adapter

The Moto smartphone's battery has a capacity of 5,000 mAh and can be charged in around 2 hours and 40 minutes with 10 watts, which is no longer really up-to-date. Fortunately, the matching power adapter is at least included with the Moto G53

The power consumption is somewhat high compared to the consumption values of a Moto G52. On the other hand, the 1.5 watts consumed in idle and the power consumption in our Geekbench and GFXBench measurements at an adjusted brightness of 150 cd/m² are acceptable when you look at the competition.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.8 / 1.5 / 2 Watt
Load midlight 4.6 / 6.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Motorola Moto G53
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G52
5000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
5%
3%
22%
-14%
-9%
Idle Minimum *
0.8
1.01
-26%
1
-25%
0.8
-0%
0.9 ?(0.8 - 1, n=2)
-13%
Idle Average *
1.5
1.73
-15%
1.5
-0%
1.1
27%
1.7 ?(1.5 - 1.9, n=2)
-13%
Idle Maximum *
2
1.79
10%
2
-0%
1.5
25%
2.3 ?(2 - 2.6, n=2)
-15%
Load Average *
4.6
3.05
34%
3.6
22%
2.9
37%
5.25 ?(4.6 - 5.9, n=2)
-14%
Load Maximum *
6.3
4.91
22%
5.3
16%
5
21%
7.2 ?(6.3 - 8.1, n=2)
-14%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Motorola Moto G53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø3.32 (0.822-6.28)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø2.91 (0.893-5.31)
Motorola Moto G53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.068 (0.785-3.35)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.15 (1.012-2.03)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

00.20.40.70.91.11.31.51.722.22.42.62.83.13.33.53.73.94.1Tooltip
Motorola Moto G53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.53 (2.08-4.36)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.36 (3.19-3.57)
Motorola Moto G53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.068 (0.785-3.35)
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.15 (1.012-2.03)

Battery Life

The Moto G53 delivered good battery runtimes at a fixed refresh rate of 120 Hz in our two real-world battery tests (WiFi, video), which are conducted at an adjusted display brightness of 150 cd/m² and are therefore very comparable. In the Wi-Fi test, the mid-range smartphone lasted over 17 hours, and even 2 hours more in endless video playback with the Wi-Fi module deactivated.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
38h 21min
WiFi Websurfing
17h 15min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
19h 25min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 57min
Motorola Moto G53
5000 mAh
Realme 10
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
5000 mAh
Oppo A77 5G
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G52
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-7%
-7%
8%
0%
11%
Reader / Idle
2301
1575
-32%
2586
12%
2183
-5%
H.264
1165
1033
-11%
1289
11%
1274
9%
WiFi v1.3
1035
966
-7%
739
-29%
1099
6%
1032
0%
1102
6%
Load
297
432
45%
305
3%
398
34%

Pros

+ long battery life
+ good tracking capabilities
+ slim OS with security features and regular updates
+ power supply unit included
+ appealing features (jack, NFC, stereo speakers etc.)

Cons

- IPS panel with weaknesses
- HD+ resolution only
- low performance
- regression compared to the predecessor
- slow charging (10W)

Verdict on the Motorola Moto G53

In review Motorola Moto G53. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.
In review Motorola Moto G53. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.

The question that the Moto G53 inevitably raises is: Are HD+ panels still up-to-date for mid-range smartphones in 2023? Especially since the successor to the Moto G52, in addition to the deficits in the display resolution, is also worse in terms of screen illumination and brightness. A look at the direct competition reveals either better and, above all, sharper FullHD+ displays in this price range, such as the Poco X4 Pro, or they are at least more powerful than the Moto G53, such as the Galaxy A23. In everyday life, the 720p panel of the Moto G53 is certainly usable, but the somewhat blurry font that we see upon closer inspection, especially in text-based applications (such as the web browser), is a point of criticism.

Motorola fans should wait a little longer until the Moto G53 is more widely available and the price has moved below the US$200 mark. 

On the other hand, the Moto G53 has positive aspects in a number of areas. The affordable mid-range smartphone has good features, very long runtimes and appealing positioning capabilities, including dual-band GNSS. We also like the lean software offering, including long updates and security features.

However, there is already a Galaxy A33 5G in the same price range as the Moto G53, which offers significantly longer software support with up to four generations of Android OS upgrades and five years of security updates.

Price and Availability

Availability of the Moto G53 still appears to be very limited at present. In the UK, the smartphone can be purchased via the online shop of either Motorola for £189.99 or Lenovo for £190.00.

A search on Motorola's North American (Canada and the US) websites did not yield any results. The same also applies to India, Singapore and Australia (this list is not exhaustive).

Update (20.03.2023): As pointed out by one of our readers (Marco A A de Oliveira), the Moto G53 is available in Brazil at a retail price of BRL 1.709,10 (~US$ 323) via Motorola's online shop. This is far above the RRP offered in North America and Europe.

Prices are as of 18.03.23 and are subject to change.

Motorola Moto G53 - 03/17/2023 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
47 / 70 → 68%
Weight
90%
Battery
91%
Display
87%
Games Performance
20 / 64 → 31%
Application Performance
64 / 86 → 74%
Temperature
90%
Noise
100%
Audio
60 / 90 → 67%
Camera
61%
Average
73%
79%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Marcus Herbrich, 2023-03-18 (Update: 2023-03-20)