Motorola Moto G50 Review- Price in Pakistan 2021
The Motorola Moto G50 smartphone offers the user support for next-generation networks, thanks to the Snapdragon 480 processor. Although we do not have an ultra-wide-angle camera, the front one shoots in 13MP resolution, and the charging speed has increased to 15W.
Motorola introduced the Moto G 5G Plus with 5G support a year ago, and recently the Moto G50. What do they have in common? Both models are Motorola’s attempts to carve out a niche in the budget phones market with next generation connectivity. However, the main difference between the models is that the screen has a refresh rate of 90 Hz. But, the changes, relative to competitors, looks weak.
Motorola Moto G50 specifications
|Screen||6.5 inches, IPS LCD, 90 Hz, resolution 1600х720 pixels, ratio 20: 9 (~ 269 ppi density)|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G SM4350 (8nm) Octa-core (2 × 2.0 GHz Kryo 460 + 6 × 1.8 GHz Kryo 460)|
|Inner memory||64/128 GB, microSD support via shared SIM slot|
|System and software||Android 11|
|Front camera||13-MP, f / 2.2, wide-angle, 1 / 3.1-inch, 1.12um|
|Main camera||48-MP, f / 1.7, 26mm, 1 / 2.0-inch, 0.8um, PDAF + 5-MP, macro, f / 2.4, 1 / 5.0-inch, 1.12um + 2-MP, depth, f / 2.4|
|Video||Primary: 1080p @ 30/60 fps Front: 1080p @ 30/60 fps|
|Communication and connections||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, FM radio, USB Type -C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, 3.5mm|
|Networks||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G 2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900 – SIM 1 and SIM 2 3G HSDPA 850/900/1700 (AWS) / 1900/2100 4G 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 66 5G 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA / NSA|
|Sensors||Fingerprint reader (back), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, barometer (market dependent)|
|Battery||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable, fast charging 15 W|
|Materials (edit)||Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame, water repellent housing|
|Dimensions and weight||164.9 x 74.9 x 9.0mm, 192 grams|
Design and build quality
The body of Motorola Moto G50 is made of plastic, which is usual for the budget segment, but it has a protective coating against water.
Of course, you shouldn’t swim with your phone, but you shouldn’t be afraid of splashing from rain. There are two colors: Steel Gray and Marine Green, although since the glossy back surface collects a lot of prints on itself, they are almost invisible on gray. The fingerprint scanner is located at the back, and so high that it is not always possible to reach it with your index finger.
The bezels around the screen are thick, especially the bottom one. The front camera is located in a large cut-out in the form of a “drop”, and the smartphone weighs 192 grams. The sides of the Moto G50 are plastic and slippery too.
Motorola Moto G50 control keys
On the left is a hybrid SIM and microSD slot (two SIM or SIM + microSD). On the right – all the control keys are located, there is even a separate button for calling the Google Assistant. On the bottom you will find only a speaker and a USB-C connector.
The 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen Motorola Moto G50 with a resolution of 1600 × 720 pixels. 1080p displays are already the standard for even cheaper smartphones, so the G50 is an unpleasant surprise here.
Motorola has tried to compensate for the low resolution with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. However, due to the slow response of the IPS LCD panels, animations turn out to be a little blurry, so the smooth effect is not the most noticeable.
Motorola Moto G50 display
Another problem is maximum brightness. There is no automatic mode, and with manual tuning it reaches only 360 nits. Since this is an IPS screen, which in terms of color reproduction is worse than OLED panels with the same brightness, the Moto G50 is uncomfortable to use outdoors on a sunny day. Not everything is in order and with the accuracy of shades that are too blue. This can be remedied by choosing Natural Color Profile.
But, not everything is bad with the display of the Moto G50 – the refresh rate control is well implemented here. The best is Automatic mode, which works as it should. If you do not interact with the screen, the frequency drops to 60 Hz, and as soon as you touch it, it rises to 90 Hz. When watching a video in full screen mode, the indicator always drops to 60 Hz. Motorola has added applications or rules here to change the frequency, it all depends on whether you interact with the display or not.
Moto G50 cameras
Unlike the Moto G10 , the G50 lacks an ultra-wide-angle camera, although it retains a 48MP main sensor with f / 1.7 aperture. It is complemented by a 5MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor for portraits. The front camera has a higher resolution – 13MP.
After pixel binning, the final resolution from the main sensor is 12 MP. The colors are natural – there is no oversaturation. There is a little noise in monotonous areas, but it is noticeable only upon close examination. Detail is higher than that of the G10, although sometimes the sharpness is excessive. Full 48MP mode offers almost no benefit. There are more details, but also noise, so there is no particular point in using it.
The Motorola Moto G50 features a surprisingly good macro lens for its segment. The 5-megapixel resolution delivers eye-catching, sharp photos of close objects. However, there is no autofocus, making it difficult to shoot a moving subject. It is difficult to tell if the subject is in focus, especially on a sunny day, the brightness of the display is lacking here.
Night shooting on the G50 is also pleasing – despite some blur, everything is in order with detail. HDR algorithms do their job well, producing a balanced image with a wide range of colors. Although the lightest and darkest areas sometimes lose their original appearance.
The depth sensor helps to create realistic bokeh in Portrait mode, but the processing algorithms are not very good at handling skin tones. Sometimes your face will be too red, other times it will be pale.
Shooting with Motorola Moto G50
The front camera is weak – decent selfies will only come out in perfect lighting. The skin is often overly yellow and the surrounding colors are pale. There are also problems with the accuracy of the defined boundaries of the object.
The Moto G50 records video in maximum 1080p quality, and this is the only resolution available to the user. At least the quality is better as compared to the G10, there is little noise, the contrast is good, and the details are high.
One of the significant advantages of the Motorola Moto G50 is its almost pure Android system. Although the company has added several functions, they are collected in one place.
Motorola Moto G50 system
On the home screen, you are greeted by the Moto app for a quick overview of all the new features. There you can also choose a wallpaper and icon style, customize gestures or change fonts. The slider for changing the brightness is located at the top of the quick settings panel, it is inconvenient to reach it with your thumb. Considering that there is no Auto Brightness here, you will have to change the setting manually, this decision seems strange to me.
Motorola Moto G50 OS
We have access to many of the gestures for which the first Moto G models were famous. Twice quickly turn the gadget in your hand – the camera opens, quickly shake the smartphone twice, the flashlight is activated. There is also a face unlock that works in conjunction with the pick up to wake up gesture.
Motorola Moto G50 Software
The Moto G50’s display supports two very handy features: Peek Display and Attentive Display. The first activates the lock screen when driving (active by default). The display shows a clock and notifications that you can interact with. The second, Attentive Display, will not turn off the display while you are looking at it, which is convenient when reading long articles.
Motorola Moto G50 interface
The G50 also includes all the new features of Android 11, and their purpose is explained in the Moto app. Bubbles for chats allow you to quickly communicate in instant messengers without opening the application – a small interactive window will be on top of the rest. The Overcharge Protection function has also appeared – the phone will stop charging if it is connected to the power supply without interruption. After activating the option, the charge will remain at 80%.
The Snapdragon 480 5G processor is responsible for the performance of the Motorola Moto G50. The chipset is not the most powerful and is intended for budget smartphones.
It is manufactured using an 8-nm process technology and has eight cores, divided into two clusters: two Kryo 460 Gold (Cortex-A76) with a frequency of 2.0 GHz and six Kryo 460 Silver (Cortex-A55) with a frequency of 1.8 GHz. The graphics processor Adreno 619 is responsible for working with graphics. 4 GB of RAM, while the internal memory can be 64 or 128 GB, depending on the version. You can expand your data storage through a microSD card.