After the Moto G10, Motorola continued its launch with the Moto G50. Already carrying the 5G network, this could be the first cellphone with the Snapdragon 480 5G chipset launched in Europe.
The embedded 8nm chip is better than the S460 supporting the G10 thanks to a pair of Cortex-A76-derived cores (replacing the four A73-based cores). Also, it has a better GPU.
Although the 720p 90Hz screen won’t overload the GPU. That’s a bit of a resolution on the 6.5-inch panel and with the high refresh rate, it can make up for the lack of sharpness.
On the bright side, the phone comes with Android 11 and Motorola has promised to provide “at least one” major OS update.
The camera department on the Moto G50 has a 48MP main camera, the same as on the G10. But then it eliminates ultrawide cameras, offering only a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor instead.
Other than that, the flash charger is negligible here, so users ‘only’ get the basic 10W power adapter in the box. It will take a while to charge the 5,000mAh battery. The good news is that the phone supports 15W charging, but consumers will have to buy it separately.
Interestingly, the Moto G50 comes with a headset in the box that plugs into the 3.5mm jack on the phone. The body is plastic with a waterproof design, a USB-C port (USB 2.0), NFC, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
The Moto G50 goes on sale in the European market at a price of € 250 for the 4 / 64GB model, some countries will also get a version with 128GB storage.
Some models use a single SIM, and will have a dedicated microSD card slot. If you choose the dual-SIM model, you’ll get a hybrid slot.