Moto G Pro / Stylus Review

published on August 3, 2020

Hey everyone motorola just released a phone with quite the trick up its sleeve a stylus there are very few phones out there that have styluses and most of them like the galaxy note line are killer on your wallet yet despite the name the moto g pro also

Known as a moto g stylist in the united states is still a mid-ranger it seems to have adequate features for the price and it seems to be targeting a very particular niche

So is motorola onto something i'm angie for gsm arena and this is our review of the moto g pro the design isn't totally basic and unlike many mid-rangers it has an

Aluminum frame the plastic back feels more like glass too and it has a nice blue to black radiant motorola is calling mystic indigo it feels nice in the hand and smudges

Aren't too noticeable however you should know that it's a bit heavy for its size probably because of the stylus stored in the phone it also has a micro sd card slot but that hardly takes up extra space

The g pro has a similar design to many of motorola's recent releases with a triple camera setup and a fingerprint reader on the back that has the moto logo the reader works well and quickly but

It's a bit higher than we would have liked the same can be said for the volume buttons on the side of the phone this might also be because of the stylus which slots in on the bottom right of the phone

The stylus looks simple and clean it has no extra features but it has a nice weight to it so it doesn't feel super cheap on the front you'll find that the screen is a flat one with fairly thin bezels on

The right and left sides and slightly thicker bezels on the top and bottom and the upper left corner there's a tiny punch hole that we found to be very unobtrusive in general the 64 inch ips lcd looks

Good with 420 nits in manual mode and 640 units in auto mode the moto g pro is a nice phone to have even on really sunny days all the same it's relatively compact for today's standards and the color accuracy

Is not mind-blowing we weren't impressed by the battery life either at 4 000 milliamp hours it's averaged to small by today's standards and it got an endurance rating of 88 hours in our tests which is merely

Okay the 15 watt wall charger included in the box didn't have spectacular performance either the moto g pro got zero to 36 percent in half an hour and it needed almost two

Hours to get a full charge even though it's a mid-range device the moto g pro has a set of loud stereo speakers they have balanced loudness and clear vocals but the bass was practically

Non-existent the phone uses last year's snapdragon 665 chipset with four gigs of ram there is no six gigabyte ram option for those that want future proofing though

It'll be fine for most day-to-day tasks and you should know that the chipset's performance is okay but there are quite a few phones with the snapdragon 700 series chipsets at this price

Which are significantly faster still this being a motorola phone you're getting a very clean and very light android experience the moto g pro is part of android one if you're buying it outside of the us

But in any case the phone is running android 10 and has a nearly stock android experience pretty much the only noticeable customizations that you'll find are in the moto app and you get to choose

Whether for navigation gestures or buttons or explore the other moto gestures like karate chop with a flashlight there's some new options too like the peak display which lets you apply to

Messages from the lock screen and a new attentive display which means the screen won't dim or switch off if you're looking at it keeping with a simplified ui you won't find a lot of customizations for the

Stylus when you take it out a bubble with four shortcuts pops out and you can choose one of them to write a note you can switch which apps you prefer to be in the bubble but unfortunately

There's a max of four writing with it was all right and worked consistently but it's far from the galaxy note's pen in terms of accuracy but for someone who often jots down notes it works quite well

The moto g pro has a triple camera setup there's a 48 megapixel main sensor with an f 17 aperture a 2 megapixel macro camera and a 16 megapixel ultroid action cam that's dedicated for videos

Unfortunately you can't snap photos with it which is a bit of a waste really in any case in daylight photos shot with the main camera are sharp with plenty of detail colors are natural and dynamic range is

What we expected for a phone at this price in low light there was low noise good contrast and true to life colors on a few of our test photos the phone picked a darker exposure which made

Shadows a bit too dark but other times exposure was just fine the night vision mode brightened up the photos and brought out a lot more detail from the shadows light sources and colors looked nicer

Too still images were softer overall the macrocam doesn't have autofocus so getting a crisper shot was a bit challenging and the low resolution means that it lacks detail by default still colors are vibrant and shots look

Nice if you shoot in conditions with enough light the camera and the punch hole in the front has a 16 megapixel resolution and an f 20 aperture and it produced decent selfies

The dynamic range also seems to be wide enough for most scenes the moto g pro can shoot up to 4k at 30fps with the main cam the dynamic range isn't as wide as we would have liked and colors were a bit

Washed out and there was no stabilization sharpness is on par with the competition however and there's virtually no noise the ultroid action cam shoots full hd videos and you can capture the footage

By holding the phone vertically 30fps videos were nicely stabilized and you get to take advantage of the wide field of view but sadly the dynamic range was quite narrow here and the video quality was not so hot the

Moto g pro makes sense as a budget proposition it's not only the stylus and the stereo speakers but it's also the fact that it has a bright screen nice photo quality by the

Main camera generous based storage and adequate processing power however it's not priced like a budget phone and that will make it a tough sell in markets where there's very strong competition from realme and xiaomi

Even samsung has some pretty great phones at this price point so unless that stylus is really high on your priorities list we don't really recommend this phone thanks for watching everyone

Stay safe and i'll see you guys next time you

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