Amid-range stylus phone from Motorola with wireless charging and aglowing screen.

Motorola’s Moto G Stylus 5G returns this year with some major feature upgrades and an eye-catching new design. This year’s version adds wireless charging and an upgraded display, and retains old features like a headphone jack and microSD card slot for $399.

The G Stylus 5G has a 6.7-inch screen. It updates last year’s 6.6-inch LCD with a 1080p panel with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The battery is 5,000mAh and supports 30W fast wired charging and 15W wireless charging.2024 Stylus 5G uses the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chipset, which is interestingly the same as last year’s model. It’s not often that we see cell phone makers return to the same chipset two years in a row, but at least this time the RAM has increased from 6GB to 8GB.

Rendering of Scarlet Wave Motorola Stylus 5G.

The built-in stylus has also been slightly improved. According to Motorola’s press release, several software updates have been made to ‘increase the contact area’, improve the user interface and reduce latency when using the stylus. The main rear camera remains a 50-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization, while the 13-megapixel ultra-wide and 32-megapixel selfie cameras have both been updated. The selfie camera uses pixel binning to improve sensitivity in low light, resulting in better photos in dimly lit situations.

The Stylus 5G also ditches last year’s clean design and embraces Motorola’s ‘Make Phones Fun Again’ philosophy this year. The back panel has a soft-touch vegan leather finish. (The Scarlet Wave comes in caramel latte and orange-red. To be honest, they both look great.

Photo of woman holding caramel latte color option using the stylus.

Everything looks good on paper, but lately I’ve been disappointed by Motorola’s bloatware on budget and mid-range phones. Last year’s Moto G Stylus 5G was full of bloatware. In any case, the 2024 Moto G 5G Stylus will be available on May 30 for $399 USD (unlocked).

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Written by Sean Anderson

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