Motorola launched the 2024 Moto G Play, and its $150 price tag is still its killer feature. You can blame Motorola, though bringing out many of the same cheap phones, at least this year’s model adds a few new perks. These include a 50-megapixel rear camera with fast focus, a 6nm Snapdragon 680 processor and double the storage of its predecessor.
The 2024 Moto G Play still has a 6.5-inch LCD display with a medium-sized 720p (1600 x 720) resolution. (However, so does the variable 90Hz refresh rate, which is impressive for this price point last year’s model.) The phone works Android 13 out of the box, it has 64GB of internal storage and supports microSDs up to 1TB.
The phone’s rear camera has a 50-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture, quad-pixel technology, HDR and phase-detection autofocus. Captures video at 1080p (or 720p) at 30 frames per second. There is an 8-megapixel sensor on the front.
The new Moto G Play has a 5000 mAh battery (estimated at “up to 46 hours”) and supports 15W fast charging. This year’s model adds Dolby Atmos support speakers and is certified for high-quality audio when used with compatible wired headphones. The phone has an IP52 rating for protection against dust and water.
The Moto G Play will go on sale in the US on February 8 for $150. Motorola says it will be available unlocked on its website, Amazon and Best Buy. (The tethered version will be sold on various wireless carriers.) Canadian users, meanwhile, can get it a little earlier, starting January 26th from “select carriers and national retailers.”