Motorola today unveiled four G Series phones and one E Series model. In a separate article there is all information about the Moto G13, G23 and E13. Here we focus on the Motorola Moto G73 and G53, which have changed a lot compared to the Moto G72 and G52. First of all, both new models support 5G. But there are also some changes that might not go down too well.
Motorola Moto G73
The Motorola Moto G73 is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 930 chipset. The CPU runs at lower clock speeds than the Dimensity 920 and the GPU is an Imagination rather than a Mali design. In return, the chip comes with a 5G sub-6 GHz modem, which is a big upgrade over the Moto G72 and its older Helio G99 chipset. The Motorola smartphone runs on Android 13 with slight My UX changes. Currently there is only one configuration with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage that can be expanded via microSD card.
Motorola replaced last year’s model’s P-OLED display with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel. The refresh rate of 120 Hz and the resolution of 1080×2400 pixels (20:9) are identical. The same goes for the 16-megapixel selfie camera in a punchhole. The 108 megapixel camera, on the other hand, had to give way to a 50 megapixel sensor with rather large 1.0 µm pixels (2.0 µm with 4-in-1 binning). The pixels of the old sensor, on the other hand, were significantly smaller at 0.64 µm (1.28 µm with binning). There is also an 8 megapixel ultra wide with a 118 degree field of view and autofocus for macro shots.
The Motorola Moto G73 is equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery and TurboPower 30, Motorola’s 30 watt charging standard. The appropriate charger is included. Charging is via the USB-C 2.0 port and there is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the side. Also on board are stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. As already mentioned, the G73 supports 5G connectivity including sub-6 GHz networks. The dual SIM hybrid slot also accepts a microSD card. There is also Wi-Fi 5 (ac), Bluetooth 5.3, NFC and the usual location systems.
The case of the Motorola Moto G73 is made of plastic and is water-repellent. It is 8.3mm thick and weighs 181g.
Motorola Moto G53
The Motorola Moto G53 also offers 5G support thanks to the Snapdragon 480+ processor instead of the Snapdragon 680. In terms of RAM, 4, 6 or 8 GB are possible, plus 64 or 128 GB of expandable memory. The display has been slimmed down compared to the G52 – 6.5 inch LCD technology with a resolution of only 720 x 1,600 pixels (20:9). The Moto G52, on the other hand, offered a 6.6-inch 1080p 90Hz AMOLED display. The 16-megapixel selfie camera is the same as on the G73.
On the back, on the other hand, the 50 megapixel main camera uses a smaller sensor with 0.64 µm pixels (1.28 µm with binning). The camera can thus record videos with a maximum of 1080p and only 30 fps, instead of 60 fps with the G73. Motorola replaced the ultrawide camera with a simple 2 megapixel macro camera. Both the G53 and G73 have fingerprint sensors plus Face Unlock
The Moto G53 has a 5,000 mAh battery with just 10 watts of charging power. Curiously Motorola increases the charing speed to 18 watts for the Latin American market. Even stranger is that the G23 already has 30 watts of TurboPower. There is also a plastic case with a water-repellent design. On the bottom sits a USB-C 2.0 port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and there are also stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. The hybrid dual SIM slot accepts microSD cards with a storage capacity of up to 1 TB.
Prices and availability
The Motorola Moto G73 and Moto G53 will launch in Europe in the coming days, followed by a broader launch in Latin America and Asia. The Moto G73 starts at 300 euros ($327) and only in 8/256 GB. The Moto G53 is slightly cheaper at 250 euros ($272) and offers 4/128 GB of storage.