Samsung Galaxy S21+, Moto RAZR 5G and more on sale for Father’s Day

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Today’s best deals come from Amazon, Samsung, and Motorola, where we will find several Galaxy smartphones and more devices on sale

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The new Moto G20 is too darn pink, packs a 90Hz display, and costs just €149

Motorola had added a new member to its portfolio of budget G-series phones. Say hello to the Moto G20. The latest Motorola borrows a lot of design elements from the Moto G50 and G30, both of which were launched earlier this year, but with one key exception. The Moto G20 is too darn pink. However, if you’re not a fan of the 90’s pop culture-influenced bright neon color, there is also a more understated Breeze Blue color option on the table too. Motorola says that its latest offering is now available in a handful of European countries priced at €149, and will soon be up for grabs in more markets.

The screen resolution is just HD+, but at least the refresh rate is a neat 90Hz


Talking about the internal hardware, Motorola has equipped the Moto G20 with a 6.2-inch HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) display with a waterdrop notch at the top and a huge chin at the top. Interestingly, the screen offers a 90Hz refresh rate despite its low-ish resolution. The company has also taken the unconventional route while selecting the processor inside. Instead of a Qualcomm or MediaTek, Motorola has equipped the phone with a Unisoc T700 processor ticking alongside 4 gigs of RAM.

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Coming to the imaging hardware, the Moto G20 offers a quad-camera setup that is headlined by a 48MP main snapper. It is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and another 2MP camera for macro photography. Selfie and video calling responsibilities will be shouldered by a 13MP front camera. Motorola is also throwing in a few camera tricks such as Night Vision, HDR mode, and portrait photography to name a few.

Moto G20 looks like a compelling package for its asking price

There is up to 128GB of onboard storage that can further be expanded via a microSD card of up to 1TB capacity. A 5,000mAh battery is there to keep things running, and it supports 10W charging. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back, while Android 11 with an almost-stock experience handles things on the software side.

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Moto G40 Fusion and Moto G60 are Motorola’s best bet in mid-range segment in a long time

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Motorola has launched two new Moto G-series devices. The Moto G40 Fusion and Moto G60 bring some flagship features to the mid-range segment. For instance, the Moto G60 packs a 120Hz refresh rate display and a 108MP camera alongside a big battery. It goes up against the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max with similar specifications in India. The duo is quite similar in terms of specifications, with the only difference being the primary camera and storage configurations.

Both the smartphones feature a massive 6.8-inch IPS LCD display that supports a 120Hz refresh rate. The display sports a centered punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. They are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732 SoC, paired with the Adreno 618 GPU. The Moto G60 comes in 6GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration, while the Moto G40 Fusion will sell in 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB configurations. Both support a microSD card slot. Further, the devices pack a big 6,000mAh battery that comes with a 20W fast charger.

On the optics front, the Moto G60 sports a 108MP Ultra Pixel primary camera with an f/1.9 aperture, while the Moto G40 Fusion comes equipped with a 64MP Quad Pixel primary shooter with an f/1.79 aperture. Both the devices have an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera that doubles as a macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you get a 32MP selfie shooter with the Moto G60 and a 16MP front camera with the Moto G40 Fusion. They come with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port. Plus, these smartphones run Android 11.

The Moto G60 will sell for INR 17,999 (~$241) for the sole 6GB + 128GB storage model starting April 27 on Flipkart. On the other hand, the Moto G40 Fusion price in India starts at INR 13,999 ($187) for the 4GB + 64GB variant and INR 15,999 for the 6GB + 128GB model. It will go on sale starting May 1 via Flipkart.

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Best Moto G Fast Cases to buy in April 2021

Motorola’s Moto G Fast is a budget device that features a 6.4-inch HD+ Max Vision display and is backed by 3GB of RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC. The device comes with a 32GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 512GB with a microSD card. Plus, it offers a triple rear camera setup led by a 16MP shooter. If you are someone who bought the device after the 2019 launch and is looking for a case for your budget smartphone, you have come to the right place. We have compiled a list of the best Moto G Fast cases you can buy right now.

    OtterBox COMMUTER LITE

    OtterBox goodness

    The soft inner and hard outer layers absorb and deflect impacts. Plus, its thin profile slips in and out of the pocket easily.
    ONOLA

    The All-Rounder

    Multiple structures make the phone case very thick, shockproof, and anti-drop. It also comes with a screen-protector.
    GSDCB

    For The Affordable

    It offers a soft resilient TPU to provide shock protection. The inner sleeve is a spider web structure that effectively dissipates heat.
    Poetic Spartan

    For The Sporty

    This is a rugged case that offers military-grade drop protection. It offers a high-end leather texture while being elegant.
    BENTOBEN

    For The Colorful

    Tired of having a bulky case? This is the one. It fits your Motorola Moto G Fast like a glove.
    Jmart

    For The Rugged

    It comes with a hard plastic inner to release the heat and protect your phone from scratches.
    Dretal

    Slim-Trim

    This case is made of Carbon Fiber and anti-stretch TPU rubber. It is slim, stylish and light-weight.
    DogaRoo

    With a Kickstand

    It is made from a 2-in-1 design hard (shell + soft TPU) that provides double protection.
    Kowauri

    Wallet Case

    It comes with a premium PU leather that offers a soft natural feel and the texture provides a classic and luxury look.

Confused with the choices while trying to decide the best Moto G Fast case? We recommend the ONOLA for the Moto G Fast case. It uses high-quality materials with no peculiar smells. The case has a three-in-one structure –

  • The outermost layer is soft TPU, which can be easily disassembled and assembled.
  • The middle is hard plastic to prevent the phone from falling and getting damaged.
  • The innermost layer is a PC frame, which is very precise to align each hole of your phone to prevent dust accumulation.
  • The multiple structures make the phone case very thick, shockproof, anti-drop, and fully protect your phone, including the camera and the phone screen. It is one of the best all-rounder Moto G Fast cases.

We also recommend the Dretal Moto G Fast case with tempered glass protector. It is made of carbon fiber. Furthermore, it is specially designed to look good, and provide drop protection with a smooth feel on the outside. The slim case is shockproof, and light-weight. It offers total access to all functionality and buttons. The soft shock absorption TPU provides outstanding protection against drops and other impact.

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Moto Razr 5G gets updated to Android 11

While Google is working on Android 12, many major smartphones are yet to receive the Android 11 update. This included Moto Razr 5G. However, it is changing as the foldable device is now receiving its Android 11 update. The company has already released the update for several of its important devices. Meanwhile, Samsung is leading the pack on the Android updates side of things.

In the last few weeks, Motorola has rolled out the Android 11 update for several of its smartphones. The Motorola 5 5G Plus and Motorola One Hyper are some of the devices to have received the major update. Now, the foldable Moto Razr 5G is receiving the Android 11 update. For the unaware, Japanese telecom operator Softback has already launched a carrier-specific edition of the Motorola Razr 5G that runs Android 11 out of the box.

Now, the Moto Razr 5G has received its Android 11 update in multiple regions, including India, Australia, Europe, and several South American countries. It comes with the build number RPS31.Q1-40-17-12, and is about 1.8GB in size. While you would expect it to come out with the latest Android security patch, Motorola is releasing it with the February 2021 security patch.

The Moto Razr 5G features a unique design that actually makes it feel like a clamshell instead of a regular phone with a hinge. There is almost no gap between the hinges. It comes with a 6.2-inch plastic OLED (2,142×876 pixels) with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The crease is something you wouldn’t notice unless you happen to run your hand over it. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, paired with Adreno 620 GPU. It comes equipped with 256GB of internal storage with 8GB RAM. You get a single rear camera of 48MP with an f/1.7 aperture. Further, the smartphone packs a 2,800mAh battery with support for 18W TurboPower fast charging.

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Motorola confirms the existence of Moto G60 and Moto G40 Fusion

Motorola seems all set to launch its next G-series smartphones. It was recently tipped to be prepping to launch the Moto G60 and Moto G40 Fusion. Motorola later went ahead and revealed a teaser for upcoming G-series smartphones. However, it didn’t reveal the moniker of the phones. Now, the company has confirmed the existence f the duo in a new teaser poster.

As you can see from the title image, Motorola India tweeted the poster that confirms the moniker as well as reveals the design of the Moto G60 and Moto G40 Fusion. The G60 will come with a punch-hole cutout to house the selfie shooter, while the G40 Fusion could come equipped with a waterdrop notch. According to the leaks, the duo shares a similar set of features including a high refresh rate display – both of these features trickling down from flagships to the mid-range segment.

The Moto G60 and Moto G40 Fusion are tipped to feature a 120Hz refresh rate with support for HDR10. Moreover, these could have a 6000mAh battery. Both of these features could make the next duo media powerhouse. However, it is not known yet if the display would have an LCD panel or AMOLED. As for the Moto G60, it is touted to feature a big 6.78-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,460 pixels) display. It could be made available in 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB/ 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage configurations. The duo is rumored to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC.

As per previous reports, the Moto G60 could sport a 108MP primary camera. It might be accompanied by a 16MP OV16A1Q sensor with a wide-angle lens and a 2MP camera. You might get a 32MP selfie shooter. On the other hand, the Moto G40 Fusion is tipped to feature a triple rear camera setup of 64MP + 8MP + 2MP.

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Moto G60 leaks reveal Motorola catching up to the best phone trends

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Lately, some of the flagship features are trickling down to the mid-range segment. Specifications like a 108MP camera and a 120Hz refresh rate display are now pretty common for mid-range smartphones in Asian countries like India and China. It looks like Motorola is gearing up to embrace the trendy features. It is rumored that the company is working on two Moto G-series devices, namely, Moto G60 and Moto G40 Fusion. Both of them will share a set of features. More details of the upcoming duo have leaked online.

According to tipster Mukul Sharma, both the Moto G60 and Moto G40 Fusion will come with a high refresh rate display and offer a long-lasting battery life. The latter has been the highlight of Motorola smartphones in the past. I’ve reviewed the Moto G9, Moto G10 as well as the latest Moto G30, and all of them had great battery life. Now, Motorola is tipped to be upping its game by including a 6000mAh cell in its upcoming G-series smartphones.

Moreover, the smartphones are said to come equipped with a 120Hz refresh rate with support for HDR10. These features could make the next duo media powerhouse. However, it is not known yet if the display would have an LCD panel or AMOLED. The Moto G60 is rumored to have a 6.78-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,460 pixels) display. Both the smartphones are said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC. The G60 is tipped to come in 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB/ 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage configurations.

Plus, the Moto G60 could sport a 108MP primary camera. It might be accompanied by a 16MP OV16A1Q sensor with a wide-angle lens and a 2MP camera. On the front, you might get a 32MP selfie shooter. Previously, it was rumored that the Moto G60 could be called Moto G40 Fusion. However, Mukul replied to my question and confirmed that both are two separate devices. These could be launched in India soon.

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The iPhone 11 Pro, OnePlus phones and more devices are on sale today

We start today’s deals with some great devices. First, the iPhone 11 Pro is selling for $880 if you get the 64GB storage variant with a 5.8-inch display. However, you can get the 512GB storage option for $1,100. This deal is available over at Woot.com, and it will be live for the next 23 days or until they sell out.

 

Now, that’s not the only smartphone we have on sale, as you can head over to OnePlus.com, where you will get up to $300 off the OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage space. This means that you can get one for $699. The OnePlus 8 and the 8T are both getting a $200 discount, which leaves them for $499 and $599, respectively. The OP 8 comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage space, so paying $100 more will get you the 8T, which is packed with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage space. And remember that the OnePlus 9 series is available. You can get the entry-level variant for $749 with a free pair of OnePlus Buds Z White with your purchase.

 

Now, if you’re looking for more affordable phones with 5G support, you can currently get the Motorola One 5G starting at $300 over at Motorola.com, down from its regular $550 price tag, which translates into $250 savings. If you’d rather get your phone from Best Buy or B&H, you can get one for $350. The same device is selling for $399 at Amazon.com, and they all feature a 48MP primary camera, 4GB RAM, and 128GB of storage space.

Another option to consider is the TCL 10L, which is currently selling for $175 after receiving a $75 discount. Unfortunately, this phone will only work on GSM carriers, meaning it won’t work on CDMA networks. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB of storage space, and a 4,000mAh battery, but no 5G support.

 

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Moto G30 quick review: a bit of everything

Motorola Moto G30 is one of the newest members of the G-series. The device offers a set of features that check a lot of boxes in the budget segment. The Moto G30 is powered by the Snapdragon 662 SoC, packs a 5,000mAh battery, and offers a quad rear camera setup alongside a design that’s good to look at. But how good is it really when compared to the competition? We spent some time with the device and here’s our Moto G30 quick review.

The smartphone offers a fresh look with its gradient design on the Dark Pearl color variant, which we received from the company. It is hard to spot the fingerprints on the back, which makes it a few of the devices that we can recommend without using a case. The phone is easy to grip, thanks to the curves at the sides. Furthermore, the fingerprint sensor is situated within the Motorola logo, which is a decent placement as it is easy to reach while holding the device.

Moto G30 rear

On the left edge lie all the buttons including the Google Assistant, volume rockers, and the power button, which is positioned well and has a textured finish to it. However, the Google Assistant button is up on top and is very hard to reach with one hand without doing some thumb acrobatics. At the bottom, you get a Type-C port, which is accompanied by a microphone and loudspeaker. On the top, you get a 3.5mm audio jack and secondary microphone. I have a soft spot for phones that come with a headphone jack. The Moto G30 offers an IP52 rating for water resistance but don’t take it to the beach with you. 

The Moto G30 features a 6.5-inch LCD display that offers a 90Hz refresh rate. The bezels are on the thicker side, but they won’t bother you while watching content or using the phone in general. While it is not as contrasty as an OLED screen, the display quality is good for media consumption. Plus, 90Hz makes the experience smoother than usual. However, the screen’s maximum brightness isn’t the best. We had trouble viewing it in direct sunlight, especially when trying to view photos. 

Moto G30 display

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 662 chipset, paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage that can be expanded. We faced no issues while browsing through the phone and in casual use. Although, the animation is on the slower side. Apps load quickly and you’ll be able to multitask without worries. That being said, don’t expect to play your favorite games in high graphics settings. 

As for battery life, the 5,000mAh cell will last you an entire day easily – with any kind of usage. Motorola offers great battery life on its budget devices and the Moto G30 is no different. The company bundles a 20W charger in the box, and it charged about 35% in 30 minutes and more than 60% in an hour. 

Moto G30 in hand

The Moto G30 sports a quad rear camera setup that is led by a 64MP primary camera, which is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The cameras are plenty versatile but apart from the primary sensor, the others need improvement. 

The 64MP sensor uses pixel-binning to capture 16MP shots by default. However, you can click full-res photos as well. As with any other camera nowadays, you get good details in broad daylight. Moreover, we found the colors to be fairly accurate too. At night, it takes a while to click images. It misses out on details in the shadows. Plus, there is some kind of smoothening going on to reduce the grain. Switching to Night Mode offers better details but the highlights could be blown out at times. As for portrait shots, the software is able to offer good separation between the subject and the background.

image of a building wide angle image of building captured on Moto G30 Selfie Prakhar Khanna Macro

The secondary cameras are not worth writing home about. The 8MP sensor captures lesser details when compared to the primary lens. It is perfectly usable in daylight. Coming to the 2MP macro camera, it is average at best. The shots lack details but it does allow you to get super close to the subject. On the front lies a 13MP selfie shooter that offers average dynamic range and aggressive HDR most of the time. You can click portrait shots, which offer a good separation of the subject from the background. Turn to low light and the details disappear but using the Night Mode is the better choice since it offers better colors.

A jack of all trades but master of none

The Moto G30 seems to be a device that is a jack of all trades but master of none. It offers a good display with a 90Hz refresh rate, average performance, and cameras, a long-lasting battery life – all of it packed inside a stylish design. It does a bit of everything. However, the phone faces tough competition from the likes of the Redmi Note 10 (though, more expensive but better value) and the Realme Narzo 30A. That being said, if you are strictly on a budget, you won’t be disappointed by the Moto G30.

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