Motorola unveils two new mid-range phones in Europe with the G73 5G and G53 5G. However, only one of them offers good value for money.
Motorola updates its mid-range line in Europe with the G73 5G and G53 5G. Aside from having 5G connectivity–something that was left out in the G72 and G52–both phones carry a 5000mAh battery and a more straightforward dual rear camera setup that’s led by a 50-megapixel main camera.
The G73 5G comes with a Dimensity 930 processor, which is a lower-clocked version of the Dimensity 900/920, and is paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. It comes with a 120hz Full HD+ IPS display that has a punch-hole for the 16-megapixel selfie shooter.
The G73 5G’s 50-megapixel main camera has 1.0um pixels, which makes us think that it uses an IMX766 sensor that’s commonly seen on more expensive phones. Accompanying it is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. You also get stereo speakers with it, along with support for 30w charging.
While the G73 5G looks good on paper, we can’t say the same for the G53 5G. While the Snapdragon 480+ it uses performs better than the Snapdragon 680 used on its predecessor, the G53 5G feels like a downgrade yet again. You’re only getting a 60hz HD+ display, along with slow 10w charging. While it also has a 50-megapixel camera, it most likely uses an ISOCELL JN1 since it only comes with smaller 0.64um pixels. Accompanying it is a 2-megapixel macro camera.
As for pricing, it seems much clearer that the G73 5G offers better value at 300 Euros for the 8GB/256GB variant. The G53 5G, on the other hand, is priced at 250 Euros for the 4GB/128GB variant.
When converted, the G73 5G is priced at around Php 18k, while the G53 5G is priced at around Php 15k. With all the extra features you get with the G73 5G, you’re getting better value for money with it over the G53 5G.