Motorola Moto G73 and G53 unveiled with 5G, 120Hz display and 50MP camera

Say hello to the new lineup of Moto G phones: Motorola just launched four G phones (and one E phone), two of which we’ll cover here, with the lower-end models covered in another article. That means we’ll be looking at the Moto G73 and G53 here.

A lot has changed from the Moto G72 and G52. First, both new models support 5G connectivity. However, there are some changes you may not like. Let’s take a closer look.

motorcycle G73

The Motorola Moto G73 is powered by MediaTek’s Dimension 930. The chipset clocks its CPU lower than the Dimension 920 and the GPU is different (Imagination design instead of Mali). However, the chip offers a sub-6GHz 5G modem and is a significant upgrade over the Moto G72 (whose Helio G99 chipset also uses older generation tech).

Motorola Moto G73 and G53 unveiled with 5G, 120Hz display and 50MP camera

The phone runs Android 13 out of the box with just a slight change to My UX. There is currently only one configuration with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage (expandable, more on that later).

Motorola Moto G73

Motorola replaced last year’s model’s P-OLED display with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD, still running at 120Hz and with the same 1080 x 2400 pixel (20:9) resolution. As before, there is a punch-hole 16MP selfie camera in the display.

Motorola Moto G73 and G53 unveiled with 5G, 120Hz display and 50MP camera

The latter situation is also different. Gone is the 108MP camera, replaced by a 50MP sensor with 1.0µm pixels (2.0µm, 4-in-1 binning). The old sensor’s pixels were as small as possible, at 0.64µm (1.28µm when combined).

It’s certainly an upgrade, although we’d like to see the camera gain support for 4K video capture. In any case, the other module on the back is an 8MP ultrawide with a 118° field of view and autofocus, which also allows it to take macro photos.

Motorola Moto G73 and G53 unveiled with 5G, 120Hz display and 50MP camera

The Moto G73 comes with a 5,000mAh battery and Motorola’s 30W TurboPower 30 charger (included in the box). It charges via a USB-C 2.0 port, and there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack on the side. There are also stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos.

Motorola Moto G73 and G53 unveiled with 5G, 120Hz display and 50MP camera

As mentioned above, the G73 supports sub-6GHz 5G. It’s a dual-SIM phone with a hybrid slot, which means you can have a microSD slot where the second SIM would normally go. In addition to this, there is Wi-Fi 5 (ac), Bluetooth 5.3, NFC and the usual positioning system.

Moto G73 Midnight Blue and Lucent White

The body of the phone is made of plastic and has a water resistant design. It is 8.3 mm thick and weighs 181 grams.

motorcycle G53

The Motorola Moto G53 also sports 5G support from its only 4G predecessor, although this time it’s powered by the Snapdragon 480+ (replacing the Snapdragon 680). The phone can be configured with 4, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of expandable storage.

Motorola Moto G53

The display looks nothing like the G52’s, a 6.5-inch LCD with a resolution of just 720 x 1600 pixels (20:9). The Moto G52’s 6.6-inch 1080p (90Hz AMOLED) display is startling and unsightly. The 16MP selfie camera is the same as the G73.

The latter is not the case. The 50 MP main camera uses a smaller sensor with 0.64 µm pixels (1.28 µm pixels). As you might expect, the camera is limited to capturing 1080p video (30fps only, not 60fps like the G73). Also, the 8 MP (118°) ultra-wide-angle camera lacks autofocus.

Motorola Moto G53

The Moto G53 is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that charges at just 10W (will be boosted to 18W for Latin American markets). That’s odd, considering the G23 (covered in another post) has 30W TurboPower. Both the G53 and G73 have fingerprint sensors for security (as well as face unlock).

Moto G53 Jet Blue, Arctic Silver and Pastel Pink

Regardless, the phone, like its sibling, has a water-resistant plastic case. There’s a USB-C 2.0 port and a 3.5mm jack at the bottom, along with built-in stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. It’s also a dual-SIM phone with a hybrid slot that can accept up to a 1TB microSD card in place of a second SIM.

price availability

The Motorola Moto G73 and Moto G53 will launch in Europe in the coming days, followed by a wider launch in Latin America and Asia.

The single configuration (8/256 GB) of the Moto G73 is priced at 300 Euros. The Moto G53 is priced at €250 with 4/128GB of RAM, which is currently the only option listed on Motorola’s official website. Here are some links from Moto Germany G73 And G53Moto UK also has it, but no price yet.


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