Android fans will soon have another new smartphone to choose from and when they see the low price and the endless list of features… they might wish they had never bought an expensive flagship. The £139.99 Motorola G22 goes on sale in the UK later this month and looks pretty impressive: it packs a 6.5-inch Max Vision display with a fast 90Hz refresh rate, a 50 megapixel camera and a gigantic battery.
That 90Hz display should ensure smartphone owners have a much smoother experience when browsing websites or playing the latest games. This is a very usual upgrade on such a cheap phone – even the £769 iPhone 13 only comes with a 60Hz display.
Spin the G22 around and you’ll find a 50MP quad-camera system that includes an impressive 118-degree ultra-wide lens for better landscape shots and a dedicated depth sensor for improved portraits.
Under the hood, the Moto G22 packs a massive 5,000mAh battery that should easily last a day and beyond.
Motorola also claims that its new budget call generator is made from acrylate polymer and finished with an optical plating process for much better durability and less risk of breakage. This case also helps protect it from the elements and splashing water.
Sound attractive? The Motorola g22 will arrive in the UK in mid-March in two colours: Cosmic Black and Iceberg Blue. The device will be available for a starting price of £139.99 from Amazon, Argos, Currys, Giff Gaff, John Lewis & Partners, O2, Tesco and motorola.co.uk.
Motorola isn’t the only company releasing impressive devices on a budget, with Nokia also recently announcing the launch of its new £75 C2 2nd Edition phone. This device features a 5.7-inch touchscreen, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and two years of guaranteed security updates.
There’s also a case that’s been designed to make it nearly unbreakable with Nokia promising the C2 should survive the knocks and bumps that would usually shatter a smartphone.
It’ll come in a choice of dark blue or warm grey, with the entry-level model (with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage – although this can be increased up to 256GB with the microSD card slot) setting you back £74.99.