Motorola today of its two new smartphones unveiled, these products include one of the high-end members of the X series, and next to it, it will probably be the cheapest 5G phone of this company in the future, which, of course, both have one thing in common, which is nothing but the right price. Of course, these products are currently only launched in China, but as usual, they will eventually make their way to other parts of the world. These two new Motorola products are called Moto X40 and Moto G53, each of which has its own characteristics, which we will discuss further.
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Powerful Motorola Moto X40 at a tempting price
The old X30 Pro was an interesting combination of powerful hardware and a decent price. This new model, the Motorola Moto X40, no longer uses the Pro extension, but is still powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a 165Hz display. Motorola seems to like high refresh rate displays.
The screen is 6.7 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. It’s a 10-bit panel with HDR10+ support and DC dimming. The fingerprint sensor is now under the display instead of being mounted on the side. This is Motorola’s first 165Hz display, and with its powerful Adreno 740 GPU, and its reasonable price, it can easily compete with expensive gaming phones.
Pro or not, the X40 has 125W wired charging, and it also uses wireless charging, which appears to be just 15W, down from the X30 Pro’s 50W. However, non-Pro Moto phones usually skip it altogether. If you need to charge your phone quickly, the wired charger will take you from zero to 50% in just 7 minutes. The battery capacity is 4600 mAh, which is exactly the same as the old Pro model.
There is no news of a 200 megapixel sensor
In the camera department, unlike the X30 Pro, Motorola has opted for a 50-megapixel sensor (1/1.56 inches) instead of the main 200-megapixel sensor. It has OIS, native 1.0 µm pixels with 4 in 1 binning support.
Next to the main camera is an ultra-wide lens (117 degrees) with a 50-megapixel sensor (1.3 µm pixels). This one has autofocus, so it can take macro shots from 2.5cm x 1in. There is also a 2x portrait camera with a 12-megapixel sensor (IMX663, 1.22 µm pixels) on the Motorola Moto X40. There’s a 60-megapixel selfie camera with a punch hole in the center for sharp selfies. Apart from the main sensor, the setup is quite similar to the X30 Pro.
Back to the chip, here we have a 2nd generation Snapdragon 8 chip, cooled by an 11-layer setup that includes a vapor chamber (3002mm2). The chipset is paired with 12/8GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 128, 256 or even 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage. This phone is dual SIM and there is no place for a microSD slot. There’s also no 3.5mm jack, but that was the case for the 2021 model as well. The new version launches with Android 13/My UI 5.0.
Appropriate resistance with IP68 standard
Motorola Moto X40 has introduced its water resistance with IP68 standard (it can survive underwater for 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters). The middle frame is made of 7000 series aluminum, the back is covered with Victus Gorilla Glass with a soft coating (available in blue and black). We’re not sure if that applies to the front as well, the details provided by Motorola are vague. Anyway, the phone is 8.6mm thick and weighs 199g, almost the same as its predecessor.
Lower price than X30 Pro
The Motorola Moto X40 is currently up for pre-order in China, with shipping starting on December 22. Prices for the 128/8GB base model start at 3,400 Yuan ($490 / €460 / Rs. 40,500). For comparison, the Moto X30 Pro (which was the base for the global Edge 30 Ultra) will start at 3,700 yuan for the 8/128GB model. There are other combinations: 8/256GB for 3,700 Yuan, 12/256GB for 4,000 Yuan and 12/512GB for 4,300 Yuan.
Motorola Moto G53 their cheapest 5G
Motorola Moto G53 has introduced 5G connectivity as its trump card, while otherwise it is a completely ordinary phone. Even so, as a sequel to the 4G-only Moto G52, it’s disappointing in some ways. Even the 5G equipped Moto G51 has better specifications.
Starting with the display, the G52’s 6.6-inch 90Hz refresh rate AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution has been replaced with a 6.5-inch 120Hz HD+ LCD. The G51 5G had a 6.8-inch 120Hz LCD with FHD+ resolution. The selfie camera has also been reduced (from 16 megapixels) to an 8 megapixel sensor.
There are also reductions in the back. The main camera still has a 50MP sensor with 0.64µm pixels (1.3µm after placement), but the ultra-wide module is gone. Of course, the 2MP macro camera is still there.
Well, now we come to check the battery. Here’s a 5,000mAh battery, the same capacity as the old phone, although the charging speed is now down (from 30W) to 18W, and you only get a 10W charger in the box. It seems that Motorola has reduced the options of this phone as much as possible to pay for the 5G modem.
Fortunately, the cost-cutting didn’t affect the microSD card slot or the 3.5mm headphone jack. The G53 comes in two versions, one with 4GB of RAM and the other with 8GB, both with 128GB of internal storage. You can also choose between black and white.
Very reasonable price for a 5G phone
The Motorola Moto G53 is now available for pre-order in China for just 900 Yuan ($130 / €120 / Rs. 11,000) for the 4/128GB model and 1,100 Yuan for the 8/128GB model, which is pretty decent for a 5G phone. . Again, this could be the company’s cheapest 5G phone – the G51 we mentioned earlier costs 1,500 yuan. However, the G5x model number appears to belong to a mid-range phone and it is an entry-level phone, but that’s just part of the picture.
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