Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2024) battery life test is ready

The Moto G Stylus (2024) is part of Motorola’s line of phones that have a stylus built-in, making them suitable for productivity and creativity. Unlike Samsung’s stylus-having phones, these are mid-rangers – this particular example starts at USD 400/CAD 500 – so we don’t expect ultimate performance. And yet the 2024 edition managed to impress.

The phone has a flat 6.7” OLED display with FHD+ resolution (20:9), giving you a large canvas to draw and take notes on. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, which is hardly new, but it was the first in the 6-series to be fabbed on a 4nm node and the efficiency of it can be felt. But in some ways this chip shows its age, as we’re about to see.

Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2024) battery life test is ready

The Moto G Stylus (2024) runs on a 5,000mAh battery, which helps with its endurance. And it supports both 30W wired and 15W wireless charging, which is more versatile than many mid-rangers, which omit the wireless option. Still, with cafes, airports and other venues offering easy access to Qi chargers but having few wall sockets or USB ports open, wireless charging is nice to have. Do note that there is no charger bundled in the box, just a USB cable.

Let’s look at the web browsing test first. With a time of nearly 13 hours, the G Stylus places in the top third of phones that we’ve tested so far. And of the phones that outscore it by more than an hour, most are expensive flagships and only a few are mid-rangers in the same class as the Moto.

The 6.7” display is a 10-bit panel and it is flanked by stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, making this a capable device for streaming. The time of almost 16 hours is very good, though it places the G Stylus more in the middle of the pack. Still, it’s ahead of high-end models like the Moto Razr 50 Ultra and Edge 50 Pro and mid-rangers like the Galaxy A35 and Pixel 8a.

So far so good, but as we hinted in the second paragraph, the Moto G Stylus (2024) does falter in one of the tests – with a time of under 7 hours, it’s just not cut out for serious gaming. It’s not just the battery life, though, from previous tests of the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, we know that the Adreno 710 GPU is on the weak side.

The last test to mention is voice calls, but with a result of nearly 31 hours, we doubt that you will be able to run down the battery by talking on the phone. The result is in the middle of the pack, but it’s better than the iPhone 15 Pro Max, so we can’t ask for more.

We still have a few more tests to run, but expect a detailed review soon.

Leave a Reply

Discover more from Ultimatepocket

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading