I decided to switch to the Moto G Stylus (2020 ed.) last year b/c I became very irritated w/ Samsung's and Apple's exhortation. I cannot reasonably justify buying a «premium» phone that costs well over 1K. You can get an ipad now for less than two hundred bucks and now these companies are wanting 1000+ for a phone that doesn't do that much more.My computer, which I work more on does a lot more, cost less than half of this price. So jumping was more a philosophical change.Based off my experience with this phone I can tell you the following:1- The phone has a modest performance and works well comparing the price cost of the newest other flagship phones.2- The phone does 95% of what other so-called premium phones do w 1/3 of the price3- The phone charge is insane. I have held one charge for at least three day and spend several hours on the.4- The camera is outstanding for the brand and takes some nice sunny shots (will add photos later).5- The stylus pen, although simple, really under-sales itself and does a lot for the price of this.6- I hardly noticed too much performance distinctions with these phone and other more popular phones. Now granted, I am not trying to play hard-core video games because that's what a gamer-PC is supposed to do (pun intended), but still compared to the prices of others, I don't think you can beat this model.
I won't go into a detailed review here, there are plenty out there already. Seems like a great phone. Awesome specs for the price. Fantastic battery life (the feature I was most interested in).Unfortunately the Moto G Power 2021 is as useful as a brick for making calls, as the Wifi calling feature is disabled. Inside the places I typically make calls from there is no service. To be honest, I take the feature for granted and can't remember the last phone I had that didn't have it. Arbitrarily disabling such a feature is insane (or a tactic for pushing a more expensive phone?).I've seen some info out there that you can enable the feature with various hacking methods, FWIW. Also, ran into issues with activating this with Verizon. Not idea if that was the phones fault or Verizon's. Ultimately they did get it working.
I personally don't like to pay $700 - $1000 on a phone. It was time to upgrade to 5g and I looked at a number of phones in the $300 - $500 range and decided on the Motorola One 5g Ace (released January 2021). I've had the phone only for a few days, but I can already tell that I made a good decision. It arrived with Android 10 and will upgrade to 11 soon. Beyond that, honestly I don't know. The camera is very good and the OS is clean and unbloated. With a great processor and 6 Gb of RAM, everything just works like it should. Having 128 Gb of on board storage and the ability to use up to a 1Tb SD card, I don't have to worry about filling up my phone. Yes, the body is plastic... don't care; it looks great. I have to use a cable to charge it... no problem. It's got a huge battery, so the Ace doesn't need to charge very often. This phone also has an earphone jack, just in case you forget your bluetooth buds. So, I can't say that YOU will love it or hate it, but this phone is highly recommended by me if you're shopping in the midrange category. Check out the specs for yourself.