Whether you’re looking for a dependable budget smartphone or a flashy premium device, the best Motorola phones will provide what you need, as the company makes good-quality phones usually offered at low price points.
Motorola offers several series of phones, but most of them are affordable. The E series is super-cheap handsets while the brands’s most popular line, the G family, is also pretty low-cost but sometimes with features you rarely see on budget phones.
There’s also the Motorola Edge family of mid-range and, sometimes, premium phones which offer something a little bit different from the E and G lines. Finally, in 2021 the company launched its first rugged phone, which we’ve also included on this list.
As you can imagine, then, the brand has loads of phones to choose between, and it can get quite confusing for people trying to buy a new phone. The company’s roster is continually growing too, with a new launch every month or so.
That’s why we wrote up this guide of the best Motorola phones: to give you an easy-to-consult list of the stand-out devices from the company’s ranges, with their specs and prices attached.
We continually update this list when there’s a new Motorola phone review published on TechRadar, so you can see where it slots into the hierarchy (and if ti’s worth buying at all). Most recently, several members of the company’s Edge 20 line have been judged and added to the list, though we’ve still got one of the phones to test.
Oh – if you’re looking for the foldable Motorola Razr (2020), don’t. It’s not here because it simply isn’t very good. A few too many compromises were made there but we’re not holding that against the rest of the Motorola range.
Not everyone wants a Motorola phone – though it’s curious that you’re reading this article if that counts for you – but no worries, as we’ve also got lists of the best phones, best Android phones and best iPhones. You can also check out our advice in our best budget phone, best camera phone and best 5G phone guides.
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Best Motorola phones 2021
The Moto G100 is the top-end member of the company’s 2021 line-up of G-series phones, but it’s somewhat of a spiritual predecessor to the Edge 20 handsets which came out several months earlier.
This is a great budget phone: it has a snappy processor, decent cameras, a big battery and a fingerprint scanner that’s pretty convenient to use.
The big problem we had with the Moto G100 is that you have to buy it alongside a dock for Ready For, a software which lets you connect your phone to a display for a range of other functions. Ready For is useful to some, but not all, so it’s irritating that you have to pay extra for a stand you might not use.
Overall, though, this is a really good smartphone, and one that’s worth your money, especially if you’re interested in Ready For.