In an age when almost everybody has a phone capable of emailing, navigation, swiping right and sending cat GIFs in their pocket, it’s kinda inexplicable how companies like Apple and Samsung are making their products more expensive. While it’s true that the technology improves vastly each year, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the commonness of these devices might lend itself to further developments in affordability.
One such example of a company pouncing on this void in the premium smartphone market is Motorola. The guys who gave us the iconic Razr (which we all miss just a little) have emerged from the shadows of the cell-phone marketplace to deliver the goods on a range of phones that’ll give you all of the premium features of the top-selling smartphones, at a fraction of the price.
Starting at $299 for the G5 and $399 for the G5 plus, these phones feature 12 and 13 megapixel cameras respectively, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625-processor, 2.0 GHz octa-core CPU and a 650 MHz Adreno 506 GPU, as well as Gorilla Glass, aluminium casing, fingerprint scanner, full HD screen and a raft of other features you’d expect from any four-figure phone.
Available in two colours, a greyi-sh black hybrid and a chic gold edition, this is a clever move by the tech giant, making premium features accessible to those who may not have the need or the budget for the latest iPhone, Pixel or Samsung phablet.