Motorola Moto G23, an entry-level range that goes all out

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He Motorola Moto G23 It is one of the most rugged budget terminals that Motorola has to offer in 2023. This is located between the G13 and G53, and is what we could define as an entry-level mobile, since currently you can get it for around 150 euros or maybe less. For the range in which the Moto G23 plays, it offers a good design and screen in the company of competent hardware.

In this sense, it outlines a 6.5-inch, 90Hz HD+ screen, while inside it is equipped with a Helio G85 chip in the company of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It also has a 5,000mAh battery with 30W turbo charging and a 50MP Quad Pixel camera system. For more details and to know how it behaves in real life, we invite you to continue reading.

On the other hand, if the Moto G23 falls a little short for you, looking for something on a higher rung may be best, and as a candidate we propose the Motorola Edge 30 Neo mid-range.

Technical characteristics of the Motorola Moto G23

MOTORCYCLE G23
DESIGN
Official site Motorola
Dimensions 162.7 x 74.66 x 8.19mm
Weight 184.25 grams
Colors Black, blue, white.
GRID
Technologies / Bands 4G: LTE band 1/2/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41 | 3G: WCDMA band 1/2/5/8 | 2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8
SIM type 2 Nano SIM
SCREEN
Screen technology LCD
Dimension 6.5 inches
Resolution HD+ (1600 x 720)
Multitouch Yeah
PERFORMANCE
Processor MediaTek Helio G85 with octa-core CPU
RAM 8GB
STORAGE MEMORY
Ability 128GB
SD slot Yes, up to 512GB
OPERATING SYSTEM
Version Android 13
CAMERA
Resolution 50MP+5MP+2MP
secondary camera 16MP
Maker
BATTERY
Ability 5,000 mAh
Fast charge Yes, 30W
CONNECTION PORTS
loading port Type C
USB OTG Yeah
Headphones Yes, 3.5mm
CONNECTIVITY
Wifi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, 5.1
GPS Yeah
NFC Yeah
OTHER FEATURES
Spanish Language Yeah
Box contents Phone, USB charger, SIM card extraction tool, protective case, guides.

Design and screen

The Motorola Moto G23 has a plastic back that sports a combination of a reflective surface with a matte coating, which attempts to incorporate multiple tones into the equation. The color options in which we can get it are: carbon black, metallic blue and pearl white. Despite having a plastic construction, the phone feels sturdy and, aesthetically speaking, is elegant. It should also be noted that it is lightweight and comfortable to hold for someone with large hands.

Motorola Moto G23 - Design

On the front it has a IPS screen with an HD+ resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The panel can also display up to 90 frames per second, providing smooth scrolling and a fluid image in games or videos. In terms of quality, the results they give us are absolutely acceptable. You’ll surely notice some pixelation here and there, especially if you hold the phone directly to your eyes, but in casual use you’ll rarely notice that it’s not a FullHD display. We must also warn that it is not a very bright panel, but it remains functional even in direct sunlight, so we cannot complain.

One aspect that we must praise about this device is the audio quality, since it boasts a stereo speaker system with Dolby Atmos sound. Thanks to this, multimedia content is very enjoyable on the Moto G23.

Motorola Moto G23 - Screen and sound

Hardware, software and other features

The S.O.C. MediaTek Helio G85 It is used in many low-cost smartphones and tablets, including the Motorola Moto G23. In combination with some generous 8GB of RAM, is sufficient for smooth daily operation, although reference devices such as the Xiaomi Poco M5 or Samsung Galaxy A13 5G can offer considerably higher performance in this price range. This is noticeable when launching more complex applications or when multitasking. In terms of storage, Motorola is betting on a slow 128GB eMMC flash memory, which we can expand via Micro-SD up to 512GB.

Motorola Moto G23 - Battery

System navigation on this device is smooth and responsive, while switching between apps is quick and easy. The phone is fully capable of multitasking without any problem and also running 3D games like Call of Duty Mobile and Wild Rift with a good FPS rate and graphics in between, although it does heat up noticeably in a short time if we are playing.

In another order of ideas, the 5,000mAh battery provides enough juice for a day and a half of normal use or 8 and a half hours of screen on. The 30W fast charge is not bad at all, since in 30 minutes it can recover 58% of its capacity (1 hour and 10 minutes equivalent to a full charge).

Motorola Moto G23 - Android 13

For its part, the experience of Android 13 with MyUX It is immaculate and we know that it will at least be updated to Android 14.

Cameras

In the photographic section, the Motorola Moto G23 is equipped with a triple camera headed by a 50MP main sensor with Quad Pixel technology (pixel combination), f/1.8 aperture and phase detection autofocus. Its reinforcements are a 5MP ultra-wide angle/depth sensor and a 2MP macro camera. For its part, the front camera is 16MP, has an f/2.45 aperture and a pixel size of 1.0 microns.

When it comes to performance in practice, we can say that it is a bit disappointing for how good it sounds on paper, although all in all it is in line with the price. Going into details, The main camera can produce photographs rich in details If we are patient, but when we use the secondary sensors, we will obtain lower quality captures that are visibly blurry when zoomed in.

Motorola Moto G23 - Cameras

Nevertheless, There is one constant between the 3 sensors, and it is the white balance, which simply does not measure up and harms the final quality of the shots. In terms of color interpretation, there is some discrepancy between the main and wide-angle sensors, as well as room for improvements in the treatment of color temperature, but they are acceptable results. If we had to say something positive about the way it treats colors, it is that they are close to reality and not at all oversaturated. For its part, night mode is uselessa lot of noise and loss of quality, so it’s better to settle for daytime photos.

Finally, The selfie camera produces shots with good details, but lacks a bit of brightness and the color interpretation leaves a little to be desired, as does its portrait mode, as it is difficult to accurately discern the background of the subject.

Motorola Moto G23 - photography

Those interested in the Motorola Moto G23 will be able to purchase it through the reliable Amazon.es storebut it can also be found available on PC Components for a competitive price. In addition, El Corte Inglés has it for sale and buy it from Media Markt is another good option. As a last alternative we can suggest look for it in My Electro. As always, we advise checking all offers before making a decision.

PROS:
  • Good price-quality ratio
  • Pure Android
  • Good autonomy
  • NFC
  • Good speakers with Dolby Atmos
CONS:
  • The processor has poor performance
  • The camera colors don’t measure up
7.5
Total score

Performance
7

Screen
7

Camera
6.5

Connectivity
8

Battery
8.5

Design and materials
7.9

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