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Moto G54 5G review – affordable option with a large battery

Moto G54 5G review – affordable option with a large battery
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  • The Moto G54 5G is the latest budget offering from Motorola in India.
  • The smartphone is priced starting at ₹15,999 and is available in two variants.
  • Here’s our user review of the Moto G54 5G that will help you decide whether to buy the device or not.
Motorola recently launched the G54 5G, the company’s latest affordable offering in its popular G series in India. The device is the successor of the company’s Moto G53 smartphone and brings several improvements over its predecessor.

The Moto G54 5G is an affordable smartphone that comes with 5G support. One of the highlights of the device is its large battery. Additionally, the device also comes with a clean software, which is something that Motorola is well known for.

I have been using the Moto G54 5G smartphone for a few days now, and here is my detailed review of the latest budget offering from Motorola.

Moto G54 5G price and availability

The Moto G54 5G is priced at ₹15,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage variant and ₹18,999 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage variant. The device is available in Midnight Blue, Mint Green and Pearl Blue colour options from Flipkart, Motorola Online Store and authorised retail stores across the country.

In the box

  • Moto G54 5G smartphone
  • 33W charger
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Protective case
  • SIM ejector
  • Documentation
Moto G54 5G specifications

Particulars

Specifications

Display

6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD

Refresh rate

120Hz

Protection

Panda glass protection

Chipset

MediaTek Dimensity 7020

Variants

8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB

Rear camera

50MP + 8MP

Selfie camera

16MP

Battery

6,000mAh

Charging

30W

Fingerprint sensor

Side-mounted fingerprint sensor

Weight

192 grams

5G

Yes, SA/NSA


Moto G54 5G pros and cons

Pros

  • Battery life
  • Decent performance
Cons

  • Design
  • Software support
Design and display

The Moto G54 features the same design as other G series devices launched recently and Motorola has not made any significant changes to the device. While there’s nothing wrong with the design, it may feel bland to some as there’s nothing new to offer.


To Motorola’s credit, the company has managed to fit the 6,000mAh battery in a sleek device which weighs 192 grams. The device does not feel heavy to hold and can be used with one hand with ease.

The G54 5G comes with curved edges at the back, which makes it easier to hold. It comes with polycarbonate back with matte finish that gives it a metallic look. The back prevents fingerprint smudges and can be easily cleaned.

The device comes with a rectangular camera module at the back with two camera cut-outs. It also comes with the Motorola logo at the back.


On the right side, you get the volume rockers and the power button, which also doubles up as a fingerprint sensor. On the left side, you get the SIM tray.

At the top, you get a microphone and the Dolby Atmos branding.


At the bottom, the device comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, a microphone, USB Type-C port and the speaker grille.


Coming to the display, the device features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. It comes with a punch-hole notch in the middle and is protected by Panda glass.

While an AMOLED panel would have offered better colours, the display on the G54 5G performs decently. It offers good brightness and is visible even in sunlight.
Software and performance
The software is one of the areas where the Moto G54 5G offers both good and bad experiences. The smartphone runs on Android 13 out of the box with the company’s My UX and offers a clutter-free UI. While it is not stock, it offers a near-stock experience.

While there are no advertisements, the device does come with some pre-installed applications such as Candy Crush, LinkedIn and Magic Tiles 3. The number of pre-installed applications are minimal and can be easily uninstalled.

The biggest issue with the device is that the company has promised only one Android update – to Android 14, which is almost here. This means that the device will not get any major software update after that, while still getting security updates for three years.

The device is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7020 chipset and comes with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage. While it is not an extremely powerful chipset, it can handle day-to-day tasks with ease.

I tried popular titles such as Battlegrounds Mobile India and Asphalt 9 on the device. The Moto G54 5G offers a good gaming experience, even with Full HD graphics enabled.

It is equipped with a large 6,000mAh battery with 30W charging support. The large battery ensures that you don’t have to worry about charging the device every day.
Camera


Coming to the camera department, the Moto G54 5G features a dual camera setup at the back, consisting of a 50MP primary camera and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor.

The smartphone is able to capture decent images in daylight conditions, with decent details and minimal noise. However, the colours are slightly undersaturated.

Images captured in low-light turned out decently, however, there was noticeable noise in the images. Additionally, the device had a noticeable delay in the shutter speed.


On the front, the device sports a 16MP camera for selfies and video calling, which gets the job done. While it performs decently in well-lit conditions, the camera struggles a bit in low-light.
Verdict
The Moto G54 5G is a good device that comes with a large battery, decent chipset and a clean UI. It is a good option for those looking for a no-hassle smartphone or for someone who does not wish to deal with highly customised and bloated UIs that devices in this range usually offer.

It is to be noted that you will have to compromise on the design and the 30W charging support takes a long time to charge the 6,000mAh battery.

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