The Moto G Pure has a minimalist and utilitarian appearance. It boasts a blue textured rear panel that is pleasant to the touch and resistant to scratches and smudges. The phone is well-balanced and comfortable to use with one hand, measuring 6.6 by 3.0 by 0.3 inches (HWD) and weighing 6.6 ounces. A 6.5-inch, 1,600-by-720-pixel LCD is interrupted at the top by a teardrop notch for the selfie camera, while the bottom bezel is noticeable.
The display is bright and sharp, with outstanding colour accuracy, although its relatively low resolution will cause you to observe pixelation. However, unless you’re holding the device very close to your face and viewing it carefully, it’s absolutely good. Due to the lack of antireflective coating, it is advisable to view the display directly in front of you. On the top of the phone are a headphone jack and a microphone, while the bottom edge features a speaker, a USB-C charging connector, and a second microphone. On the left is a SIM/microSD slot, while on the right are a volume rocker and textured power button. The buttons are small, but touch-recognizable and have a nice click.
In order to achieve the low price of the G Pure, Motorola planned to employ a poor processor and minimum RAM, which is evident. The Moto phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G25 processor, which is comparable to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 but is actually inferior to the Snapdragon chip released in 2018 for that model. On the Moto phone, visiting a website, moving between apps, and activating the camera app to take a shot all take an additional second. This may not seem like much, but those extra seconds pile up during the day and might make you question your sanity.
It features barely 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage to support its underpowered processor. At this time, 32GB is simply insufficient storage for a smartphone, especially considering that most users are keeping their devices longer. After just two weeks of light use — installing updates and a few apps, as well as taking photos — I’ve already consumed 18.04GB (56%) of the G Pure’s storage. With Motorola providing one OS upgrade and two years of security patches, it is likely that you will run out of storage capacity before software support expires. Thanks to its microSD card slot, you can expand its limited storage space by up to 512GB.
The Moto G Pure includes a 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth lens for portrait mode and bokeh. The front-facing camera on this device has a 5MP sensor. In good light, the back camera’s performance is superb. Test images demonstrate outstanding depth of field and color fidelity. During a 90-minute video playback at 50% brightness, the phone’s battery drained by only 7%, so you can easily get a full day’s use out of this phone even if you’re watching a few episodes of your favourite show. Even a couple of days is possible if you mostly reply to the infrequent phone call or text message. It is one of the few enduring performance categories.