Best Motorola Smartphones (2021) | Plus, Power, Play, Edge & More

Reviewing the best Motorola Moto smartphones as we hit 2021, comparing the specs, camera tech, gaming performance and beyond. From the RAZR 5G, Edge plus the Moto G 5G Plus, to budget phones like the Motorola G9 Power and G9 Play, here’s my favourites.

If you’re after an affordable smartphone, the Moto G series is the way forwards. The G9 Plus and G 5G Plus are well-specced, with strong everyday grunt, solid battery life and respectable camera tech for this price point. Gaming on PubG, Call of Duty etc is no problem. Even more budget-friendly Motorola phones like the G9 Play and Power can game on the go, although the screen drops to an HD 720p display.

For those with more money, the Moto Edge is still a lovable flagship, if still slightly overpriced. It’s a shame that Motorola’s plastic frame scratches up too easily but the sleek design, gorgeous screen and that stock Android experience are all boner-worthy.

If you’re super minted and want something a bit more crazy, check out the desirable Moto Razr 5G. This bendy blower is super expensive and the battery life isn’t great, but you can’t help but love that clever design.

So those are my favourite Motorola mobiles as we head into 2021. What about you guys, leave your mini reviews of the best Motos you’ve been using.

50 Comments

  1. Ted Jordan on October 21, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Can you tap to pay with any of these phones? Which one?



  2. llengford on October 21, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Motorola has gone to crap in the last couple of years I used to think Motorola was the only phone but they won’t even send updates out anymore they started making them cheap you can’t get good customer service anymore I will not buy another Motorola phone….😷



  3. erffli on October 21, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Sad it’s hard to find not giant phones that are good and budget friendly I have a 6.2" Motorola phone and it’s giant I love motrola but all the new phones are really big need something around moto g 5g +. Specs But close or around 6.2 inch because I like my phone to be easy portable night have to go away from Motorola and find something else😟



  4. Vanria McDermott on October 21, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Does these phones work in the caribbean… Jamaica to be exact, we use sim cards



  5. Taksh Bamboli on October 21, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Do u have anything cheap😂



  6. Margarita Magdalena on October 21, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Do Motorola smartphones have aggressive energy saving policies like Huawei? I can’t use automatic call recording apps on my Huawei because they’re turned off to save battery.



  7. Henrique Magalhães on October 21, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Best Motorola for 2021 is yet to come. I don’t mind rather wait and have a proper RAZR and edge successor.

    So far my edge has proven to be a great phone. Just wish I could find more cases available.



  8. Ward Obedi on October 21, 2021 at 9:21 am

    0.48 LOOL



  9. A.H Physics on October 21, 2021 at 9:22 am

    In my thoughts in think the moto g9 power is a mid range best device by its camera and processer and battery but no other phone has stereo speaker like moto G8 plus



  10. Sabrina Buck Lacharité on October 21, 2021 at 9:22 am

    wow



  11. ne go znaes ne e od tuka on October 21, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Still using moto g4.it still can handle most of the apps.There are many new models but nothing can beat a front facing speaker,shame they dont make them that way any more



  12. Michael Tz on October 21, 2021 at 9:23 am

    I want a new cheap phone since my xz1 needs about 4 charges every day.I am between g9 plus and g 5g plus.I coud go for the same money for a poco x3 pro but i dont trust Xiaomi.So many complaints for bugs,freeze and overheating that makes me thing sd 860 is just a gimmick.



  13. TAIEB BENABDA on October 21, 2021 at 9:24 am

    هذا المنشط يشبه ل ألباي الشرير في مسلسل تركي إسمي ملاك



  14. GerbilNoises on October 21, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Galaxy s10+, Galaxy s10e, or Motorola Edge..I can’t choose somebody help 🥲



  15. Jim Maher on October 21, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Good songs you sing.

    I still like my g8 plus…..

    I just want to upgrade



  16. Hegel Huang on October 21, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Can it be used for more than 5 years? If not, why should I buy it?



  17. Chirag on October 21, 2021 at 9:29 am

    "shove it anywhere you like" 😳



  18. JSM on October 21, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Bring back the push to talk and Motorola will have my business



  19. sanda386 on October 21, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Just ordered the G9 Plus for under €200, so t has to be under £200 now as well. Seemed like the best option to me in the price range with stock Android.



  20. Nunya Biznes on October 21, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Best Motorola smart phone: DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY, THE PHONES ARE SHIT!!! 3 DAYS IN, CAN’T USE HEADPHONES, NOT WORTH IT!!!



  21. Karl G on October 21, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Will you be doing the review on the Motorola G60 if it comes to the UK it’s out in India at the moment.



  22. Under A Bridge Too Far on October 21, 2021 at 9:33 am

    My Motorola edge plus, still way above most phones I love it.

    The Edge but balls out with the sd865 12gb lpddr5, 256gb ROM and mighty 108mp rear quad pixel camera! 😂

    Seriously I upgraded from my undying galaxy s6 with Exynos and dang! Poor Exynos buyers 😎🔥 have fun you’ll like your next Snapdragon chipset trust me



  23. T-Light on October 21, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Thank you, terrific review, packed with decent info.



  24. Rob Stolzie on October 21, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Motorola Phones Are Good



  25. Vexillo on October 21, 2021 at 9:34 am

    the best smartphone brands imo
    1)Sony
    2)Motorola
    3)LG
    4)Linux(sry dont know the different brands)
    5) Any Gaming Phone
    5)



  26. Shekhynah Curtis on October 21, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Anybody using the fusion + in the US? Is it a good option?



  27. Shyamal Bhowmick on October 21, 2021 at 9:37 am

    First you give service centre then make video



  28. MattyS54 on October 21, 2021 at 9:39 am

    could Moto just produce one phone that isn’t a 6.5 or above sized beast? i’d buy it in an instant, a Moto G Mini or whatever.



  29. Haywood Yahulpmi on October 21, 2021 at 9:40 am

    marine proctologist expert a well hidden secret eh?



  30. randoman on October 21, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Fun fact: you’re here because you have motorola phone and want to see if yours is on the list.



  31. jackle842000 on October 21, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Am I the only one disappointed in my moto g7 power Android 10 update messing up my signal and VoLTE? Net won’t connect when on a call. Signal don’t work in half the areas it did. Battery drains bad as it constantly searches for signal.



  32. lana dalaya on October 21, 2021 at 9:42 am

    My son is asking what gaming controller can you use with the phone?



  33. Sergio Rosales on October 21, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Where does this guy get his backgrounds images? Are gorgeous



  34. lol on October 21, 2021 at 9:44 am

    The double karate chop alone is enough to convince me to buy another Motorola phone 🤣



  35. K7 on October 21, 2021 at 9:44 am

    iPhone ,pixel,moto. Class



  36. jessica riley on October 21, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Love the futaba wallpaper



  37. Jeff Chambers on October 21, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Good afternoon you always do the best reviews I recently purchased the 2021 Motorola G stylus I love the big 6.8 inch screen the phone feels great in my hands and easy to use I love playing games and watching movies on the phone Thank you for the great reviews .



  38. Stefan 1733 on October 21, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Got g9 power the battery life is amazing



  39. Fun1PRN on October 21, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Awesome, Moto breakdown. cheers



  40. rchaffer on October 21, 2021 at 9:52 am

    "Spaffed out". This is why I’m here.



  41. Ian Hay on October 21, 2021 at 9:53 am

    I`ve had the G9+ for 6 months now and its awesome by far the best phone i`ve ever had my only gripe was that the fast charge usb cable didn`t last more than a month other than that I love it.



  42. rhr98 on October 21, 2021 at 9:55 am

    why is pep guardiola telling me about phones



  43. ll on October 21, 2021 at 9:56 am

    I have moto E4 plus I know its old



  44. Mike Fratz on October 21, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Who in the hell wants suround sound on a phone? Very annoying. Now smart sound would be a good idea so I don’t have to keep turning my volume up and down



  45. RMG on October 21, 2021 at 10:01 am

    I Really Hope That The Next One Will Be Released Around The Same Time In December Before Christmas



  46. Preston on October 21, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Screw apple I like android more. Apple sucks. I’ve used android for years in my life. Never gonna buy a iPhone cause if how bad the iPhones are



  47. Giant Dwarf567 on October 21, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I love Motorola phones, last year I wanted the razr but couldn’t get it on o2, so went with the zflip. Didn’t realize how much I got used to moto gestures, and also how much i would miss them. Just picked up the razr 5g this week and not even looked back at the zflip, the front screen is amazing, loads better than the zflip.



  48. HaydenArter on October 21, 2021 at 10:04 am

    All starfish are offended



  49. gerry warnes on October 21, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Big



  50. gavin falcus on October 21, 2021 at 10:07 am

    I have the Moto g50