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These are the very best Motorola phones you can buy

Motorola is one of the oldest and most recognizable phone brands in the world, and while it may not have the same dominance in the market that it once did, the company still kicks out some truly excellent products. If your heart is set on one of these solid devices, here are the best Motorola phones that are out right now.

Best of the bunch

Moto G Power

Staff Pick

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When it comes to the best Motorola phones, the Moto G Power is the way to go. Motorola’s G-series has always been about delivering quality phones at great prices, and the G Power is an exceptional example of that goal. The star of the show is the 5,000 mAh battery, offering up to three days of use per charge. Rounding out the experience is a great 6.4-inch Full HD+ display, reliable performance thanks to the Snapdragon 665, and a trio of rear cameras that are a ton of fun to use.

$230 at Amazon
$230 at Best Buy
$230 at Walmart

The one with a stylus

Moto G Stylus

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In a lot of ways, the Moto G Stylus is a lot like the G Power. It has the same 6.4-inch Full HD+ display, Snapdragon 665 chipset, and a nearly identical design. It drops the battery capacity to 4,000 mAh (still very respectable), increases the internal storage up to 128GB, and upgrades the primary rear camera to a 48MP sensor. The big draw to the phone, however, is the included stylus. You can use it to draw, take notes, or more-easily navigate the user interface.

$270 at Amazon
$270 at Best Buy
$270 at Walmart

Hard-to-beat price

Moto G Fast

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We think the Moto G Power delivers a near-perfect mix of specs and features at a very reasonable price, but should you find yourself needing to spend even less money, there’s the Moto G Fast. It keeps the G Power’s design, Snapdragon 665 processor, and rear camera setup, but it makes a few notable compromises. The display is only HD+, there’s less RAM and internal storage, and stereo speakers are replaced by a chintzy mono one. If you really need to save that extra cash, the G Fast may be worth a look.

$170 at Amazon
$270 at Best Buy
$199 at Walmart

Tons of features

Moto G8 Plus

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Even though it’s not officially sold in the U.S., the Moto G8 Plus still manages to be a solid phone if you’re looking for a good value. Motorola equipped the G8 Plus with all the right features, including a 6.3-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 665 processor, a 4,000 mAh battery, and three rear cameras — one of which records landscape video when you hold the phone vertically. The G8 Plus should work without any issues on T-Mobile and AT&T, but keep in mind you don’t get an official warranty.

$198 at Amazon
$229 at Walmart
$260 at Newegg

Dirt cheap

Moto E (2020)

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All of Motorola’s Moto G phones represent some of the best deals the Android landscape has to offer, but what if you need to spend even less money? Enter the Moto E. This isn’t a phone that’ll blow you away with its blistering performance or amazing cameras, but it offers a barebones Android phone that does all of the basics at an incredibly low price. You can use it to check Twitter, clear out your email inbox, watch YouTube, and it does all of it just fine. At this price, that’s all you can ask for.

$150 at Amazon
$150 at Best Buy
$149 at Walmart

The flagship returns

Motorola Edge+

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It’s been a hot minute since Motorola released a proper flagship, but with the Edge+, the company has finally returned to that market. This is a premium Android handset through and through, and it brings a lot to the table. Its 6.7-inch display is quite the looker, featuring an AMOLED panel, Full HD+ resolution, and 90Hz refresh rate. Powering the Edge+ is the Snapdragon 865 processor, 12GB of RAM, and a massive 5,000 mAh battery. The only downside? It’s exclusive to Verizon.

$1000 at Motorola

Edge for less

Motorola Edge

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If you like what the Edge+ has to offer but can’t justify its high price (or Verizon exclusivity), check out the regular Motorola Edge. It offers a very similar experience in a lot of ways, all while shaving off a few hundred dollars and being available universally unlocked. The Motorola Edge has the same curved display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a very capable Snapdragon 765 processor, 5G support, and a 4,500 mAh battery that allows for great endurance. We also love that you get 256GB of internal storage!

$700 at Amazon
$700 at Best Buy
$700 at B&H

Powerful mid-ranger

Motorola One Fusion+

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Should you find yourself wanting something more powerful than a Moto G but aren’t willing to spend Motorola Edge money, there’s a great option right in the middle with the One Fusion+. Right off the bat, the phone impresses with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with no notch or cutout. This is because the selfie camera pops up out of the top, allowing for a futuristic design. You also get a Snapdragon 730 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 5,000 mAh battery.

$400 at Motorola

Selfie king

Motorola One Hyper

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Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no denying the popularity of selfies. If selfies are something you take seriously, the Motorola One Hyper was made for you. The Hyper features a 32MP front-facing camera, allowing for incredibly detailed selfies like never before. Even more impressive is that it retracts inside the phone when you aren’t using it. Other highlights include a 64MP primary rear camera, 6.5-inch Full HD+ display, a Snapdragon 675 processor, and support for up to 45W wired charging.

$309 at Amazon

If we had to choose

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Almost all of the best Motorola phones these days are targeted at the low or mid-end markets. Of all the devices currently in its portfolio, the one that stands out as the clear winner is the Moto G Power. The G Power offers a near-perfect balance of offering a modern design and great specs at an affordable price, and we especially love that it works on every carrier in the U.S.

There’s no denying that the G Power is an awesome value, but if you’re someone that really needs to stretch their dollars, the Moto E (2020) or Moto G Fast are also worth considering. No, these aren’t the most exciting Android handsets out there, but they deliver reliable day-to-day experiences while keeping costs to a minimum.

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Review: Eufy Indoor Cam 2K and Indoor Cam 2K Pan and Tilt

DIY connected video devices are a great way to add a layer of security to your home. Anker’s sub-brand eufy has two new additions to its video lineup that’s worth consideration. Follow along as we take a look a the eufy Indoor Cam 2K and the Indoor Cam Pan and Tilt.DesignThe Indoor Cam 2K is a pretty standard affair. For the money you get a 2K resolution camera with a built-in stand to install in your home. The camera is housed in a rounded square frame with the camera on the front with IR and motion sensors to detect movement and provide night vision.There is a slight swivel option offered by the ball-in-joint design of the stand mount to allow you some range of motion to get the camera angle you want. However, once you’ve set the position, you are limited to just a few degrees one way or the other.To the right side of the lens, the eufy Indoor Cam 2K has a dedicated microSD slot. We’ll have more on that later, but this allows you to store your data locally on the device.Around the back is a dedicated sync button that you’ll use to set up the device and a micro-USB power supply port. This is the one hardware portion of both cameras that seems dated in the age of USB-C. 1 of 4 The bottom of the Indoor Cam 2K has an integrated anchor system for mounting the camera in numerous ways. There are rubber pads to simply sit on a desk, or you can use the mounting ring and the plastic mounting inserts, to install it on the wall or ceiling.Moving over to the eufy Indoor Cam 2K Pan and Tilt model, you immediately see how the device got its name. It’s nearly the same, but the main difference is that it will pan and rotate up to 360-degrees horizontally and up to 96-degrees vertically.This attributes to the other addition with a much larger IR array to help pick up movements. While it has the same number as eight, they are much larger and more prevalent on the Pan and Tilt.Also, you’d be remiss to not notice how much the eufy 2K Pan and Tilt looks like a robot or RT-D2 from Star Wars. I’m not sure it makes it any less jarring for users not used to having indoor cameras, but it does have more personality. 1 of 2 Setup and SoftwareOnboarding with these cameras is great. Eufy has built a very well designed, quick app to walk you through the initial setup. These steps will get you powered up, connected to WiFi, access settings, and even add internal storage via microSD card.The SD card adds to the overall experience of the eufy Indoor/Pan and Tilt 2K . With all the missteps around competitors like Ring and Nest, it’s refreshing to see an option that doesn’t sit on anyone’s server. 1 of 8 Eufy says that if you don’t sign up for its cloud offering, and all videos are only stored locally, then it never touches its servers. 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AT&T Prepaid Buyer’s Guide (October 2020)

Many of you are likely familiar with the so-called “Big Four” wireless service providers of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. A lot of people might assume that this is pretty much all there is when it comes to carrier choice in the US. That couldn’t be further from the truth.Most of the top-tier carriers offer their own prepaid services with different rate plans, phone selection, and support. Let’s take a look at AT&T Prepaid.About AT&T PrepaidOnce known as GoPhone, AT&T Prepaid operates in the US using the same network as its tier-one brand and, for the most part, provides nearly identical coverage. One key difference is that there is no third party coverage in pockets of states such as Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska.AT&T Prepaid features include no annual contract, no credit check, and easy activation.READ: These dirt cheap rate plans are $20 or lessWhat are AT&T Prepaid rate plans like?AT&T Prepaid rate plans let subscribers go month-to-month with no long-term agreement or cancellation fees. Moreover, it does not charge for going over your allotted data; you receive “throttled” 2G  speeds on data for the remainder of the bill cycle.The prices shown below are with automatic bill payment, or AutoPay. Rate plans may vary based on limited-time promotions.$30/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with 2GB of high-speed data$40/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with 8GB high-speed data$55/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with unlimited high-speed data$50/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with unlimited high-speed dataWhat’s with the two unlimited plans?You’ll note that there are two plans with “unlimited” data. The $55 option normally costs $65 per month while the $50 one usually runs $75 per month.It definitely makes more sense to go with the cheaper plan as you get a lot more for your money. The main catch, however, is that it’s for new customers only.Here’s what’s notably different between the two:$55 plan: Data may be slowed in times of congestion$50 plan: Allows for access to 5G network speeds, data may be slowed in times of congestion after 22GB used, includes 10GB mobile hotspot, 100GB cloud storage, and video streams can be up to 1080pMobile hotspot/tethering is available to most of the plans as an add-on. There are other features available for the various plan, including unlimited calls and text to Mexico and Canada or usage in Mexico and Canada. Those on the 2GB or 8GB plans who do not use the allotted amount will be able to roll it over to the next month.Multi-Month PlansAT&T has three online-only offers for customers who opt to pay in advance. A 3-month plan ($99) gives users 8GB of data per month; a 6-month plan ($180) brings the price down to $30 per month; a 12-month plan ($300) equates to $25 per month.It includes unlimited talk and text within the US, Mexico & Canada, and unlimited text from the US to 100+ countries. These are limited time offers with no known expiration date.Are there any other features worth noting?AT&T Prepaid offers add-ons such as international calling and monthly data plans for tablets and hotspots. Moreover, add-on data can be purchased in the event you hit your plan’s data threshold.What about family plans?Customers interested in family plans or multiple lines can do so with discounted pricing. As of today AT&T Prepaid offers a discount on each line, when adding a line of service. Additionally, there’s also a discount for AutoPay, automatic bill payment. It’s possible to mix and match plans based off of individual data needs.Tell me about the phones at AT&T PrepaidLook at the current lineup of phones offered through AT&T Prepaid and you’ll see familiar names from brands like LG, Samsung, Apple, and Alcatel.As one might expect, the overall selection pales in comparison to the standard AT&T brand and skews toward affordability instead of power. For those looking to save money there are also a handful devices which are certified restored.A few phones have promotions which might add credit to your account or save money when paired with a particular rate plan.Can I bring my own phone to AT&T Prepaid?You can often use your current phone on AT&T Prepaid, especially if it was previously paired with the standard AT&T service. Contact your current service provider to see if you can unlock your phone for usage on AT&T.We’re also seeing a growing trend of unlocked phones with support for AT&T and its Prepaid bands sold direct to consumer. Examples include models from Samsung, Motorola, Blu, Nokia, and Alcatel.

The best phones available at AT&T (October 2020)

AT&T is one of the largest wireless network providers in the US, serving nearly 160 million subscribers. And being as big as it is, you’d expect it to offer a generous selection of phones. Indeed it does.Here, we gather up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at AT&T today. This isn’t a list of the best overall with the top-notch performance. Rather, our list aims to speak to specific users.Samsung Galaxy Note 20 UltraThe Biggest and BestIf you’re looking for the biggest and most powerful all-around device from AT&T, this is it. With a screen size (6.9-inches) that rivals early tablets, it packs an upgraded S Pen stylus and cutting-edge hardware. Oh, and then there’s a first-of-its-kind 108-megapixel camera, too.Powered by Android 10 with Samsung’s custom UI, the handset has generous battery, tons of (expandable) storage, and downright sleek design. Choose from Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black.Shop Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G at AT&TSamsung Galaxy S20 Fan EditionA Flagship for EveryoneIf you’re on the hunt for a phone that you plan to own for a few years, you don’t want to cut corners. You want a flagship phone. The problem is that too many of them cost way more than we’re willing to spend.The Fan Edition of the flagship S20 is what happens when you keep the most important stuff and toss aside the frills (and extra cost).Here, you get a large screen with high refresh rate, a large battery, three rear cameras, and a modern Android and user interface. Offered in three colors, it’s the S20 you deserve.Shop Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan EditionMotorola One 5GMid-ranger with Two-Day Battery You can’t buy a Google Pixel from AT&T right now, but this Motorola phone is about as close as you’ll get. Not only does it have a clean version of Android paired with moderately powerful hardware, but it’s also easy on the eye.The One 5G ticks all the boxes for us, including a large (6.7-inch) screen, great camera experience (48MP, 8PM ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth), and a 5,000mAh battery that goes well into a second day.Shop Motorola One 5G at AT&TSamsung Galaxy Z Flip 5GBest Folding PhoneThe Galaxy Z Flip 5G brings back the familiar clamshell design that your parents had at the turn of the decade but with a much smarter operating system… and a heftier price tag. Fully opened, you’ve got a 6.7-inch screen that rivals other phones in size and quality. Under the hood are a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, 5G support, and more than enough storage. Grab it in Mystic Gray or Mystic Bronze.Shop Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G at AT&TMicrosoft Surface DuoUltimate Productivity A phone built around business and productivity is far more than just giving it a digital stylus, or so Microsoft thinks. Its first Android-based phone is a a hybrid experience that is essentially a more portable Surface — that also takes calls.With two 5.6-inch displays that open to form an 8.1-inch screen, this is the sort of device you’d want for IT administration, work and school needs, and even gaming. Packed with all of the MS software you’ve come to appreciate, it’s just about as powerful as today’s flagship phones.Shop Microsoft Surface Duo at AT&T