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Moto G Stylus (2023)
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prefer a better camera, consider the Samsung Galaxy S21+. It has a glass body, offers a higher quality camera, both for still photos and videos, and includes features like HDR video and a telephoto lens. However, the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) offers you more storage and a longer battery life. The Moto G Stylus also comes with a built-in stylus and a slightly lower price point, but it has plastic body and its camera quality isn't as high. If a larger screen is important to you, the Samsung's screen is marginally bigger. Both phones have similar peak brightness for their screens, support 5G, and use Android as their operating system. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023)
  • The Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) has no clear advantages over the Samsung Galaxy S21+.
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S21+
  • Good for taking photos
  • Fair for recording videos
  • Very good battery life
  • Very good display quality
  • Good performance

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

4.7
Moto G Stylus (2023)
Galaxy S21+
7.2
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ has good overall camera quality, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

4.8
Moto G Stylus (2023)
Galaxy S21+
7.0
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ takes good photos, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

4.4
Moto G Stylus (2023)
Galaxy S21+
6.6
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ takes only fair videos, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) takes poor videos.

Cost

$245
Moto G Stylus (2023)
Galaxy S21+
$340
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The Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) has a price of $245 and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ costs $340.
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Key similarities

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Battery

7.8 Hours
Moto G Stylus (2023)
Galaxy S21+
8.0 Hours
The Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) has 7.8 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S21+ has 8 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) has a screen size of 6.6 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ is 6.7 inches.

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How the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023)Samsung Galaxy S21+
Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023)Samsung Galaxy S21+

GENERAL

Price
$245
$340
Brand
MotorolaSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
June 2, 2023January 29, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.6"6.7"
Resolution
2400 x 10802400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
399394
Display Type
LCDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD6G1SD888
Internal Storage
256 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
4.8/107.2/10
Photos Score
4.8/107/10
Videos Score
4.5/106.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
50 megapixels12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.8 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
5000 mAh4800 mAh
Wireless Charging
NoYes
Wireless charging Speed
0 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.41" x 2.91"6.36" x 2.98"
Weight
7.13 oz7.05 oz
Back Material
PlasticGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
NoYes
Bluetooth Version
5.15.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
56
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 25, 26, 29, 30, 38, 41, 48, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: SideFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Cosmic BlackPhantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gold, Phantom Red
Stock Android
YesNo
SD Card
YesNo

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Tom's Guide

John Velasco | July 2023
"Now in its third generation iteration, the Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) takes the incremental step of being taken more seriously — backed by a cleaner design, upgraded chipset, and a 120Hz display refresh rate. What makes it different from other phones today is that it’s packaged with a stylus that tucks inside of the phone when it’s not being used."

Samsung Galaxy S21+

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Jordan Palmer | May 2022
"All told, Samsung nailed it with the Galaxy S21 Plus. It has most of the strengths of the smaller S21 in a bigger package. It’s got a lot going for it. If you’re coming from an older device, like the Galaxy S10 series, this is a solid upgrade."

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About Motorola

Motorola, a well-known name in the smartphone world, has a long-standing legacy in the industry, with a history dating back to the early days of mobile phones. The brand is mostly known for striking a balance between affordability and functionality, as well as providing a clean and straightforward interface with their software skin on top of Android. While they have traditionally been prominent in the budget and midrange categories, Motorola has also occasionally ventured into the high-end category for smartphones.

About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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