Cricket Wireless Adds Two 5G Motorola Phones To Its Budget Lineup

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AT&T-owned prepaid wireless service provider Cricket Wireless is adding a couple of new Motorola 5G smartphones to its budget smartphone lineup. The Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) and Moto G 5G (2022) are the newest entrants. They follow the addition of the Moto G Stylus (2022) and Moto G Power (2022) in April.

The new 5G-enabled Motorola phones are available on the Cricket Wireless online shop as well as physical stores starting today. The Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) will cost you $249.99 while the Moto G 5G (2022) is priced at $199.99. The company says that customers can pair either phone with its unlimited plans, which start as low as $25 per line per month if you get four or more lines.

For that price, you get nationwide 5G access (wherever available), unlimited high-speed data, unlimited talk and text, Canada and Mexico usage, HD Voice and Wi-Fi Calling, unlimited texts to 37 countries, 480p video streaming, and Cricket Call Defense. The latter offers protection against fraudulent and spam calls with warnings and automatic blocking.


Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) and Moto G 5G (2022) specs

Motorola announced the Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) and Moto G 5G (2022) in April. The former is better-specced between the two. It features a 6.8-inch Max Vision IPS LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2460 pixels). As the name suggests, it supports the stylus pen for a seamless navigation and editing experience.

Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 5G processor, the phone comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It also features a dedicated micro SD card slot for expandable storage. The Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) has a plastic body with a water-repellent design.

For photography, we have a 50-megapixel primary camera with PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and OIS (optical image stabilization). It is flanked by an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There’s a 16-megapixel camera on the front for selfies. Other highlights include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 5000 mAh battery, USB Type-C 2.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and NFC.


The Moto G 5G (2022), on the other hand, downgrades to a smaller 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. MediaTek’s Dimensity 700 SoC powers this phone with up to 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It has a microSD card slot too.

The primary camera is still a 50-megapixel sensor but it lacks OIS. There are two 2-megapixel cameras for depth sensing and macro photography. The selfie camera is a 13-megapixels sensor. A side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 5000 mAh battery, USB Type-C 2.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack can be found on this phone too but there’s no NFC.