Google Fi is adding three new Motorola phones: the One 5G Ace, Moto G Power (2021), and Moto G Play (2021). The devices are available for sale directly through the MVNO with the Ace priced at $279, the Moto G Power for $199, and the Moto G Play for $99. You’ll also find last year’s versions of the Power and Play for sale.
The One 5G Ace has the highest specs of the three, offering a big 6.7-inch 1080p screen, 5,000mAh battery, a capable Snapdragon 750G chipset, and of course, 5G. Google Fi is selling the less expensive version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Motorola One 5G Ace review: a weak hand
Motorola Moto G Power (2021) review: power over perks
The G Power model at Fi is the more expensive variant, and that’s a good thing: it includes 64GB of storage rather than the 32GB offered by the base model, which is just not enough for a modern phone. This year’s G Power includes a 5,000mAh battery that provides multiple days of use on a single charge. The G Play is the budget-friendliest option, but you’ll want to add a microSD card for additional storage, since 32GB is your only choice there.
The One 5G Ace and G Power are two takes on a budget device: the Ace aims to do a little bit of everything, while the G Power goes all-in on battery life. We think the Ace is a fine device if you can live with some of its shortcomings, like a so-so camera. The G Power is tougher to recommend — if excellent battery life is a major priority, then it will get the job done, but ultimately it sacrifices a lot in the name of, well, power.