Motorola's new cheap Android phone features a staggeringly good spec sheet

You'll get a massive battery, a 50MP camera and a 120Hz display – all for less than £270!

A person using the new Motorola G73 Android phone
(Image credit: Motorola)

Let's face it – were all feeling the pinch at the moment, as the cost of living escalates prices all around us. It's enough to put you off upgrading to a new phone – particularly if you're the kind of person who doesn't use a phone for necessities like work.

But that doesn't have to be the case. I'm a big advocate for cheap phones – they're so much better than in years gone by, and offer more than enough capability for the vast majority of users, without the eye-watering price tag.

The latest release from Motorola fits comfortably in this bracket. There's a range of handsets which have been released, from the Moto E13 at just £89.99 up to the Moto G73 at £269.99. 

The G73 is my pick of the bunch, offering one of the most insane spec sheets I've ever seen in the sub-£500 category. You'll get a 6.5-inch ultrawide FHD+ display, with a 120Hz refresh rate. A pair of stereo speakers bring Dolby Atmos sound to the Moto G73, too – a remarkable inclusion at this price point!

There's a hole-punch cut-out on the front which houses 16MP front-facing camera – perfect for selfies and aspiring TikTokers. On the rear, you'll find a two-sensor array, with a 50MP main sensor and an 8MP secondary unit which covers auto-focus, macro photography, and offers a 118° ultra-wide angle lens. 

Things are powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 930 chipset, and run on Android 13. RAM is either 6GB or 8GB, with storage of 128GB or 256GB which can be expanded with a MicroSD card up to 1TB. A 5,000mAh battery should keep things powered all-day long, and TurboPower 30W charging allows you to "get hours of power in minutes".

I think it looks like a superb handset. For a good chunk less than £300, you're getting a handset which should be able to keep up with those three times more expensive. Who needs Martin Lewis when you've got deals like this?

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.