Motorola Moto G 13 Review

Motorola Moto G 13

Motorola is known to offer a clean software experience on budget phones. But G13 is a little overloaded with bloatware and recommendations.

The phone can run demanding games at high frame rates for hours without getting warm or using too much battery. It also has a fingerprint sensor that works reliably.


The Motorola Moto G 13 features a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and a 270 PPI density. The screen is protected by Panda glass.

The display looks very good, especially considering the price range of the phone. It has a 90 Hz refresh rate, offers a great level of saturation and brightness. The display also supports various Bluetooth codecs like aptX HD or LDAC, making it suitable for external speakers.

Under the hood, the Motorola Moto G 13 has a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC and 4GB of RAM. It has a decent Antutu score of 217650 and offers 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.


The Motorola G13 has a 50-megapixel main lens that’s pretty good in daylight. The phone also shoots 1080p video at 30 fps from the front camera.

The touchscreen works reliably and is responsive, and the 90 Hz refresh rate makes for smooth scrolling. The fingerprint sensor on the standby button unlocks the phone quickly and accurately. You can use facial recognition to access the home screen instead, but it’s less secure.

The Moto G 13 is a solid budget phone, thanks to its fast CPU, hefty battery runtimes and impressive cameras. It also comes with a nice matte finish that’s easy to grip and resists fingerprints. The only downside is its boxy design, which may slip out of your hands if you’re not careful. You can prevent this by slapping on the transparent case that’s included in the box. You can also buy a protective case from Motorola’s website for an extra $20. You can also clean the lens with a cloth to avoid smudges.


Motorola phones are known for providing a good Android experience, especially at bargain prices. The Moto G 13 is no exception: it has a good battery life, snappy performance and reliable cameras. The 6.5-inch IPS LCD has a 90Hz refresh rate, which makes scrolling through menus smooth. The screen also produces vibrant colours and is protected by Panda glass.

The processor is the MediaTek Helio G85, which is one of the most capable mid-tier mobile chips. It has a 12nm architecture and features an octa-core processor and Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. It is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.

The G13 runs on Android 11 and has a 5,000mAh battery that lasts two working days with moderate usage. It can be charged very quickly with a 15W fast charger. However, the phone is pre-loaded with a lot of bloatware like Moj and Sharechat, which can be uninstalled. It supports dual SIM and Bluetooth 5.1, and it is water resistant.

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While the G13’s IPS LCD panel may not be able to deliver as good of a display as an AMOLED, it is still decent and manages to get the job done. It produces vibrant colours and handles media and gaming quite well, even on higher settings. It can even run demanding games for an hour or so without getting too warm and dropping frames.

On the software front, the Moto G 13 runs on Android 13, which is as clean a version as you can expect from Motorola phones. There is some bloatware and apps pre-installed, but you can easily uninstall them.

The Moto G 13 is powered by the MediaTek Helio g85 processor and offers 4GB RAM with 64 or 128GB of internal storage. In our benchmark tests, the phone did well with an AnTuTu score of 211860 and a Geekbench single-core score of 1413. That makes the phone one of the more capable budget smartphones in this price range.