Motorola is celebrating 10 years of the Moto G family with the launch of the new moto g84 5G in Australia.

The moto g84 5G brings high-quality features in three new stunning colourways alongside a 6.5-inch ultrawide display with Full HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 @ 402ppi) that comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and crystal clear audio with multidimensional sound for entertainment thanks to Dolby Atmos.

Powering the device under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, 12GB RAM, 256GB of on board storage which can be expanded to 1TB via microSD card.

In terms of cameras, the moto g84 5G comes with a dual rear camera set up which is made up of a 50MP which comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) alongside an 8MP ultra-wide angle and macrovision lens. The front facing camera is a 16MP lens.

For the first time, Motorola is launching a moto g device in the 2023 Pantone Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, which the company is stating is powerful and empowering, revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint.

The moto g84 5G will run Android 13 right out of the box with Motorola stating at the press event that an update to Android 14 will come in the new year but no time frames given. Motorola also stated there will be one year of firmware updates guaranteed for the moto g84 5G.

The device will also have NFC capabilities, Bluetooth version 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
2.4 GHz + 5 GH and will have a 3.5mm audio jack alongside a 5000mAh battery that supports 30W TurboCharging of which the charging brick will be included in the box.

Speaking at the launch of the Moto g84 5G, Kurt Bonnici, Head of Motorola Greater Asia Pacific has stated:

“This month we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our moto g family, the series that kick started the premium mid-tier market in Australia. We are proud to have sold over 200 million moto g units worldwide since 2013 and it is clear that consumers are continuing to look for more budget-friendly options without compromising on features or sacrificing on design.

Including both a stunning design and performance to match, today we’re excited to announce the availability of the moto g84 5G in Australia, a smartphone that delivers experiences and features typically found in flagship tier products but at a much more accessible price. Including dual SIM, NFC for contactless payments, 5G and a combination of 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage, the moto g84 5G delivers a huge amount of value for Australian consumers at this price.

Alongside the recently launched moto g14 and moto g54 5G, the moto g84 5G completes Motorola’s moto g family new additions for 2023, giving consumers access to the latest technology at a range of accessible price points and in an array of colour options and finishes.”

At the press event, Motorola did want to emphasizes its security features, with the device running Think Mobile to ensure you data is protect alongside Moto Secure which runs in the motorola app on the device to project your data, put apps and files into a secure folder which can be found in your app draw, scramble your pins so people who oversees your device cannot work out your pin for banking and much more.

The moto g84 5G will be available in Pantone colour of the year, Viva Magenta, alongside Midnight Blue and will be available through the following retailer partners JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Officeworks, The Good Guys, Bing Lee, and Big W and Amazon online only for $399.

There is a third colour which I have to personally say I absolutely love, Marshmallow Blue with a vegan leather finish and will be exclusively at JB Hi-Fi for $399.

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Daniel Narbett

I always loved the way Moto G phones used to have speakers ABOVE AND BELOW the screen. Not sure if these devices do? But it was a hugely better sound than Samsung Galaxy phones with the dinky speaker on the bottom right. That said, I’ve been using those Galaxy phones for the last 6 years rather than Moto 😉


Any word on how many years of Android security updates this device will receive?