Motorola Australia has just announced the availability of 3 new Android phones: ThinkPhone by Motorola, moto g53 5G and moto e13.

ThinkPhone by Motorola (RRP $999) is aimed at business people who want to smoothly integrate their work phone and Windows computer workflow. It’s available in Carbon Black at JB Hi-Fi and from 30 March 2023.

Key Specs

OS: Android 13
Device screen size (inches): 6.6″
Resolution (Pixels): 2400 x 1080
Display type: pOLED
Storage: 256GB UFS 3.1
Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
Charger: 68W PD
Wireless Charging: 15W Qi
Processor: Snapdragon  8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform
Rear Cameras: 50MP (standard) + 13MP (ultrawide)
Front camera: 32MP
USB: Type-C Port 3.1
NFC: Yes
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 6e
Bluetooth: v5.3

Security updates, OS updates and Warranty

It’s good to see the top of the line Thinkphone will get 3 years of Android OS updates and 4 years of security updates. Even the super cheap moto e13 gets 2 years of security updates, at that price point some other phones don’t have any update promise.

  OS Updates Security Maintenance Release Warranty
ThinkPhone by Motorola 3 Updates 3 years monthly + 1 year bi-monthly 24 months
moto g53 5G 1 Update 3 years bi-monthly Carrier 24 months
moto e13 No Updates 2 years Carrier 24 months


ThinkPhone Launch

Kurt Bonnici, Head of Motorola for Australia and New Zealand commented:

“While Motorola is seeing strong momentum in the consumer channels across the globe, with the introduction of the ThinkPhone by Motorola, we are now making substantial inroads into the enterprise segment and making this available direct to consumers”

“There are millions of Lenovo ThinkPad users in Australia and the ThinkPhone now enables those users to experience a seamless PC-to-smartphone connection with the same trusted reliability and quality of the Lenovo Think products.”

ThinkPhone by Motorola integrates seamlessly with a ThinkPad (or actually any Windows 10/11 computer) enabling features like:
    • Instant Connect: The phone and Windows computer will discover each other when nearby and connected to the same WiFi network.
    • Unified Clipboard: Users can copy or capture text and images from the ThinkPhone and paste them instantly onto the Windows computer.
    • File Drop: Similarly, files can be transferred across devices through a dedicated sharing hub.
    • Advanced Webcam: Windows computer users can leverage the ThinkPhone’s rear cameras for higher res video output during conferences and meetings.
    • Instant Hotspot: A one-click toggle lets Windows computer users seamlessly dial into the ThinkPhone’s mobile connection.

Designed to MIL-STD-810H standards with a lightweight aramid fiber, aircraft-grade aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass Victus and IP68 certification, the phone is designed to withstand dust and water immersion with a depth of up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.

Corporate IT departments can use ThinkShield for mobile, a complete suite of security and support features that deliver seamless protection and full manageability.

Additionally, the ThinkPhone arrives with Moto KeySafe, a separate processor running on
Android, that adds an additional layer of security to better protect the most sensitive data in your smartphone. It isolates PINs, passwords, and cryptographic keys, storing them in a
tamper-resistant environment protecting the data from the inside out.

With smartphones often bridging the gap between work and play and handsets sometimes being shared among users Motorola is introducing Family Space, a designated “safe space” on the handset where kids can learn and play.

Family Space enables parents and guardians to set limits on screen time, control which apps are accessible, and even create multiple profiles, ultimately promoting healthy digital experiences, helping keep unwanted or inappropriate content away from little ones, and giving everyone the opportunity to explore on their own.

Besides the ThinkPhone, the other 2 devices are value for money budget options:

The moto g53 5G has an edge-to-edge display for $329 RRP in Ink Blue at JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Officeworks, Big W and from 18 April 2023. Alternatively it will be available from 26 April 2023 on Telstra Prepaid plans for $269 RRP.

The moto e13 will be $149 RRP available in Cosmic Black at Telstra on Prepaid plans from 9 May 2023 and available at Optus on prepaid from 26 April 2023.