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Introducing Motorola’s new phones for the budget-conscious and business-oriented

Motorola has added three new smartphones to its lineup, focusing on serving a range of consumers with different needs. While there are a couple of devices released in that all-important budget-friendly price range, Motorola is also launching a new phone with PC integration at its forefront.

The ThinkPhone by Motorola utilises its relationship with Lenovo to create a device designed for professionals and work-on-the-go, with its PC integration and safety features.

For the more budget-conscious, Motorola is introducing the Moto G53 5G and the Moto E13 to its device lineup. These devices integrate some of the newest tech innovations and bundle them into more accessible and affordable packages, proving that price doesn’t have to be a barrier to a quality smartphone.

Want to know more? Read on for the features and specs of these latest smartphones from Motorola.

ThinkPhone by Motorola features and specsThinkPhone by Motorola

Combining a smartphone with PC integration thanks to its partnership with Lenovo, Motorola’s new ThinkPhone by Motorola combines premium features and specs to create a more business-oriented device with stellar security features.

“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,” said Kurt Bonnici, Head of Motorola for Australia and New Zealand.

“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.”

The Thinkphone features a lightweight aramid fibre design with aircraft-grade aluminium frame and Gorilla Glass Victus to produce a sturdy, yet lightweight phone, with IP68 dust and water resistance. You’ll get a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with up to 144Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, plus 5G and WiFi 6E compatibility.

Although it might be a phone oriented for business, you can still enjoy taking some quality snaps with the 50MP Ultra Pixel main camera, plus a 13MP ultra-wide camera and depth sensor, along with a 32MP front-facing camera. It also includes a 5,000mAh battery, which Motorola claims has up to 36 hours of battery life. Plus, you’ll get a 68W fast charger included in the box, so you can boost your battery in a pinch.

In addition to the standard specs and features of a smartphone, the ThinkPhone by Motorola comes packed with a range of features to help you integrate your phone into your work life, such as the ‘Red Key’, which allows you to access important apps or to sync your mobile and PC.

There’s also Moto KeySafe, which is a separate processor that runs Android to add an additional layer of security around your PINs and passwords, plus the Moto Secure App for your vital security and privacy needs. Motorola has also added the ‘Family Space’ feature, which allows children to learn and play in a more controlled and safe environment, acknowledging that parents may give their device to their child from time to time.

The ThinkPhone also includes the much-touted device integration between the phone and a Lenovo ThinkPad (and PCs with Windows 10 or later), allowing for connectivity over WiFi for easy file drops and app streaming between devices. There’s also Microsoft 365, Outlook and Teams apps pre-loaded on the phone.

You can now pick up the ThinkPhone by Motorola in Carbon Black for $999 AUD RRP at JB Hi Fi and the Lenovo online store.

  • $999 AUD RRP
  • 5G connectivity
  • Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor
  • 6.6-inch FHD+ display
  • Up to 144Hz refresh rate
  • Triple rear-camera setup (50MP main + 13MP ultra-wide + depth)
  • 32MP front-facing camera
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • Android 13
  • Red Key, Moto KeySafe, Moto Secure App, Family Space and pre-loaded Microsoft apps
  • Available in Carbon Black

Compare SIM-only plans

If you’re planning on picking up the ThinkPhone by Motorola outright, you’ll need to pair your device with a SIM-only plan. Compare a range of postpaid and prepaid phone plans in the below tables — switch between the tabs to see prepaid and postpaid plans.

Here is a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 20GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Try using our mobile phone plan comparison tool to see a wide range of plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Here is a selection of prepaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data each month, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. If you want to compare a larger range of offers from other providers, use our phone plan comparison tool. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Motorola Moto G53 5G features and specsMotorola Moto G53 5G phone

Focusing on budget-friendly but without skimping on the inclusions is the Moto G53 5G. Motorola has aimed to bring stunning photos and immersive sound into a reasonably-priced device, to ensure that quality technology isn’t limited by your budget.

The Moto G53 5G features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with up to 120Hz refresh rate and 85% screen-to-body ratio, along with Dolby Atmos multidimensional sound and stereo speakers for a great overall viewing experience.

There’s also a Snapdragon 480+ 5G processor, along with a 5,000mAh battery, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with up to 1TB of expandable Micro SD storage. You’ll also get a 50MP main camera and 2MP macro camera, along with an 8MP selfie camera.

The Moto G53 5G is available in Ink Blue for $329 AUD RRP from April 18, 2023 at retailers including JB Hi Fi, The Good Guys, Officeworks, the Lenovo online store and Big W. You’ll also be able to pick up the Moto G53 5G from Telstra as a prepaid phone for $269 AUD, from April 26, 2023.

  • $329 AUD RRP
  • 5G connectivity
  • Snapdragon 480+ 5G processor
  • 6.5-inch HD+ display
  • Up to 120Hz refresh rate
  • Dual rear-camera setup (50MP main + 2MP macro)
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage + up to 1TB expandable Micro SD storage
  • Android 13
  • Available in Ink Blue

Telstra prepaid phone plans

If you want to pick up your Motorola Moto G53 5G phone as a prepaid phone with Telstra, you’ll need to bundle with a Telstra prepaid phone plan.

The following table shows all published Telstra prepaid phone plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost from lowest to highest. Use our mobile phone plan comparison tool to see plans from a wide range of providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.


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Motorola Moto E13 features and specsMotorola Moto E13 phone

If you’re looking for an even cheaper phone, or one with just the basics, Motorola has introduced the Moto E13 to its lineup. This slim and lightweight device features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with up to 60Hz refresh rate, plus Dolby Atmos sound.

There’s an octa-core processor, plus a 5,000mAh battery, along with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with up to 1TB of expandable micro SD storage. You’ll also get a 13MP rear camera plus a 5MP front-facing camera.

You can pick up the Moto E13 in Cosmic Black for $149 AUD RRP from Optus as a prepaid phone from April 26, 2023, and as a prepaid phone from Telstra from May 9, 2023.

  • $149 AUD RRP
  • Octa-core processor
  • 6.5-inch HD+ display
  • Up to 60Hz refresh rate
  • 13MP AI-enabled rear-camera
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 2GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage + up to 1TB expandable Micro SD storage
  • Android 13 (Go edition)
  • Available in Cosmic Black

Optus prepaid phone plans

If you’d rather pick up your Motorola Moto E13 phone as a prepaid phone from Optus, the following table shows all Optus prepaid phone plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost from lowest to highest. Use our mobile phone plan comparison tool to see plans from a wide range of providers.

Emma Bradstock
Telco Specialist
Emma Bradstock has been an authority on consumer phone, internet, technology and streaming markets in Australia for over 5 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media from Macquarie University and has over a decade of professional writing experience in print and digital media.

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