Although at least two are objectively great 5G-enabled Moto phones available for free from T-Mobile at this point (subject to certain conditions), the fast-growing fans of the fast-tethered brand should consider their unlocked options more carefully.
Originally available for a fairly reasonable $399.99, this 6.7-inch mid-range “Ace” has been discounted several times over the past nine months to $299.99, with today’s additional $50 discount, but the 5G compatible unlocked handset at a lower than ever price.
Your unprecedented $150 savings can be claimed at the time of writing from Motorola’s official US e-store, but no third-party retailers like Best Buy, where the One 5G Ace is still listed on four Benjamins, both with and without prior carrier activation.
Obviously, you don’t have to commit to a specific mobile network operator or jump through hoops to take advantage of the great new deal being offered directly by the number three smartphone seller stateside.
Powered by a Snapdragon 750 processor, the A 5G Ace is certainly still fast enough to stand next to the quite affordable phones available in 2022, especially if you also consider the hefty 5,000 mAh battery, the large and fairly sharp IPS LCD display, the respectable triple camera system on the back with a 48MP primary shooter and the generous 128 gigs of internal storage coupled with a 6GB RAM count at $249.99 right now.
There’s clearly an argument for this oldie when pitted against the Dimensity 700-powered Moto G 5G (2022) with a significantly lower resolution but smoother 90Hz display, and in a few respects, the ultra-affordable Motorola One 5G Ace can definitely hold its own next to the $350 and up Samsung Galaxy A53 5G too.