The moto g53 5G has been named Best Value Phone at the 2023 WhistleOut Awards.

WhistleOut says, “Motorola’s moto g53 over-delivers on expectations about what a budget phone can offer. If you don’t want to spend an arm and leg on a phone, there’s nothing quite as compelling as the Moto G53 in its category“.

Priced at under $350, the moto g53 offers a two-day battery life, a snappy processor, 5G, a high-refresh-rate display, and a surprisingly premium feel.

Kurt Bonnici, Head of Motorola for Australia and New Zealand said, “We are delighted to see our moto g range continue to excel in the mid-tier segment“.

With the current economic uncertainties and increasing pressures on many Australians, moto g53 5G can help get lightning fast 5G speeds into the hands of those who want to benefit from the capabilities of the 5G networks around them without spending thousands of dollars on their next smartphone. The moto g53 5G also includes the charger, headset and protective case in the box to limit how much users need to spend to get up and running,” said Bonnici.

moto g53 Ink Blue

moto g53 5G: Beautiful shots, blazing speeds

On a mission to deliver more meaningful innovation and make new technology and features accessible to more people across the world, Motorola pioneered the premium mid-tier segment with the moto g family. The moto g53 5G has been carefully crafted to bring consumers a beautiful design, built to capture stunning photos and provide an immersive, multidimensional sound experience.

The advanced 50MP camera system with Quad Pixel technology snaps brilliant details day or night and there is a dedicated Macro Vision camera for extreme closeups. The 5000mAh battery will keep users powered throughout the day even at blazing fast 5G speeds.

Powered by the Snapdragon 480+ 5G Mobile Platform, the moto g53 5G leverages 5G networks to deliver blazing fast speeds. Download favourite shows in seconds, stream videos effortlessly, and keep up with social networks in a flash. Plus, with 4GB of memory, apps and information stay ready in the background so everything runs smoothly.

A gorgeous 6.5″ 120Hz display provides a stunning view from edge to edge creating an 85% screen-to-body ratio that is perfect for movie watching, game immersion or video chats that bring you closer than ever. The Dolby Atmos multidimensional sound and stereo speakers transform the audio experience with improved bass, cleaner vocals and more clarity than ever. The 120Hz refresh rate makes switching between apps seamless, playing games and scrolling feel smooth and easy on the eyes.

The moto g53 5G also comes with ThinkShield for mobile, the Moto Secure App, Family Spaces enabled and te reo Maori language through an update.

This is Motorola’s second award for Best Value Phone, after the motorola edge 20 fusion topped the category at the 2022 WhistleOut Awards.

On the heels of its highly anticipated launch of the new razr family, Motorola was also highly commended for Phone Manufacturer of the Year by WhistleOut.


Product availability

In celebration of this announcement, the moto g53 5G in Ink Blue will be on sale from 17 August – 14 September for $299 (RRP $329)* at JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Officeworks, Big W, Amazon,, Mobileciti and

The moto g53 5G is also available at Telstra prepaid at $269.