The Motorola Moto G51 5G is the successor to the Moto G50 that was released last March. The new G51 has more powerful hardware in many respects, and since it is a late 2021/early 2022 phone, we can assume it will be. Motorola’s main budget 5G solution this year replaces the Moto G50.
The device was announced alongside other Moto phones, and the Motorola Moto G51 5G appears to be a combination of the Moto G71 5G and Moto G200 5G as it shares some hardware with them. As the name suggests This is the cheapest of the three. The main difference lies in the chipset – G51 is powered by Qualcomm’s affordable 5G solution – Snapdragon 480+.
Motorola Moto G51 5G specs at a glance:
- Body: 170.5×76.5×9.1mm, 208g; Glass front, plastic body; IP52 Water-repellent design.
- Display: 6.80″ IPS LCD, 120Hz, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 387ppi.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM4350-AC Snapdragon 480+ 5G (8 nm): Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 460 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 460); Adreno 619.
- Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM; microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot).
- OS/Software: Android 11.
- Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4.
- Front camera: Wide (main): 13 MP, f/2.2, 1.12µm – Global; Wide (main): 16 MP, f/2.2, 1.12µm – China only.
- Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected]/60/240fps; Front camera: [email protected]
- Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 20W – India, 10W – Global.
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); FM radio; 3.5mm jack.
With a starting price of around 230 euros, the Motorola Moto G51 5G has few direct competitors. This makes it a perfectly reasonable 5G solution. which is very conducive to media consumption No stereo speakers, but big 120Hz screen, big battery. and support for Dolby Atmos audio.
Now let’s take a closer look at whether the Motorola Moto G51 5G is good in terms of photography or not. And are there any stronger competitors in this area?
Unboxing the Motorola Moto G51 5G
The device comes in a standard box with a standard instruction manual and a compatible 10W charger with a USB-A to USB-C cable as a reminder. The Indian version of the phone comes with a 20W charger. It also has a clear silicone case as a bonus.
The G51 comes with a lower USB cable than other Motorola phones in the past. The cable does not support data transfer. It can only be used with a charging station, so if you don’t have an additional USB-A to USB-C cable to connect your phone to your computer, You will need to purchase them separately.
Design and ergonomics Motorola Moto G51 5G
The design of the Motorola Moto G51 5G is slightly different from its predecessor and again matches that of the Moto G71 5G. The turquoise color we sell has a matte finish that shows some degree of fingerprints. But most of the time it’s invisible. The textures are also surprisingly bare, or at least far from smooth.
Interestingly, the camera module on the back panel barely comes out, actually quite flat compared to the rest. Keep the device from swaying around on the desktop. And each camera’s sensor protrudes even millimeters. Stacked vertically like the G71
Like other Moto smartphones, it has a waterproof design and is rated IP52 this time. You might survive if you accidentally drop it in a lake or if it rains for a while.
The entire back curves beautifully. And the screen is slightly curved that helps to feel comfortable overall. There are no protruding or sharp edges. The whole chassis looks sleek in another way. Of course, there are better examples. But first you need to consider the price of the Moto G51.
Despite its rugged appearance and good ergonomics But we still have a problem with button placement. The combination of the power button and fingerprint reader is too high. People with smaller hands have a hard time. The biggest problem is that the volume controls and Google Assistant buttons are both located above the power button. which is too high Especially when compared to devices with 6.8-inch screens and requiring finger exercises.
When it comes to display The phone’s relatively large bezel is flanked by a slightly thinner and thicker bezel at the top and bottom. It also has a rather large camera with a hole in the center. But that’s what we’d expect from a phone at this price point. There was nothing special before.
Only the hybrid SIM slot is on the left side. You can only use microSD + SIM or dual SIM, at the bottom there’s a speaker grille, a USB-C connector and a 3.5mm audio jack. Motorola Moto G51 5G.
However, despite having an all plastic construction But we were surprised to see that this phone weighs 208g. Indeed, the large screen and battery capacity add to the overall weight. But in everyday life, around 200g is noticeable. In addition, the phone feels very heavy. which is not suitable for use in the hand