Motorola G71 5G Review: Ideal Budget Midrange Smartphone? | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 29/06/2022 11:55 PM IST.
Hey guys, This is Arun aka TG and welcome back to GadgetGuruBN. Motorola launched the G71 5G in India which is a budget mid range android smartphone and are my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Variants, Price, Colors and Release Date:

Variants: 6+128GB.
Price: Rs.18,990.
Colors: Arctic Blue and Neptune Green.
Release Date: Available from 19/01/2022 on Flipkart.

2. Box Contents:

Motorola G71, Adapter, USB Type-C cable, Case, Sim tool and Documentation.

3. Form Factor: [8.1/10]

Dimensions: 161.9 x 73.87 x 8.49 mm. and Weight: 179 g.
Build materials: Glass on front and plastic back along with plastic frame which should provide pretty great build quality. 
Rating: IP52 for splash resistance.

4. Display: [8.6/10]

The 6.4 inch 1920 x 2400 pixels FHD+ resolution AMOLED display that should offer excellent quality.
The display panel also supports 60 Hz refresh rate and upto 180 Hz touch sampling rate, 8-Bit / 16 million colors, 409 ppi sharpness, 700 nits of brightness and 20:9 aspect ratio.

5. Performance: [8.7/10]

The overall performance should be excellent as it features,
SOC: Snapdragon 695 and Technology: 6nm.
CPU: Octa-core consisting of 2 x 2.2 Ghz Cortex-A78 [Kryo 660 gold] & 6 x 1.7 Ghz Cortex-A55 [Kryo 660 silver].
GPU: Adreno 619.
Software: Android OS 11 with My UX interface.
Memory : 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
ROM: 128GB of UFS 2.1 Storage.

6. Camera: [8.1/10]

The device comes with triple rear cameras and single front camera. The overall rear camera quality should be great [8.4/10] in day, pretty good in night [7/10] and the front camera quality should be very good overall as it features [camera features: 0.4/0.6],
Main: 50MP with f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.76" sensor size, 0.64 micron pixel & PDAF.
Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, 1/4.0" sensor size, 1.12 micron pixel with 118 degree FOV.
Macro: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
Flash: Single-LED flash.
Video recording: 1080p@30/60fps.
Features: Dual capture, Portrait mode, Night mode, Pro mode, Auto HDR and more. 
Front: 16MP with f/2.2 aperture & 1.0 micron pixel.
Video: 1080p@30fps .

7. Features: [8.6/10]

The device comes with excellent features that are listed as follows,
Important Sensors: Fingerprint [rear mounted], Gyroscope & more but misses on compass sensor.
Connectivity: Dual-band WiFi [2.4/5 GHz], Bluetooth 5.0 [A2DP, LE], USB Type-C, GPS [Single-band GPS L1, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO] and dedicated dual-SIM [nano + nano SIM, dual 5G, 4G, VoLTE, VoWiFi] but misses a micro SD slot.
Audio: Single speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack. It also supports Dolby Atmos.

8. Battery Life: [8.6/10]

The overall battery life should be excellent as it features,
Battery capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh.
Charging speed: 33W wired.

Battery Life Stats:

Screen On Time [ SOT ]: Up to 8:15 hrs average.
Battery Life: Up to 2 days average.

9. Pros, Cons and Ratings:

Pros and Cons:

Pros Cons
 + Excellent performance  - Camera quality could be better
 + Great features
 - No MicroSD slot
 + Great display quality  - Display refresh & touch rate could be higher
 + Pretty great build quality  
 + Pretty great performance  
 + Great camera quality


Product Rating: 8.45/10
Value for Money [VFM] Rating: 7.6/10
TG Rating: 4.01/5

10. Verdict:

After considering the pros, cons and ratings the Motorola G71 5G is a great smartphone at a pretty great price.
So is this ideal budget mid range smartphone?, Yes by providing excellent performance among other reasons listed below and is also priced well to offer very good value.
What do you guys think about this G71?, Share your thoughts in the comments.

11. Reasons to consider Motorola G71 5G:

1. Performance 
2. Battery 
3. Features

That concludes the Motorola G71 5G review. I hope you guys found this information useful and hopefully helping you decide whether you should consider this smartphone or not.
As always stay awesome and have a great day.
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