No less than five smartphones make up Motorola’s new Moto G range. The manufacturer promises versatility and relies on value for money with the Moto G31, G41, G51, G71 and G200.
Motorola had mentioned its new ambitions in France at the beginning of the year. The manufacturer wants to come back to the fore and hold the comparison with brands such as Xiaomi or Oppo. These are progressing and the brand owned by Lenovo has decided to review its approach to find a place on the front of the stage. After long relying on the entry level, Motorola has made a comeback to the high end with its Edge 20 series – made up of the Edge 20 Lite, Edge 20 and the Edge 20 Pro – and is reportedly working on a premium model called the Edge X Nevertheless, it is in the entry and mid-range segment that the battle is being played out. The manufacturer has therefore decided to release the big game by presenting its new Moto G series.
The manufacturer lifts the veil on five new references to meet “multiple uses”, playing on the value for money. The Moto G31, G41, G51, G71 and G200 have some design similarities, but target different audiences.
Moto G31 and G41: entry level in the spotlight
The first model of this new vintage, the Moto G31 is also the most accessible. It is equipped with a 6.4-inch Full HD + OLED display and can rely on a MediaTek Helio G85 chip flanked by 4 GB of RAM, which lacks 5G compatibility. Side photo, Motorola evokes the integration of a main sensor of 50 Mpx on board quad pixel technology. It is associated with an 8 Mpx ultra wide-angle and a 2 Mpx macro vision depth sensor, a classic configuration for a model of this range. A 13MP front camera is also housed in a central punch.
Launched from € 219, the Moto G31 is the most affordable smartphone in the series. © Motorola
The terminal has a 5000 mAh battery – like the rest of the range – but it does not benefit from a fast charging function. Its storage capacity reaches 64 or 128 GB, with the possibility of extending it up to 256 GB via a micro SD. Entry-level model, it will be marketed “from the beginning of December” at 219 euros or 239 euros depending on the configuration chosen.
Just above, we find the Moto G41 which stands out in the photo part. This model shares many features with the G31, starting with a 6.4-inch OLED screen displaying Full HD + definition (2400 x 1080 pixels). Inside, the MediaTek Helio G85 is kept and always supported by 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, which can be expanded up to 256 GB using a microSD card. To find differences, you have to look at the photo block with the presence of a 48 Mpx sensor with OIS stabilization in addition to quad pixel technology. The Moto G41 is also equipped with an 8 Mpx ultra wide-angle and a 2 Mpx macro sensor.
The Moto G41 wants to do better than its little brother in the photo. © Motorola
Another difference is that its battery is compatible with the manufacturer’s TurboPower 30 W technology. Like the G31, the Motorola G41 must be content with 4G in addition to wi-fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0. It will be displayed in France at 229 euros or 249 euros depending on the configurations.
Moto G51: 5G at less than 250 euros
With the Moto G51, the Lenovo brand adds a 5G compatible smartphone to its new range. This model is indeed equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ 5G chipset, supplemented by 4 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of storage. It is possible to expand the storage memory up to 512 GB. More powerful than the first two models, this Moto G51 on the other hand skips the OLED to be equipped with a large IPS LCD screen of 6, 8 inch. This displays a Full HD + definition and has a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
The Motorola Moto G51 is 5G compatible. © Motorola
Its photo part is reminiscent of that of the G31 with a 50 Mpx main sensor that Motorola associates with an 8 Mpx ultra wide-angle and a 2 Mpx macro sensor. The same goes for the battery with a 5000 mAh accumulator which skips fast charging. Note that the fingerprint sensor is positioned on the edge of the device.
Motorola mentions a price ranging from 249 euros to 269 depending on the configurations for the Moto G51. This model will soon be available in indigo blue.
Moto G71: Motorola strengthens its mid-range
The Moto G51 brings 5G to this new lineup, but it sacrifices a few features. The Moto G71 wants to make fewer concessions and claims “premium features (…) at an ever more competitive price”. On paper, the smartphone justifies its approach by opting for a 6.4-inch Full HD + OLED screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chip giving it 5G compatibility. It is coupled with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage that it is not possible to expand. The photo part is identical to that of the Moto G51, except for the front camera which goes from 13 to 16 Mpx.
The Moto G71 relies on versatility to seduce. © Motorola
The 5,000mAh battery is TurboPower 30W compatible for one hour charge, according to Motorola. The Moto G71 will debut very soon, priced at 349 euros.
Moto G200: the flagship model of the range
Presented as the premium model of the G range, the Moto G200 succeeds the Moto G100 and stands out clearly from the models already presented. This model sports a 6.7-inch LCD panel displaying a Full HD + definition (2640 x 1080 inches) with a refresh rate of 144 Hz. Its screen is also HDR10 compatible and is designed for multimedia content, as well as games video. The Moto G200 is the most powerful model in the series with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ flanked by 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage.
The Moto G200 is presented as the premium model of the range. © Motorola
If it does not have a microSD card slot, Motorola highlights the presence of LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 memory. The smartphone supports 5G and 6th wifi, as well as Bluetooth 5.2. On the photo side, the Moto G200 evokes a capture 35% faster than its predecessor and its configuration is based on a 108 Mpx sensor. This is accompanied by an ultra wide-angle and macro of 13 Mpx as well as a depth sensor. The set is powered by a 5000 mAh battery compatible with TurboPower 30 W.
The spearhead of this vintage, the Motorola Moto G200 will arrive “soon” in France at a price of 549 euros.