Moto G71 5G Review: Near-Perfect for Android Purists – Gadgets 360

February 4, 2022 by No Comments

Motorola has been slowly adding budget 5G smartphones to its G series over the past year. We recently tested the Moto G51 and were happy with its performance. Motorola has now launched the Moto G71 5G, which is the first smartphone to sport the new Snapdragon 695 SoC in India, and also boasts of a 50-megapixel primary rear camera. So, is the new Moto G71 5G a dependable pick or should you consider the alternatives? I put this smartphone to the test to find out.

Moto G71 5G price in India

The Moto G71 5G is available in a single configuration, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It is priced at Rs. 18,999 in India and is exclusively sold on Flipkart. You get to choose between two colour options: Neptune Green and Artic Blue. I had the former with me for this review.

Moto G71 5G design

The Moto G71 5G is smaller than most other smartphones in this segment. Apart from its compactness, Motorola has paid attention to ergonomics, and the curved sides make this smartphone comfortable to hold. The Moto G71 5G has a 6.4-inch display with a camera hole, and thin bezels on either side. This makes it easy to use the phone one-handed, though you still can’t reach the top of the display with ease.

Motorola has used plastic for the frame of the Moto G71 5G but it doesn’t feel cheap. However, the right side feels a little cluttered with four buttons lined up close to each other, while you only have the SIM tray on the left. The power button has a textured finish, which can be easily distinguished based on touch alone. However, the moment you put the supplied case on, you might have a problem finding the correct button without looking . The volume buttons are just above, and are easily reachable. They do provide nice, clicky feedback. Further up is the Google Assistant button which would have been better if it were on the left side, for convenience. In the current position you will need to stretch your fingers in order to reach it.

The Moto G71 5G sports a crisp AMOLED display with a camera hole


Unlike most smartphones that now sport side-mounted fingerprint scanners, Motorola has gone old-school with a capacitive fingerprint scanner on the back. It is well positioned, and my finger rested on it naturally while holding the device. Apart from this, the back of the Moto G71 5G has the camera module, which only protrudes slightly compared to some of the other phones I’ve recently tested. The back has a glossy finish and it did pick up fingerprints and smudges rather easily. You can use the case in the box to avoid this.

The 3.5mm headphone jack, the primary microphone, and the USB Type-C port are on the bottom of the Moto G71 5G, along with the loudspeaker. At the top, it only has a secondary microphone. The phone has a splash-resistant design and weighs 179g which is manageable.

Moto G71 5G specifications and software

Motorola has taken a slightly different approach to hardware with the Moto G71 5G. It sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with full-HD+ resolution, scratch-resistant glass, and a standard 60Hz refresh rate. You can find smartphones such as the Realme 8s 5G (Review) and Moto G51 (…….



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