Moto G71 5G Review
During this review of the Motorola Moto G71 5G Review, I will talk about this mid-range 5G phone. As last year’s Moto G-series phones like the G40 Fusion and G60 didn’t do well against the competition, Motorola has started releasing 5G phones in this line to get a piece of the pie where Realme, Xiaomi, and other phones have been dominating the market.
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- Moto G71 5G Review
It has just released the Moto G71 5G, which I’ve been using for about two weeks. The Moto G71 5G costs just 18,999 for India’s only 6/128GB model. It’s also the initial phone to have a Snapdragon 695 chip. Was Motorola finally able to make an all-in-one phone that was also a 5G phone and had good specs? Find out in this review.
Moto G71 5G: Design
- 179 grams, 161.19 x 73.87 x 8.49 mm
- Back/frame made of plastic; front made of glass
- Water repellant design
Here we proceed: First of all, I liked the look of the Moto G71. The last phones I had from Motorola were called the G40 Fusion and G60. They looked a little dull. But the G71 is very different. But even though the back is still made of plastic and has the look of glass, this Arctic Blue version is sure to get your attention, even if you don’t like the color.
It looks very clean and, if I may say so, classy, too. Another thing I learned about this color because fingerprints and smudges don’t show up as much as they would on a black glossy surface. So, even though the G71 doesn’t have a cover, it doesn’t look as messy or messy as it might.
At 8.5mm thick and 179 grams, the G71 is a good fit for anyone with small hands, and you won’t have any issues with its weight distribution either. The back of the call also has a fingerprint scanner with the Motorola batwing logo. You might not like having a fingerprint scanner on the back of your phone, but I don’t mind having one.
My index finger fits perfectly on this. Because of this, I found it to be a little slower than I’m used to from a sensor on the ground. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t work well most of the time. On a few occasions, it worked even though my fingers were a little wet.
Moto G71 5G: Display
- 409 PPI, 6.4-inch AMOLED screen
- A refresh rate of 60Hz
We’re now going to talk about the Motorola Moto G71 5G screen in the next part of this review. We start with a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution. It’s a good-quality AMOLED screen with a pitch-black contrast and good color reproduction. I didn’t have any problems with its viewing angles, either, and its contrast is very good.
And even though it doesn’t have HDR certification or anything like that, you can still watch FHD content from your favorite streaming service thanks to the Widevine L1 certification. “Another Life” has been on Netflix for the last few weeks, and the G71 has been a great companion. I can’t blame Motorola because this is a mid-range phone, so I can’t hold them to account for the chin.
In the same way, this screen has 700 nits of brightness, so outdoor visibility isn’t a big deal. Plus, the ambient light sensor works well enough to change the brightness level. That said, the big flaw on this screen is that it doesn’t have a faster refresh rate. Yes, the G71 has a standard 60Hz screen, and Motorola hasn’t made up for this with a higher-touch sampling rate either.
Moto G71 5G: Performance
- Snapdragon 695 5G SoC with octa-core (6nm)
- 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of uMCP storage (expandable)
- Motorola’s My UX atop Android 11
However, core hardware is where things get interesting. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 powers this phone. This is the first phone in India to have this type of chip on it. It doesn’t matter that it has a 6-series name. The Snapdragon 695 can do the same thing as a Snapdragon 750G. This isn’t a joke.
The 695 might be better because it has Cortex-A78 cores instead of Cortex A77 on the 750G. Then, the SoCs have Cortex-A55 cores, but these are a little slower than they should be at 695 MHz. The Adreno 619 GPU also handles graphics, but the clock speed is slightly faster on the 695. It’s also made with a 6nm process, which means more energy-efficient.
Moto G71 5G: Software
Another thing I require to point out is that the phone has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of uMCP storage. In computer terms, a “unified multi-chip package” means a single chip with both DRAM and UFS storage. This means it takes up less space than a separate memory and storage solution.
G71 is said to read and write at the same speed as UFS 2.2. I wanted to notice if that was true; I ran the CPDT storage benchmark test on the G71 and the recently released Redmi Note 11. The Redmi Note 11 has UFS 2.2 storage. The results between the two are very close.
Regardless, it does a good job with everyday tasks, and you won’t have any problems with how it manages its RAM either. Many apps can be stored in their memory, and it’s easy to switch between them. With Motorola’s My UX interface, the whole thing gets even better. Furthermore, it doesn’t come with any “bloatware” apps already installed, which I had hoped for. Plus, Moto has some cool and useful features like “chop-chop” and “twist” that you can use. You can also use them.
Moto G71 5G: Battery
- Battery capacity of 5000mAh
- 33W TurboCharge
Another good thing about Moto G71 is its length on a single charge. The company has found a way to fit a big 5000mAh battery into this sleek design. That’s already a big deal. With a lot of time spent watching videos, playing games, taking photos and videos, and browsing the web, I could still get 9 to 10 hours of screen time out of the Moto G71.
Besides, its standby time is also pretty good, and that’s not the only thing. It’s as good as iPhones. This device’s battery drains only 2% to 3% of its charge at night. In the same way, charging this phone isn’t a hard job either. You’ll get a 33W fast charger inside if you buy the box. It carries about an hour and five minutes to fully charge the phone or tablet.
Moto G71 5G: Camera
- Triple-camera setup at the back
- 50MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP depth
- 16MP front-facing camera
So let’s talk about the cameras. Based on my experience with Motorola phones that were mid-range, the cameras were never the best thing about them. Sadly, the story hasn’t changed to see if Motorola Moto G71 5G Review could make up for all the bad things it had done in the past.
As you can see from these camera samples, most of the daytime photos from its main sensor don’t have a lot of contrast in them. You can still get great pictures with natural colors if good lighting is kept in mind. The images also have a warm tone, and the dynamic range is good enough for a mid-range device.
The ultra-wide photos don’t have a lot of detail, and I also saw “chromatic aberration” or “color fringing” in its pictures. Colored edges can happen when the camera’s image processing makes them. It’s also true that it looks blurry if you take a picture in direct sunlight. Detecting the edges of portrait images is good. It also keeps the color of your skin well. In the same way, the HDR processing works well to keep the bokeh effect in the background.
It also has a 16MP camera, but the selfies it takes aren’t very good. It doesn’t work well even if you have good lighting. However, it doesn’t look good when taken in direct sunlight. On the other hand, portraits and selfies have a good contrast level and good edge detection. This is how most mid-range phones look when you take pictures at night. On the other side, the night mode does not perform as well as possible. The G71’s post-processing brightens the whole picture and makes it look fake most of the time.