Motorola Moto G Play 2021
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.0, 1.12µm
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Motorola Moto G Play 2021
Source: Android Authority
The Motorola Moto G Play is a good phone for the money. You’ll have more than enough screen real estate for your favorite shows and some light games, and the Snapdragon 460 keeps lag to a minimum when used correctly. Motorola’s attractive design and Misty Blue finish are sure to catch your eye, even if the camera results don’t keep your attention for long. If you’re not sold on the Moto G Play, you might want to give the Nokia 3.4 ($179) or the Samsung Galaxy A12 ($179) a shot. They nearly match the Moto G Play on the spec sheet, and the difference might come down to which version of Android you like best. Another Motorola option worth checking out is the beefed-up Moto G Power ($249). It’s slightly larger with a more complete list of specs and a powered-up Snapdragon 662 chip.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: The Verge
If your relationship with technology is less complicated than those of us who spend hours each day of our precious time on this Earth staring at the little glowing screen in our hands, jumping between social media apps, and pushing our phone cameras to their limits, then you’ll get along fine with the Moto G Play. Just spare a thought for the rest of us, please?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Mag
At $169.99, the Moto G Play is a solid choice for budget shoppers who are willing to make a few compromises. It offers admirable performance, a bright display, and incredible battery life. In return for the savings, however, you’ll have to live with disappointing cameras, and a dated version of Android for the time being. If you’re willing to spend a little more, we think the Moto G Power (2021) is probably a better bet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2021
The Moto G Play is my favorite phone out of the 2021 Moto G family. I find it refreshing that it's not trying to scratch some specific itch like everything else that Motorola makes. With the Moto G Stylus, you're way better off with a OnePlus Nord N10 5G for $299, but the Moto G Stylus is a niche phone that gives you a pen. The Moto G Play is just a $169.99 phone and doesn't pretend to be anything else. Of course, this has the Nord N100 to contend with, which costs $10 more and has an extra gigabyte of RAM.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2021
Rating: Total score: 75%
Qualcomm Adreno 610: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 665) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance of the GPU is between the Adreno 510 and 512/612 and therefore in the lower mid range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
SD 460: Lower mainstream octa-core with four big ARM Cortex-A73 and four small ARM Cortex-A53 SoC cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. Futhermore integrates and the Adreno 510 GPU, a LPDDR4X-3733 dual channel memory controller as well as an X1 LTE (Cat. 13 / 12) modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Motorola: Founded in 1928, the US-based company mainly focuses on communication technology such as smartphones. The original company Motorola Inc was split up in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone division and was taken over by Google in 2012 and Lenovo in 2014.
The company is known for its cell phones and other electronic devices such as smartwatches, tablets and accessories. Motorola was one of the first companies to produce cell phones, and in recent years has also innovated in the areas of 5G technology and modular smartphones (Moto Mods). Motorola is also active in public safety and professional communications, providing solutions for government agencies, businesses and other organizations. The company has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide.
71.67%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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