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Motorola Moto G Play 2021


Motorola Moto G Play 2021
Motorola Moto G Play 2021 (Moto G Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 8 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A73 / 53
Graphics adapter
3072 MB 
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.4 x 166.6 x 76 ( = 0.37 x 6.56 x 2.99 in)
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Dual: 13MP (f/2.0, 1/3.1", 1.12µm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.0, 1.12µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
204 g ( = 7.2 oz / 0.45 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
200 Euro



Average Score: 71.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Motorola Moto G Play 2021

80% Motorola Moto G Play (2021) review: Near-stock Android at a nice, low price
Source: Android Authority English
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%
60% Motorola Moto G Play (2021) Review: A Fairly Good Phone For A Very Good Price
Source: The Verge English
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%
Motorola Moto G Play (2021)
Source: PC Mag English
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
75% Moto G Play (2021) review: The most impressive Moto G phone
Source: Neowin English
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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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.


Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.204 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.

Motorola: The original company Motorola Inc was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone range and was taken over by Google in 2012 and by Lenovo in 2014. The Motorola smartphone brand continues for the time being. There are still a lot of reviews on Motorola Mobiles with average ratings.

71.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-02-17)