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Motorola Moto G31 smartphone review: OLED display at the expense of some features

It comes in a more manageable size, but is it also better? The Moto G31 has become lighter and a bit more compact, and it sports a Full HD display now. However, compared to the predecessor, there are also some compromises to be made. In our review, we will find out whether the smartphone is still a good deal for 200 Euros (~$226).
Motorola Moto G31

Last year, Motorola introduced a broader product range with the new Moto G series. Right in the middle: The Moto G30, which had quite a bit to offer for just under 190 Euros (~$215).

The successor, the Moto G31, is here now: It's a slightly more manageable smartphone, but it's also 10 Euros (~$11) more expensive, and at first glance, you can tell that it lacks some of the features that the predecessor had. For example, a 90 Hz display or ample storage.

Is the Moto G31 maybe even worse than its predecessor? Our detailed review takes a closer look at this.

Motorola Moto G31 (Moto G Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G85 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
6.40 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 411 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, OLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 44 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, shared, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD: 700, 800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz; TDD: 2300, 2600 MHz), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 161.9 x 73.9 ( = 0.34 x 6.37 x 2.91 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, phase-comparison AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/​30fps (camera 1); 8.0 MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 2.0 MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.2, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, cable, SIM tool, silicon case, 24 Months Warranty, IP52-certified, fanless, waterproof
Weight
181 g ( = 6.38 oz / 0.4 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
78.9 %
01/2022
Motorola Moto G31
Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2
181 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.40"2400x1080
77.6 %
04/2021
Motorola Moto G30
SD 662, Adreno 610
197 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
74.9 %
12/2021
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1
205 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
78.4 %
12/2021
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2
190 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.30"2340x1080
78.5 %
11/2021
Nokia G50
SD 480, Adreno 619
220 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.82"1560x720

Case – Splash-proof and quite lightweight

Measuring 6.4 inches, the Moto G31 is a bit more compact than its predecessor, and it is also quite light at 181 grams. Users with somewhat smaller hands will be happy about this. Thanks to the punch-hole camera, a large part of the front can be used for the screen, and the bezels are relatively narrow.

We like the slightly textured plastic back as well as the sturdy and high-quality build. The camera module also has a sleek design with its round, almost organic look. The manufacturer provided us with a review unit in Mineral Gray, although it can also look a bit bluish or dark green depending on how the light hits it. The second color option is Baby Blue, a fresh light blue.

The case is IP52 certified, so it's reasonably well protected against dust and splashing water, but you should never immerse the device in water.

Motorola Moto G31
Motorola Moto G31
Motorola Moto G31
Motorola Moto G31
Motorola Moto G31

Size comparison

173.8 mm / 6.84 in 77.7 mm / 3.06 in 8.9 mm / 0.3504 in 220 g0.485 lbs165 mm / 6.5 in 76 mm / 2.99 in 9 mm / 0.3543 in 197 g0.4343 lbs164 mm / 6.46 in 75.8 mm / 2.98 in 8.9 mm / 0.3504 in 205 g0.4519 lbs161.9 mm / 6.37 in 73.9 mm / 2.91 in 8.6 mm / 0.3386 in 181 g0.399 lbs158.3 mm / 6.23 in 75.3 mm / 2.96 in 8.4 mm / 0.3307 in 190 g0.4189 lbs148 mm / 5.83 in 105 mm / 4.13 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Connectivity – Only standard fare now

Compared with the predecessor, the Moto G30, the Moto G31 has to put up with significant compromises in terms of storage capacity: While you still got 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage last year, you will now have to make do with 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of storage. This puts the smartphone on the same level as the Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos, which is at least 30 Euros (~$34) cheaper when purchased from the manufacturer.

NFC is still available, and there's also a DRM L1 certification that allows you to enjoy HD streaming content in all its glory with the now higher-resolution 1080p display.

Right: Standby button, volume rocker, Google Assistant button
Right: Standby button, volume rocker, Google Assistant button
Left: SIM slot
Left: SIM slot
Top: Microphone, 3.5 mm audio jack
Top: Microphone, 3.5 mm audio jack
Bottom: Microphone, USB-C port, speaker
Bottom: Microphone, USB-C port, speaker

microSD card reader

Users can use a microSD card to expand storage, but they will have to give up a SIM slot for this. In terms of read and write speeds, the Motorola phone achieves rates typical for its class in our test with the Angelbird V60 reference microSD card. However, the Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos also offers a phone with a much faster microSD reader for less money.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
47.8 MB/s +170%
Nokia G50
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
20.7 MB/s +17%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
17.7 MB/s
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro)
15.71 MB/s -11%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Motorola Moto G31 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø35 (24.2-45.6)
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø32.3 (23.2-38.8)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Toshiba Exceria Pro: Ø41.7 (32.2-56.9)
Nokia G50 Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø34.6 (7.62-42.4)
Motorola Moto G31 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.7 (37.3-82.8)
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø50.2 (31.6-54.4)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Toshiba Exceria Pro: Ø84 (59.8-90.4)
Nokia G50 Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.3 (31.1-83.5)

Software – Motorola phone guaranteed to get Android 12

Android 11 continues to be the preinstalled system, but the Android 12-based My UX is supposed to be rolled out starting in February, and the manufacturer has already confirmed that the Moto G31 will also receive this update. However, it's not yet clear when this will happen. Upon inquiry, Motorola informed us that there will be no more OS updates for this smartphone besides this one.

The security patches are from December 2021 at the time of testing, which means they are still pretty up to date, a good performance for a relatively low-priced smartphone. Security updates are planned for three years from launch, so probably until the end of 2024.

Traditionally, Motorola uses a fairly pure Android version, and all special features are bundled in the Moto app. In addition, Motorola wants to ensure that users' data is protected at all times through ThinkShield for Mobile. This includes, for example, a detailed inspection of suppliers as well as of built-in hardware features and enhanced software to make devices even more secure.

Motorola Moto G31 software
Motorola Moto G31 software
Motorola Moto G31 software

Communication and GNSS – 4G with good reception

Thanks to Wi-Fi 5, the Moto G31 achieves WLAN transfer rates of around 350 Mb/s, which are common in this class. The phone performs slightly better than its predecessor in our tests with the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router.

Users looking for a 5G-capable smartphone won't be satisfied with the Moto G31. You only get the most necessary 4G frequencies here, so depending on the country, mobile Internet might not be available on international trips, because the phone is unable to communicate with the local network.

However, if you have access to the 4G network, reception is quite stable, and it can even compete with high-end smartphones like the iPhone 13 as far as signal strength is concerned. At least in our sample test, we can confirm that the Motorola Moto G31 has good mobile reception.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
347 (338min - 353max) MBit/s 0%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
346 (334min - 352max) MBit/s
Nokia G50
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
322 (308min - 331max) MBit/s -7%
Motorola Moto G30
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB eMMC Flash
273 (198min - 323max) MBit/s -21%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
42.9 (21min - 65max) MBit/s -88%
iperf3 receive AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (last 2 years)
376 MBit/s +7%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
353 (261min - 359max) MBit/s
Nokia G50
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
341 (294min - 350max) MBit/s -3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
320 (290min - 330max) MBit/s -9%
Motorola Moto G30
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB eMMC Flash
288 (198min - 337max) MBit/s -18%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
50.4 (41min - 57max) MBit/s -86%
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Motorola Moto G31; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø353 (261-359)
Motorola Moto G31; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø346 (334-352)

The Motorola phone proves to be quite fast when it comes to positioning outdoors: There are enough satellite signals available after a short time to determine the position with an accuracy of a very good 2 meters. GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo are supported, and the SBAS support system is also used.

In our field test with the Garmin Venu 2 as comparison device, the Moto G31 shows good accuracy: Every now and then, a garden or house is cut across, although we were naturally on the road, but accuracy is completely sufficient for everyday use and should even meet higher requirements for tracking accuracy.

Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Overview
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Overview
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Turning point
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Turning point
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Bridge
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Bridge
Motorola Moto G31 positioning – Overview
Motorola Moto G31 positioning – Overview
Motorola Moto G31 positioning – Turning point
Motorola Moto G31 positioning – Turning point
Motorola Moto G31 positioning – Bridge
Motorola Moto G31 positioning – Bridge

Telephone and call quality – Moto G31 with clear sound

Of course, VoLTE and VoWiFi are supported by the Moto G31, which means that voice signals can be transmitted via the LTE network or Wi-Fi.

We checked the phone's call quality with a few test calls, and we have to say: We like it a lot. Neither the earpiece nor the speaker rumble, and the microphone picks up our voice very clearly and without background noise, even when we speak very loudly or very quietly. Overall, a great performance for such a low-priced phone.

Cameras – Moto phone with hybrid zoom

Front-facing camera sample
Front-facing camera sample

Motorola has slightly trimmed down the camera system compared with the Moto G30: The main camera only has a resolution of 50 megapixels, so it takes 12-megapixel photos with pixel-binning for higher brightness by default. In addition, the depth-of-field auxiliary lens has been dropped, but this is probably a tolerable loss that will hardly be noticeable in terms of image quality.

Photos taken outdoors under good lighting conditions are not 100% sharp, but they look quite nice overall. However, dynamic range could still be a bit higher, something that is also noticeable in low light and high contrasts: Here, a great amount of detail becomes lost quickly in dark areas.

The wide-angle camera takes nice photos, but they lose details quickly on closer inspection. Light sensitivity is quite low as well. Zooming in several steps between the wide-angle and main cameras is possible, but the transition between the lenses is less elegant than what you get on high-end phones.

You can't zoom while recording a video, so users have to choose a lens before they start recording. With the preinstalled camera software, it's not possible to pick a video resolution other than 1080p at 30 fps, either. This puts the smartphone on par with its class.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera - PlantMain camera - SurroundingsMain camera - Low lightWide-angle camera
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In the lab under predefined light conditions, the Moto G31 shows a slightly decreasing sharpness towards the edges, but otherwise, the image sharpness is decent, and there are only minor deficits in terms of contrast. Overall, a good result for such a low-priced phone.

ColorChecker
15.9 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G31: 12.95 ∆E min: 2.94 - max: 20.62 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.1 ∆E
52.3 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
61.5 ∆E
52.6 ∆E
34.4 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
27.6 ∆E
63 ∆E
62.8 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
35.1 ∆E
73.5 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
80.8 ∆E
68.2 ∆E
50.1 ∆E
35.5 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
13 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G31: 45.03 ∆E min: 12.99 - max: 80.79 ∆E

Accessories and warranty – motocare offers security

The box contains a wide range of accessories, and Motorola has even included a silicon case. When it comes to a suitable replacement charger, Motorola points to its official Amazon store, where the accessory is available for just under 16 Euros (~$18).

Motorola offers a 24-month warranty for buyers within the EU. In addition, you can purchase motocare from Motorola's official store, which extends the warranty by one year for between 20 to 50 Euros (~$23 to ~$57), while also offering optional accidental damage protection.

Input devices and handling – Mushy buttons

The virtual keyboard comes from Google, so users who have already used another Android smartphone will more than likely be familiar with it. Otherwise, it's intuitive and includes all the essential functions.

The physical buttons are located on the right side when the smartphone is held upright. The standby button is slightly recessed, and it also contains the fingerprint scanner. It works reliably and quickly. The volume rocker and a button for Google Assistant are found above. All the hardware buttons are easy to find, but they have a somewhat spongy pressure point.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display – Full HD OLED display for under 200 Euros (~$226)

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

Hardly any smartphone offers a Full HD display like the Moto G31 does for around 200 Euros (~$226), which means that you usually have to resort to older devices that have become cheaper in the meantime, or you can take a look at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021.

In addition, Motorola offers an OLED panel that can display full blacks by completely switching off the individual diodes, which in turn makes colors shine more brightly. The significantly higher brightness compared with the predecessor is also a big plus point, even though the smartphone is still not quite on par with its class.

413
cd/m²
429
cd/m²
428
cd/m²
414
cd/m²
423
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
429
cd/m²
440
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 440 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 425.2 cd/m² Minimum: 3.05 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 423 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.58 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.99
ΔE Greyscale 2.7 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.219
Motorola Moto G31
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Motorola Moto G30
LCD IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
IPS LCD, 1600x720, 6.50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
IPS LCD, 2340x1080, 6.30
Nokia G50
IPS, 1560x720, 6.82
Screen
-35%
-65%
-75%
-65%
Brightness middle
423
284
-33%
446
5%
496
17%
568
34%
Brightness
425
263
-38%
423
0%
491
16%
525
24%
Brightness Distribution
94
83
-12%
88
-6%
91
-3%
85
-10%
Black Level *
0.34
0.29
0.19
0.24
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.58
2.92
-85%
4.94
-213%
5.5
-248%
5.31
-236%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.68
5.06
-8%
8.81
-88%
8.88
-90%
9.04
-93%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.7
3.6
-33%
5.1
-89%
6.6
-144%
5.6
-107%
Gamma
2.219 99%
2.307 95%
2.145 103%
2.36 93%
2.517 87%
CCT
6674 97%
6780 96%
7890 82%
8432 77%
7541 86%
Contrast
835
1538
2611
2367

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 223.2 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 223.2 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 223.2 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17708 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

We observe PWM, which is usually found in OLEDs. Sensitive users should test the display at low brightness before buying the device in order to see whether they are bothered by the flickering. Response times are fast, which makes the touchscreen well suited for gamers as well.

The display performs satisfactorily using the "Natural" color mode, where these are displayed quite accurately, even though there's a very slight greenish tint when it comes to absolute white.

CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - sRGB color space
CalMAN - sRGB color space
CalMAN - AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN - AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN - DCI P3 color space
CalMAN - DCI P3 color space
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.6 ms).

There are no complaints regarding viewing angles. The smartphone can be used outdoors on cloudy days without any problems. However, if it gets sunnier, you should look for a spot under the shade, otherwise reflections on the screen in combination with the average brightness will make it difficult to view the screen content.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance – Standard performance level for its class

The MediaTek Helio G85 is used as the SoC. It has eight cores with clock rates of up to 2 GHz. Our review unit achieves good performance rates with it that are in line with its price range. In everyday use, this means that navigating through menus feels fast. However, the predecessor still felt a bit smoother despite having slightly less computing power thanks to its 90 Hz display.

Several apps running simultaneously or demanding applications quickly bring the smartphone to its limits. Controlling the volume, for example, can only be done sluggishly then. If you want more power, you should consider the slightly more expensive Nokia G50: The Snapdragon 480 provides considerably more computing power.

At first, the Moto G31 seems to be behind when it comes to the graphics benchmarks, but one should keep in mind that it has a higher-resolution display than its predecessor. So, in practice, it's certainly possible that users will perceive the smartphone to be a bit slower in terms of graphics processing. In the offscreen tests, which are all rendered in the same resolution, our review unit has a small advantage over the Moto G30. Nevertheless, this is clearly not enough to compensate for the additional performance needed due to the higher-resolution display.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
353 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
309 Points -12%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
178 Points -50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
355 Points +1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
514 Points +46%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (341 - 437, n=14)
359 Points +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=201, last 2 years)
918 Points +160%
Multi-Core (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1295 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1256 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1087 Points -16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1336 Points +3%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1618 Points +25%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1184 - 1363, n=14)
1311 Points +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=201, last 2 years)
3039 Points +135%
Vulkan Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1230 Points
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
646 Points -47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1256 Points +2%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
925 Points -25%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1163 - 1256, n=8)
1213 Points -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (79 - 9992, n=65, last 2 years)
4611 Points +275%
OpenCL Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1148 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
376 Points -67%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
654 Points -43%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1165 Points +1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1039 Points -9%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1148 - 1233, n=8)
1182 Points +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (437 - 10711, n=56, last 2 years)
4439 Points +287%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
6596 Points
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
5739 Points -13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
7090 Points +7%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
7111 Points +8%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (6596 - 9437, n=12)
8133 Points +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4609 - 21385, n=200, last 2 years)
11960 Points +81%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1818 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1865 Points +3%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1283 Points -29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1876 Points +3%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3599 Points +98%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1818 - 1898, n=7)
1850 Points +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (712 - 7285, n=37, last 2 years)
3794 Points +109%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1674 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1764 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1126 Points -33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1732 Points +3%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3792 Points +127%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1627 - 1759, n=7)
1703 Points +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (618 - 9451, n=37, last 2 years)
4225 Points +152%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2601 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2357 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2048 Points -21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
2674 Points +3%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3054 Points +17%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (2495 - 2674, n=7)
2600 Points 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1093 - 4525, n=37, last 2 years)
3099 Points +19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1785 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1856 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1273 Points -29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1897 Points +6%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3666 Points +105%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1729 - 1897, n=7)
1830 Points +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (704 - 23024, n=98, last 2 years)
10116 Points +467%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1633 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1768 Points +8%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1142 Points -30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1765 Points +8%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3872 Points +137%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1633 - 1765, n=7)
1696 Points +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 45492, n=97, last 2 years)
17918 Points +997%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2644 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2146 Points -19%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2032 Points -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
2778 Points +5%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3091 Points +17%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (2644 - 2778, n=7)
2697 Points +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1075 - 8749, n=97, last 2 years)
4654 Points +76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1408 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1168 Points -17%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
863 Points -39%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1463 Points +4%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2476 Points +76%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1387 - 1463, n=13)
1421 Points +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (286 - 7890, n=94, last 2 years)
2717 Points +93%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1246 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1074 Points -14%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
738 Points -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1264 Points +1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2346 Points +88%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1237 - 1282, n=13)
1259 Points +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (240 - 9814, n=94, last 2 years)
2710 Points +117%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2578 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2351 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2031 Points -21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
2654 Points +3%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3071 Points +19%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (2084 - 2654, n=13)
2550 Points -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (858 - 4679, n=94, last 2 years)
3144 Points +22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1430 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1176 Points -18%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
867 Points -39%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1453 Points +2%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2587 Points +81%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1393 - 1453, n=13)
1433 Points 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (317 - 20131, n=172, last 2 years)
7012 Points +390%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1267 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1081 Points -15%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
736 Points -42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1253 Points -1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2471 Points +95%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1234 - 1281, n=13)
1262 Points 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (267 - 33376, n=171, last 2 years)
10138 Points +700%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2603 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2164 Points -17%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2109 Points -19%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
2811 Points +8%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3093 Points +19%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (2533 - 2811, n=13)
2697 Points +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (877 - 8480, n=171, last 2 years)
4344 Points +67%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1426 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1123 Points -21%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
954 Points -33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1432 Points 0%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2332 Points +64%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1391 - 1475, n=12)
1430 Points 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (365 - 6439, n=88, last 2 years)
2636 Points +85%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1271 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
997 Points -22%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
839 Points -34%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1255 Points -1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2256 Points +77%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1234 - 1326, n=12)
1277 Points 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 8601, n=88, last 2 years)
2813 Points +121%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2488 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2276 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2098 Points -16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
2456 Points -1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2646 Points +6%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1567 - 2513, n=12)
2355 Points -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1667 - 3525, n=88, last 2 years)
2667 Points +7%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
719 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
385 Points -46%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
428 Points -40%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
721 Points 0%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
980 Points +36%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (706 - 761, n=14)
732 Points +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (395 - 13896, n=124, last 2 years)
2677 Points +272%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
717 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
Points -100%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
426 Points -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
717 Points 0%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
976 Points +36%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (698 - 757, n=14)
730 Points +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (394 - 20068, n=190, last 2 years)
6586 Points +819%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
181 Points
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
116 Points -36%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
186 Points +3%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
293 Points +62%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (181 - 193, n=13)
186.3 Points +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (110 - 5226, n=193, last 2 years)
1767 Points +876%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
180 Points
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
117 Points -35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
181 Points +1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
288 Points +60%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (178 - 191, n=13)
184.2 Points +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (110 - 5248, n=189, last 2 years)
1773 Points +885%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
40 fps
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
51 fps +28%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
33 fps -17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
41 fps +3%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (40 - 55, n=8)
47.4 fps +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (23 - 165, n=171, last 2 years)
85.9 fps +115%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
45 fps
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
34 fps -24%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
24 fps -47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
46 fps +2%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (43 - 46, n=8)
45 fps 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (19 - 791, n=171, last 2 years)
256 fps +469%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
22 fps
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
33 fps +50%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
28 fps +27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
23 fps +5%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (22 - 55, n=8)
34.1 fps +55%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6.8 - 165, n=173, last 2 years)
74 fps +236%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
25 fps
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
21 fps -16%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
16 fps -36%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
25 fps 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (25 - 26, n=8)
25.1 fps 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.2 - 363, n=173, last 2 years)
146.3 fps +485%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
14 fps
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
26 fps +86%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
19 fps +36%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
14 fps 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (8.7 - 30, n=8)
20.7 fps +48%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.7 - 158, n=173, last 2 years)
62.7 fps +348%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
16 fps
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
13 fps -19%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
9.4 fps -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
16 fps 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (14 - 16, n=8)
15.3 fps -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6.2 - 279, n=173, last 2 years)
103.1 fps +544%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8.5 fps
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
14 fps +65%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
11 fps +29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
8.8 fps +4%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (8.2 - 17, n=8)
12.2 fps +44%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5 - 117, n=173, last 2 years)
44.8 fps +427%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
9.6 fps
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7.3 fps -24%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
6 fps -37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
9 fps -6%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (9 - 10, n=8)
9.4 fps -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.9 - 166, n=172, last 2 years)
62.2 fps +548%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8.4 fps
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
13 fps +55%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
11 fps +31%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
8.5 fps +1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
29 fps +245%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (7.5 - 22, n=15)
12.4 fps +48%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.6 - 123, n=213, last 2 years)
45.2 fps +438%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
9.6 fps
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
8.6 fps -10%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
6.2 fps -35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
9.7 fps +1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
18 fps +88%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (8 - 9.7, n=15)
9.1 fps -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.3 - 229, n=213, last 2 years)
66.3 fps +591%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5.4 fps
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
9.2 fps +70%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
7 fps +30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
5.5 fps +2%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
18 fps +233%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (5 - 13, n=15)
7.81 fps +45%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.85 - 119, n=213, last 2 years)
33.5 fps +520%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
3.5 fps
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2.8 fps -20%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2.2 fps -37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
3.5 fps 0%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
6.5 fps +86%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (3.1 - 3.5, n=15)
3.37 fps -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.85 - 94, n=213, last 2 years)
26.7 fps +663%
Antutu v9 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
191865 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
198290 Points +3%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (191865 - 231224, n=3)
213512 Points +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=138, last 2 years)
765421 Points +299%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
171116 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
174623 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
119981 Points -30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
177574 Points +4%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (171116 - 177574, n=2)
174345 Points +2%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5912 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
15830 Points +168%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
4453 Points -25%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
7145 Points +21%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (5912 - 7145, n=3)
6369 Points +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 139804, n=33, last 2 years)
27620 Points +367%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2229 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2243 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1637 Points -27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
2374 Points +7%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (2138 - 2422, n=5)
2290 Points +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=155, last 2 years)
5955 Points +167%
System (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4366 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
4275 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
3345 Points -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
4773 Points +9%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (4353 - 5010, n=5)
4622 Points +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=155, last 2 years)
9867 Points +126%
Memory (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2691 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2976 Points +11%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1836 Points -32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
3085 Points +15%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (2536 - 3437, n=5)
2917 Points +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=155, last 2 years)
6465 Points +140%
Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1838 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1876 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1263 Points -31%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1849 Points +1%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1811 - 1960, n=5)
1861 Points +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=155, last 2 years)
15040 Points +718%
Web (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1143 Points
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1176 Points +3%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
947 Points -17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4076
1183 Points +3%
Average Mediatek Helio G85
  (1028 - 1198, n=5)
1132 Points -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=155, last 2 years)
1528 Points +34%

The Motorola Moto G31 cuts a fine figure when browsing the web, and it usually manages to reach the top positions in the browser benchmarks. You'll have to put up with slight delays when loading sites and when retrieving photos, but the smartphone does quite well overall here.

Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Smartphone -1!
96.4 pt
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
47 pt
Average Mediatek Helio G85
46.9 pt
Motorola Moto G31
45.9 pt
Motorola Moto G30
41.2 pt
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
22.2 pt
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=162, last 2 years)
110.4 Points +254%
Average Mediatek Helio G85 (29.2 - 52.8, n=6)
34.2 Points +10%
Motorola Moto G31 (Chrome 97)
31.19 Points
Motorola Moto G30 (Chrome89)
30.85 Points -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 (Chrome96)
30.77 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F (Chrome96)
21.24 Points -32%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 (Chrome96)
58.9 Points +3%
Motorola Moto G31 (Chrome 97)
57.2 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G85 (53.9 - 58.9, n=4)
56.6 Points -1%
Motorola Moto G30 (Chrome89)
49.63 Points -13%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F (Chrome96)
32.46 Points -43%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=146, last 2 years)
114.7 runs/min +311%
Average Mediatek Helio G85 (27 - 40.6, n=5)
30.2 runs/min +8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 (Chrome96)
27.9 runs/min 0%
Motorola Moto G31 (Chome 97)
27.9 runs/min
Motorola Moto G30 (Chrome89)
27.6 runs/min -1%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F (Chrome96)
16.3 runs/min -42%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Average of class Smartphone (39 - 304, n=107, last 2 years)
140.1 Points +211%
Motorola Moto G30 (Chrome89)
51 Points +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 (Chrome96)
47 Points +4%
Average Mediatek Helio G85 (43 - 47, n=5)
45.2 Points 0%
Motorola Moto G31 (Chrome 97)
45 Points
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F (Chrome96)
38 Points -16%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (2228 - 89112, n=207, last 2 years)
33768 Points +191%
Average Mediatek Helio G85 (10299 - 15430, n=12)
12698 Points +9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 (Chrome96)
12554 Points +8%
Motorola Moto G31 (Chrome 97)
11597 Points
Motorola Moto G30 (Chrome89)
9879 Points -15%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F (Chrome96)
5849 Points -50%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F (Chrome96)
8472 ms * -144%
Motorola Moto G30 (Chrome89)
4650 ms * -34%
Average Mediatek Helio G85 (2967 - 3939, n=6)
3536 ms * -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 (Chrome96)
3475 ms * -0%
Motorola Moto G31 (Chrome 97)
3469 ms *
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=162, last 2 years)
1520 ms * +56%

* ... smaller is better

With eMMC flash memory, the Moto phone is equipped with the slowest storage type that is currently used in smartphones. This is also common in this price range, and the Moto G31 achieves quite decent transfer rates in comparison here. However, the Nokia G50 shows how much smoother a system feels when it makes use of the faster UFS storage type.

Motorola Moto G31Motorola Moto G30Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127FXiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021Nokia G50Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
15%
-33%
-15%
89%
-33%
295%
Sequential Read 256KB
309.8
214.5
-31%
302.3
-2%
309.4
0%
515
66%
Sequential Write 256KB
221.5
190.2
-14%
74.5
-66%
159.7
-28%
486.6
120%
176.8 ?(40 - 274, n=201)
-20%
Random Read 4KB
84
247.4
195%
77.8
-7%
73.6
-12%
182
117%
Random Write 4KB
109.8
12.2
-89%
47.21
-57%
88.9
-19%
166.5
52%

Games – 60 fps is barely achievable

True 60 fps gaming is almost impossible with the Moto G31. Even somewhat less demanding action games like Armajet tend to run more like at 55 fps. In PUBG Mobile, the frame rate drops to 30 fps at high details, and it reaches around 40 fps using low settings. We measured the frame rates with the tools from GameBench.

So, you can definitely run games smoothly, but you should avoid having overly high expectations in terms of frame rates. The controls using the position sensor and touchscreen work reliably.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Armajet
Armajet
0510152025303540455055Tooltip
Motorola Moto G31; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø55.1 (41-59)
Motorola Moto G31; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.8.0: Ø39.9 (39-41)
Motorola Moto G31; PUBG Mobile; HD; 1.8.0: Ø29.9 (27-31)

Emissions – Nothing gets hot

Temperature

The smartphone's surface temperatures aren't excessively high even after prolonged load, which means that problems might only arise in extremely high outdoor temperatures.

The 3DMark stress tests reveal that performance hardly drops even during prolonged periods of high load. The scores are pretty much on par with those of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 that is equipped with the same SoC.

Max. Load
 38.2 °C
101 F
34.6 °C
94 F
32.3 °C
90 F
 
 37.8 °C
100 F
34.6 °C
94 F
32.3 °C
90 F
 
 37.3 °C
99 F
34.2 °C
94 F
32.3 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 38.2 °C = 101 F
Average: 34.8 °C = 95 F
31.9 °C
89 F
34 °C
93 F
39.2 °C
103 F
32.3 °C
90 F
33.6 °C
92 F
37.8 °C
100 F
33 °C
91 F
33.8 °C
93 F
37 °C
99 F
Maximum: 39.2 °C = 103 F
Average: 34.7 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  40 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.2 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.2 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.5 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life stress test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Motorola Moto G30
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB eMMC Flash
99.7 (386min) % 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.3 (4.32min) % 0%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.3 (4.31min) %
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.2 (2.57min) % 0%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
98.9 (1.086min) %
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
98.3 (1.081min) % -1%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
96.1 (0.701min) % -3%
00.20.40.70.91.11.31.51.722.22.42.62.833.33.53.73.94.1Tooltip
Motorola Moto G31 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.7.2: Ø1.091 (1.086-1.099)
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø0.708 (0.701-0.73)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø1.093 (1.081-1.1)
Motorola Moto G31 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.33 (4.31-4.34)
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.59 (2.57-2.59)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.33 (4.32-4.35)
Heat map - Front
Heat map - Front
Heat map - Back
Heat map - Back

Speaker

As with the predecessor, the Moto G31's sound has very emphasized mids, which prevents highs from droning unpleasantly in the ears even at maximum volume. The sound is warmer and more balanced than in some other budget smartphones, but naturally, it's a far cry from really great smartphone speakers. The maximum volume is also too low for that.

Sound output using the 3.5 mm audio jack and Bluetooth works without issues. All the latest aptX codecs can be used for wireless audio playback.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040452532.434.93127.626.74029.930.55034.935.3632727.98017.821.810014.222.312513.32916010.236.12008.842.72509.648.53157.351.74007.354.85009.261.763012.962.180017.362.9100012.969.7125010.967.716009.772200010.267.6250011.665.731501370.1400013.968.7500015.266.8630015.770.2800015.873.41000017.166.51250016.163.71600016.658.2SPL25.880.7N0.748.5median 12.9median 63.7Delta2.99.74340.836.835.836.831.930.635.23432.92927.625.521.229.320.923.922.214.234.811.34111.748.29.754.39.356.511.861.613.76217.363.916.271.211.171.510.37410.47211.67012.668.513.963.715.272.515.671.416.370.316.567.916.466.417.153.671.426.482.226.50.851median 14.2median 63.7median 66.65.21515.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto G31Motorola Moto G30
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto G31 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.1% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 28% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 49% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 43% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Motorola Moto G30 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 66.6% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (0% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(-) | nearly no mids - on average 66.6% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (0% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(-) | nearly no highs - on average 66.6% lower than median
(+) | highs are linear (0% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (119.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 86% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 4% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 96% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 1% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life – Almost no other phone charges this slowly

Energy consumption

The Moto G31 is demanding in terms of energy consumption under maximum load. Otherwise, the phone is quite frugal.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.7 / 0.9 / 1.3 Watt
Load midlight 3.5 / 8.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Motorola Moto G31
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G30
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
4000 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio G85
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-38%
-50%
-29%
-36%
-35%
Idle Minimum *
0.7
0.8
-14%
1.4
-100%
0.8
-14%
0.957 ?(0.7 - 1.7, n=6)
-37%
Idle Average *
0.9
1.5
-67%
1.9
-111%
1.3
-44%
1.628 ?(0.9 - 2.9, n=6)
-81%
Idle Maximum *
1.3
1.8
-38%
2.1
-62%
2.1
-62%
2 ?(1.3 - 3, n=6)
-54%
Load Average *
3.5
6.1
-74%
3.8
-9%
5
-43%
4.35 ?(3.5 - 5.3, n=6)
-24%
Load Maximum *
8.5
8.4
1%
5.6
34%
6.9
19%
6.95 ?(6.11 - 8.5, n=6)
18%

* ... smaller is better