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Motorola Moto G31

Specifications

Motorola Moto G31
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

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 74.17% - average
Average of 17 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 54%, features: 63%, display: 89% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto G31

78.9% Motorola Moto G31 smartphone review: OLED display at the expense of some features | Notebookcheck
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).
80% Motorola Moto G31 review: Decent, but you can do better
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Moto G31 is quite a likeable phone in many ways. The screen is top notch for the price, and the battery seems to last forever. The camera, while unlikely to win over serious photographers, is also capable of getting good results with a little patience. But even at £170, it’s hard to escape the feeling that your money can go a lot further elsewhere. The Poco X3 NFC now sells for just £10 more, and offers significantly more performance, without losing ground in any other key areas. The Moto G31 is solid and dependable, but despite a big improvement in the screen, it’s still hard to recommend over the competition – and that’s chiefly down to raw performance. The Moto G30 wasn’t exactly a speed demon, and moving backwards from there at a slightly higher price is simply too hard to swallow.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola Moto G31 Review Philippines: Playing Catch Up
Source: Unbox English
The under Php 10k segment is challenging for phone brands in the Philippines, and our review of the Motorola Moto G31 shows that they have something interesting to offer in the budget segment. Features like a bright AMOLED display, updated design, and capable internals makes the Moto G31 a good budget phone, though it has to catch up in other aspects like timely software updates, slow charging times, and camera performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2022
80% Moto G31 review: Still the entry-level king?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The replacement for the G10 and G30 brings more sensible solutions, including a better screen resolution AMOLED panel, that along with the clean software experience makes this a great affordable phone. The cameras are still so-so at best, though, but while rivals such as Realme and Redmi might read better on paper, you can't shake Motorola for the user experience on offer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto G31 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Moto G31 has a few downsides, but they’re all ones you should expect at this price and are reasonable to live with. Slow charging, sometimes laggy performance and cameras that can’t cope in low light is actually a pretty small list compared to a phone that cost this much a few years ago. This isn’t a flashy phone, but one that largely gets the job done if you set your expectations appropriately. Design and core components are basic, but you get a really nice screen here, even if it is limited to 60Hz as well as clean software. If you want a simple and affordable smartphone then the Moto G31 fits the bill. Otherwise, the Xiaomi Redmi 10 has more impressive specs and not much more money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto G31 review: Decent, but you can do better
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Moto G31 is quite a likeable phone in many ways. The screen is top notch for the price, and the battery seems to last forever. The camera, while unlikely to win over serious photographers, is also capable of getting good results with a little patience. But even at £170, it’s hard to escape the feeling that your money can go a lot further elsewhere. The Poco X3 NFC now sells for just £10 more, and offers significantly more performance, without losing ground in any other key areas. The Moto G31 is solid and dependable, but despite a big improvement in the screen, it’s still hard to recommend over the competition – and that’s chiefly down to raw performance. The Moto G30 wasn’t exactly a speed demon, and moving backwards from there at a slightly higher price is simply too hard to swallow.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola Moto G31 Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
There’s no denying that you are getting the clean UI experience with the Motorola Moto G31 smartphone, but according to the price point, the overall features of this phone make feel underwhelming. If the phone provides a 5G chipset, it could justify the price tag, but it is not since it’s a 4G phone. Yet, camera quality will be fantastic at some point. If you are considering this phone as your next device, it would be hard to recommend from our end. On the other hand, if you are gettings some discount for the Moto G31, then it might be worth purchasing. But if not, you can check out alternatives like the Motorola Moto G71 smartphone to get relevant specs at a decent price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2022
60% Moto G31 review
Source: Techradar English
The cheaper end of the smartphone market is increasingly cluttered, but Motorola's latest effort, the Moto G31, is keen to make a mark among the best cheap phones. It doesn't entirely succeed thanks to being respectable if unremarkable, but it's certainly cheap at $200/£170 (around AU$280). As it lacks 5G it's a complete miss for anyone looking for a budget 5G phone, and there are definitely similar offerings that provide that. But if you're not too fussed about 5G, you could do a lot worse than the Moto G31. That's aided by the fact that the Moto G31 offers a relatively clean Android experience. Besides the use of Moto gestures, it's a fairly pure form of Android 11, which is certainly appreciated.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
86% Motorola Moto G31 review: affordable OLED smartphone
Source: Root Nation English
Motorola tried to make another successful budget phone for the undemanding users. It doesn’t have the most powerful processor, but it works fast in basic tasks. It has not the most outstanding cameras, but the quality of photos during the day will suit most buyers. The 5000 mAh battery will easily last for 2 days. The OLED Full HD+ screen is juicy and clear, better than IPS in other budget smartphones. However… it is clear that, trying to keep an affordable price, Motorola was looking for something to save on. The screen update rate is only 60 Hz, although Moto low-rangers supported 90 Hz before. The macro lens is worse than the competitors, hardly even usable. Compared to the G30, the depth sensor has disappeared. Not that it is necessary, but still. There is no IP certification as well. There is also no version with 6 GB of RAM, and 4 GB in 2022 is not serious. And the “cherry on the cake” is 10 watts charger in the box, which again is not serious even for a budget device. However, if your funds are limited, the Moto G31 is also not a bad choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 60% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Moto G31 review: another excellent value budget phone from Motorola
Source: T3 English
The Moto G31 really continues the journey that Motorola (via parent company Lenovo) has been on for several years now: making high-quality, low-cost Android smartphones that give you a lot of bang for your buck. That's once again the case with the Moto G31, which serves up more than you would reasonably expect considering that it's not just cheap, but one of the cheapest phones you can get your hands on right now. Okay, the speed of the device's performance and the capabilities of its camera aren't exactly going to wow you, but the phone has a great, large screen and lots of battery life to offer. It's well put together, it comes with a bonus protective case, and there's even a headphone jack so you can carry on using your existing wired headphones. It's going to do everything you need it to do and then some.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola Moto G31 Review – The Phone For Multimedia Junkies
Source: Cashify English
The Motorola G series is well-known for its affordable price and high-end features. The Motorola Moto G31 is the most recent model to arrive in India, continuing the tradition. The new Moto G31 is a mid-range smartphone with various improvements over its predecessors. The OLED display on this smartphone, for example, is a significant upgrade to consider. In India, the majority of smartphones come with custom software that runs on Android. Motorola, on the other hand, is one of the few brands that keep the stock Android experience, which can be fully enjoyed on the Motorola Moto G31. The new Motorola smartphone, like many devices, has both pros and cons, which I will go over in-depth in this review.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2021
80% Motorola Moto G31 review: Made for binge-watching
Source: The Times of India English
The Moto G31 is a fresh option in a sea of phones wanting to lure mobile gamers and spec nerds. If your phone takes over your TV binge watching duties, there’s nothing better than the Moto G31 at this price point now. The display along with Dolby Atmos audio makes for great multimedia experiences, and the long battery life makes power banks history. Paired with a clean and easy to use Android experience, the Moto G31 is easy to recommend for “almost” everyone. Notice the “almost”? That’s because mobile gamers and spec nerds may miss a faster refresh rate. Moreover, the Helio G85 isn’t as good with gaming as the Helio G96, which Realme phones use at similar prices. On the whole, starting at ₹13,000, the Moto G31 is an interesting option for multimedia junkies. If you value a nice viewing experience, great battery life, and a clean Android experience, look no further than the Moto G31.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Moto G31 Review: Still an All-Rounder?
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
With prices starting from Rs. 12,999, the Motorola Moto G31 offers a high-quality AMOLED display, a water-resistant body, and a near-stock Android software experience. However it isn't on par with its predecessor in some regards, and its imaging capabilities are a mixed bag and far from consistent. It's not an all-rounder but might still be a good fit for those looking for a vanilla Android software experience. The Nokia G20 is the only other phone that offers this in this price segment, and as I pointed out in my review, it is an underpowered device. If you don't mind some Android customisation and preloaded apps, there are smartphones such as the Infinix Hot 11S (Review), which are priced lower (starting from Rs. 10,999) but offer better specifications along with better gaming and camera performance. There's also the Realme Narzo 30 (Review) which offers a high-refresh-rate display and a Helio G95 processor at a slightly higher price, starting from Rs. 13,499. Finally, there's the Redmi 10 Prime (Review) which offers a bigger battery and a 90Hz display at the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Moto G31 First Impressions: Packed to the Brim
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Motorola's Moto G31 is packed to the brim when it comes to features and you also get near-stock Android 11, which is hard to find in this segment. This phone features a slightly different design compared to its predecessor, but adds some practical touches like an AMOLED panel. It has one less camera at the back, but has made up for that with a dual-role ultra-wide-angle camera. I'm also expecting some differences in performance with the switch to a MediaTek processor, and that should apply to battery life too. So, stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for my full review, coming up soon, to find out whether the new hardware changes are worth it and if the Moto G31 can carry forward the all-rounder appeal of the Moto G30 (Review).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/29/2021
Motorola Moto G31 Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Motorola Moto G31 is launched in November 2021, and the expected price of the phone would be around $250 (Rs 16,999) approx. The phone is quite similar to the Moto G41 and it equips the 6.4 inches AMOLED display that provides impressive colors and contrast, while it also renders the support of the water-repellent design. In terms of the software end, you will attain the stock Android 11 experience. Following that, the hardware of the 12nm – MediaTek Helio G85 chipset is present under the hood. With this processing unit, the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU is intact. For the rear camera section, you will attain the 48MP main camera that offers features like OIS that are quite impressive for mid-range phones. Alongside this, you will get an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro lens are present. As for the front-facing camera, you will also have a dot-notch 13MP selfie camera. The new Motorola Moto G31 offers a huge 5000 mAh battery with 10W charging support.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2021

Foreign Reviews

80% Schickes OLED-Smartphone für Einsteiger ab 180 Euro
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola G31, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
60% Motorola Moto G31
Source: Tudo Celular Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40%
Review Moto G31 | Um celular básico para quem quer pagar menos
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; good ergonomics; long battery life; nice OLED display. Negative: Average performance; high price; weak speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2022
68% Recensione Motorola G31 – Un dispositivo economico con un gran display
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 70% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 55%
Recensione Motorola Moto G31
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; decent processor; 6GB RAM; long battery life; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2022
Unboxing Motorola Moto G31
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; decent hardware; good performance; large battery capacity. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2022
60% Test Motorola Moto g31 : tout juste pour le quotidien malgré son bel écran
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Test du Motorola Moto G31 : un bel écran OLED ne fait pas tout
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Test du Motorola Moto g31 : l’esprit de famille
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; nice display; long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2022
Prise en main du Motorola Moto G31 : un bel écran, sans se ruiner
Source: L' Eclaireur FNAC French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; good price. Negative: Unsupported 5G; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2022
Motorola Moto G31 - inflációkövetés
Source: MobilArena HU HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2022
Rating: price: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
Motorola Moto G31
Source: Mobility.bg BU→EN
Positive: Good price; long battery life; nice display; elegant design; solid workmanship; decent processor. Negative: Average cameras; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2022
68% Motorola Moto G31 – Sävlig basmodell
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 68%

Comment

ARM Mali-G52 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 2 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


Helio G85: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x big ARM Cortex-A75 cores at up to 2 GHz and 6x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz. Integrates a Cat-7 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) LTE Modem (4G), ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and a ARM Mali G52 MC2 with up to 950 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.40":

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. 


74.17%: 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.


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

 

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