The Motorola Moto G51 proves to be a great and affordable all-round package in our review
Motorola has added the Moto G51 to its portfolio for those who don't need a high-end phone but still appreciate a fast display. The only users that might not find it suitable are those with small hands.
The Moto G51, however, has a faster, higher-resolution, and brighter IPS display at a slightly lower price of around 220 Euros (~$245). It also features a more modern SoC that only offers a marginal performance gain in practice.
The camera actually offers a few minor highlights: Although it's only on par with the class in terms of quality, it offers a wide-angle camera as well as a macro camera and continuous zooming, even when filming. Had Motorola integrated a 4K video function, the Moto G51 would have been a real recommendation for enthusiast filmmakers.
The manufacturer didn't skimp on important details like a DRM certification for HD reproduction of streaming videos or the support of many Bluetooth codecs. However, Motorola only promises two years of security updates, which is a bit on the short side.
The battery managed almost 18 hours in our Wi-Fi test, which is a good result in this price range, even though it's not as spectacular as that of the predecessor.
However, we also found some complains in the test, such as the occasionally somewhat inaccurate positioning function or the thin sound during calls. Furthermore, the Motorola smartphone isn't suitable for everyone: Users looking for a small phone will probably be put off by the 6.8-inch screen.
I initially wrote about gaming laptops when I joined Notebookcheck in 2009. I was then involved with the setup of the comparison portal Notebookinfo and worked with social media concepts for large companies like BMW and Adidas, while also returning to work for Notebookcheck in 2012. Nowadays, I focus on smartphones, tablets, and future technologies. Since 2018 I have been Managing Editor for mobile device reviews, working alongside my colleague Daniel Schmidt.
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.