The Motorola Moto G51 proves to be a great and affordable all-round package in our review
Our review of the Motorola Moto G51 5G went online a few days ago, and we were surprised by how consistently Motorola has improved upon the Moto G50 predecessor. Especially when you look at the significantly slimmed-down Moto G31.
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.