And not just that, there are also four more phones the company has unveiled. This is going to be quite an article.
The Motorola Moto G200 has been unveiled by the company. There are also four more phones, but we’ll start with this. One of the main updates from the Moto G100 is the processor. This one uses a steroid-induced Snapdragon 888+ 5G chipset, which is an enhanced version of the SD888.
The other four phones announced are the Moto G71 5G, G51 5G, G41, and the G31. All of these devices except the G41 have received the Bureau of Indian Standards, indicating that these three are slated for release in India.
Motorola Moto G200
The flagship phone of the G series, the Moto G200 is an upgrade over the G100 in several steps. The first is the transition of a 144Hz refresh rate instead of 90Hz. The screen is also slightly larger, measuring 6.8in. It has a resolution of FHD+ and is certified to support HDR10 and DCI-P3 colour gamut.
The second boils down to the processor, it uses the SD888+ 5G chipset, versus the SD870 over the previous model. While the next-gen Snapdragon chipset is close approaching, you still do get a flagship chip at a valuable price at that. The phone starts at EUR 450 (~Php 25.6K) so while it will not use the latest flagship chip, it will still compete finely against them. This processor is paired with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage and its performance can be taken advantage of using Motorola’s “Ready For” desktop program.
The third is the improved charging rate. 33W versus 20W over the G100. It retained the same 5000mAh battery though, which could last you for about a day of usage, depending on how you use it.
Another improvement is from the cameras. You get a higher-res 108mp camera as opposed to the 64mp one found on the G100, a 13mp ultrawide, and a 2mp depth sensor. In front is the 16mp selfie camera on a dot notch,
While the phone is manufactured using a plastic build, it has been coloured through metallic paint, giving it a more premium look and feel. It also has a water repellent IP52 coating. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and supports NFC, as well as Bluetooth 5.2. The phone would be heading out to Europe a few weeks later.
Motorola Moto G71
The Moto G71 is the top midrange series between the G51, G41, and G31. This one has been certified by the BIS, therefore it will come to India soon.
The phone is more compact than the flagship G200 and offers much more midrange specifications. First off is the 6.4in. AMOLED panel with a standard 60Hz refresh rate. It’s interesting to see that a supposed midranger uses AMOLED while the top-level uses IPS LCD, though the G200 uses a 144Hz refresh rate which is normally unheard of outside gaming handsets.
Remember when Qualcomm announced that Motorola was going to be one of the first to use their refreshed midrange chipsets? This is the phone that would be using that. Inside it is the brand new Snapdragon 695, an improvement over the SD690 that comes with 5G support. Qualcomm said that the SD695 promises 15% better CPU performance and 30% improved GPU performance. This chipset is built on a 6nm process. The phone is paired with 6GB RAM internationally, and 8GB RAM in India along with 128GB of internal storage with support for MicroSD.
In terms of optics, there’s the quite unique camera setup, the totally new 50mp main + 8mp ultrawide + 2mp macro with video capped at 1080p@30/60fps. In front is the standard, 16mp camera.
The phone retained the usually large 5000mAh battery with 30W fast charging from the Moto G200. It charges on a USB-C port and supports Dolby Atmos audio like the G200 as well as water-repellent IP52 coating.
The phone has been confirmed to launch in Europe with a cost of EUR 300 (~Php 17.1K) and would also launch in select markets in India, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Motorolo Moto G51
The main reason why these new midrangers were launched all at the same time is to present and debut Qualcomm’s new midrange chipsets, like the aforementioned G71 5G with SD695. The G51 is also one of those phones launched to debut one of the newest chipsets, the Snapdragon 480+ 5G.
The phone is the middle child, sitting between the G71 and the G200. The chipset it uses is an improvement versus the SD480 in terms of clock speed. The base Snapdragon 480 uses a Kryo 460 CPU clocked at 2GHz, whereas the SD480+ also uses a Kryo 460 CPU but is clocked at 2.2GHz. That’s pretty much the major difference between the two. This chipset is paired with 4, 6, or 8 GB RAM with either 64 or 128GB storage. All except the 8GB version have the base 64GB storage option.
In terms of display, the G51 5G has a 6.8in. IPS LCD screen with FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Perfect for gaming or watching videos. While not AMOLED, it still provides value for the price.
In addition to the good display, there’s also Dolby Atmos audio that provides an immersive sound experience.
The camera is unchanged from the G71: a 50mp main, 8mp ultrawide, and a 2mp macro. The selfie camera is also standard, 16mp.
It has a typically large 5000mAh battery but it doesn’t have fast charging. This may be a deal-breaker to some as the asking price is EUR 230. However, this is one of the major compensations you get from already decent pricing. It also comes with an IP52 water resistance rating.
As mentioned, it will be available in the European Union for a price of EUR 230 (~Php 13.1K). Like the G71, the phone will also launch in India, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.
Motorola Moto G41
The Motorola Moto G41 is essentially a budget version of the G71. If you wanted the G71 but couldn’t afford it, the G41 is here for you. There’s also another reason why five phones were all introduced at once. Motorola is trying to fill every budget segment as possible so as to rake in profits.
Like the G71, you get a 6.4in. FHD+ OLED screen with the usual 60Hz refresh rate. If they make this refresh rate higher, then the price may go up substantially. This one’s priced at EUR 250 (~Php 14.2K), which is EUR 50 cheaper than the G71.
If you’re okay with sacrificing 5G, then you should be good to go with the G41. This phone uses the good ol’ Helio G85 . We aren’t sure why Motorola did not go for the Helio G88. It could be for optimization reasons, as the Helio G85 is 100% prepared for use and is optimised, hence the reason why other companies are starting to use it.
While a budget phone, the camera has a trump card that is unusual for budget phones: a 48mp camera with OIS! Normally, Optical Image Stabilisation is present only on flagships and some more expensive midrangers. This feature allows you to take video without shaking or blurring. The phone is complemented by an 8mp ultrawide and a 2mp macro. Unlike the others, this phone also has a better IP rating, IPX2.
Interestingly, despite being the lower-end phone against the Moto G51, this has 30W fast charging. It retained the 5000mAh battery though.
The phone is slated for launch in Europe as well as Latin America and the Middle East.
Motorola Moto G31
The Moto G31 is another experimentation based on the G71. Like it, it possesses a 6.4in. OLED screen with FHD+ resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. Like the G41, this phone has an IPX2 rating and uses the Mediatek Helio G85 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and either 64 or 128GB storage. In a nutshell, this is an even more budgeted version of the G41.
The cameras are nearly identical to the G71, coming with a 50mp main, 8mp ultrawide, and a 2mp macro. The selfie camera is the same at 16mp at the dot notch. The battery is typically large, 5000mAh but charges rather slowly at 10W.
The phone has a headphone jack, although due to its affordable EUR 200 price tag (~Php 11.4K), it may not have Dolby Atmos audio, nor OIS. However, this is already pretty much a generous sacrifice for all other things you get. It is also the cheapest phone of the bunch.
It is slated for release in Europe like the others. The phone is also expected to arrive in India, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.
We hope to see that a majority of these phones get released here in the Philippines, as they are good contenders to the likes of midrangers and budget killers released here.