Moto G51 5G first impressions: Should Redmi Note 10S be worried?

    • The Moto G51 5G can be seen as a positive attempt by Motorola to offer a budget friendly, future ready smartphone to its users. Here are our first impressions summarized.
    By PRIYA KUMARI
    | Updated on Dec 10 2021, 02:13 PM IST
    The Moto G51 5G can be seen as a positive attempt by Motorola to offer a budget friendly, future ready smartphone to its users. Here are our first impressions summarized.
    The Moto G51 5G can be seen as a positive attempt by Motorola to offer a budget friendly, future ready smartphone to its users. Here are our first impressions summarized.
    The Moto G51 5G can be seen as a positive attempt by Motorola to offer a budget friendly, future ready smartphone to its users. Here are our first impressions summarized.
    The Moto G51 5G can be seen as a positive attempt by Motorola to offer a budget friendly, future ready smartphone to its users. Here are our first impressions summarized.

    Though India is still preparing for the 5G network, mobile companies are already coming up with future ready smartphones enabled with 5G technology. Motorola brings the Moto G51 5G amidst a slew of recent launches to take on the entry-level 5G phones from Xiaomi and Realme. For 14,999, the Moto G51 5G takes on the likes of the Redmi Note 11T 5G, Realme 8 5G, and Poco M3 Pro 5G. There are eerie similarities to the Moto G40 Fusion that Motorola launched earlier this year. So how does it fare? Here are my first impressions summarized.

    Starting with the packaging, the phone comes packed in a box along with the charger and a back cover. That is nice since you won't have to spend extra 200-500 (or even more depending on your choice) to get a back cover. As you must be aware, the Moto G51 5G was launched in Europe last month, and as expected the Indian variant has similar specifications. While the looks of the phone is somewhat similar to the recently launched Moto G31, the G51 5G will be available in two different colours: Bright Silver and Indigo Blue.

    Moto G51 5G
    Moto G51 5G
    Moto G51 5G
    Moto G51 5G

    However, unlike the Moto G31, it does not come with an AMOLED screen. While it may be sad for some, you do get the brand new Snapdragon 480+chipset that brings along 12 global sub6 5G Bands, along with dual SIM 5G. As we all say, the first impression is the last impression, here is what I feel about the phone.

    Moto G51 5G Design

    Moto G51 5G
    Moto G51 5G
    Moto G51 5G
    Moto G51 5G

    As stated, the design of Moto G51 5G is almost similar to the recently launched Moto G31. The phone has got a plastic body and I like the overall fit and finish. The company has paid attention to even the smallest of details. For example, the camera hump has been placed elegantly. Even the buttons have been stacked nicely. The power button also hosts a fingerprint scanner and is quite responsive.

    Another attention seeking bit that adds to the attractiveness is its gradient colour look. The phone is slim and lightweight despite having a 5000mAh battery, and it masks its 208 grams weight well; it is even easy and comfortable to hold.

    Moto G51 5G features and specifications

    Moto G51 5G
    Moto G51 5G
    Moto G51 5G
    Moto G51 5G

    The Moto G51 5G, similar to its European variant, has been launched with the Snapdragon 480+ SoC, paired with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB [uMCP (eUFS)] of storage. The smartphone is equipped with a 6.8-inch full HD display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

    While on the camera front, the Moto G51 5G comes with a triple rear camera system, featuring a 50-megapixel main sensor, paired with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 13 megapixel selfie camera. However I will not be able to comment on the picture quality of the cameras now as I have not used them much. But yes, the full review will be coming soon.

     

    Moto G51 5G
    Moto G51 5G
    Moto G51 5G
    Moto G51 5G

    The smartphone is also equipped with a 5,000mAh battery and a 20W rapid charger. Now, I have been watching videos, movies and playing games all day long on the weekends and so far, the phone survives for a day and half. But this is just a rough estimate. And similar to previous Motorola phones, you do not get a bunch of pre-loaded adware apps; the interface is clean and easy to use.

    Moto G51 5G first impressions

    My first impression of the Moto G51 5G is quite positive. It is indeed a tempting smartphone for the price it sells. Those looking for a big screen phone that lasts long and is future-ready may consider the Moto G51 5G. However, for an in-depth analysis, you should wait for our full review of the Moto G51 5G over the next few days.

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