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Motorola Moto G Play (2021)

Motorola Moto G Play (2021)
$169
Brand: Motorola
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.5 inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera 13 MP + 2 MP Main / 5 MP front
  • Memory 3GB RAM with 32GB ROM
  • Platform Snapdragon 460 / Android 10

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

9.2
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 10 / 10

Overview

Motorola Moto G Play (2021) is among the first set of smartphone released by Motorola in 2021. This unit is based on Snapdragon 460 CPU and come with a dual camera lenses on the back. Starting from the front though, you are getting a 6.5-inches HD+ screen with 720 x 1600 pixels. The display panel is IPS, and it has a dewdrop notch overhead.

The CPU on the Moto G Play 2021 is same CPU used in Lenovo K12, which is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460. It has an octa-core CPU on the inside clocked at 1.8GHz, along with Adreno 610 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage.

On the camera department, two lenses are used at the back, which is a 13-megapixel main shooter, pegged with a 2-megapixel depth sensor along with a single LED flash, while a 5-megapixel selfie snapper seats in the notch upfront.

There is also a rear placed fingerprint scanner at the back, and you are getting a single Nano-SIMs with 4G LTE support, Bluetooth 5.0 and other connectivity options. The device is available only in Misty Blue color, has a 5000mAh built-in battery with 10W charger and run the Android 10 out of the box. Other key specs of the Motorola Moto G Play (2021) is contained in the table below.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands 4G LTE Band: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41, 66, 71
5G Network Bands Does not support 5G network
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 166.6 x 76 x 9.4 mm
Weight 204 grams
Build Glass front
- Plastic back
- Plastic frame
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~80.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 10
Chipset Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 240)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 610

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 3 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 13 MP + 2 MP main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
2 MP f/2.4, (depth)
Video Resolution 1080p@30/60fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 5-megapixel
Camera Features f/2.2 aperture
HDR
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack,

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, LTEEP, SUPL
FM Radio Yes

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 32 hours
Stand-by Up to 560 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

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