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Motorola is back with yet another 5G smartphone in India in the budget category. It took the company almost a year to come up with the Moto G51, after the Moto G 5G, which was the company’s first 5G offering in the budget segment. It doesn’t matter if Motorola took that much time to introduce another 5G smartphone because India is yet to get 5G despite desperate trials being conducted by the telecom companies. Nonetheless, it won’t hurt to own a future ready product that too on a budget.

Moto G51 has become the first phone to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. The company has launched the phone with higher RAM variants in China and other markets, but in India it only comes in a single 4GB variant. The phone features a gigantic screen and comes with interesting camera specs. At Rs 14,999, Moto G51 seems like the perfect phone for budget buyers. Here are first impressions of the new Moto G51.


Moto G51: Same old design?

Motorola has of late launched pretty decent looking phones in India. I am talking about the Moto Edge 20 series. The phones had slim profile with a matte rear panel. The camera modules were also carved stylishly. Overall, the entire Edge 20 series looks really appealing no matter whether you pick the top-trim model or the base model. However, with the Moto G51, Motorola brought back its good old, no-nonsense design that is common in most budget smartphones the company has launched so far.

The Moto G51 feels clunky at 208 grams. If you casually throw it around, it can even break some heads. So be very careful with that. The smartphone features a capsule-shaped camera module on the rear, which houses three large camera sensors along with LED flashlights. The smartphone looks similar to the Moto G31 but has flatter edges.
The smartphone features a 6.8-inch display, which is quite big. People who enjoy watching shows on their mobile phones will really like the display size. However, holding the phone for too long can be a little painful because it is heavy. The rear panel of the smartphone is not a fingerprint magnet but you can keep a cloth handy.

Moto G51: Camera and performance

The Moto G51 features an LCD display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus, which is slightly more powerful than the Snapdragon 480. One of the major takeaways of the smartphone is that it comes with 12 Band 5G. Moto G51 houses a 5000mAh battery with support for fast charging.

I only got a chance to spend a little over 36 hours on my smartphone. During my usage, I found the display to be pretty vibrant, the apps also loaded quickly and there weren’t any visible lags. The phone comes with near-stock Android, so you won’t have to endure bloatware and the annoying notifications from the pre-loaded apps. Overall, the phone has a very clean interface with no unwanted apps. You will find Facebook and all the Google apps in the Moto G51. I will have to spend a few more days with the smartphone to check how it handles games and how quickly the battery drains while you play.

As far as the camera is concerned, the Moto G51 features a quad-function 50-megapixel camera sensor. The primary sensor is accompanied by an 8-megapixel and a 2-megapixel sensor as well. On the front, there is a 13-megapixel camera sensor for selfies.

So far, the pictures that were captured in the daylight have turned out be crisp and detailed. I will have to test the camera more to be able to comment on its complete performance.So stay tuned and keep following India Today Tech for the complete review of the Moto G51, which will be up in a couple of days.

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