Motorola lifted the veil today on five smartphones in the Moto G range. Prices range from 219 euros to 549 euros. At the top of the range is the Moto G200, a very ambitious smartphone with a technical sheet worthy of a gaming smartphone: Snapdragon 888+, 144 Hz screen, 5000 mAh battery with 30 watt fast charge. The smartphones will be on sale during the month of December.
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This positioning, we find it again today, on the occasion of the officialization of five new smartphones in the Moto G range. These are Moto G31, G41, G51, G71 and G200. They replace the G30, G40, G50, G60 and G100. And they are sold between 219 euros and 549 euros. Three smartphones (G31, G51 and G200) will be offered at all the usual brands, while the other two (G41, G71) will only be sold on the Motorola site.
Motorola presents 5 new Moto Gs, including the Moto G200
The three most expensive smartphones are 5G compatible, while the two most economical are 4G only. Even if each smartphone has its “little extra”, the most interesting is obviously the G200, a gaming-oriented smartphone like a Realme GT or a Realme GT Neo 2. As proof, it includes a Snapdragon 888 +. This is surprising in the Moto G range.
Qualcomm’s high-end SoC is here accompanied by 8 Go of RAM and 128 GB of storage, not expandable. It is the only Moto G without storage expansion. The SoC comes with a 6.8-inch Full HD + LCD screen with refresh rate 144 Hz, a battery of 5000 mAh compatible with 30 watt fast charging and a triple 108 + 13 + 2 megapixel photo sensor. Positioned at 549 euros, it will logically be the cheapest smartphone under Snapdragon 888+.
Moto G31 and G41: entry level 4G with Full HD + OLED screen
The Moto G31 is presented by Motorola as the most affordable smartphone with display YOU ARE, promise of beautiful colors and good contrasts. This screen measures 6.4 inches and displays images in Full HD +. The rest of the datasheet includes a MediaTek Helio G85, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, one battery 5000 mAh and a triple 50 + 8 + 2 megapixel photo sensor.
The Moto G41 offers the same data sheet as the G31. It is sold 30 euros more expensive, but benefits from two improvements. The first is the doubling of the internal storage capacity, to achieve 128 Go. And the second is a optical stabilizer on the lens of the main sensor, here 48 megapixels. It is the only Moto G to be equipped with this equipment. For the rest, no change.
Moto G51 and Moto G71: 5G, large battery and controlled prices
The Moto G51 is Motorola’s cheapest 5G smartphone. It is sold for 249 euros. To ensure this connectivity, the phone has a Snapdragon 480 Pro, accompanied by 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a 5000 mAh battery. A Full HD + LCD screen 120 Hz 6.8 inches and a triple 50 + 8 + 2 megapixel photo sensor accompany the set.
Let’s finish with the Moto G71. Offered to 349 euros, it largely takes the technical sheet of the Moto G31 (screen, battery, photo), while strengthening the technical platform: SoC Snapdragon 695, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It is 5G compatible. Naturally.
Here are the new entry and mid-range smartphones from Motorola. The commercial launch will take place in France running December, unfortunately a little late to take full advantage of the end of year celebrations. We are pleasantly surprised by this proposal, especially by this Moto G200 very aggressive in terms of pricing. You will find that the Moto G range is very tight between 200 and 350 euros, but much less beyond, leaving plenty of room for other models.