Motorola launched a new smartphone Moto G71 5G in India earlier yesterday. The mid-range phone was introduced in Europe a few months back and packs a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 695 SoC, 6GB RAM, 50MP camera, and a 5000mAh battery for a price of Rs. 18,999 in India. So should you buy this new 5G phone for this price or go for some other as there are many choices available in the segment? Let’s find out here!
Reasons Why Moto G71 5G Not the Best 5G Phone Under 20K
We analyzed the features and specs of the Moto G71 5G and compared it with other phones in the segment, and here are some points that prove that it might not be the best 5G phone under this budget.
Motorola is offering this phone in the mid-range category but the design language of the phone is somehow similar to its other G series budget phones. That same shiny plastic body, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor inside the Moto logo, it all looks obsolete in 2022. On the front, it’s also the same punch-hole design with a thick chin at the bottom.
60 Hz Display
Surprisingly, when others are offering 90Hz or even 120Hz refresh rate displays in this segment, Motorola has decided to go for the typical 60Hz display. Although it is a big 6.4-inch AMOLED screen that has FHD+ resolution. But the refresh rate should also be at least 90Hz considering the value of the phone. Even some of Moto’s own mid-range phones from last year have 90Hz displays.
No Card Slot
Motorola has decided to exclude the microSD card slot from the phone this time. Earlier it has been offering the hybrid slot to offer dual SIM and microSD functionality but this time, you cannot expand the storage on Moto g71.
The phone comes with a single bottom-firing speaker which is really a disappointment for a midrange phone. Most of the phones in midrange come with stereo speakers these days.
No 4K Recording
Moto G71 5G can record videos with up to 1080p resolution only. While most of the other phones in the category offer 4K video recording. Even Moto’s own phones in the same price segment offer 4k recording.
Many phones these days come with the latest Bluetooth 5.1 and 5.2 but Moto has still offered the older version which is Bluetooth 5.0. Even last year’s Moto G series phone has Bluetooth 5.1.
Reasons to Buy
Apart from all these reasons, Moto G71 5G has some good features too. As mentioned, this is the first phone in India with Snapdragon 695 chipset. This is a 6nm based chipset which has Kryo 660 cores clocked at up to 2.2 GHz. This chipset supports 13 5g bands so does the Moto g71 5g.
Apart from these features, it packs 6GB RAM with RAM booster of up to 2GB RAM, and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. Also, just like other Moto phones, it has stock Android UI and a big battery with fast charging support.
Moto g71 5g Alternatives
If you’re looking for buying this phone just because it has “5G” support and comes under 20K, just don’t make your decision based on this. There are several other phones in this segment that have better features. Let’s have a look at them;
POCO X3 Pro – Rs 18,999
- 6.67-inch Full HD+ Display with 120Hz Refresh Rate
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Processor
- 48MP Quad Rear Camera, 20MP Front Camera
- 5160 mAh Battery with 33W Fast Charging
Redmi Note 10 Pro – Rs 17,999
- 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor
- 64 MP Quad Rear camera | 16 MP Front camera
- 5020 mAh Battery
Realme 8 Pro – Rs 17,999
- 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Processor
- 108MP Quad Rear Camera | 16MP Front Camera
- 4500 mAh Battery
iQOO Z3 – Rs 19,990
- 6.5-inch FHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G 5G processor
- 64MP AF Main Camera with a 16MP Front Camera
- Liquid cooling system
- 4400mAh battery with 55W FlashCharge
So these were some of the best alternatives to Moto g71 5g. Some of these are not 5g phones but these still have some good features and specs that justify the price.
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