Motorola G71 5G Review with Pros and Cons – Killer Phone Under 20k

Motorola G71 5G Review
Motorola G71 5G

Motorola is back again with the all-new Motorola G71 5G smartphone and no doubt, this is by far one of the best smartphones under Rs 20,000.

When we look at Xiaomi, they’re launching a new smartphone at a higher price and Motorola is launching at a good price.

So let’s review the Motorola G71 5G and find out Its Pros and Cons but before that let me share with you India Price.

Motorola G71 5G Price in India

Motorola G71 5G is available in only 8GB of Ram and 128GB storage and it’s priced at Rs 18,999 and will be sold via Flipkart from 19th January 20222 at noon.

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Motorola G71 5G Review

Yes, Motorola G71 5G is worth buying because it has a powerful Snapdragon 695 SoC, 13 5G bands, 4X4 MIMO Carrier Aggregation, solid battery life, good camera setup, AMOLED display, no ads in the UI and it does justify the Rs 18,999 price tag.

Now, Motorola has cut down some specs, like the phone doesn’t have stereo speakers and no compass sensor.

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Still, for the price of Rs 18,999, Motorola has provided good specifications and it does perform well in real life. Even after looking at the competition, Motorola G71 5G outperforms almost all the other smartphones at a budget price.

Motorola G71 5G Pros and Cons

Powerful Snapdragon 695 SoCPlastic Back
13 5G BandsNo Compass Sensor
Solid Battery LifeNo stereo speakers
Good CamerasNight Photography can be improved
33W Fast Charging Support
4X4 MIMO Carrier Aggregation
Clean Stock Android Experience
AMOLED Display
Widevine L1 Support
3.5mm Audio Jack

Display Quality

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The Motorola G71 5G comes with 6.40-inches 60Hz AMOLED display with a pick brightness of 700 nits and a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

Motorola didn’t mention what kind of display protection they have used on the front while it has a plastic back and the frame is also made out of plastic.

Now even after having the AMOLED display, Motorolla diced to implement a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. By the way, the fingerprint sensor is very fast, so there won’t be any issue while unlocking the smartphone.

Also, it’s a 60Hz display, so if you want a 120Hz refresh rate screen then you have to go with an LCD panel.

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If you ask me, it’s always better to go with a 60Hz AMOLED panel rather than a 120Hz LCD but still, the choice is all yours.

The display is also bright enough to see under the sunlight.

Overall, Motorola has used good quality display, so there won’t be any kind problem of problem while playing games or even watching movies.


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Here comes the confusing part,

Snapdragon 600 Series processors use to be affordable but now, they have changed everything. From now, Snapdraghopn 600 SoC will come under the 20k price range and 700 series SoC will come under 30k.

The Motorola G71 5G is powered by an all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC and runs on Android 11.

The phone will get an Android 12 update very soon and as per some recent reports, most the Motorola smartphone will start getting Android 12 updates from February 2022.

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Snapdragon 695 SoC will give better performance than Snapdragon 750G, so there won’t be any issue while playing games or even using smartphones in day to day life.

In short, don’t get confused by the processor name.

Also, Motorola G71 5G has 13 5G bands including n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n77, and n78.

Overall, Motorola G71 5G will perform well in day to day life, you won’t face any problems while using the smartphone.


The Motorola G71 5G has 50Mp primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and 2MP macro sensor while there is a 16MP selfie shooter. Both the rear and front cameras can shoot videos at [email protected]

The camera doesn’t have OIS support but it doesn’t have EIS support which works well.

The 50MP primary sensor performed well in daylight, it produces good images, the details are great but sometimes, it messes up with a dynamic range.

Somehow, the portrait images come out a little bit soft which is unexpected but it can be fixed by an OTA update.

Overall, I feel, the 50MP sensor is working good and considering the price tag, there is nothing to complain about.

Also, the 8MP ultra-wide lens does its job, no complain there too.

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By the way, it does have a 2MP macro sensor but if you can, ignore it.

The 16MP selfie camera performs better I expected, so yes, if you love to take selfies then you will be more than happy with a front camera.

Now, the rear and even front camera does have some issues with dynamic range, sometimes, the sensors mess up with a dynamic range. It doesn’t happen every single time but it does happen.

Overall, considering the price tag, Motorola has provided a good camera setup and if were look at some other smartphone under 20k then I feel, Moto G71 5G has a better camera.

In short, Motorola G71 5G doesn’t have great cameras but it does have the best cameras under Rs 20,000.

Audio Quality

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The phone doesn’t have stereo speakers, Motorola has provided a single bottom-firing speaker.

The single speaker is loud enough to watch YouTube videos or even movies without earphones but still, Motorola should have provided stereo speakers.

It also has a secondary noise cancellation microphone along with carrier aggregation which will help a lot in calls.

By the way, Motorola has also added a 3.5mm audio jack which is another plus point.

Overall, the audio and even call quality are good, with no complaints.

Battery Life

The Motorola G71 5G comes with a 5,000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The 33W charger will take about 20 minutes to charge from 0 to 50%.

Overall, the battery will last for a day, the Snapdragon 695 SoC is power efficient SoC and it will give better battery life.

Motorola G71 5G FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Does Motorola G71 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: Yes.

Q: Does Motorola G71 5G has NFC Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How many OS updates will Motorola G71 5G will get?

A:  Motorola didn’t mention anything about updates but it will get at least Android 13.

Q: What is the screen refresh rate of Motorola G71 5G?

A: It has a 60Hz refresh rate AMOLED.

Q: Does Motorola G71 5G has stereo speakers?

A: No.

Q: Does Motorola G71 5G Widevine L1 support??

A: Yes.

Q: Does Motorola G71 5G has a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes

Q: Does Motorola G71 5G has 5G Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How Many 5G Bands does Motorola G71 5G has?

A: It has 7 5G bands which include n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n77, and n78.

Q: Does Motorola G71 5G has fast charging support?

A: Yes, it has a 33W wired fast charging support.

Q: Does Motorola G71 5G has carrier aggregation?

A: Yes, it has 4X4 MIMO Carrier Aggregation.

Q: Does Motorola G71 5G has compass sensor?

A: No.

Q: Where to buy Motorola G71 5G5G in India

A: The Motorola G71 5G is available on the Flipkart India website.

Q: Alternatives of Motorola G71 5G?

A: There are tons of options available under Rs 20,000 but all of the smartphones are good, so if you don’t want to buy Moto G71 5G then you can also take look at Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and even POCO X3 Pro.


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There is no doubt, Motorola G71 5G is value for money device and it does justify the Rs 18,999 price tag.

Keep in mind, the phone doesn’t have stereo speakers, the back is plastic and there is no compass sensor. So if you’re okay with these Cons then go buy Moto G71 5G otherwise, do take look at Redmi Note 10 Pro Max which is a 4G Smartphone.

So Overall, if you’re looking for a smartphone under Rs 20,000 in India then Motorola G71 5G would be a good option to consider.

Motorola G71 5G Full Specifications

Launch Date10 January 2022
First Sale19 January 2022 at Noon Vai Flipkart
Display6.40-inches FHD+ AMOLED
700 Nits of Pick Brightness
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Dimensions161.2 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm
Display ProtectionUnspecified
Screen Refresh Rate60Hz Refresh Rate
BuildGlass front
Plastic Frame
Glass back
OSAndroid 11- MY UX (Stock)
ChipsetQualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm)
GPUAdreno 619
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold &
6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)
Storage8GB Ram + 128GB Storage

uMPC Storage
Card SlotNo
Rear Cameras50MP Primary Sensor
8MP Ultra-Wide
2MP Macro
Video[email protected]/60fps
Front Camera16MP
Video[email protected]
3.5mm JackYes
Widevine L1 SupportYes
Stereo SpeakersNo
Bluetooth Version5.0
5G SupportYes
5G Bandsn1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28,
n38, n40, n41, n66, n77, and n78
IR BlasterNo
SensorsFingerprint Reader,
Proximity Sensor,
Ambient Light Sensor,
SAR Sensor, Gyroscope
Fingerprint SensorRear-mounted
Battery5,000 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed33W wired fast Charging
Charging Time0% to 50% in 20 minutes
0% to 100% in 60 minutes
ColoursNeptune Green,
Arctic Blue
SAR ValueHead: 1.03 W/kg at 1g,
Body: 1.16 W/kg at 1g
Model NumberPAS20000IN
Weight179 Gram
Price6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 24,999
8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 26,999
In the boxMotorola G71 5G

33W Adapter
USB Type-C cable
Guide papers
SIM tool
Protective case
Available atFlipkart IN

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