Motorola Moto G51 5G review

Added by on 11.18.21 | Last update 03.20.23
Motorola Moto G51 5G review

The Motorola Moto G51 5G was introduced at the end of 2021 and is a curious update to the Moto G. Series. Looking at its features, there are a few things that will catch your eye. It belongs to the middle class models and offers support for 5G networks.

Motorola Moto G51 5G Specifications

  • Release date: 2021, November 03
  • Colors: Indigo Blue, Bright Silver, Aqua Blue
  • Dimensions: 170.5 x 76.5 x 9.1 mm.
  • Weight: 208 g.
  • Screen: 6.8" in, 1080 x 2400, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Triple, 50MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM4350-AC Snapdragon 480+ 5G (8 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 460 & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 460)
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 11
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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The new G series differs from last year's in the different layout of the camera module. Everything else is kept intact. Thus, the Motorola Moto G51 5G is positioned as a standard budget device, from which you can expect wide frames around the screen, a slot for the center camera and a body made entirely of plastic. The colors are gradient, which is a solution well known in recent years.

Motorola Moto G51 5G has dimensions that require you to adapt. It will be easy for few to reach all the controls when the device is used with one hand. The high screen and the slim body of the device contribute to the comfort during work.

As for the fingerprint scanner, everything is perfect there. The sensor works quickly and accurately. When you take the smartphone in your hand, your thumb rests right on it.

A practical solution is to double-tap to unlock the screen and you can access a menu with shortcut icons.

You should have no doubts about the workmanship. The housing is protected according to the IP52 standard - against dust and water drops. However, it is not recommended to immerse it in liquid, wash it under running water, etc.


Motorola Moto G51 5G has an IPS screen with a diagonal of 6.8 inches. The picture is smooth and with excellent colors. You can choose between three update modes - automatic, 60 or 120 Hz. The increased frequency contributes to the excellent impression when working with different content.

You will like the automatic brightness adjustment. There is also an option to adjust the color temperature. It eliminates cold shades in the late hours of the day. You also have three modes for saturated colors.


As the successor to the G50, the Motorola Moto G51 5G gets a minimally better chipset. Under its body lies the Snapdragon 480+. It was announced in early 2021 and has two major more powerful cores. New is the support for 5G.

The smartphone is available on the market in several configurations according to memory. You can choose between 4, 6 and 8 GB of RAM and storage - from 64 to 128 GB. If you choose the cheaper options, you can always compensate for the amount of storage using the memory card slot at the expense of the second SIM card.

The performance of the Motorola Moto G51 5G is not among the best. However, it is sufficient for its class. You will not notice any harassment in the basic tasks. The processes will go fast. Heavier games require lowering the graphics settings.


Motorola Moto G51 5G has a triple rear camera, whose main module is 50-megapixel. The latter is complemented by an ultra-wide-angle camera and macro sensor. Traditionally, photos are not saved in maximum resolution. The technology used to combine four pixels into one, so the main module creates 12.5 MP photos instead of 50 MP. Of course, from the settings you can change this. However, it doesn't make much sense, as the accumulated staff will use up the repository faster.

Photo quality with the Motorola Moto G51 5G is worthy of this category of smartphones. You can take advantage of the set modes to achieve a better result. If it is gray and cloudy outside, the detail falls. You will notice the same effect when shooting indoors, for example at home.

The night photos are of medium quality - slightly blurry, blurry and noisy. In the Motorola Moto G51 5G you have a special night mode. It delicately brightens the photos.

As for the front camera, it is worthy. In good light you can create shots that you can boldly post on social networks.

Motorola Moto G51 5G records video at a resolution of 1080 pixels at 30 or 60 frames per second. The quality is good, we must note the fast autofocus. Digital stabilization contributes to the positive feedback.

The camera interface is standard - convenient, intuitive. In addition to the standard modes, you also have a panorama, "live" photos, real-time filters, RAW format, etc.

Autonomous work

The battery of Motorola Moto G51 5G has a capacity of 5000 mAh. This has become something of a "gold standard" lately. Given the energy-efficient processor and optimized software, you can expect decent battery life. Ie recharging after about two days of operation. With more active use of the smartphone and constantly activated screen, you will have to reach for the charger in less than 10 hours.

A 10W charger is included with the device. With it you will have to spend 2 hours for a full recharge.

Useful features

Motorola Moto G51 5G works with the Android 11 operating system, which offers fresh and practical solutions for the user. Among them, for example, is the ability to quickly view notifications using Peek Display. This screen activates itself when you hold the device in your hands. It has a dark background and has minimal brightness in order to save battery.

We recommend that you carefully consider the functions of the device. You can customize them, create themes, study gesture control, and more. There are interesting suggestions for gamers.

In Motorola Moto G51 5G you can divide the screen into two parts.


If you have any hesitations whether to stick to this model of the company, there is always room for comparison with competitors in the market. Examples are Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, Oppo Reno 5 Lite and Poco M4 Pro 5G.


Motorola Moto G51 5G will appeal to anyone who does not want to spend extra money on an expensive phone. It impresses with design, well-optimized software, 120 Hz screen refresh rate, excellent battery life and a decent set of cameras. Although the processor is not the best, it is quite suitable for basic tasks. A serious disadvantage is the charging speed - 10W.

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Motorola Moto G51 5G and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Motorola.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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