To compete in the low-cost market segment, Motorola has launched the product line Moto G31. Compared to other models on the market, Moto G31 stands out by giving users a pure Android operating system experience.
In addition, the device is also equipped with a camera cluster with a moderate configuration, providing good image quality for the money you spend. Although it is not equipped with a high-quality macro camera, it is capable of taking pretty good pictures with the main camera and super wide-angle camera.
At the time of writing, Moto G31 is released with one of two color versions: light blue and dark gray. The machine gives a good impression thanks to its good build quality, with soft curved edges, providing a comfortable grip in the hand.
The 6.4-inch AMOLED screen of the Moto G31 has high brightness and is capable of displaying brilliant colors compared to the segment, but the scanning frequency is limited to a basic level of 60Hz. The remaining details of the device are arranged quite basic, with the power button, volume button and fingerprint security placed completely on the right edge.
Moto G31 is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh, providing quite a long battery life during actual use. However, the device has a slightly slow charging speed compared to market standards.
The overall performance level of the Moto G31 is also not much faster. Inside the outer shell of the phone is the MediaTek Helio G85 chip along with 4GB of RAM. This combination of components, while not delivering the slowest performance levels in the segment, may not be able to meet the needs of intense use.
Overall, though, the Moto G31 is a highly stable phone. It is a good choice if you are looking for a reliable phone in the low-cost segment. Today’s article will evaluate this machine in detail to point out the strengths and weaknesses of the product line.
Specifications of Moto G31
- Screen: 6.4-inch, 2400 x 1080, AMOLED
- CPU: MediaTek Helio G85
- RAM: 4GB
- Rear camera: 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
- Front camera: 13MP
- Internal memory: 64GB/128GB
- Size: 161.9 x 73.9 x 8.6 mm
- Mass: 181 grams
Moto G31: Design
- Plastic outer shell
- There is no official water resistance standard
- Comfortable hand-holding experience
Moto G31 feels very good in the hand, even for those with large hands. This is possible thanks to the texture of the phone’s back and curved bezel. Moto G31 also owns a rather thin design with a body thickness of only 8.6 mm. With an overall weight of 181g, it’s also a pretty light phone, especially when compared to the standard level of the segment.
The machine that we use in the article is called the color “Mineral Gray”. In this color version, the back of the device is finished with the main color of dark gray, giving it a rather high-end look. Although the back of the device is only made of plastic, the Moto G31 does not feel cheap in the hand.
The Moto G31’s physical function buttons are completely placed on the right edge. Here, you can find the device’s power button and volume up and down buttons, along with a one-touch fingerprint sensor. The sensor of the machine has a fast and accurate reading speed. Located on the bottom edge, you can find a USB Type-C connector and an external speaker strip.
On the front, the device is equipped with an edge-to-edge screen. Near the top edge of the screen is a small hole for the selfie camera.
Moto G31: Screen
- AMOLED screen has a diagonal size of 6.4 inches
- 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution
- The panel is capable of displaying vivid colors
Thanks to the use of AMOLED panel technology, the screen of the Moto G31 offers quite high color quality as well as the ability to display deep blacks. This is an ideal monitor to enjoy different movies.
The content displayed on the screen is sharp thanks to the high resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. However, the screen of the Moto G31 only supports a refresh rate of 60Hz, making all the animations on the panel not as smooth as the 90 or 120Hz screens on the market.
The brightness of the screen is in the mid-range, making using the device in the sun not very convenient.
Moto G31: Camera
- Combination camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
- 13MP selfie camera
- Flexible photography capabilities
The rear camera cluster of Moto G31 is made up of 3 lenses, while on the front is equipped with a selfie camera. The main camera of the device uses a 50MP sensor, while the ultra-wide-angle camera has 8MP resolution (can function as a depth sensor when taking photos to remove fonts) and finally a 2MP macro camera. .
Based on the specifications alone, you can also guess that the main camera of the device is capable of taking the best photos. In most situations, photos taken in daylight have natural colors and moderate dynamic range. However, sometimes the ability to take HDR photos makes the colors of the scene too colorful compared to reality.
The Moto G31’s secondary cameras have less impressive image quality. Specifically, the ultra-wide-angle lens of the device is capable of assisting in taking photos to remove fonts, but the photos taken in super wide-angle mode have not very sharp details.
The detail of the scene when shooting in low light is also significantly reduced. And similar to other models in the price segment, the macro camera of the device only has poor image quality.
Moto G31: Performance
- Using MediaTek Helio G85 chip
- There are 2 versions of internal memory, 64GB or 128GB
- Mid-range overall performance
Moto G31 uses MediaTek Helio G85 chip series and has 4GB of RAM. The device does not have the most impressive configuration in the segment, but it is not in the bottom of the table when compared to other models.
Multitasking is not the strength of the Moto G31 due to the relatively low amount of RAM. At the same time, the device will not bring the best experience when playing high-configuration games.
In our overall performance test with Geekbench 5, Moto G31 achieved single and multi-core performance scores of 345 and 1311 points, respectively. This result is quite low, but still enough to surpass the performance scores of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 series.
Moto G31 runs on Android 11 operating system platform and has almost no bloatware of any kind, providing a smooth user experience.
Moto G31: Battery life
- 5000 mAh capacity battery
- Wireless charging is not supported
- Battery charging speed is slow
Moto G31 is equipped with a battery with a capacity of up to 5000 mAh, which helps the phone to last a long time during actual use. However, the Moto G31 has a rather slow charging speed, with the default capacity only being 10W.
Buy it if…
Are you looking to buy a phone with a compact design?
Thanks to its compact design, the Moto G31 offers a comfortable hand-holding experience. The Moto G31 is a good choice if you intend to use it with one hand.
Are you looking for a low-priced model?
Sold in the low-priced segment, the Moto G31 offers users many great features, including a brilliant AMOLED display, long battery life, and a pure Android experience.
Don’t buy if…
You are looking for a device capable of connecting to 5G networks
The processor chip of the Moto G31 does not support 5G connectivity, so look for another model if you want to experience this feature.
You need a phone with fast performance
Although not the slowest device on the market, the performance level of the Moto G31 is just enough to complete basic daily tasks. Choose a model with a higher performance level if you need to play games or do intense work.
See more: Moto G 5G review: Long battery life, good performance
- Brilliant AMOLED screen
- Long battery life
- Comfortable hand-holding experience
- Long battery life
- Performance is not so fast
- Does not support 5G connection
- Slow charging speed