Motorola Moto G Play (2021) Specs, Price and Best Deals

Motorola Moto G Play 2021
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The Motorola Moto G Play 2021 comes in as one of Motorola’s offerings for the low budget market. In a bid to make it a strong competitor in terms of the best value for money, Motorola chose to do away with some regularities, paving way for a selling feature, which in turn doesn’t make Moto G Play 2021 looks so cheap.

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Moto G Play (2021) Key Specs & Features

  • 6.2 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1520 pixels (271 PPI)
  • Android 10
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (11 nm)
  • 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear Cameras
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Built-in Storage, Expandable via SDcard
  • Fingerprint Scanner (Rear-Mounted)
  • 4G LTE
  • 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

Motorola Moto G Play (2021)

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Design and Display

Despite being in the cheap Android smartphone category, Motorola made efforts to make the Moto G Play appear appreciable, buy tweaking the aesthetics to offer a design that is good looking in my opinion. It doesn’t totally wine down the low budget look, but the shows it was born out of a meticulous execution.

On the rear, we have a setup that sort of looks like the Motorola Moto G Power. Here you will find a square camera module bearing dual cameras and an LED flash. You will also find the Motorola mascot tucked into its capacitive fingerprint sensor.

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Please note that enthusiasts who desire to purchase the Motorola Moto G Play will have just one colour option, as it only comes in Misty Blue.

Flipping this Android phone to get a front view reveals a 6.5-inch display based on an IPS LCD panel. This display has a resolution of 720 x 1600, a density of 270 PPI.

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The setup isn’t anywhere near the high end as expected. We have noticeable bezels surrounding the display, with the chunkiest being on the bottom. There is also a drop notch housing it’s front-facing camera.

The Cameras

The cameras on the Motorola Moto G Play fall in the basic category. There isn’t any sophistication here. All that is available is camera hardware fit for capturing moments with basic effects.

On the rear, we have a dual-camera setup bearing a 13MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f /2.4. Video record on this camera is capped at 1080p @ 60fps.

Moving upfront we have a single 5MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2. This camera shoots videos up to 1080p @ 30fps.

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Hardware and Software

Hardware performance on the Motorola Moto G Play 2021 is headed by a Snapdragon 460 processor. It also features an Adreno 610 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a non-removable 5000mAh battery.

This hardware combo pretty much falls in the low-end category and isn’t suitable for power-intensive tasks.

On the software side, the Motorola Moto G Play 2021 runs its interface on top of the Android 10 operating system.

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The Motorola Moto G Play 2021 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, low-energy Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi.

Internet connectivity here is capped at 4G, which means enthusiasts won’t be able to utilize 5G for downloads, uploads, and streaming.

Motorola Moto G Play 2021 Price And Availability

The Motorola Moto G Play 2021 price starts around $170, which translates to 64,855 Naira in Nigeria, 18,709 KSH in Kenya, and 994 GHC in Ghana.

The Motorola Moto G Play 2021 was announced on January 8th, 2020, and was released for purchase on January 14th, 2020.

Motorola Moto G Play 2021 Specs 

Here are a few specs of the Motorola Moto G Play 2021:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 10
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (8nm) (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 240)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Misty Blue
  • Dimension: 166.6 x 76 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight: 204 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM


  • Display: 6.5-inches IPS LCD 720 x 1600 Pixels, ~270 ppi Density, ~80.6% Screen-to-Body Ratio
  • Screen Protection:
  • Foldable Display: No



  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, (MicroSDXC – Dedicated slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 2G CDMA 1X: 800 / 1900
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26,30, 38, 41, 66, 71
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+:
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C (2.0)


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails:
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Maps: Yes (Google Maps)

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor:
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear-Mounted)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Google Assistant
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: No

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor:
  • Video Editor:
  • Document Viewer:
  • Document Editor:


  • Battery: Non-removable 50000mAh Li-Po Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Motorola Moto G Play (2021) Specs, Price and Best Deals was written by Alexis Daudu. The article was last modified: January 26th, 2021

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