Motorola Moto G62 Review

Motorola Moto G62 Review

The Moto G62 5G is, as evident from the name is one of the models from Motorola’s cost-friendly “G” series. What makes this one exceptional as compared to the past models is the 5G connectivity at the truly reasonable cost. The question that instantly arises in mind is that what other specs have been compromised to have 5G in such less price. We would surely be finding out in this detailed review.

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Motorola Moto G62 5G specs at a glance:

  • Body: 8×74.0x8.6mm, 184g; Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back; Water-repellent design.
  • Display: 50″ IPS LCD, 120Hz, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 405ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM4350-AC Snapdragon 480+ 5G (8 nm): Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 460 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 460); Adreno 619.
  • Memory: 128GB 4GB RAM; microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot).
  • OS/Software: Android 12.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, PDAF; Ultra-wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4.
  • Front camera: 16 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1.0µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected]; Front camera: [email protected]
  • Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 15W.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); NFC; 3.5mm jack; stereo speakers.

Price and availability

Motorola Moto G62 announced was launched in Pakistan in June 2022, with the Price of Rs. 53999 PKR, having 8GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. It is available in Frosted Blue and Midnight.

Design

The Moto G62 5G has similar design as other G-series models with fairly large flat screen and a big punch hole for the selfie camera at the center top of the phone.

Built: The G62’s body comprises of plastic sides and back panel, having the logo and the company’s name on the back. The screen is sandwiched between a thick top bezel and a bottom one that is double the thickness, with round edges which makes the phone safe to hold, as the weight is quite light too (184g/6.49oz).

Quality: However, the plastic feels of low-quality spectrum, but it is decent enough for the price. It is also recommended to get G62 with a good screen protector when you buy the phone.

Sensor: Fingerprint sensor that is embedded in the power button on the right side of the phone with the volume rocker being right above, and both buttons feel strong.

Protection: In terms of water protection, it is recommended to keep the phone away from strong downpours.”

Display

The Moto G62 accompanies honorably decent display having 6.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels as OLED display is difficult at this price.

Refresh rate: The most outstanding aspect of it is the 120Hz max refresh rate, which helps make animations and overall navigation of the phone’s UI a delight to encounter. If you want to prolong the battery duration, you can change the refresh rate to 60Hz from the display settings, or opt for the auto option, allowing the phone to adjust accordingly.

Display color accuracy and maximum brightness doesn’t suit G62’s performance, so this probably won’t be the best device for you if you watch a ton of media or more usage is out in sun.

Cameras

G62 consists of a 50MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro shooter. This trio is at rear while a rather big 16MP selfie snapper is at the front of the phone.

Main-cam: The 50MP main camera packed with a 1/2.76″ sensor and no OIS, produces good quality shots and videos with decent detail and decent colour reproduction at this phone’s price range. However, colors appear to be somewhat off contrasted as compared to subject looks in real life.

Other-cams: But the 8Mp ultra-wide is badly lacking in terms of detail, producing poor quality images, so does a 2MP macro shooter

Video: You can shoot videos both in 1080p, 30fps and 60fps. The sharpness and details produce good video quality.

Front-cam: The selfie camera, produces fine images only if there is enough light which ain’t massively impressive either. However, complexions are captured precisely.

Performance and software

The Moto G62 comes with a very stock version of Android 12. Motorola has used the Snapdragon 480+ 5G 8nm processor inside the Moto G62, which is a mediocre chipset from Qualcomm. Consequently, that means this Moto is not exactly fit for high, or even mid-performance when it comes to intensive tasks or gaming. You can have lighter game sessions otherwise the device gets hot from back.

Storage: In terms of memory and storage, there is only 4GB of RAM, meaning that you can’t rely too much on the G62 for multitasking but you can increase the 128GB of storage via the SD-card slot.

Features: Motorola phones have the company’s admittedly neat extra features like special hand gestures, menu customization options, and other features like attentive display.

Battery and charging

The Moto G62 comes with a fine sized 5000mAh battery which gets you through a long 16-hour day with 4 hours 30 minutes of screen on time and still have just over half a tank left to play with while having the 120Hz refresh rate constantly active. With the default auto mode, I suspect you could go through an entire two days of serious utilization decently easily.

The G62 lacks in its ability to charge that humongous 5,000mAh cell. That’s because the maximum supported charge here is 15W, which you can’t even make full use of if you solely rely on the 10W charger that comes in the box.