Moto G62 Review: A Decent Option for Stock Android Aficionados

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Motorola with its Moto G62 is expanding its range in the budget smartphone segment encompassing a decent Android interface and 12 5G bands supported by Snapdragon 695 SoC. However, the smartphone even with everything in its specification sheet doesn’t truly offer anything new or innovative when compared to other smartphones available in the same segment. Motorola as a brand has been quite active in recent days announcing new devices at regular intervals, especially adding models in the Moto G-series. However, how this particular model scores in its overall specifications and performance is what we are discussing in this Moto G62 review.

Unboxing the brand new Moto G62, you get a USB A to USB C charging cable, a power adapter, a transparent case and a user manual apart from the handset. The dark blue cardboard box in which the smartphone comes matches the device’s colour. A quick glance at the smartphones reveals the regular design with the matte finish polycarbonate back body and a three cameras rear setup. Let’s find out more about the specifications in detail.

Quick Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 12 5G bands support
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Fast processor
  • Dual speakers

Cons

  • Underwhelming rear cameras and its performance
  • No fast charging
  • LCD display
  • Outdated design

Moto G62 Review

Design

Speaking of the design, the back has a triple camera pill-shaped module supported with an LED flash. The signature Motorola design pattern is visible in this smartphone as well. Even though it has a smooth finish and a matte glass look, the device seems to be catching fingerprints easily. The right side has the power button and volume rockers and the left side houses a regular SIM tray.

The bottom edge features a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, and a speaker grille. Moto G62 comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and an IP52 rating. Therefore,  users can relax as it has some protection from any external exposures. The phone also houses a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The sensor at first glance and usage appears perfect with responses. The overall design is a decent comprehensively designed smartphone, nothing revolutionary but works well when looked at from a distance.

Display

Following the brand’s recent shift in engineering vision when it comes to Display, Moto G62 has also ditched AMOLED display for LCDs. The smartphone sports a 6.50-inch IPS LCD panel, a 1080×2400 pixel resolution function and 600 nits peak brightness. The LCD panel provides decent colours and enough vibrancy on the screen.

The display supports full high definition plus resolution and it comes with a 120Hz refresh rate which can be easily noticed when you scroll or use the device for gaming. It, however, does not have HDR certification and the colour accuracy also seems substandard. Moreover, the display has a Widevine L1 certificate, which will allow users HD streaming on the phone screen.

Camera

The Motorola G62 5G comes with a triple camera setup which looks very similar to some other smartphones released by the brand in the recent past such as Moto G42 and G52. The triple camera setup includes a main camera of 50 MP, an ultrawide lens of 8 MP and a macro camera of 2 MP. As for the front, the handset house a 16 MP front camera for selfies and other video communication. The primary lens gives decent photography capability in daylight with shots having proper detailing and sharp imagery. As for indoors, the camera works well only under well lit up interiors. The dynamic range of the camera is purely about average and most of the time the shadows don’t appear well.

Moto G62 Review

The 16 MP selfie lens in the front shoots quality selfies. However, again the quality of images looks good only when taken in broad daylight. Most of the time the highlights look overblown and selfies usually get a lot of noise in the imagery when taken in low light. The video recording feature is available at 1080p and at up to 60fps. The daylight video quality looks good. However, the video feature again struggles in low lighting conditions.

Performance

This is one aspect where Moto G62 5G scores really well and never ceases to impress even for a moment. The handset hardly glitches and provides a smooth trouble-free smartphone experience. Regular usage which involves messaging, streaming videos through OTT such as Prime Video or Netflix, calling, browsing the internet, and clicking/checking photos or other apps among other activities shouldn’t be an issue with this handset. For this optimum performance, the smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 695 chipset. It further has up to 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The storage can also be expanded easily up to 1 TB.

The smartphone’s performance is reliable. The fast processor supports multitasking with multiple apps being run at the same time in the background without facing any crashes or hanging issues. The touch controls are fluid and swift.

Battery

The Moto G62 5G has been developed to be supported by a massive 5000 mAh battery. This greatly works in the favour of the smartphone. For regular moderate usage, the smartphone can easily last over a day. Light users, on the other hand, can rejoice as the battery will easily last for more than 2 days in their case.

As for charging the smartphone, Motorola has lagged behind since the smartphone has been bundled with a 20W power adapter for fast charging. This 20 W charger feature usually takes at least more than 2 hours to charge the smartphone from 0 to 100%. Considering where the technology of fast charging has reached, comparing Moto G62 with its contemporaries would make it look weaker.

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