Motorola, now owned by Lenovo, has been quite active with its budget to mid range smartphone launches in the Indian market for the past few years. It is evident that Motorola genuinely wants to establish a strong foothold as some of its competitors have already managed to do so in recent years.
The Moto G Series definitely appears to be a step in the right direction with its complete range catering to almost every segment of mid to budget smartphones. One of the latest to join the G Series family is Moto G72.
Being marketed as India’s First* Billion Colour 120Hz pOLED Display, the Moto G72 price in India is Rs 14,999 and it is a feature-loaded smartphone with some hits and misses packed together at an affordable price.
So, is Moto G72 the smartphone that you should be considering while upgrading from your current one? Check out our detailed Moto G72 review to take a more informed decision.
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Moto G72 Specifications and key features
- 55 inches 410 PPI, P-OLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate
- Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual Core + 2 GHz, Hexa Core)MediaTek Helio G99 Processor
- 6 GB RAM
- Triple rear camera setup with 108 MP wide angle primary camera, 8 MP ultra-wide angle camera and a 2 MP macro camera lens
- 16MP front camera with screen flash
- 5000mAh Li-Polymer battery with 33W fast charging support
- Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
- Splash proof and dust proof with IP52 rating
Moto G72 Pros and Cons
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Moto G72 First Design and Build
The Motorola design department based on what we have seen in all its recent devices has been trying its best to put forth a compelling show. Moto G72 following similar design patterns is a lightweight ergonomic and quite a stylish smartphone.
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What’s refreshing in design here is the squarish camera module and the frosted matte finish back panel. The combination of all these features put together does make the device a little bit premium. As we mentioned before, the phone is quite ergonomic with just 7.9 mm of thickness and weighing at just 166 grams.
There’s also the PPMA curved back panel which merges into the polycarbonate frame giving it a good in-hand feel. The design is IP52 certified to protect against water splashes and also has a Gorilla Glass 3 display protection. In terms of connectivity, at the bottom, it has a 3.5 headphone jack a mic a type-c port, a speaker slot, and a hybrid SIM card tray.
In terms of usability and overall design, even though it is quite ergonomic, the edges are a little bit sharp for some people’s taste. A little bit more refinement could have made a whole lot of difference in the overall smartphone design.
The same is with the haptic feedback also as Moto G72 is decent for calls and notifications even on vibrate mode but for the typing enthusiasts, the phone could use some more refinement in the vibration motor.
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Moto G72 Display and Sound
The Moto G72 comes with a 6.6-inch full high definition Plus 120 hertz 10 bit HDR 10 plus P OLED panel display with 1300 nits of peak brightness and a 576 Hertz touch sampling rate. This appears to be the first in this segment and the display looks amazing. It’s sharp and crisp as any type of streaming content looks great on it.
Netflix does support wide one L1 and YouTube content plays back at 1440p with 60 FPS. You also have the stereo speakers in Moto G72 with Dolby Atmos. These are very well-tuned and definitely give an immersive multimedia experience.
Moto G72 Performance
The Helio G99 processor coupled with UMCP storage is a decent combination to start with. The G99 is a capable processor for day-to-day usage as the smartphone can handle multiple apps while running the display at 120hz without any issues or lags. However, what needs to be mentioned is that this is not a gaming chipset with most games running at the lowest setting only.
The performance, however, is consistent and MediaTek deserves appreciation for that. Also aiding the performance is Motorola’s software department. You get basically stock Android 12 here with no ads or bloatware.
There’s also Shield Security and the Android 13 update that should be coming soon. In addition to that, there are also three years of security patches as promised. As far as the software experience goes, it’s smooth and loaded with essential features. Moreover, motor actions are always welcome.
Moto G72 Camera
Let’s move on to the camera. Reading directly from the specification sheet, the Moto G72 comes with a 108 MP primary sensor coupled with an 8 MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2 MP macro sensor. There’s also a 16 MP selfie shoot up front and daylight performance. The shots are well-detailed with no noticeable over processing.
We do, however, feel that the HDR could have been a bit better when it comes to handling the highlights but the decent amount of details with good colour accuracy should satisfy most smartphone users out there.
The portrait shots appear a little softer when put in comparison to the non-portraits and unfortunately, there is no option to turn off the skin-softening here in portrait mode. As for low light photography, the night vision mode in this smartphone is excellent as there’s no major noise scene in low light images and also the shutter speed is quite fast while capturing shots.
Switching over to selfies and images, they are sharp, detailed and more importantly, the HDR works well too.
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