Motorola Moto G 62 5G: tall boy (review)

With a large screen and long battery life, the Motorola Moto G 62 5G can keep its head up in the low to mid-range Android crowd.

As the price of some Android flagships skyrockets, it’s certainly worth asking yourself if a solid mid-range or even low-end phone would meet your needs. Offering a great balance of price, performance, and features, these Android phones are the top choice for many smartphone buyers.

These days, aiming for a lower price doesn’t mean sacrificing screen size, especially with extra tall aspect ratios. Enter the Motorola Moto G 62 5G, a tall kid that still fits in your hand and won’t break the bank.

Review: Motorola Moto G 62 5G

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Price $399 RRP
Warranty 1 year
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First impressions

While 6.5-inches might seem like an unwieldy phone, the Motorola Moto G 62 5G features an unusual 20:9 aspect ratio that allows the screen to be quite tall without making the phone too wide.

In this and many other aspects, the Moto G 62 5G is very similar to the Moto G51 5G. A centimeter taller, the G51 5G’s 20:9 aspect ratio manages to squeeze in a spacious 6.8-inch screen. The new Moto G 62 5G may have a slightly smaller screen, but it will offer a better trade-off between phone size and screen size for some hands.

Once you look beyond screen size, you’ll find a bright and sharp IPS LCD display – colors can be a bit saturated for some tastes, because it’s set to “Saturated” by default, but you can easily change it to “Natural”. “. ” If you prefer.

There’s a big power button on the right side of the phone, which doubles as a fingerprint reader (you can also unlock the phone with Face Unlock). Above the power button is a volume rocker.

On the back, you’ll find a triple camera array consisting of a 50MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP macro shooter – again, similar to the Moto G1 5G. Up front, you’ll find that it’s been upgraded to a 16 MP selfie camera.

In an expected compromise at this price point, the phone features a plastic back rather than premium metal or glass, although the plastic has a slight shine to it. Like most Motorola phones, the Moto G62 5G comes with a basic clear protective case. It offers some impact protection, but it doesn’t seem as robust as a Tech 21 case.

Motorola Moto G62 5G Specifications

Screen size 6.5 inches, 2400 × 1080 pixels
display technology IPS LCD, 120Hz refresh rate
Dimensions 161.83 × 73.96 × 8.59mm
Weight 184g
chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ 5G
CPU 2.2 GHz octa-core Kryo 460
RAM 4GB
GPU Adreno 619 650MHz
Storage 128GB
Expansion microSDXC (up to 1TB)
operating system android 12
sturdiness Water-repellent design
rear cameras 50 MP, f/1.8 (wide), 0.64 µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultra wide), 1.12 µm
2 megapixels, f/2.4, 1.75 µm (macro)
Frontal camera 16 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1.0 µm
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band
Bluetooth 5.1
Security Fingerprint reader, Face unlock
ports USB Type-C 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
Drums LiPo 5000mAh
bands 2G/ 3G/ 4G LTE/ 5G sub-6GHz
Colors midnight gray

Characteristic

Android 12 without bloatware, running on a Snapdragon 480+ 5G with 4GB of RAM, offers the foundation for a solid low- to mid-range phone. Naturally, it’s not going to keep up with the more powerful Android smartphones and it would have been nice to see a bit more RAM.

As the name suggests, it’s a 5G chipset, ensuring you can take advantage of Australia’s fastest mobile broadband networks, although like most it only supports sub-6GHz 5G networks and not mmWave.

Multimedia is where the Moto G62 5G shines, thanks to that big, sharp display that offers a 120Hz refresh rate. This ensures silky-smooth gameplay and scrolling, though attention to detail is needed to really appreciate it.

Accompanying the screen are Dolby Atmos-compatible stereo speakers to take full advantage of the high-end sound found on streaming services like Netflix.

The phone will keep you entertained for a long time, with a generous 5000mAh battery ensuring that if you don’t push it too hard, it should be able to run for 24 hours before recharging. That’s impressive considering the size of the screen and its high 120Hz refresh rate (which you can dial back to 60Hz to help save power). Fortunately, the phone comes with a 15W charger with support for fast charging, but not wireless charging.

When it comes to ruggedness, talking about a “water-repellent” design, rather than citing a specific IP rating, can be a concern if you’re looking for a phone that can survive a little mishap.

The fine print says that: “The water-repellent design creates a barrier to help protect against moderate exposure to water, such as accidental spills, splashes, or light rain. Not designed to be immersed in water or exposed to pressurized water or other liquids; can decrease over time. Not waterproof.

Quality

GeekBench 5 benchmarks tell a likely story. The phone scores 545 in the single CPU core test and 1740 in the multi-core test. That’s what you’d expect with this spec sheet and price, making it a fraction more powerful than the Moto G51 5G while also putting it in similar territory to the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G.

It’s fair to say that the Motorola Moto G62 5G packs enough punch to handle anything your typical user throws at it on a day-to-day basis. It’s certainly not for gamers or anyone else who craves power, but people who don’t push their phones are unlikely to hit its limitations.

When it comes to photography, 50MP is certainly a lot of pixels, but it’s a relatively small sensor with small pixels, which means it can struggle in low light.

The bottom line reflects the phone’s low price, it’s reasonable photos, but if you’re fussy about smartphone photo quality, you’ll likely shop at a higher price range where less megapixel cameras with better sensors and optics may provide better results. results.

GadgetGuy’s opinion

The Motorola Moto G62 5G is a solid entry-level to mid-range phone that offers the benefits of 5G, a large screen, and long battery life. It’s understandable that it makes sacrifices to keep the price down, but you might not care as long as you’re not looking for a powerful device or worried about the fact that it’s not waterproof.

If you want a big screen but your needs are simple, the Moto G62 5G could fit perfectly in your hand and your budget.

Motorola Moto G 62 5G: tall boy (review)

A decent phone that mostly makes sacrifices in the right places, the Motorola Moto G62 5G smartphone has a lot to offer low to mid-range Android buyers.

positives

affordable 5G

Large, bright 120Hz display

Long duration battery

negatives

Only 4GB of RAM

No IP rating

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