Introduction and specs
Motorola is continuing its push into the entry-level 5G market, particularly in Europe, with a number of G-series phones that aim to deliver great value at various price points. This time around, the subject of our review is the Moto G62 – a descendant of the Moto G60 and G60S and the second in rank in this year’s G lineup.
It’s important to note that the Indian market just got a different Moto G62 with a more powerful Snapdragon 695 chipset, but otherwise identical hardware. The subject of our review is the global version with a Snapdragon 480+ SoC.
The camera setup and large 5,000 mAh battery is shared across half a dozen Moto G phones, from the lowly G32 all the way to the G82. This leaves the screen as the other major difference, alongside the chipset. And the Moto G62 gets a 6.5 ” IPS LCD panel of buttery smooth 120Hz refresh rate.
Motorola Moto G62 5G specs at a glance:
- Body: 161.8×74.0x8.6mm, 184g; Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back; Water-repellent design.
- Display: 6.50″ 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: 1080p@30fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
- Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 15W.
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); NFC; 3.5mm jack; stereo speakers.
The big battery and the less demanding Snapdragon 480+ bode well for the Motorola Moto G62’s battery life, but we are taking nothing for granted and will do our usual set of tests to confirm its actual endurance.
The camera setup that is the staple of the Motorola GX2 series includes a 50MP 1/2.76″ f/1.8 main camera, aided by an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro shooter. We are, interested to see how the budget 50MP sensor performs compared to competitors using the larger 64MP and 48MP sensors.
Let’s open the box and see what’s inside then.
Unboxing the Motorola Moto G62
The Moto G62 comes in a standard retail box with the usual user manuals along with the USB-A to USB-C charging cable and the power adapter output up to 15W. It’s not much, but the phone can’t go higher anyway, so you won’t be missing on anything.
There’s also a transparent silicone case, which rounds up a decently stocked retail box, particularly in these days and age when most flagships get a cable and nothing more.