Making a name for yourself in the middle class is often very difficult. Motorola is also well aware of this, because otherwise the new Moto G82 5G model could not be created. This is because it can amaze with an unprecedented quality display, great cameras, good durability and decent performance. The attention-grabbing line-up is additionally supported by a pleasant price.
|Construction||160,9 × 74,5 × 8 mm, 173 gconstruction: classic, resistance: IP52|
|Display||AMOLED, 6,6″ (2 400 × 1 080 px)|
|Camera||50 MpxLED dioda, autofocus, video: 1 920 × 1 080 px, 60 FPS|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695CPU: 2×2,2 GHz + 6×1,7 GHzGPU: Adreno 619|
|Memory||RAM: 6 GBinternal memory: 128 GBmemory cards: microSDXC|
|Data functions||5G: againLTE: againWi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth: 5.1, NFC: again|
|Operating system||Android 12|
|Accumulator||5 000 mAhwireless charging: it is|
|Availability||May 2022, 7,999 CZK|
Package contents: neat box
The dark-colored box in which you will find the Motorola Moto G82 5G also hides a 33W charger and a USB cable. It has USB-C on one end and USB-A on the other. The list of accessories ends with a practical silicone case.
- 33W charger included
- silicone cover
Construction: somewhat bland
The appearance of the current Motorolas is a bit “on one hill”. The manufacturer does not bother with it too much and relies on darker shades with a rounded back. On the one hand, why not, the phone fits well in the hand and anyway, every other person puts it in some kind of case, which drives away any design ideas by miles. On the other hand, this appearance resignation to the necessary basis is a great pity, because any effort for originality and uniqueness disappears. In short, the Moto G92 5G is intended for more conservative-minded users, who appreciate the fact that the back of the mobile phone is not constantly covered with fingerprints more than flashy elements.
We have already taken a bite out of the ergonomics with the rounded back. We definitely welcome this solution, as it is an overall larger phone that fits comfortably in a larger palm. The only thing missing from perfection is for Motorola to try to move the buttons on the right side just a little lower. As it stands, they are high and shorter thumbs sweat when stretched.
For years, Motorola phones have been blessed with splash and light rain resistance. According to the manufacturer, the IP52 certification is fulfilled. However, the phone is not built for bathing or pouring water, so you should not expose it to these extreme situations. The processing of the plastic device is exemplary, it doesn’t bend or bend anywhere, we have no complaints in this regard.
- robust construction
- slightly increased resistance
- slightly inappropriately placed buttons
- dull appearance
Display: let the competition be inspired
You will be extremely satisfied with the display. Motorola came up with a 6.6-inch AMOLED panel, which not only has a Full HD+ resolution, but even a great 120Hz refresh rate. The quality is thus on par with much more expensive phones and, for example, easily surpasses the iPhone 14, which is four times more expensive. However, this only applies to delicacy and spectacle at home. The brightness does not reach dizzying values and despite the AMOLED technology, Motorola struggles with readability outdoors. The absence of Always-On, which Motorola replaces with an elaborate but only ordinary ambient mode, will also freeze. The display lights up every time you pick up the phone, tap on the display, or when a new notification arrives. It is pleasing that the ambient display has active notification elements. It is possible to teach the phone Always-On through an external application, but this completely leaves the original ambient mode behind. Gorilla Glass 3 protects the display.
- AMOLED panel with fine resolution
- 120Hz refresh rate
- lower brightness
- does not support Always-On
Sound: effort is appreciated
Loud music reproduction tends to be a little behind on phones, especially those in the middle class. However, the Moto G82 5G has stereo speakers, with one speaker on the bottom edge and the other above the display. However, do not rejoice prematurely, the sound performance is significantly below expectations and is definitely not suitable for listening to music. However, it can slightly improve the gaming experience. Fortunately, nothing prevents the connection of headphones at all, there is even a 3.5 mm jack on the bottom edge.
- stereo reproduction
- 3,5mm jack
Hardware performance: adequate build
In the middle class, there is no need to occupy the top rungs of the performance charts, it is important that the phone is not slow. The Motorola Moto G82 5G fulfills this condition to the letter. It offers a very decent eight-core processor Snapdragon 695, which in the company of 6GB of RAM can handle the tasks of more demanding days. In AnTuTu, he reached more than 400,000 points. 128GB of internal memory is standard, and you have approximately 112GB left after first powering up. Fortunately, there is a slot for a memory card with a capacity of up to 1 TB.
- sufficiently powerful processor
- supports memory cards
Battery life: decent average
A battery with a capacity of 5,000 mAh ensures a solid endurance of approximately 1.5 days. It really depends on how you will use the phone. Of course, playing games drains energy even after a few hours. Charging is possible only by wire, with a power of up to 33 W, which takes about an hour and 20 minutes to charge.
Connectivity: nothing essential is missing
The Motorola Moto G82 boasts all conceivable connectivity. It offers NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi ac and USB-C. 5G support is also a matter of course.
Camera: this is how it would work
Even a more affordable phone today must be able to take photos so that you don’t have to be ashamed to show your creations to the world. This will not be a problem for the Motorola Moto G82, as its main camera has a high resolution of 50 megapixels and optical image stabilization. The resulting images boast faithful and balanced colors, as well as overall sharpness. In significantly reduced light conditions, the quality decreases quite significantly, but this is not something that would not bother the vast majority of the competition at this price level.
The secondary sensor adds to the goodness of ultra-wide-angle shots with 118°, and with 8 megapixels it is an imaginary standard for it to even make sense to switch lenses. We will repeat what has already been said several times, namely the recommendation that shooting with the second lens is only suitable during the day or under really strong artificial lighting. In other cases, the images are noisy or downright blurry. Attentive readers must have noticed that there are three cameras on the back, but we didn’t even want to mention the 2-megapixel macro lens, which is almost useless.
For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel camera in the slot of the display, which with its performance is fully sufficient for the needs of sharing via social networks.
The phone only allows video recording in Full HD+ resolution, which is a bit of a shame. Fortunately, it got to at least 60 FPS and the videos are pleasantly smooth.
Motorola Moto G82 5G (test video) – 1080p, 60 FPS
- decent results in daylight
- optical image stabilization
Software: no frills
For the environment, you can count on almost the latest, which means Android 12 and the August security patches. The system is watched over by a very decent superstructure from Motorola, which brings rather than graphical changes just a few useful functions, which are combined under the Moto application. Optimization is very good thanks to the overall powerful hardware. Therefore, the environment will never hold you back.
- well tuned environment
- no unnecessary bloatware
- useful Moto features
The Motorola Moto G82 5G made a good impression on us when we first met it, and it only continued to confirm it during testing. It has a sufficiently high-quality display, which is an imaginary gateway to the world of a smartphone. It has absolutely enough performance and it will only be really demanding for those who will probably not be looking for their phone at these price levels. The high-quality main camera and good endurance will also please you. Everything is underlined by full connectivity, including NFC and 5G, followed by a favorable price, which makes the Moto G82 5G a very strong mid-range player. More serious criticisms are perhaps only aimed at the impossibility of recording 4K video and perhaps the dull design, which, however, is already very subjective.
Although it seems that the Moto G82 5G could be a bed of roses, this is not the case. At the same price level, the older Motorola Edge 20 is being sold, which has a better display, processor and cameras, including a telephoto lens. The only drawback is the smaller battery with lower endurance.
Motorola Edge 20
|Dimensions||163 × 76 × 7 mm, 163 g|
|Display||OLED, 6,7″ (2 400 × 1 080 px)|
|Camera||108 Mpxvideo: 3 840 × 2 160 px, 30 FPS|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, 1×2,4 GHz + 3×2,2 GHz + 4×1,9 GHz|
|Memory||RAM: 8 GBrepository: 128 GB, it is|
|Accumulator||4 000 mAh|
A strong rival will also be the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G, which only has a 90Hz AMOLED display, but boasts full-fledged resistance to water and dust. It can also record 4K video and is not significantly more expensive.
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
|Dimensions||159,7 × 74 × 8,1 mm, 186 g|
|Display||Super AMOLED, 6,4″ (2 400 × 1 080 px)|
|Camera||48 Mpxvideo: 3 840 × 2 160 px, 30 FPS|
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 1280,|
|Memory||RAM: 6 GBrepository: 128 GB, microSD|
|Accumulator||5 000 mAh|
You may also be interested in the Poco X4 Pro 5G, which has a similarly high-quality 120Hz AMOLED display and even an identical processor. However, it can boast a 108-megapixel camera or significantly faster wired charging. On the other hand, it is already about a thousand more expensive.
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro 5G 256+8 GB
|Dimensions||164,2 × 76,1 × 8,1 mm, 205 g|
|Display||AMOLED, 6,67″ (2 400 × 1 080 px)|
|Camera||108 Mpxvideo: 3 840 × 2 160 px, 30 FPS|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695, 2×2,2 GHz + 6×1,7 GHz|
|Memory||RAM: 8 GBrepository: 256 GBmicroSDXC|
|Accumulator||5 000 mAhcharging time: 0:41 hours|
Photo: Michal Pavlíček, mobilenet.cz