The Moto G82 5G, according to Motorola, is the industry’s thinnest and lightest smartphone. The phone seems to have been styled after the Motorola Edge 30 (Review), which competes with it in the same market.
The Moto G82 5G follows the modern aesthetic with a streamlined plastic body. The phone’s curved edges from Motorola make it more comfortable to handle.
Moto G82 5G Design
The 6.6-inch pOLED screen on the Moto G82 5G is the same as the one on the more costly Motorola Edge 30. Motorola states that the display is slimmer and the bezel size is reduced thanks to the pOLED panel. The Moto G82 5G’s front-facing camera is accessible via a circular cutout.
The Moto G82 5G’s lightweight design and responsive touchscreen made it easy to use with one hand. Both the volume controls and the fingerprint reader are located on the right side of the phone. The phone’s power button was conveniently located, although the volume controls required a bit of a reach when I was using it with one hand.
Moto G82 5G Specifications and Software
The octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 is what makes the Moto G82 5G tick. We just evaluated the Moto G71 5G (Review), and it turns out that it uses the same processor. Similar SoCs can be found in lower-priced smartphones like the Vivo T1 (Review).
There are two RAM options, however the storage remains same at 128GB as I indicated before. Because the phone uses a hybrid SIM slot, adding more storage will require giving up a SIM card slot.
Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band Wi-Fi, thirteen 5G bands, and dual-4G VoLTE are all features available on the Moto G82 5G. The full HD+ resolution on the 6.6-inch screen is accompanied by a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate.
Dolby Atmos is compatible with the stereo speakers on the Moto G82 5G. The phone includes a 33W TurboPower charger included in the box, and its 5,000mAh battery supports 30W rapid charging.
Moto G82 5G Performance
My regular tasks ran smoothly and quickly on the Moto G82 5G. My review machine has 6 GB of Memory, so I had no trouble switching between applications. The app’s load times were satisfactory.
Outside, the screen could get bright enough and offered wide viewing angles. The dual speakers added a sense of immersion to the video, making it a pleasant experience to watch. The Moto G82 5G is a great option for those in the market for a media player.
In benchmarks, the Moto G82 5G showed above-average performance. It got a total of 404,838 points on AnTuTu. It scored 657 and 1929 on Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. With a score of 4031 in 3DMark’s Slingshot benchmark, the Moto G82 5G performed admirably.
The GFXBench Vehicle Chase benchmark was completed at 17 frames per second on the Moto G82 5G. These results were on par with those of the Moto G71 5G and the Vivo T1 (Review), but the iQoo Z5 (Review) is still one of the most potent smartphones in this price category thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC.
Moto G82 5G Cameras
The primary camera on the Moto G82 5G is 50 megapixels with optical image stabilization (OIS), and it’s joined by an 8 megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2 megapixel macro camera. It comes equipped with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, perfect for taking group selfies.
The camera app has a lot of useful options, and it’s simple to use. Switching between shooting modes is as simple as swiping left or right on the viewfinder. There are quick-access controls for HDR, which is useful in sunny environments, and auto-Night Vision, which activates on its own in dim lighting.
Since the monsoons had already arrived in Bombay, the majority of the pictures I took with the Moto G82 5G were taken in gloomy lighting. Images taken during the day were detailed enough to make out recognizable subjects.
The dynamic range of the output was increased thanks to the phone’s automatic HDR activation. The ultra-wide-angle camera produced photos with the same tonal quality but fewer fine details.
Moto G82 5G Verdict
The Moto G82 5G is the first smartphone in the G-series to cost more than Rs. 20,000, however it is still considerably cheaper than Rs. 25,000, a relatively uncontested price point.
To set itself apart from rivals, Motorola gave it a bright screen, dual speakers, and water-resistance. Those who can afford to spend more than Rs. 20,000 on a smartphone may be interested in the Moto G82 because of its many useful extras.
But if you can afford to pay a little more, you can get a phone with far greater performance than the Moto G82 5G, such as the Realme GT Master Edition (Review) or the iQoo Z5 (Review). The Realme 9 Pro+ (Review) is a great option for those who value a high-quality camera and prefer superior video recording capability.
The Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G Octa-core CPU and the Adreno 619 GPU provide power to the gadget. It has 128 GB of storage space and 6 GB of RAM. The AMOLED screen on this smartphone is 6.6 inches in size, and the device itself is water-resistant.
The pixel density of the display is 402 PPI, and the resolution is 1080 by 2400. Android 12 is the operating system it uses. It has a 50 MP (standard), 8 MP (ultrawide), and 2 MP (depth) camera setup (macro). There’s a 16-megapixel (wide) camera up front.
Fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, and compass are only few of the sensors. The battery of the Motorola Moto G82 is a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh unit with support for Quick Charging at 30W.
A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0 are just some of the connectivity options built into the gadget. This mobile device measures 160.9 x 74.5 x 8 mm and weighs 173 grams.