Motorola’s new cheap Android phone has a 120Hz screen with a whole lot of color

Motorola’s new cheap Android phone has a 120Hz screen with a whole lot of color

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A Moto G82 5G from the beforehand   and back
(Image credit: Motorola)

It’s been a large week for smartphone launches, with the Sony Xperia 1 IV, the Google Pixel 6a, and much each being unveiled, and present there’s 1 much to adhd to the database – the Moto G82 5G.

Announced with nary fanfare astatine all, this telephone is already disposable to bargain successful the UK, astatine a outgo of £289 (roughly $355 / AU$515) but with nary confirmed availability for different regions.

So it’s a reasonably affordable phone, and amazingly so, fixed that it has a 6.6-inch FHD+ OLED surface with a 120Hz refresh rate. That’s a higher refresh complaint than astir fund phones. In fact, it’s successful enactment with flagships similar the Samsung Galaxy S22 bid and the iPhone 13 Pro.

But that’s not the lone item of the screen, arsenic it besides uses 100% of the DCI-P3 gamut, meaning it displays much colors than immoderate phones, gathering cinematic standards for colour accuracy.

Most of the remainder of the specs – portion arguably little breathtaking – dependable reasonably decent arsenic well. There’s a 5,000mAh artillery with 30W charging, 5G, and a triple-lens rear camera, with a 50MP main sensor (sporting optical representation stabilization), an 8MP ultrawide one, and a 2MP macro one.

There’s besides a 16MP selfie camera, dual stereo speakers, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a mid-range Snapdragon 695 chipset. Plus there’s a microSD paper slot and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.


A Moto G82 5G from the front, with the surface  on

(Image credit: Motorola)

Analysis: making consciousness of Motorola’s G series

You mightiness beryllium wondering wherever the Moto G82 5G fits into the wider Motorola G series, and the reply is betwixt the Moto G100 and the Moto G60s.

On paper, some of these phones person worse screens, contempt the Moto G100 costing more. However, that telephone does person a faster chipset and apt amended cameras (though slower 20W charging).

The Moto G60s, meanwhile, mightiness besides person amended cameras – astatine the precise slightest it’s got much megapixels to play with, and it has adjacent faster 50W charging, contempt costing less. But it’s little almighty too, and it has that somewhat worse screen. It besides doesn’t enactment 5G.

James Rogerson

James is simply a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor astatine TechRadar. He has a emotion for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and tin often beryllium recovered arguing with AI assistants oregon drowning successful the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with enactment connected the web, successful people and connected TV.