Motorola G82 5G Review with Pros and Cons – But Why?
Motorola was doing great until they launched the Motorola G82 5G in India. The phone is excellent, it’s an upgraded version of the Motorola G71 5G but still doesn’t offer much for the Rs 21,499 price tag.
Motorola G82 5G Price in India
The Motorola G82 5G price in India starts from Rs 21,499 for 6GB of Ram and 128GB storage while another 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 22,999. The device is available in Meteorite Gray, and White Lily color options, and it will go for sale on 14th June 2022 at noon via Flipkart IN.
Now, let’s jump into the Moto G82 5G Review and find out whether you should spend Rs 21499 or not.
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Motorola G82 5G Review
Yes, Motorola G82 5G is worth buying but it’s a bit pricey compared to what Motorola is offering with this device, the phone has the same Snapdragon 695 SoC which is not the best option above 20k, the same design with the plastic build, only 30W charging support, decent cameras and still Motorola is charging Rs 21499 which is not justifiable.
The device has OIS support which is great as we don’t see OIS for this price range. Now, that OIS doesn’t work the best, sometimes it feels like Gimmicky. Also, the phone only supports [email protected] because the Snapdragon 695 only supports that resolution.
In short, don’t go by the hype, OIS is there but it’s not the best and yes, the cameras are kind of decent.
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Overall, I don’t recommend Motorola G82 5G at Rs 21499, this would have been a killer device at Rs 18999 or even at Rs 19999 but that didn’t happen.
Motorola G82 5G Pros and Cons
|120Hz pOLED Display||Side-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor|
|Pure Stock Android Experience||Only 30W charging Support|
|Solid Battery Life||Plastic Build|
|NFC Support||Decent Cameras|
|Excellent Speaker Quality||Stock Camera App Needs Optimization|
|11 5G Bands|
|3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Android 12 Out of the Box|
The Motorola G82 5G comes with a 6.60-inches 120Hz pOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels while the frame and back are made out of plastic there is no mention of what kind of glass has been used for display protection.
The screen is bright enough to use outdoors, so there won’t be any kind of issue while using the smartphone in the sunlight.
Motorola has also added widevine L1 support which means, you will be able to stream FHD+ content on OTT apps like prime video, Netflix, etc…
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One of the best things about the Moto G82 5G should be its Display, that 120hz pOLED panel looks amazing, whether you want to play games or watch movies, you will get the best experience.
Here comes the cache, even after having a pOLED display, Motorola didn’t add an in-display fingerprint sensor which is acceptable because this is almost 22k smartphones.
Overall, the Moto G82 5G has the best display under Rs 25000 in India, there won’t be any kind of issue while watching movies or even playing games.
Here comes the confusing part,
Snapdragon 600 Series processors use to be affordable but now, they have changed everything. From now, Snapdraghopn 600 SoC will come under the 20k price range and the 700 series SoC will come under 30k.
The Motorola G82 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC and runs on Android 12. Now, Motorola has promised two years of OS updates and three years of security updates but when I checked on Flipkart, it says, Two OS Upgrade & 3 Years Security Update.
It’s kind of confusing but we will take what Motorola has said…
Snapdragon 695 SoC will give better performance than Snapdragon 750G, so there won’t be any issues while playing games or even using smartphones in day-to-day life.
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In short, don’t get confused by the processor’s name.
Also, Motorola G82 5G has 13 5G bands including 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 41, 66, 77, and 78.
By the way, don’t expect to play BGMI or even COD Mobile at the extreme graphics, the Snapdragon 695 is a good SoC but it’s not a gaming processor, it good processor for day-to-day use.
Overall, there won’t be any kind of issue while using the smartphone in day-to-day life and again, as I have said, Motorola should have gone with a different processor but the last-gen Moto G71 5G also had the Snapdragon 695 SoC.
The Motorola G82 5G comes with a 50MP primary sensor which has OIS, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro sensor while there is a 16MP selfie shooter on the front. Both the rear as well as the front cameras can only shoot videos at [email protected]
I know, you will ask why, the phone doesn’t support 4k or even [email protected] and the answer is, that the Snapdragon 695 only supports [email protected] resolution, so this is what it is…
Also, OIS will make you excited because the phone is priced at Rs 21499 but wait because you won’t like what I’m about to say…
The OIS doesn’t work the best, sometimes it feels like Gimmicky. The videos do come out stable but even if the phone didn’t have the OIS, the video will have come out stable because it only supports [email protected]
I feel Motorola has only added the OIS for marketing because, in real life, you won’t feel the OIS presence in the smartphone.
This is what I have to say,
If the brand wants to add OIS then optimize that OIS for real-life use, don’t just add the OIS logo beside the cameras for marketing or remove the OIS and optimize all the sensors.
The 50MP primary sensor does take some good images under good lighting but the same can’t be said for the night. When there is low light or taking images at night, the images come out a bit soft, and they lose out on natural colors…
Everything can be fixed with a single OTA update because added sensors are more than capable to take the best images but we all know how good Motorola is with updates, so don’t expect too much after you buy the device.
Also, the 8MP ultra-wide lens does its job, no complaints there too. By the way, don’t expect too many details from ultra-wide because it’s a small sensor.
The 16MP selfie camera performs better than I expected, so yes, if you love to take selfies then you will be more than happy with a front camera.
Now, the rear and even front camera does have some issues with dynamic range, sometimes, the sensors mess up with dynamic range. It doesn’t happen every single time but it does happen.
Ohh, I forget about that 2MP sensor, so should you…
Overall, Motorola G82 5G takes decent images and the OIS doesn’t work the best, it’s good cameras but somewhere, it feels like Motorola is charging way much money for what they’re offering.
Here, Camera Samples of Motorola G82 5G (Google Drive)
Get ready because you’re about to hear something new,
Yes, after a long time, Motorola has decided to add the stereo speakers and yes, it works great.
It also has a secondary noise-cancellation microphone which will help a lot in calling too. Also, it does have carrier aggregation support.
Now, surprising thing is, that Motorola has added a 3.5mm audio jack which is kind of odd…
Overall, the speaker quality is great and there is no issue with the call quality too.
The Motorola G82 5G comes with a 5,000 mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. The 30W charger will take about 62 minutes to charge from 0 to 100%.
Overall, the battery will last for a day, the Snapdragon 695 SoC is power-efficient SoC and it will give better battery life.
Of course, if you’re a heavy user then the battery won’t last for a day but if you’re a normal user then the battery should last for more than a day.
Motorola G82 5G FAQs
Q: Does Motorola G82 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?
Q: Does Motorola G82 5G has NFC Support?
Q: How many OS updates will Motorola G82 5G will get?
A: Motorola has promised two years of OS updates and three years of security updates which means, the Moto G82 5G will get Android updates up to Android 14.
Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the Motorola G82 5G?
A: It has a 120Hz refresh rate pOLED.
Q: Does Motorola G82 5G has stereo speakers?
Q: Does Motorola G82 5G have Widevine L1 support?
Q: Does Motorola G82 5G has a camera2api enabled?
Q: Does Motorola G82 5G has 5G Support?
Q: How Many 5G Bands does Motorola G82 5G has?
A: It has 11 5G bands which include 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 41, 66, 77, and 78.
Q: Does Motorola G82 5G has fast charging support?
A: Yes, it has a 30W wired fast charging support.
Q: Does Motorola G82 5G has carrier aggregation?
A: Yes, it has Carrier Aggregation.
Q: Does Motorola G82 5G has compass sensor?
Q: Where to buy Motorola G82 5G in India
A: The Motorola G82 5G is available on the Flipkart India website.
The Motorola G82 5G does have its flows but even after that if you’re looking for a decent smartphone with Stock UI then you can consider the Moto G82 5G. Now, if you want a better camera then you can also consider the RealMe 9 Pro Plus 5G (review).
Talking about myself, I won’t pay Rs 21499 for Moto G82 5G, its way too much for what Motorola is offering but your take on this device could be different, so if you like what Motorola has provided then go for it otherwise, this is not the only device available under R 25000 in India.
Reasons to Buy Motorola G82 5G
There are a few reasons to buy Motorola G82 5G starting from Pure Stock Android Experience, 120Hz pOLED display, solid battery life, decent cameras with OIS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC support, SD-card slot, and 11 5G Bands.
Reasons to Not Buy Motorola G82 5G
There are some reasons to not buy Motorola G82 5G which are, the cameras are not that great, the plastic build, a bit pricey, the no-in-display fingerprint sensor, and the night images don’t come out great.
Motorola G82 5G Specifications
|Launch Date||31st May 2022|
|Available From||14th June 2022 at noon via Flipkart IN|
|Display||6.60-inches FHD+ pOLED|
Aspect Ratio: 20:9
86.4% screen-to-body ratio
402 PPI density
120Hz Screen Refresh rate
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels resolution|
|Dimensions||160.9 x 74.5 x 8 mm|
|Screen Refresh Rate||120Hz Refresh Rate|
Two OS Upgrade & 3 Years of Security Updates
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm)|
GPU: Adreno 619
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold &
6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)
|Rear Cameras||50MP Primary Sensor (OIS)|
|Front Camera||16MP Selfie Shooter|
|5G Support||Yes, 11 5G Bands|
|5G Bands||1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 41, 66, 77, and 78|
Ambient Light Sensor,
|Charging Speed||30W wired fast Charging|
100% in 62 minutes
|Colors||Meteorite Gray, White Lily|
|SAR Value||Head: 1.11 W/kg at 1g, |
Body: 1.27 W/kg at 1g
|In the Box||Handset, |
|Price||6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 21,499|
8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 22,999
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