Motorola G72 Review: Forget it

Written by Rahul Makwana


Motorola G72 price in India starts from Rs 18,999 for 6GB RAM + 128GB storage in India.

It comes with 108MP primary, 8MP Ultra-Wide and 2MP Macro while there is a 16MP selfie shooter on the front

This is Rs 18999 smartphone, but it doesn't feel like it when we talk about cameras. The 108MP sensor more feels like 8MP sensors and its needs to be optimize.

The sensor does take good images under good lights, but it suffers a lot when we take images at night

The Motorola is trying to add unnecessary softeness to the images and that's the main reason why its missing out on details especially under low lights

What I’m saying is don’t fall for the megapixel count.

The videos do come out good under good lighting but when it comes to low lights, the sensor suffers a lot, it creates lots of noise, and because of that, the videos don’t look good at all.

Coming to the 8MP Ultra-wide, It feels more gimmickry than 108MP primary sensor, it tries to saturate colors and it adds too much noise even under the good lights. The good thing is, it doesn’t have the dynamic range issue.

I will say one thing, don’t try to use the ultra-wide lens at night, always, use the primary sensor.

Now, forget the 2MP sensor, and let’s move on 16MP front camera,

Now, forget the 2MP sensor, and let’s move on 16MP front camera,

The 16MP selfie shooter takes good images under good lights, I mean, you will love the colors because Motorola has added more white colors.

Motorola is doing the same as Vivo, OPPO, and RealMe. Now, this makes more sense because people love to add a filter and Motorola is like why bother, we will add the white filter with the sensor.

Concluding everything, the camera could have been better and so is the price.

The phone comes with a 6.55-inches 120Hz p-OLED display with a resolution of 2460 x 1080 pixels and 1300 nits brightness.

The front is protected with corning gorilla glass 3 while the rear and frame are made from plastic. The back is glossy, so it will leave a fingerprint.

By the way, the 1300 nits brightness will help a lot when using Moto G72 outdoors, you won’t face any kind of problem while reading text or watching YouTube Videos whatsoever.

Overall, you will be more than happy with the display and even the build, I wish, Motorola had gone with a glass and metal frame but nonetheless, the device has the best display compared to its competition.

We have recently seen MediaTek Helio G99 in POCO M5 which is available at only Rs 12,499 while Motorola has added the same chipset in Moto G72 which is available at Rs 18,999.

So yes, Motorola should have gone with the 5G chipset because 5G will be available all over India by the end of next year.

The MediaTek Helio G99 SoC is an upgraded version of the Helio G96. Mediatek has mainly updated the CPU which means, the SoC should provide the batter battery life while the GPU has also gotten a little bit of upgrade.

You will be able to play games like COD Mobile and BGMI Mobile at 40fps which is not good at all for Rs 18,999 smartphone.

All in all, the Motorola G72 is not for everyone, – If you’re a gamer, stay away from it… – If you wanted a 5G smartphone, stay away from it… – But, if you wanted a smartphone for day-to-day usage then do consider it.

When a smartphone doesn’t have 5G, it will have everything else…

That said, yes, the device has a stereo speaker along with a 3.5mm audio jack. There is also Carrier Aggregation which will help when the smartphone is not getting enough single.

The speakers are loud and even clear too, so yes, you will be more than happy with the audio and even call quality.

The speakers are loud and even clear too, so yes, you will be more than happy with the audio and even call quality.

The Motorola G72 has a 5,000 mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging & yes, the charger is supplied in the box.

The battery will last for a long time because of the MediaTek Helio G99 processor, if you’re a heavy user then you will have to charge the device between 8 to 9 PM but if you’re a normal user then the battery will easily last for a day.

Motorola G72 could have been the best smartphone but the lack of 5G and MediaTek G99 made the smartphone decent while the device could have been a bit cheaper. However, it’s not a bad smartphone, it’s just that, it’s a 4G smartphone for casual users.

If you ask me if I’m paying more than Rs 15000 then I will get a 5G smartphone because I will keep whatever smartphone I buy for at least two years.

Still, if you wanted a Motorola smartphone with 5G then you can also consider the Motorola G82 5G, it has almost the same specs as Moto G72 but G82 has 5G support and better cameras.

Still, confused, do read my in-depth review of RealMe Motorola G72 by tapping down below.

*Image Credit: Perfect Gadget