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Motorola Moto G82 Review – GSMArena.com Tests

Introduction and specifications

The Moto G82 is one of Motorola’s mid-range offerings that was announced in May of this year, and yes, it’s been a while since this review. But the G82 is finally here and now that its price has fallen below the €300 mark, it’s also a rather interesting device. There is also a Chinese variant called Moto G71s and one can claim that the G82 is a slightly upgraded version of the Moto G71 5G for the global market.

The G71 5G and G82 are quite similar, but the latter brings a better set of features to the table for the price even. Also, the G82 is a new level in Motorola’s Moto G lineup this year, as there was no G81 last year.

Now that we’ve established the Moto G82’s place in Motorola’s portfolio, let’s take a closer look at the spec sheet.

A quick overview of Motorola Moto G82 specifications:

  • the body: 160.9 x 74.5 x 8.0mm, 173g; Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back; Waterproof design.
  • Show: 6.60 inches AMOLED, 120 Hz, resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, aspect ratio 20: 9, 402 ppi.
  • Slices: Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (2 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold and 6 x 1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver); Adreno 619.
  • memory: 128 GB 6 GB RAM, 128 GB 8 GB RAM; UFS. microSDXC (uses a shared SIM slot).
  • Operating System / Software: Android 12, planned upgrade to Android 13.
  • back camera: wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 118°, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm; precise: 2 MP, f/2.4.
  • front camera: 16 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1.0µm.
  • Video capture: back camera: 1080p@30/60fps; front camera: 1080p@30fps.
  • battery: 5000 mAh; 30 watts wired.
  • Miscellaneous: fingerprint reader (side-mounted); 3.5 mm jack stereo speakers.

At first glance, the Moto G82 has an expected hardware for the asking price with a 6.6-inch 120Hz OLED panel, Snapdragon 695 SoC doing the heavy lifting and a 6GB/128GB memory configuration by default. There is also a microSD card if the storage space is not enough. The battery also meets the 2022 standards – 5000 mAh supports 30W fast wired charging.

Interestingly, the 50MP main camera has OIS, which is a rare feature in this class. The company likes to include optical stabilization in its budget phones, which is commendable, but we were a little concerned about the sensor size – 1/2.76″. This is a bit smaller than we expected. However, specs aren’t everything especially when it comes to photography. We’ve seen some hidden gems from Motorola in the past, so we might be pleasantly surprised by the G82.

Motorola Moto G82 review

That’s why we suggest browsing through the following pages and seeing if the Moto G82 is worth your hard-earned money or if competitors like Samsung, Xiaomi, and Realme offer a better value.

Unboxing the Motorola Moto G82

The phone comes in a standard box with the usual stuff like user manuals, a 33W charger, and a USB-A to USB-C cable for data transfer and charging.

Motorola Moto G82 review

There’s also a clear silicone case thrown in there for good measure.