Motorola Moto G82 review, know its features and specifications

Motorola Moto G82 review, know its features and specifications

The Moto G82 is one of Motorola's mid-range offerings that was announced in May this year, and yes, this review has been a long time coming. But the G82 is finally here and now that its price has dropped below the €300 mark, it's also a pretty intriguing device. There is also a Chinese variant called the Moto G71s and one could make a case that the G82 is a slightly upgraded version of the Moto G71 5G for the global market. The G71 5G and the G82 are pretty similar, but the latter brings a better feature set to the table relative to the price tag. Also, the G82 is a new level to Motorola's Moto G lineup this year, since last year's G81 wasn't.

Specifications of Motorola Moto G82

Body: 160.9x74.5x8.0mm, 173g; Glass Front, Plastic Frame, Plastic Back; Waterproof Design.

Display: 6.60" AMOLED, 120Hz, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 402ppi

OS/Software: Android 12, with plans to upgrade to Android 13

Chipset: Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (2x2.2GHz Kryo 660 Gold

Battery: 5000mAh; 30W wired

Unboxed Motorola Moto G82

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

Design and Handling

The Moto G82 adopts the same design language as the other phones in the Moto G series. Even in terms of dimensions, the G82 is quite similar to the G62. Interestingly enough, the G82 has a bigger display as well as being sensibly lighter at 173g. In fact, it's good enough for a 6.6-inch smartphone. Of course, the device is made entirely out of plastic, which also helps keep the weight down. The back panel is acrylic glass with a silky smooth finish. It feels great in the hand, though slippery and prone to staining.

Bright, 6.6-inch OLED

The handset is built around a 6.6-inch OLED panel, with a small centered punch-hole for the front-facing camera. It supports up to 120Hz refresh rate, but there is no additional HDR certification. Full HD playback is possible on Netflix, although Widevine L1 is supported. The Moto G82's display can go up to 496 nits in manual mode, while strong ambient light can push it up to 690 nits in auto mode.

her control

HRR control is very simple, and there are three refresh rate modes – 60Hz, 120Hz, and Auto. Their names are pretty self-explanatory, but we recommend using the auto one. The implementation is very simple, yet effective – if you touch the display, it'll bump the refresh rate up to 120Hz, and if you're not interacting with the phone, it'll dial down to 60Hz.

battery life

The Moto G82 packs a massive 5,000 mAh battery and a powered Snapdragon 695 SoC on board. The OLED panel also helps conserve power in certain situations, hence longer battery life. The Moto aced all of our tests, screen-on or screen-off, regardless of the scenario. Charging speedThe device relies on a 33W charger included in the box, but charges charging speeds capped at 30W. The 5,000mAh battery takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to fully charge from 0 percent, while 30 minutes of charging gets you to 57 percent. It's not the fastest, but it's good enough.

triple-camera setup

The Moto G82 features the same camera setup that the Moto G62 and G71 had earlier this year. The only difference is the OIS added on the G82. It still relies on a budget 50MP, f/1.8, 1/2.76", 0.64µm camera, which, unfortunately, makes the G82 one of the smallest sensors in this price bracket. In fact, the Moto G82's main sensor is the youngest.


It's tough to take a proper selfie outside of ideal lighting conditions, as sharpness and detail are usually an issue. Almost all the samples we took were blurry to some degree, and the subject's face looked somewhat flat in most scenes. We've definitely seen more consistent selfies in this price range.


The phone has been introduced in two variants. The price of the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant of the phone is 21,499. Whereas, its 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant costs Rs 22,999. Motorola has managed to build a well-balanced smartphone with capable hardware. The performance of the Snapdragon 695 SoC appears to be adequate for the price segment; The 6.6-inch OLED is color accurate and gets very bright; the Battery life is outstanding This Android experience is engaging. Overall, the Moto G82 definitely deserves a place on our recommendation list in the sub-€300 category.