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Is the Moto G82 any good? Price, check, performance

If there’s one factor Motorola is aware of methods to do, it is the Moto G, its mid-range line. This 12 months there have been about 5, and the firm is attempting to cater to the wants of various pockets and existence.

I’d say the Moto G82 is the pinnacle of the Moto G vary — to the level of being near the Moto Edge, high line of the model. It’s 5G, has a 50-megapixel digicam, a 5,000 mAh battery (which might final a day and a bit extra), and good protection, along with the headphones, charger, and case already in the field.

On the different hand, the processor is a mid-range Snapdragon 695, and the night time photographs are merely passable. (The firm has improved on this, however should you actually need good low-light pictures, you want a premium cellphone from the producer.)

Details apart, under is what it was like to make use of the Moto G82 over the previous few days.


  • The digicam has optical stabilization which helps when taking pictures movies
  • Giant battery for a full day after which some
  • Light and really ergonomic cellphone (the again suits nicely in the hand)

Negative factors

  • The brightness of the display screen will not be very sturdy
  • The processor could possibly be a bit higher
  • Fingerprints construct up on the again (case solves if that is an issue)


The Moto G82 is a superb mid-range cellphone. This is a smartphone for many who are already in the Moto G household and wish extra performance. In addition to being ergonomic, it has improved cameras, together with optical stabilization. The field features a 33W charger, a headphone jack and a case — one in every of the greatest bundles amongst producers. On the different hand, the performance is regular and the display screen doesn’t shine an excessive amount of.

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You open the Moto G82 field and also you scent fragrance. The model has included a scent that wishes to convey the thought of ​​a “new cellphone”. Inside is the old school equipment: headphones, case, 33W charger and USB-A and USB-C cable.

The facet is manufactured from steel alloy, whereas the again seems like a robust and really gentle acrylic materials. The black coloration utilized in the check had fingerprints when dealt with. That’s not an issue: simply insert the clear case into the equipment.

What impressed me most about the Moto G82, nonetheless, was the ergonomics. It has a slight curve on the again which helps the cellphone match completely in the hand. And no, the curve would not make it “wobbly” on the desk as a result of the digicam meeting helps stabilize it.

The biometric sensor is on the facet and doubles as the energy button. Slightly additional up, the quantity management buttons are very discreet. The set is extra elegant, however I typically acquired confused: as a substitute of turning down the quantity, I “locked” the cell phone. Over time, I used to be capable of grasp issues and make fewer errors.

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Moto G82 facet

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And, it is price remembering that the Moto G line additionally has a traditional headphone jack and a USB-C port. The good factor is that any cellphone you’ve got will work. The draw back is that the cellphone has no safety in opposition to immersion in water.

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The underside of the Moto G82; the cell phone has a traditional headphone jack and a USB-C port

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Moto G82 display screen

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The 6.6-inch display screen (16.7 cm diagonal) has a FullHD decision and a refresh charge of as much as 120 Hz, which is sweet for video games with quite a lot of motion.

The pOLED show does the trick. It consists of an OLED display screen (with small dots which might be self-illuminating), however wrapped in plastic, which makes it cheaper to fabricate than others (whose materials is normally glass).

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Moto G82 display screen with an online web page open

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Watching YouTube movies was simple. The solely downside is that the brightness is not tremendous shiny, reaching round 650 nits (luminescence measurement). In comparability, the Moto Edge 30’s display screen has round 1000 nits, and a few high-end units even go as excessive as 2000 nits. The sensible impact of this may be much less visibility on very sunny days.

The Moto G82 has a mid-range Snapdragon 695 processor and 6GB of RAM. During my use, it by no means crashed, neither in video games nor when opening social apps like Instagram, Twitter or TikTok.

The solely downside is that earlier than utilizing the Moto G82, I used to be enjoying with the Z Fold 4, which has a Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 processor, the most refined on the market. So, in comparison with Samsung’s greatest foldable mannequin, there was clearly a little bit of lag when opening apps. But nothing main: a couple of seconds. Those who’ve all the time had mid-range cellphones mustn’t remorse it; however for these coming from the high of the line, the distinction is noticeable.

The opening time is a bit longer in heavy video games as nicely, however the graphics are nicely introduced and there may be not a lot lag (delay) between the command and the execution.

The battery is 5000 mAh which will be charged for an entire day and nonetheless have sufficient energy for the subsequent day. (The not-so-bright display screen in the end helps that financial system).

On a traditional day, I’d shut down the gadget to 100% round 6:30am and it did not present indicators of fatigue till round 11pm, with 30% cost. And it was a heavy utilization day, even utilizing solely the cell community. On days once I was working from residence, with Wi-Fi, the Moto G82 arrived earlier than mattress with 50% battery.

33W charger does 15% to 80% in about 40 minutes, good charging velocity. About half-hour in the socket already provides a very good autonomy (so long as it’s not plugged in with little or no energy).

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Moto G82 cameras

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It’s a mid-range cellphone, however its digicam array deserves respect. There are three on the again:

  • 50 MP OIS main (with optical stabilization)
  • 8 MP ultra-wide and depth (for wide-angle pictures and to assist portrait mode pictures)
  • 2 MP macro (for taking close-up photographs)

The principal sensor makes use of quad-pixel expertise. It then takes a 50-megapixel picture and merges 4 pixels into one to get extra picture element. In the finish, this ends in a fantastic 12.5 megapixel high quality – belief me, that is good as a result of a 12.5 megapixel picture is 9 MB, whereas a 50 megapixel picture is nearly 40 MB.

In apply, in pictures with good lighting, landscapes come out lovely, with nice coloration distinction. In poor or dim lighting, the result’s good, however not a lot element.

One of the coolest additions is optical stabilization on the principal sensor. In addition to serving to stabilize night time pictures, movement movies (corresponding to recording and strolling) are much less blurry.

Even for many who prefer to report movies, there’s a twin digicam taking pictures mode. This manner, you may report with each the rear and entrance cameras at the similar time. The thought is for many who take pleasure in “running a blog” or need to seize, for instance, an individual’s response whereas recording.

Photo taken with Moto G82

Finally, the 16-megapixel selfie digicam has nice high quality. In portrait mode, pictures have been excellent with a very good stage of background blur.

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Moto G82 rear digicam element

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The Moto G82 appears to be the greatest Moto G up to now. It has quick charging, good cameras and a big battery capability. In the Motorola retailer, the really useful value is BRL 2199 (or BRL 1979.10 in money); in retail it’s attainable to search out it for round R$ 1800 money.

In my opinion, this can be a cell phone for many who don’t hand over on comfort and don’t want a top-of-the-line mannequin (let’s face it: mid-range smartphones carry out nicely in most of the fundamental features). Motorola nonetheless ensures two Android updates (however manufacturers like Samsung stand up to 4 on some fashions).

If you’ve got extra money in your finances, you may attempt to take an opportunity on a smaller mannequin from Motorola, the Moto Edge 30, which has a superior processor, a smaller battery and is tremendous slim. It retails for round R$2,500 (on the Motorola web site, R$3,500).

From the competitors, Samsung has the Galaxy A53, which has nice cameras, 4 assured Android updates and a really lovely look. It retails for round R$1900.

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