If there’s one smartphone brand that always has the pulse of what buyers are looking for in the budget segment, then it’s Motorola. Over the years, its G series of phones have constantly challenged the status quo to deliver a wholesome experience to customers. The latest offering from the brand is no different either. The Moto G22 offers an impressive set of specifications with its starting price of Rs 10,999. It’s also the first smartphone in India with the MediaTek Helio G37 chipset under the hood. Let’s take a look at what makes this smartphone worth your consideration.
Powerful to the core
As mentioned above, the Moto G22 comes equipped with the MediaTek Helio G37 SoC. The octa-core processor features Cortex-A53 cores. Utilising the big.LITTLE architecture, four big cores are tuned at 2.3GHz, whereas the LITTLE cores run at 1.8GHz. Combine that with the 12nm FinFET process, the chip is quite power efficient. The processor is complemented well with the PowerVR IMG GE8230 GPU which is clocked at 680MHz to take care of the graphics requirements.
The combination of CPU and GPU would be able to handle anything thrown at them. That means games too, and playing them would be even more enjoyable with MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 Lite technology. For seamless switching between apps, the device offers 4 gigs of RAM. On the storage side of things, the device ships with 64GB or 128GB of storage onboard, which can be expanded further up to 1TB with the dedicated microSD card slot.
Quad cameras to capture all scenarios
For shutterbugs, the Moto G22 offers everything and then some more. Its camera setup is headlined by a 50-megapixel f/1.8 sensor. The primary camera is accompanied by an 8MP f/2.22 ultra-wide angle lens with a 118-degree field-of-view, a 2MP f/2.4 depth shooter, and a 2MP f/2.4 macro snapper. That means, whether it’s expansive landscapes, portrait shots, or close-ups, the Moto G22 can capture them all with ease. It also promises great images in dimly-lit environments with less noise, thanks to pixel-binning technology with 4x better low-light sensitivity.
For selfies, the device packs a 16MP camera up front that can shoot full HD videos at 30 fps.
Smooth visuals on a large display
Moto G22’s window to the world is a 6.5-inch Max Vision display. The device has thin bezels around the screen that results in an immersive experience. Since the Helio G37 supports a high refresh rate of 90Hz, the phone’s screen is perfect for action-packed sequences in movies and TV series, or graphically-intensive gaming titles. The LCD display is sharp too, all thanks to the resolution of 1,600 x 720 pixels.
A battery that doesn’t give up
We’ve always admired the battery endurance of Motorola smartphones, and the Moto G22 seems to be continuing the legacy. It comes with a 5,000mAh battery, which combined with the power-efficient MediaTek Helio G37, ensures that the phone wouldn’t give up before the end of the day. There’s support for 20W TurboPower charging as well, and you get the charger for that in the retail box.
An attractive design
One of the biggest problems for smartphones in the sub-Rs 12k segment is that it’s difficult to tell them apart from each other. That’s not the case with the Moto G22. It features a sleek design and is crafted from durable PMMA materials with a premium finish. It’s also available in attractive colour options of black and blue, and will be available in Mint Green hue later. The design is functional too, as the power button on the right side doubles up as a fingerprint reader. Similar to previous phones from the brand, the G22 has a water-repellent design.
The Moto G22 comes with the latest Android 12 out of the box. As with all the offerings from Motorola, the device delivers a clutter-free experience with signature Motorola customisations. These include, gestures to quickly open the camera or flashlight. Then there’s ThinkShield, which offers Business Grade security to protect the phone’s data from malware and phishing.
With regards to the connectivity, the Moto G22 offers dual-SIM 4G support. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 and Bluetooth 5.0. What’s interesting however, is to see that the device also has NFC.
The Moto G22 ticks all the boxes but doesn’t just stop there. Along with great specifications, the device also focuses on offering a good experience to the users. The device will be going on sale from Apr 13th, and as part of the introductory offer, buyers will be able to make use of bank offers to get it at an effective price of Rs 9,999. The regular price for the base variant is Rs 10,999. All things considered, if you’re looking for a phone below Rs 12,000, the Moto G22 shouldn’t be ignored with its powerful MediaTek Helio G37 SoC, versatile cameras, and long-lasting battery.