Motorola has managed to stay on the market and spark interest in its products. It is consistently expanding its G series of low-cost phones, striving to achieve a balance between functionality, quality and price. Motorola's new offering from early 2022 is called the Motorola Moto G22. Defined as a bestseller, this smartphone has something to offer to several groups of users. You can find out if it meets your requirements in the following lines.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Motorola Moto G22 specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2022, March 04
- Colors: Pearl White, Iceberg Blue, Cosmic Black, Mint Green
- Dimensions: 164 x 75 x 8.5 mm.
- Weight: 185 g.
- Screen: 6.5" inc, 720 x 1600, IPS LCD
- Camera : Quad, 50MP
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6765V/CB Helio G37 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
- Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 12
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
The company's designers have tried to offer new features in the vision of the Motorola Moto G22. One of them is expressed in the colors of the case. We also see a new layout of the main camera and selfie camera. Based on the budget of the smartphone, you can see the delicate plastic used to shape the edging and back panel. As it is not scratch resistant, we recommend that you put the Motorola Moto G22 in a case. That way you won't have to scratch.
Visually, it is impressive that the frames around the smartphone screen are not the thinnest. Some users will like this and others will not.
Motorola Moto G22 is one of the smartphones with a large display. Its diagonal is 6.5 inches and is unusual. Combines the merits of frequent picture updates - 90 Hz, and a modest margin of brightness. The latter can be considered a solid disadvantage if you are one of the users who are actively working with your smartphone outdoors. Another drawback is the low resolution - only 1600 x 720 pixels. Small objects and fonts will be blurred, which can negatively affect the quality of images and videos.
By choosing the Motorola Moto G22, you get solid performance in return. It is due to the energy-efficient video adapter PowerVR GE8320, which is combined with 4 RAM and Mediatek Helio G37.
Although it is not the best offer for games, the power is enough for smooth and fast work. The interface, which is Android 12, is flying.
The advantage of the chipset used is the low energy consumption. This affects the battery life of the Motorola Moto G22, which will be discussed shortly.
Another important parameter that is worth mentioning at this stage is storage. It is 64 GB and can be expanded using the provided separate memory card slot.
The photographic capabilities of the Motorola Moto G22 are entirely in the spirit of the class to which it belongs. Hoping for super quality night photos with the rear camera is unnecessary. The module consists of four chambers. The main one is 50-megapixel and is complemented by three other - 8-megapixel ultra-wide and two 2-megapixel sensors designed for macro photography and depth measurement.
In daylight, you will take good photos with your smartphone, with a good level of detail and natural colors. With the onset of evening, however, the presence of noise is inevitable. You can try to improve the shots by taking advantage of the Panorama Night Vision Pro Mode Ultra-Wide mode provided in the camera application.
For fans of photos with a smartphone, there are several other interesting modes - Face Beauty Assistive Grid, Mavro Vision, Portrait Photo Video and more.
The front camera of the Motorola Moto G22 is just as modest. It is 16 megapixel and is ideal for selfies and video calls. In it you will find an additional mode for night photos and beautification.
Motorola Moto G22 is a smartphone with a battery capacity of 5000 mAh. If you work with it continuously, you can count on 10-12 hours of active screen time. With more economical use, you will reach for the charger on the second day. According to the official website of the company - you have exactly 37.8 hours available.
The manufacturer has provided support for fast charging technology with a power of 15 and 20 W. This way you can take advantage of the opportunity to quickly get a new charge and continue working with the phone.
Motorola Moto G22 is an up-to-date solution at an affordable price. It combines a classic design, a quad-rear camera, an energy-efficient processor and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, to which you will have no objections. If you prefer, you can also use facial recognition technology.
The housing is protected against moisture, but we do not recommend putting the appliance in water.
Finally, we must mention that the Motorola Moto G22 supports contactless NFC payments. If you are used to using this system, this smartphone is perfect for a new device.
Motorola Moto G22 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Motorola Moto G22 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Motorola.