Moto G32 review
Motorola has introduced a lot of smartphones recently. The company now has everything from budget, mid-range to high-end smartphones. The Motorola cell phones we’ve tested so far have been pretty excellent. We’ve been testing the Moto G32 for over a week and so far it seems like a decent phone for the money.
It has an integrated 680 SoC and runs Android 12 OS. The phone has IP52 water and dust resistance. The phone also has a triple rear camera with a 50-megapixel main sensor. How did the smartphone perform in our tests? Let’s find out.
Moto G32 review: Design and display
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First and foremost, the design of the Moto G32 is something we really appreciated. Although it still has a plastic back, the appearance of the new Moto G smartphone is very different from the rather bland aesthetics of previous models.
The panel also makes fingerprints and smudges less obvious than they would generally be on a glossy surface. Even without the cover, therefore, the G32 does not look as neglected as it would appear. There is also a triple camera module on the back of the phone and the recognizable Moto batwing logo.
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The size of the phone is quite ergonomic and someone with small hands will not have problems with the weight distribution. Our fingers landed flawlessly on the fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone, but the sensor itself is a bit slow. Along with the volume rocker, the fingerprint sensor also doubles as the power button.
The feel of the buttons is also good. Unlike the left side, which contains a dual SIM slot (can accommodate 2 SIM cards and a micro-USB card for memory expansion up to 1TB). The microphone is located on the top bezel, while the 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, USB Type-C port and speaker grille are located on the bottom edge.
The Moto G32 also has an IP52 rating for water and dust resistance, so external protection is also taken care of.
There are thin bezels on the head, edges and chin on the front of the phone, while the bottom bezel is wider. At the top of the display is a selfie camera.
Its 6.5-inch LCD display has a 20:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels. The screen refresh rate is 90Hz and touch input is at 180Hz. During our testing, we did not notice any scratches on the display, as it is additionally protected by Panda Glass 3.
The display offers an immersive viewing experience while watching videos and playing games. The screen also feels smooth and fluid thanks to the 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone comes with Widevine L1 support and we tested it playing HD movies on both Amazon and Netflix. Colors seem a bit washed out, especially bright reds and magentas. The viewing angle is also fine, but the maximum screen brightness is limited to 600 nits, so the display is not bright when used outdoors.
The sound capabilities of the speaker system include compatibility with Dolby Atmos. Although the speakers are loud, the sound output is not particularly good and lacks a bit of depth.
Moto G32 review: Performance and cameras
In terms of performance, the Moto G32 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC and an Adreno 610 GPU. The phone has 64GB of internal storage with 4GB of RAM, which can be expanded up to 1TB using a microSD card.
When it comes to day-to-day use, the phone is a nice budget smartphone that is quite fast. However, navigating between apps like Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and other social media apps is a challenge, making multitasking between apps challenging.
On the gaming side, Call of Duty Mobile is playable, but not at optimal settings. Also, the phone heats up after just 15 minutes of use, so if you are a serious gamer, avoid buying this phone.
In terms of software, the G32 runs Android 12 out of the box, just like all current G-series devices. To provide a clean user interface without ads and bloatware, the company offers Android 12 with the My UX skin on top, which improves the overall experience.
In addition, there are customization options. The G32 smartphone was promised an update to Android 13 as well as three years of security patches. Plus, you get all the moto-only features like gesture features to turn on the camera and flashlight. In addition, you also get Thinkshield, a security layer.
The Moto G32 boasts a triple rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 2-megapixel macro lens. Selfie camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels and an aperture of f/2.4.
The phone’s 8-megapixel super wide-angle camera, which is unusual for a phone in this price range, is its best feature. Even many high-end and mid-range phones lack an 8MP sensor for ultra-wide photos.
In terms of performance, in good lighting conditions, photos taken by the primary camera offer a significant amount of detail. The shadows were fine and neither the highlights nor the subjects were overdone.
The inclusion of an 8MP super wide-angle camera is commendable, but when we zoomed in we saw edge distortion, faded colors and a lack of detail. However, 8MP is still better than a 5MP ultra-wide lens.
A 2-megapixel macro lens, on the other hand, is rarely useful, as you have to work very hard to get clear images even in decent lighting.
Indoor and outdoor low-light photos looked average. Selfies are good if they are taken in bright lighting, otherwise they will be distorted and out of focus.
The Moto G32 comes with a 33W fast charger that packs a 5,000mAh battery. We had good battery life with the device – more than a day and a half. Additionally, it took more than 1 hour and 5 minutes to fully charge the phone.
The Moto G32 is an ideal gadget for the average user. For around Rs 12,000, you get almost a day of battery life, a smooth 90Hz display and respectable performance for casual gaming. In addition, you have the typical three-camera setup. The Motorola smartphone offers you IP52 certification, 33W fast charging and, above all, a pure stock Android experience.
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