The Moto G72’s camera module is styled after the high-end Moto Edge 30 Fusion. A square module with three camera sensors is provided. Additionally, the LED flash can be found within this module.
The primary speaker grille and the 3.5mm jack for headphones are located at the top, while the USB Type-C port may be found at the bottom. The phone’s power button and volume rocker are on the right side, and the two SIM card slots are on the left.
The Moto G72 has a flat 6.55-inch pOLED display with full-HD+ resolution on the front. The 120 Hz display is HDR10+ certified and can display up to a billion different colors. Some apps, including Netflix, were, however, unable to recognize this feature and hence were unable to stream HDR material. Even while watching full-HD OTT content, the display still displays sharp images with accurate colors. With a maximum brightness of 1300 nits, the phone is usable even in strong sunlight. The Moto G72 has a splash-resistant IP52 rating, so you can use it outside even if it’s raining a little.
Details on the Moto G72, including its operating system
The MediaTek Helio G99 is one of the few new 4G SoCs introduced in 2022, and it is what drives the Moto G72. The SoC is more powerful than the Helio G96 since it is built using a newer manufacturing method that uses a smaller number of atoms. The G72 has a 5000mAh battery and can charge at 33 W quickly. Battery capacity is not an issue; however, for the same price, other phones, including the Redmi Note 11 Pro, offer faster 67W fast charging. The Moto G72 features standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi ac (both 2.4GHz and 5GHz), GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, and a host of other sensors.
Motorola’s MyUX skin, built on top of Android 12, powers this phone. UX is my preferred launcher since it provides a near-stock Android experience mixed with a wealth of customization settings, though your mileage may vary. If you want to see all of your customization choices in one place, the Moto app is the place to go. The system UI colors can be changed to match the wallpaper as well as the fonts and icons.
The default camera app, in particular, had several issues with crashing and freezing throughout my time with the Moto G72. The Android 13 update and up to three years of security patch support have both been promised by Motorola.
The Power and Longevity of the Moto G72’s Battery
The Moto G72’s MediaTek Helio G99 SoC is adequate for managing routine chores and light gaming. Our gaming repertoire included heavy-hitting mobile titles like Call of Duty: Mobile and Asphalt 9 Legends as well as lighter but popular titles like Subway Surfer. About 40 frames per second were achieved while playing Call of Duty: Mobile at the “high” graphics and frame rate settings. For the most part, the game’s battle royale mode ran smoothly, but it did experience some minor hiccups. There was zero lag when playing Asphalt 9 Legends on the phone, and it was a lot of fun. The Moto G72 obtained 3,34,803 on the AnTuTu benchmark.
Dual Moto G72 speakers include Dolby Atmos optimization. The speakers themselves are rather audible; however, the sound coming through the earpiece (which also serves as a second audio outlet) is noticeably muffled.
The longevity of the battery is also satisfactory. The Moto G72 provided roughly nine hours of screen-on-time (SoT) based on my use case, which included browsing social media, playing games, recording material, etc. The G72 lasted 14 hours and 10 minutes in our battery loop test. From dead to fully charged with the included 33-watt rapid charging adaptor, it takes roughly 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Image quality from Moto G72 Cameras
The rear of the Moto G72 is home to a trio of cameras. There is a primary camera with 108 megapixels (the Samsung HM6), a secondary camera with 8 megapixels (ultra-wide), and a macro camera with 2 megapixels. The front-facing camera is a whopping 16 megapixels, perfect for those epic selfies.
The primary camera captures detailed images, although the colors may be oversaturated. This one excels in terms of dynamic range performance as well. The main camera, when set to Night Mode, performs admirably in low light, bringing out fine detail in the dark. To be expected with a mass-market smartphone, there is background noise and some artificial smoothing to mitigate it. It’s also encouraging to see that the high points aren’t exaggerated.
Selfies taken with the Moto G72 are quite good. The skin tones are realistic, and the program very slightly alters the texturing. It’s worth noting that we noticed the same pinkish cast on skin tones with the Moto Edge 30 Fusion. Selfies captured with the Moto G72, though, show less of a pink tinge.
The primary camera can record video in 1080p at 60 frames per second. You should note that the front-facing camera can only record at a maximum resolution of 1080p at 30 frames per second if you intend to use it for vlogging. However, the lack of optical image stabilization makes for somewhat wobbly footage, even though the camera delivers vibrant colors. Even the dynamic range performance is only average. The primary camera still manages to get quite well-exposed shots, even in low light; however, there is some perceptible noise in the darkest portions.