In India, Motorola has released the Moto G22, a new affordable smartphone that offers a little more than the essentials. A 90Hz display, 20W fast charging, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera are among its strengths. It is available in a single variant priced at Rs. 10,999, and it competes with other inexpensive phones like the Realme C35 (Review), Redmi 10 and Samsung M12. I’ve spent some time with the new G22, and these are my initial thoughts on it.
For a budget smartphone, the Moto G22 comes with a lot of accessories. A transparent silicone case, USB Type-C connector, and 20W power brick are all included, and they’re all excellent.
Battery of Moto G22
Motorola has done an excellent job of keeping the weight down on a phone with a huge 5,000mAh battery. The Moto G22 is under 185 grammes and 8.5 millimetres thick. The body’s plastics look and feel fantastic. Fingerprints are picked up on the back panel, although they aren’t immediately noticeable, at least on the Cosmic Black one I have. The G22 is also available in Iceberg Blue and will be available in Mint Green in the near future.
Display OF Moto G22
The Moto G22 boasts a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and an HD+ (1600×720 pixels) resolution. In the short time I’ve had it, I’ve found the colors to be adequate, and the brightness is also adequate when used outdoors. The only real indication that the G22 has a low-resolution screen is the slightly rough edges of icons and text in the UI. Because most of the competition has dew-drop notches, the display has a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera, which is a great, premium touch.
On the bottom of the Moto G22 is a single speaker, while on the top is a headphone connector. A microSD card with a storage capacity of up to 1TB, as well as two Nano-SIM cards, can be used in the SIM tray. The fingerprint sensor is built into the power button and is very effective. Although the G22 lacks an IP classification, Motorola claims that the design is water-resistant.
In the Moto G22, the MediaTek Helio G37 SoC makes its debut. The capacity to handle 90Hz refresh rate screens is the key new feature, but it is otherwise quite identical to the Helio G35 and does not support 5G. In India, the Moto G22 comes in only one configuration: 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The Moto G22 comes with Android 12 out of the box, and Motorola has promised three years of security upgrades. The interface is slick, and it’s the closest thing you’ll get to vanilla Android outside of a Pixel phone. There are only a few apps preinstalled on the G22. The double karate-chop action to activate the flashlight and the twist-of-the-wrist gesture to launch the camera are among the famous Moto gestures.
On the Moto G22, Motorola hasn’t skimped on the cameras. A 50-megapixel main, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide, a 2-megapixel macro, and a 2-megapixel depth camera are among the four on the rear. A 16-megapixel selfie camera is also included with the G22. On paper, the cameras appear to be capable of basic photography, but we’ll know for sure until we put them through their paces in the comprehensive review.
The Moto G22 is an intriguing device that is reasonably priced for the capabilities it delivers. The included 20W charger, three-year security upgrades, and a high-resolution selfie camera are features that few in this price range, if any, offer in a single package. It’s the combination of these qualities that sets the G22 apart. However, you’ll have to wait for the entire review to see if the G22’s performance is on par with the G20’s and whether you should even consider purchasing it. That will be discussed shortly.