In recent days, some Moto G phones ask for similar prices to iPhones. But the Moto G series was initially targeted at users looking for low-budget phones offering great features. Motorola Moto G22 inherits the original Moto G idea. Motorola released Moto G22 on April 8 in India. For a less budget, this latest Motorola phone offers a sleek design, clean stock Android 12 software, great battery life, and a capable camera. However, like any other budget phone, Moto G22 has some caveats. Let's check out the pros, cons, and price of the Motorola Moto G22.
Key Features of Motorola Moto G22
There are no major surprises in the Moto G22's appearance or feel. The company has a history of producing some of the most reassuringly robust budget phones on the market, and that tradition continues here.
Although the structure is entirely made of plastic, it does not feel cheap or tacky. The frame features a beautiful split angle, and the back cover has a glass-like gloss. It does, however, take up fingerprints very quickly.
Our test model is Cosmic Black, although Iceberg Blue and Pearl White varieties are also available if you want to make a bigger impression. For such low-cost phones, users should prefer the sneaky approach.
With distinct dimensions of 163.95 x 74.94 x 8.49mm, this phone is huge. However, it has almost the same size as a typical flagship phone and weighs 185 grams less.
The Moto G22 is described as "water-resistant," although there is no IP classification to back up this claim. To be honest, its presence at this pricing can shock users a little.
The Moto G22's display is a huge 6.5 inches in size, and it can be stretched to an astounding (for the price) 90Hz refresh rate if you enable it in the Settings menu. But that's about the extent of the goodwill.
For starters, it's an LCD display rather than the OLED seen in the Moto G31, so it's a tad washed out. Worse, it doesn't get very bright at all. Even in shady indoor settings, users can keep it set to full or almost full the whole time and could have used more.
With a resolution of 1600 x 720 (HD+ or 720p), its screen isn't very crisp. It seems to be pretty clear in normal navigation, but compare it to a conventional 1080p competitor, and you'll notice the difference, particularly with site material and photographs. Let's face it; this phone will be used for a lot of different things.
Other than that, although the presence of a 90Hz option is great for the money, it means little when the performance is so bad. More on this later. However, this gadget has a high shutter count. Simply said, a 60Hz OLED makes much more sense on such basic technology than a 90Hz LCD.
The Moto G22 has a quad-sensor camera system, but only two of them are noteworthy: a 50-megapixel f/1.8 wide camera and an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide camera. The other two slots are taken up by a 2-megapixel macro and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, both of which will be of little use to most users.
It seems to be the same setup as the Moto G31, but with the addition of the depth sensor. This means you get a perfectly decent primary camera that uses a 4-to-1 pixel-binning technology to generate pretty crisp 12.5-megapixel images.
If you give this sensor a lot of light, it will generate attractive results. On brighter components, there's a touch of overexposure, but overall, the auto-HDR does a good job of balancing light and shadow, and Motorola's colour science doesn't do anything out of the ordinary.
Lower illumination circumstances, on the other hand, make the Moto G22 struggle. While there is a Night setting, it produces images with so much noise that you'll give up trying to record your nights before long.
The Moto G22, unlike the Moto G50, has an ultra-wide camera, which is a plus. Of course, the tone is considerably colder and flatter than the findings from the primary sensor, and there's significantly less detail; but that's to be expected from a cheap gadget.
There's also a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front, which, in ideal lighting, may produce acceptable photos. HDR struggles in bright regions - but it gets the job done.
Performance and Software
The Moto G22's fatal weakness may be its performance, which is seeking to compete with the finest affordable phones. The phone is supported by a MediaTek Helio G37 processor, which falls short of the remainder of Motorola's current budget portfolio.
The Moto G22 fails to sustain the advertised 90Hz display refresh rate once started, with numerous halts and stutters even while browsing between home screens and applications and even between menus, as previously mentioned.
This awful baseline performance is backed up by some dreadful benchmark results. A Geekbench 5 score of 171 single-core and 943 multi-core falls well short of competitors costing just a few dollars more.
In terms of graphics, the Moto G22 isn't very outstanding. The phone couldn't even perform 3DMark's Wild Life test, and it only got 460 in the Slingshot Extreme test. In contrast, the Nokia G50 had a score of 2462. For Genshin Impact, a notoriously demanding GPU test, the game's settings were set to Low, yet it was still unusable. Even lowering those settings to Lowest resulted in enormous big stops in action.
It's worth noting that the software condition on the Moto G22 has nothing to do with these performance difficulties. One of the phone's primary strengths is its user interface.
There are no issues with the Moto G22's other specifications, which include 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. With a microSD card reader, you may increase storage by up to 1TB.
Battery and Charging
You can depend on a Moto G phone to give excellent endurance in addition to competitive cost, good build quality, and clean software. The Moto G22 doesn't disappoint, thanks to a 5000mAh battery and a dull 720p display.
With more than 50% in the tank, users will be able to go through a full day of usage with 90Hz active and roughly 3hrs 30mins of screen-on time. Users can make it through a second day if they don’t anticipate it being especially demanding.
Price of Moto G22 in Bangladesh
The Motorola Moto G22 has been released with 6GB RAM in the UK at GBP 139.99 or BDT 15,422. The conversion rate here is 1 GBP = 110.16 BDT. However, the official price of Motorola Moto G22 in Bangladesh may vary due to tax and other issues.
Motorola Moto G22 is a budget Android phone that looks fantastic for the money and has good battery and camera capabilities, but it's let down by poor performance and a dim 720p LCD display. Considering the Moto G22's camera and battery life are good considering its low price. However, investing a little extra money will give you a far more fluid experience.