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Motorola Moto E32s Smartphone Review - Low performance entry-level model with equipment bonus

Good arguments, bad arguments. The Moto E32s offers fast Wi-Fi, has a 90-Hz screen, and lasts for a long time. However, the entry-level phone also has to make do with little performance. Is it still worth a second look?
Motorola Moto E32s
Motorola Moto E32s (Moto E Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G37 8 x 1.8 - 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3 GB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: dedicated microSD slot, up to 1TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B38/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 164 x 74.9 ( = 0.33 x 6.46 x 2.95 in)
Battery
5000 mAh, 15 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.2, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.630W/​kg (head), 1.790W/​kg (body) , fanless
Weight
185 g ( = 6.53 oz / 0.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
129 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
75.1 %
09/2022
Motorola Moto E32s
Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320
185 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
76.4 %
09/2022
Motorola Moto E32
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
184 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.50"1600x720
75.9 %
05/2022
realme C31
T612, Mali-G52 MP1
197 g32 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.50"1600x720
76.6 %
07/2022
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
SD 680, Adreno 610
190 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.71"1650x720

Case and features - Inexpensive model with IP certification

The Moto E32s is a very affordable smartphone that is offered in two storage variants:

  • 32 GB mass storage / 3 GB RAM: 129 Euros
  • 64 GB mass storage / 4 GB RAM: 149 Euros

In terms of looks and also pricing, it strongly reminds us of the Moto E32 which we recently tested. The casing is almost identical, except for minimal differences in the design of the camera module and the volume rocker. The Moto E32s is also housed in a plastic casing, which is made special by a matte glossy back that refracts light.

The workmanship is solid, but you can feel material transitions in some places and the phone does not feel quite as smooth in the hand due to the slightly edgier design. Pressure does not affect the device too much, and it remains quite stable even when twisted.

An IP52 certification attests to the smartphone's basic resistance to splashing water and dust.

The Moto phone offers a dedicated microSD slot for memory expansion. In our benchmarks, it performs on the class level in terms of speed, but cannot stand out.

Size comparison

169.6 mm / 6.68 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs164.7 mm / 6.48 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs164 mm / 6.46 inch 74.9 mm / 2.95 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs164 mm / 6.46 inch 74.9 mm / 2.95 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 184 g0.4057 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
  (Angelbird V60)
34.9 MB/s ∼100% +77%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10.9 - 59.2, n=118, last 2 years)
25.9 MB/s ∼74% +31%
Motorola Moto E32s
  (Angelbird V60)
19.7 MB/s ∼56%
Motorola Moto E32
  (Angelbird V60)
18.4 MB/s ∼53% -7%
realme C31
  (Angelbird V60)
15.3 MB/s ∼44% -22%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Motorola Moto E32s PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø36.4 (21.4-45.6)
Motorola Moto E32 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø29.3 (14.6-45.5)
realme C31 Mali-G52 MP1, T612, 32 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø30.7 (19.8-43.9)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø38.2 (26.4-46.1)
Motorola Moto E32s PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø75.9 (69.7-77.2)
Motorola Moto E32 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø75.6 (41.3-85.5)
realme C31 Mali-G52 MP1, T612, 32 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø74.9 (58.6-79.3)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø78.7 (28.6-82.6)

Communication, software and operation - Fast Internet on board

In contrast to the Moto E32, the Moto E32s even feature Wi-Fi 5 and can convince with very high speeds in our Wi-Fi test with the reference router Asus ROG AXE11000, which hardly any other smartphone in this price range offers.

In terms of mobile connectivity, there is 4G connectivity, but only with quite a few bands, so use abroad could be problematic. The reception quality is rather mediocre in our samples during the entire test period and clearly below what is possible with the quantitatively and qualitatively better antennas in high-end phones.

Android 12 is preinstalled on our test device, which is a positive surprise since it is the latest widely available Android version. However, there is no information about further updates. The security patches are from June 2022 and thus urgently need a refresh at the time of testing. Motorola installs quite a pure Android with only a few own apps and no bloatware.

Using the touchscreen works reliably and often quite smoothly thanks to the 90 Hz screen. However, jerks due to low performance are common, especially shortly after the system start or during background tasks. It takes considerably longer than in the Moto E32 for the fingerprint sensor, which is integrated into the standby button on the right, to unlock the smartphone. However, the recognition is reliable and it can also be used to unlock apps with sensitive information. Face recognition is also available, which works well in daylight, but is not as secure due to the pure 2D software solution.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Motorola Moto E32s
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
329 (293min - 378max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
315 (269min - 336max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
realme C31
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
78.3 (73min - 92max) MBit/s ∼24% -76%
Motorola Moto E32
802.11 b/g/n
57.7 (25min - 71max) MBit/s ∼18% -82%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Motorola Moto E32s
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
320 (295min - 332max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
222 (194min - 242max) MBit/s ∼69% -31%
realme C31
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
72.5 (34min - 78max) MBit/s ∼23% -77%
Motorola Moto E32
802.11 b/g/n
45.8 (23min - 57max) MBit/s ∼14% -86%
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Motorola Moto E32s; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø319 (295-332)
Motorola Moto E32s; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø329 (293-378)

Cameras - Moto with 16-megapixel sensor

Photo from the front camera
Photo from the front camera

A 16-megapixel camera is the main lens on the back. It allows for taking decent pictures in daylight, even though details always look a bit blurry. The brightness is not particularly good; as soon as the sun is a bit weaker, the pictures look quite dark. There is also a macro lens with a 2-megapixel resolution and an additional camera for blur effects that cannot be used for standalone photos.

In very low light, the drawing is lost in dark areas, and the entire picture also looks very blurry. The picture can still be recognized dimly in only 1 lux illumination, but details can hardly be made out anymore.

Videos with the main camera can be recorded at a maximum of 1080p and 30 fps. The autofocus struggles a bit with close objects from time to time, but overall it works reasonably fast and usually without pumping. The exposure compensation is solid, but the overall image quality is slightly blurry, just like in the photos.

The front-facing camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels. It takes passable selfies in good light, but only a few details are displayed in the hair in our test picture.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraLow Light
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ColorChecker
5.7 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
1.4 ∆E
4 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E32s: 4.16 ∆E min: 1.37 - max: 8.86 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
54.1 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
44.7 ∆E
62 ∆E
53.3 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
42.8 ∆E
28 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
63.5 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
75.4 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
90.9 ∆E
70.6 ∆E
52 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E32s: 46.64 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 90.94 ∆E

Display - 90-Hz display available

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

Motorola installed a 90-Hz display, which can provide fast operation and smooth movements during videos or scrolling. However, Motorola has neglected the brightness: with a maximum of 346 cd/m², the screen is significantly less bright than, for example, the Xiaomi Redmi 10C. Thus, you will have a hard time using the smartphone outdoors during the day or in other very bright environments.

The black level of the 720p IPS screen is mediocre, which also results in only moderate contrasts. As a result, dark areas look more gray than truly black and colors look somewhat muted. In our measurements of the color accuracy, there are partly high deviations from the optimum, especially brown tones that look strongly distorted and a clear brown color cast can be seen in the grayscale.

However, we did not notice any PWM, so even sensitive people should be able to cope with the phone's screen.

328
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
342
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
323
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
335
cd/m²
320
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 346 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 330.1 cd/m² Minimum: 1.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 346 cd/m²
Contrast: 736:1 (Black: 0.47 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.4 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
93.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.874
Motorola Moto E32s
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Motorola Moto E32
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
realme C31
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
IPS, 1650x720, 6.71
Response Times
-25%
-78%
-1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
30 ?(16, 14)
40 ?(22, 18)
-33%
62 ?(33, 29)
-107%
33 ?(17, 16)
-10%
Response Time Black / White *
23 ?(8, 15)
27 ?(13, 14)
-17%
34 ?(21, 13)
-48%
21 ?(9, 12)
9%
PWM Frequency
Screen
7%
15%
44%
Brightness middle
346
375
8%
413
19%
511
48%
Brightness
330
339
3%
394
19%
478
45%
Brightness Distribution
90
84
-7%
91
1%
84
-7%
Black Level *
0.47
0.52
-11%
0.4
15%
0.42
11%
Contrast
736
721
-2%
1033
40%
1217
65%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.4
4.41
18%
4.89
9%
1.51
72%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
9
6.55
27%
8.35
7%
2.53
72%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.5
4.6
16%
4.9
11%
2.9
47%
Gamma
2.874 77%
2.275 97%
2.395 92%
2.266 97%
CCT
5971 109%
7641 85%
7598 86%
6443 101%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-9% / 0%
-32% / -3%
22% / 35%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
23 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 40 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
30 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 28 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.9 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19555 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - Little power, long runtime

The MediaTek Helio G37 is a rather weak SoC, which we already encountered once in Motorola Moto G22. Even there, we did not have much fun with the processor because it does not offer much performance.

The Moto E32s already shows what the user can expect after the first start: the phone stutters and can hardly be used for a few minutes. After that, the system stabilizes and you can use it more or less smoothly in everyday operations, but you have to live with long loading times and stutters as soon as you start even slightly more complex apps.

The lame eMMC storage also contributes to that, which is hardly used by any phone in the cheapest category anymore. The temperature increases up to 43 °C during longer periods of high system load, but it is not yet critical.

The mono speaker on the bottom edge gets averagely loud and does not offer a sufficient amount of low tones, but does not overdrive even at maximum volume and offers quite a clean sound. It is sufficient for occasional videos or listening to music. A 3.5 mm port and Bluetooth 5.0 are available for connecting external audio devices. Bluetooth supports aptX and aptX HD, but not the more modern versions of the codec.

The 5,000 mAh capacity of the battery is on par with the competition. The phone achieves a good runtime of 16:12 hours in our WLAN test. It beats all comparison devices, even if some are only by 25 minutes. The phone should at least be ready for several days away from the power outlet in normal use.

We find it annoying that despite the option of using 15 watts of charging power, only a 10-watt power supply is included. Thus, it takes well over 2 hours until the battery is full again. An existing charger with more power can shorten the charging time by about 40 minutes.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
160 Points ∼22%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
312 Points ∼42% +95%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
346 Points ∼47% +116%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
377 Points ∼51% +136%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (146 - 172, n=3)
159.3 Points ∼22% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=264, last 2 years)
739 Points ∼100% +362%
Multi-Core (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
656 Points ∼28%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1186 Points ∼50% +81%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
1322 Points ∼56% +102%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1644 Points ∼69% +151%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (553 - 947, n=3)
719 Points ∼30% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 5538, n=264, last 2 years)
2380 Points ∼100% +263%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5815 Points ∼56%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
7815 Points ∼75% +34%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
7776 Points ∼75% +34%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
5884 Points ∼57% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (4922 - 5815, n=3)
5333 Points ∼51% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=214, last 2 years)
10362 Points ∼100% +78%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
919 Points ∼17%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
1527 Points ∼28% +66%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2185 Points ∼40% +138%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (895 - 921, n=3)
912 Points ∼17% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 14900, n=200, last 2 years)
5498 Points ∼100% +498%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
853 Points ∼10%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
1343 Points ∼16% +57%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2054 Points ∼25% +141%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (838 - 853, n=3)
847 Points ∼10% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=199, last 2 years)
8183 Points ∼100% +859%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1257 Points ∼38%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
2942 Points ∼88% +134%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2810 Points ∼84% +124%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (1173 - 1292, n=3)
1241 Points ∼37% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (651 - 6394, n=197, last 2 years)
3344 Points ∼100% +166%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
468 Points ∼21%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
956 Points ∼43% +104%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
989 Points ∼45% +111%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1353 Points ∼61% +189%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (453 - 468, n=2)
461 Points ∼21% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 7614, n=153, last 2 years)
2219 Points ∼100% +374%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
397 Points ∼18%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
812 Points ∼37% +105%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
834 Points ∼38% +110%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1177 Points ∼53% +196%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (383 - 397, n=2)
390 Points ∼18% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 9978, n=153, last 2 years)
2201 Points ∼100% +454%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1260 Points ∼44%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2524 Points ∼89% +100%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
2832 Points ∼100% +125%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2831 Points ∼100% +125%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (1260 - 1265, n=2)
1263 Points ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (688 - 4603, n=153, last 2 years)
2783 Points ∼98% +121%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
537 Points ∼12%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
970 Points ∼22% +81%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
988 Points ∼22% +84%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1350 Points ∼30% +151%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (536 - 537, n=2)
537 Points ∼12% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 13223, n=227, last 2 years)
4436 Points ∼100% +726%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
460 Points ∼8%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
821 Points ∼14% +78%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
829 Points ∼14% +80%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1175 Points ∼20% +155%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (460 - 460, n=2)
460 Points ∼8% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 20955, n=226, last 2 years)
5846 Points ∼100% +1171%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1298 Points ∼39%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2664 Points ∼80% +105%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
2990 Points ∼90% +130%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2825 Points ∼85% +118%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (1283 - 1298, n=2)
1291 Points ∼39% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5857, n=226, last 2 years)
3329 Points ∼100% +156%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
395 Points ∼12%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
411 Points ∼13%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
450 Points ∼14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (241 - 10062, n=200, last 2 years)
3166 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
394 Points ∼10%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
410 Points ∼10%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
438 Points ∼11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (236 - 12429, n=221, last 2 years)
4079 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
111 Points ∼10%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
117 Points ∼10%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
122 Points ∼11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 3383, n=199, last 2 years)
1117 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
110 Points ∼10%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
111 Points ∼10%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
122 Points ∼11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 3265, n=193, last 2 years)
1120 Points ∼100%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
7.9 fps ∼24%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
9.9 fps ∼30% +25%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
10 fps ∼30% +27%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
17 fps ∼52% +115%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (7 - 7.9, n=3)
7.57 fps ∼23% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.7 - 104, n=258, last 2 years)
32.8 fps ∼100% +315%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.2 fps ∼10%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
5.3 fps ∼13% +26%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
5.3 fps ∼13% +26%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
9.5 fps ∼23% +126%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (4 - 4.2, n=3)
4.13 fps ∼10% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 136, n=260, last 2 years)
41.1 fps ∼100% +879%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5 fps ∼22%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
6.2 fps ∼27% +24%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
6.4 fps ∼28% +28%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
10 fps ∼43% +100%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (4.9 - 5, n=3)
4.97 fps ∼22% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3 - 86, n=259, last 2 years)
23.1 fps ∼100% +362%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E32s
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.5 fps ∼10%
Motorola Moto E32
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1.9 fps ∼12% +27%
realme C31
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 3072
1.9 fps ∼12% +27%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
3.2 fps ∼20% +113%
Average Mediatek Helio G37
  (1.5 - 1.5, n=3)
1.5 fps ∼10% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 52, n=260, last 2 years)
15.7 fps ∼100% +947%
Motorola Moto E32sMotorola Moto E32realme C31Xiaomi Redmi 10CAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
156%
50%
246%
-28%
287%
Sequential Read 256KB
248.6
664.3
167%
478.8
93%
927.7
273%
241 ?(25.8 - 452, n=235)
-3%
997 ?(45.6 - 1999, n=255, last 2 years)
301%
Sequential Write 256KB
184.3
250.7
36%
131.9
-28%
510.2
177%
99.1 ?(14.8 - 189, n=235)
-46%
570 ?(11.9 - 1783, n=255, last 2 years)
209%
Random Read 4KB
49.1
139.1
183%
89
81%
120.2
145%
42.4 ?(3.59 - 117.2, n=235)
-14%
184.3 ?(13.5 - 543, n=255, last 2 years)
275%
Random Write 4KB
40
134.3
236%
61.5
54%
195.2
388%
21.2 ?(0.75 - 89.5, n=235)
-47%
185.6 ?(18.4 - 503, n=256, last 2 years)
364%

Temperature

Max. Load
 39.8 °C
104 F
35.7 °C
96 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
 39.4 °C
103 F
34.8 °C
95 F
32.1 °C
90 F
 
 38.4 °C
101 F
35.1 °C
95 F
32.4 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 39.8 °C = 104 F
Average: 35.6 °C = 96 F
33.8 °C
93 F
36.1 °C
97 F
41.1 °C
106 F
33.6 °C
92 F
36.2 °C
97 F
43 °C
109 F
33.9 °C
93 F
37.5 °C
100 F
42 °C
108 F
Maximum: 43 °C = 109 F
Average: 37.5 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.6 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.6 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.8 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.2 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Back side
Heatmap Back side

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.239.12540.338.63131.530.74030.330.45033.7386323.725.58022.424.710022.722.312515.519.81601927.620015.334.525014.344.431513.951.940015.256.250015.761.263015.363.880018.365.4100017.171.512501874160014.871200014.369.5250014.268.6315014.967.9400015.366.350001668.9630016.962.8800016.261.91000017.161.71250016.262.61600016.654SPL28.180.6N145.6median 15.7median 62.6Delta1.110.936.736.735.738.527.330.233.331.237.432.225.226.718.219.820.520.413.52017.33113.535.413.541.713.14612.950.313.358.815.462.514.165.612.969.19.669.910.668.510.368.21167.812.666.415.264.416.865.316.461.916.565.616.671.815.972.316.654.726.379.30.743median 13.5median 64.41.911.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto E32sXiaomi Redmi 10C
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto E32s audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 54% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 34% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 72% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi 10C audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.1% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 49% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 69% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 24% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Motorola Moto E32s
5000 mAh
972 min ∼37%
realme C31
5000 mAh
947 min ∼36% -3%
Motorola Moto E32
5000 mAh
947 min ∼36% -3%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
5000 mAh
908 min ∼34% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (424 - 1953, n=263, last 2 years)
888 min ∼34% -9%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
16h 12min

Pros

+ Android 12 ex works
+ no bloatware
+ WiFi 5
+ 90 Hz screen
+ long battery life
+ chic design

Cons

- slow memory
- little system power
- weak charger in the scope of delivery
- gloomy screen
- few 4G frequencies

Verdict - Decent equipment, but the performance...

In review: Motorola Moto E32s. Test device provided by:
In review: Motorola Moto E32s. Test device provided by:
cyberport.com

If you are looking for an inexpensive phone with good features, you will get your money's worth with Motorola's Moto E32s: with WiFi 5, 90-Hz screen, and modern Android 12, you get a few things in the Moto E32s that you would otherwise not find in a smartphone for 130 Euros. We also like the battery's long runtimes. The only annoying thing is the weak charger that is included.

If only Motorola had tried to use a more powerful SoC... Already at the first system start, you notice that there are only a few performance reserves, and stutters and waiting times are part of everyday life unless you hardly put any load on your smartphone. The dim screen wouldn't have to be and the camera is also more for snapshots than serious photography.

The Motorola Moto E32s is a somewhat strange combination of a 90 Hz frame rate, fast WLAN, and a modern operating system with very little performance and a gloomy screen.

However, if that is enough for you and you only want to use your smartphone for basic tasks but need fast Internet and good stamina, the Moto E32s is definitely worth a look. We recommend the slightly more expensive 64 GB variant even if you only take photos or download music occasionally, otherwise, the storage will be full very quickly.

The Xiaomi Redmi 10C (with 159 Euros at the moment at amazon.de a bit more expensive) offers a much brighter screen, more power, and faster storage. You also get WiFi 5 here, but only a 60-Hz screen. Overall, however, a very interesting alternative with greater performance potential.

Price and availability

The manufacturer itself states that the Moto E32s is not available at the moment of this review.

However, the device with 32 GB of storage is available for 130 Euros at this time from our lender cyberport.de, also you can currently pay a few Euros more for it at amazon.de.

There are currently only very few offers for the 64 GB variant in German-speaking countries.

Motorola Moto E32s - 09/07/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
81%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
45 / 70 → 64%
Weight
89%
Battery
91%
Display
81%
Games Performance
6 / 64 → 10%
Application Performance
50 / 86 → 58%
Temperature
90%
Noise
100%
Audio
54 / 90 → 60%
Camera
51%
Average
69%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-09- 8 (Update: 2022-09- 8)