Motorola Moto G52
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (f/2.5, 1.0µm)
Average of 13 scores (from 15 reviews)
Reviews for the Motorola Moto G52
With the Moto G52, Motorola created an affordable Moto phone that achieves very long runtimes in our testing. Additionally, the bright 90-Hz OLED display is one of the best in its price range. However, there is also one big drawback to the Motorola Moto G52.
Source: Gadgetbyte Nepal
Wrapping up this review, the Moto G52 is an excellent phone for the price—no doubt. It ticks almost all the boxes for a great all-around smartphone experience, be it in terms of design, display, software, or battery. Granted that the cameras could’ve been a bit better here, but most phones in this price range have a strictly average camera, so maybe we should also limit our camera expectations from a budget phone, to begin with. Take its prime rival, the Redmi Note 11, for example. So, looking past this, the Moto G52 is an easy recommendation if you want an all-rounder phone for under 15,000 Indian rupees.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
The Moto G52 retails for Rs 14,499 and for the price, gets a few things right. That’s not to say that the phone is perfect and from its average cameras, sub-par performance and a finicky fingerprint reader, the G52 does leave something to be desired. On the bright side, the handset ships with an incredible display which amplifies the viewing experience considerably as compared to some other phones in the same price bracket. I am in awe of the phone’s well-tuned stereo speakers, along with the handset’s super clean MyUX interface too. Consequently, buyers looking for a phone to consume a ton of media on should keep the G52 at the top of their wishlist. On the other hand, if you prioritise a handset’s performance above everything else, then you would probably be better off with devices like the POCO M4 Pro 5G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Phone Arena
The Moto G52 from Motorola is quite the mixed bag of pros and cons, making it a difficult one to rate. Then again, most affordable mid-rangers have that in common. If you don’t mind having short and somewhat poor software support and the lack of 5G, most downsides of the Moto G52 can be more or less overlooked. Yes, the vibration motor feels like the equivalent of holding a slug, and the back panel vibrates while watching media, but there are workarounds to these issues. The only major setbacks that I see here is the stuttering that sometimes happens every now and then, as well as the poor low-light camera performance. On the other hand, you get a screen with great colors, contrast, smooth animations, and brightness levels. Add the amazing battery life, good audio quality, capable main camera when there’s enough light, a very affordable price tag, and the G52 becomes quite an appealing device. All things considered, Motorola’s Moto G52 mid-ranger is a great bang for your buck, as long as its few mishaps don’t matter too much to you as a user.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: OI Spice Tech News
The Motorola Moto G52 smartphone comes with decent specs with the latest Android 12 OS out of the box. If you are a big fan of Motorola and looking for a pure Android phone with a good design, display, and battery then the Moto G52 smartphone will be the perfect phone for you. The price is not fully justified taking into account the internal specifications you get from this smartphone. If you want to take a look at an alternative option, the OnePlus Ace smartphone is an excellent smartphone that is currently available in the same price range. You can even get a better screen, camera, and battery support on the OnePlus Ace phone, plus 5G support is also available.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2022
Source: India Today
The good bit about the Moto G52 is that it is extremely lightweight and comes with a stunning display. The speakers with Dolby Atmos and Snapdragon Sound add up to the good part. The phone has a clean user interface with customisable options. The battery life is decent and can last more than a day easily. However, the Moto G52 is not future-ready, meaning it does not have the 5G connectivity. This should not be an area of concern as 5G network rollout is still a few months away. The camera performance is average and may not fit well for people with a keen interest in photography. Overall, the phone is a decent pick if your usage revolves around consuming content on your mobile screen. The phone is also a perfect buy for those who want a lightweight build and a clean, stock Android experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: The Times of India
It is a no-brainer that after years and years of disappointing products, Motorola has a winner with the Moto G52. Compared to the Redmi Note 11, which is the most popular one in the market, the Moto G52 ends up with a sweet display, a more stylish and superior build quality, overall better rear cameras, and a superb battery life. The Android experience on the G52 is also second to none at this price range. However, compared to something like a Micromax In Note 2, the G52 looks sad or dull, feels inferior to hold, and may not have the more desirable glass build. But then again, the choices in this segment are limited and based on all that’s available, the Moto G52 ends up being our top recommendation for a phone starting under Rs. 15,000. Note that the base 4GB/64GB variant will be inadequate and you should get the 6GB/128GB variant for a comfortable storage experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
The Moto G52 is yet another smartphone in the already crowded sub-Rs. 15,000 segment. Motorola has made slightly unusual choices to give the Moto G52 a fighting chance here. The company has focused on entertainment, offering a crisp pOLED display and stereo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos and Snapdragon Sound. It runs Android 12 out of the box and you'll get one guaranteed software update along with three years of security updates. Those looking to use their smartphone for multiple years will find this appealing. I don't find the lack of 5G connectivity to be a deal-breaker at this point in time. Sadly, the Moto G52 falls short when it comes to camera performance, and failed to put up a strong fight in different conditions. If you are a casual user who prefers stock Android and wants a device for media consumption, the Moto G52 should fit the bill. However, if you are looking for better performance, you could consider the Vivo T1 (Review) which is currently discounted, and starts at Rs. 15,990.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: OI Spice Tech News
The Motorola Moto G52 was launched in April 2022, and the expected price of the phone is $260 (Rs 20,000 in India) approx. The phone offers a 6.6 inches AMOLED display panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. Following this, you will also receive a 16MP selfie camera, while on the other hand, the back panel offers a triple camera setup. It includes a 50MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro lens. With this setup, you can record 1080p videos at 30fps. In terms of the performance aspect, the phone is powered by the 6nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G chipset and Adreno 610 GPU. Besides this, the phone runs on the latest Android 12 OS. As far as the internal storage is concerned, you will attain 128GB internal storage with 4GB RAM support, while a shared SIM card slot is also present. Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Lastly, the phone is powered by a Li-Po 5000 mAh battery with a 30 W fast charging support. It is available in Charcoal Gray and Porcelain White color options.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/22/2022
Source: Chip (Print) - 9/22
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 08/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 88%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 88% features: 87% display: 95% mobility: 98%
Source: Tudo Celular PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60%
Source: Canaltech PT→EN
Positive: Beautiful OLED display; long battery life; nice main camera. Negative: Low performance; unsupported 5G.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/29/2022
Source: Andrea Galeazzi IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/22/2022
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% display: 84% mobility: 93% workmanship: 79%
Source: Android.com.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/24/2022
Rating: Total score: 81%
Source: Tabletowo PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/10/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Motorola Moto G52 is Motorola’s take on affordable smartphone with mid range hardware specifications. This Moto smartphone uses an OLED panel with a high refresh rate of 90Hz. Under the hood of the Moto G52, there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage, and a 50-megapixel main camera. Despite its size, the Moto G52 is relatively low at 169 grams (about 5.96 ounces), which, combined with its rounded back, makes for good handling. The low weight is due to the use of plastic in parts including the frame and back. Surrounded by fairly thin bezels, it achieves a screen-to-body ratio of over 86 percent. The color options available are Charcoal Grey or Porcelain White. The Moto G52 also comes with IP certification IP52, which means it has a waterproof design. Therefore, it protects against splashing water from spilled drinks or light rain. However, the Moto G52 is not designed to be submerged in water or other liquids.
For the camera, the front-facing camera inside the small hole at the top of the display has a resolution of 16MP. On the back, Motorola has installed a triple camera with a 50-megapixel main camera and an f/1.8 aperture. In daylight, selfies and back cameras offer good sharpness and decent color performance. Video recording from all cameras is limited to Full HD and 30 FPS. The Moto G52 features a 6.6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 or 90 Hz. Alternatively, users can have the phone automatically switch between these two refresh rates. In terms of brightness and illumination, the Motorola phone is in the excellent range. Thanks to its high brightness, the Moto G52 is perfect for everyday outdoor use. The viewing angles of the AMOLED panel are excellent, and the perceived brightness drops only when viewed from extreme angles. The Moto G52 uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 . This 6nm SoC has four Cortex-A73 cores (2.4GHz) and four Cortex-A53 cores (1.8GHz). Graphics unit Adreno 610 complements this processor. In day-to-day use, using this mid-range phone is a smooth experience for the most part.
The capacity of the internal UFS storage is 128GB. After taking into account the space occupied by the Android operating system and pre-installed apps, users only have 110GB available from the factory. Storage space can be expanded up to 1TB via a microSD card. As for connectivity, the Moto G52 features FM radio, wireless video transmission (Miracast) and USB-OTG to simplify the connection of external accessories. For wired data transfer, there is a USB type-C port that is USB-2.0 compliant. The Moto G52 also supports Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC for contactless payments. Thanks to Wi-Fi 5 support, the Moto phone performed well on Wi-Fi networks. When it comes to mobile networks, Moto phones only support LTE speed and do not support 5G. In conclusion, the Moto G52 is a viable option for users looking for a decent smartphone with a large screen on a budget. The G52 is a great and well-rounded mid-range smartphone with a wide range of features and excellent display quality.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Qualcomm Adreno 610: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 665) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance of the GPU is between the Adreno 510 and 512/612 and therefore in the lower mid range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
SD 680: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 265 cores (four fast 2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 based cores in a cluster and four power saving ARM Cortex-A53 based cores at 1.8 GHz) and a rather slow Adreno 610 GPU. Manufactured in 6 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Motorola: Founded in 1928, the US-based company mainly focuses on communication technology such as smartphones. The original company Motorola Inc was split up in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone division and was taken over by Google in 2012 and Lenovo in 2014.
The company is known for its cell phones and other electronic devices such as smartwatches, tablets and accessories. Motorola was one of the first companies to produce cell phones, and in recent years has also innovated in the areas of 5G technology and modular smartphones (Moto Mods). Motorola is also active in public safety and professional communications, providing solutions for government agencies, businesses and other organizations. The company has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide.
77.77%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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