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Motorola Moto G73 5G review - Brilliant despite its lacklustre display?

Everyday workhorse. A 120Hz screen, solid performance, long battery life, a 50MP camera and a stylish design – on paper, the Motorola Moto G73 5G has everything a good mid-tier smartphone needs. For slightly under €300 (US$330), you are also getting an almost stock Android 13 and plenty of storage. As you'll see in our review, however, the 6.5-inch device doesn’t always do everything better than its predecessor.
Motorola Moto G73 5G

Motorola has updated its mid-tier smartphone offerings with the Moto G73 5G and its smaller sibling Moto G53. Whilst prices of the Moto G53 start at around €250 (US$276), the Moto G73 5G costs roughly €300 (US$330). For many users, though, the G73 may be the much more interesting product between the two.

For its slightly higher price tag, the likewise 6.5-inch Moto G73 5G offers a few advantages over the Moto G53. Besides having 5G network support and a faster SoC, it boasts twice the storage (256 GB) as well as a 120Hz IPS panel with a much higher resolution (2,400 x 1,080).

The Moto G73 5G is joining the ranks of many other similarly priced and spec'd smartphones in the highly competitive mid-range segment. In this review, we'll discuss whether Motorola's latest phone has what it takes to stand out from all these competitors.

good (83%) Motorola Moto G73 5G MediaTek Dimensity 930IMG BXM-8-256 Smartphone - 05/03/2023 - v7
Test device courtesy of Motorola Germany
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Motorola Moto G73 5G (Moto G Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 930 8 x 2 - 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A78 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 405 PPI, capacitive, IPS LCD, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 256 GB 
, 239 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Fingerprint reader, Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light, SAR sensor, Sensor Hub, E-Compass, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3,
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.3, 2G (Band 2/3/5/8), 3G (Band 1/2/5/8/19), 4G (Band 1/2/3/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28/32/38/40/41/42), 5G (Band n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n40/n41/n77/n78), Head SAR 1.01 W/kg, Body SAR 1.78 W/kg, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.29 x 161.42 x 73.84 ( = 0.33 x 6.36 x 2.91 in)
Battery
5000 mAh, 30W charging power (max. 10V/3.0A)
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix Dual camera: 50MP main camera (f/1.8, 1.0 µm/2.0 µm Ultra-Pixel, PDAF) 8MP ultrawide camera (118°, f/2.2, 1.12 µm, AF), videos up to FullHD@60fps
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.4, 1.0 µm/2.0 µm Ultra-Pixel
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: virtual, Protective cover, 30W charger, USB-C cable, quick start guide, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
181 g ( = 6.38 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 75 g ( = 2.65 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
400 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison with possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82.8 %
05/2023
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256
181 g256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.50"2400x1080
85.8 %
09/2022
Google Pixel 6a
Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20
178 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2400x1080
81.9 %
12/2022
Motorola Moto G72
Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2
166 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2400x1080
85.6 %
07/2022
Nothing Phone (1)
SD 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L
193.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.55"2400x1080
84.9 %
04/2023
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4
199 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2340x1080
85.4 %
04/2023
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4
187 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080

Case - Plastic chassis, but premium design

The Motorola Moto G73 5G is available in two colours: Midnight Blue (black-blue) and Lucent White (a warmer shade of white). On the latter, both the chassis' frame and the border around the rear camera module are silver. But Motorola has decided not to use any premium materials on the 6.5-inch phone: the chassis is fully made of plastic.

At 181 g (0.4 lb), the Moto G73 5G lacks the lightweight quality of its predecessor (Moto G72), which clocks in at a mere 166 g (0.37 lb) on the scale. But the 8.2 mm-thick phone (0.32") is just as well made and feels great in the hand. The chassis only flexes very minimally when pressed and is water-repellent according to Motorola, but the phone isn't IP-rated.

Other than their slightly different form factor, it is virtually impossible to tell the Moto G73 5G and Moto G72 apart by looking at them from the front. However, Motorola has adopted a new design language for the back of the G73. The previously square camera module has made way for a rectangular one that houses just two (50MP + 8MP) instead of three cameras. For the Moto G73 5G, Motorola has dropped the 2MP macro lens found on the predecessor.

Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G

Size comparison

162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 187 g0.4123 lbs161.42 mm / 6.36 inch 73.84 mm / 2.91 inch 8.29 mm / 0.3264 inch 181 g0.399 lbs161.3 mm / 6.35 inch 78.1 mm / 3.07 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs160.5 mm / 6.32 inch 74.4 mm / 2.93 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 166 g0.366 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 193.5 g0.4266 lbs152.2 mm / 5.99 inch 71.8 mm / 2.83 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Specifications - 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage

Regardless of which colour you choose, the Moto G73 5G always comes with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 2.2 storage. You can expand the amount of storage by adding a microSD card of up to 1 TB. The G73 5G has a hybrid slot that can hold a second nano SIM card. This means you can insert two nano SIMs if you don't intend to add more storage.

Unlike many mid-range phones, the Motorola G73 5G comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack. However, its USB-C port is fairly standard and only capable of USB 2.0 speed. As well as NFC and Bluetooth 5.3, the phone also supports DRM Widewine L1 and can thus stream content in HD quality.

Left: SIM/microSD slot
Left: SIM/microSD slot
Right: power button with fingerprint reader, volume rocker
Right: power button with fingerprint reader, volume rocker
Top: microphone, speaker on the edge of the display
Top: microphone, speaker on the edge of the display
Bottom: 3.5 mm audio jack, microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker
Bottom: 3.5 mm audio jack, microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker

microSD card reader

The Moto G73 5G managed to deliver good and stable read and write speeds in conjunction with our reference microSD card (Angelbird AV Pro V60). The built-in card reader also performed well in our file copy test. That said, it couldn't quite reach the speed of the Moto G72.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
44.01 MB/s +50%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
34.2 MB/s +17%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
29.3 MB/s

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Motorola Moto G73 5G IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø35.7 (26.1-47)
Motorola Moto G72 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø37.8 (26.7-49.3)
Motorola Moto G73 5G IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.4 (50.9-84.3)
Motorola Moto G72 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø70.6 (29.3-82.6)

Software - Nearly stock Android 13

The Moto G73 5G runs a mostly stock Android 13 supplemented by Motorola's own Moto app. Amongst other things, the app lets users modify the UI design, configure gesture control and enable the Peek Display feature we've seen on other Motorola phones.

According to the product's support page, Motorola promises to provide the phone with one OS update as well as Android security updates until January 2026. The latter updates are supposed to roll out once every two months. At the time of this review (late April), however, the company was still behind their update schedule: the last security patches were dated 1 December 2022.

Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G

Connectivity and GNSS - Good Wi-Fi 5 & accurate GPS

The Moto G73 5G supports all current cellular network standards, including 5G (Sub-6), and offers good frequency coverage for its price point, having compatibility with 16 4G bands and 12 5G bands. Sure, this won't turn the Motorola phone into a globetrotter, but it should be enough to ensure you'll always get a signal in central Europe.

The Moto G73 5G delivered good and stable transfer rates over Wi-Fi when connected to our reference router (Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000). The results are exactly in line with what can be achieved with Wi-Fi 5. That said, many mid-range smartphones on the market right now are substantially faster. For instance, the Google Pixel 6a and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G can transfer data more than twice as fast as the G73 over Wi-Fi.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
897 (449min - 907max) MBit/s +152%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
825 (790min - 837max) MBit/s +132%
Average of class Smartphone
  (34.8 - 1875, n=208, last 2 years)
657 MBit/s +85%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
634 (610min - 642max) MBit/s +78%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
356 (333min - 362max) MBit/s
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
333 (307min - 348max) MBit/s -6%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
977 (487min - 997max) MBit/s +162%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (459min - 973max) MBit/s +154%
Average of class Smartphone
  (40.5 - 1810, n=209, last 2 years)
694 MBit/s +86%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
679 (653min - 709max) MBit/s +82%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
373 (355min - 386max) MBit/s
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
359 (338min - 372max) MBit/s -4%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Average of class Smartphone
  (229 - 1894, n=61, last 2 years)
1536 MBit/s
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (926min - 951max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Average of class Smartphone
  (598 - 1840, n=61, last 2 years)
1364 MBit/s
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
598 (517min - 731max) MBit/s
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Motorola Moto G73 5G MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø355 (333-362)
Motorola Moto G72 Mediatek Helio G99, ARM Mali-G57 MP2; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø332 (307-348)
Motorola Moto G73 5G MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø373 (355-386)
Motorola Moto G72 Mediatek Helio G99, ARM Mali-G57 MP2; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø360 (338-372)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

The Motorola G73 5G uses the satellite navigation services GPS (L1), GLONASS (L1) and Galileo (L1). The phone is able to quickly determine its location outdoors down to an accuracy of one metre.

To test out its navigation capabilities in the real world, we took the Moto G73 5G on a roughly 4 km-long bike ride (2.49 mi) and compared the route it recorded with the one provided by a Garmin Venu 2 fitness watch. Although the phone didn't always track our position accurately on the route travelled, the deviations from the actual path are negligibly small overall. The Motorola is therefore very well suited for day-to-day navigation tasks.

Motorola Moto G73 5G: GPS test overview
Motorola Moto G73 5G: GPS test overview
Motorola Moto G73 5G: Bridge
Motorola Moto G73 5G: Bridge
Motorola Moto G73 5G: Turning point
Motorola Moto G73 5G: Turning point
Garmin Venu2: GPS test overview
Garmin Venu2: GPS test overview
Garmin Venu2: Bridge
Garmin Venu2: Bridge
Garmin Venu2: Turning point
Garmin Venu2: Turning point

Telephony and call quality

The Moto G73 5G sounds great during phone calls. Voices of people on the other end are clear and almost noise-free even in loud environments. Conversations sound somewhat muffled in hands-free mode, but they still remain highly intelligible.

The card slot can hold either two nano SIM cards or one nano SIM and one microSD card. The phone supports VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling. 

At 1.01 W/kg (head SAR) and 1.78 W/kg (body SAR), radiation levels from the device are slightly higher than from the Moto G72 (0.95 and 1.69 W/kg respectively). For those looking a mobile phone with particularly low radiation, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 (0.367 W/kg and 0.789 W/kg) is the best bet amongst the devices in our comparison.

Cameras - Dual-camera setup

Photo taken with the selfie camera
Photo taken with the selfie camera

The Moto G73 5G has a 16MP front camera that produces fairly sharp images and can automatically blur out the background in portrait mode. On the back, there is a dual-camera setup comprising a 50MP main shooter and an 8MP 118° ultrawide camera. 

By default, the main camera combines four adjacent pixels into one pixel and thus produces 12MP images. Ultra-Res mode lets you make use of the full 50MP resolution.

As expected, the main camera can't keep up with high-end camera gear, but it does what it needs to do pretty well. In daylight, the camera takes sharp photos with good contrast and a decent level of detail. Even in low-light conditions, the main shooter is still able get a lot out of a scene especially in Night Vision mode – another impressive feat for a camera on a phone in this price range.

The 8MP ultrawide camera likewise produces good-looking photos in daylight. However, you'll quickly notice that images are lacking in detail when zooming in on them. The Moto G73 automatically switches between the two lenses using hybrid zoom.

The selfie camera can capture videos at up to 1080p and 30 fps. Just like the main shooter, which can do 1080p at 60 fps, the front camera uses electronic image stabilisation. The Dual Capture function allows you to record videos simultaneously using the selfie camera and either the main or ultrawide camera. Though you can't switch between them whilst recording in this mode.

Taken with the main camera
Taken with the main camera
Taken with the main camera
Taken with the main camera
Taken with the main camera
Taken with the main camera
Taken with the main camera
Taken with the main camera
Taken with the ultrawide camera
Taken with the ultrawide camera
Taken with the main camera
Taken with the main camera

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.

Daylight photo 1Daylight photo 2Ultrawide shotLow-light photo

In our test lab, the main shooter demonstrated that it can reproduce colours accurately in optimal lighting conditions (max Delta E of 8.77). It also deserves a thumbs-up for its low-light performance; despite being very blurry, the photo of the test chart taken at 1 lux is still fully readable.

ColorChecker
6.1 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G73 5G: 6.74 ∆E min: 3.54 - max: 8.77 ∆E
ColorChecker
24 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
25.5 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
27 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
30.5 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
27.5 ∆E
32.5 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
30 ∆E
19 ∆E
27 ∆E
22.9 ∆E
28.4 ∆E
27.2 ∆E
26.5 ∆E
32.1 ∆E
29 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G73 5G: 25.66 ∆E min: 13.55 - max: 32.47 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Optional protection plan

Optional coverage and accident protection with Moto Care.
Optional coverage and accident protection with Moto Care.

The Motorola Moto G73 5G comes packaged with a 30-watt charger (10V/3A), a USB cable (Type-C to C), a SIM ejector tool, a clear protective case, a quick start guide and a separate safety information booklet. In the Motorola shop, you can also purchase accessories such as headsets and Bluetooth speakers.

Motorola provides a 24-month warranty on the Moto G73 5G in Germany. Warranty conditions may differ from region to region. For example, customers in the US will only receive a 12-month standard warranty. The company also gives users the option to extend the warranty period to three years and purchase an additional accident protection plan with Moto Care. At the time of writing, this will cost between €20 and €44 (~US$22 and US$48) depending on the plan selected.

Input devices and handling - Integrated fingerprint sensor in the power button

The LCD panel supports refresh rates of up to 120Hz and makes inputs, animations and scrolling through menus and websites look nice and smooth. The hardware buttons on the right side of the chassis provide crisp feedback when pressed.

Users can unlock the Moto G73 5G biometrically using 2D face recognition or the fingerprint reader built into the power button. Both methods are fast and reliable. However, when using the software-based face recognition, you need to make sure that the ambient light is bright enough. Otherwise you won't be be able to log in.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display - Significant step backwards compared with the predecessor

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Motorola Moto G73 5G ditches the OLED display on its predecessor in favour of an IPS screen. Even though it retains a 120Hz refresh rate, the panel takes another step backwards in terms of brightness.

Whilst the Moto G72 has an average peak brightness of 980 cd/m² and thus is above average in this department for a mid-tier device, max brightness has nearly been halved on the Moto G73 5G. On a pure white background, the screen only managed to hit an average of about 498 cd/m² across the entire display, putting the G73 5G at the very bottom of our comparison. Restricting the analysis to a smaller section of the screen (APL18) didn't make the result much better either and resulted in a max brightness of 542 cd/m².

Nevertheless, switching to an LCD panel does have one benefit: the Motorola Moto G73 5G doesn't exhibit any PWM flicker, meaning sensitive users can go for the device without worries.

523
cd/m²
492
cd/m²
486
cd/m²
511
cd/m²
516
cd/m²
483
cd/m²
508
cd/m²
494
cd/m²
468
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 523 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 497.9 cd/m² Minimum: 2.94 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 516 cd/m²
Contrast: 1200:1 (Black: 0.43 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.08 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 2.4 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
99.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.283
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IPS LCD, 2400x1080, 6.50
Google Pixel 6a
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.10
Motorola Moto G72
P-OLED, 2400x1080, 6.60
Nothing Phone (1)
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.60
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Screen
42%
2%
31%
30%
61%
Brightness middle
516
758
47%
992
92%
620
20%
922
79%
938
82%
Brightness
498
767
54%
980
97%
625
26%
930
87%
939
89%
Brightness Distribution
89
93
4%
92
3%
98
10%
98
10%
96
8%
Black Level *
0.43
Contrast
1200
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.08
0.9
57%
4.56
-119%
1.24
40%
2.5
-20%
0.9
57%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.94
2.5
58%
7.96
-34%
2.31
61%
3.6
39%
1.6
73%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.4
1.6
33%
3.1
-29%
1.7
29%
2.7
-13%
1
58%
Gamma
2.283 96%
2.2 100%
2.233 99%
2.318 95%
2.09 105%
2.25 98%
CCT
7006 93%
6599 98%
7098 92%
6325 103%
6661 98%
6350 102%

* ... smaller is better

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 17942 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The IPS screen on the Moto G73 5G supports both HDR10 and HLG. The display has the best colour reproduction in Natural mode. The Delta E values for colours and shades of grey are all within the ideal range (i.e. below 3). The LCD panel isn't quite perfect when it comes to RGB balance, but the very minor blue tint (colour temperature 7006K) should be hardly noticeable in everyday use. There is also a slider that lets you adjust the colour temperature to your liking. 

Colour accuracy (Natural mode, target colour gamut sRGB)
Colour accuracy (Natural mode, target colour gamut sRGB)
Greyscale (Natural mode, target colour gamut sRGB)
Greyscale (Natural mode, target colour gamut sRGB)
Colour saturation (Natural mode, target colour gamut sRGB)
Colour saturation (Natural mode, target colour gamut sRGB)
Colour gamut (Natural mode, target colour gamut sRGB)
Colour gamut (Natural mode, target colour gamut sRGB)
Colour gamut (Natural mode, target colour gamut AdobeRGB)
Colour gamut (Natural mode, target colour gamut AdobeRGB)
Colour gamut (Natural mode, target colour gamut DCI-P3)
Colour gamut (Natural mode, target colour gamut DCI-P3)

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
31.9 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.6 ms rise
↘ 20.3 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 84 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
33.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.9 ms rise
↘ 16.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 40 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (33.8 ms).

Due to the relatively low brightness of its IPS display, the Moto G73 isn't exactly amazing for outdoor use. Contents on the screen are sometimes very hard to make out in direct sunlight. And readability isn't always perfect even in shady spots. Although the display only exhibits minimal colour shifts when viewed from sharp angles, its brightness rolls off rapidly when you are not looking at the LCD screen head-on at 90°.

Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (in shade)
Outdoor use (in shade)
Viewing angle
Viewing angle

Performance - Solid mid-range power

The Motorola Moto G73 5G features the eight-core MediaTek Dimensity 930 SoC, which replaces the MediaTek Helio G99 found in the G72. The Dimensity 930 is manufactured using a 6 nm process and comprises two ARM Cortext A78 performance cores running at 2.2GHz as well as six efficient ARM Cortex A55 cores that can go up to 2GHz.

The MediaTek Dimensity 930 helps the Moto G73 5G deliver great performance in day-to-day use. The smartphone ran through our gauntlet of CPU benchmarks as swiftly as the Samsung Galaxy A34 5G and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G, but it lags behind both devices except in PCMark. Whilst the Moto G73 5G is able to outperform the Moto G72, the gap between them isn't massive.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
1025 Points +47%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=215, last 2 years)
915 Points +31%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
824 Points +18%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
782 Points +12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
765 Points +10%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
698 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (641 - 698, n=2)
670 Points -4%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
540 Points -23%
Multi-Core
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2998 Points +57%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=215, last 2 years)
2998 Points +57%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
2940 Points +54%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
2315 Points +21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2035 Points +7%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
1909 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (1787 - 1909, n=2)
1848 Points -3%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1810 Points -5%
Geekbench 6.0
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (188 - 2531, n=44, last 2 years)
1279 Points +40%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1029 Points +12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
968 Points +6%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
916 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (832 - 916, n=2)
874 Points -5%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (512 - 6460, n=44, last 2 years)
3412 Points +48%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
2497 Points +8%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
2306 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2201 Points -5%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (1998 - 2306, n=2)
2152 Points -7%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=152, last 2 years)
739951 Points +72%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
715338 Points +66%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
582264 Points +35%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
472321 Points +10%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
430895 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (394141 - 430895, n=2)
412518 Points -4%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
334060 Points -22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
Points -100%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
11787 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  ()
11787 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
11763 Points 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=210, last 2 years)
11754 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
11721 Points -1%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
11662 Points -1%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
10589 Points -10%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
9717 Points -18%
CrossMark - Overall
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
865 Points +41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=163, last 2 years)
836 Points +37%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
760 Points +24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
665 Points +9%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
657 Points +7%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
612 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (606 - 612, n=2)
609 Points 0%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
602 Points -2%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
5950 Points +58%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=164, last 2 years)
5753 Points +53%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4768 Points +26%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
4189 Points +11%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3850 Points +2%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
3771 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (3527 - 3771, n=2)
3649 Points -3%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3054 Points -19%
System
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
10424 Points +49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=164, last 2 years)
9684 Points +39%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
9109 Points +31%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
7182 Points +3%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
6979 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (6635 - 6979, n=2)
6807 Points -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
6684 Points -4%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
6484 Points -7%
Memory
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
6592 Points +33%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=164, last 2 years)
6262 Points +26%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
5938 Points +20%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5267 Points +6%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
4955 Points
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4763 Points -4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (4352 - 4955, n=2)
4654 Points -6%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3982 Points -20%
Graphics
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
14148 Points +253%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=164, last 2 years)
14144 Points +253%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
8175 Points +104%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
5093 Points +27%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4666 Points +16%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (4011 - 4298, n=2)
4155 Points +4%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
4011 Points
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2730 Points -32%
Web
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
1521 Points +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=164, last 2 years)
1495 Points +3%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
1476 Points +1%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
1457 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (1276 - 1457, n=2)
1367 Points -6%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
1273 Points -13%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1244 Points -15%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1234 Points -15%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
22490 Points +308%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
21997 Points +299%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=148, last 2 years)
21967 Points +299%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
21639 Points +293%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
20784 Points +277%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
9695 Points +76%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
5507 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (5039 - 5507, n=2)
5273 Points -4%
AImark - Score v3.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=104, last 2 years)
18000 Points +1952%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
9429 Points +975%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
8784 Points +902%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
  (877 - 953, n=2)
915 Points +4%
Motorola Moto G72
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
907 Points +3%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 930, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
877 Points

The MediaTek Dimensity 930 comes with an IMG BXM-8-256 integrated GPU, which is based on the PowerVR B-Series architecture. This GPU is still quite new and exotic and thus not recognised by every single app. For instance, 3DMark Wild Life refused to run on the Moto G73 5G because the graphics card is supposedly incompatible.

The GPU tests painted a similar picture to the synthetic benchmarks: the Motorola Moto G73 5G is slightly faster than the Moto G72 but can't quite keep up with the Samsung Galaxy A34 5G and Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G in terms of performance. 

3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3086 Points +3%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2999 Points
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2854 Points -5%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2837 Points -5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2763 Points -8%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5412 Points +85%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4359 Points +49%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4198 Points +43%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2932 Points
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2393 Points -18%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4513 Points +53%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3993 Points +35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3784 Points +28%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2947 Points
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2479 Points -16%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4518 Points +31%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4411 Points +28%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4277 Points +24%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4047 Points +17%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3622 Points +5%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3452 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8957 Points +271%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5759 Points +138%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4406 Points +82%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4387 Points +82%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2459 Points +2%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2416 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7205 Points +178%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5428 Points +110%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4362 Points +68%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4321 Points +67%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2648 Points +2%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2589 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
113 fps +61%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
89 fps +27%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
70 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
64 fps -9%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -14%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
54 fps -23%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
252 fps +241%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
141 fps +91%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
106 fps +43%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
106 fps +43%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
74 fps
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
64 fps -14%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps +32%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps +7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
58 fps +4%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
56 fps
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
54 fps -4%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
36 fps -36%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
151 fps +140%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
82 fps +30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
69 fps +10%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
68 fps +8%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
63 fps
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps -37%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps +88%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps +81%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps +25%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
39 fps +22%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
32 fps
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps -31%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
100 fps +300%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps +156%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
46 fps +84%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
43 fps +72%
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps +200%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps +83%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps +28%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps +22%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
18 fps
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps -33%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps +174%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps +95%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
27 fps +42%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps +37%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps -21%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps +255%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps +100%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps +55%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps +27%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
11 fps
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.9 fps -19%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps +294%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
15 fps +111%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps +69%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
11 fps +55%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.1 fps
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.9 fps -17%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps +126%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps +89%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
27 fps +42%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps +37%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps -26%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps +176%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps +90%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps +38%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps +38%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps -24%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
14 fps +367%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6.7 fps +123%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.7 fps +57%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.7 fps +57%
Motorola Moto G73 5G
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 930, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3 fps
Motorola Moto G72
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2.5 fps -17%

The Moto G73 5G is able to load and render websites quickly. During the browser benchmarks, the Motorola phone even managed to achieve above-average rankings in our comparison group, which in all likelihood is mostly due to the device having a newer browser version.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=171, last 2 years)
105.8 Points +37%
Motorola Moto G73 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
77.058 Points
Google Pixel 6a (Firefox 1ß4-2-ß)
75.261 Points -2%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
73.679 Points -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
71.873 Points -7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930 (64.7 - 77.1, n=2)
70.9 Points -8%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
69.688 Points -10%
Motorola Moto G72 (Chrome 107)
59.8 Points -22%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=156, last 2 years)
107.2 runs/min +83%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
90.4 runs/min +55%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
62.9 runs/min +8%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
62.2 runs/min +6%
Motorola Moto G73 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
58.44 runs/min
Nothing Phone (1) (Chome 103)
53.71 runs/min -8%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930 (44.1 - 58.4, n=2)
51.3 runs/min -12%
Motorola Moto G72 (Chome 107)
40.69 runs/min -30%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=158, last 2 years)
99.7 Points +16%
Motorola Moto G73 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
86 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930 (69 - 86, n=2)
77.5 Points -10%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
74 Points -14%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
72 Points -16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
71 Points -17%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
69 Points -20%
Motorola Moto G72 (Chrome 107)
58 Points -33%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Average of class Smartphone (39 - 304, n=121, last 2 years)
133 Points +21%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
114 Points +4%
Motorola Moto G73 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
110 Points
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
102 Points -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
102 Points -7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930 (93 - 110, n=2)
101.5 Points -8%
Motorola Moto G72 (Chrome 107)
92 Points -16%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
77 Points -30%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (4633 - 89112, n=209, last 2 years)
33561 Points +25%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
33046 Points +23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
31662 Points +18%
Motorola Moto G73 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
26766 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
25154 Points -6%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
24488 Points -9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930 (20342 - 26766, n=2)
23554 Points -12%
Motorola Moto G72 (Chrome 107)
18237 Points -32%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Motorola Moto G72 (Chrome 107)
2227.3 ms * -52%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
1796.7 ms * -23%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
1796.1 ms * -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
1766.4 ms * -20%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930 (1466 - 1986, n=2)
1726 ms * -18%
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=171, last 2 years)
1602 ms * -9%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
1531.6 ms * -4%
Motorola Moto G73 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
1465.9 ms *

* ... smaller is better

The Moto G73 5G exhibited good read and write performance typical of its class. In sequential read operations, it is able to much better utilise its UFS 2.2 storage than the Moto G72, which has the same storage components.

Motorola Moto G73 5GGoogle Pixel 6aMotorola Moto G72Nothing Phone (1)Samsung Galaxy A34 5GXiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5GAverage 256 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
5%
-11%
36%
-15%
6%
-6%
31%
Sequential Read 256KB
963.54
1312.64
36%
868.5
-10%
1638
70%
887.41
-8%
1008.8
5%
Sequential Write 256KB
808.95
712.94
-12%
497.5
-39%
1351.9
67%
494.67
-39%
865.59
7%
690 ?(369 - 913, n=22)
-15%
Random Read 4KB
231.38
219.53
-5%
231.4
0%
240.6
4%
216.75
-6%
241.83
5%
Random Write 4KB
220.46
225.61
2%
230.2
4%
228.2
4%
206.14
-6%
234.21
6%

Gaming - 120 fps is doable but remains an exception

Games run smoothly on this mid-range Motorola phone. Though it is not always good enough for max graphics settings, the tactical shooter PUBG Mobile can hit a stable 30 fps at HD/High setting – the highest option selectable on the phone.

You can also expect to get much higher frame rates in less graphically demanding games. Armajet can be played at 60 fps, whilst Subway Surfers runs at 90 fps on average.

The in-game frame rates were measured using GameBench.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Motorola Moto G73 5G; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø59.6 (52-62)
Motorola Moto G73 5G; PUBG Mobile; 2.5.0: Ø29.6 (25-31)
Motorola Moto G73 5G; Subway Surfers; 3.11.0: Ø90 (82-91)

Emissions - High temps, but no throttling

Temperature

GFXBench battery test T-Rex
GFXBench battery test T-Rex

In use, the Moto G73 doesn't have any issues with high surface temperatures. The device can get as warm as 45°C (113°F) under load. Whilst this temperature level isn't critical, the surfaces could certainly become a few degrees warmer on hot summer days and make the phone not exactly comfortable to hold in the hand. 

We didn't notice any heat build-up inside the Moto G73 5G. During our testing, the phone was constantly able to fully exploit the SoC's performance over an extended period under load. Because the phone isn't compatible with 3DMark Wild Life, we used GFXBench's battery test as a replacement in our stress test.

Max. Load
 43.9 °C
111 F
40.2 °C
104 F
37.4 °C
99 F
 
 43.2 °C
110 F
39 °C
102 F
37.3 °C
99 F
 
 42.5 °C
109 F
39.2 °C
103 F
37.5 °C
100 F
 
Maximum: 43.9 °C = 111 F
Average: 40 °C = 104 F
37.7 °C
100 F
40.2 °C
104 F
43.5 °C
110 F
37.5 °C
100 F
40.3 °C
105 F
45.1 °C
113 F
36.4 °C
98 F
40.7 °C
105 F
43.6 °C
110 F
Maximum: 45.1 °C = 113 F
Average: 40.6 °C = 105 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 20.5 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40 °C / 104 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 43.9 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 45.1 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.6 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.
Motorola Moto G73 5G
Motorola Moto G73 5G

Speakers

Though lacking in bass, the Dolby Atmos-compatible stereo speakers on the Moto G73 5G produce a fairly balanced sound as far as smartphones go. And they don't distort even when the volume is turned all the way up.

You can connect external audio devices to the phone via the 3.5 mm audio jack or Bluetooth 5.3. Besides AAC, SBC, LC3 and LDAC, the Moto G73 5G also supports all current aptX codecs as well as LDHC v1 to v4. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.636.42531.537.63126.327.64036.432.3503837633133.38018.722.210019.522.812519.230.116017.336.120012.239.725011.843.631511.150.540011.657.250010.7636309.267.180013.566.6100011.968.1125012.170.6160010.172.620009.871.4250010.666.7315010.969.6400011.866.7500012.567.8630013.368.8800014.167.31000014.968.51250015.665.11600016.357SPL24.480.9N0.548.7median 12.1median 66.7Delta2.19.535.437.13839.725.828.727.427.930.232.228.929.618.822.716.32013.826.514.635.812.742.51748.810.15710.362.211.966.712.76713.769.114.174.115.576.31276.912.7771376.913.474.113.867.81564.515.461.916.267.817.76917.663.618.659.926.585.40.858.3median 13.8median 66.71.57.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto G73 5GMotorola Moto G72
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto G73 5G audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 18% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 39% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Motorola Moto G72 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 33% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 54% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 39% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life - Power-efficient and long-lasting

Power consumption

The Moto G73 5G is pretty power-efficient at idle but can push the battery harder under load. That said, its power consumption is moderate overall and falls within the average range for this class of phone.

The 5,000 mAh battery can be charged using the included 30-watt adapter (maximum 10V/3A). During our testing, it took 1h 19m to bring the battery from 0 to 100%. The battery was 50% full after 29 minutes, 75% full after 46 minutes, and 80% full after 50 minutes.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.7 / 1.2 / 1.8 Watt
Load midlight 4.8 / 9.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Motorola Moto G73 5G
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 6a
4410 mAh
Motorola Moto G72
5000 mAh
Nothing Phone (1)
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
5000 mAh
Average MediaTek Dimensity 930
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-3%
13%
2%
5%
-14%
-1%
-8%
Idle Minimum *
0.7
0.68
3%
0.7
-0%
1
-43%
0.69
1%
0.99
-41%
0.9 ?(0.7 - 1.1, n=2)
-29%
Idle Average *
1.2
1.56
-30%
1.1
8%
1.2
-0%
1.61
-34%
2.03
-69%
1.35 ?(1.2 - 1.5, n=2)
-13%
Idle Maximum *
1.8
1.58
12%
1.5
17%
1.5
17%
1.66
8%
2.08
-16%
1.85 ?(1.8 - 1.9, n=2)
-3%
Load Average *
4.8
5.37
-12%
4.5
6%
4.2
12%
4.01
16%
3.97
17%
Load Maximum *
9.7
8.74
10%
6.5
33%
7.4
24%
6.5
33%
5.85
40%
7.45 ?(5.2 - 9.7, n=2)
23%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Motorola Moto G73 5G MediaTek Dimensity 930; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø7.07 (4.78-9.67)
Motorola Moto G72 Mediatek Helio G99; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø3.83 (1.999-6.34)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1080; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø3.94 (1.008-7.97)
Motorola Moto G73 5G MediaTek Dimensity 930; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.035 (0.687-2.35)
Motorola Moto G72 Mediatek Helio G99; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.84 (0.697-1.325)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1080; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.147 (1.038-1.308)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Motorola Moto G73 5G MediaTek Dimensity 930; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.46 (6.45-7.74)
Motorola Moto G72 Mediatek Helio G99; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.94 (3.12-4.34)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1080; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.12 (2.67-3.43)
Motorola Moto G73 5G MediaTek Dimensity 930; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.035 (0.687-2.35)
Motorola Moto G72 Mediatek Helio G99; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.84 (0.697-1.325)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1080; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.147 (1.038-1.308)

Battery life

The long battery life is one of the biggest strengths of the Moto G73 5G. With screen brightness set to 150 cd/m², the phone roughly lasted a very impressive 17.5 hours during our simulated web-surfing test and almost 20 hours when playing back a H.264 video in a loop.

Amongst the devices in our comparison, only the Samsung Galaxy A34 5G managed to surpass the Moto G73 5G in these tests. Despite also having a 5,000 mAh, the Moto G72 doesn't quite come close to reaching the battery life of its successor. 

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
57h 38min
WiFi Websurfing
17h 26min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
19h 57min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 50min
Motorola Moto G73 5G
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 6a
4410 mAh
Motorola Moto G72
5000 mAh
Nothing Phone (1)
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-10%
-9%
-21%
9%
-18%
Reader / Idle
3458
1878
-46%
2396
-31%
1813
-48%
2975
-14%
1598
-54%
H.264
1197
1318
10%
1104
-8%
1059
-12%
1363
14%
1043
-13%
WiFi v1.3
1046
768
-27%
929
-11%
926
-11%
1024
-2%
978
-7%
Load
290
360
24%
333
15%
259
-11%
395
36%
299
3%

Pros

+ Android 13 without bloatware
+ 120Hz display
+ 5G, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, accurate GPS
+ 3.5 mm audio jack
+ great performance
+ good camera in daylight
+ stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
+ long battery life

Cons

- IPS panel that lacks brightness
- no IP rating
- no status LED
- no 4K video recording capability

Verdict on the Motorola Moto G73 5G

The Motorola Moto G73 5G used for this review was kindly provided by Motorola Germany.
The Motorola Moto G73 5G used for this review was kindly provided by Motorola Germany.

The Motorola Moto G73 is a solid mid-tier smartphone that offers great bang for your buck. If you intend to use your phone predominantly for web browsing, video playback and occasional gaming, you'll get a lot out of your money with this 6.5-inch device. 

The Moto G73 5G provides lots of utility in everyday situations thanks to its long battery life, lean Android 13 and 50MP dual-camera setup that takes good pictures in daylight. Furthermore, it features solid frequency coverage, an accurate GPS, DRM Widewine L1 for streaming HD content and a responsive 120Hz display with HDR10 support.

With the Moto G73 5G, Motorola has put together a great overall package for price-conscious consumers. The less-than-bright IPS display is, however, is a clear drawback.

Having said that, the Moto G73 5G's display could be a dealbreaker for many potential buyers. Motorola has chosen to use a rather dull IPS panel in place of the bright OLED display found on the Moto G72. Unlike its predecessor, the G73 5G also lacks an IP rating. And it is still not possible to record 4K videos.

Apart from the Moto G72, alternatives to the Moto G73 5G include phones such as the Samsung Galaxy A34 5G and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G. Both devices are in the same price range as the Motorola and are capable of a 120Hz refresh rate, but they are each equipped with a considerably brighter OLED display.

Price and availability

The Motorola G73 5G will set you back around €300 (US$330) if you purchase it directly from Motorola. It is also available from other online retailers (e.g. Amazon DE and Amazon UK) for roughly the same price. Unfortunately, the phone is not yet available in the US.

Motorola Moto G73 5G - 05/03/2023 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
69 / 75 → 92%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
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