Notebookcheck Logo

Motorola Moto G84 5G smartphone review – Bright OLED & lots of storage for under US$350

Slim and colorful. The Moto G84 costs about US$320. It features a bright OLED screen within a compact and relatively lightweight case. However, its mid-range competition is rife, which begs the question: Is the Motorola Moto G84 worth purchasing?
Motorola Moto G84

While last year was spent by Motorola expanding its expensive Edge series, this year, the manufacturer has released a new top model of its mid-range Moto G: The Moto G84 costs about US$320 and comes with a lot of storage and a bright OLED screen. Visually, Motorola has continued to take a leaf out of Pantone's book, selecting three different tones to choose from.

However, there are a lot of high-quality competitors active in this price range: Aside from the top dogs such as Samsung and Xiaomi, competitors also include OnePlus and the resurgent Honor. This won't make it easy for the Motorola Moto G84 to set itself apart from the rest, but it has certainly made a good start. Now, let's take a closer look at the mid-range phone.

Motorola Moto G84 (Moto G80 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 660 Gold (2x Cortex-A78) / Silver (6x Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 405 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, P-OLED, 240Hz sampling rate, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 256 GB 
, 240 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD (shared, up to 1TB) , 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B32/​B38/​B40/​B41/​B42), 5G (n1/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n20/​n26/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n77/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 160 x 74.4 ( = 0.3 x 6.3 x 2.93 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 30 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.88, phase comparison-AF, OIS, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​60fps (Camera 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens, macro lens (Camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.5, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers (hybrid), charger, USB cable, SIM tool, bumper, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, IP54-certified, SAR: 0.88W/​kg Head, 1.26W/​kg Body , fanless
Weight
166.8 g ( = 5.88 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
300 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82.2 %
11/2023
Motorola Moto G84
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
166.8 g256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.50"2400x1080
81.4 %
06/2023
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
195 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.72"2400x1080
81.4 %
05/2023
Xiaomi Poco X5
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
190 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080
78.5 %
06/2023
Honor X8a
Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2
179 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.70"2388x1080
84.9 %
04/2023
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4
199 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2340x1080

Case – Lightweight, slim and with faux leather

Moto G84 color variants
Moto G84 color variants

When you open the Motorola Moto G84's box, you are met with the still relatively new Motorola scent which supposedly adds to the experience on the manufacturer's top-of-the-range models. The scent won't please everyone — but at least it is kept within the Moto G84's box (unlike with the Razr and Edge models) and in general, the scent isn't quite as strong.

The phone's design, which has slightly more pronounced polished corners, looks great. Thanks to its slim build and slightly smaller 6.5-inch screen, the Motorola phone can be held easily, even if you have smaller hands. Weighing in at about 167 grams, the Moto G84 is quite lightweight.

Color variants include Marshmallow Blue (a subtle blue that looks a bit more like a light gray), Midnight Blue (which looks rather dark gray) and Vivid Magenta (a light red, almost pink color). On the light blue and magenta phones, the back is covered with faux leather and the dark gray phone's back is smooth.

The phone isn't water or dust proof — it is only water-resistant to a certain extent.

Motorola Moto G84
Motorola Moto G84
Motorola Moto G84
Motorola Moto G84

Size comparison

165.88 mm / 6.53 inch 76.21 mm / 3 inch 7.98 mm / 0.3142 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs165.5 mm / 6.52 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 74.5 mm / 2.93 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs161.3 mm / 6.35 inch 78.1 mm / 3.07 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs160 mm / 6.3 inch 74.4 mm / 2.93 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 166.8 g0.3677 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Connectivity – Storage abundance

With 12 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage, the manufacturer has shown itself to be rather generous when it comes to the Moto G84 — most of the time, you have to make do with far less within this price range.

NFC is also on board, meaning you can read tags and use mobile payment services such as Google Pay. Users of wired headphones can also look forward to a classic audio jack: The Moto G84 features this kind of connection, meaning you won't need an adapter.

Its USB-C port is only connected via USB 2.0 internally, which means wired image output to an external screen isn't possible. Via the apps Moto Connect or Ready For, you can connect to a display using WiFi, and you can even make use of the phone's designated desktop mode.

You can either put two Nano SIMs or one microSD card and one SIM into the phone's card slot. It doesn't support eSIMs.

Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Bottom: 3.5mm audio jack, microphone, USB-C port, speaker
Bottom: 3.5mm audio jack, microphone, USB-C port, speaker
Left: SIM slot
Left: SIM slot
Right: Standby button, volume rocker
Right: Standby button, volume rocker

microSD card reader

Its microSD reader proved to be very fast in our benchmarks using the reference card Angelbird AV Pro V60 — both in the copying test and the CPDT benchmark. This is another good and fast way to store data besides its ample internal storage.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
48.5 MB/s
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
44.01 MB/s -9%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
27.13 MB/s -44%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
24.6 MB/s -49%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

05101520253035404550556065707580Tooltip
Motorola Moto G84 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø39.1 (31.5-48.4)
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø37 (28.7-44.4)
Xiaomi Poco X5 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø40 (29.3-50.7)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø32 (22-43.6)
Motorola Moto G84 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø78.1 (26.1-83.5)
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø68.6 (26.9-79.1)
Xiaomi Poco X5 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø73.4 (32.4-80)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø70 (39.2-78.2)

Software – Stock Android, but with sponsored apps

Motorola uses Android 13 on its smartphone and barely changes the user interface. All the important functions are bundled together in the Moto app and safety settings are located within the Moto Secure app.

The latest safety patch was from August 2023, meaning that at the time of testing, it was still just about up to date. The Moto G84 is supposed to be supplied with safety updates for 3 years, so until September 2026. The phone will definitely still see Android 14 but Motorola hasn't given any information on further operating systems.

The phone comes with quite a few third-party apps pre-installed but thankfully, they can be uninstalled quite easily.

Software Motorola Moto G84
Software Motorola Moto G84
Software Motorola Moto G84

Communication and GNSS – WiFi 5 with stable rates

The Motorola Moto G84 features WiFi 5 as its fastest WLAN standard and as a result, it is in good company within this price class. Its speeds between 319 and 358 MBit/s can be held very consistently. Although it can't quite make total use of a Gigabit line and it can't connect to the 6-GHz frequency, the Motorola phone still achieves good transfer rates when compared to other phones within this price class.

The phone is also 5G enabled. It has access to a lot of frequency bands, which means you can also connect to the web on your travels. Unfortunately, the Moto G84 isn't a true world phone, as quite a few more exotic frequency bands are missing — especially when it comes to 4G.

We regularly checked its reception quality during our test and compared it with high-end phones. The Moto G84 did a good job in this aspect, only occasionally did you see a bar less on the reception display than on the more expensive smartphones.

Networking
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
326 (min: 319) MBit/s ∼50%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
358 (min: 334) MBit/s ∼52%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
330 (min: 290) MBit/s ∼51%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
357 (min: 269) MBit/s ∼52%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
344 (min: 173) MBit/s ∼53%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
364 (min: 183) MBit/s ∼53%
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
333 (min: 276) MBit/s ∼51%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
367 (min: 351) MBit/s ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
634 (min: 610) MBit/s ∼97%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
679 (min: 653) MBit/s ∼99%
Average of class Smartphone
 
iperf3 receive AXE11000
651 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
685 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼100%
020406080100120140160180200220240260280300320340360Tooltip
Motorola Moto G84; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø326 (319-333)
Motorola Moto G84; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø358 (334-370)
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

The positioning module supports a variety of satellite networks, but not SBAS for even more precise locating. As a result, the phone's accuracy remains within 3 metres, which is achieved very quickly when you step outside with the phone.

To provide an even more accurate practical analysis, we took the phone with us on a bike trip. We also strapped the Garmin Venu 2 to our wrist to compare — this is a smartwatch with extremely precise location services. 

Both of the recorded routes were very similar, never showed us as riding through impassable terrain and they both impressed with their high accuracies. As a result, we would recommend the Moto G84 for navigation purposes that require a high level of accuracy.

Motorola Moto G84 location services – overview
Motorola Moto G84 location services – overview
Motorola Moto G84 location services – turning point
Motorola Moto G84 location services – turning point
Motorola Moto G84 location services – bridge
Motorola Moto G84 location services – bridge
Garmin Venu 2 location services – overview
Garmin Venu 2 location services – overview
Garmin Venu 2 location services – turning point
Garmin Venu 2 location services – turning point
Garmin Venu 2 location services – bridge
Garmin Venu 2 location services – bridge

Telephone features and call quality

Motorola uses Google's standard app, which should feel familiar to users of lots of other phone manufacturers. 

Call quality when you hold the phone up to your ear is good — the person on the other end of the line sounds very present and our voice is transmitted well too, regardless of how quietly or loudly we speak. The sound feels a lot more distant and lacks body when you use the built-in speaker. The hands-free microphone works well and our voice is transmitted nicely.

Cameras – Flexible, featuring class-typical quality

Selfie using the front-facing camera
Selfie using the front-facing camera

The phone uses the Samsung Isocell S5KGN9 as a main camera sensor. It features a 50-megapixel resolution, but it mostly takes pictures in 12.5 MP — in doing so, it combines four pixels into one, which results in higher light yield. 

Even so, our test photos appeared a little dark, lacking detail and very grainy. However, in view of the smartphone's price, the pictures are pretty decent.

Video can be recorded in a maximum of 1080p and at 60 fps. This is a step forward for this price range — usually, you only have access to 30 fps. The autofocus works quite quickly and reliably but sometimes, it makes itself known through a flickering display that can also be seen in the recordings. 

We like that the Moto G84 features an 8-MP wide-angle lens that can also be used as a macro camera. This results in quite a flexible camera system, especially since there is a hybrid zoom between the wide-angle and main camera, but it shows very clearly when the lens is changed. In terms of detail, the pictures from the wide-angle camera are rather mediocre, so you shouldn't enlarge them too much.

The front-facing camera has a 16-megapixel resolution and takes quite detailed selfies in bright light, however, they could do with having a bit nicer dynamics.

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 camera flowerMain camera surroundingsMain camera low lightWide-angle lens
click to load images

In very bright light in our test lab, the picture taken on the main camera almost looks a bit overexposed, and the sharpness also clearly decreases towards the edges. At 1 lux illuminance, the subject is still roughly recognizable, but the image is hardly usable when you take a more detailed look at it.

ColorChecker
8.9 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
8 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
11 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
6 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G84: 9.59 ∆E min: 2.78 - max: 20.32 ∆E
ColorChecker
3.7 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
0.9 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G84: 8.03 ∆E min: 0.93 - max: 15.85 ∆E

Scope of delivery and warranty – Lots included

The Motorola Moto G84 actually already comes with a silicone bumper, so you don't have to buy one separately. It also comes with a charger and a corresponding USB cable.

Motorola offers a 12-month warranty on its phones. If you want extra insurance covering broken displays and accidental damage, then you should look into getting Moto Care for 1-3 years. However, you can also find this sort of cover from lots of other providers nowadays.

Input devices & operation – A fast fingerprint sensor

Thanks to its 120-Hz screen, the Moto G84's touchscreen reacts really quickly to inputs. It remains sensitive right up to the corners. 

Its fingerprint scanner is situated behind the screen, meaning it isn't visible from the outside. It recognises learned fingerprints really reliably and opens the phone quickly. The phone also supports facial recognition — this also works reliably. The phone can be unlocked the quickest when you make use of both biometric options.

Keyboard upright
Keyboard upright
Keyboard horizontal
Keyboard horizontal

Display – A great display for the price

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

Motorola has given this phone an OLED display with an enhanced 1080p resolution and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. It's really bright, especially when you consider the price of the smartphone: We measured an average of 889 cd/m² using the highest setting with the brightness sensor illuminated. Small areas (APL18) get even brighter — up to 1,230 nits.

This means that nothing stands in the way of the phone depicting HDR content, but Motorola hasn't given it an official certification. Even so, the app DRM Info shows that it supports HDR10 and HLG.

We measured some PWM flickering, so sensitive users should definitely try out the screen before purchasing the device.

923
cd/m²
899
cd/m²
874
cd/m²
900
cd/m²
894
cd/m²
880
cd/m²
889
cd/m²
876
cd/m²
866
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 923 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 889 cd/m² Minimum: 1.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 894 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.1 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
146.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.252
Motorola Moto G84
P-OLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.72
Xiaomi Poco X5
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Honor X8a
IPS, 2388x1080, 6.70
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.60
Screen
-94%
-27%
-16%
-22%
Brightness middle
894
672
-25%
674
-25%
492
-45%
922
3%
Brightness
889
656
-26%
683
-23%
481
-46%
930
5%
Brightness Distribution
94
90
-4%
98
4%
94
0%
98
4%
Black Level *
0.39
0.38
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.1
3.88
-253%
1.6
-45%
1.32
-20%
2.5
-127%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.81
7.89
-181%
5.3
-89%
3.37
-20%
3.6
-28%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3
5.2
-73%
2.5
17%
1.9
37%
2.7
10%
Gamma
2.252 98%
2.218 99%
2.21 100%
2.194 100%
2.09 105%
CCT
7122 91%
7734 84%
6346 102%
6288 103%
6661 98%
Contrast
1723
1295

* ... 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 detected 90 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 90 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 90 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18170 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

0% brightness
0% brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

In our tests using the software CalMAN, we measured a slight blue tint that is perceptible with the naked eye — apart from this, the display's color depiction using the mode "natural" is good all-in-all, meaning it should be possible to use it in a professional setting.

Its reaction speeds are very fast, which also makes the display well-suited for gamers.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

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
0.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.4 ms rise
↘ 0.4 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.5 ms rise
↘ 0.5 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34 ms).

Outdoors, the phone does a good job — in direct sunlight, the screen still remains somewhat legible. 

If you look at the screen from the side, you will notice a slight change in brightness, but it always remains legible.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – Speedy, but not for AI

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 that Motorola has installed into our test device is the real star among the 2023 mid-range smartphones: You can also find it in the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite and the Xiaomi Poco X5, for example. 

In terms of performance, the Motorola Moto G84 knows how to impress for its price class — however, according to our benchmarks, AI computing is not its strength. Even so, the system generally performs quite smoothly — at times, we just noted some short loading times and dropped frames when running more demanding apps.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=212, last 2 years)
905 Points +34%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
782 Points +16%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
678 Points +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (659 - 697, n=23)
676 Points 0%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
674 Points 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
674 Points
Honor X8a
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
284 Points -58%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=212, last 2 years)
2952 Points +61%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
2315 Points +26%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1963 Points +7%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
1925 Points +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1663 - 2038, n=23)
1909 Points +4%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
1839 Points
Honor X8a
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1132 Points -38%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=87, last 2 years)
1431 Points +57%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
911 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (893 - 919, n=7)
906 Points -1%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
893 Points -2%
Honor X8a
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
438 Points -52%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=87, last 2 years)
3924 Points +91%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1993 - 2189, n=7)
2081 Points +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
2064 Points 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
2058 Points
Honor X8a
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1217 Points -41%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=150, last 2 years)
745069 Points +79%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
472321 Points +14%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
416086 Points
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
404106 Points -3%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
398336 Points -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (344344 - 416086, n=17)
389077 Points -6%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
11732 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
11721 Points 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=205, last 2 years)
11592 Points -1%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
10634 Points -9%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
10055 Points -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6897 - 11732, n=22)
9552 Points -19%
Honor X8a
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
6789 Points -42%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=154, last 2 years)
5666 Points +50%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3850 Points +2%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
3819 Points +1%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
3767 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3171 - 3848, n=18)
3648 Points -3%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3333 Points -12%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=154, last 2 years)
9588 Points +16%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
8231 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6789 - 8231, n=18)
7764 Points -6%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
7745 Points -6%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
7182 Points -13%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
6958 Points -15%
Memory
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12306, n=154, last 2 years)
6175 Points +48%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5267 Points +26%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
4560 Points +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3167 - 4836, n=18)
4239 Points +1%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
4179 Points
Xiaomi Poco X5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3623 Points -13%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=154, last 2 years)
13776 Points +217%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4666 Points +7%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
4360 Points 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
4346 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3975 - 4426, n=18)
4339 Points 0%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3975 Points -9%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=154, last 2 years)
1482 Points +10%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
1382 Points +3%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
1348 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1244 Points -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1078 - 1382, n=18)
1243 Points -8%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1232 Points -9%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=139, last 2 years)
22736 Points +295%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
22490 Points +291%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (5442 - 9348, n=14)
6845 Points +19%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
5785 Points 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
5758 Points
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
5723 Points -1%
AImark - Score v3.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 128240, n=93, last 2 years)
12131 Points +2438%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
9429 Points +1873%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
3080 Points +544%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (429 - 3080, n=6)
892 Points +87%
Motorola Moto G84
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
478 Points

If you would like to render 4K or 1,440p content on this smartphone in the future, then the Motorola Moto G84 simply features too little power. Still, it completed the 1080p benchmarks relatively smoothly, apart from during very demanding tasks.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
622 Points +77%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
354 Points +1%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
352 Points
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
156 Points -56%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
640 Points +77%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
361 Points
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
360 Points 0%
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
188 Points -48%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2220 Points +86%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1207 Points +1%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1193 Points
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
622 Points -48%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2279 Points +89%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1216 Points +1%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1203 Points
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
697 Points -42%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3086 Points +8%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2846 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4359 Points +61%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2713 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3993 Points +46%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2741 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4047 Points +15%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3506 Points
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3392 Points -3%
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2478 Points -29%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4406 Points +48%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2988 Points +1%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2968 Points
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1231 Points -59%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4321 Points +41%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3073 Points
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3069 Points 0%
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1386 Points -55%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
89 fps +7%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
83 fps
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
79 fps -5%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
60 fps -28%
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
34 fps -59%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
106 fps +14%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
96 fps +3%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
94 fps +1%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
93 fps
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
38 fps -59%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
54 fps +29%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
43 fps +2%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps -55%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
68 fps +45%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
48 fps +2%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps -55%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
39 fps +30%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
31 fps +3%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps -57%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
43 fps +26%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps +3%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps -62%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps +35%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7.4 fps -56%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps +30%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8.7 fps -56%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps +42%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4.8 fps -60%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
11 fps +41%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8 fps +3%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.8 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.8 fps
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3.2 fps -59%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps +37%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7.5 fps -61%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps +38%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps +5%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8.2 fps -61%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.7 fps +34%
Xiaomi Poco X5
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4 fps +14%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.5 fps 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.5 fps
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1.5 fps -57%

The Motorola Moto G84 allows you to navigate the web very smoothly — in all benchmarks, it came out on top. However, the newer browser version may also play a role here.

Even larger websites are loaded very quickly in everyday use and images are usually already depicted while you are scrolling. 

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=165, last 2 years)
104.7 Points +2%
Motorola Moto G84 (Chrome 118)
102.69 Points
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G (Chrome 114)
78.264 Points -24%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
69.688 Points -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (48.6 - 102.7, n=18)
69.3 Points -33%
Xiaomi Poco X5 (Chrome 113)
68.36 Points -33%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=149, last 2 years)
104.8 runs/min +44%
Motorola Moto G84 (Chrome 118)
72.6 runs/min
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
62.2 runs/min -14%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G (Chome 114)
58.2 runs/min -20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (38.7 - 72.6, n=15)
52.2 runs/min -28%
Xiaomi Poco X5 (chrome 113)
44.3 runs/min -39%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Motorola Moto G84 (Chrome 118)
107 Points
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=145, last 2 years)
98.3 Points -8%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G (Chrome 114)
80 Points -25%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
74 Points -31%
Xiaomi Poco X5 (Chrome 113)
73 Points -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (58 - 107, n=17)
72.2 Points -33%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Motorola Moto G84 (Chrome 118)
156 Points
Average of class Smartphone (37 - 304, n=119, last 2 years)
132.5 Points -15%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
114 Points -27%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G (Chrome 114)
106 Points -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (75 - 156, n=12)
101 Points -35%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (4633 - 89112, n=200, last 2 years)
33470 Points +9%
Motorola Moto G84 (Chrome 118)
30733 Points
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
25154 Points -18%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G (Chrome 114)
24196 Points -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (17849 - 30733, n=20)
23671 Points -23%
Xiaomi Poco X5 (Chrome 113)
22881 Points -26%
Honor X8a (Chrome 114)
9404 Points -69%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Xiaomi Poco X5 (Chrome 113)
1860 ms * -42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (1309 - 2501, n=17)
1797 ms * -37%
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G (Chrome 111.0.5563.116)
1796.7 ms * -37%
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=163, last 2 years)
1655 ms * -26%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G (Chrome 114)
1615.5 ms * -23%
Motorola Moto G84 (Chrome 118)
1309.3 ms *

* ... smaller is better

Motorola has installed UFS 2.2 flash into this mid-range phone and in terms of speed, it came out about class-average: Data transfers are completed quite quickly and the loading times are bearable.

Motorola Moto G84OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5GXiaomi Poco X5Honor X8aSamsung Galaxy A34 5GAverage 256 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-12%
-2%
-65%
25%
40%
92%
Sequential Read 256KB
506.9
506.1
0%
522.64
3%
278.1
-45%
887.41
75%
882 ?(482 - 1009, n=20)
74%
1452 ?(215 - 4512, n=207, last 2 years)
186%
Sequential Write 256KB
511.5
466.6
-9%
497.38
-3%
224.2
-56%
494.67
-3%
715 ?(369 - 913, n=20)
40%
1060 ?(57.5 - 3643, n=207, last 2 years)
107%
Random Read 4KB
195.8
162.5
-17%
185.09
-5%
61.6
-69%
216.75
11%
222 ?(99.7 - 291, n=20)
13%
240 ?(22.2 - 543, n=207, last 2 years)
23%
Random Write 4KB
174.7
134.9
-23%
168.49
-4%
18.7
-89%
206.14
18%
229 ?(99.2 - 301, n=20)
31%
264 ?(13 - 709, n=207, last 2 years)
51%

Games – 40 fps is possible

Now we want to see how well the Motorola Moto G84 is suited for gamers. To do so, we installed PUBG Mobile, Diablo: Immortal, and the software from GameBench which allows us to record the fps rates.

The results: You might not want to rely on getting more than 30 fps — when running PUBG, we achieved 40 fps but with very low details. Many games, such as Diablo, don't even allow you to choose a higher frame rate. 

The phone is by no means a total gaming machine, but you can still play some more demanding games smoothly, as long as you keep your expectations in check.

Controlling games via the touchscreen and — depending on the game — the position sensor works very reliably.

Diablo: Immortal
Diablo: Immortal
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
0510152025303540Tooltip
Motorola Moto G84; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.8.0: Ø39.8 (37-41)
Motorola Moto G84; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.8.0: Ø29.9 (28-31)
Motorola Moto G84; Diablo Immortal; Medium Mobile Low; 2.1.0: Ø29.9 (28-31)
Motorola Moto G84; Diablo Immortal; Ultra Mobile Very High; 2.1.0: Ø29.7 (25-31)

Emissions – Barely any throttling on the Moto G84

Temperature

In our stress test, the Motorola reached temperatures up to 45.1 °C. As a result, we can say that it never reached any critical values, however, it should be noted that we took these measurements at room temperature. In the summer, these temperatures may well rise under longer periods of load.

In any case, the SoC seems to be unaffected by this and it even managed to achieve very similar results when running the same benchmark 20 times (3DMark stress test).

Max. Load
 44 °C
111 F
38.1 °C
101 F
36.3 °C
97 F
 
 43 °C
109 F
39.4 °C
103 F
36 °C
97 F
 
 42.3 °C
108 F
39.3 °C
103 F
35.8 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 44 °C = 111 F
Average: 39.4 °C = 103 F
36 °C
97 F
39.5 °C
103 F
42.6 °C
109 F
35.7 °C
96 F
39.6 °C
103 F
44.4 °C
112 F
35.9 °C
97 F
40.3 °C
105 F
45.1 °C
113 F
Maximum: 45.1 °C = 113 F
Average: 39.9 °C = 104 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.2 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 39.4 °C / 103 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 44 °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 24.1 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.7 % 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 %
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 % 0%
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
83 % -17%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 % +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.2 % 0%
Motorola Moto G84
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99 %
Honor X8a
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash
81.8 % -17%
012345678910111213Tooltip
Motorola Moto G84 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.17 (2.16-2.18)
Honor X8a Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø1.011 (0.932-1.14)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø3.83 (3.82-3.84)
Motorola Moto G84 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.2 (7.19-7.22)
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.26 (7.24-7.27)
Honor X8a Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.9 (3.73-4.49)
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.6 (13.6-13.6)
Heatmap front
Heatmap front
Heatmap back
Heatmap back

Speakers

The speaker along the bottom edge of the case is supported by the earpiece, so slight stereo effects are created when the phone is held horizontally. Thanks to Dolby Atmos, virtual surround sound is also supported.

The speakers sometimes sound very treble-heavy when playing professionally mixed pop music at maximum volume: We almost felt physical pain once because the sounds boomed so unpleasantly in our ears.

When we lowered the volume just a bit, the speakers didn't sound much better, but it at least no longer felt unpleasant. You can listen to speech and music quite well at medium sound levels.

The 3.5 mm jack for external speakers and headphones as well as the possibility to connect wireless devices via Bluetooth are both features we are happy to see. We like that Motorola supports almost all current wireless audio codecs, so listening to HiRes music on external devices is no problem. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040.840.9253735.63131.730.54032.529.75036.432.16328.929.18024.423.310023.724.912524.128.916020.134.120013.637.925012.64531512.750.540011.257.150013.565.163014.769.68001470.6100013.672.4125012.670.416001168.6200010.872.1250011.570.3315013.867.140001567.6500015.671.2630016.273.2800017.268.41000017.8671250017.164.61600017.854.7SPL26.782N0.852.7median 14median 67.1Delta2.410.329.638.33031.824.532.925.831.937.538.725.232.320.235.420.435.717.54214.453.314.352.515.255.411.957.913.560.612.162.112.460.611.766.111.873.811.476.712.378.212.279.212.179.512.281.312.981.713.481.713.27812.974.713.674.313.47213.260.824.890.40.678.5median 12.9median 73.80.910.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto G84Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto G84 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 29% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 62% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 49% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 43% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy A34 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.3% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 7.3% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 81% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 32% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life – Charging at up to 30 watts

Power consumption

The Moto G84 isn't totally frugal under low load, but at least its maximum consumption is held within limits. Other, similarly priced devices consume more power than our test phone in total.

The Motorola phone can be charged at a maximum of 30 watts. This means it sometimes takes 2 hours until the device shows 100% again, at least when the battery was quite empty before. Our test device does not support wireless charging.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1 / 1.3 / 1.4 Watt
Load midlight 3.5 / 5 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 G84
5000 mAh
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X5
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
5000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-16%
-1%
-11%
-17%
-27%
Idle Minimum *
1
1.1
-10%
0.96
4%
0.69
31%
0.879 ?(0.56 - 1.2, n=17)
12%
0.894 ?(0.42 - 2.37, n=157, last 2 years)
11%
Idle Average *
1.3
1.5
-15%
1.49
-15%
1.61
-24%
1.775 ?(0.91 - 4.76, n=17)
-37%
1.449 ?(0.69 - 4.26, n=157, last 2 years)
-11%
Idle Maximum *
1.4
1.7
-21%
1.53
-9%
1.66
-19%
1.927 ?(0.98 - 4.79, n=17)
-38%
1.631 ?(0.79 - 4.45, n=157, last 2 years)
-17%
Load Average *
3.5
4.1
-17%
3.52
-1%
4.01
-15%
3.89 ?(2.4 - 9.52, n=17)
-11%
5.47 ?(2.4 - 16.5, n=157, last 2 years)
-56%
Load Maximum *
5
5.8
-16%
4.32
14%
6.5
-30%
5.49 ?(4.32 - 9.92, n=17)
-10%
8.22 ?(4.32 - 20.8, n=157, last 2 years)
-64%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

012345Tooltip
Motorola Moto G84; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø3 (0.895-5.06)
Motorola Moto G84; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.198 (1.075-1.445)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

00.20.40.50.70.91.11.31.51.61.822.22.42.62.72.93.13.33.5Tooltip
Motorola Moto G84; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.34 (3.1-3.65)
Motorola Moto G84; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.198 (1.075-1.445)

Runtimes

The Moto G84's battery has a capacity of 5,000 mAh, making it about the same as its competitors. Our test device proved to have quite a lot of stamina, with runtimes of 15:08 hours in our WLAN test. In everyday use, you should be able to go 2 days without needing to charge the device. 

If you like to play games on your phone, then you can expect to be able to do this for up to 4:37 hours if you are playing a demanding game. After this, you'll need to connect your phone to the charger again.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
33h 17min
WiFi Websurfing
15h 08min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
16h 42min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 37min
Motorola Moto G84
5000 mAh
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X5
5000 mAh
Honor X8a
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
3%
-14%
2%
35%
Reader / Idle
1997
2165
8%
1482
-26%
2975
49%
H.264
1002
1029
3%
896
-11%
1363
36%
WiFi v1.3
908
986
9%
662
-27%
927
2%
1024
13%
Load
277
254
-8%
304
10%
395
43%

Pros

+ slim, lightweight case
+ lots of storage
+ precise location services
+ video recording at 60 fps
+ bright 120-Hz OLED screen
+ only minimal throttling under load
+ large range of wireless audio codecs
+ good runtimes

Cons

- uncomfortable speaker sound
- no eSIM support
- PWM flickering

Verdict – The Moto G84 with lots of features for a low price

Motorola Moto G84 review. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.
Motorola Moto G84 review. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.

The Motorola Moto G84 offers a lot for its price: For US$320, you get a whole load of storage, a relatively flexible camera system, a bright display with good color accuracy, good runtimes, and stock Android with 3 years of safety patches.

The phone is slim and quite lightweight — plus, it looks great. In addition, it also supports the feature Ready For, a desktop interface which can be used when connected wirelessly to external devices. This makes the phone even more versatile and you can even use it as a replacement for a PC.

For audiophiles, the Motorola Moto G84 is a bit of a double-edged sword: Its speakers certainly won't make enthusiasts very happy — but on the other hand, it supports almost all current wireless audio codecs, and if needed, this even includes virtual surround sound using Dolby Atmos.

Lots is impressive, a variety of things are class-standard, there is little to criticize: For US$320, you get the Motorola Moto G84, an extensive total package featuring lots of storage.

Within this price-range, the Samsung Galaxy A34 features a similarly bright OLED display, and its WLAN is even a bit faster. If you have issues with PWM, then take a closer look at the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite. It features a fast IPS screen.

Price and availability

The Motorola Moto G84 can currently be found at online retailers like Amazon. It has an MRSP of around US$320.

Motorola Moto G84 - 10/31/2023 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
65%
Pointing Device
90%
Connectivity
52%
Weight
91%
Battery
90 / 86 → 100%
Display
92%
Games Performance
32%
Application Performance
76 / 90 → 84%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
60%
Camera
63%
Average
76%
82%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

Pricecompare

Read all 3 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > Reviews > Motorola Moto G84 5G smartphone review – Bright OLED & lots of storage for under US$350
Florian Schmitt, 2023-11- 1 (Update: 2023-11- 1)