A new, cheaper 5G phone has hit Australian shelves, with Motorola’s mid-range Moto G62 5G now available from local retailers. Priced at a very competitive $399, the G62 5G is a three-camera, big-battery smartphone that’s focused on entertainment with its big screen and immersive sound.
Along with what seem like excellent specs for a sub-$400 device, the Moto G62 5G will also be available for purchase on phone plans from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone from August. This makes the G62 5G the first Motorola smartphone to be offered by Australia’s big three telecoms in over 10 years, and gives potential buyers a wider range of plans and purchasing options.
“What’s special about the Moto G62 5G is that it’s a compact device designed for entertainment at a very competitive price,” said Kurt Bonnici, Motorola’s head of Australia and China. New Zealand.
“Always grounded in consumer insights, the Moto G62 5G delivers what matters most to our consumers and we can’t wait to see them experience all it has to offer.”
Motorola Moto G62 5G: Features and Specs
- RRP $399
- 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate
- Rear triple camera setup (50MP Quad Pixel, 2MP Macro Vision & 8MP Depth sensor)
- 16 megapixel front camera
- Side fingerprint sensor and facial recognition
- Android 12 operating system
- 5000mAh battery with 10W/15W charging
- Built-in 128GB, 1TB expandable storage
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ processor
- Dolby Atmos sound
- Hybrid dual SIM (commercial version), single SIM (telco version)
- 5G connectivity
The latest addition to the Moto G family is all about entertainment, featuring a 6.5-inch display with Full HD+ display for crisp detail and vivid color. What’s even more impressive is that the G62 5G comes with a fast 120Hz refresh rate: this means that scrolling, video and gaming will be very smooth, with less lag, motion blur or jerks. It’s the same refresh rate found on high-end phones such as the iPhone 13 or Samsung Galaxy S22, so it’s quite a shot to score this feature at a lower price.
In addition to a great screen, the Moto G62 5G also includes extra-powerful sound thanks to the inclusion of Dolby Atmos spatial audio. Combined with the stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos delivers higher volume and a wider sound range, which Motorola says will boost sound by up to 39% compared to other Moto G devices. That could be a big plus for buyers who prefer to watch or listen to content without headphones, but are frustrated by the small or low volume of other mid-range devices.
Internally, the Moto G62 5G features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ 5G processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, along with microSD support. It’s about what you’d expect from an upper budget/lower mid-range phone, but should deliver solid performance. The G62 also runs Android 12 out of the box, but Motorola says customers can only expect one Android update for this device, meaning your OS will max out at Android. 13. You’ll still get two years of security updates, but that’s something to consider if you want to keep your device for several years before upgrading.
Motorola has included a triple-camera setup on the back, plus a lone 16-megapixel camera with Quad Pixel technology on the front. The rear cameras include a 50-megapixel Quad Pixel lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel Macro Vision camera for ultra close-up shots. Motorola’s Quad Pixel technology is designed for brighter, bolder shots in low light, while the ultra-wide camera can fit up to 4x more in every frame and includes a depth sensor for automatic background blur.
Built-in camera features include Panorama, Night Vision, Dual Capture (for simultaneous front and rear shots), Portrait, Ultra-Res and Pro Mode, plus Google Lens integration and up to 8x digital zoom on the rear cameras. The rear camera can also shoot in FHD at up to 60 frames per second and includes modes such as Timelapse, Slow Motion, Macro and Video Stabilization and Snapshot.
To complement the main features of the Moto G62 5G, the device is loaded with a large 5000mAh battery that supports 15W TurboPower charging, which can give you several hours of extra life with just a few minutes on the phone. charger. You’ll also get face unlock and fingerprint security, a headphone jack, Google Assistant voice control and 5G connectivity for super-fast speeds.
Availability and packages
The Moto G62 5G is priced at $399 and will be available in Midnight Grey. You can buy the Moto G62 directly from Motorola, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, The Good Guys, Mobileciti and Big W now, or on a phone plan from Vodafone, Optus or Telstra from August 1, 2022.
While we don’t have any price or plan details for the Motorola G62 5G on a carrier plan yet, you can compare postpaid plans from Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone below.
The following table shows published Optus SIM-only postpaid plans selected from Canstar Blue’s database, ranked in order of cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, highest to lowest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a reference partner.
The following table shows some Telstra SIM-only postpaid plans published on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, highest to lowest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a reference partner.
The following table shows some Vodafone SIM-only postpaid plans published on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, lowest to highest, and then by data allowance, highest to lowest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.