Motorola already introduced a Moto G62 5G in June, but now the company has created a separate device with the same name for the Indian market. It brings more processing power, but it’s mostly the same phone. It’s also similar to other Motos, more on that in a bit.
The new Moto G62 is powered by the Snapdragon 695 chipset, which replaces the Snapdragon 480+ in the previous G62. A quick comparison shows a newer node 6nm vs. 8nm, newer CPU cores 2x Cortex-A78 and 6x A55 vs. 2x A76 + 6x A55, plus the GPU is faster even though both chipsets claim Adreno 619.
There are two configurations listed at Motorola India: one with 6GB of RAM and one with 8GB, both with 128GB of storage. That beats the original version, which only has 4GB of RAM. You also get a microSD slot for cards up to 1TB, as long as you don’t plan on using a second SIM card. The phone runs “near stock” Android 12 out of the box.
The last major change is related to the battery: the capacity is still 5000 mAh, but the charging speed has increased to 20 W instead of 15 W, the “major change” may have been an exaggeration.
Other than all that, the phones are basically the same. They have 6.5” screens with FHD+ resolution (20:9) and a 120Hz refresh rate. There’s a 16MP camera (f/2.2, 1.0µm native pixels, 2.0µ with 4-in-1 pixel binning), which can record 1080p video at 30fps.
Flipping the other way, there’s a 50 MP main camera (f/1.8, 0.64 µm native pixels, 1.28 µm with 4-in-1 binning), an 8 MP ultra-wide camera (118°, f /2.2, 1.12 µm) and a 2MP macro camera. The wide and ultrawide cameras are also limited to 1080p video resolution (the main can do it at 60fps, the ultrawide at 30fps).
The Moto G62 has a plastic body with a water-repellent design. It measures 8.6mm thick and weighs 184g. Continuing our tour, there’s a fingerprint reader, a 3.5mm headphone jack (with an FM radio receiver), and a USB-C 2.0 port. The phone has stereo speakers and two microphones on board.
Like the global version, this model has 5G connectivity (which will come in handy soon). Also, the phone offers Wi-Fi 5 (ac) and Bluetooth 5.1, but lacks NFC.
We mention similar models, like the Moto G82, for example. It uses the same Snapdragon 695 chipset (6/8GB of RAM + 128GB of storage) and the 50+8+2MP camera is the same. The display is different, a 6.6″ AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, and the 5,000mAh battery charges faster at 30W. There’s also the Moto G71s, which is nearly identical to the G82.