Motorola Moto G 62 5G: tall boy (review)


Packing a big display and long battery life, the Motorola Moto G 62 5G can hold its head high in the low to mid-range Android crowd.

As the price of some Android flagships soars ever higher, it’s certainly worth asking whether a solid mid or even low-range handset would meet your needs. Offering a great balance between price, performance and features, these Android handsets are the best option for many smartphone shoppers.

These days, aiming for a lower price tag doesn’t mean sacrificing on screen size, especially with extra-tall aspect ratios. Enter the Motorola Moto G 62 5G, a tall boy which still fits in your hand and won’t break the bank.

Motorola Moto G 62 5G details

Australian website here
Price $399 RRP
Warranty 1 year
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First impressions

While 6.5 inches might sound like an unwieldy handset, the Motorola Moto G 62 5G features an unusual 20:9 aspect ratio which allows the screen to be quite tall without making the handset uncomfortably wide.

In this and many other ways, the Moto G 62 5G is very similar to the Moto G51 5G. A centimetre taller, the G51 5G’s 20:9 aspect ratio manages to squeeze a spacious 6.8-inch display. The new Moto G 62 5G might have a slightly smaller display, but it will offer a better trade-off of handset size versus screen size for some hands.

Once you look past the screen size, you’ll find a bright, crisp IPS LCD screen – the colours might be a tad saturated for some tastes, because it’s set to “Saturated” by default, but you can easily change this to “Natural” if preferred.

There’s a large power button on the right-hand side of the handset, which doubles as a fingerprint reader (you can also unlock the handset with Face Unlock). Above the power button is a volume rocker.

Around the back you’ll find a triple camera array consisting of a 50 MP primary shooter, 8 MP ultrawide and 2 MP macro – again, similar to the Moto G1 5G. On the front, you’ll find that it’s stepped up to a 16 MP selfie camera.

In an expected compromise in this price point, the handset features a plastic back rather than premium metal or glass, although the plastic does have a slight sheen to it. Like most Motorola phones, the Moto G62 5G comes with a basic transparent protective case. It offers some impact protection but doesn’t seem as robust as something like a Tech 21 case. 

Motorola Moto G 62 5G Specs

Display size 6.5 inch, 2400×1080 pixel
Display technology IPS LCD, 120 Hz refresh rate
Dimensions 161.83 × 73.96 × 8.59 mm
Weight 184 gm
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ 5G
CPU 2.2 GHz octa-core Kryo 460
GPU 650 MHz Adreno 619
Storage 128 GB
Expansion microSDXC (up to 1 TB)
OS Android 12
Ruggedness “Water-repellent” design
Rear Cameras 50 MP, f/1.8 (wide), 0.64 µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1.12 µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1.75 µm (macro)
Front camera 16 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1.0 µm
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.1
Security Fingerprint reader, Face Unlock
Ports USB Type-C 2.0, 3.5 mm headset jack
Battery Li-Po 5000 mAh
Bands 2G/ 3G/ 4G LTE/ 5G sub-6 GHz
Colours Midnight Grey


Android 12 without bloatware, running on a Snapdragon 480+ 5G with 4 GB of RAM, offers the foundations of a solid low to mid-range handset. Naturally it’s not going to go toe-to-toe with the most powerful Android smartphones and it would have been nice to see a little more RAM.

As the name suggests, it’s a 5G chipset, ensuring you can take advantage of Australia’s fastest mobile broadband networks – although, like most, it only supports sub-6 GHz 5G networks and not millimetre wave.

Multimedia is where the Moto G62 5G shines, thanks to that large, crisp display offering a 120Hz refresh rate. This ensures silky smooth gaming and scrolling, although you need an eye for detail to really appreciate it.

Accompanying the screen are stereo speakers which support Dolby Atmos for making the most of the high-end sound found in streaming services like Netflix.

The phone will keep you entertained for a long time, with a generous 5000 mAh battery ensuring that, if you don’t push it too hard, you should be able to go 24 hours before recharging. That’s impressive considering the size of the screen and its high 120 Hz refresh rate (which you can dial back to 60 Hz to help conserve power). Thankfully, the phone comes with a 15 W charger with support for fast charging, but not wireless charging.

When it comes to ruggedness, talk of a “water-repellent” design – rather than citing a specific IP rating – might be a concern if you’re looking for a handset that can survive a little misadventure.

The fine print says that the: “Water-repellent design creates a barrier to help protect against moderate exposure to water such as accidental spills, splashes, or light rain. Not designed to be submerged in water, or exposed to pressurised water, or other liquids; may diminish over time. Not waterproof.”


The GeekBench 5 benchmarks tell a likely story. The handset scores 545 on the CPU single core test and 1740 on the multi-core. That’s about what you’d expect with this spec sheet and price tag, making it a fraction more powerful than the Moto G51 5G while still putting it in similar territory to the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G.

It’s fair to say that the Motorola Moto G62 5G has enough grunt to handle anything your typical user would throw at it day to day. It’s certainly not for gamers or anyone else craving power, but people who don’t push their handsets are unlikely to hit its limitations.

As for photography, 50 MP is certainly a lot of pixels, but it’s a relatively small sensor with small pixels, which means it can struggle a bit in low-light conditions.

The end results reflect the phone’s low price tag, they’re reasonable photos but if you’re fussy about smartphone photo quality, then they’ll likely be shopping in a higher price bracket where lower megapixel cameras with better sensors and optics can deliver better results.

GadgetGuy’s take

The Motorola Moto G62 5G is a solid low to mid-range handset which offers the benefits of 5G, a big screen and long battery life. It understandably makes sacrifices to keep the price tag down, but you might not mind as long as you’re not looking for a powerhouse device or concerned about the fact it’s not waterproof.

If you want a big screen but your needs are simple, the Moto G62 5G might fit nicely in your hand and your budget.

Motorola Moto G 62 5G
A decent handset which mostly makes sacrifices in the right places, the Motorola Moto G62 5G smartphone has a lot to offer low to mid-range Android shoppers.
Value for money
Ease of use
Affordable 5G
Big, bright 120 Hz screen
Long battery life
Only 4 GB of RAM
No IP rating