Motorola has quietly released the Moto G62 in the UK, but the company could easily have justified announcing it with more fanfare as it has the potential to be Motorola’s best cheap phone and perhaps one of the best cheap Android phones of any brand.
We can only follow the specs and pricing so far as we haven’t worked with it, but at a price point of £199.99 (about $240/AU$350) this is one of Motorola’s cheapest 5G phones.
In addition, the Moto G62 also features a 6.5-inch 1080 x 2400 display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a large 5,000mAh battery, and a triple-lens camera, with a 50MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro one.
Other key specs include a 16MP front camera, a low-end Snapdragon 480 Plus chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and Android 12.
There’s also a 3.5mm headphone port, a microSD card slot, a fingerprint scanner, and dual stereo speakers.
In terms of design, the Moto G62 looks pretty ordinary, with a matte blue or midnight gray plastic back, but it has a water-repellent design, giving it a bit of peace of mind if it gets wet. It is now available in the UK, but there is no information on availability in the US or Australia.
Analysis: 5G continues to become more accessible and affordable
It wasn’t so long ago that 5G was the preserve of high-end handsets, but now it’s almost a standard feature, as evidenced by a phone as cheap as the Moto G62 including it.
But this isn’t even the cheapest 5G phone, with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G dropping below £100 not so long ago, and there’s a lot of competition around the Moto G62’s price, from phones like the Realme 8 5G.
Still, Motorola is a respected brand known for its affordable high-end handsets, so seeing a 5G phone for so little money here is still remarkable.