Moto G73 5G first impressions: 5G focus
Motorola’s current G-series lineup can be confusing. The older Moto G62 had 5G connectivity, but the recently launched Moto G72 ( Review ) missed it. Now there’s the new Moto G73, which gets 5G connectivity but is officially priced at the same price as the G72. The latter performed well in our review, with the exception of the missing 5G element, which we considered a major drawback. Despite Motorola’s odd reasoning for the move, the G72 felt a bit out of place, especially when 5G connectivity was available in major cities.
The new Moto G73 5G is expected to be the long-awaited upgrade to the Moto G62 5G, but it will also serve as a 5G alternative to the new Moto G72. Here are our first impressions of the new smartphone.
It’s easy to spot this generational leap after seeing Motorola’s new design philosophy, which is evident in the cut and sleek look of the top-of-the-line Motorola Edge 30 Fusion or Edge 30 Ultra. The Moto G73 5G also sticks to this design, opting for a thin design of 8.29mm, and at 181 grams, it’s not too heavy. The back of the device is made of what Motorola calls acrylic glass, which looks like glass but is actually plastic.
This soft, matte-finish back panel looks premium in its Midnight Blue finish, but is a dust and fingerprint magnet. The frame is made of polycarbonate and also has a soft matte finish which makes the phone very slippery. Fortunately, Motorola offers a soft TPU case in the box, which makes it easy to hold.
The Moto G73 5G features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD screen, which appears to be a step down from the Moto G72’s pOLED panel. The G72 5G offers a variable refresh rate of 120Hz as well as a touch sampling rate of 240Hz, which should be fine for gaming.
The Moto G73 5G is also the first smartphone in India to feature the recently announced MediaTek Dimensity 930 SoC with support for 13 5G bands. The phone will be available in 8GB RAM and 128GB single storage option, priced at Rs. 18,999 people in India.
Unlike the Moto G62 5G, the Moto G73 5G offers stereo speakers as well as Dolby Atmos support. There is also an IP52 rating for basic water resistance. Motorola retains the 3.5mm headphone jack and Type-C port for charging and data transfer at the bottom.
The Moto G73 5G runs a new piece of Motorola MyUX software based on Android 13. It has more customization options and more Motorola-branded apps than ever before. There’s a new Family Space app that offers the usual kids mode, but also lets caregivers remotely control another Motorola device, allowing them to provide remote assistance to another user (such as an elderly person). or child). Of course, this is only allowed after the necessary permissions have been granted. Motorola also claims that it is extremely secure as its ThinkShield platform provides ultimate security.
There’s also a new Moto Secure app that brings some ThinkShield-level security features to the fore on top of what Google Android offers. This includes Secure Folder, Network Protection, Lock Screen Security, and Pinboard Encryption. The app also includes a privacy dashboard, permission manager, and more that integrates all of your phone’s security and privacy features into one app. has typical Android features like
While the phone comes with the usual Motorola apps, I also noticed Facebook being the only third-party app pre-installed. Motorola promises a guaranteed update to Android 14 and up to three years of security updates.
As for the cameras, this Moto only includes two rear cameras. This includes the 50-megapixel main camera from last year’s premium Motorola Edge 30 Pro, and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera that also works with a macro camera and is used for depth calculation when using the camera’s Portrait mode. . Selfies are handled by a 16-megapixel front camera.
Motorola has kept the Moto G62 5G’s 5,000mAh battery, but has improved charging speed by offering a 30W Type-C charger in the box.
Does MediaTek’s new Dimensity 930 SoC offer enough of a leap in performance to justify the price of the Moto G73 5G? Stay tuned for our full Gadgets 360 review coming soon.
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