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I've always used budget smartphones so I know what this price point is capable of and the Moto g22 falls very short which was a huge surprise to me as past models up to the G5 were always quite good.
The input lag is just not acceptable. It's really, really bad to the point that the phone is just not useable as a daily device.
Some good points though - notifications work well on all apps. The atheistics are great, it looks really smart. Battery is great and fast charges well. And it has NFC (quite rare for this price)
But, it's just so unresponsive that the experience of using it is frustrating and I have now given up. I keep it running as a backup phone should I ever be absolutely desperate and have literally no other choice in the entire world to have to endure it again.
You may think that you are saving yourself some money and getting a great looking decent phone. Beware - it does look great but you'll end up having to pay more on top to buy a replacement that you can actually use. And that's coming from a consumer of this end of the market, in not a Samsung or iPhone user, I use cheap phones because I find it more cost efficient to change them regularly to up-to-date models as they come out, and this phone is the poorest example I've owned in 2023, it would have been acceptable in 2016 but there's just no excuse now even at the £100 mark, much better for this price out there
I had a Motorola phone before, and they have some nice touches (such as a chopping motion to turn on the torch), so was looking forward to this one. My only real gripe is that the processor is a bit too slow, so it takes a while for it to wake up, and things take a while to load.
Received in perfect condition thanks to Amazon! The device itself seems ok quality. The build is sturdy, the screen is clear and the camera is ok for the price. The only issue is the phone is about as responsive as a functional adult before the morning brew. Overall it’s good for the price but it may be possible to find better within this price range.
I've had a number of moto phones over many years and all have been totally reliable. I stick with the budget phones as they do everything I need well. My last was a g8 plus now retired but still working fine. I decided to upgrade to the g22 as the price and spec looked tempting. I read a whole bunch of reviews ranging from ok to poor. Went ahead and bought anyway and delighted I did. It runs android 12 which has some nice new features. I don't like the adaptive brightness so just switched it off and loading some apps can be a little slower than optimal but look at the price! Graphics are a little lower than my g8 plus but hardly noticeable and sound is mono. On the plus side everything else. Beautiful large screen, lightweight, battery lasts a long long time. I like the fingerprint reader on the edge of the phone. I don't use the charger supplied but the 15w charger that came with my g8 and it turbo charges quickly. If you want all the bells and whistles you can pay more but at this price point the g22 is a bargain. Streaming channels work fine and smooth. Note also that prices have fallen and now even cheaper.
I like everything about this phone...for the price it stands up well to more expensive models and its fairly easy to use and understand and even in a bad reception area it gets a signal which is more than my last phone could do it was always "No service" and really slow to load anything when it was working So if you want a cheap dependable phone that you don't have to be a brain surgeon to operate this is your product