Motorola launched four new phones in January under the “G” series – Moto G13, G23, G53 & G73. On March 10, the company is launching the Moto G73 in the Indian market & as the name suggests, this is the successor to the Moto G72, launched last year with a MediaTek Helio G99 chip and a 10-bit pOLED display.
Unlike the Moto G72, the G73 is a 5G phone, props to the MediaTek Dimensity 930 chipset. It also makes it the first phone to launch in India with this SOC. This SOC is an upgrade over the Dimensity 920 we saw in phones such as the Realme 9 Pro Plus, Realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G, Xiaomi 11i 5G, Vivo V23 5G, etc.
Interestingly, the Dimensity 930 has the Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.2GHz, compared to 2.5GHz in the Dimensity 920. This means the Dimensity 920 is better than the 930 in CPU performance. The GPUs are different too. While the Dimensity 920 has the Arm Mali-G68 MC4 GPU, the Dimensity 930 has the PowerVR BXM-8-256 GPU.
Speaking of other features of the Moto G73, there is a 6.5-inch LCD with a Full-HD+ resolution & 120Hz refresh rate. Since the Moto G72 had a 120Hz pOLED display, the display on the G73 is a downgrade. This could be due to the addition of 5G support. The battery is 5,000mAh, and there is support for 30W fast wired charging. The Moto G72 supported 33W fast charging, so the charging speed also gets a hit in the successor.
As for the cameras, Moto G73 has a dual camera setup on the rear. The primary camera has a 50MP sensor with no OIS, and the ultrawide camera has an 8MP sensor. For comparison, the Moto G72 had a 108MP sensor for the primary camera. The front camera has a 16MP sensor on the G73.
There are stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, an IP52 rating, Android 13, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Moto G72 launched in India at ₹18,999 last year, which was surprising since it lacked 5G support. We expect the Moto G73 to be priced at around ₹20,000 in India.