Should you buy the Moto G72?
Prime Minister Modi launched 5G services in India at the India Mobile Congress on Saturday. Jio and Airtel 5G services will be available in select cities this month. The former claimed that Jio would launch 5G services from Diwali, while Airtel said it was working on it. 5G services are available in 8 cities From October 1.
Airtel CEO asked consumers to buy a 5G phone and get ready for Airtel 5G rollout. This brings us to the point of the story. The Moto G72, unlike its predecessor, does not support 5G and is limited to 4G. This means that users will miss out on 5G capabilities like faster data speeds, stable connection, clearer voice calls.
Considering how good the rest of the specifications are like the 120Hz pOLED display, 108MP high-resolution camera, 5000mAh battery and Android 12 OS, the lack of 5G connectivity is a big miss for Motorola. Considering that consumer adoption for Motorola is steadily increasing a good Snapdragon 695 5G SoC or 5G MediaTek Dimension chipset will do the trick for the brand.
Adding to that, Motorola has only promised 1 major Android update for the Moto G72, which means it will only receive the Android 13 stable build. Motorola may have already anticipated a tepid reception for this 4G phone, which is why it only promised a major update. For reference, phones in this segment are promised to receive at least two major Android OS updates.
However, 5G network services will not be available across the country until March 2024 (things could be beyond that if there are any changes in plans). This means we are still more than a year away from rolling out 5G services everywhere in India. So if you like the rest of the specifications you can buy the Moto G72 and upgrade to the 5G model whenever 5G is actually available in your city.