If you are looking for a stunning budget phone that delivers a near-stock Android experience, Motorola Moto E32s is a solid choice. However, if camera performance and overall performance of the device are more important to you, then it’s better to look elsewhere. Affordability is its biggest strength since it comes in at a starting price of about €150 (roughly $157). The phone comes in three RAM/ROM combinations, which are 3 GB/32 GB, 3 GB/64 GB, and 4 GB/64 GB. However, at this price, it would have been more practical if the base variant had 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
Thankfully, the device has a triple card slot which has room for an SD card and two Nano-SIM cards. Connections are supported up to 4G, though. The device’s overall performance is mediocre, while the 8 MP wide-angle selfie camera and the main 16 MP wide-angle camera turn in decent results. Besides the latter camera, the phone has a 2 MP macro, and 2 MP depth sensor camera on the rear. Both the macro and depth sensor cameras are there just for show and are better left unused. Like most phones, it has all the usual camera features and can record videos up to 1080p@30fps.
Performance is, quite simply, the biggest weakness of this phone. The MediaTek Helio G37 chipset turns in an especially weak performance. You will notice this even in your day-to-day tasks like watching videos and using social media. The GPU used here is PowerVR GE8320. On the software side of things, the device runs Android 12 out-of-the-box. Moto E32s comes with minimal bloatware, which is refreshing since budget phones are often the most bloated across all segments. When it comes to the phone’s battery life and display quality, both are good, but they could have been better.
In the battery department, Moto E32s has a 5000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery that supports 15W fast charging. The gadget gets you over the day on average use, but not beyond that. In case, you want the phone to last longer, you would have to set the refresh rate to 60 Hz. Also, do note, that while the phone does support 15W fast charging, the supplied charger is only 10W. Therefore, to charge at the fastest possible speed, you’ll need to buy a 15W charger separately. Connectivity options include USB Type-C 2.0, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, and a Hotspot.
It has a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. On one hand, some rival phones do come with an FHD+ screen, but the presence of a 90 Hz refresh rate isn’t a guarantee either. The phone’s screen-to-body ratio and PPI density are 82.9% and 270 respectively. Its speaker quality is best rated as ‘average’, so we recommend using your earphones while you watch movies or videos. Thankfully, Motorola Moto E32s has a headphone jack. Where the phone completely blows away the competition is in the design department. It’s not only well-built, but it also looks stunning.
Motorola Moto E32s has a glass front with a plastic back and frame. While the plastic back panel looks amazing, it also picks up fingerprints and smudges easily. Another reason why the phone is excellent in this department is that it has a water-repellent design. The device weighs 185 grams and measures 6.46 by 2.95 by 0.33 inches. For colors, the options are Slate Gray and Misty Silver. Sensors include an accelerometer, proximity, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.