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Galaxy A13 vs Moto G22: Best entry-level phone of 2022 is it from Samsung or Motorola? | Comparative

The Galaxy A13 seeks to be the best Korean entry-level phone at the moment, while the Moto G22 tries to evolve from the previous generation, to also offer a good option in the more modest segment.

After all, between Samsung and Motorola, which has the best entry-level smartphone of 2022? That’s what we’ll discover here, in the TechMarkup Comparative.

Comparison Index
  • design
  • Multimedia and Resources
  • Performance
  • Drums
  • Camera
  • Price
  • Conclusion
Design and connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A13

Despite the entire plastic design, whether on the sides or the back, each of these handsets manages to look more premium than it is. The Galaxy bets on dispensing with the jumped block for the cameras and leaves the lenses distributed similarly to the top S22 Ultra. The Moto even does it differently in the photo module, but bets on a more modern matte finish than the rival’s smooth and shiny.

When we move forward, only the G22 is more advanced here, as it contains a hole-punch notch on the screen. On the other side, the A13 is still in the basic teardrop format. Apart from that the Motorola cell phone is the most compact and light of the duo.

Motorola Moto G22

As you can imagine in entry-level models, none of them come with any certification to protect against water and dust. In biometrics, they opted for the solution integrated with the power button.

At least we have a drawer for two chips and a microSD card in both. On the connectivity side, they are also matched by the fifth-generation Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, in addition to the absence of NFC.

The Moto G22 offers a greater amount of benefits and opens the scoring.

best construction

None

more modern look

Moto G22

Is the slot hybrid or dedicated?

Both

Best notch solution

Moto G22

Best biometrics solution

None

Best Endurance Certification?

None

Which is more compact and lighter?

Moto G22

Multimedia and Resources

Screen


These manufacturers have left an LCD screen in their basics, with a slightly larger size for the Galaxy, which loses out on the front for the Moto, thanks to the smaller bezels. Anyway, we have decent contrast in them, only the brightness could be better.

The A13’s display has Full HD+ resolution, which displays greater clarity than the G22’s only HD+ panel. In turn, Motorola decided to bet on a refresh rate of 90 Hz, to give a fluidity superior to the 60 Hz of Samsung’s rival. The Korean still features the Gorilla Glass 5 differential, which protects more against scratches.

Higher resolution and more protection, against higher refresh rate and front-end leverage. One point for each.

best screen technology

None

best screen brightness

None

more accurate colors

None

best screen resolution

Galaxy A13

bigger screen

Galaxy A13

Best screen/body ratio

Moto G22

High Hz screen?

Moto G22

Gorilla Glass Protection?

Galaxy A13

Overall screen quality

None

Sound


It is not a surprise that the devices only have a mono speaker, which ends up limiting the user’s immersion during a movie, game or music, for example. At the very least, this single sound output delivers good power on both.

In terms of quality, the Moto has the best sound balance. Although his mids go unnoticed, it suffers less than the Galaxy’s non-existent bass and squeaky highs.

Both models provide a physical headphone jack. But Motorola is the only one of the two companies that still sends the accessory in the box.

The G22 notes another point.

Sound is stereo?

None

Do you have P2 input?

Both

Greater frequency balance

Moto G22

sound power

Both

Do headphones come in the box?

Moto G22

System


These devices come out of the box with Android 12 installed from the factory. While the A13 won’t be graced with the same longevity as the brand’s more expensive models, it is still expected to receive more software updates than the G22.

They have a 4G limited mobile network. So, if you want a cell phone that is already 5G ready, this is not the case with these smartphones. In terms of fluidity, the Galaxy’s One UI Core may even be leaner, but Motorola’s clean interface and higher screen refresh rate help make the experience smoother.

In features, we see that Samsung has left out most of its core features like the Edge Screen, Samsung Pay, and Bixby. On the G22, you will still find the famous gestures of the brand, to activate the camera or turn on the flashlight with greater agility.

On one side is the longest update time. On the other, flow and better resources appear. We have a new tie.

Well-updated system?

Both

Will the system be updated in the future?

Galaxy A13

Which system or customization has more and better features?

Moto G22

Missing connections? left?

None

More fluid software

Moto G22

Performance

Samsung Galaxy A13

Motorola Moto G22

The Galaxy comes equipped with the Exynos 850 platform, against the Helio G37 chip present in the Moto. In this fight, which one takes the best in performance? The A13 proved to be much faster in our tests, either when opening apps or when loading what was in the background.

In the benchmarks, we saw a balance. While the G22 got the best on AnTuTu, the Korean scored the best on Geekbench. In games, the heavier titles run with quality a little higher on the Samsung model, while some casual ones explore more the 90 fps support offered by Motorola.

Superior multitasking performance gives the point to the Galaxy A13.

Who does better in the opening test?

Galaxy A13

Who wins in the most demanding games?

Galaxy A13

Who has the best benchmark numbers?

Both

What is the most up-to-date processor?

Moto G22

Which has better RAM/processor balance?

Galaxy A13

Which has more storage?

None

Drums

Samsung Galaxy A13

Motorola Moto G22

Samsung and Motorola followed the new market standard and put a 5,000 mAh battery in their entry-level models. But equal capacities do not represent the same duration. The Galaxy lasted over 28 hours in our standardized tests, almost 6 hours longer than we have on the Moto.

Already in charging, the A13’s 15 W adapter takes about half an hour longer than the competitor’s 20 W adapter to reach 100%. Of the pair, the G22 is the only one to take less than two hours to complete the process.

Thus, Samsung marks for greater autonomy; and Motorola scores for charging faster.

Which one has more battery?

None

Which recharges faster?

Moto G22

Which lasts longer according to the TC battery test?

Galaxy A13

Do you have wireless charging?

None

Camera

On both sides, we find a set consisting of four cameras, led by the main sensor of 50 MP. During the day, both take good pictures, without exaggerating the saturation. In dark places, the lack of night mode in them results in images with a big drop in quality.

The Galaxy’s ultrawide gives a greater smoothing in the captures, besides the maximum resolution is below the Moto. Their macro suffers from low resolution and fixed focus. Finally, the blur makes a good crop in both, but it’s still far from perfect in them.

With a better ultrawide, the G22 takes the spot in this regard.

Best rear camera set

Both

best night photos

None

most versatile set

Both

best ultrawide

Moto G22

best telephoto

None

best macro

Both

better depth

Both

Photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy A13

The duo comes with a camcorder that does not go beyond Full HD resolution. The quality is good in them, as expected for the category, as well as the agility of the focus. Even so, both are lacking a stabilization system, in addition to the Moto not having stereo sound capture, which makes it a Galaxy differential.

In the details, it is point for the A13.

Do you have optical stabilization?

None

Better electronic stabilization?

None

more agile focus

Both

Do you record in 4K at 30fps?

None

Better audio capture

Galaxy A13

best video quality

Both

Photos taken with the Motorola Moto G22

Moving on to the front camera, Motorola ended up being bolder and put a more advanced sensor, with twice the definition of Samsung. And here, it made a difference in practice. Galaxy selfies lack clarity, especially with noise at night. The Moto, on the other hand, records images with good colors and does not distort the tones even in dark places. The footage from the front is nothing but Full HD on them.

The highest quality in the results gives the point to the G22.

Best front camera set

Moto G22

Front camera records in 4K?

None

best selfie

Moto G22

Price

The two basic ones were officially launched in Europe. The Galaxy A13 came at a suggested price of R$1,800, slightly above the R$1,700 charged for the Moto G22. At the moment, we have the duo in a technical tie in retail, always in the range of R$ 1,100.

Therefore, the duel ends in a draw.

Which one had the best launch price?

Moto G22

Which is currently the best value for money?

Both

Conclusion

Samsung and Motorola have shown that they manage to make a very balanced confrontation in the entry segment. With the Galaxy A13, you’ll get a brighter screen, a longer system life, faster performance, and a longer-lasting battery, despite taking longer to plug in. Apart from the superior quality in the videos.

In turn, the Moto G22 has the most modern design, the screen with the highest refresh rate, the most balanced sound and the system with the most popular features. It also comes with a set of cameras that takes more photos, either on the back or on the front.

Here, what will really make the difference is the price found on the market. So, the recommendation is always to see which one appears cheaper between these two. Whatever hurts your pocket the least should be the ideal option for you.

RESULT

Samsung Galaxy A13: 6 SPOTS

  • Screen with better resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • System with greater longevity
  • faster performance
  • Longer battery life
  • Videos with stereo audio capture
  • Same price in current Europeian market

Motorola Moto G22: 8 POINTS

  • More modern, compact and lightweight design
  • 90 Hz screen
  • higher quality sound
  • More fluid system with more popular features
  • Battery with shorter charging time
  • Rear cameras with better night mode
  • Higher quality and definition selfies
  • Same price in current Europeian market

In the entry-level segment, which manufacturer best meets your demands? Between these two cell phones, which one would you take home? Comment with us!

  • The Samsung Galaxy A13 is available at Extra for BRL 1,179. The cost-benefit is Good. There are 15 better models.
  • The Motorola Moto G22 is available at Extra for BRL 1,191.
(Updated July 19, 2022 at 6:44 am)

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