Motorola / Lenovo has finally made the Moto 30 (and Moto G10) smartphone official after months of being talked over in numerous news articles.
The Motorola Moto G30 is the better-equipped phone out of the duo of new models which the manufacturer wants to stir up the waters of the lower middle class with. Its main weapon is a promising set of cameras and an above-average battery. Many customers will also appreciate Motorola’s traditionally almost pure Android.
Moto G30: Design and screen
📱 The Motorola Moto G30 is a solid, mid-range phone, measuring 165.22 x 75.73 x 9.14 mm and weighing 197 grams in an all-plastic body protected against dust and water splashes (dripping water when tilted up to 15°) with IP52 certification.
The IPS display with a generous 6.5-inch diagonal and 90 Hz refresh rate stretches over the front side (85% screen-to-body ratio) with a small margin on the bottom and bezel with the selfie camera in the top centre. The screen’s HD+ resolution of 1600 x 720px results in a not very dazzling fineness of 269 ppi (pixels per inch).
Moto G30: Camera
📷 Motorola highlights the photographic capabilities of the new quad-camera setup. The main 64MP (f/1.7) sensor should according to the manufacturer produce clear and sharp photos even in poor lighting conditions. The camera features plenty of software functions such as night mode, HDR, RAW photo output, Manual output, Google Lens integration, Slow motion, Timelapse and much more.
The other lenses have a bit more modest parameters such as the 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor (118°), 2MP macro sensor promising up to 4x zoom and a 2MP depth sensor. The front selfie camera inbuilt in the centre bezel has gotten a 13MP sensor.
Videos can be recorded via the main rear camera at full HD at up to 60fps (30 fps with ultra-wide or macro).
Moto G30: Hardware specs
⚙ The Motorola Moto G30 is powered by the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor with a frequency of 2.0 GHz and the Adreno 610 graphics accelerator backed by 4 or 6 GB of RAM (2 different variants) and 128 GB of internal storage, which thankfully can be expanded by another 512 GB with microSD memory cards.
Moto G30: Battery and charging
🔋 Another highlighted aspect of the Moto G30 is the battery with a decent 5000 mAh capacity, which, according to the manufacturer’s measurements, is enough for more than two days of normal use.
The large battery also supports fast charging called ‘Turbopower’ with an output of 20W, which is to give the phone enough juice for up to 12 hours of operation in just 20 minutes. Motorola also decided to include the 20W charger in the box.
Moto G30: Connectivity
📶 Although the Moto G30 lacks 5G support, there is nothing to complain about in terms of connectivity. From wireless selection, it features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC, GPS (GPS, A-GPS, LTEPP, SUPL, GLONASS, Galileo) and FM Radio, where for the wired ones, the device uses USB-C and the good old 3.5 mm headphone jack with headset included in the box.
The Moto G30 has also one SIM card slot and one hybrid slot for another SIM or microSD. The nowadays indispensable fingerprint sensor is located at the back of the phone behind Motorola’s logo.
Moto G30: UI, Release date and Price
The smartphone will enter the market with the Android 11 out of the box with a decent My UX interface, which brings various additional settings or, for example, handy gesture control, to which the possibility of splitting the screen in half by pulling two fingers apart and using two applications at once is added.
The headset comes in 2 colours: Dark Pearl and Pastel Sky.
Motorola begins the sale of the Moto G30 almost immediately in February in select European countries for just €179 (around £156, $216).