Motorola has launched a couple of mid-range G-series – meet the Moto G10 and G30. They are the start of a new generation, one that focuses on a solid camera experience and long battery life.
Both phones are quite similar, except the G30 acts as a sort of “plus” model with some hardware upgrades. The G10 and G30 will launch in select European countries in the coming weeks.
The two handset features 6.5-inch IPS LCDs with 720 x 1,600 px resolution. The Moto G30 stands out with 90Hz refresh rate. Also, it has a 13MP selfie camera living in a notch.
The quad camera on the back features a 64MP main senspr with Quad Pixel tech. Post binning, the sensor effectively has 1.4 µm pixels and 16MP resolution, which combined with the bright f/1.7 aperture lays the groundwork for the Night Vision mode.
The main cam is joined by an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera (118º). There’s no telephoto camera, instead the high resolution main sensor takes on zooming duties. Two additional cameras are on board, a 2MP macro cam and a 2MP depth sensor (used for Cutout, Spot color and, of course, portrait shots). Video recording is limited to 1080p @ 60 fps.
And that’s a limit of the chipset as the G30 is powered by a Snapdragon 662. It has eight Kryo 260 CPU cores (four based on A73, four on A53), plus an Adreno 610 GPU. It runs Android 11 with a few Motorola-developed features added on top.
The phone comes with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. There are single and dual-SIM versions and while both have microSD slots, the dual-SIM version uses a hybrid slot design, which limits it to one SIM if you have a microSD in there.
This is a 4G phone (Cat. 4), it also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and a variety of satellite positioning systems. Wired connectivity includes USB-C (wired for 2.0 speeds) and a 3.5mm headphone jack. An FM radio receiver is available as well.
The 5,000 mAh battery is good for over 2 days of usage, according to Motorola’s own testing, and can be charged back up quickly at 20W.
Motorola Moto G30 Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
- Announced: 2021, February 16
- Status: Exp. release 2021, March
- Dimensions: 165.2 x 75.7 x 9.1 mm (6.50 x 2.98 x 0.36 in)
- Weight: 200 g (7.05 oz)
- Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
- Colors: Phantom Black, Pastel Sky
- SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Water-repellent design
- Type: IPS LCD, 90Hz
- Size: 6.5 inches, 102.8 cm2 (~82.2% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
- Android 11
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 610
- RAM: 4GB, 6GB
- Internal Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
- Main Camera: Quad
- 64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/1.97″, 0.7µm, PDAF
- 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
- Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: [email protected]/60fps
- Selfie Camera: Single – 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1.12µm
- Features: HDR
- Video: [email protected]
- Radio: FM Radio
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 5mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, LTEPP, SUPL
- NFC: Yes
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 20W
Motorola Moto G30 Price and Availability
Moto G30 will retail for €180 and will hit the shelves before the end of this month.