Motorola Moto G30 review
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The famous Moto G is double-digit this year – Motorola is offering three numbered contestants in the lineup to go with the G Stylus, G Power and G Play from January, and we now have the Moto G10, G10 Power and G30. The abandonment of continuity in the search for diversity, the trio occupies different levels in the middle range, where the Moto G30 is the most specified. Let’s start with the one then.
The Moto G30’s standout feature in this confusing amount of phones is the display with high refresh rate – moderately high at 90Hz, but certainly higher than the others. Otherwise, it’s not really a head-turner – an LCD with a 720p resolution on a 6.5-inch diagonal is about as pedestrian as they come.
You can say the same about the Snapdragon 662, though we prefer to frame it more positively – as a balanced mid-range performer that is both strong and sparse and a noticeable step up from the SD460s in the G10s.
The 64MP main camera also places the Moto G30 above its immediate family, which tops out at 48MP. 8MP ultra-wide seems to be shared with the G10, G10 Power and G Stylus, and strictly according to the numbers, though there could be nuances to it. In any case, we have a G10 for comparison side by side – all at the right time.
Motorola Moto G30 Specifications at a glance:
- Body: 165.2×75.7×9.1mm, 200g; Glass front, plastic backing, plastic frame; Water-repellent design.
- Screen: 6.50 “IPS LCD, 90Hz, 720x1600px resolution, 20: 9 aspect ratio, 269ppi.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm): Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver); Adreno 610.
- Memory: 64 GB 4 GB RAM, 128 GB 4 GB RAM, 128 GB 6 GB RAM; microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot).
- OS / software: Android 11.
- Rear camera: Wide (head): 64 MP, f / 1.7, 26 mm, 1 / 1.97 “, 0.7 um, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f / 2.2, 118 °, 1 / 4.0 “, 1.12 µm; Macro: 2 MP, f / 2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f / 2.4.
- Front camera: 13 MP, f / 2.2, (wide), 1.12 µm.
- Video recording: Rear camera: 1080p @ 30 / 60fps; Front camera: 1080p @ 30 fps.
- Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 20W.
- Various: Fingerprint reader (rear mounted); NFC; FM radio; 3.5 mm jack plug.
Other less striking but still good feelings on the Moto G30 include the 5,000 mAh battery (which has apparently quietly become the standard capacity across many segments) and the 20W charging feature. A classic rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is a good return for simpler times, as is the FM radio and headphone jack. Additionally, you will get Android 11 out of the box, which is still something worth pointing out, even some six months after the release of the operating system. Speaking of the box.
Motorola Moto G30 unboxing
Moto G30 is delivered in Motorola’s standard navy blue packaging. Inside is the phone, already in the included transparent, soft case – protected evenly Before you take it outside the box.
You get a 20-watt charger (compare it to the 10W that comes with the G10) that is rated for 5V / 3A, 10V / 2A and 12V / 1.67A. Also included is a USB-A-to-C cable. There is no headset in the package, as has been the norm with the latest Motos.