Motorola Moto G10 Power hands-on review
Introduction and specifications
While most smartphone makers even make their budget phones more expensive over time, even with incremental leaps, Motorola seems to be doing the exact opposite with its G Power phones. Looking back from its G8 Power release so far, the launch price is steadily declining, resulting in downgraded hardware.
In a way, you could say that the newer G Power smartphones are just alternatives to the earlier ones rather than full-fledged successors. As long as you can find the older ones in your local stores.
Entering the market for the INR 2,500 less than its predecessor, the Moto G10 Power has an even greater potential to become endurance champion, mainly due to its less demanding SoC. The G9 Power had a Snapdragon 662, while the G10 Power seems to prioritize battery efficiency further with its Snapdragon 460 chip.
Motorola Moto G10 Power Specifications at a glance:
- Body: 165.2×75.7×9.9mm, 220g; Glass front, plastic backing, plastic frame; Water-repellent design.
- Screen: 6.50 “IPS LCD, 720x1600px resolution, 20: 9 aspect ratio, 270ppi.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm): Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 240); Adreno 610.
- Memory: 64 GB 4 GB RAM; microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot).
- OS / software: Android 11.
- Rear camera: Wide (head): 48 MP, f / 1.7, 26 mm, 1 / 2.0 “, 0.8 ,m, 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: 8 MP, f / 2.2, (wide), 1 / 4.0 “, 1.12 µm.
- Video recording: Rear camera: 1080p @ 30 / 60fps; Front camera: 1080p @ 30 fps.
- Battery: 6000 mAh; Fast charging 20W.
- Various: Fingerprint reader (rear mounted); FM radio; 3.5 mm jack plug.
The downgrades do not end with the chipset. The G10 Power goes for a lower resolution 48MP main camera, but adds an ultra-wide mix. Storage has been reduced to half the size, the selfie camera is now 8MP instead of 16MP and NFC is the axis (not that it is much needed in the Indian market). In addition, the phone comes with a smaller 6.5-inch screen.
This may seem like a strange move on behalf of Motorola, but a deeper dive into the company’s portfolio puts things in perspective. The Moto G30 has already snapped up most of the G9 Power’s internals along with its approximate price, so there is no point in making yet another G30 phone for the same price point. This leaves little room for the G10 Power to go down the price ladder and apparently attract users looking for something compact with a large battery. It’s something you do not see every day.
Unboxing of Moto G10 Power
The Moto G10 Power’s box is nothing out of the ordinary, as it carries the standard wall charger, rated for 20W and USB-A to the USB-C cable for data transfer and charging.