Lenovo-owned Motorola has had some hits and misses with the Moto G series over the past few years. While the company is banking on its clean, stock Android aesthetic to attract customers, the presence of powerful rivals has made customers gravitate towards other options. Newly launched Moto G30Priced at Rs 10,999, Motorola is looking to replace it with the phone’s solid specs, 90 Hz display, quad-camera setup and more. See the Moto G30 in detail in this review.
The Moto G30 is an efficient budget phone that offers good performance, close to the stock Android experience and a versatile camera setup. The 90Hz refresh rate display works well and you get a bigger battery to go with it. However, if you are willing to give up the high refresh rate and cleaner software for a device better than Rs 1,000 in each category, Redmi Note 10 (Review) Worth to see.
As always on a budget Motorola device, the G30 has a thick plastic body and is very light in hand. I like the light gradient finish, which makes the phone stand out from most audiences though it hits nothing Poco M3 (Review) In that case. There is also a familiar moto logo with fingerprint integration, the quad-camera protruding slightly from the back. Among other things to note is the textured power button, which is easy to feel alone from the dedicated Google Assistant button, both of which are placed on either side of the volume rocker. At the bottom is the USB-C port and speaker grille, and there is a dual SIM slot on the top and left of the headphone jack.
The biggest selling point for the Moto G30 is its 90 Hz refresh rate panel, making it one of the budget budget phones. Galaxy M12 (Review) To have this feature. The phone comes with a 6.5-inch HD + (720 x 1,600) screen with wide bezels on the sides and a water drop notch on the top. As far as sensitivity goes, I have very little to complain about the fluidity that the 90Hz panel brings to the table, especially when in the budget category. It works very well with the occasional jitter while browsing. The rest of the panel displays slightly dull colors throughout and is green when viewed from an angle. If not, the screen of the Moto G30 will be similar to other budget phones in the market.
The optics are powered by a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide shooter, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you have a 13MP camera with f / 2.2 aperture. Like most budget phones, the Moto G30 takes good daytime shots with healthy dynamic range, acceptable details and generally crisp images. I also like the ultra-wide sensor, which provides serviceable photos with minimal warping at the edges. The macro camera seems to work well when the lighting is good, the depth sensor helps in the background splitting of portrait shots. At night, the shots are very grainy and make the sensor highly sharp. Dedicated Night Mode takes eternity to click a shot and even then, the results are not really impressive. The selfie shooter also does a good job of capturing your face and does not smooth out the details like some other phones in the segment.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC has appeared in many recent budget phones and the Moto G30 also uses it. If you want to read more about how the performance of the Moto G30 compares favorably Poco M3 (Review) Yet Norjo 30A (Review), Feel free Detailed comparison. In short, the SD662 is a good chipset, and in most common usage cases, has very few issues to report. However, GPU performance is not great, especially when you look at comparable Helio G85 powered phones that run heavy duty games more efficiently.
4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage can be expanded, but you have to sacrifice the SIM card slot for it. The fingerprint sensor is fast and the speaker and earpieces are satisfactory in terms of audio quality. The Moto G30 comes out with Android 11 and offers Android updates for up to two years. It has a bloatware-free, easy-to-use software architecture that does not emphasize the chipset. Finally, the setup is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that uses 20W fast charging. As long as it was in my use, I was able to get a full day of regular use, in most cases sniffing until the next day. The phone juices in about 2 hours, which is slow.
The Moto G30 is an efficient phone, and has all the features of a valuable budget-centric smartphone. It offers good cameras, reasonable performance, good battery life, clean software and an impressive 90Hz screen. The Niggles have a slow shutter times with night mode, a dedicated slot for a microSD card, and a heavier weight. The recently released Redmi Note 10 features a super AMOLED panel, better quad-camera setup, smoother design, faster charging speed, IR blaster, superior performance and a dedicated microSD card slot. Available at a price of Rs 11,999. However, the 90Hz refresh rate and cleaner software make the Moto G30 worth a closer look.
Editor Rating: 3.5 / 5
- Sensitive 90Hz panel
- Clean software
- Good cameras
- Slow shutter speed in low light
- Gaming performance is not a strong suite