Moto G30 Review 2021
The Moto G30, one of Motorola’s first cheap phones of 2021, launched alongside a lower-specced and more affordable sibling, the Moto G10. You can safely ignore that latter phone though – costing only a little more, and with much better specs, the Moto G30 is by far the better option of the two.
If you’re used to Moto’s G series of smartphones having low numbers, and suffixes like ‘Play’ or ‘Power’, the existence of what sounds like a 30th-generation phone might come as a surprise to you. Don’t worry though – you haven’t missed 20 years since the G10. In 2021, Motorola changed its naming strategy, and the Moto G10 and G30 are the start of a new line that will eventually get
joined by more GX0 devices.
These are the most moderate of the new Moto G line however (a G20 could come out, yet we don’t know how that would sit between the G10 and G30), which as referenced are as of now comparative, so in case you’re searching for a minimal effort telephone from Motorola and don’t have any desire to settle on its super-modest Moto E line, look no farther than the Moto G30.
It’s difficult to get enthused about the Moto G30 – it’s a moderate telephone with low-end specs to coordinate – yet similarly, it’s difficult to be disillusioned by the thing you’re getting for your cash.
- Body: 165.2×75.7×9.1mm, 200g; Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame; Water-repellent design.
- Display: 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: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM; microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot).
- OS/Software: Android 11.
- Rear camera: Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, 1/1.97″, 0.7µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
- Front camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1.12µm.
- Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected]/60fps; Front camera: [email protected]
- Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 20W.
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted); NFC; FM radio; 3.5mm jack.
The G30 epitomizes what you need from a spending telephone: its handling speeds aren’t smart, yet it’ll get you through most errands fine and dandy; its cameras aren’t staggering, however they do all you need them to; its plan is utilitarian, yet it’s a decent size for agreeable one-gave use.
In case you’re searching for another handset and the Moto G30’s cost is your cutoff – that cost being £159 (about $220 or AU$290) – you will not feel hard done by. Spend slightly more, however, and you’ll discover telephones with better cameras, higher-goal screens and improved chipsets.
We discovered the Moto G30’s battery life to be extremely noteworthy – that is likely the consequence of the low-res screen goal, frail chipset and gigantic battery – so if nothing else, it’s reliable and enduring. The way that it accompanies 128GB capacity is additionally worth lauding, as that is a long way from a given at this sticker price.