Motorola has introduced a new Motorola Moto G30 mid-budget smartphone that should offer decent performance, first-class cameras, and a large battery. Motorola makes a few unpleasant compromises in this regard.
Motorola G30 relies on a 6.5-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1,600 x 720 pixels, but the frame rate of 90 Hz instead of just 60 Hz on Motorola Moto G10. The design is hardly different from G10, the big chin under the smartphone is just as much part of the look as the rectangular camera module, so from the outside, the G 30 can only be distinguished by the color and structure of the back.
The Moto G30 is powered by a Snapdragon 662 with either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. 5G is missing, but there is a 5,000 mAh battery that can be charged with 10 or 15 watts via USB-C.
Motorola places a special focus on the cameras of the smartphone: The G30 has a 64 MP sensor, so photos with a resolution of 12 MP and 16 MP are created using pixel binning. It is equipped with an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera and two 2 MP sensors. The selfie camera has a resolution of 13 MP and also supports a fingerprint sensor on the back.
Moto G30 specifications
- 6.5-inch HD+ (1600 x 720 Pixels) MaxVision 20:9 aspect ratio display with 90Hz refresh rate
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 662 11nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 610 GPU
- 4GB / 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
- Android 11
- 64MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, Quad Pixel technology, LED flash, 8MP 118° ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro cameras with f/2.4 aperture
- 8MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
- 3.5mm audio jack, Google Assistant button, Bottom-ported speaker
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Water-resistant: IP52
- Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz|5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
- Battery: 5,000 mAh battery with 15W charging with 20W inbox TurboPower charger
- Dimensions: 165.22 x 75.73 x 9.14mm
- Weight: 197g
Price and availability
Motorola Moto G30 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage International variant is now available to buy on the Amazon.com website for $259.99 in Dark Pearl color.