Moto G30 Appraisal: Moto G10’s Big Familial Phone

Moto G30 is a very decent handset for its price and strikes its G10 brethren as a good all-rounder. However, it comes with superb battery enactment, sufficient internal storage.  But, fingerprint scanner problems and the low-resolution display may irritate the users. Moto G30, one of Motorola’s first inexpensive phones of 2021, hurled along a lower-featured and reasonable sibling, the Moto G10. You can securely overlook that latter handset, though costing only a bit more and with much improved features. The Moto G30 is beyond doubt, the better choice of the two.

However, it’s challenging to get inspired by the Moto G30. It’s a good handset with low-end features to its counterpart. But similarly, it’s difficult to be dissatisfied with what you’re receiving for your money. The G30 summarizes what you expect from a good handset. As its running speed aren’t sharp, but it’ll move you over many tasks just well. Then its snappers aren’t absurd, but they offer all you want from them. Its design is down-to-earth, but it’s a decent size for comfy one-hand usage.

Moto G30 Specs

SpecificationsMoto G30
DesignDimensions: 165.2 x 75.7 x 9.1 mm
Weight: 200g
Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
DisplaySize: 6.5 inches
Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels
Storage64GB/ 128GB
CameraTetra rear single front camera
64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MPdepth, 2MP macro snapper
Selfie camera: 13MP

BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable, 20W fast charging

If you’re searching for the latest phone and the Moto G30’s cost is your frontier, that price sits at just £159. So you won’t feel a load on your pocket for this handset. But, by spending a little more, though, you’ll get handsets with improved cameras, larger-resolution displays, and better chipsets. We got the Moto G30’s battery life very inspiring that’s possibly due to its low-res display, quite a feeble chipset, and a large battery. Therefore, it’s reliable and long-lasting battery life. The point that it lands with 128GB storage is worth praising, too, as that’s distant from assumed at this cost tag.

Though during our testing, we found few issues with this handset. As the fingerprint scanner occasionally didn’t scan properly or unable to unlock the phone instantly. Its Google Assistant key will be a tiresomeness for anybody who doesn’t frequently use the device. Thus, the Moto G30 has few bonuses and some drawbacks. But we did not ever get that we were receiving anything less than its cost tag recommends.

Moto G30 review
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Enactment and Specs

  • 4GB RAM 128GB storage
  • Quite good performance
  • Snapdragon 662 chipset

The processor is one factor where the Moto G30 has a unique benefit over the Moto G10. The G10 model comes with a Snapdragon 460 chipset, whereas the 662 Snapdragon of Moto G30 is quite an improvement. So, that good chipset results in better speeds while using a browser or gaming. The Moto G30 proved quite well during our performance testing too. But its performance was relatively low than the G10 handset.

Moto G30
Picture credit: Future

Despite the less performance in our testing, we got the Moto G30 good for gaming.  We made it over a friendly few sessions of PUBG mobile without a problem. Though just on the relatively low graphics settings and few more tough games didn’t work as well. The Moto G30 lands with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. However, this storage number is prodigious to have as good handsets often bound with 64GB, or a small 32GB storage. Except you’re a clout-user, this should be sufficient storage for you.

Moto G30 Cost and Obtainability

  • Prices at just £159 (around$290 or $220)
  • Unveiled in February 2021 in Europe
  • No news about its worldwide launch

At only £159 (around $290 or $220), the Moto G30 challenges many of the Moto G9 series. Whereas its Moto G10 brethren prices a bit less over at £129 (around AU$235 or $180). Although we’ll allude to that handset all over the place when telling the G30, just some dissimilarities among them. So, we should indicate now that Moto G30 is a superior worth of money. The Moto G30, together with the G10, was hurled in February 2021 in Europe. There’s no new about its worldwide launch. However, Motorola often unveils its affordable handsets under various names in diverse countries. Thus, if this handset reaches Australia or the US, it could land with a new name.

Moto G30 Design and Display

  • Magnitudes: 165.2 x 75.7 x 9.1mm
  • 200g body Weight
  • 5mm headphone jack
  • Plastic body
  • 5-inches LCD screen
  • Resolution: 720 x 1600p

We got the Moto G30 quite simple to use with only one hand due to its standard size and button location. Coming with 165.2 x 75.7 x 9.1 mm dimensions, it surely won’t get chaotic for a phablet. At the same time, it is a bit on the dense side. It comes with 200g that is a slap-bang range for this type of phone. On the rear, you’ll get the rectangular snapper bump at the upper-left. Though, to the right below it is the fingerprint sensor. We got this easy to approach but bumpily did not identify a one-tap from five up.  It’s pretty simple to lift and re-press the finger, but it’s yet worth saying.

Moto G30 appraisal
Picture source: Future

On the right of the phone are the power key and volume rocker button. While above these, near to the top, is a Google Assistant button. That is somewhat the thing that a few Android brands use. But your range with it will rely on how frequently you utilize Google Assistant. But many users find it irritating. The handset comes with a 3.5mm earphone jack and USB-C port, but these are on opposite ends of the handset. The Moto G30 comes with a whole plastic body. However, we verified the Pastel Sky model, which seems grey, but at definite angles reveals a pink shade.

Motorola G30
Image credit: Future

The Moto G30 offers a 6.5-inches LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1600p. However, it provides a lower solution than other handsets. It will be noticeable while streaming or gaming. The display lands with a 90Hz refresh rate that is a bit astonishing for a reasonable device. That makes a handset relatively smoother while scrolling and swapping. The display size is impeccable, though, as it’s large enough to watch movies or playing videos and for gaming too. A somewhat retro spec turn up in the Moto G30’s display as a ‘tear-drop notch covering front selfie camera. Few handsets in 2021 have these, as even cheap devices naturally favour ‘punch-hole patterns on the screen. However, spool back time some years, and we were viewing them the world over.

Cameras of Moto G30

  • Tetra back snappers
  • 64MP main, 8MP Ultra-wide, 2MP macro, 2MP depth
  • 13MP front snapper
Moto G30 camera
Image source: Future

The Moto G30 lands with four back cameras and single selfie snapper. It consists of a 64MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro lens with a 13MP forward-facing selfie snapper. The shots taken from the front camera were slightly low-res and perchance a bit pastel than the natural complexion. We got ourselves favouring selfies using the normal selfie mode instead of Portrait mode. As it made faces appear a bit odd, and blurring background wasn’t mainly precise.

Moto G30 camera
Source: Future

Photos taken with the primary camera were pleasantly detailed. At the same time, the picture taken in well-lit settings appears expressly good. Colours didn’t precisely pop, but in few cases created by solid contrast, follow-on in intense-looking shots. An ultra-wide camera is just okay for taking wide-angle photos. Coming to depth and macro sensors, we took pretty decent pictures with depth and macro sensors.

Battery Life of Moto G30

  • 5000mAh large battery
  • Last for two full days
  • 20W charger inbox

The Moto G30 comes with a bumpy 5,000mAh battery that’s a tremendous power back. The point that the handset has comparatively low specs. It means the power isn’t heading for draining too rapidly. We got the Moto G30 frequently completed the day with leaving 50% battery in the tank during our testing.  Sometimes, we found it running for two whole days without charging it again. However, that was with regular use. Charging done here by a 20W inbox charger, which isn’t too techy but hits many other Moto G mobiles. Moto G30 handset gets a bit hot while plugging in, but not troublingly so.


Moto G30 is a well-specced phone as it offers 128GB storage, 64MP main-camera, longer battery-life than money can buy. With its so many good specs, we can recommend it to anyone if budget is the priority.

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