Moto G30 Smartphone
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The Moto G30 comes very suitable for people who have a low budget, and it comes versatile with many different features.

Fast Talk

The Moto G30 is one of the first cheap phones from Motorola for 2021, as it is very similar to its brother Moto G10 with lower and less expensive specifications, but the Moto G30 comes with much better specifications.

In 2021, Motorola changed its naming strategy, and the Moto G10 and G30 were the start of this plan.

And the Moto G30 is considered an affordable phone with low specifications that suit it, it has various features, but on the other hand it lacks some features as well.

In general, the Moto G30 carries all that you want from an economical phone, for example it has good processing speeds but not fast, only it will help you to accomplish most of the tasks well; It also comes with cameras that are not amazing, but they do everything you need; With a simple design against the price point with great size for comfortable one-handed use.

One of the really amazing features in this phone is the battery life, it is impressive, thanks of course to the low screen resolution, weak chips, and the huge battery.

We found some negative points with it, for example that the fingerprint sensor does not work well.

It also comes with 128GB of storage, which is commendable as well.

And the price of the Moto G30 phone comes at about 159 pounds, about 220 dollars or 290 Australian dollars, and this phone comes at a lower price than most of the Moto G9 line, although the cost of its brother Moto G10 is slightly lower again at 129 pounds.

FOR

  • Excellent battery life
  • You won’t break the bank
  • Plenty of storage

AGAINST

  • Fingerprint sensor problems
  • Some may hate the Google Assistant button
  • Low resolution screen

Moto G30 Lightweight Design with Good Enough Display

In terms of design, the Moto G30 is extremely lightweight, as it is easy to use with one hand thanks to its size and button placement, and comes with dimensions of 165.2 x 75.7 x 9.1 mm, and weighs 200 grams, which is the average size for this type of phone, and the Moto G30 has a plastic body.

Moto G30 smartphone design
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On the back of the phone, you will find a rectangular camera bump on the top left, and below and directly to the right, a fingerprint scanner that is easy to access.

The power button and the volume button are located on the left edge of the phone, and near the top, there is the Google Assistant button.

This will depend on the number of miles you drive with it on the number of times you use the Google Assistant,

but its elevated position means it is easy to accidentally press it when inserting your phone in your pocket.

The Moto G30 has a USB-C port at the bottom of the phone and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top.

This is useful if you use both ports simultaneously, then your phone will be.

As for the screen of the Moto G30, it has a 6.5-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1600,

and although it is less accurate than many other phones, it is suitable at this price point.

The screen has a refresh rate of 90 Hz, which means that the screen is refreshed 90 times per second, instead of the standard 60 Hz.

The screen is good enough to enjoy videos, the screen is suitable for all purposes, whether we want to watch some YouTube videos or browse Instagram.

Cameras: Good photos in good lighting

Moto phones are known to have sub-standard cameras for their prices, and the Moto G30 is not designed for photography, but it is suitable if you want to take selfies everywhere you go.

The Moto G30 has a 64-megapixel f / 1.7 primary camera, 8-megapixel f / 2.2 ultra-wide, with a 2-megapixel f / 2.4 macro and 2-megapixel f / 2.4 depth sensor, in addition to a 13-megapixel f / 2.2 for selfies.

Moto G30 cameras
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Upon tests, we found that the shots from the selfie camera were slightly lower-resolution, compared to how our face actually looks, and the standard portrait mode instead of the portrait mode made faces appear somewhat unnatural.

Pictures captured with the main camera were especially good with capturing images in well-lit environments, but the colors did not fully pop.

Impressively, the Ultra Wide Camera captured photos that were brighter than those on the main camera.

We were also able to take a few good macro shots, but the mode was very difficult to use, because you had to place the phone near your subject and you could block out the light.

Unfortunately, there is no zoom camera here, and you will have to use digital zoom, or cropping from the main camera images, allowing you to zoom up to 8x.

As for video recording, it comes in 1080p and 30 frames per second or 60 frames per second – sure, and the clips we filmed are good enough for sharing and social media.

The Moto G30 has several different shooting modes, such as Portrait, Night Vision, Panorama, and more.

Great Battery Life with Good Software

The Moto G30 has Android 11, just as Google designed it, it has a clean interface with circular app icons, with a handful of pre-installed apps and a host of useful add-ons.

There are also Moto Actions, which are gestures that you can use to quickly launch applications and features, for example there is a double karate movement to turn on the flashlight, and you can also turn the phone twice to show the camera, and these are very convenient ways to display the main functions.

huge battery of 5000 mAh
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We didn’t notice any problems navigating the operating system, the phone is fast enough to navigate, although certain apps are running and you may wait for some time.

One of the great features of the Moto G30 is its battery life, as it comes with a huge battery of 5000 mAh – thanks to the fact that the phone has relatively weak specifications, which means that the charging will not be drained very quickly.

The battery will last for about a day with heavy use and a full two days with light use.

As for charging, it is 20 watts, although it is not very fast, it beats some other Moto G phones.

Performance: Suitable for simple tasks

As for the performance of the Moto G30, it is good, as it has a Snapdragon 662 processor and this is a reasonable improvement, and it results in improved speeds in all areas.

Upon tests, the Moto G30 scored a multi-core score of 1267 when we benchmarked it – that puts it in comparison to 1,324 for the G8 and 1690 for the Moto G9 Plus.

We also noticed that the Moto G30 is good for gaming, so when we played PUBG Mobile it was good without a problem, although it is only in the lower graphics setting.

There were also some more intense games we couldn’t run.

The Moto G30 also comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is great, as budget phones stick to 64GB, or just 32GB for storage.

Conclusion 

The Moto G30 works well for people on a low budget, but if your budget is not much higher than the G30, we recommend this phone over the G10, and it’s good value for your money.

The phone has a great battery that can hold up comfortably with you during one day, and two intermittent days. It is very great for people who do not strive to keep their phones charged.

And if you need a lot of storage space to store different games or videos, then the Moto G30 is for you.

But the Moto G30 is not very gaming-friendly, as it did not run into the highest graphics settings, and struggled with the most demanding games.

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