Comparative: Moto G30 or Moto G10; what is the difference? | Cell

THE Motorola announced the launch of the Moto G30 and Moto G10 in Brazil in March 2021. Cell phones are part of the company’s intermediate smartphone portfolio and renew the nomenclature of the Moto G line, the brand’s most popular. In common, the phones have a 5,000 mAh battery, a 6.5-inch HD + screen and four lenses on the back. But there are differences between the models: the main photo sensor and the front camera, the processor, the storage, the price and a few more details.

Below is a comparison of the technical sheet and features between the Moto G30 and Moto G10, and understand how cell phones differ before deciding which one is the best for your day to day.

Moto G30 vs Moto G10 (Image: Vitor Pádua / Tecnoblog)

Moto G30 vs Moto G10 (Image: Vitor Pádua / Tecnoblog)

Fact sheet – Moto G30 vs Moto G10

Motorola Moto G30 Motorola Moto G10
Launch March 2021 March 2021
Launch price R $ 1,899 R $ 1,699
Screen 6.5 inch IPS LCD, HD +, 90 Hz refresh rate 6.5 inch IPS LCD, HD +, 60 Hz refresh rate (standard)
Processor Snapdragon 662 (octa-core up to 2 GHz) Snapdragon 460 (octa-core up to 1.8 GHz)
RAM memory 4 GB 4 GB
Storage 128 GB (expandable via microSD up to 1 TB) 64 GB (expandable via microSD up to 1 TB)
Back camera Quadruple: 64 MP (f / 1.7) + 8 MP (f / 2.2) ultrawide) + 2 MP (f / 2.4) macro + 2 MP (f / 2.4) depth Quadruple: 48 MP (f / 1.7) + 8 MP (f / 2.2) + 2 MP (f / 2.4) macro + 2 MP (f / 2.4) depth
Frontal camera 13 MP 8 MP
Factory operating system Android 11 Android 11
Drums 5,000 mAh (20-watt TurboPower fast charge) 5,000 mAh (10 watts fast charge)
Dimensions and weight 165.3 × 75.8 × 9.2 mm; 200 grams 165.3 × 75.8 × 9.2 mm; 200 grams
Colors Dark prism and White lilac White and grey

Screen and design

Moto G30 has 90 Hz display

Both models of this comparison have a screen of the same size and resolution: 6.5 inches HD +. The panels also use the same IPS LCD technology, but differ in the refresh rate, which is 90 Hz on the Moto G30 and 60 Hz on the Moto G10.

Motorola Moto G30 (Image: André Fogaça / Tecnoblog)

Motorola Moto G30 (Image: André Fogaça / Tecnoblog)

In practice, this gives the Moto G30 an advantage. Despite having a resolution that lags behind some competitors, such as the Galaxy M31, the phone partly compensates for the audiovisual experience with this feature, since it provides a feeling of greater graphic fluidity, which is especially good for games, but it also does some difference in common use when viewing the system interface.

Motorola Moto G30 (Image: André Fogaça / Tecnoblog)

Motorola Moto G30 (Image: André Fogaça / Tecnoblog)

On the body, the devices are quite similar – they even have the same dimensions and weight. The difference is due to the finish: while the Moto G30 has a smooth rear, with a prism effect for a gradient of colors, the Moto G10 has a housing with a wavy texture effect on the back, which gives a feeling of robustness, which may not please some users who prefer a more elegant look.

Both phones have a digital sensor on the back and a P2 (3.5 mm) jack for headphones. On the side, in addition to the Power and volume buttons, there is a new button for Google Assistant. Its positioning, however, can confuse users at first, due to its proximity to the other keys.

Motorola Moto G10 (Image: Press Release / Motorola)

Motorola Moto G10 (Image: Press Release / Motorola)

The Moto G30 is available in the colors Dark Prism and White Lilac, while the Moto G10 has versions in white and gray.

Hardware, operating system and battery

Moto G30 promises the best performance

As expected, the Moto G30 is the most advanced model between the two phones analyzed. It has a Snapdragon 662 processor, superior to the Snapdragon 460 of the Moto G10, but they use the same GPU, the Adreno 610.

Regarding RAM memory, everything is the same: 4 GB for both sides. Meanwhile, storage changes: 64 GB for the Moto G10 and 128 GB for the Moto G30. Both are compatible with a microSD card for memory expansion up to 1 TB.

Android 11 factory

The Moto G30 and Moto G10 have already left the factory with Android 11, the latest stable version of Google’s operating system available during the launch of the phones. It is worth remembering that Motorola uses an interface with few modifications, delivering an experience closer to that of “pure” Android.

The manufacturer promises to promise quarterly security fixes for two years for the Moto G10, with no guarantee for a system version update. The Moto G30 will have at least an update to Android 12.

Motorola Moto G30 software (Image: André Fogaça / Tecnoblog)

Motorola Moto G30 software (Image: André Fogaça / Tecnoblog)

Battery for two days

Both the Moto G30 and Moto G10 have the same battery capacity: 5,000 mAh, which promises up to two days away from the outlets. In fact, with moderate use, it is possible to get there without major problems.

The Moto G10 allows for fast charging of just 10 watts, while the Moto G30 features 20-watt TurboPower charging to fill the tank faster.

For comparison, we tested the Moto G30 and found that the phone takes about 2h30min to complete the charge, starting from scratch.

Motorola Moto G30 charger (Image: André Fogaça / Tecnoblog)

Motorola Moto G30 charger (Image: André Fogaça / Tecnoblog)


Moto G30 has 64 megapixel main sensor

Both smartphones have a quad-rear camera, but the main sensor is different: 64 MP on the Moto G30 and 48 MP on the Moto G10. Both use Quad Pixel technology to group four pixels into one, increasing sensitivity to light and producing better photos in poorly lit locations. As the Moto G30’s sensor has more pixels, the final image ends up getting bigger, and can offer even more details compared to the Moto G10. Still, the results at night are not the best in the category.

The other lenses and sensors are the same: there is an 8 MP ultrawide that does an “ok” job during the day, but does not do well in night shots, a macro of only 2 MP (too low resolution that does not bring convincing results) and a depth sensor also with 2 MP, for portrait mode.

Selfies with the Moto G30 tend to be better with the 13 megapixel camera. André Fogaça tested it, and the results are good for the segment, as you can see below. The Moto G10 brings only 8 MP in the front camera, and it can be a bit sinful when delivering highly defined portraits.

Price and value for money

After all, who wins: Moto G30 or Moto G10?

Launched for R $ 1,699 on Motorola’s official website, the Moto G10 is already found for R $ 1,450 in national retail. The Moto G30, in turn, was presented for R $ 1,899, and on the date of publication of this comparison it cost an average of R $ 1,700.

With a price difference of approximately R $ 300, it is worth considering what your real needs are. Those who need it want a more decent performance for mobile games – although nothing too surprising – and more internal space to save files, should opt for the Moto G30. The model is also the option indicated for those looking for better selfies to post on social networks, and the guarantee of at least one more version of Android is something to consider.

The Moto G10 is the option for those who are looking for a more basic intermediary, but with good battery life. The model can handle basic day-to-day tasks without problems, but can suffer from choking on more demanding apps.

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