Motorola has announced Two new inexpensive phones are coming onto the European market: the Moto G30 and the Moto G10, both of which start well below 200 euros. The higher-speed G30 has a screen with a fast 90Hz refresh rate and a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charge.
The 6.5-inch display of the G30 is unfortunately only 720p. Other specs look healthier though, like IP52 dust and splash protection, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD. The phone has a 64-megapixel main camera that produces 16-megapixel images, as well as an 8-megapixel ultrawide, 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with a 13-megapixel selfie camera on top the front. It is equipped with a Snapdragon 662 chipset and a 3.5mm headphone jack and comes with Android 11. It costs € 179.
The Moto G10 is a little less interesting, with a less powerful Snapdragon 460 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 6.5-inch 720p screen with a standard 60 Hz refresh rate. It gets a 48-megapixel main camera with a lower one Resolution and an 8 megapixel selfie camera. Like the G30, it contains a 5,000 mAh battery, but it charges a little slower at 10 W. A version sold in India will include a larger 6,000 mAh battery with a 15 W charge. The European variant costs 149 euros.
Fast screens with faster refresh rates make scrolling and animation appear smoother, and they are very common on flagship phones these days. It’s not surprising that the technology is showing up in the budget class – the $ 300 OnePlus Nord N10 5G has a 90Hz screen and the upcoming Galaxy A52 and A72 Rumor has it there is one too – but the G30 is one of the cheapest phones we’ve ever seen. Chances are we’re well on the way to making 90Hz screens the new normal at any price.
The Moto G30 and G10 are currently available for sale in Motorola’s UK and German locations and will hit other European markets this spring.