Motorola recently launched the Motorola Moto G10 with a pretty low price tag which no one really expected. The Moto G10 is prices at just $180 which is very affordable considering the specs that it comes with. In this review, we’re going to go through the Moto G10 specs to decide if it is worth buying. We are going to touch on 5 key areas of the smartphone. The design, display, hardware and software, cameras and the battery. Remember, this is just our opinion and you might feel different about the device as it all comes down to personal preference and the intended usage of the phone.
The Motorola G10 design is nothing new. Almost all of its recently released smartphones look the same. The Moto G10 sports the punch-hole design for its front camera which allows for a speaker grill to be placed at the top. As the display is very close to the edges at the top, there is really no space for an LED flash. At the bottom, there is a bit of an annoying chin as it takes up some space for the display, although you’re still left with plenty of display.
The back cover on most Motorola smartphones is pretty much the same design. It is made of plastic which looks a bit cheap but it has an advantage as you won’t get annoying fingerprints all over. The Moto G10 features a rectangular rear camera module with a fingerprint scanner in the middle of the back cover with a Motorola logo in the center. It kinda looks cool. The fact that it weighs just about 223 grams means it won’t weigh in your pocket too much.
The display on the Motorola G10 is a 6.5 inches IPS LCD with a 720p resolution. It offers a 20:9 Aspect Ratio and an 82.2% screen-to-body ratio. A 720p display is not really good considering our technology in 2021. However, it is perfect for day-to-day usage. It only has a pixel density of 229 PPI, don’t expect sharp details or perfect blacks.
Software & Hardware
The Motorola G10 runs on Android 11 out of the box which is absolutely amazing. This is an advantage as most smartphone makers are still releasing their devices with Android 10 even if Android 11 is readily available. However, the real power lies in the Processor.
The Motorola Moto G10 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 which is considered a decent processor. It features an octa-core CPU with an Adreno 610 GPU. It surprising that Motorola decided to sell the Moto G10 for just $180 considering its processor capability. It also performs really well in games. For example, the processor on this device can run PUBG at high graphics settings at 30 FPS which is a very playable experience.
Although it only supports 4 GB of RAM, it supports basic tasks like chatting, streaming, video calls and even light multi-tasking. The 128 GB of internal storage is also enough to store as many apps as you wish. If this is still not enough, you can insert a memory card although uses a shared SIM slot which means you’re have to use 1 SIM card.
The 4 GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 460 are not the best combinations in the market but considering the price at which you’re getting them at, this is a good deal. It won’t strain your budget too much. The camera combination just makes it better.
For a $180 phone, the Motorola Moto G10 comes with a lot of cameras. You would expect a phone in that price range to have a triple camera setup or even a dual camera. However, that is not Motorola’s game. The Moto G10 sports a quad-camera setup with an amazing 48 MP main camera. It is supported by an 8 MP ultrawide shooter, a 2 MP macro sensor, and a 2 MP depth sensor. For me, I think the Moto G10 has the best camera combination for a phone under $190. The cameras shoot 1080P videos at 60 fps but you can also lock to 30 fps. It can shoot great pictures with good lighting and textures. The Night Vision mode makes it even better at shooting images in low light.
The high megapixels count means the camera sensor can collect more detail which results in better images. However, the quality of the image is also determined by the software processing the images. This means a 108 MP camera can shoot really ugly pictures. Luckily, the Moto G10 doesn’t fall in this category as it can shoot really nice photos.
The same cannot be said for the 8 MP selfie camera. It will perform well for random selfie shots in well-lit areas. It can also record 1080p videos at 30fps so you don’t have to worry about looking like a pumpkin during zoom meetings or WhatsApp video calls.
The Moto G10 has a huge 5000 mAh battery which is the same size as the one on the Motorola Moto G30. Although it only has 10W of fast charging support, the 5000 mAh battery can last you up to 48 hours of light-medium usage on one charge.
I’m sure you’re asking yourself if you should invest in buying the Moto G10. It can be a hard decision considering the thousands of smartphones in the price range offering thousands of specs combinations. The short answer is YES. The Moto G10 is a worthy device. The reason being, it offers a huge display for your Netflix binge, it comes with enough storage, it offers a huge battery and on top of that, you get NFC. You also get 2 extra things smartphone companies have decided to do away with but they just don’t know how important they are to some of us. A 3.5 mm headphone jack and FM Radio. All for $180. Sounds like a sweet deal to me. Let us know what you think.