Today, Lenovo-owned Motorola officially announced the Moto P30 in China. As expected, the smartphone is exclusively designed for China and it comes with lots of amazing features that make it a competitive mid-range smartphone.
We can’t claim it a budget smartphone since it carries a starting price tag of 2099 Chinese Yuan, which is approximately around 300 USD. In fact, Xiaomi’s Mi 8 SE with a more powerful processor, starts at a cheaper price tag of 1799 Chinese Yuan, which is around 280 USD. We are not saying that this smartphone is a piece of waste, but as compared to the rest of the competition, it feels a bit overpriced.
Anyhow, for those who still prefer Moto smartphones, this smartphone might spice things up with the exciting new design, hardware specs, and features, all of which are mentioned below.
In terms of design, the Motorola Moto P30 is equipped with double sided 2.5D full glass body, that gives it a premium look. According to the company, the smartphone is carved with CNC molding technology and it has been polished many times to get a perfectly brighter surface. The device measures 155.5 x 75.95 x 7.69mm in dimensions and weighs 170 grams.
It is worth mentioning that the Moto P30 has a physical fingerprint sensor which is integrated with the classic Motorola ‘M’ logo at the back. The smartphone comes in three color options, that are – Ice Jade White, Bright Black and a special ceramic light & gradient Aurora color. The ceramic light and gradient aurora color variant is special since it is manufactured by multi-color alternating gradient process, and it shows different variations in different light angles.
Display & Performance
The new Motorola Moto P30 sports a 6.2-inch Full HD+ (2246×1080) display that has an aspect ratio of 19:9. In addition, the display is covered by a 2.5D curved glass. The smartphone carries a big notch with a very short bottom chin, that makes the phone look identical to the Xiaomi Mi 8.
In order to achieve improved processing speed, the smartphone is powered by an Octa-core core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and AI computing power. It has two storage variants, the base variant has 64GB storage while the high-end variant has massive 128GB of storage, both of which can be expanded further to 256GB via microSD. The Motorola Moto P30 is fueled with a 3000mAh with the support of 18W fast charging technology.
The Moto P30 is equipped with a 16MP (OV16B) + 5MP (OV5675) dual camera setup. The main sensor has a large F/1.8 aperture with support for AI portrait background blur, HDR, professional mode and panorama mode. The front camera has a 20MP sensor with a 1.25μm large pixel size and an exclusive front-mounted beauty light. It has a F/2.0 aperture, supports AI blur, beauty mode, AR camera, wide-angle and self-timer. Here are some of the official brilliant camera samples!
In order to achieve excellent sound quality, the Motorola Moto P30 is paired with 360° Dolby sound. In addition, it has a special AI game mode, designed with do not disturb mode, floating keypad, banner display calls and other intimate features. It is also equipped with features like AI short video, AR camera, AI facial recognition and dual card dual standby. Motorola here is focusing highly on AI, which obviously seems to be future of smartphone technology.
Pricing & Availability
Moto P30’s bright black and ice jade color variant with 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM are priced at 2099 Chinese Yuan (~$302). The Ice jade white and aurora gradient color variants with 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM are priced at 2499 yuan Chinese Yuan (~$360).
Again, the Moto P30 is limited to China, at least for now. We might even see a global model soon. Pre-bookings for the smartphone are already open on the official Motorola website in China.