Motorola P30 Review & Pros And Cons

Picture of the Motorola P30, by Motorola

- Analysis by KJ David


Even though it has the makings of a high-caliber large-screen smartphone, like the ones on this Phonerated list of the best phablets available, the Motorola P30 does not impress us when it comes to battery power, seeing that its cons are led by a 3000mAh-only raw battery capacity , which obviously shies in comparison to the 4000mAh power caps boasted by several of its closest rivals.

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Sitting alongside its battery is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 eight-core processor whose 1.8GHz top speed made it sound rather middling at the time of this specs-based review -- the best octa-core smartphones when it hit the market did not clock in any lower than 2GHz. Having said that, its pros are headlined by a massive 6GB RAM , pointing it towards heavy multitaskers and gamers, despite its aforementioned unimpressive CPU clock rate.

Imaging-wise, the P30 touts an upmarket dual rear camera setup that reminds us of some popular photography-first flagships. Its dual cam consists of a 16-megapixel f/1.8 primary camera and a 5-megapixel f/2.2 depth-sensing deputy cam. Together, its rear lenses deliver background blurring, AI-powered photo enhancements, and AR camera, although it sadly passes up on 4K-2160p video-recording , instead settling for a Full HD (1920 x 1080) maximum video capture resolution.

The P30's pros and cons also include a 12-megapixel 1.25-micron-pixel front-facing camera that offers a similar mix of imaging perks as its dual-lens rear cam, including AI-aided background blurring.

As for its display, this Motorola model rocks a large 6.2-inch screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio , one of the widest screen solutions on the market when it debuted. It comes with an FHD+ (2246 x 1080) resolution. On storage duties is either 128GB or 64GB (depending on the variant) of native memory that can be expanded by up to 256GB , which, to us, sounds like a solid selling point, considering that many tantamount models do not bother with memory card slots.

Wrapping up its pros and cons is the combination of a fingerprint reader embedded into the Moto logo on its back side, a p2i splash-resistant finish, and back-to-back 2.5D Gorilla Glass panels. Coated in either Aurora Gradient, Ice Jade White, or Bright Black, the Motorola's P30 targets multimedia junkies who can tolerate a middle-class engine.


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