Motorola is already making preparations for its upcoming flagship smartphone, or flagship killer smartphone. Meanwhile, it keeps updating its mid-range and low-end smartphone portfolio with new devices. Today, the company is adding the Moto E30 to the list of Moto E-series handsets. The device is the intermediary step between the Moto E20 and Moto E40 that were released before. In fact, the device is quite similar to the Moto E40, but the Lenovo-owned brand decided to put some restrictions on the software front.
Moto E30 specifications
The Moto E30 arrives as a low-end smartphone running Android 11 Go. Under the hood, it has the very same Unisoc T700 SoC that is also found in the Moto E40. For those unaware, this chipset features two ARM Cortex-A75 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz plus six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at the very same 1.8 GHz frequency. This chip also boasts a Mali-G52 GPU with two cores. The device’s Achilles heel rests on the amount of RAM and Storage – it has just 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of Internal Storage. Of course, you can expand the storage via a micro SD card. But nothing can be done to enhance the multitasking experience. That’s where the Android 11 Go will act to offer a more acceptable experience.
Just like its siblings, the Moto E30 flaunts a 6.5-inch IPS resolution with an HD+ resolution of 1,600 x 720 pixels. Thankfully, the device also offers a 90 Hz refresh rate for a smooth experience. That’s something that the Moto E40 also has and the E20 lacks. The device has an 8 MP sensor that fits inside of a center-aligned punch hole. For comparison, the E20 had a waterdrop notch design.
Moving around to the back, we have a primary camera with 48 MP resolution and f/1.8 aperture. There are also two additional cameras for macro and depth cam. Unfortunately, there isn’t an ultrawide view module, but it’s not a common feature among low-end handsets.
The phone draws its powers from a 5,000 mAh battery, and Motorola is marketing this with “more than 40 hours” of battery life. Of course, this heavily depends on usage and other factors. Unfortunately, the device does not stand in the charging department, as it only offers slow charging of 10W.
The handset also offers a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner with the iconic Motorola logo inside. There is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, NFC, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, and Bluetooth 5.0. The body is made of plastic but the handset boasts a water repellent design (IP52).
Pricing and Availability
Motorola’s early listings in Europe suggest a price of just €100. However, it’s out of stock and this can be just a placeholder price. After all, the Moto E20 has the exact same price in Europe. The E40, on the other hand, can be found €140. We expect the Moto E30’s price to also sit between its siblings.