• Daniel Chaparro

Motorola Moto G30 - Battery Performance Score

Updated: Nov 4

SMARTPHONE TIER: ENTRY

Battery Capacity mAh: 5000


Smartphone Battery Performance Score: 50/100

Overall Ranking #27


In the lower half for Battery Performance within the

Entry Tier Ranking Table


Battery Performance Testing and Review - September 2021


Product


Throughout 2021 Motorola has renovated its Moto G family with two devices, both in the entry-level price range. The Motorola Moto G10 is an evolution of the Moto G9 and the Moto G30 is a slightly more expensive option, delivering a superior experience. it includes a quad-camera system and a screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate.

Release Date April 2021

Product Features and Specification

  • Design: Conservative mate design.

  • Rear Camera: 64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (Wide), 1/1.97”, 0.7 µm, PDFA

8 MP, f/2.2, 118 ˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0”, 1.12 µm

2 MP, f/2.4 (macro)

2 MP, f/2.4 (depth)

  • Video: 1080@30/60fps.

  • Selfie Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.1”, 1.12 µm

  • Video: 1080@30fps.

  • Battery: 5000 mAh (15W/20W fast charge).

  • Display: 6.5".

  • Size: 165.2 mm x 75.7 mm x 9.1 mm.

  • Weight: 200g.

  • Memory: 64GB ROM 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM 4/6GB RAM, Micro SDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm).

  • Android: Android 11.

  • Software Version: RRC31.Q1-3-56

Battery Performance

Smartphone Battery Performance Score: Overall Ranking #27


Introduction


Classed as an entry-level smartphone in the ViserMark ranking (Smartphones priced between 0 and 200 EURO), the Moto G30 is powered by the Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 chipset and has a 5000mAh battery capacity.



The overall Battery Performance Score is now a global score taking calculations from Battery Life, Power Efficiency and Charging Times.


Based on the different test results, we have given this Smartphone a ViserMark Battery Performance Score of 50/100. This score places the Moto G30 device in the high range of the Visermark Battery Performance raking table. Compared with other entry-level devices, the Moto G30 is placed in the middle of the ViserMark entry tier ranking table, 18 points below the leader that has a (68/100) score

Testing Results


BATTERY LIFE - Days of Use


The Motorola G30 autonomy was around 57 hours with a 90 Hz refreshing rate and 61 hours with 60 Hz as shown in Figure 1. Based on the ViserMark test protocol, the Moto G30 got a Battery Life score of 2.5 Days of Use.

The average Day of Use ViserMark score of entry-level devices is “2.2” Days. The Moto G30 performance places the Smartphone in the middle of the ViserMark ranking table compared to other entry-level devices.




CHARGING TIME - Hours and Minutes


The charging time to 100% was 2 hours and 45 minutes, with the 15W fast charge option included.

The average Charging Time is 1:11 for a Smartphone within the ViserMark Entry-level Tier. There is still room for improvement to enable the Motorola Moto G30 to get closer to the top performers in this category that are already achieving around 30 mins of charging time to 100%.


Test Graphics


Our testing is based on real Smartphone usage from 100% battery level down to Power Off.


When testing Smartphones, the testing protocol includes common daily life activities, for instance: Calls, Web, Video and Music streaming, Gaming, Social networks, Picture & Video capture and standby.


All testing is performed under strictly controlled test conditions with all activities being executed in a defined order and timeline.


Figure 1. ViserMark Battery Life Test at 60 and 90 Hz refresh rate



There are a number of power-efficient processors, within today's Smartphones, that are able to cope with the growing number of new applications and can support high-resolution displays without compromising battery life.


Power Efficiency is calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity. This is expressed in “Leaves" and reflects a rating between 1 being least and 5 being the most power-efficient.


The Moto G30 achieved an overall Power Efficiency Score of 2, this score places the smartphone just in the middle of ViserMark power efficiency ranking compared with other entry tier devices.


  • Best Smartphone for Power Efficiency: Ranking #32



Conclusion