• Daniel Chaparro

Motorola Moto G30 - Battery Performance Score

Updated: Mar 30

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


The Moto G30 is one of the top featured entry-level smartphones offering additional capabilities while keeping a low price.


Compared with other entry-level Smartphones sharing similar battery sizes, the G30 stands again in the middle of ViserMark ranking in terms of autonomy, the device offers similar performances to direct competitors like the Realme C11, the Vivo Y11S and the Nokia G10.


In conclusion, the Moto G30 offers good autonomy combined with extra features for an entry-level device and efficiency. However, the charging time would be an area for improvement for Motorola to reach the Top of best-performing devices in terms of battery.

 

ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered and automated by SmartViser’s test automation solution viSer. The automation test includes a variety of user actions from calls to social media and periods of standby times.

 
 

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Background


Motorola created the mobile communications industry. They have invented most of the protocols and technologies that make mobile communications possible, including the first mobile phone, the first base station and pretty much everything else in between.


Today, Motorola is combining that pioneering spirit with a renewed commitment to consumers. That’s why their phones run on Android, the world's most popular operating system. Android brings the openness that shaped the Internet to the mobile world. That’s also why they are the first company to bring smartphone production back to the USA and allow people to customise their own phone design.


For the past 80 years, their engineers have thrived on invention; on finding new ways to solve problems. Today Motorola continue to look for new opportunities to change people’s lives for the better through the magic of mobility.


 

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