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Motorola Moto G34 Smartphone Review

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SMARTPHONE TIER: ENTRY TIER

Battery Capacity mAh: 5000



Motorola Moto G34 Smartphone Review:


The Affordable Motorola Moto G34- Perfect for Everyday Communication

 

SMARTPHONE BATTERY PERFORMANCE


Based on Price: Entry Tier (€0-€199) 

Entry Tier Ranking #11

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Quick Summary


The Motorola Moto G34 stands out as a budget-friendly smartphone tailored for communication-centric users. With efficient battery management for tasks like outgoing calls, MMS, and SMS, it ensures you stay connected throughout the day without frequent recharges. Offering up to 53 hours of battery life, the Moto G34 handles essential tasks such as browsing, emailing, and light multimedia consumption with ease.


While it may not be the top choice for heavy multimedia and gaming enthusiasts, this smartphone's balanced performance and affordability make it a compelling option for students, retirees, and budget-conscious users. Its strong value proposition and dependable performance in the Entry Tier (€0-€199) invite users to explore more about this reliable and practical smartphone.

Pros

Cons

  • Good design with a matte finish and a vegan leather back

  • Slow charging

  • Excellent battery life - 2 days of use

  • Camera lacking in some features

  • Affordable mobile phone


  • IP52 rating


 

 

 ViserMark Labels

ViserMark Labels for the Motorola Moto G34 smartphone


 

Specification Overview - Released Date: December 2023


  • Body: 162.7 x 74.6 x 8 mm, weight 179g

  • Display: LCD IPS 6.5 inch screen, 120Hz with 720 x 1600 pixels, IP52 rating water-repellent and Nano-SIM, eSIM or Dual SIM

  • Operating System: Android 14

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm),

  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM

  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n. Bluetooth: Yes. NFC: Yes. 3.5mm Jack: Yes

  • Camera: Dual set-up - Main: 50 MP (wide) and 2 MP (macro) with LED flash, HDR. Video1080p@30fps

  • Front Camera: 14 MP (wide). Video 1080p@30fps

  • Battery: 5000 mAh, 18W wired

  • Colour: Charcoal Black, Ice Blue, Ocean Green, Vanilla Cream

 
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Smartphone Battery Performance - HOW WE TEST


ViserMark offers a comprehensive range of battery performance test results based on different criteria and benchmarks for evaluating a smartphone's performance. Our tests are performed using the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered by SmartViser's test automation solution viSer.


 

VWS Analytics Studio is a complementary product to the viSer Test Automation solution. It enhances the viSer user experience and is the fastest way to analyse and view smartphone test results.


We have used the interactive dashboard to show you the recent test results for the Motorola Moto G34 and translated them into ViserMark Labels.



 
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Smartphone Battery Performance - FULL TEST RESULTS AND REVIEW


We put the Motorola Moto G34 through our testing protocol, based on real smartphone usage from 100% battery level down to power off. This includes daily activities such as calls, web, video and music streaming, gaming, social networks, picture and video capture, and standby. All activities are executed in a defined order and timeline.


 

These test results, show how the Motorola Moto G34 performed and the scores achieved.


1. Battery Performance


ViserMark can identify smartphones' strengths and weaknesses by comparing battery performance across similar mobile phones. This score reflects the battery's overall performance based on various metrics such as battery life, charging speed, power efficiency, and real-world usage.


Here's the Battery Performance score for the Motorola Moto G34

ViserMark Label displaying battery performance of 43/100 for the Motorola Moto G34

The graph below illustrates the battery performance scores of the Motorola Moto G34 compared to other popular smartphones, the Xiaomi Redmi 13C and the Samsung Galaxy A15. These smartphones have been selected based on price (€0-€199) and have comparable battery performance, the Xiaomi Redmi 13C scored 52, and the Samsung Galaxy A15 scored 49. The Motorola Moto G34 scored 43 out of 100, almost on par with the Entry Tier average score of 44, collated from all tested smartphones within the Entry Tier.

A bar chart comparing the battery performance of the Motorola Moto G34

In summary, the Xiaomi Redmi 13C leads with superior battery performance, making it the best option for users prioritising battery reliability and longevity. The Samsung Galaxy A15 also offers strong battery performance, suitable for users seeking a balanced and dependable battery experience. The Motorola Moto G34, while adequate, may not provide the same level of efficiency and longevity, positioning it slightly below the average in the Entry Tier segment. This detailed comparison helps users make informed decisions based on their specific battery performance needs.

 

2. Battery Life


Battery life remains one of the most important considerations for smartphone users. Often referred to as battery autonomy, it is trying to keep pace with smartphone improvements, such as higher-resolution displays and quality cameras.


Let's see the Motorola Moto G34 test results.

ViserMark Label displaying battery life of 2 days for the Motorola Moto G34

The charts visualise the battery life performance of the Motorola Moto G34, Samsung Galaxy A15, and Xiaomi Redmi 13C compared against the Entry Tier average.


When examining the battery life in terms of days of use, both the Motorola Moto G34 and Samsung Galaxy A15 deliver a consistent performance of 2 days, aligning with the Entry Tier average. However, the Xiaomi Redmi 13C stands out significantly by offering 2.5 days of use, which is a notable increase and highlights its superior battery management and longevity. This extended battery life makes the Redmi 13C particularly appealing for users who need their phones to last longer between charges.

A bar chart comparing the battery life in days of the Motorola Moto G34

In terms of hours of use, the Xiaomi Redmi 13C continues to lead with an impressive 57 hours of battery life. This is substantially higher than the Motorola Moto G34, which provides 53 hours, and the Samsung Galaxy A15, which offers 52 hours. Both are slightly above the entry tier average of 51 hours, indicating they still perform well within the Entry Tier. The additional hours provided by the Redmi 13C can be crucial for users engaged in prolonged activities like gaming, streaming, or extensive communication. The Motorola Moto G34, while delivering solid performance, slightly lags behind the Xiaomi model but still offers respectable battery life, ensuring it remains competitive in the Entry Tier market.

A bar chart comparing the battery life in Hours of the Motorola Moto G34

Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi 13C emerges as the top performer of battery autonomy, both in days and hours of use, setting a high standard for Entry Tier smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy A15 and Motorola Moto G34, while performing adequately and meeting the Entry Tier expectations, do not match the exceptional battery life of the Redmi 13C.

 

3. Battery Consumption


The Motorola Moto G34 battery life details, as analysed using SmartViser's viSer and VWS Analytics Studio, provide a technical and detailed perspective on the smartphone's battery consumption. The platform's capability to monitor and access real-time test results explains how it manages power under various daily user tasks.


Below is a graph that provides a detailed analysis of the battery consumption for the Motorola Moto G34 (dark blue). It has been compared with the Xiaomi Redmi 13C (light blue), another popular Entry Tier smartphone as a comparison. Each activity's battery consumption is measured in mAh, with lower consumption indicating better efficiency.

A bar chart comparing the battery consumption of the Motorola Moto G34 with the Xiaomi Redmi 13C

The Xiaomi Redmi 13C generally shows superior battery management across most activities, particularly in social media usage, gaming, and multimedia tasks. Its efficient power consumption in these areas aligns with its higher overall battery performance score and extended battery life. On the other hand, the Motorola Moto G34, while consuming more battery in specific areas, performs efficiently in communication tasks like outgoing calls and MMS. This detailed consumption breakdown indicates that the Redmi 13C is better suited for heavy media and social media users, whereas the Motorola Moto G34 offers reliable performance for communication-centric users.

 








 

The next graph compares the battery consumption of the Motorola Moto G34 (dark blue) and the Samsung Galaxy A15 (orange). Although classed as a Mid Tier (€200-€499) smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A15 price has been reduced, making it a strong contender to the Motorola Moto G34 on battery performance.


The Samsung Galaxy A15 generally exhibits better battery efficiency in social media, gaming, and multimedia tasks, which aligns with its higher overall battery performance score. This efficiency means that the Galaxy A15 can handle intensive usage without depleting the battery quickly, making it ideal for users with heavy multimedia and social media usage. Meanwhile, the Motorola Moto G34 shows strengths in communication-related tasks, consuming less battery for outgoing calls and MMS. This makes it a reliable option for users prioritising calling and messaging over other activities.

A bar chart comparing the battery consumption of the Motorola Moto G34 with the Samsung Galaxy A15

In conclusion, while the Samsung Galaxy A15 offers better battery efficiency in several key areas, the Motorola Moto G34 performs efficiently in communication tasks. Users who engage more in social media, gaming, and multimedia would benefit from the Samsung Galaxy A15's optimised power management. People who primarily use their phones for communication might find the Motorola Moto G34 more aligned with their needs.

 








 

Finally, the last graph compares the overall battery efficiency of the Motorola Moto G34, the Samsung Galaxy A15, and the Xiaomi Redmi 13C enabling potential buyers to choose the best smartphone based on their usage patterns.  Also, the Entry Tier average has been included as a set benchmark that most smartphones strive to meet.

A bar chart comparing the battery consumption of the Motorola Moto G34

The Xiaomi Redmi 13C offers the best overall battery efficiency and low energy consumption, suitable for heavy and varied usage. The Samsung Galaxy A15 offers optimised performance for multimedia tasks, making it ideal for entertainment-focused users. The Motorola Moto G34 is well-suited for communication efficiency, catering well to users who prioritise calling and messaging, providing a balanced yet specific approach to battery management.


 

4. Battery Efficiency


Battery efficiency refers to a smartphone's ability to maximise its battery capacity, allowing the device to run longer on a single charge. A battery-efficient phone consumes minimal power during regular usage, maximising the time between charges.

ViserMark Label displaying battery efficiency of 1.5 leaves out of 5 for the Motorola Moto G34

The chart provides an insightful comparison of battery efficiency among the Motorola Moto G34, Samsung Galaxy A15, Xiaomi Redmi 13C, and the Entry Tier average. All three smartphones achieve a battery efficiency score of 1.5. This performance significantly surpasses the Entry Tier average of 1.36, indicating that these manage power consumption more effectively than their average devices in the Entry Tier.

A bar chart comparing the battery efficiency of the Motorola Moto G34

This efficiency translates into practical benefits, such as a reduced need for frequent charging and potentially longer battery lifespan, which are crucial for users seeking dependable performance from their smartphones. Also, the uniform high-efficiency score is a testament to the advanced power management capabilities of these Entry Tier smartphones.


 

5. Annual Energy Consumption


The Xiaomi Redmi 13C stands out as the most energy-efficient phone with an annual energy consumption of 2.9 kWh. This figure is lower than both the Motorola Moto G34 and the Samsung Galaxy A15, each consuming 3.1 kWh annually, and significantly better than the Entry Tier average of 3.2 kWh.

ViserMark Label displaying annual energy consumption of 3.1kWh/Annum for the Motorola Moto G34

The lower energy consumption of the Redmi 13C translates into reduced electricity costs over the phone's lifespan, making it an economically attractive option for budget-conscious users.

A bar chart comparing the annual energy consumption of the Motorola Moto G34

The Motorola Moto G34 and Samsung Galaxy A15 also demonstrate commendable efficiency, outperforming the Entry Tier average and providing users with reliable and economical options.

 

VISERMARK VERDICT


Motorola Moto G34 - what's it like to use?


The Motorola Moto G34 offers a reliable performance with commendable strengths in communication tasks such as outgoing calls, MMS, and SMS. Its efficient battery management in these areas makes it a strong contender for users who want to stay connected through voice and text. However, the Moto G34 falls short in multimedia and gaming activities, where it demonstrates higher battery consumption compared to the Xiaomi Redmi 13C and Samsung Galaxy A15. Despite this, it provides a decent battery life of up to 53 hours, which is slightly above the Entry Tier average, ensuring that users can rely on it for two days of use for regular daily activities.


In terms of overall battery performance, the Motorola Moto G34 scores slightly below the Entry Tier average, indicating room for improvement in power management, especially during high-demand tasks like gaming and video streaming. Nevertheless, its consistent performance in communication-related tasks and a manageable charging time of 2 hours 58 minutes make it a practical choice for users whose primary needs involve frequent calling and messaging. While it may not be the top performer in multimedia efficiency, the Moto G34's strengths in other areas provide a balanced and functional smartphone experience suitable for everyday use.

Pros

Cons

  • Efficient battery consumption for outgoing calls, MMS, and SMS

  • Higher battery consumption for social media, gaming, and multimedia tasks

  • Above-average battery life with up to 53 hours of use

  • Lower overall battery performance score compared to competitors

  • Reliable performance for communication-centric users

  • Not the best choice for heavy multimedia and gaming users

  • Manageable charging time of approximately 2 hours 58 minutes.



Who should buy the Motorola Moto G34?


1. Communication-Centric Users

The Motorola Moto G34 excels in battery efficiency for communication tasks such as outgoing calls, MMS, and SMS. This makes it ideal for professionals, business users, or anyone who relies heavily on voice calls and text messaging. Its optimised power consumption ensures users can stay connected throughout the day without frequent recharges, crucial for those often on the go or in situations where charging facilities are not readily available.


2. Moderate Usage Individuals

For users with moderate usage patterns, covering essential tasks like browsing, emailing, and light multimedia consumption, the Motorola Moto G34 provides balanced performance and a battery life of up to 53 hours, slightly above the Entry Tier average.


3. Budget-Conscious Consumers

The Motorola Moto G34 is an affordable Entry Tier smartphone that delivers reliable performance. Budget-conscious users will find it compelling for its essential features and battery efficiency without a premium price tag, making it practical for students, retirees, or anyone looking to maximise value for money.


CONCLUSION

This smartphone is perfect for users who need to communicate and are looking for a reliable, budget-friendly smartphone for everyday use. Its efficient battery management, overall performance, and affordability make it a strong contender in the entry-tier segment. Though not ideal for heavy multimedia and gaming, the Motorola Moto G34 delivers solid value and dependable performance for its target users.

 








 

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Background


Motorola is a well-established and innovative technology company known for its contributions to the telecommunications industry. Founded in 1928, Motorola has a rich history of pioneering achievements, including the development of the first handheld mobile phone. Today, the company continues to produce a wide range of consumer electronics, with a focus on smartphones that offer reliable performance, innovative features, and value for money. Motorola's smartphones are known for their durability, user-friendly interfaces, and strong battery life, making them a popular choice for consumers worldwide.


 

Written By

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Debbie Bouffler is the Marketing and Communications Manager at SmartViser. She is crucial in developing the company's communication and marketing strategies. Debbie has gained extensive experience in strategic business development and marketing in various industries, which has helped her excel in her current position.


Debbie is a leader with imagination, an unmatched drive, and an infectious passion for growth and excellence, especially in the telecommunications industry.


 

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